Azkend HD iPad Review
- Larger and more complex puzzle grids.
- Unique artwork themes.
- Multiple 'endless' modes.
- Not a huge change from the iPhone version.
- Still unable to 'replay' levels for gold stars.
The original Azkend was beautifully simple and visually stunning and Azkend HD for the iPad has focused on these aspects while adding a bit more of a challenge for fans of the game.
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Azkend HD brings 10tons' beautiful puzzler to the iPad along with even more stunning visual upgrades. As with most iPad 'remakes' there's not a lot of difference between the iPhone original and its 'bigger' iPad version, but small gameplay tweaks gives Azkend another breath of fresh-air that might sway those yet to be convinced.
Azkend is essentially another match-3 game with a twist. Instead of swapping tiles, players must manipulate the board by drawing paths along the hexagonal grid to select as many matching tiles as possible with the ultimate aim of creating a match for every tile on the board. Abnormal tiles present challenges like requiring multiple matches to trigger, but unlocked 'talismans' add special tiles that can help to clear the board quickly. Paths are easy to draw and can be reversed if you change your mind midway.
Talismans are unlocked as you progress, which also unlocks an 'endless' mode for each one. Every now and then a small 'eye-spy' game is tied in to the narrative and usually isn't too hard to complete, but also provides a nice break-up from the repetitive gameplay. With 70+ levels to complete there's a lot to do and the beautiful digitally painted backgrounds along with the serene soundtrack set a relaxing mood from start to finish.
Larger levels and visual tweaks may only be small upgrades from the iPhone original, but Azkend HD for the iPad is an enchanting experience that will keep most casual puzzle fans entertained for hours.
DescriptionEnjoy the visions from the mystical world of Azkend in HD in a puzzle game polished to perfection!
Don't forget to check out the astonishing sequel Azkend 2: The World Beneath!
"Azkend HD looks absolutely beautiful. The HD graphics were actually done right in its transformation from iPhone to iPad."
"Azkend HD was done really well and it is a great puzzle game. Great artwork, very decent music, and varied gameplay."
"Azkend HD for the iPad is an enchanting experience that will keep most casual puzzle fans entertained for hours."
Top #10 game in 16 countries
The Relic your archeological team discovered in Far Asia proved to be more powerful than anyone knew. Now you must lift the Relic's curse by reaching the Temple of Time and returning the Relic to where it belongs.
Earn up to eight talismans and unleash their powers to hasten your quest. Enjoy breathtaking sceneries on your fascinating journey. Immerse yourself in the rich and relaxing atmosphere. Indulge in hours of entertainment in two game modes.
Step into the exciting world of Azkend!
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Perfect controls, enthralling graphics and addictive gameplay highlight the uncompromised quality in this hit game for the iPad.
- Amazing hand drawn full screen art in HD
- Perfect touch controls
- Captivating story
- Enchanting soundtrack
- Hours of puzzle action
- Two game modes
- Eight powerful talismans
- Stunning visual effects
- Match tiles to break them
- Make matches by sliding your finger over three or more like tiles
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