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    Network Hub Peter Radiator Full Pig's Avatar
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    Need help identifying the genre of this game

    Hello,
    I was wondering if anyone could help with naming this sort of game?

    Heres a link to the image.

    Screen shot isnt too useful by itself. The basic gameplay is that when to click on one colour, all blocks of the same colour that are touching get destroyed. Points go up, other block fall and are replaced.

    Heres a kongregate link to the game in question.

    Now on the site itself, it says its a match 3. And i suppose it sort of it. You cant really click a cell till you have 3 or more adjacent pieces, but calling it a match 3 isnt that useful. Try to search for that, and you are 1000 times more likly to get a bejewled game rather than this.

    So i was hoping someone might know if this has a name (Even if it were just the name is the most prominent game of its type, like how we called ARPGs Diablo-likes, and still often do)

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    Network Hub Peter Radiator Full Pig's Avatar
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    Dang, ill have to think or another way to try whilst i wait.

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    Genre: Puzzle, subgenre: Arcade Puzzler. File next to Bubble Bobble and Mr. Driller.
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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus Heliocentric's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by somini View Post
    And Dr. Mario
    And Dr Robotniks mean bean machine, various Puzzle Planet (Nintendo's Dev Intelligent Systems) games and probably Peggle.
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    Network Hub Peter Radiator Full Pig's Avatar
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    Some of those are similar-ish, Helio. Id say puzzle planet is closest.
    Dr. Robotniks is puyo puyo, and you completly utterly lost me at peggle. Peggle would be closest to a pachinko game, to me they are fairly different.

    So upon farther searching, using Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection, its seems closest to something called Same Game, which is also slightly related to flood. Same game is such a terribe terrible name, makes it really hard to search for it on the internet. One of the reasons slitherlink is such a better name than loops.

    http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/puzzles/

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    You may have seen this one already, and though it doesn't really answer your question, it's still interesting for the historical perspective:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tile-matching_video_game
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    Alms, excellent link. I actually didnt think wikipedia would have something like that on it. I would of thought it might be too specific a topic. Also, I suppose i didnt think of the gameplay as tile matching, since the matches are already there, you are just spotting them. My own pre convied notions tripped me up.

    Lots of great farther reading from that link, thans a bunch.

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    The "games-my-girlfriend-likes" genre

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