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Switch & Drop Review

Switch & Drop Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Switch & Drop is a fairly typical Matching game but it has a few small tweaks to make it more interesting - at least for a little while.

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Jolly Jam Review

Jolly Jam Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Jolly Jam is a Match-3 style game but with a different approach than most.

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DUO! Review

DUO! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
DUO! is pairs but with a few noticeable improvements, and a few urges for in-app purchases, too.

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Rescue Quest Review

Rescue Quest Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
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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The adorable puzzle game Stubies, by Creatiu Lab, has been updated with a bunch more content. Players can now see where they stand with the GameCenter leaderboards integration and compete against their friends in timed matches.

The update also includes the new Red World with 15 extra levels and new hidden blocks that pop up from the ground blocking the stubies movement. Players can enjoy the game in either portrait and landscape mode. Lastly, the game now includes more Stubies with new powers!

You can pick up Stubies for $1.99 on the App Store.

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Order Up!! Fast Food Review

Order Up!! Fast Food Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Matching colored food might be very familiar, but Order Up!! Fast Food is a quite fun example of the genre.

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RYO Review

RYO Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
RYO's simple puzzles create a rainbow of complex colors.

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Contact Game Review

Contact Game Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Simple to play but lacking that extra 'oomph' for the 'one more go' factor, Contact is a fast-paced matching game.

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Spin It Review

Spin It Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Spin It has a fine puzzle game model, but its execution lacks energy.

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Lost Light Review

Lost Light Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Simple to play and simple to look at, Lost Light is still a fairly enjoyable Matching game, even if it isn't overly exceptional.

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5BY5 Brain Game Review

5BY5 Brain Game Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Sliding tiles mashed up with number adding and color matching - there’s a lot going on in this puzzle strategy brain game.

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Qwirkle Review

Qwirkle Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Board games are usually a great genre on mobile devices and Mindware's Qwirkle falls in line with the quality iOS users have come to expect.

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Stubies Review

Stubies Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
An adorable and chaotic puzzler where the goal is to clear the screen by matching block-headed creatures together without letting them fall off the platforms.

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Voro Review

Voro Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A tile matching puzzler that offers plenty of playtime and replay value to keep players entertained, but the pop-up ads just aren’t cool.

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Fiete Review

Fiete Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Fiete is a charming, stylized app full of mini games young children will enjoy.

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Words Of Wonder Review

Words Of Wonder Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It's a format that many will have played in a slightly different guise, but that doesn't stop Words of Wonder being rather good fun.

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That’s My Bag Review

That’s My Bag Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Almost overwhelmingly varied, That's My Bag is quite the challenge despite its cute and simple concept.

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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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Wordchemy Review

Wordchemy Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Not the most radical spelling game, but a fine one nonetheless.

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Jelly All Stars Review

Jelly All Stars Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This no-frills puzzle game is a decent time-waster for familiarities' sake, but it doesn't bring much that's new to the table.

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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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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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Jewels with Buddies Review

Jewels with Buddies Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
A well executed but ultimately run-of-the-mill matching game with a few social gaming additions.

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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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Matching With Friends Review

Matching With Friends Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Match as many blocks as possible and score higher than your friends in this new asynchronous block matching game from Zynga.

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My Laboratory Review

My Laboratory Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
My Laboratory is an element puzzler that puts gamers in charge of creating a brand new world.

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Zombie Quest – Mastermind the hexes! Review

Zombie Quest – Mastermind the hexes! Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Fight terrible monstrosities with terrible monstrosities in this adaptation of a classic board game.

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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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Elenints Review

Elenints Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Elenints revolves around an incredibly simple core concept, but that simplicity is what makes it so complex and addictive.

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NomNom Combo Review

Developer: Eastside Games

Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.2
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4S

Graphics / Sound Rating: ★★★½☆
Game Controls Rating: ★★★½☆
Gameplay Rating: ★★★½☆
Replay Value Rating: ★★★☆☆

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

Some might call it the circle of life, other will call it the food chain, NomNom Combo calls it a game. In this new “king of the jungle” matching game, players match animals together and then match the prey animals with the predators in return for in-game currency. This obviously isn’t a typical matching game. Honestly, how many matching games out there have a problem with blocks eating other blocks? In NomNom Combo, players aren’t just focused on making matches, they are also concerned with making matches in a way that will keep their predator’s bellies full.

Players start each game by placing animals like flies and frogs as tiles on the game board. If a player places a fly next to a frog it will run in the opposite direction until it hits the edge of the board. If the fly is placed in such a way that it can’t run, or runs into another frog, then it is eaten by the frog and the player is awarded a certain number of coins. However, placing three flies close together will turn them into a mouse, making it impossible for a frog to eat. To eat the mouse the player must match three frogs and make a snake. Three mice turn into a rabbit, three snakes turn into an eagle continuing through sheep, manatees, wolves, and so on through various predator and prey combos. Though not quite evolutionarily sound, this progression to larger animals is what makes the game more puzzle-like than other matching games.

Players can’t just place animals on the board randomly making matches. At the start of each game they are awarded a certain number of random animals to place. They’ll need to plan out their placements so they can “evolve” the biggest predators and prey in tandem and in placements where the predator can eventually get at the prey. Coins are awarded for each prey animal that is eaten and these coins are used to buy more animals to place, continuing the game.

NomNom Combo is certainly a unique matching puzzle game. It’s both fun to play and challenging to master. The balance between matching and strategy makes the game a great choice for players looking for a challenge.

Note: NomNom Combo is currently only available in the Canadian App Store and will get a wider release later this quarter.

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