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Hero Pop Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on January 9th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SIMPLE POPPING
Hero Pop is a simple but enjoyable balloon bursting match-3 game with some elements of tactical thinking.
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Rescue Quest Review

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By Jennifer Allen on November 26th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: PATH BASED MATCH-3
Guide a wizard to safety by matching gems. Rescue Quest might not be an entirely original match-3 game, but it is quite fun.
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Marvel Puzzle Quest Set to Gain Guardians of the Galaxy Next Week

Posted by Ellis Spice on November 20th, 2014
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D3 has revealed that the Guardians of the Galaxy are set to arrive in the next Marvel Puzzle Quest episode, titled "Meet Rocket & Groot." In addition to this, both Rocket and Groot will appear in their own Versus Tournament starting on November 28, two days after the new episode arrives.

The episode will be run twice, with Thor: Goddess of Thunder available to win in the first run and Gamora in the second run, which will start on December 1.

Marvel Puzzle Quest is available to download for free now, with the episode bringing Rocket and Groot set to arrive on November 26.

Candy Crush Soda Saga Review

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By Jennifer Allen on November 12th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NEW TRICKS
Candy Crush Soda Saga is the latest of King's match-3 games, and it's just as fun as the rest.
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It Came From Canada: Gems of War

Posted by Jordan Minor on November 4th, 2014

With the original Puzzle Quest, developer Infinite Interactive showed that a genre as deep as RPGs could be married with one as seemingly shallow as match-3 puzzle games creating a match (3) made in heaven. With their point now proven, thanks to the continued success of that series, their new game, Gems of War, feels like another victory lap. We slay dark messiahs of might and matching yet again in this edition of It Came From Canada!

In the world of Krystara, all players need to start battling against hordes of monsters is a map to explore and some directions from their stern adviser. Gems of War’s centrepiece is, without a doubt, its numerous puzzle-driven enemy encounters. Players and their opponents share the same grid of gems and take turns matching with different gems causing different effects. Matching skull gems launches a basic attack while matching four of any gem gives another turn. And combo chains provide extra magical energy. From there though, benefits will vary. Most gems represent different elements like fire and water. Matching those gems charges up the special attacks of whatever team members specializes in those elements. Players might activate a solar-powered axe attack or defense-buffing howl driven by green energy.

Managing parties to better adapt to the random nature of the puzzle board is a key component of Gems of War’s non-combat gameplay. Aside from messing around with the look of their main character, players can tweak their elemental affinity as well as equip them with new weapons built to use new elements. Players can also recruit monsters from victorious battles and create a four-person squad. Elemental diversity opens up strategic opportunities along with the ability to limit enemy options. A fair but steep difficulty curve, especially for those who choose to tackle the bonus challenges, will encourage players to constantly customize their party until it is as strong as it can be.

Right now, the biggest barrier between players and the puzzle action is Gems of War’s curiously long and frequent load times. Hopefully that’s something they can fix before the official release. In any case, expect the game to fully launch everywhere soon.

Just in Time for the Movie, Disney Releases Big Hero 6 Bot Fight

Posted by Jessica Fisher on November 3rd, 2014
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On November 6, Disney will be releasing their new film Big Hero 6. If you can't wait you're in luck, because they've released Big Hero 6 Bot Fight today to get you pumped up. [Editor's Note: Is that supposed to be some sort of joke about the inflatable protagonist? Because if it is I approve!]

The game expands the story of the film as the street thug Yama uses a secret AI-chip to improve his Bot fighter, “Little Yama”. Little Yama goes berserk during a Bot Fight Tournament and infects other bots with its violent programming. The player must then team up with Big Hero 6 to take down Yama and save San Fransokyo.

Big Hero 6 Bot Fight is a match-3 puzzle adventure where you collect and level-up Bots to create the ultimate team. The game includes over 150 unique Bots and allows players to partner up with friends to complete missions and earn rewards.

You can download Big Hero 6 Bot Fight for free on the App Store today.

Super Glyph Quest Review

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By Jennifer Allen on October 23rd, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: RPG-BASED MATCH-3
Improving upon the earlier Glyph Quest comes Super Glyph Quest, a compelling Match-3/RPG mashup.
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Bee Brilliant Review

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By Jennifer Allen on October 22nd, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SAMEY MATCH-3
Want even more Match-3 gaming and fancy a bee based twist? Bee Brilliant is that game. Don't expect innovation though.
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Super Glyph Quest is Bringing More Match-3 Magics to the App Store Soon

Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 23rd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SLOW BURNING RPG :: Read Review »

Fans of Glyph Quest, by Alex Trowers and Leanne Bayley, will be thrilled to hear that the sequel, Super Glyph Quest, is coming out soon. The match-3 role playing puzzler uses elemental glyphs to cast powerful spells and fight monsters.

The development team has been bustling to bring you an enormous amount of new stuff. Just check out this list of improvements:

• New Glyphs! The elements of Primal and Metal join Air, Earth, Fire, Water, Light and Dark.
• New Spells! Over 70 spells to master.
• Character Customization! Create your very own caster.
• More Quests! All new map with a host of new questing locations.
• New Story! Character interactions and conversations.
• More Monsters! All new fiends to save the world from.
• Crafting! Create new gear out of all those pelts and icky stuff.
• Leveling Up! Customize your play with new abilities and power ups.
• Multiple Enemy Encounters! More than one critter can show up in battle at once.

There is no official date for Super Glyph Quest's release, but in the mean time we will congratulate Alex and Leanne on their newest addition to the team: Willow Trowers. Good Job, folks.

Cupcake Carnival Review

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By Jennifer Allen on September 23rd, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SAME OLD
Cupcake Carnival does all the right match-3 things but it's a format we've seen a little too often by now.
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MUJO Review

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By Campbell Bird on September 19th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ASSEMBLE THE GODS
This match-three game has collectible and role-playing elements that make it continually satisfying to play.
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Kapsula Review

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By Jennifer Allen on September 11th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TWITCHY MASH-UP
With a quirky but unique style, Kapsula is an enjoyable mix of racing and match-3. Yes, really.
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Gummy Drop! Review

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By Jennifer Allen on September 10th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: STANDARD MATCH-3ING
Gummy Drop! is a pleasant if not as special Match-3 game as it would like to be.
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Doctor Who: Legacy Review

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By Jennifer Allen on August 22nd, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: RUN OF THE MILL
Doctor Who: Legacy is an ok match-3 puzzle game, but it lacks some much needed personality, despite that great license.
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King Announces its Newest "Saga" - Diamond Digger Saga

Posted by Jessica Fisher on August 21st, 2014

Diamond Digger Saga, by King Digital Entertainment, promises to be another addictive, adorable game in the "Saga" line.

Players will get to control Diggy, a cute little guy with a glowing deedlybop on his head. Diggy mines the lands of Diamond Dale, Turquoise Meringue, and others in search of hidden treasures with help from his friends Moustache Pistache, Orange Owl, Jolly Joyphant, and Jiggly Jiraffe. Players will need to match gems and clear paths to advance through the game.

“Having already launched Diamond Digger Saga on Facebook, we’re so excited to be bringing this charming, yet challenging digger adventure to mobile devices,” says Tommy Palm, Games Guru at King, “We think players will love all aspects of this game, from the fun gameplay modes to the delightful characters, to the bright and colorful graphics. We can’t wait for fans of our games to start their mobile digging!”

Diamond Digger Saga will be available soon for free download on the App Store.