- Captures the elegance of a Lantern Festival while also providing a decent distraction.
- Familiar 3-match gameplay tied to a challenging high-score system.
- Limited content and variety; held to the whims of randomly spawning lanterns and your own patience.
Lanterns is an elegant gaming distraction with a focus on zen-like simplicity; hopefully future updates puts more meat on its bones.
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[Lanterns was featured as the Mini-review for the 5th of October, 2012 Friday News Wrap-Up]
The Lantern Festival that ends most Chinese New Year celebrations is a beautiful thing to observe and take part in. There’s something calming about seeing hundreds of softly-lit colored orbs tethered on or strung-up between buildings, or better yet, floating free in the sky.
Lanterns by Big Time Games recreates the zen-like relaxation of the festival by using the already familiar match-3 system we’ve seen in the past with randomized, free-floating lanterns.
There’s only one game mode, but managing to get a great score will be dependent on many different factors - notably which lanterns you decide to combo and how much time you have left. The larger the combo, the more time/points/level experience you’ll earn, and balancing them all is important to getting that elusive top-spot on the leaderboards.
Although more modes are planned for the future, Lanterns already makes for a fantastic way to relax thanks to its easy-to-use controls; elegant visual simplicity; and relaxing soundtrack.
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Whisk yourself away to a far off land of
peace and tranquility to play Lanterns!
Lanterns is simple to play: Swipe to match
the coloured lanterns by weaving a ribbon
of light through them to illuminate their
true colours. Release to watch the lanterns
explode into a myriad of colourful fireworks,
the more lanterns you collect the more
intense the fireworks.
Match 3 or more in a single swipe to gain
more time so you can uncover the incredible
fireworks that lay behind them and play on...
Hints to get you started
★Green Lanterns give you bonus time
★Red Lanterns give you bonus points
★Yellow Lanterns give you balance
★Level Lanterns of various colours
help you to level up.
★The longer you stay on a level the
faster the lanterns move
★Levelling Up slows the pace of the game
★Try and collect as many lanterns as you
can in one go
★Try not to let any lanterns leave the
Above all have fun ;-)
What's New in Version 1.2.0- Snake Lantern added which, when unlocked, extends time by 60 seconds when the initial play time has expired
- Super Score Lantern added which, when unlocked, upgrades the regular score lanterns to Super Score Lanterns that give 8x the normal score for each chi particle released!