Bubbles Shooter is a bubble-popping game with a precious metal and gemstone jewelry theme. It features a cannon shooter instead of a classic arrow shooter or a fantasy ring shooter. The player's goal is to use the cannon and its cannonball projectiles to burst all of the cannonball bubbles on the playfield and earn a high score.
As with most traditional bubble shooters, the game presents the cannonball bubbles in mixed, multicolor rows. The player can only burst three or more connected, color-matched cannonballs. They receive the most points when they burst the highest number of bubbles with one shot and perform a streak of these types of shots. As a result, they must attempt to shoot each projectile at two or more matching adjacent cannonballs.
Bubbles Shooter provides the player with a preview of the next cannonball above the score and high score zones on the lower right side of the screen. If the player's current cannonball projectile can't complete a matched set, they can use a swap button to switch the projectiles.
As tracked with light-gray cannonballs near the bottom-left corner, the game also penalizes the player by adding more cannonballs to the field any time they fail to perform a match five times. The swap tool can prevent the player from working too hard to clear a level. That said, when the game adds new gray cannonballs, it removes one, which means the player receives fewer opportunities to make mistakes each time.