Version Reviewed: 1.4.0
App Reviewed on: iPhone 5
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Ok, so Nibblers is a match-3 puzzle game and we’ve all seen those before, right? Fortunately this one’s a little trickier than most, throwing in some nuances that make it stand out more so.
You’re matching fruit again but various obstacles get in your way. You have to clear things like mud or enemies, as well as hedges which can obstruct the path of the fruit dropping down. Early enemies can be vanquished by matching up fruit nearby them a couple of times, while hardier folk require more strategy. Typically, you have to match up four or five fruit in order to create special characters that can be swiped to take out a whole row, including the spiky foe.
Such strategy means that Nibblers stays more interesting than most match-3 games. It also provides some pretty tricky levels that ensure you won’t rush through the game.
While it might not be a revolutionary concept, it’s suitably fun to play through Nibblers. It’s got that same charm that works so well for Angry Birds, thereby allowing you to look past its flaws.