Enjoy hours of bubble-popping madness with this absurdly fun and addictive color-matching puzzle game! Described as a 360-degree Bust-a-Move with a steampunk motif, Cranky Cat allows for hours of bubble-popping madness with numerous modes of gameplay. 250 unique levels of bubbly fun and frolic!
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Positive (29 reviews) - 82% of the 29 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 5, 2013

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“Smart, cheery, and colourful, and there's enough originality in the gameplay mechanics to make it stand out.”
Pocket Gamer

“It's been a long time since we played such an addictive game. Be forewarned.”
5/5 – AppsZoom

“Exciting gameplay elements and a brilliant puzzle mode.”
4/5 – AppAddict.net

About This Game

Enjoy hours of bubble-popping madness with this absurdly fun and addictive color-matching puzzle game! Described as a 360-degree Bust-a-Move with a steampunk motif, Cranky Cat allows for hours of bubble-popping madness with numerous modes of gameplay.

  • 250 unique levels of bubbly fun and frolic!
  • Try your hand at Story, Puzzle and three types of Infinite modes!
  • Show off milestones and achievements aplenty to your chums!
  • Simple to learn, difficult to master and impossible to put down!
  • Also available on Android Market and Apple iTunes!

Featuring fun carnivalesque music, authentic old-timey lingo and painstaking artwork inspired by Victorian-era patent illustrations and snake oil posters, Cranky Cat adds a unique steampunk spin to a timeless game.

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:1 GHz
    • Memory:256 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Any DirectX 9.0c-compatible video card
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:60 MB HD space
    • Sound:Any DirectSound-compatible sound card
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32 of 37 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 24, 2013
Cranky Cat is a puzzle game based around rotating a wheel (or "crank") and matching 3+ colours to make balloons pop.

The game itself works okay, but the concept, after 24 levels over 5 stages (120 odd levels) gets boring and trite. The worst part, however, is the soundtrack, which literally consists of 3-4 tracks which they play over... and over... and over... and over again. Incredibly annoying, I had to turn the volume to 0% just to ignore it.

It took me 5 hours to complete the Story mode entirely. I looked at the puzzles, they seemed pretty easy but they looked more entertaining than the Story mode.

This game would suit people who "like these sorts of games", people who enjoy Bejeweled, Peggled, Tetris etc, parents who don't play games often will possibly enjoy the simple puzzlesolving aspect, but may be driven genuinely insane by the "soundtrack".

Nilesy
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19 of 30 people (63%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 16, 2014
this game is relatable because when my cat is upset i too play match-three games with him to discover the fountain of youth
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 8, 2013
A Bust-A-Move clone that is actually quite entertaining if you like these kinds of games.

At release the game had serious issues with the controls, due to it being a phone game first, but the developer added alternative controls and a fix for color-blinds within 24 hours of it being mentioned on the forums.

Also, I will never ever play level 5-21 again. Ever!
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 30, 2014
Wasted 13 hours of my life
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
That was about a dollar's worth of entertainment, which iirc is what I paid for it.

I'm pretty sure people who like puzzle games more than I do would enjoy this.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 12, 2014
I personally really like puzzle games. Including ones like Bejweled, Jewel Quest, Zuma, BubblePop, ect... If you like Puzzle games like those, you'll probably like this one too. There isn't really a story, the animations are simple but cute, and the music is fitting to that of a puzzle game. This isn't a game of epic proportion. It's a basic, fun to play, time-eater, with bright colors and a fun theme.
If you still aren't sure about this game, or any game, the best advice is to look on youtube for some gameplay videos. Check to see if it's something you'd enjoy if the game doesn't have a demo =D
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 25, 2013
This game is seriously a lot better than I thought it'd be.

Additional Information:
This game is one of those ball breaking puzzle games. It's sorta like a mix of Zuma and Bust a Move. It's the type of game that you could put your mom on and not see her for hours.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 10, 2013
Cranky Cat offers a new twist on the marble-shooting, bust-a-move genre, and it does it well.

Instead of firing spheres upward, they float in from the sides and slowly gravitate toward the center of the playing area. The player can (and has to) rotate the "board" to match the marbles. Three or more of the same color will remove them from the board, which then causes now loosened marbles to bounce off and gravitating back, which allows for quite spectacular and fireworks-like combinations.

There are numerous special marbles, such as the traditional bombs, and power-ups, like those that remove all marbles of a specific color. The game includes hundreds of levels in the story mode, and it also features a variety of endless/random modes, with the "lightning" mode perhaps being the most enjoyable one.

There are also Steam achievements and local highscores. The only feature I've been missing are Steam leaderboards, but this aside, this is a fairly enjoyable, fast-paced (at least deeper in the story mode and in Lightning) and smoothly running casual game (which can be quite hardcore). The developers have been very responsive to feature requests.

Worth checking out, especially at the very inexpensive super-budget price.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 10, 2013
This is a really good game. BUY IT NOW.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 18, 2013
Cranky Cat: Of Steamwork and Bubble Obscura
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EranKrief
1.2 hrs
Posted: September 10
nice game.
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BluePaw 🐾
18.0 hrs
Posted: December 18, 2015
Interesting game I never played before. Some of the levels does require you to use the mouse and keyboard at the sametime for faster turning, sometimes the music may glitch out and play when you have it muted, and the way the bubbles are placed may not be what you expected, but can get addicting, especially the Hot Potato and Survival modes (although the difficulty does increase rather quick for those two).

The game's story is okay, the pictures are humerous on their own, but it's there to have some context for the game nothing else.

The music is okay, but can get rather annoying when it's constant fading, silence, then a new track. Reminds me a lot of Dumbo circus music in a way for some...
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Tomlesky
0.4 hrs
Posted: November 27, 2015
This is one of the greatest games in the universe. I hope they will send it by a radio signal to the space.

I've bought it just to check if my credit card was working properly.

I like goat cheese.
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HippoHappenstance
1.1 hrs
Posted: December 20, 2014
It's alright for a bubble shooter, but I feel it's almost overly complicated. While the game mechanic itself is easy, it's also a little clunky (which I guess kind of suits for a steampunk type game?). All in all not as fun as I thought it would be, and I'm glad I didn't waste much on it. The graphics are ok, but the game itself ... eh -shrug-
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Bacon Brad
8.7 hrs
Posted: October 9, 2014
I JUST GET SO CRAZY WHEN PLAYING WITH KITTY CATS!
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SlicedBlu
0.4 hrs
Posted: March 15, 2014
This game was made by Satan and Hitler during WW2
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Mr. EddyG
36.0 hrs
Posted: February 19, 2014
BEST EU!! Kappa
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