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Bust-A-Move Islands Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on January 20th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: STEADY POPPING
It's Bust-A-Move all over again, but with a few tricks up its sleeve.
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Hide Your Nuts - Squirrel Girl Joins the Marvel Puzzle Quest Team

Posted by Jessica Fisher on January 20th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Squirrel Girl is coming to Marvel Puzzle Quest. The match-3 puzzle game from D3PA has you assembling a crack team of super heroes from the Marvel Universe, including Captain America, Spider-Man, and Hulk.

While Squirrel Girl's power to control squirrels may not seem to be on par with unbeatable strength or spidey senses, she's got the chops to take down Dr. Doom. In Marvel Puzzle Quest. She's also the first character to have color strengths in Yellow, Green, and Purple gems, giving her a unique power set. You can win win her in the Oscorp: Heroic story event, which ends on January 21.

You can download Marvel Puzzle Quest for free on the App Store today to catch Squirrel Girl.

The Adorable Bubble-Popping Dragons are Back in Bust-a-Move Islands

Posted by Jessica Fisher on January 16th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: STEADY POPPING :: Read Review »

Gumi, Inc. has launched Bust-A-Move Islands, a new match-3 puzzle adventure in pretty much the same vein as the rest of the series. The app sports some exceedingly cute dragons called Bub and Bob, who adventure across fantasy islands popping bubbles and trying to find a cure for the evil warlock’s spell. Bust-A-Move Islands has over 200 puzzles to keep you popping like mad.

You can also play against your friends on Facebook and challenge them to see who is the best popper. To aid you in your bubbly quest you'll get special bubbles including the Super Bubble, Bubble Plus, and Bomb Bubble Boosts. Just watch out for dangers like Snake Bubble, Skull Bubble, Rocks, and Blocks. There's so many bubbles I can't handle it!

You can bubble download Bust-A-Move Islands for free on the App Store.

Action Puzzler Sparkle Epic is Now Available on the App Store

Posted by Jessica Fisher on January 16th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

10tons has released their newest action puzzler, Sparkle Epic, which is their first free-to-play title in the Sparkle series. The game offers you over 100 challenging levels with power-ups and new orbs such as boulders and bombs.

Sparkle Epic is a great casual action puzzle game. We have succeeded in making the game fun and challenging for all players. We expect a strong launch, as the Sparkle franchise has a wide appeal and a solid existing fanbase.” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons, in a press release.

You can download Sparkle Epic for free on the App Store now.

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

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
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
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

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

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
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
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

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

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
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

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
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

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
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

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
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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