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Bubble Witch Saga is a fun bubble-shooting game with a twist. You will shoot down bubbles in a dark forest while you also collect delicious potions and hit down spiders to earn points. You will need to match bubbles to keep the witches’ cauldron alive. To join a group of witches, you will need to clear levels, collect magic potions and earn stars.
This Facebook bubble-shooter game has over 70 fun-filled levels (there will be more levels soon). There’s a map that guides players through different levels. In each level, you will have to clear the screen by shooting down all bubbles. You will have to aim and target three or more bubbles of the same color. Hitting them will make those colorful bubbles fall into the witch’s cauldron and turn into magic potions. You can obtain these potions and in order to do so, complete levels and earn stars.
How to Play
Make sure you shoot all bubbles. If you fail to do so, you lose a life. Of course, you can get extra lives, but then you will have to spend your Facebook credits. A much simpler way is to ask your Facebook friends to restore your lives.
The game also allows players to buy in-game coins. These coins can then be used to play bonus levels and purchase special potions. This well means that players won’t have to add friends. However, I would add friends and then buy these premium coins. Adding friends can be a good choice because it is free.
Tips and Tricks
Here are some more Bubble Witch Saga tips and tricks that might help you go past difficult levels and earn stars.
- You should score high on every level: Scoring high will help you earn stars. Players usually earn one, two or three stars based on the score they achieve in each level. Depending on the number of stars earned, players unlock power-ups and new levels.
- If you have one life left, play easy stages: Remember that you will have to beat the easy stages to avoid losing energy. Playing hard stages with just one life left would be quite foolish in my opinion. Just play those easy levels, earn stars and coins and use them to buy power-ups. In this way, you can take on the difficult stages once you’re ready.
- If you have friends on Facebook, ask for more lives: You will be notified when your friends send you life. They will be saved into your account. Sometimes, you might get lives more than the limit per level. For example, if the life limit is 5 and you get 8 lives from your friends, then you can use only 5 lives because of the upper limit. But as soon as you complete a few levels, the limit will increase to 6 or probably 7. To get more lives, you will have to unlock them by earning stars.
- Avoid falling prey to any cheat or hack that promises you more coins, stars or any other goodies: Patience, a keen eye for bubbles and clever use of stars and potions is the key.
- Keep bursting bubbles: Some players keep on posting questions on getting past level 43 or 55. Well, the solution for their problem is simple—keep on bursting bubbles. There’s no shortcut to success, of course, you can buy or unlock some power-ups to make things a bit easy.
- In the recent levels added to the game, you will find some colorful bubbles encrusted inside crystals. To break the crystals, all you have to do is shoot the adjacent bubbles (the ones which aren’t encased by the crystals). Once the crystals get crushed, you can see the color of the bubbles. This aspect makes gameplay difficult, yet interesting.
Guide to Charms
Charms are special power-ups that provide additional help for a short period of time. In Bubble Witch Saga, there are plenty of charms to buy and use. The image below provides information about each charm and explains what each of them is used for.
- You can unbolt the Rainbow Ball once you gather at least 130 stars
- On the top left-hand corner of the map, you will find the Charms shop. Click on this button to check what new charms and goodies Wilbur the one-eyed cat has to offer.
- Buy the Charm of Precision charm to quickly and easily burst down bubbles. This charm improves your bubble aim, especially when shooting in angles by the way of the wall. You will have to reach level 19 to unlock this item. You can then buy this charm for 119 FB credits. (Thanks, Lynn)
- I repeat, make sure you gather more stars to unlock magic potions. The best way is to replay all completed levels. This gives you more chances to collect stars and unlock these potions.
I will update this article with more tips and tricks, so please bookmark it. Surely, you can share your own stuff and help players unlock more goodies, levels, magic potions and earn stars. If you have any suggestions or questions, then do leave a comment and I or my friends and readers will answer them.
WindowLicka on March 23, 2014:
You have to invite your Facebook Friends to send you a ticket to unlock the next episode to continue playing the Saga. If you have an iPhone that is jailbroken (or non-jailbroken but you have iFunbox or some other file manager that'll allow you to look at the files), there is an EASY fix for this where each episode automatically unlocks for you after completion. I found this looking through the files for BWS.
P.S. Sorry Android people. Can't seem to figure out how to view BWS file via your file manager.
Here's the video I posted to YouTube to unlock the episode & get unlimited lives: http://youtu.be/wQwPXi0GmA8
Emmanuel on February 23, 2014:
I am having a problem getting pass level 34, and do not know why.
