Help Woka the Turtle eliminate chains of colored balls to become a Marble Legend: Woka Woka

Woka Woka

by: Two Desperados
Marble Shooting Puzzle
Woka Woka by Two Desperados is an Action Arcade Puzzle Marble Shooter with lots of power ups and special balls with cool looking special effects. Help Woka the Turtle get back home by blasting colored marbles in this great match-3 game.

Review

Gameplay 83%

Woka Woka is an action puzzle game inspired by the classic colored marble shooter “Zuma”, where you’re in control of a magic turtle in the center of a field, and there’s a road of marbles going to a cave, and you must stop it from getting there by shooting marbles, and if you match-3 or more, they’ll disappear. Woka Woka Screenshot 1   Most of the time the objective is just to blast all marbles before they reach the final cave. You only need to touch the screen to begin aiming, and release your finger to shoot. You have unlimited colored marbles, and when you take a shot, another marble of a random color gets ready for Woka the Turtle. If you don’t have a useful color, you can throw it at the end of the screen to get one that can be matched, but keep in mind that there is a time limit, so be careful not tot waste many shots. When you make matches in middle of the marble chain, the ones in the front will go back, to reconnect the chain. If when that happens there’s a new match made, you’ll begin a combo. When you make a triple combo, you get a special marble to shoot depending on the last color that lines up. There’s the rainbow ball, that matches any color, and even if you throw it between two different colored marbles, they both disappear. You can also get a fire shot that goes right through the chain eliminate what it touches, you can get a bomb that sticks to a marble and then explodes getting rid of anything around it, and there’s a more powerful rainbow bomb, which eliminates all marbles of the color it touches. Besides the special shots you get in combos, normal marbles in the chain transform to special ones that trigger effects that affect the whole chain when included in a match. There’s slow, that makes the chain advance at half the speed, stop that freezes the movement for a few seconds, and even rewind, that gets the whole chain back some distance. You can also get a fast laser shot, that gives you a special green sight so your aiming is more accurate and when you shoot the marble travels at very high speed. There are also obstacle marbles that get in your way, like the frozen ones, that you must shoot directly to break the ice, and then you can use it in a match. And some are “deep frozen” marbles that can take 2 or 3 shots. There are also sticky marbles that have slime on them, and to set them free you must make a match next to them. Finally there are stone marbles, which actually give you bonus points when you eliminate the colored marbles in front of them and then let it get to the end of the road. In some levels you have to free all the frozen, sticky or stone marbles and reach a certain score to win. At the beginning of each level you can also buy boosters that you can activate whenever you want. There’s the Tornado, that gets rid of 50% of the marbles in the chain on screen at the time. There’s a hammer that appears and hits 3 places of the chain at random, and another similar booster called triple shot, when you can actually aim fire balls to destroy the marbles they touch in their way. There’s also a Thunder that you aim, and it’s very wide, so it takes a huge section of the marble chain when you use it. Finally there’s a Slow Motion booster you can press so the chain advances at half the speed. It can be useful to plan your next shots.

Graphics 90%

Woka Woka features nice hand-drawn 2D artwork, but in a way that the balls have a 3D looking design, and the backgrounds, while very colorful, still have a realistic feeling to them. Like a detailed painting or maybe a touched up photograph. Woka Woka Screenshot 2   The turtle in the center only rotates, and shoots, but you can see how it gets the next marble ready when you take a shot. Special Marbles look quite nice, with explosions and flashing lights effects when you use them. Also the boosters that affect the whole screen like the tornado gathering half the marbles in the screen in the middle of a whirlwind look cool. In the levels, the same elements repeat themselves, but they’re arranged everytime for variety and a fresh look. Even if you’re always on a beach setting, stuff changes so it doesn’t get too repetitive.

Production Quality 87%

The Marble Shooting genre isn’t as exploited as Puzzle Bobble clones or Match-3 games where you only switch squares to a side, but there are only a few great ones, and gameplay wise Woka Woka seems to try its best to get to that level of quality. Woka Woka Screenshot 3   Special Marbles in chains that activate time effects, is something every game in the style has, but the frozen and sticky balls, are something commonly seen in bubble shooters and not in this genre, and in this game it works pretty good how they were implemented, and getting special marbles to shoot after a triple combo is also a very welcomed addition that keeps things fresh, and you may try to do longer combos to try out a new power up, and not so much for the score. The first 10 levels start slowly, but by the time you win the first boss level and get to the second section of the world map, you’ll realize how challenging it can be when mixing up all the different original elements Woka Woka has.

Value for your Money 89%

Woka Woka is free on Google Play, but there are in-app transactions to get golden coins (game’s currency) and 10 of them are worth a dollar. When you lose, you exchange 9 coins to continue, the marble chain goes back 50% of the road and you can keep playing. For almost a dollar, it may be a little too much for some people. But if you keep practicing, you won’t need to buy boosters or anything, and you get daily rewards just by logging in, and also items in treasure chest as you advance throught the world map.

