Bubble Pop Classic is an enjoyable alternative to classic bubble-popping games. Although it has many of the same characteristics as its predecessors, including gameplay that requires the player to shoot two or more connected bubbles of the same color with a color-matched projectile to remove them from the playfield, it offers popular features of other match-3 games as well.
The player uses a ring shooter instead of a more traditional arrow or cannon shooter. They might need to break pots, pop soap bubbles, collect gemstones, drop unpoppable metal balls to the bottom of the field or beat a timer. They can earn, buy and win boosters that remove bubbles in different ways without matches, including bomb, dynamite, electricity, lightning and rainbow boosters. They receive access to daily-bonus and spin-wheel treasure chests that provide them with free coins and boosters. They can watch advertisements to acquire extra spins and earn treasures via star achievements.
Bubble Pop Classic differs from similar shooters by showing the player the pattern of the bubbles that are typically hidden above the screen as a level loads. This major hint makes it easier for the player to know where to shoot to take out the most bubbles at one time before new ones drop from above.