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Heroes of Hellas

This entry was posted in Casual Games, Match 3, Software by Snowfoxx on

Gameplay:★★★★☆ 
Graphics:★★★☆☆ 
Sound:★★★☆☆ 
Value:★★★★★ 
Fun Factor:★★★★★ 
Overall:★★★★☆ 

With all movies that have come out over the last few years set using Classical Greek mythos and legends, I was surprised that I had neglected to review Heroes of Hellas when I has already done so with its sequels. In this chain-based match 3 game, we are on assignment by Zeus to gather all the main heroes of legend, from the ill-fated Icarus to the mighty Hercules to hunt down a stolen artifact that has been taken into Hades realm. So, before we can cross the river Styx, we will use these chains of icons to find Icarus, Achilles, Perseus, Odysseus, Jason, Hercules and more to hunt down one really bad dude, King Tantalus.

Sparkle 2

This entry was posted in Casual Games, Marble Popper, Match 3, Software by Snowfoxx on

Gameplay:★★★★☆ 
Graphics:★★★★☆ 
Sound:★★★★★ 
Value:★★★★★ 
Fun Factor:★★★★★ 
Overall:★★★★½ 

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.

Pirates of New Horizons: Planet Buster

This entry was posted in Adventure Games, Casual Games, Match 3, Puzzle Games, Software by Snowfoxx on

Gameplay:★★★☆☆ 
Graphics:★★★☆☆ 
Sound:★★★☆☆ 
Value:★★☆☆☆ 
Fun Factor:★★☆☆☆ 
Overall:★★½☆☆ 

While this Match 3 game is a little different, it did not make it any less boring. It had all the bells and whistles of most any 80s arcade game, but the game play itself was lacking in challenge at first, but as your levels went up, your timer went down. Having bombs and using multiple pops did boost your score. You had to reach a certain number before time was up to get to the next level. Between levels were optional challenge puzzles where one would make one move in hopes the whole puzzle would collapse in on itself, but I would never stay for any than three tries on these.

While this game is colourful and loud, it does not keep me addicted to it like Heroes of Kalevala has for hours at a time, nor do I have a yearning to try it again. There are many match 3 games I have enjoyed far more than this one, and others I’ve yet to try.

Heroes of Kalevala

This entry was posted in Casual Games, Puzzle Games, Software, Strategy Games by Snowfoxx on

Gameplay:★★★★★ 
Graphics:★★★★☆ 
Sound:★★★★☆ 
Value:★★★★★ 
FunFactor: ★★★★★ 
Overall:★★★★½ 

Heroes of Kalevala is so not the typical Match 3 game. This involves so much more than popping matching tiles. The story is, your tribe has been suffering from a drought, and the shaman throws the bones. The wise elder deems it is time to move on to more fertile shores, and a team of settlers is sent to the land of Kalevala to set new farms and colonies. Through this game, new villages are built, beautification takes place to ensure the colonists’ happiness, but not all is good. An evil witch, Louhi, and her nasty crow familiar are set on kicking out the newcomers. Heroes and gods are on your side, as they will help you defeat her nasty little bird as it tries to burn down the borders of your puzzles in every level. Each level brings on new challenges, locks, blocks, ice, but they also bring on new tools, like small and large bombs. You have warriors that can throw hammers and such to take out random blocks, and an amazing sea god that will flood the tiles to take them out, which that nasty crow is none too happy about. This addictive game can keep you going for hours, wanting to know what happens next. You will want to keep building their villages, and see who else might show up to help your villagers or hurt them. As I did not really have much time to test out Heroes of Kalevalaproperly, I will let you know that so far as I have seen, Ahti, the sea god, is one your most effective tools in taking out the tiles and Louhi’s familiar. There may be a revisit to this game later, because I know I will be playing it again. It’s just too good to pass up.