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Summary

Woka Woka is a great marble shooter that adds enough original elements to create a new experience for people that have enjoyed similar titles. IF you’re a casual puzzle fan, it’s a bit different, more fast paced and arcade like, can get pretty addictive and quite challenging, so if you’re curious about the genre, this is a great option to start with lots of power ups, boosters and special effects to discover. Pros
  • Great Visual Design and Special Effects
  • Easy to play, hard to master
  • Hundreds of levels with variety of challenges
Cons
  • Backgrounds could’ve use animation in the ocean waves or maybe plant’s leaves moving in the wind
  • It costs 90 cents to continue a play

Game Help Guru Rating 87%

Comments

  1. Martha of Douglas says:

    I can’t find out how to get rid of the Silver and gold balls anywhere. How do you do it.

    1. Susan Ciminelli says:

      eliminate single colored balls between the silver ones to cause the silver balls to collide and disappear. Need three silver balls together to make the collide work.

      1. mattbooth says:

        Thanks Susan πŸ™‚

  2. Stanley G. Whitlock says:

    How do you eliminate the gold balls? I’ve eliminated all colored balls only to discover a single (usually) golf ball left and can never get rid of it and lose the game every time.

    1. Rhonda says:

      I’m hoping you got your answer? I need help there too, I got one gold ball left on the table and keep losing the game. πŸ™

      1. Deeann says:

        Same way you get rid of silver balls. Get 2 black balls to collide creating a gold ball. Get three gold balls to collide to eliminate them.

        1. Jennifer says:

          How do you get a black ball?

          1. yu yu says:

            That is my question too. I want to know how to make black ball.

          2. Bugsy Mussolini says:

            the black balls come out with the other balls in the line and out of the turtle. You can match 3 to get rid of them, or you can position one or two black balls on either side of some other color, and when you match 3 of the balls that are between black balls – the black balls hit together, creating a silver ball. Make sure you end up with 3 silver balls, because if you only have 1 or 2 of them at the end, you not be able to get rid of them unless you create a 3rd so they are “matched” and disappear.

    2. Bugsy Mussolini says:

      you have to end up with 3 of the gold or silver balls to finish the level, and you have to create gold or silver balls yourself by sandwiching any color ball between black balls and adding more of that color to the middle until there are three of them. When the 3-matched balls in the middle disappear, the black balls on either side of them slam together and create a new gold or silver ball (depending on the level). When you have 3 of them, they will also disappear.

  3. Pheebee says:

    How does the gummy hole work?

  4. Shery says:

    Same question about the golden ball sometimes it works with me butbi cant figure put what i really did !!!

  5. Tamara says:

    How many levels are there? Cannot get past level 380? Is that it?

  6. Leslie Foster-Hopkins says:

    How do you earn the purple stars and the flowers

    1. Deeann says:

      Purple stars are “earned” by completing the challenge on a “challenge” level.

    2. Bugsy Mussolini says:

      If you find out how to get flowers, I’d like to know too. Purple stars are earned by completing the “challenge”, which is spelled out at the beginning of the level (i.e., on level 16, you earn a purple star when you create 5 rainbow balls and one of those dynamite stick bombs).

  7. Bugsy Mussolini says:

    I’m going back through lower levels where I didn’t earn purple stars and trying to complete the challenges. For example, level 13 requires that I earn 5 rainbow balls (I figured out how to do that making a 3-match chain reaction with either the off white and blue or off white and green balls). It takes a lot of planning to get 5 rainbow balls. I tried to keep the chain about half way down while shooting any blue or white balls into a spot near the end until I had enough of them to make a 3-match chain reaction. Tip – if there’s ice on any of the balls in the chain you’re setting up, it will stop the chain reaction dead. I’m still trying to figure out how to get flowers and some of the other special “balls” – like the potion, fire ball, and various bombs. I know some of that have to do with the color of balls in your chain reaction.

  8. Bugsy Mussolini says:

    How to get flowers: While you are working on defeating the level you are on (if it is a level that can have flowers and your are required to collect flowers to complete the challenge and earn the purple star), you will see a flower show up near the path from time to time. If you see a flower, you need to clear a path and SHOOT THAT FLOWER WITH A BALL OR ANYTHING YOU HAVE . If you hit the flower, you will have collected it. It took me most of a day to figure this out!

    1. mattbooth says:

      Hi Bugsy, thanks for all of the Woka Woka tips!!! πŸ™‚

  9. Andrea says:

    How do U get a purple star

  10. Lena says:

    How do you get “XP” points?

  11. Brandy says:

    How do you make bombs and posion?

  12. Sue says:

    How do you collect or clear gems?

  13. Renee says:

    I used to get 5 lives every 20 some minutes, now after level 245 I only get 1 life every 20 some minutes . . . what’s up with that?

  14. Bill says:

    Its stolen about 1200 coins today.
    X out of the app and come back 5 minutes later and 1000 coins – GONE. Didnt click anything. It has been milking like this past week but this is the final straw. Disputing all credit card transactions!!

    1. mattbooth says:

      Bill, send an email to the developer. you can get their email address from the app store. All the best.

  15. Sherri Pelletier says:

    Level 111, what is the frozen hole and how does it work?

  16. Pao says:

    Level 118, when 3 silver balls are matched it freezes and my turtle turns but I can’t shoot any balls. Is this a bug error?


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