Dpalladino on January 30, 2014:
Why is there such a long delay between certain levels. For example I completed level 225 and I've waited days and days for level 226. In the meantime I play eternal aisles and the daily, but those stars don't count. Why the delay? Since there are no spells to unlock, are there anyway to speed it up?
Tracy on August 31, 2013:
Help. Stuck on level 120. What to do?
sarina on August 26, 2013:
I am on level 19 I knock all the balls down then it tells me I been one star ....HOW DO I GET STARS TO LEVEL UP ???
ravi kaushal on August 26, 2013:
i have complete 78 levels of this game is this possible to finish this game and have any shortcut to complete this game and what is the advantage to compete this game
cullymom on August 25, 2013:
Eternal Isles 35 Level 2...every time I hit the linked bubbles the program shuts me out of the game... Has this problem been reported. I also can not find a place to report what is obviously a programming coding error...which this is. Any suggestions?
Cathy on July 03, 2013:
Why can't I get my rewards anymore
catfarm1 on May 30, 2013:
I am on level 135 and had 7 permanent lives until yesterday. I now only have 5. What the heck happened??? Somebody, any body, please help!!
catfarm1 on May 30, 2013:
I am on level 135. I had 7 permanent lives until yesterday. Now I am back to only 5. What the heck happened and how do I get my other 2 lives back??? Please Help!!!
Sarah on April 06, 2013:
I am stuck on level29. How do I get past it? I have completed the level but the map doesn't show me where to go now....help!
Cozybabe on January 15, 2013:
hi I have been playing bws for about 6 months a d I find the last one on each terrain is the hardest to do I am stuck on level 105 for ages totally doing my head in always finish it but no star my bubble disappear instead of dropping I have looked on YouTube to see how it is done but still no joy any ideas anyone
Lynn Puddlepuff on January 05, 2013:
It's been a long time since I've checked in here - but I am now on level 190 - and there's still more content ahead of me to unlock.
I rarely use my potions unless there's no other way to get a big enough score to get at least one star without using them - that way when I do get stuck on a level I know I'll have enough bonus points to use them. (The 4 jars I have cost 6500 to use all at once and that can deplete your points really fast!)
The absolute hardest set of games was between 160 and 175 - you just need to keep replaying until you get the right combination of balls to win the round.
This game has been worth the time and the few $ spent on potions and charms (I couldn't do this without the charm fo precision and the charm of scrolling up) and here's a tip for you...
At the beginning of the round scroll up once and hit print screen - use whatever rendering/photochop/paint program you have to make a .jpg out of it and put it side by side on your computer screen - then you will always know if there's a bomb waiting above and which colours you'll need to get around it :)
Happoy bubble bursting!
Bugbear 59 on November 25, 2012:
Like some others I don't have 3 friends to break a spell what do I do? I love this game but this kills some of us that don't do a lot of face book:(
santi santana on November 14, 2012:
Can't get the three spirit when I ask for help..
Lunar on November 12, 2012:
I can't find any instructions for the bonus level. what are the bubbles with bumps? How do I get rid of them. How do I keep the bomb from exploding? I don't understand how to play this.
Also on the regular game How do you make a wish that they talk about?
Star on September 27, 2012:
Can't beat level 6 :(
me on September 11, 2012:
Tried to do level 145. But it sucks. I have waited 35 balls before I got a yellow one.
IB on September 06, 2012:
I passed level 35 and got to first swamp, where it ask me for help from 3 friends. I alteady asked for that help but nothing is happening. Any suggestion how to get through swamp?
Anurag Ghosh (author) on August 24, 2012:
@All I have updated this article with a "Guide to Charms" section. Take a look at the screenshot on it.
Anurag Ghosh (author) on August 24, 2012:
@Karen The charm of webbing weaves a spider web on top of cauldrons. falling bubbles bounce off the spider web and hit spiders, allowing players to earn stars/points.
Karen on August 24, 2012:
What is webbing, I have it free for 24 hours but don't have a clue what it is?
Connie on August 23, 2012:
Any suggestions on how to get through level 137. I get through it but cannot seem to get enough points. Frustrating. Got thru many times but not enough points to get a star.
Mhp39532 on August 02, 2012:
Do we have to buy the in app purchases to succeed in passing all levels of bubble witch saga?
