Kingdom of Gnester Review
- Publisher: Another Castle Studios inc.
- Genre: Adventure
- Released: 23 Dec, 2009
- Size: 119.0 MB
- Price: FREE!
- Huge and amusing story mode.
- Great hand-drawn art style.
- Meshes three-match and platforming.
- Interface is a bit sloppy.
- High learning curve for those not immediately familiar with three-match games.
It's clear that the creators had a lot of fun designing Kingdom of Gnester and it shows while you're playing this great App.
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Bejeweled is without a doubt one of the most recognizable and widely accepted forms of digital catnip for the casual gamer. Kingdom of Gnester takes this basic form of three-match gameplay and combines it with an excellent platformer that's not only challenging but often full of irreverent humor to enjoy.
The titular Gnester is on a quest to forge his own kingdom and by playing a three-match game you give him the powers necessary to complete his journey. Matched gems fuel different abilities like jumping, invincibility, or even ducking, and need to be used to survive obstacles and collect golden gnomes which are used as the game's currency. The board is responsive and doesn't penalize non-matching moves, which is a godsend as you attempt to generate large bonuses to concentrate on the platforming.
There's a lot of adjustment required to balance gem-matching and platforming simultaneously, but it's also a great challenge that keeps each level exciting to play. The game's artwork is lovingly rendered with hand-drawn 2D sprites, but the text and numbers do look sloppy in this style. Upgrades to your abilities can be purchased and in game currency can even be purchased from the App Store or farmed while playing the arcade mode or Ranch mode which is very similar to Plants vs. Zombie's gardening mode.
With its rock solid gameplay and instant-play modes Kingdom of Gnester will keep you busy for weeks. If you're a casual gamer this is definitely a must try game.
DescriptionITS FINALLY HERE:
THINK MARIO MEETS BEJEWELED PLAYING BOTH AT THE SAME TIME!!!
THE APP STORES FIRST TRUE PUZZLE PLATFORMER!!!
IF YOUR LOOKING FOR A GAME WITH DEPTH AND AN HUGE AMOUNT OF CONTENT FOR THE PRICE, LOOK NO FURTHER.
PLEASE HELP GNESTER REACH THE TOP 25 SO ANOTHER CASTLE CAN CONTINUE TO MAKE TOP QUALITY GAMES FOR THE APP STORE :)
"Let me begin by saying this is a VERY SOLID TITLE. I’m unsure why this hasn’t received any facetime anywhere yet though it should. The combination of the Bejeweled style gameplay and platformer features make this a super addicting game. I haven’t said it in a while but do BUY this game!"
- The APPera
"Its inventiveness goes unquestioned and this clever combination yields good gameplay"
"I had a blast from beginning to end of Kingdom of Gnester, and also with the mini-games. The art and story are charming, and the gameplay is familiar yet with enough twists to feel fresh."
What’s great about this game is how it melds two different game genres and offers a solid, challenging and incredibly entertaining game experience. The depth and quality of this game is astonishing, and frankly, I am surprised it’s not getting the kudos it deserves.
-Touchmyapps (Kingdom of Gnester received Kiss it rating)
"This is a fascinating new development in iPhone gaming, and is sure to be mimicked by countless others to follow. I give it a perfect score, 10 out of 10, for its ingenuity and for being one of the few games that progresses gaming to a new level."
We were astonished at the amazing work that Another Castle has put into Kingdom of Gnester. The color schemes are very appealing. Great graphics and color make it entertaining, amusing, and well worth the money.
Two addicting genres are united as you wield the power of the Capacube to protect Gnester from harm in this puzzle controlled side scrolling adventure.
Winning concept of a country wide contest to build a video game prototype in the spring/summer of 2008.
Gnester is a young gnome prince whose time has come to leave his father's kingdom and begin his quest to build his own. With the help of Lune, his Capacube, he will face many dangers along the way.
Kingdom of Gnester features:
- Innovative game play, combining a 2D side-scrolling platformer with a match three puzzle game
- 30 Exciting Levels containing 3 intense Boss Battles
- Merchant system that allows you to purchase upgrades
- 2 Additional Game Modes(Puzzle Mode and Gnesters Ranch)
- Open Feint 2.4 Achievements
- Global Leaderboards
- Post High Scores to Facebook
You can follow us on Twitter @ACStudiosInc
What's New in Version 1.2In App Purchases: Mining Region, Golden Gnomes
Open Feint 2.4 integration
Ability to shuffle board by touching top portion of screen
Minor Bug and level fixes to improve gameplay experience