NR Shooter is another puzzler in the veins of the classic Puzzle Bobble. As luck would have it, this one looks and plays quite well. The graphics are simple, but clean and gameplay is very functional.
For those who've never heard of Puzzle Bobble (or Bust-a-Move), the game consists of removing a cluster of bubbles by shooting colored bubbles towards certain areas. More specifically, you're trying to match colors so that you form clusters of at least three bubbles of the same color. When that happens, the micro-cluster breaks away, along with any bubbles that happen to be underneath. There isn't always a clear path to the target. Actually there's rarely a clear path, but luck would have it that bubbles bounce off the side walls, offering unique opportunities, yet requiring some skill, as the shots can be difficult to execute. A bad shot means that you're now worse off than before.
NR Shooter has two modes, Classic and Puzzle. Both modes play exactly the same. However, the Puzzle mode allows a maximum amount of moves but leaves room for any amount of mistakes in the meantime. Classic mode has no turn limit, however after every seven shots the entire cluster descends one level. Once it touches the base, you loose. The difficulty varies from fair to downright easy. Some scenarios are designed so that you're fed useless colors while facing an enormous cluster that's dangerously close to the terminal line. These scenarios are arguably the hardest, as you'll have to deal with the chaff in such a way so that you'll be able to take that important shot once it becomes available. The challenge is fun nonetheless.
There's not much else to say about NR Shooter. The only downside is that it sometimes freezes for a few seconds after a failed level. Otherwise, it can be a nice companion while on a bus ride.