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With so many games to pick through nowadays, the sea of apps can be hard to wade through. Countless titles release every day, and they're all vying for your attention, battling it out to try and secure a position of prominence - a game that you play every day.
Match-stuff games aren't the newest genre on the App Store, but you can trace the modern refinements of this kind of puzzle game to Bejewelled by PopCap Games. But, despite first appearances, there's often more to these games than simply swiping shapes back and forth.
Sure, they're generally simple - match three or more shapes or colours to remove them from the playing board to score points - but this is a genre that often relies on skill as well as fast reactions. And we reckon these five games offer up the best examples of how to do match-stuff puzzles right. Disagree? Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments then.
In Jelly Blast!, you'll head out on a fantastic adventure in the Candy Kingdom with a bunch of new friends like Lily, Mr. Hare, and Mr. Rabbit, visiting a selection of treat-themed places.
There are hundreds of difficult levels to complete on your way, and you'll know exactly what to expect If you're a fan of match three puzzlers.
That being said, you'll discover a few unique features, like boosters which turn the tide in the hardest levels, and treats you unlock everytime you complete a level.
To discover more about the wonderful world of Jelly Blast!, we spoke to Cheetah Mobile about what sets it apart from other games in the genre, the challenges faced during development, and which features the company is most proud of.
In anticipation of the new SpongeBob movie that's coming out soon, Nickelodeon has released a new match-3 puzzler called SpongeBob Bubble Party. Join your favorite sponge in Bikini Bottom or the Jellyfish Fields as you try to pop bubbles as fast as you can to get the high score. As you play you can earn Krabby Patties to unlock locations and characters unique powers.
You can download SpongeBob Bubble Party for $1.99 on the App Store now.
In the latest episode, 'Enemy of the State', a mission in Japan gets ambushed by The Hand, with Wolverine reprogrammed to join them. In order to stop The Hand from carrying out their plan, Elektra, Captain America, Iron Man, and more will have to fight to get him back. Meanwhile, the new Survival mode challenges players to battle their way through waves of enemies, with rewards given out for getting past certain waves.
Marvel Puzzle Quest is available to download from the App Store for free.
TOAST has announced that their real-time action-RPG match-3 game Crusaders Quest will release on iOS on December 4. The 8-bit stylized title features elements from the action, RPG, and matching genres, with players able to select from six classes and recruit from a pool of over 200 unique heroes.
If players so wish, they can also pre-register for the game. Players who do so will get special characters, items, and in-game currency upon launch, with more prizes being given out depending on the number of people who pre-register.
Crusaders Quest is set to
match march its way into the App Store on December 4.