Shooting Stars is a bubble shooter styled game. It is set in space, and the bubbles are images of our sun, taken by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
Tap the screen where you want the sun on the shooting platform to go. If the sun collides with another sun of the same color, and there are at least 2 of them touching, they will "extinguish", otherwise the sun you shot will be added to the level.
Unlike other bubble games, the suns are not bubbles attached to the ceiling that fall once disconnected. However the game will not allow 1 sun to stand alone, except at the top of the level. So if you shoot a blue sun at a group of 2 blue suns, and 1 red one, all will extinguish. If it's 2 blue and 2 red, or 1 red and 1 green, then the non blue suns will remain.
There are 100 unique levels of suns to extinguish. Levels contain from as few a 3 different suns, all the way up to a maximum of different 8 suns.
SCORING - Each sun that is extinguished is worth 10 points multiplied by the level that you are on. So level 1 suns are worth 10 points, and level 100 suns are worth 1000 points each.
IMMEDIATE BONUSES - Pop five for more bubbles and receive an immediate bonus. The bonus is 15 points times the level number times the number of bubbles popped.
LEVEL BONUSES - If you clear all the bubbles on the level, you will receive a level bonus based on your performance. The fewer bubbles shot to clear the level, the higher the bonus.
GAME OVER - The game ends when the lowest sun in the level drops below the top of the sun being shot. Your progress up the to current level is saved. The next game begins at the beginning of the most recent level achieved.
Watch out, after 10 seconds of inactivity, the suns will get closer by the diameter of a sun. This also happens after every 10 suns are shot.
LEADERBOARD - The Game Center Leaderboard will allow you to compete with your friends.
RED SUN. You cleared 24 levels of suns, and there will be no more levels with just 3 suns. 4 or more from now on.
GREEN SUN. You cleared 45 levels of suns, and there will be no more levels with just 4 suns. 5 or more from now on.
BLUE. You cleared 76 levels of suns, and there will be no more levels with just 5 suns. 6 or more from now on.
AMBER SUN. You cleared 91 levels of suns, and there will be no more levels with just 6 suns. 7 or more from now on.