Starting bubbles: 50 pcs
Potion recommended: 7 extra Bubbles
Points needed for 1, 2, 3 Stars: 65 000, 100 000, 130 000
Special bubbles: Black bubbles, Skull bubbles, Bombs, Crystals
Your first reaction to Level 104 (unless you have peeked at the tips) will probably be OMG!!! Yep, they’re all bombs, one big diamond of them right in the middle of the game screen. And if that weren’t enough, the bomb-diamond is pregnant with skull bubbles! Such naughty and devious game developers!
My advice about the green spiders is ‘enjoy them if you get them but concentrate on not setting off even one of those bombs in your quest for 3-of-a-kind shots’. The bomb hits will ignite up to 3 bombs at a time, and even if you have the Charm of Disarm it will only neutralize up to 2 bombs per level attempt. You can fill the gaps around the Bombs to stop them, but you don’t always get that aim you need, so it is beter not to set them off at all.
Hoping to outrun them to the top? Maybe, if the ones you ignited are at the top of the diamond shape. if you are at or below the middle of it, forget it. Ka-boom!
Get rid of the diagonal trio of black bubbles as soon as you can. It’s tricky – you’re only given two vertical bubble-levels to make them drop. (Same with the horizontal ones, but at least you’re further ahead by then.)
As to those intimidating skull bubbles, they are only there to intimidate. After all, if you’ve set off more than a couple bombs, you’re essentially done with Level 104 for that round, and if you’ve avoided the bombs you have avoided the skulls, too.
This is a TALL level. Pay attention right at the beginning to see how high it is, because you may over-estimate how much ammunition you have to do the total job. Assume that, no matter how many potions you buy or charms you have, you’re going to be here awhile. If you’ve been undecided about buying the Charm of Precision or of Scrolling (or both), now is the time. You might feel you’re too close to the end of the journey to invest in them, but I’ll give you two good reasons to get them – One, if you plan to go back and improve your scores on earlier levels, they’re very helpful. Two, without them you might never GET to the end!
The rest of Level 104, if you’ve dropped the bomb/skull combo safely, is pretty simple. You have another black bubble threesome, but after what you’ve been through, that should be a breeze! Good luck!!
“Did you know, that if you activate a bomb, you can stop it again by replacing another bubble there!?!
But pay attention, if you activate the bomb again later, the countdown just continues at the point you stopped it.”
– Janice Pyke Symes
Of all the Charms you can use, the Precision turns out to be most valuable at Level 104. (Video)
Skillgaming have brought us a good video walkthrough for this level.