Inside Out Thought Bubbles

  • Excellent use of the movie tie in through unique character power ups and familiar locations
  • Includes an age setup option in app to provide easy parental controls
  • Poor optimisation and crashes hurts the otherwise fantastic game design with corners cut during development

Inside Out Thought Bubbles takes the idea of memory bubbles from the hit movie Inside Out and brings it your mobile device (iOS and Android). Shoot and match memories across the 1,000+ levels with power ups from your favourite characters from the film world. Fan of the storyline and characters or not Inside Out Thought Bubbles is a welcoming addition to the growing Disney themed mobile games.


The game opens up with Joy greeting the players and introducing them to headquarters, placing a new happy memory alongside the vast shelves of other ones. Joy is just one of the characters you’ll get to follow along with as Fear, Sadness, Anger and Disgust also make an appearance across the film inspired locations of Family Island, Boy Band Island, Imagination Land and many others. If you’ve seen the film then Inside Out Thought Bubbles has an extra level of appeal as you move between these familiar spots.

Mechanically Inside Out Thought Bubbles is your standard bubble shooter, you’ve got several colours of bubbles (called memory balls), an aim assist to help you hit those tricky shots and over one thousand levels. The objective for each level changes up regularly from clearing the entire board of memories to capturing memory orbs or saving mind workers. While simple its made more complex by limited numbers of coloured memory orbs and obstacles such as faded memories that require you to carefully consider your next moves.


Regardless of your individual level objective it regularly revolves around two key mechanics, using your available pools of memories and making best use of the power up of your selected Inside Out film character. While some levels have a set character most do let you pick who you want to play as which changes your power up for that level and opens up different strategies in the process.

Sadness for example can create a line of clouds to wipe out orbs while Joy can perform large matches by converting a colour to a different one. Anger, Fear and Disgust have similar abilities to clear the board quickly that also tie into their emotion such as the fire path generated by Anger, the ability to send balls flying as Fear and a repel function with Disgust.


With fantastic visual and mechanic tie in to the popular Disney Inside Out this title is a great iOS and Android experience although a few rushed corners stop it from being an award winner.


  • Inside Out themed mobile game that pulls familiar locations and characters from the popular Disney film.
  • Match coloured memories in 1,000s of game levels with different objectives.
  • Use unique abilities of the Inside Out cast with Joy, Sadness, Anger, Gear and Disgust all available to players.
  • Visit Family Island, Boy Band Island, Imagination Land and other film locations.
  • Supports age restrictions in app to create a child friendly gaming environment on iOS and Android.



Review Platform: iOS

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Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team and enjoys video games across all genres and platforms. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 amassing over 3 million views on YouTube and 10 million article views on HubPages.

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