This guide is brought to you by a joint effort of highly skilled players, Vanessa Williams, Jorge Valenzuela Melendez, Sebastián Ramírez and JoEllen Hamilton. Thank you guys! Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Video | general tips for Shadow Levels As for now, this Website haven’t any good tech for making as good Albums to browse as Facebook, so if you want a 16-part Picture Walkthrough (ALL LANGUAGES!!!!. ;-)) to follow, just go to this 3-Star Album for level 166 that Siggi Zimmer uploaded to the Facebook help group.
Updated Jan. 2014
Strategies, Pictures and Tips by Jo Ellen Hamilton
Recommended Potions: All (Scrolls optional)
Points to get 1, 2, 3 Stars: 175 000, 360 000, 435 000
Pic 166 #1: We have a new bubble in town.. Please meet the Shadow Bubble. See link below to read all about it. It will help you with your game and understand how it works. There are 3 parts to this level, so if you have the rainbow bubble try to save a least one of them for the third part. Clear out the bubbles to the right and left of the Shadow Bubbles in the center. Then they will move upward and not to the side. That way you have no problem with loosing bubbles and have enough to drop the ceiling
Check out Clayton’s smart tips for level 166-1!
Jorge Valenzuela Melendez: Best to shoot bubbles on left and right as quickly as possible, before shadow bubbles spread, may run out of bubbles. Also try to get the gold and green spiders before pulling the bubbles to increase your score. Use very quick shots, the shadow spreads quickly.
Pic 166 #2: Clear a path on the inside of each Shadow Bubble to stop them spreading. You will see a pink “V” to give you an idea of what you need to do. You then can finish clearing out each side of the Black Bubbles to get them dropped so you can see the ceiling.
Jorge Valenzuela Melendez: Be careful, Shadow bubbles are very fast, drop the black bubble cluster so you can continue. See Aiming HOT SPOT.
Pic 166 #3: Shoot up the center between the black bubbles to open it up. You will notice the “V” in pink to give you an idea. Then move to a side to drop one section of the back bubbles. Once they are cleared you then are able to bank shot and clear out the other side. At that point you can work on building up your gold and green spiders for some good points.
Sebastian Ramirez: To clear the triangle composed of black bubbles, one bubble is necessary to shoot anyone on it (see at Pic below, marked with 1°), with this. The roof goes up and increases your precision angle(2°).
Vanessa Williams On the 3rd stage, I found it helpful to clear out the sides first then attack the shadow bubbles toward the end when the sides were all cleared out :-) I also used the Precision Charm and the Scroll Charm to see up to the top before clearing out the shadow bubbles when possible. The Scroll Charm worked wonders for me!
Editor’s tip: When you hit shadow bubbles with a rainbow bubble, your bubbles will not spill from cauldron!