Those unfamiliar with the Pogo.com online game network might recognize this game, as it resembles Same Game, Collapse or Yahoo! JT's Blocks. These are games I've enjoyed in the past. The main difference is instead of blocks falling down as they're destroyed, the balloons "fall" up as they're popped.
The Poppit! Show adds a twist: not only do you want to pop the same colored balloons together at the same time, but also release all of the prizes hidden in the balloon in order to win the game. A power-up is available in each puzzle to help you win. Every TV show requires winning a specified number of games to unlock it.
Like the other games of this family, the more balloons you pop in a group, the higher the score. If you leave less than six balloons at the end of a game, you win a bonus.
A game has three levels: easy, medium and hard. The higher the skill level, the higher the prize that appears in a row of balloons. They're harder to release, but they're worth more tokens.
When starting a game, pick an identity known as a Pogo Mini. Think of it as an avatar that represents you in a chat room. Your Pogo Mini can get more clothes as you win online games. Members of Club Pogo (not a free club) gain extra privileges.
Unlock all seven TV shows to unlock every power-up. Each TV show contains a different theme, so get ready to disco, cook, go on a safari, do some magic or fly out of this world. You can play the game either connected or not connected to the Pogo Network.
The Poppit! Show is far more fun when you play connected than disconnected. I started by playing disconnected to see how it plays and honestly, I was frustrated and slowly getting bored. Perhaps it's my being used to things falling down instead of falling up. As I unlocked TV shows, it took longer to unlock the next one as you have to win more games.
But when I connected to the Pogo network, the game play completely changed. I didn't chat much, yet I had a blast playing the game. More things happened to keep me interested and motivated to earn new ranks and more tokens. The host annoyed me after a while (this happens when both connected and disconnected) as I had to click the dialog box every time he said something. I couldn't find the option to turn this off.