The thing with puzzle games is that they must grab you, infuriate you and drive you completely up the wall if they're to be deemed any good. Despite being pretty sparse in the old graphics department, Gubble manages to be very annoying and at the same time exceedingly addictive, but it's sadly lacking in long-term appeal.
The object of the game is to guide Gubble through different 'cities', pushing, moving and collecting various objects and items (nails and screws seem to be favourites here) without running into the bad guys. As with all good puzzle games, Gubble is very simple to play but devilishly tricky to master. It's fun for a while, but with a brief tli this simple it was never going to be fun for very long, and afte r just a few hours it stops being enjoyable and becomes plain infuriating. Die-hard puzzle addicts B may find it worthwhile, just as your kid brother might find it distracting until he discovers what real PC games are all about.
If you want an accessible puzzle game for your PC then look no further than our review of Puzzle Bobble. It's got a brilliant two-player option and is totally fab. Gubble, on the other hand, hasn't and isn't.
Systems: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game features:Single game mode