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Super Bubble Pop is a 3D puzzle game played on an angled grid of squares arranged in a nine by nine layout. Players move one of five characters left and right along the bottom of the screen while shooting multicolored bubbles that appear on the grid. The object is to create a match of three colors in either a horizontal or vertical line in order to remove the bubbles from the screen. Over time, additional bubbles will appear, stacking on top of each other and creating new rows in 3D space, thereby pushing existing bubbles toward the character. If the bubbles end up blocking the character's movement, the game ends. A total of 150 timed stages are available, with high score bonuses achieved by clearing a stage as quickly as possible or by chaining together combos.
Pick-ups will also randomly appear, offering characters the temporary ability to freeze rows, flip columns, or a similar power. Each character also has a special attack that can be used to keep the bubbles from advancing. In a departure from similarly themed puzzle games, Super Bubble Pop emphasizes dancing and techno-flavored music. Characters will periodically dance as they move back and forth to the beat of four different soundtracks. The GameCube version adds a two-player battle mode that includes power-ups not found in the single-player game. Other GameCube features include a jukebox where users can set the order of music tracks that play during the action, a choice of multiple background effects, and an assortment of bubble skins. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide