Soul Bubbles DS

Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
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  1. A very simple and rather easy game with about 50 different levels. There's nothing else after getting through Story Mode, but you can replay every single one of the levels and try to improve your score…unless it was flawless to start with!
  2. Edge Magazine
    70
    Soul Bubbles is so enchanting, its fundamental behaviour so neatly realised, that you can forgive it being a little simple. [July 2008, p.97]
  3. Offering a slice of diversity to the DS' already wide and varied catalogue, Soul Bubbles is an intriguing prospect let down by the lack of any genuine challenge or long-term value.
  4. games(TM)
    70
    The competition is just too strong for Soul Bubbles to ever really elevate itself beyond cute, cult status. A good puzzler then, but not a great one. [July 2008, p.122]
  5. Soul Bubbles is charming, beautiful, and soothing, but it won't keep you coming back.
  6. Soul Bubbles is undoubtedly an interesting game, but I have to admit it was hard to express and portray the appeal of the game in words.
  7. 70
    Sadly, it will not take you long to make your way through the stages on offer. Collecting the Calabash presents something of a challenge, and you are given a ranking after each stage which gives a touch of replay value to proceedings.
  8. Soul Bubbles is a welcome addition to the DS. It’s fun, it’s challenging and most of all, it’s worth your time.
  9. Nintendo Power
    65
    Soul Bubbles is on the right track toward greatness, but we'll have to hope for a fully realized sequel before it gets there. [July 2008, p.90]
  10. Soul Bubbles is unique puzzle title in the same vein as Katamari Damacy and Loco Roco. As with those titles, Soul Bubbles is meant to be played in short bursts rather then long stretches as the gameplay gets tiresome after playing to long. If you enjoyed navigating through Loco Roco, or guiding mario through bubbles in Super Mario Galaxy then this is a puzzle game right up your alley.
  11. 58
    Outside of challenging you to find that lone collectible item, the game doesn't hold much incentive for repeat play. No other modes are in the game at all -- no challenge levels, no minigames, nothing. With minimal replay value, repetitive levels, and little of LocoRoco's charm, it's hard to get too excited about a game that, while serviceable, is ultimately rather forgettable.

Awards & Rankings

#34 Most Discussed DS Game of 2008
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jan 8, 2011
    9
    Soul Bubbles is thoroughly enjoyable and creates a whole new concept of game, using the mic features expertly to master all the uniqueSoul Bubbles is thoroughly enjoyable and creates a whole new concept of game, using the mic features expertly to master all the unique functions of the DS. Like New Super Mario Bros, the story mode is somewhat lacking, but the new and improved features of Soul Bubbles make this a stand out game. A great attempt by Eidos Interactive. Full Review »
  2. EJC
    Sep 27, 2010
    10
    I agree with davidcraig. Picked this up on a on a rainy afternoon last week after playing it through a couple of years ago and got suckedI agree with davidcraig. Picked this up on a on a rainy afternoon last week after playing it through a couple of years ago and got sucked right in all over again. Beautiful art, wonderful audio, simple but clever design. The sort of stuff you'd expect from Nintendo at their best, but made by a tiny studio in Paris. Without doubt, one of the best games I have ever played on DS. Ever.
    Pure class.
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  3. Sep 2, 2010
    10
    It's such a shame this one sold so poorly, because it's absolutely brilliant. Highly reccomended. This could be one of the best games on DS?