Posts Tagged match-3

Crafty Crates Review

Crafty Crates Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Style over substance isn't always a great trade off.

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Battle for Niria Review

Battle for Niria Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This online puzzle rpg could use a bit more time in the oven.

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Atlantis: Pearls of the Deep Review

Atlantis: Pearls of the Deep Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Atlantis:Pearls of the Deep is a superb puzzle and match-3 game that will appeal to fans of either genre.

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NeedleSack Zack Review

NeedleSack Zack Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
A sharp combination of puzzle and competitive strategy gaming.

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7 Elements Review

7 Elements Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Match-3 games are fun. Especially when they strive to do things a little differently from each other.

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Pixel Defenders Puzzle Review

Pixel Defenders Puzzle Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Pixel Defenders Puzzle combines many elements from match 3, strategy, and combat games to create a unique experience.

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Doctor Dot HD Review

Doctor Dot HD Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A matching game that features a physician using pills to cure a patient? This sounds familiar.

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App Store App of the Week – Zookeeper DX

Posted by on November 9th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Zookeeper DX is the iTunes App Store app of the week. This newly free app is a great little match-3 game, especially for free.

Grumble and Piccolo’s Fishing Trip Review

Grumble and Piccolo’s Fishing Trip Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Grumble & Piccolo's Fishing Trip is a match 3 game with a sea theme and a few neat features.

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New App: Zynga Releases Latest in ‘With Friends’ Series – Gems With Friends

Posted by on September 7th, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Zynga has released the latest in their “With Friends” series of games. This one is a sort of match-3 puzzle game. Will be interesting to see if the “With Friends” continues to be popular.

source: Gems With Friends Free
Toybox Review

Toybox Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Toybox is a shooter. Toybox is a match-3 game. Toybox is both of those things combined, and it creates a rather compelling and unique whole.

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New App: Toybox is Two Games in One And at the Same Time

Posted by on August 23rd, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

I’ve been playing an early build of Toybox for a month or so. It’s a fun little multitasking game. It’s kind of like rubbing your belly and patting the top of your head, but you know, in game form.

On the left side of the screen you have a simple little shooter. On the right, you have a match 3 game. Shooting blinking ships on the left drops the corresponding block on the right. The fun comes in keeping both sides moving. We’ll have a full review for you soon.

Angel Salvation Review

Angel Salvation Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Barring a few foibles (and an internet requirement), Angel Salvation is actually a really cool match 3 RPG.

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If you’ve tired of solving a Rubik’s Cube, it’s time for something new. Colorgon takes the simplicity of the match three genre and the challenge of mind-bending puzzles and combines the two into a unique brain training exercise. And now, Colorgon has updated to version 1.1, adding the ability for users to create their own puzzles and share them with their friends. Even better, right now it’s free on the App Store.

In the universal app Colorgon, players manipulate interconnected, multicolor hexagons in an attempt to get colors to match up. Puzzles range from the simple to the sublime, and with the addition of player-created puzzles, the challenges are endless. Players can also compete against friends asynchronously to see if they can solve a puzzle faster than anyone else.

Can you make all the colors gone in Colorgon? It’s available now in the iTunes App Store – what are ou waiting for?


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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-04-19 :: Category: Games

Puzzle Dungeons Review

Puzzle Dungeons Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
It's more of a grind than a story-driven epic, but it's an very fun grind.

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BraveSmart Review

BraveSmart Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Building homes for wayward Scotts isn't exactly easy, but it sure is fun.

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Kitten Sanctuary Review

Kitten Sanctuary Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Match 3 meets pet sim in this clever mashup of genres.

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Luxor Evolved HD Review

Luxor Evolved HD Review

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Luxor Evolved is a match-3 game that combines colorful vector graphics with retro shooter elements.

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Azkend 2 HD – The World Beneath Review

Azkend 2 HD – The World Beneath Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Azkend 2 is a gorgeous tile-matching puzzle game ideal for casual gamers

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Diamond Dash, the puzzle game that combines the mechanics of a game like Collapse, where 3 or more adjacent gems can be tapped and removed from the board, and the speedy pace of Bejeweled Blitz, is now available as a free download for iOS. The game has been popular on Facebook with over 10 million players per month. This iOS version features the same gameplay, and can synchronize with the Facebook game through Facebook Connect. Users can compare their high scores with their Facebook friends, and compete in tournaments with other Facebook users and friends to try and earn medals for their performance. Each player session uses up a life, which recharge every 8 minutes, or can be purchased through spending gold acquired through in-app purchases. While the App Store lacks not for match-3 games at all, this kind of synchronization between platforms is something that is not seen very often on the the App Store.

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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-12-06 :: Category: Games

Panda Picnic Review

Panda Picnic Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Panda Picnic is an asynchronous multiplayer take on the match-3 puzzle game.

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Matchlings Review

Matchlings Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Matchlings is a match-3 game featuring horror-inspired creatures with special abilities that can be activated by double-tapping on them.

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Bird Zapper Review

Bird Zapper Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Bird Zapper is a fun reincarnation of the omnipresent "match-3" game, with a fluid feel, good graphics, and a highly ridiculous premise.

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Charmed Review

Charmed Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Don't be fooled by the traditional match 3 exterior, Charmed is a gravity fueled throw-down.

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Bomberman Chains Review

Bomberman Chains Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Bomberman Chains is about as simple as a Match 3 game can get, but its simplicity makes it hard to put down.

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Chainz Galaxy HD for iPad Review

Chainz Galaxy HD for iPad Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
With a few variants on the classic match three game, Chainz Galaxy HD is entertaining and different - if pricey.

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GeoSpin Review

GeoSpin Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Shapes, colors, and matching, OH MY!

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Snood for iPad Review

Snood for iPad Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Snood for iPad is a version of the Bust-a-Move clone built for the iPad, featuring multiple game modes and different selectable character designs.

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Ponk Review

Ponk Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Ponk is a hard (very hard) Match-3 game that uses a fairly innovative control scheme to help it stand out from the crowd.

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Lets just face facts and admit that as much as we would like to believe otherwise, the “match three” puzzle game is here to stay.  The success of the gametype could be chocked up to everything from its simple to grasp concepts to the use of bright colors and often flashy animations, but the problem is that no developers are willing to mess with the formula.  Hoping to take the nauseatingly stagnant bull by the proverbial horns, a new game named Virus Strike looks to change all of that in one quick swoop of their handkerchief.  How are they hoping to breath new life into the stagnant genre?  The answer is simple: give it a personal touch. Well, line drawing controls at least.

While much of the competition fumbles with fake analog sticks and gimmicky finger shuffling, Vertigo Software may be onto something with their unique new line drawing scheme that has more in common with Flight Control than it does Tetris.  To help you better wrap your brain around how this awesomely simple schema works, glance over the brief gameplay footage below:

After viewing that video, I think it would be reasonable to assume that we have never controlled a “match three” in quite this manner.  This may be the kind of change that has been needed for quite some time.  Though, I do have to say that I have some concerns over the precision of the above methods; if nothing else, it will give a much needed change of pace that could further drive innovation.

Place your bets on how long these controls are exclusively in Virus Strike.  Sadly, I am guessing it will be not long at all before someone from a larger publisher “borrows” it.  However, the genre may be better off because of it.  Be sure to give credit where it is deserved and take the innovator out for a test spin.  The game will only stay free for a limited time.

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iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-10-24 :: Category: Games

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