"Bubble Shooter" is a free-to-play game available through several websites without the need to download it as of 2015. Websites that feature "Bubble Shooter" include BubbleShooter.net, SilverGames.com, Absolutist.com and Shooter-Bubble.com. Playing "Bubble Shooter" online does not players to save their progress, which means they lose the record of their scores when they close the webpage.
Developed by Absolutist LTD in 2001, the design of “Bubble Shooter” follows in the same vein of the 1995 release, “Puzzle Bobble 2.” The game has a casual premise that calls on players to match colored balls to clear the screen before the ceiling of balls reaches the bottom of the screen. A chrome countdown next to the ball shooter signals when the ceiling is set to drop a level, and a queued-up color allows players to strategize the best move.
Playing “Bubble Shooter” online does not allow the player to select a difficulty level above “novice,” but the ability to change the color of the board is available. To save the game's progress and change its difficulty level, players can access a deluxe version of “Bubble Shooter” at Absolutist.com for purchase as of November 2015. A free version is also available for download on Mac and Windows platforms.