How to Earn Points and Get 3 Stars in Simon’s Cat Pop Time

Anurag Ghosh
Simon's Cat Pop Time

Simon’s Cat Pop Time is an addictive bubble matching game from Tactile games, creators of Crunch Time. You must help Chloe, Jazz, Maisy and our beloved Simons Cat teach a lesson to Mr. Potts who wants to get rid of kitties and critters. Match bubbles, discover new power-ups by feeding your favorite cats and defeat villains in this fun adventure game. There are several things to do, such as completing daily quests and achievements to get tickets and coins, and receiving bonuses via the VIC lounge. Bubble blasting was never this fun!

I am sure you would love to earn three stars in every level, but before setting your star goals, it’s important to know how your score is calculated. After all, the more points you will earn the more stars you will receive. Here’s a score breakdown:

1. You will get 10 points for popping a bubble. You will have to match at least three bubbles of the same color to earn 30 points – the more the better.

2. When you begin playing a level and clear the first few bubbles, your total points will be multiplied by 2. So if you match 3 bubbles, it will be 30×2=60 points. If you match 5, you will earn 100 points (50×2=100) and so on. Number 2 is the starter multiplier.

3. The multiplier increases by 1 each time you pop bubbles. So if you pop the next set of bubbles, your multiplier will be 3. To increase the multiplier and get mega combos, make sure you don’t break the chain. A series of consecutive bubble popping will help you earn more points. If you fail to match bubbles in the middle of a combo chain, the multiplier will reset to 2.

4. Each bubble that drops on the floor is worth 20 points. So don’t worry if a group of bubbies fall down, you will still earn some points.

5. A bubble with a trapped creature inside carries 500 points.

Simon's Cat Pop Time

Here are a few tips and tricks to reach a high score and get three stars:

1. Scan the bubble hive to spot a large group of same colored bubbles and hit it. You will earn more points if the multiplier level is higher and the target group is accessible. You can also bank shots off the wall if they are difficult to reach.

2. Don’t miss out on trapped critter bubbles. They may be connected to same-colored bubbles. With a multiplier still active, you can get a lot of points if you match critter bubbles along with the normal ones.

3. Use power-ups to target a large hive of bubbles. The best way to make use of them is to combine two or three power-ups to clear several bubble at once.

4. The age-old bank shot trick works very well in Simon’s Cat Pop Time. All you have to do is hit the walls to bounce the shooter bubble off them to reach bubbles higher above the hive. Make sure you get the angle right. You can use the Owl Vision booster to extend the aiming line in case you want a more accurate shot. You will need coins to buy boosters. Complete daily quests and achievements to get coins.

5. You can use Jazz’s clockwork mouse to get rid of the top line of bubbles. This will make the bottom line fall down. You will earn 20 points per bubble that drops on the floor. However, I would recommend popping more number of bubbles in every move to increase the multiplier and earn more points.

  1. Can you please explain the relationship between points and stars? It seems random to me but I know there must be a way to understand it.

  2. How do you get 3 stars on level 16 I have tried several ways and the red bar move just a little past 2

  3. Looks like the annoying Gate Locks are gone! YAY! I don’t know if gone out of game totally, but at least in the upper 1000s levels those blasted gates seem to be gone. Hopefully the developer noted all the reviews and took them out.

    I do need to correct one of my earlier comments. Turns out umbrellas DO protect from Minus bubbles. I still tend to spare them when I see the round only has minus bubbles and not balloons. The umbrellas are rarely handed out and minus signs are much easier to deal with than killer balloons.

    Again my tip of restarting; If you are on timed lives and not infinite, BEFORE tossing that last ball and losing a round… stop the game, go all the way out and then restart. This resets the level and you don’t lose a life. This is ALSO helpful to see if you need that umbrella. Take a look at the level… if you feel there’s too many balloons then back out of the game, restart, and grab an umbrella.


  4. Why does the game keep timing out and keeps me from playing it? Sometimes for hours! Particularly after gate lock rounds. It times out after each gate, even if I win on the first round. It seems odd that a game with ads would often time players out! Especially irritating when there’s another aspect running on a timer and I lose time on that option!

  5. The umbrella doesn’t protect from minus points. Only from water balloons. Another point about the balloons: you can pop the bubbles above them and drop the chain without getting wet. You have to be very careful to hit ABOVE the balloons though.

    Finally a cheat trick I figured out, especially helpful if playing the streak rounds where you get free boosters the longer you go without losing… if looking grim on a round; totally turn off the game BEFORE losing and restart it. It resets that level and you still get all your boosters.


  6. How do I avoid the water balloons without an umbrella? I hit above them and keep getting drenched. Does there need to be a bubble under them when they fall?

  7. How do you kill the little raccoon guys? I don’t get it I hit them with the same color ball and nothing happens. And then other times when I hit them the whole line goes. If there’s a pattern I guess I’m failing to see it

    1. In Simon’s Cat Pop Time, tickets are used to play the bronze-silver-gold tournaments. Bronze tickets can be used to play the bronze tournament to get fabulous prizes, silver tickets for silver and so on. To unlock tournament, you will have to finish level 51. You can then tap calendar > tournament and use a ticket to play one.

      You can earn tickets from the daily tournament. You can also get them by completing certain achievements. Tap the trophy to get a list of achievements.

  8. I have reached level 1010. A note says there will be more levels available soon. When will that be? I do enjoy the game.

  9. I emailed the help button about not receiving any coins from the star tournament I won and a very nice fellow named Darren responded and credited me with the coins. He doesn’t know what happened but he and the team are looking into it. Was very pleased with the response and service. Nice to know 😊

  10. I just won a star tournament by over 50 points but when I went to collect my coins it said I had already collected them on another device! I only play this on one device. Is this a scam or did someone hijack my coins? Does anyone know what’s going on?😡

  11. The umbrella protects from Mr Potts water balloons not the minus bubbles. It’s only available when there are water balloons in play.

  12. Re: The umbrella – later in the game, water balloons are introduced. If you hit one, you get soaked and lose the level immediately. The umbrella protects you from those soaking you.

    1. You will have to get rid of the queen ant (she is wearing a crown) to clear a chain of ants. Launch a bubble that matches 3 or more bubbles linked to the queen ant bubble to remove her.

  13. This was very helpful. Thank you.

    Did you know you earn coins if you hit the bird as it flies by across the game ? Is there a way to predict when the bird will fly across the screen ?

    What does the umbrella do ?

    1. You’re welcome 🙂

      The bird appears randomly across the screen. You will receive 10 coins when you hit him.

      The umbrella protects you from bubbles that deduct points from your score. These bubbles have a minus sign on them. When they fall on the ground, points are deducted from your total score. When you collect the umbrella, it will appear above the cat’s head, protecting from falling minus bubbles. Here’s how those minus bubbles look like:

      Simon's Cat Pop Time Umbrella and Minus Bubbles

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