I had downloaded this game awhile back, but just now had the opportunity to test it out. I played just the hour trial, and even though the hour went by quickly, this is not a match 3 game that is going to keep you up all weekend like Heroes of Kalevala or Imperial Island: Birth of an Empire.
You have been locked in some kind of manor house by a demon king, and you have to get through many different locks to find your way out. Unlike some of the bizarre locks we might find in many HOM games, these are broken by using a match 3 puzzle grid. You match up icon using the switch method. Matching up ice blue gems on the grid gives you powerups. The upgrades can be used on a small scale, or you can hold out and get one thousand gems to just solve the puzzle, but it will take about three puzzle grids to get that many, maybe more. You might find the lower cost powerups to be more efficient, depending on the theme of the puzzle. With each room you get out of, you get bonus gems to add to your stash, but then the puzzles change, and what worked for the last lock is completely different from the previous one. Read more...(368 words, 31 images, estimated 1:28 mins reading time)
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.
I could have found a better way to spend an hour of gaming, because Panda Gourmet was not worth the time I put into it. It is the typical Match 3 game, you have to match food items on a grid to fill Panda’s order, and even though eventually you get tools to help you, the sounds that come from the game when you use them has to be among the world’s top ten most annoying noises.
Panda Gourmet, really stupid what more can I say? I guess I can say more… stay away from this game. There are far better match 3 games out there, from the Seven Wonders series, and Jungo, and the one game that will keep you up all night, The Heroes of Kalevela. If you need a match 3 fix, then go get one of these, and leave Panda Gourmet behind. As kawaii as that annoying panda might be, he’s not worth your time. Now, go get your game, and don’t even bother with Panda Gourmet. It’s just that lame!
Well, it looks like PopCap redeemed themselves from that disastrous Game of Life with this one. Bejeweled is the Cadillac of match 3 games, and this model is the sharpest one yet. It featured four kinds of play, Classic, Zen, Quest, and Lightning. The Quest mode is by far the most interesting one, in which you must race against speedy glaciers (omymoron much?), a perpetually building wall of gems, and other things that could hinder your progress, depending on the puzzle you choose. Classic is what we all know and love best, but the Stargate-style effect when switching puzzles just adds to the coolness. Read more...(240 words, 31 images, estimated 58 secs reading time)
I’m not sure how many readers here have come across the webcomic Misfile, but the main character of this match 3 game reminds me much Rumsiel, but they have been banished from Heaven to correct a mistake for very different reasons. In this game, our lazy angelic worker, Angelo, spends far too much time updating his Faithbook status and now some demons have slipped in on his watch and stolen seven artifacts, and he has to go down into Hell to get them back. He’s a witty little dude, and he will be matching wits with some monstrous, but not so bright creatures along the way. The puzzle he has to solve feature icons that represent the seven deadly sins, which many people are far more familiar with than the seven cardinal virtues. Read more...(294 words, 31 images, estimated 1:11 mins reading time)