What do you get when you cross a super-popular farming app with a match-3 game? Zynga’s FarmVille: Harvest Swap.
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Finn and Jake are taking over D3 Go!'s popular puzzle game series in the upcomingAdventure Time Puzzle Quest.
In Godspeed Commanderfrom Nah-Meen Studios, you'll be building a top-notch Destroyer from the ground up.
Battle Odyssey, Gameloft'snewest puzzle RPG, is coming to the App Store next week. Set in the world of Pondera, you will need to control the power of the elements to defend the world from evil. You'll be able to entlist over 500 allies to aid you in your quest to save the world, and each one comes with their own elemental affinities and powers. It plays similarly to a match-3, where you connect like-colored Orbs to battle. You can play the story or challenge your friends in PvP, and eventually Gameloft plans to add limited-time events and special events that can earn your rare allies.
Battle Odyssey will launch next Thursday, April 23.
The angriest of avians have gone to wreck havoc in Japan.Angry Birds Fight!is a cultural mash-up pf a match-3 that's due out this spring. You'll be solving puzzles and challenging other players from around the world.
Rovio hasn't given a specific date for release, but you can expect to be saying Ohaiyo toAngry Birds Fight! soon. In the meantime, they've released two videos for the game on youtube - including a music video fromTempura Kidz.
Paula Deen, Queen of Southern Cuisine, has launched her first free mobile game - Paula Deen’s Recipe Quest.
She's teamed up with Dream Forge Entertainment to create a match-3 puzzle game where you're trying to discover Paula’s favorite recipes. It has 40 levels that will reward players with downloadable recipe cards so that they can cook alongside Paula. The app will be updated weekly with new new challenges and recipes, and it offers opportunities to win real prizes such as discounts at Paula Deen’s General Store and a chance to cook alongside Paula on the Paula Deen Network.
“I am a gamer at heart and never leave my home without my iPad. Paula Deen’s Recipe Quest is an incredible and one-of-a-kind game that will allow y’all to cook up a storm with me while solving exciting puzzles. Plus, it’s free!” said Paula Deen in a press release.
You can download Paula Deen’s Recipe Quest for free right now.
I know, I know. Match-3 is kind of an overdone concept at this point. It's sort of like the zombies of game design. Good thing there aren't any... oh, wait. Seriously though, don't let the match-3 and zombies combination fool you into a false sense of "meh" before you really take a look at Zombie Match Defense from shovelware games. It might just surprise you.
You'll be matching three-of-a-kind brains (or more than three if you can) throughout Zombie Match Defense, this is true, but what's interesting is that unlike a typical match-3 it's done as a means to clear out the approaching zombie horde - not unlike a certain popular lane defense game about plants and... other stuff. As they creep in from the right you'll need to match-up brains similar to whatever the zombies are noshing on in order to get rid of them. And each turn brings the remaining walkers one step closer to your delicious, defenseless scientists.
Well, they're almost defenseless. Some power-ups are available that can turn the tide in a pinch. Of course there are also other zombies that will require more matches to eliminate or lock the brains their chewing on down so you can't swap them. It's something of a trade-off.
Zombie Match Defense still has a ways to go before it's ready for a release. But you know, for a game based around stale puzzle mechanics and featuring even staler antagonists, it actually feels pretty fresh.
Rovio Entertainment has released a new match-3 game called Jolly Jam - where you'll play as Prince Jam as you try to save Princess Honey and the Jelly Kingdom from the evil boss.
The game is delightfully adorable with its cute characters and bright graphics. It offers hundreds of levels, epic combo attacks, and an adventure across the Jelly Kingdom from Lemonade Lake to the Chocolate Mountains. It also features a new mechanic to match-3 games that lets you draw a box around matching jellies to complete levels.
You can download Jolly Jam for free on the App Store.