Anna-Louise on July 10, 2012:
never got what i paid it's a joke never paying for credits again silly thing im warning all its a rip off
Wendy on June 12, 2012:
They will find me dead trying to get past level 77. Its driving me crazy. I get past the first bomb, its the ones on top. I am playing under 3 different names for practice. I fear I am hopelessly hooked.
Dianne Mckay on May 29, 2012:
I have been playing Bubble witch for quite a while and am now on level 37. However in the last week I am unable to play. The map of the forest comes up and the birds fly around but no matter how many times I try to play nothing happens. Its as if I'm being ignored!!...lol I have no problem playing other games Anybody have any idea what is happening?
Penelope on May 28, 2012:
in level 6 in the 'extra' area outside the main game ..there are bombs with some of them containing numbers. What are these?
Chelly chellz on May 27, 2012:
will some of you add me so i requests u to add me so i can move out onto level 26.
Kain on May 27, 2012:
Level 6 on eternal isles you have to use the potion who unlocks 3 ceiling holes and hit only one half so the other half falls at the end giving points to earn a star.
Whoever designed lavel 10 on eternal isles has serious mental issues.
Tracey Hill on May 24, 2012:
I am stuck on level 45 , I have completed the level but it will not let me move on it keeps saying ask friends for help but it will not let me ask anyone . What can I do getting really fed up now !.
Maria on May 03, 2012:
Do I have to play eternal isle or just go straight to level 79???don't understand. can't seem to get through level 79 anyway. Is there a benefit to play eternal isle or what's the go?
email@example.com on May 02, 2012:
63 so far is impossible any hints i burst doom bubbles every time makes me want to stop playing
sck on April 29, 2012:
when i logged into facebook to play bws it says web page not found.
m.i.a. on April 29, 2012:
a green checkmark means that you have just send them a life.
jmk on April 28, 2012:
On the map, I clicked one of my friends and a green checkmark appeared. Do you know what that means, doesn't let me uncheck it.
Badaws on April 27, 2012:
I've been stuck on level 138 for about 3 weeks now when it usually only takes me a couple of days, at best, to complete a level. I don't use any of the special charms other than the ones you earn by collecting stars. Which means I only have the (4). The 1st one is the "Golden Spiders" of course, then there's the 2nd, "Extra Bubbles" then the 3rd, "Extra Ceiling Holes" and the last one, the 4th, is the "Rainbow Bubble". My problem with this game is how it will deliberately NOT give you the bubbles you might need even after consecutively giving you the same color bubble after 6 or 7 rotations. Even with the help of the "Rainbow Bubble" unless the game cooperates with you, instead of trying to FORCE you to buy the little extra potions, it's damn near impossible to pass level 138. So if anyone knows the sequence to the bubble color change as they appear and if there's a way to manipulate how they show up by what you use or play I would appreciate any advice you may have.
cathy on April 25, 2012:
I'm stuck on level 38 for weeks now, can't seem to get all those sculls down
vfair on April 25, 2012:
i do 129000 one time never better
Rose on April 24, 2012:
How can you get 135 score on eternal ilses. I think its impossible. I have been on this forever, please help.
gerri on April 23, 2012:
what is the purpose of the coins? what do you use them for? All it ever wants you to do is buy more. WHY?
Hannah on April 22, 2012:
I am stuck on level 25 my two friends sent me help two break mmagic spell and I cannot get the third person to help me contenue playing !! please help !!!
Carol on April 20, 2012:
Stuck on level 6 eternal islands, cleared it so many times but no nearer to getting 1 star... used all potions possible. HELP im going crazy lol
Spec on April 15, 2012:
Stuck on level 6 of eturnal isles pleaseeeeeeeee help
lillian on April 15, 2012:
how do you get out of the eternal isle and go back? if i try to go back i end up at the level i already beat level 79
Kate on April 14, 2012:
@Diva, when you click on the level you get the opportunity to purchase the potions with coins, or you can purchase with fbmoney by clicking on the potions in the toolbar that is either at the bottom or to the right of the screen.
Diva on April 13, 2012:
I'm playing this game, but I can't figure out how to buy the potions.. i'm at level 58 and have 20,000 coins. Where and how do I purchase them?
kate on April 13, 2012:
I have reached and completed level 155 but it does not allow me to move on. Is 155 the end??
Cathy on April 13, 2012:
Where do you get Facebook credits to get all these charms?
giveup on April 12, 2012:
have reached the required points on level 124, but it will not let me go on - how come, am ready to delete this game
kut on April 09, 2012:
level 120 dam to hard after 4 years still not finsh
christine on April 08, 2012:
I'm stuck on level 40 help me please!!!!
