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Real-Time Multiplayer Match-3 RPG Crusaders Quest Set to Launch Next Month

Posted by Ellis Spice on November 20th, 2014

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.

Best Fiends Review

+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
By Nadia Oxford on October 14th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FIENDISH FUN
Though light on innovation, Best Fiends is still a slug-squashing good time.
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Who Stole Me? Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on August 19th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: STEALS YOUR HEART FOR A LITTLE WHILE
Who Stole Me?'s formula is pretty standard, and free-to-play trappings cause the game's difficulty to ramp up quickly. It's still a fun little puzzle title, though.
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Elfcraft Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Thomas on July 18th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: DECENT CRAFTSMANSHIP
I feel like forging elements is really more of a dwarven gig, but Elfcraft is still an enjoyable (if ultimately forgettable) puzzle experience.
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World of Thingies: Puzzle Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on June 5th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: BEAST WARS
World of Thingies: Puzzle is a lot of fun when it allows itself to be, but it's hampered by unfair boss fights and greedy free-to-play mechanics.
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Devil Shard Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on May 19th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: DEVILISH DIFFICULTY
Devil Shard looks and sounds wonderful, and its match-three battle mechanics are addictive. Its difficulty combined with its in-app purchases might make you grimace, however.
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GERMONSTER: Germ Monster Saga Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Angela LaFollette on March 19th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: GROOVY GERMS
GERMONSTER is a basic match-three puzzler that requires players to line up identical germs vertically and horizontally to send them back to the lab.
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Faif Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on March 7th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TAKE A GAMBLE ON IT
Faif needs some work before it becomes worthy of ranking amongst the likes of Blackjack, but the combination of match-three and gambling is unquestionably addictive.
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Juice Cubes Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on November 1st, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FAMILIAR FUN
Sure it might look like something we've all played before, but that doesn't stop Juice Cubes from being pretty enjoyable.
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Zombie! Zombie! Zombie! Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Andrew Stevens on October 25th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: KILL KILL KILL
Zombie! Zombie! Zombie! is a free-to-play action-packed match-3 title with a deep campaign and survival mode. Match zombies to kill 'em or toss a grenade for even more damage - it's all good!
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Linkies Puzzle Rush Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on September 16th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: PREDICTABLE
There might be a twist to proceedings but Linkies Puzzle Rush is a fairly predictable and safe Match-3 game.
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Jelly Splash Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on August 29th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: DERIVATIVE
It might be briefly fun but Jelly Splash is an idea that we've all seen a few too many times.
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Hexee Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on August 20th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: HEX MATCHING
Offering a different take on the Match-three way of doing things, Hexee isn't the prettiest but it is quite fun.
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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.

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.

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?