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Blitz Block Robo Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on July 29th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FRANTIC BLOCK BUSTING
Offering frantic Match-3 style gaming, albeit with an unique twist or two, Blitz Block Robo is a fun way to score chase.
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Favorite Four: Match-3 Games

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 15th, 2013

The Match-3 genre is often quite maligned these days. Criticized for being repetitive and unoriginal, I'm out to prove that's not the case. There are plenty of imaginative reinterpretations of the familiar genre, and here's a look at four of the best.

Bejeweled
OK, so Bejeweled is pretty standard Match-3 fodder. It's also the best purist interpretation out there, ensuring hours of fun for any jewel matching fan. There's no storyline to follow or anything complex like that. Just a series of modes focused on matching similarly colored gems to each other. It's pure, it's simple and it's a great time waster.

Scurvy Scallywags
Ably demonstrating the variety that Match-3 gaming can offer, Scurvy Scallywags combines pirates, the classic humor of Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert and, of course, Match-3 gameplay. It's great fun and surprisingly deep, thanks to the ability to build new ships and explore side quests. Particular joy stems from the customization options available for those who want to create their own personalized pirate.

10000000
It might be a little difficult to remember how many zeros need to go in the title, but everything else about 10000000 is very memorable. It's a dungeon crawling game that combines Match-3 style sensibilities to create a potently addictive title. Plenty of upgrades and objectives are available to keep one playing into the night, even if you started playing that morning.

Triple Town
Like precious little else out there in the Match-3 genre, Triple Town is an unique proposition. The player's sole objective is to grow the biggest possible city, all via matching three or more game-pieces. Combine three pieces of grass and make a bush, with three bushes turning into a tree and so forth. It really is quite original stuff, and strangely addictive too. Who would have thought that matching a few tiles of the same shape could do so much?

Sugar Rush Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on July 2nd, 2013
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: BASIC MATCH THREE
Straight-forward and pretty uninspired, Sugar Rush is a Match Three blitz game we've all seen before.
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Pet Rescue Saga Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on June 14th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: PREDICTABLE YET FUN
Far from an unique title, Pet Rescue Saga is still a quite fun, if in-app purchase heavy, Match Three-style puzzle game.
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Jewel Thieves: Knight's Armor Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on June 10th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: BY THE NUMBERS MATCHING
Jewel Thieves: Knight's Armor plays it safe with some pleasant but unexciting Match Three gameplay.
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Tomb Breaker Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on May 20th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SIMPLE MATCHING
Tomb Breaker keeps it simple with gameplay just a matter of matching up gems and nothing more. It's fun for a time, but pretty forgettable.
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Legend Of Talisman Pro Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on April 19th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: PUZZLE OVERLOAD
Keeping it simple in terms of looks, Legend of Talisman is quite the challenging puzzle game for those who love to manipulate gems.
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Dragon Puzzle Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on April 18th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: LACKING EXCITEMENT
Veering a little too close for comfort to other games of the same ilk, Dragon Puzzle is a slightly confusing card game/RPG/Match Three hybrid lacking in soul.
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RRBBYY Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on April 5th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: CHALLENGING BLOCK TWIST
Adding an unique element to a familiar genre, RRBBYY is sure to test the mental and physical reactions of many block busting game fans.
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Hidden Wonders Of The Depths Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Jennifer Allen on April 3rd, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SIMPLE PLEASURES
Combine everyone's favorite casual gaming elements, and Hidden Wonders of the Depths is what you get, warts and all.
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Dungeon Hearts Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Jennifer Allen on March 28th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: PUZZLING PROWESS
A fast paced Match Three game mixed with simple RPG elements proves successful for Dungeon Hearts, but expect the focus to be heavily on the Match Three rather than anything RPGish.
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Battle for Niria Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on March 25th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: NEEDS MORE WORK
This online puzzle rpg could use a bit more time in the oven.
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Match-Up! By Big Fish Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on March 15th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: PASSES THE TIME
Offering three popular varieties of casual game in one package, Match-Up! is a simple if far from revolutionary gaming experience.
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PokerTower Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on March 5th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: NO NEED FOR POKER FACE
Mixing Match Three puzzling with poker card hands isn't new, but PokerTower turns it into a very enjoyable experience.
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Jewel Mysteries HD: The Lost Treasures Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on February 12th, 2013
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: SIMPLISTIC
A predictable and very safe Match Three game, there's some fun to be had with Jewel Mysteries HD: The Lost Treasures, but it's very far from revolutionary.
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