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Posts tagged “match-3”

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Early Access Impressions: Force Of Elements

The very best thing about Force Of Elements [official site] is that each character has a set of stock phrases, set to the number keys, that can be barked during play - such that throughout multiplayer battles, I have my big gruff man-thing hero say "I put the cute in execute!" over and over and over and over and over. Admittedly, this is the very…

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Feature: When life hands you lemon bonbons

What To Play Instead Of Candy Crush Saga

So, it's fairly widely believed that King, creators of Candy Crush Saga, don't seem a very lovely lot. In fact, last week brought news of some alleged actions that are deeply unsavoury (geddit?), as the creator of CandySwipe revealed the extent to which King are apparently going to make his game - made in tribute to his late mother - go away. A game that,…

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Born Three: Bret Airborne Is An Airship Match-3 RPG

Here's an indie morsel: Bret Airborne. It's a match-3 RPG (which is possibly the most bizarre genre to be so over-used) with some genuinely original ideas. Well, at least I've not encountered them before. Airship combat (in the loosest sense of the phrase) as you explore islands and fight enemy ships by matching three things at them to death.

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Number Punching: 10000000 Comes To Steam Today

I have a habit of downloading games on my iPhone at four o'clock in the morning whenever insomnia has taken a firm grip on my life. Sometimes I'm surprised to see the icon the next day because many of them don't linger long in the memory. I downloaded 10000000 before a train journey though and played it all the way to London, then continued playing…

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Feature: Match 3 (well, 4) redemption?

Spatial Awareness: Critical Mass

Critical Mass came out t’other day on Steam. It’s a match-four game in which – wait! Don’t go! Well, I never. What a rude young cabal. They just up and clicked away. Whatever. We don’t need them, casual fans. We’ve got this bad boy, a game that is half Rubik’s cube, half Bejeweled, all okay to play even if you are not a stay-at-home-Mum-thank-you-very-much. Read…

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