Bubble Game 3 Deluxe is an expanded version of Bubble Game 3 that offers a lot of fun additions, including a coin-based purchasing system to use in a new shop and cool backgrounds and bubbles with unique artistic designs. All other aspects of the classic bubble-popping game remain the same.
The player must pop every bubble before the bubbles slide past the bottom of the field above the shooter. They perform this action by shooting projectiles with the help of a line-drawn arrow. They attempt to make a hit with every shot or risk a penalty that involves the game adding an extra row to the field after five failed hits. A failure occurs whenever the player doesn't hit two or more linked, color-matched bubbles with an equally matched projectile.
The extras in Bubble Game 3 Deluxe change the stakes. Instead of the player only attempting to earn the highest score while clearing the field, they also attempt to access the fresh art designs by using coins earned with every hit and daily bonus rewards or watching advertisements. The player can customize the background with a solid color via the Setup button, but the new artwork change the entire look of the game.
Unlike the original, this version doesn't pause when the player leaves the tab. That said, since the game doesn't have a timed element, the lack of a pause option doesn't actually matter.