Bubble Bubble 2 builds on the achievements of the first game by improving the main screen animation, the richness of the colors, the details of the creepy background and of course – the superb prizes of its gameplay. The landscape again depicts a graveyard but this time around the creepiness factor is doubled down on since all kinds of disturbing movements are happening – a crow is blinking with its yellow eyes, a creature’s red irises shine from a hole in a tree, a candle burns next to an old, dusty temple and bats are flying distinctly under the light of the gigantic moon. The gameplay features 5 reels, 3 rows and 50 paylines. Coin sizes vary from 1 cent to 25 cents. The biggest possible bet is 12 dollars and 50 cents. The speed of the spin can be adjusted and the reels can be stopped prematurely.
The highest-paying symbols of the Bubble Bubble sequel are the grinning Cat and the smiling Bat. Both of them offer 3, 30, 300 and 1000 credits for 2, 3, 4 and 5 matching symbols. The only other symbol with 4 winning combinations is the scatter Wand, which pays with multipliers increasing the total bet – 2 times for 2 symbols, 3 times for 3 symbols, 6 times for 4 symbols and 33 times for 5 symbols. The other symbols have 3 winning combinations. The eagle-owl brings 10, 75 and 300 credits. The Witch hat and the mouse grant 5, 50 and 200 credits. The cauldron, the skull and the rag doll give 5, 20 and 75 credits. The open spell book, the candle and the love potion all deliver 3, 15 and 60 credits.
In Bubble Bubble 2, the witches are two. Their names are Winni and Wanda and they are equally beautiful, powerful and profitable. Winni shows up on the first reel and Wanda can make an appearance on reel 5. Both wilds can replace the rest of the symbols in the game in order to form winning combinations. When they show up on their respective reels, they will expand to cover them in their entirety. They triple the earnings produced by the winning combinations, which they form. If both witches contribute to the formation of a combination, the payouts of it will be multiplied by 9.
The witches may be two but the wild symbols are more than that. Players can profit from the so-called Ghost wild. This symbol can also replace the other symbols in the game (except for the scatters). Another wild symbol is actually a one-reel symbol, bearing the big vertical sign “WILD”. It makes an appearance during the Wilder Witches Feature when both Winni and Wanda show up on the reels. The “Wild” can replace scatter symbols too. When at least 3 scatter symbols appear on the reels, the player will be able to activate one out of three possible bonus games by clicking on one of the triggering symbols. The three features are the Wilder Witches Feature, Greater Ghosts Feature and the Ultra Bewitched Feature.
The Greater Ghosts Feature provides 20 free spins and up to 9 wild Ghosts symbols can appear. The Wilder Witches Feature delivers 9 free spins and whenever a witch symbol appears on the reels it will award prizes. When both witches land, they will either turn the entire middle reel wild, award 33 additional free spins or do both. The Ultra Bewitched Feature involves 7 free spins and at least one expanded Wild will appear for the duration of it. Winni and Wanda can both show up and if they do they will cover their respective reels. The Win-Win feature is once again available and it will be activated whenever the awarded prizes of one those three features is 10 times the bet or less.
There are just too many reasons to love Bubble Bubble 2, especially if you are a fan of RTG and the slot game genre as a whole - the splendid appearance, the effective animation, the gorgeous witches, the profitable symbols, the collection of generous bonus features – gamblers can take their pick and stay under the beneficial curse of the witches for long hours without getting bored.