Susan on April 05, 2012:
What the coins used for?
Tboy on April 04, 2012:
One tip that took a while for me to realise is to clear the bottom as soon as possible in order to see the balls further up.
Also, the app developers are scheming twats... Imagine you paid for everything they suggest to enjoy the game... You'd be paying nothing less than £150. So what would the game cost itself????
Rune on April 03, 2012:
Also at level 155. Rounded board #3 at the eternal isle, but is stuck at level 2 at #2 and level 6 at #1. Any good hints of charms to use or something?
DIRECTORX5 on April 02, 2012:
SORRY I AM ON LEVEL 1 GAME #6 IN THE ETERNAL ISLE..
DIRECTORX5 on April 02, 2012:
I HAVE PLAYED ALL 155 GAMES AND I AM NOW ON ETERNAL ISLE AND CAN'T SEEM TO REACH THE 135. I ALWAYS CLEAR THE BUBBLES BUT CAN'T GET HIGH ENOUGH SCORE...ANYWAY TO INCREASE THE NUMBERS. READY TO LEAVE IT ALONE...HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED!
rosemary on April 02, 2012:
can't see the top of level 54 help
kiwibeeper on April 01, 2012:
Is there any use for the coins in the game or is it just the coins you have to buy? Stuck on level 45. I hate that you can clear the whole board with bubbles left over and you still don't get enough points for a star.
PAM on April 01, 2012:
WHAT IS THE LOCK ICON MEAN WHEN SOMEONE ASKS FOR YOUR HELP TO BREAK A SPELL. SOME FRIENDS HAVE A LOCK AND OTHERS DON'T. MY SISTER IS NOT GETTING MY HELP AND SHE HAS A LOCK ICON BY HER NAME AND I SEND THEM BACK EVERY SINGLE TIME. HELP.
Ankie on April 01, 2012:
Is there more after Eternal isles 3 ?????????????????????
jill on March 31, 2012:
is there anything after Eternal isles 3. I've reached level 10 with 3 stars lots of times, but the arrow to go to level 4 doesn't work
Myriam on March 30, 2012:
I can't acces the gama anymore. "Page not found" on Facebook. What happends?
Julie Fiddaman on March 26, 2012:
I need help - my friends send me coins, but the coins never show in coins. So what is the sense of sending coins. I really could use them, so how can I get them up in the coin slot? Thanks
Melanie artzt on March 23, 2012:
Quick somebody tell me how to get through level 78!!!!!????? HELP!!!!
Charms aren't necessary on March 23, 2012:
It's defnitely unecessary to buy charms, although they would make playing easier. Not everybody wants to sell their email address to advertisers or pay real life money to get ahead in a game. I'm up to level 145 and haven't bought any charms. It's possible to trace the star trail to the edge of the playfield in Paint, then copypaste and flip a piece of the line to see where it would lead. You can use landmarks like towers or tree branches to tell you where to put your cursor.
rodger first on March 23, 2012:
i won 155 went to the islands got to 5 and sent back to 155 if i win 155 it stays
Pia S on March 22, 2012:
WHAT and WHEN will something happen after Eternal Isle?
semaya cevap on March 21, 2012:
sema sisman, ben 85deyim ve bir kurus para harcamadim. bazi kavanozlar oluyor, ek baloncuk, ek örümcek, tavanda hazirdan 3 delik, ve 130 yildizdan sonra gökkusagi-baloncugu alabiliyorsun, oyun icinde kazandigin altinlarla... onlari alip denemeni tavsiye ederim. biraz altin biriktir, birkac "power up" birden al, daha kolaylasir.. para pul harcamana hic gerek yok...
julie on March 18, 2012:
I have tried several times to use facebook credits to buy lifes yet nothing happens. Any suggestions?
ramoana endorf on March 17, 2012:
I'm stuck on level 77 I been on that level for over 3 weeks can't get nowhere.So I guess I will have to quit playing the game.I think the develapers needs to fix this game.When your on level77 it play down to 21 bubble and that it Then it tells you bomb with off WTH
Melody Carney on March 16, 2012:
My play area is not all there. I cannot see the items I purchased on the right lower corner or the bottom...Any help?
jenny o on March 16, 2012:
how do i get to play the new levels? eternal lsle
Geegee on March 14, 2012:
How do I get into the Eternal Isle?
mcbobbish on March 14, 2012:
game says buy 10 extra bubbles how I bought 5 extra bubbles
Lynn Puddlepuff on March 14, 2012:
@Grammy - I have been stuck in the same place for a week now - no matter how many potions I use, there simply are not enough points to be earned to get even one star - so I have no clue how we're meant to finish the game... and none of the tech support is responding.
