I remember many playground arguments between Game Boy fans and Game Gear users over which was the best out of Tetris and Columns. Personally, I could see the benefits of both.
Tetris was amazingly addictive and columns had really cool, colourful graphics. If you liked both the games then you'll like Magic Bubble, as it marries the best bits of the two.
Your mission is to eliminate as many balls as possible by forming connections of little balls with faces based on their colour. Once you've got at least three of the same colour together they disappear and you get juicy points.
The game is pretty difficult to start with and I found it confusing that some combinations of three never disappear. However, once you get into a rhythm and the combos start flying you'll soon become addicted.
There are two different skill levels and three time limits to challenge you, so this is one you'll be playing for a while.
Graphically, the balls are well drawn and quite cute but I found the colours a little too bright if anything, and my eyes were burning a little after a few minutes of play.
Nevertheless, if you want a fun challenge that marries the best bits from two of the best puzzlers in history, Magic Bubble is just the job.