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Marvel Tsum Tsum tips, tricks, and hints for beginners

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on August 31st, 2016

If you've not been bitten by the Tsum Tsum bug yet, let me assure you in the words of Master Yoda, "You will be. YOU WILL BE."

There's something irresistibly cute about the stackable plush toys, so much so that people love them even when they are forced to do battle. You'll find them doing exactly that in Marvel Tsum Tsum,the latest release from XFLAG. Interestingly, you don't actually stack them, but you do match three or more and get them to unleash cool special abilities.

You won't find that in your average plush toy. Or maybe they're pillows, because that's how my wife uses her Hulk Tsum Tsum. In any case, if you'd like to get the basics of Marvel Tsum Tsum down, we've got the tips, tricks, and hints you need.

Saber's Edge tips, tricks, and hints

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on August 14th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

I know what you're thinking. "Another match-3 RPG? We've seen these before."

That's certainly true. Match-3 has proven to be a very popular mechanic for RPGs of all types, and even the trappings of Hibernum's Saber's Edge -- a crew of pirates that has a flying ship -- may seem familiar.

Still, spending a little time with this one suggests that it's selling the game short to simply lump it in with what's come before. Not only does Saber's Edge have an intriguing story that plays out gradually after each completed quest, but it offers a deeper RPG experience than you might first suspect.

Disney Emoji Blitz: tips and tricks to get higher scores

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on July 20th, 2016

Here's a formula that sounds like it was made for success: Disney plus cute emojis plus match-3 gameplay.

You can stop coding now though, because someone has already beaten you to it. Disney recently released Disney Emoji Blitz on the App Store to enthusiastic response, which is no surprise considering how it combines some very accessible (and adorable) elements.

Nothing in the game is particularly revolutionary, as it features a number of mechanics seen in other match-3 games. Still, if this is your first time playing one, or it's just been a while, we've got some tips and tricks to help you get higher scores than you might venturing into this colorful world of emojis on your own.

Farm Heroes Saga guide - How to master the multiplier

Posted by Jennifer Allen on January 12th, 2016

On the surface, Farm Heroes Saga seems like a simple version of Candy Crush Saga, but don’t let that colorful exterior fool you.

Let's take a look into how to make that wonderful multiplier work for you.

Candy Crush Saga guide - How to use special candies effectively

Posted by Jennifer Allen on January 9th, 2016

Ahh, Candy Crush Saga. It’s a bit like returning to an old friend, isn’t it? Familiar and comforting.

While pretty much everyone knows how to match three candies together, the trick to truly succeed is to know when and how to use your special candies.

We’ve got some great tips on how to do just that, ensuring you’ll be flying through those levels in no time.

Magic: The Gathering - Puzzle Quest review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on December 14th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: INVOLVING GEMS
Magic: The Gathering - Puzzle Quest is an appealing combination of deck building and match three, but the pace is a little too slow
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Blossom Blast Saga guide - How to get the biggest combos and the highest scores

Posted by Jennifer Allen on November 11th, 2015

From King, the makers of Candy Crush Saga, comes Blossom Blast Saga,a match three game that requires a surprising amount of strategy.

To help you get started, here are some simple tips and tricks to ensure you achieve some great combos.

Puzzle Craft 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on September 17th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: HEARTY FARE
Bigger and better is the key behind Puzzle Craft 2.
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Nibblers Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on September 15th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TRICKY MATCHES
Nibblers is an appealing match-3 puzzle game that's more challenging than most.
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Skydoms Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on August 27th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: PLENTIFUL
Skydoms is a formulaic but fun match-3 RPG.
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Blood Gate - Age of Alchemy Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on August 25th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: GORY MATCH-3
Blood Gate - Age of Alchemy is a familiar match-3 puzzler with some tricks up its sleeves.
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Ghostbusters Puzzle Fighter Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on August 23rd, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BUSTING GHOSTS
Who you gonna call? A bunch of gem matching experts, it seems.
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Battle Orbs Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on August 12th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: HACK
Battle Orbs is a fun Puzzle Quest style game, that's heavy on grinding.
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Pre-Registration has Begun for Kill Me Again, and We Finally Have a Release Date

Posted by Rob Rich on July 21st, 2015

I got my first glimpse of Kill Me Again at GDC last March, and it's been on my mind every time I've seen a match-3 game ever since. Like I said back then, "I shouldn't be this excited about a match-3 puzzle game, let alone one involving zombies, but I totally am."

Happy Happy Donuts is a New Match-3 From the Makers of Geometry Wars 3

Posted by Rob Rich on June 23rd, 2015

Okay, so Happy Happy Donuts might just be the most delicious-looking match-3 game I've seen in quite some time. And it's from Lucid Games, who were behind Geometry Wars 3. Weird, right?