A couple of weeks ago, we told you about a handful of iOS games that Electronic Arts Chillingo would be releasing early this year. Well, one of those games has just popped up on the App Store.
Im referring to the free-to-play match-three puzzle game Hero Pop, which is developed by Nravo.
Think of Hero Pop as Chillingos answer to Kings Bubble Witch Saga, except it has you popping balloons using vertically floating balloons instead of popping bubbles by shooting bubbles at an angle. Oh, and it also has colorful graphics and cute sounds, which are sure to appeal to young players (in which case parents may want to keep an eye on in-app purchases).
In the game, so-called cloud friends, as the popular song goes, need a hero. Theyve been trapped inside balloons by pesky pirates, and its your job to free them by popping their balloons. To pop balloons, you have to launch your own balloons straight up so that at least three balloons of the same color are adjacent.
As in other match-three puzzle games, matching more than the minimum number of objects in Hero Pop unlocks special power-ups. In the case of Hero Pop, power-ups take the form of balloons with game-changing powers, including zappers, bursters, and even black holes.
Check out the launch trailer for Hero Pop:
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The game also lets you connect with Facebook to be able to rank and sync your progress as well as send and receive lives with your friends.
Set in a colorful world above the clouds, Hero Pop features more than 100 levels, each with its specific task to complete with only a specified number of balloons.