A game that looks quite lickable (well, aside from the bugs…), EA Mobile’s upcoming Liqua Pop is a color-matching puzzle game with lovely, fluid graphics and animation. Your task is to match like-color droplets by dragging and merging them together to form a large enough droplet to kick off its elimination timer. A shake to the iPhone will get that done earlier, but sometimes it’s best to wait, as the larger a droplet the more points are awarded as it blinks out. Don’t clear the droplets fast enough and the screen fills up and it’s game over.
The real object of the game is to get your friend Toadie, who lives on the left side of the screen, to the top of his leaf by releasing bugs (seven types in all) from within certain of the aforementioned droplets. With the release of most bugs, Toadie inches upwards, but certain bugs leave behind obstacles that slow down your progress. When Toadie reaches the top, it’s on to the next level.
Liqua Pop is certainly one of the most polished color-matching titles I’ve seen, with its colorful Retina-supporting visuals and convincing animation. Facebook integration allows scores to be shared with friends.