Created by 10 Tons, which used to be known as Myth People, Sparkle 2 delivers the fun and strategy of all the their other games. When it comes to casual gaming, no one does it like the Finnish. This is the sequel to Sparkle, which we had reviewed her quite some time ago, and it is just as much fun. There is more of a quest line this time, as our puzzle path takes us on the hunt for five magical keys that hold the secret to world peace.
This marble popper is fast paced, and can be tricky at times. Shooting at variable tools will give you a quick fix, if you can get to them. The music is phenomenal, and you would swear that 10 Tons had put Danny Elfman on their payroll. Now, the main game graphics were great, but the graphics in the game breaks when you find the keys could have been more sharp. Still, it is as addictive and as much fun as the original, and worth the time you would put into it. If you love marble poppers and match 3 games, this is one you should try. 10 Tons has lots of other great puzzle games, too, but my favourite is still Heroes of Kalevala.
Atlantis: Pearls of the Deep was rather disappointing. I was expecting a Bust-a-Move or Luxor kind of marble popper, but this was like the original Jar of Marbles. Although it has great undersea graphics and a mysteries of the deep kind of theme, the lulling drone of the background music made this game a little too relaxing, but it was not enough to lull me back to bed, even when it was twenty-nine degrees in Chipley, Florida this morning.
Each puzzle has a new challenge, and sometimes you have to work around gears and other little obstacles to get past to pop the “pearls” needed to help the queen of Atlantis bring her undersea city back to life. We do get a blue-haired mermaid as a guide, but she’s a little two-dimensional, and just as flat as this game is. I’ve abut had it with the Jar of Marbles type of puzzle games. Devs need to make these games a little more upbeat, especially in the sound department. There are lots of marble popper games out there. You won’t really miss much if you pass up Atlantis: Pearls of the Deep.
I was a bit wary of trying out this game, since the first Jar of Marbles was such a let down, but I really enjoyed the sequel much more. Jar of Marbles II: Journey to the West brought with it a great tie-in to a classic Chinese legend, and a far more challenging game. This was no ordinary marble popper. There was strategy involved, and your moves had to be precise, and quick, since each level was timed. We were not stuck using the same old jars or marbles. In the jar were blue marbles with jigsaw puzzle pieces on them, and whenever one of these match 3 sets were eliminated, it gave us another puzzle piece to find an animal that was part of the legend. I did not play long enough to find the Monkey King, but if anything, this game did make me want to read the old tale of Journey to the West again. Read more...(286 words, 32 images, estimated 1:09 mins reading time)
Anyone who grew up during the arcade days of the early 1980s is going to love this game! Guilty as charged. Seriously, I was one of those kids who played for hours at the Malibu Grand Prix down in Orlando back in the day. Well, all those great game of my later teens have come back to haunt me in such a good way. MumboJumbo has taken one of its best selling series, and spliced it together with all our favourite arcade hits for Luxor Evolved.
This is one game I could truly not get enough of, and the only thing that seemed to be missing from the atmosphere was the hard rock or New Wave music and the scent of freshly baked waffle cones in the air. Both of those are easy enough to come by, if you have Sirius Radio or a pizzelle maker and the right recipe. Getting back your favourite arcade games from back in the day, not so much, but now you can have them all in one great marble popping game, and spend just as many hours playing them, but not nearly as many quarters. So if you think a little time-traveling might be in order this weekend, and you want to feel Totally Awesome! Go download Luxor Evolved right now.
This match 3 marble popper game was listed as a recommendation for those whom like these kinds of games, so I thought I’d give it a try. It turned out to be the same old game with a new paint job, but now that I’ve started telling you about it, I might as well finish. Read more...(248 words, 62 images, estimated 1:0 mins reading time)