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Home » Apps with tag 'match-3'

Tiny Bubbles turns popping bubbles into a brain-teasing color-matching challenge

News By Christian Valentin, 5 months, 1 week ago
Tiny Bubbles turns popping bubbles into a brain-teasing color-matching challenge

At first glance, Tiny Bubbles might seem like a predictable game: bright colors, bubbles to pop, matches to make. But don't be fooled by that cute and colorful presentation; Tiny Bubbles offers cleverly-designed challenges and surprisingly nuanced mechanics, available now on iOS. Built on a foundation of accurate soap-bubble physics, Tiny Bubbles presents you with a number of objectives revolving around careful matches through precise pops. Some stages take you with shrinking bubble structures to fit within a specific areas, others ask you to remove all bubbles from the screen or match a certain number of same-colored bubbles, but all require you to understand the nuance of its simple cen…

High scores and secrets await in challenging tactical match-3 Six Match, for iOS and Android

News By Christian Valentin, 9 months, 1 week ago
High scores and secrets await in challenging tactical match-3 Six Match, for iOS and Android

Considering it’s one of the more prominent genres on mobile, you might think you know all about the match-3. But for every common approach to the genre, there might be an interesting twist, from the RPG hybrids like Puzzle Quest to the directional strategy of Swapperoo. Six Match is an equally interesting tale on the genre, hiding myriad mechanics beneath its simple and colorful veneer. Six Match is the new game from Aaron Steed, developer of the puzzle roguelike Ending (iOS, Android), and like that game, Six Match is all about economy of movement. That title is both name and mechanic: you have six turns to make successful matches, six turns to maneuver your white tile into position a…

Hands-on with Rescue Quest, the Match-3 that's forging a new path

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 years, 10 months ago
Hands-on with Rescue Quest, the Match-3 that's forging a new path

With so many Match-3 puzzlers available, and really only a handful that anyone sticks to playing, you have to do something pretty different to stand out from the crowd of “me too” gem swappers. Rescue Quest keeps the core of what makes Match-3 great, and then adds a little extra strategic depth by asking you to create a clear path between you and imprisoned fairies. I quite like Rescue Quest, and I think you might quite like it too. So take a look at my hands-on video below.…

Hands-on with Noah Ark Builder, the official... match-3 puzzler... of the new disaster movie

Feature By Peter Willington, 4 years, 2 months ago
Hands-on with Noah Ark Builder, the official... match-3 puzzler... of the new disaster movie

You might not immediately think a match-3 puzzle game would be suitable as the official movie tie-in of the new Noah movie. That's because it isn't, as evidenced by Noah Ark Builder. It's a fairly standard match-3 affair, and the only real ties to the silver screen source material are a few snippets from the film. The gigantic fictional flood barely seems to have any affect on the mechanics of this lacklustre tie-in.…

Hands-on with Pick A Pet, the match-3 puzzler with a cutesy twist

Feature By Peter Willington, 4 years, 3 months ago
Hands-on with Pick A Pet, the match-3 puzzler with a cutesy twist

By now, AppSpy community, you should know that I'm a fan of the cute, and the sweet, and the oh-my-gosh-kawaiiiiiiiiiii. My fondness for the adorable led me to Pick A Pet, a match-3 puzzler from Irish studio SixMinute, that's just come out on iOS and Android. It's a fun little game, even if it is a little similar to other games in the genre. If there's a unique hook here it's that you're accompanied by a pet, and each of the game's different (and delightful) pets confers a special ability upon the player that will help you through the many stages that lie in wait. Here's a video of the game running, take a look...…