What’s the difference between Puzzle, Arcade and Zen mode?

Arcade mode puts you under time pressure by adding new rows to the game every so many seconds, and by breaking your combo streak if you don’t generate the next explosion within a few seconds. Arcade uses four bubble colors, but if you get far enough the black bubble is added for more difficulty. Your optimal strategy for reaching high scores is to be fast, fast, fast — but don’t forget to shoot at the right places!

In Puzzle mode, new rows are added after you shoot a certain number of bubbles, allowing you to take as much time as you want for every shot. In this mode, a combo streak breaks when you shoot a bubble that doesn’t generate an explosion. Puzzle starts by using four bubble colors, but this grows to eight if you get far enough in the game. Your optimal strategy for reaching high scores is to take your time, plan ahead and play as strategic as possible.

Zen mode is like Arcade, but it’s been made so easy that you can go on for hours, possibly even days, before hitting the death line. Zen starts you off with 6 bubble colors and adds the black one if you get far enough. Your optimal strategy for reaching high scores would be to quit your job and play this mode all day, every day.

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