Review Pop Plus: Solo (DSiWare)
Who would have thought that popping bubbles could be so much fun?
For the uninitiated, Pop Plus: Solo is an enhanced remake of the original game, Pop, released on the WiiWare service last year. The game garnered a reasonable amount of popularity and was widely praised for its simple yet addictive and eloquently executed gameplay. Over a year later...
About The Game
Pop Plus: Solo includes not only all the great modes from the WiiWare and iPhone versions; Training, Normal, Advanced, Chill, Bonus Mode and Timed Mode; it also includes two brand new modes, Adventure and Challenges as well as two new bonus rounds and many new badges to collect.
Adventure mode takes the existing bubble bursting framework and adds boss battles, a first for the series. As the player progresses through the game these bosses will make themselves known and make life a little harder.
The new Challenge mode will allow players to create their own custom challenges. Want to see if you can beat 'Wave 5' in two minutes? Or try to pop 5,000 bubbles on 'Wave 7' in sixty seconds? Create a custom challenge and find out.
Never played the WiiWare version. If this is better than it can go on my to get list.
Getting for SURE. The WiiWare game is great and I can only imagine this being better since it's a bit more fleshed out. You can't go wrong for 500 points! Plus, I'm interested to hear Pop Plus: Versus!
Okay, NOW I'm glad I didn't get Pop yet. 500 Wii Points is a steal.
Lookin' good!!! I downloaded the original Pop on the morning it launched, an absolutely loved it. I hit 3000000 points on my first try and managed to rank #17 on the worldwide leaderboard, a victory that was short-lived! Another thing I appreciate about this game is the fact that it is not an over-bloated file size like many other Wiiware games. It is simple and it works, like a good puzzle game should be. My fiance, mainly e non-gamer, enjoyed playing this with me in sit-back-and-relax mode.
Although I don't plan on getting the DSi on launch, I do plan to get one eventually, and unless they start up a "game boy" Virtual Console service, then this will be my first download
overal the game dose have a goal to pop the smallest bubbles but your goal is to not buy this game for ever
the wii vershion relly sucked this one is a must buy thats werd how could a very bad game turn into a big hit? omg i want to buy this game already
Cant wait for this game to come out in the DSi shop.. the wii version was cool.
Was intreuged by Pop! on the Wii but didnt bother, but I will probably get this for the DSi as I feel it will be more fun to play with the Stylus than the Wiimote!
This looks like a perfect fit for DSi. I think the stylus would work better than the Wii mote
I haven't played the Wii version because it looks so boring... But if all of you say it's nice, I buy it...
Pop on wii was excellent.
This is kind of like "POP 2" but on DS.
I have read a preview of this game and it seems to have improved on the original in that it has more modes (FOUR new ones) including an "interesting" adventure mode. The adventure mode includes bosses (apparantly one of them is an octopus that fills the dual screen). There is a timed mode; 3, 5 and 10 mins. Challenge mode allowing you to create your own challenges. Then a Bonus Games mode (one game is a simple poping game whilst the another is a combo shockwave pop game or something; there may be more bonus games thatn just those two). Most likely you'll get it for 500 points. I think POP plus DSiWare may even be more tactile that POP WiiWare. Can't wait.
EDIT: Apologies if this is a repeat of the above preview, lol.
This sounds like it will be better than the WIiware version. This game always sounded better suited to DS stylus controls. I hope this retains the same single player mode as the WiiWare version.
I hope this comes out relatively soon. I'm gonna need some entertainment on the 5 hour bus ride next week.
Nnooo is hoping to get some finishing touches and to submit the request to Nintendo and is projected to be released on August 10, 2009.
Still waiting....get it to Europe fast Nnooo...please!
This game is looking better than the Wii version. Hope its out monday.
Hmmm... Yea I'll probably get it.
looks so awesome... when will it come out?
@all: Nnooo confirmed that it's submitted to Nintendo!
link: http://dsiware.nintendolife.com/news/2009/07/new_popplus_solo_focus_bonus_round_video , and look in the comments!
Wikipedia says it's coming out tomorrow. Of course, they're not usually right.
Hmm....I think it will come next week. Wikipedia also says so.
This has been confirmed for North America DSiWare release this Monday on August 24, 2009. Yay!!!
Wooooooooo! Cant wait to download and play this game now!
TIme to buy some DSi points now for this!
I WANT THE REVIEW!!!
I am not going to buy this although it looks good.
I only have 10 blocks left on my DSi and i had to delete 4 apps/games to make room for flipnote studio.
Pop+ solo looks amazing though.
I loved the first one that was on the Wii.
I love it. I gladly shifted Real Football and Aquite to make room for this and Mario v DK
2 more days to go!! man so excited!!
I bought it today and it rocks! It has tons of badges and the effects are cool!
Downloaded it. Great game.
Love it so far!
dont really understand all the hype. i mean its definitely worth 5 bucks. but its just kinda average. pictobits is far better!
Agreed; all of the Art Style games are a great deal more original and polished than Pop+ (and have much better music).
I played the 8/10 rated Pop for wiiware and it's the worst money I ever spent. Now this gets a 9/10 rating? It's about popping bubbles and they're saying it's comparable to most Mario games. Okay. I smell a biased website with Pop as the background for their home page.
Wow. You guys amaze me. You sit there and hype up a game you have never played and say you'd give your first born for it and then when it comes you are all like "i don't get the hype!" Please. Make this your one and only reality check about loving something before it even comes out. I, for one, love this game, but maybe that's because I wasn't posting about it every day in the forums and freaking out about its release. Have fun!
I got it ant i love it! awesome game!
Pop on WiiWare was over-rated!
Its a so-so game, that had an original idea.
The problem is it gets so-so-boring after playing it for 5 minutes.
You Pop Bubbles for a score that's the entire game, add some different points for size of bubbles and combos, a hint of color and direction variety and you have the entire game. May be worth $5 but $4.99 is more like it.
This game is addictive with a capital A.
And a capital D. And another capital D. And a capital I. And... you get the idea.
GotWii I played the DSiWare version and I don't think it is very good. If you don't like Pop on WiiWare, you won't like Pop+Solo on DSiWare.
zou guzs this game is not good dont get it its lame to pop bubbles
Wait, will.dsi, did you just say your DSi had Channels????
oops, sorry my bad...
um popping bubbles? i'll pass
I don't get why people like this one. You pop bubbles. It's okay for a few minutes then....ZZZZzzzzzzzzzz. Wish I would've passed on this one and saved my points.
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