I would be very interested to hear from anyone who gets a star on level 6 of the Eternal Isles.
Grammy on March 14, 2012:
I have completed the game and now stuck on level 6 of the Eternal Isles. I can not get even one star on this level. HELP ME PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!
lee on March 13, 2012:
natalie make sure you got the rainbow bubble and the 7 extra bubbles, this will give you the edge, now make sure you clear most of the bubbles before you hit the chain, when the chain break there are few bombs on each side try to stop the bombs from ticking down by putting the bubbles there, now try burst the bubble on left and right side as you go up but remember you do have the rainbow bubble to use which help a lot, as you go up, you will notice questions mark bubbles, now it up to you if you want to burst them at your own risk but i would not bother because nine out of ten it will be bombs, and then its nightmare, so want you get to the ceiling you should do it but i find the rainbow and extra bubbles would help, so i hope this help you
lee on March 13, 2012:
there is more levels after 155 you will go to island enternal level 1
coco on March 13, 2012:
what do u do with the coins u collect? there is not a shop.
natalie on March 13, 2012:
cannot get past level 150 HELP
Lynn Puddlepuff on March 11, 2012:
@Lynne - stuck on the level itself (game play) or stuck unlocking the next map in the game?
To complete a level just keep trying different strategies (only focus on one side? or straight up the middle? use different potions?)You'll eventually clear it.
To unlock new map sections there are only two options - getting 3 friends to help or using facebook credits ($1.20)
Debbie on March 10, 2012:
I agree, eternal isles #6 is ridiculous! I have been stuck on this level so long, I'm about to quit playing all together. I can almost always clear the top, but NEVER seem to come close to getting a star!
Lynne on March 10, 2012:
I am stuck on level 25 how can I get through it without using 3 friends
Lynn Puddlepuff on March 10, 2012:
Like the others, I've been stuck at level 6 - Eternal Isles. Have reached the top dozens of times and knocked every bubble down but never have enough points for even the first star. I've used all 4 of my potions plus the rainbow ball and net to no avail - I agree, it's pretty frustrating.
sharon johnson on March 07, 2012:
the new level 6 is way 2 hard on eternal isles i'v been 2 the top so many times and no mater what i just never get enough points this is crazy no fun any more has anyone passed this level
jean mannion on March 07, 2012:
im stuck at level 12 how do i brake through and how can i buy lives or bubbles with my coines
JESSICA PINEDA on March 07, 2012:
I LOVE THIS GAME
jayne on March 07, 2012:
why wont it let me use my facebook credits to go onto 26? I have enough but it just goes back to 25
It's driving me nuts HELP
sharon johnson on March 06, 2012:
the new level #6 is almost impossible 2 beat no matter how many times i get 2 the top its never enough they have made it to hard this sucks have 2 find a new game wast of money and no fun
ellen on March 04, 2012:
At 300 stars you get 50.000
jwst on March 03, 2012:
only 1/2 of the bubbles left in the cauldrom get out after finishing the level Laura..i`m curently at level 145,i wan`t to know what you get at diferent number of starts..for example at 200 you get 50.000 coins at 250 stars you get max of 8 lifes..somebody knows what`s after 250 stars?
Jojo on March 03, 2012:
I am on level 37 - i am storing a score and i have got 1 2 or 3 stars on this level but have not progressed
Hillhome on March 01, 2012:
Just checked in on BWS and found new levels!!!
DeeDee on March 01, 2012:
can anyone help me with level 55 before I stamp on this laptop!!!
Laura on February 29, 2012:
Why does it show 30 bubbles left in my cauldron after dropping all the bubbles, but only 10 come out in the "last hurrah"?
Maggie on February 28, 2012:
I have finished level 155...I am having BWS withdrawls...when will more levels be created????
groklan on February 28, 2012:
the rainbow makes the ball go into any colour you want...when you shoot, it will fit everywhere. You have to look at the right of the window, there you push at the rainbow when you want to use it, twice per game
reg on February 28, 2012:
PAULINE on February 27, 2012:
What is the rainbow bubble for??? I've bought it but it does ZILCH!!!