- Fun three-match gameplay with a unique twist.
- Three modes to choose from.
- Vibrant juicy visuals.
- Bubblegum gameplay loses its flavor over time.
Ponk doesn't deviate too much from the path of other three-match, but it's a fun alternative with a few neat twists that keeps things from getting boring too quickly.
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Ponk by Itchy Mitshi (honestly, did you pick that name just to make video reviews harder?) is another 3-match title for the App Store, but with a heck of a change from the usual lineup - you get to choose when and where your blocks drop. This may not sound like much, but when you successfully juggle several droplets at the same time to get that perfect combo it's a heck of a good feeling.
There are three basic modes to choose from in Ponk, each changing up the gameplay slightly. In 'Klassik' you'll need to make matches of three or more, swiping droplets around the screen and juggling them around to create combos and fill up your special meter. Activating the meter gives you a limited time to swap around droplets that have already fallen in to place, giving you a huge score bonus. 'Kaboum' mode challenges players to eliminate droplets on the bottom row with bombs earned via the special meter; and 'Time Attack' gives players a quicker arcade experience to challenge their skills.
Ponk is bright, juicy and vibrant, oozing its charm all over the screen. A tutorial video is also included to help new players to learn the ropes, covering all the game modes and tips for scoring large.
However, aside from juggling and swapping the droplets there's not a lot more for players to dig in to and despite the alternative modes it all eventually starts to feel the same. This isn't a bad thing by any means and Ponk is still a fabulously entertaining three-match variant, albeit another for the ever increasing pile.
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What the media is saying:
"Ponk seems to have found another way to keep things exciting in the Match-3 world, and have even come up with a fun and exciting addition for Match-3 games on a touch screen." 148apps.com
"a nice change of pace for the match three genre giving you solid arcade action as you can drag around the falling pieces. " Appadvice.com
"a fascinatingly addictive challenge." CNET
"ponk is a bright, juicy and vibrant, oozing its charm all over the screen" Appspy
"Ponk is a worthwhile purchase for match-three puzzler fans looking for something a little more interesting than another Bejeweled clone." PocketGamers
"Give it a shot if you want to try something new with the old dropping-block genre." TUAW App of the day on 11/04
"Ponk is a nicely put together match 3+ puzzler with decent replayability and a smooth interface." SlapApp
Ponk is a brand new approach to the traditional Match 3 game so many of you love.
In Ponk, enjoy highly colored and dynamic gameplay where you can freeze time, use bombs , master combos , match bright colored blobs and much more!
Ponk comes with worldwide leaderboards and over 43 achievements to unlock. The new update includes full Game Center integration, a local leaderboard for offline use, a new help section, a new tutorial, new backgrounds for each mode and the adjustment of overall difficulty levels.
-GAME CENTER ENABLED
-3 DIFFICULTY LEVELS
-3 GAME MODES
-TAKE CONTROL OF TIME BY MASTERING THE FREEZE MODE
-43 COOL ACHIEVEMENTS TO UNLOCK
-AUTOSAVE GAME SESSIONS
-iOS 4 COMPATIBLE