Category Archives: match-three

‘Tiny Bubbles’ Review: Even More Satisfying Than Popping Bubble Wrap

Tiny Bubbles™ By: Pine Street Codeworks LLC I'll be honest with you here. It's been hard to get excited about new iOS games lately, especially my favorite genre -- puzzles. After such a strong 2017, the truly great games have only been trickling in for 2018. It's why I keep finding myself going back to Six Match after I complete my Dissembler dailies. So when I saw Pine Street Codeworks' Tiny Bubbles, I was eager to try it but also had a healthy amount of skepticism due to being disappointed Read more [...]

‘Dissembler’ Review: Flip It, Flip It Good!

Dissembler By: Ian MacLarty At first glance, Dissembler might not look like much. It's certainly not as shiny as most match-three games on the App Store. It's made up entirely of simple, minimalistic squares and would probably be easy to overlook. It's also the first puzzler from Ian MacLarty, who's known for fast-paced arcade games like Boson X and Jelly Juggle. So when I got an email about it, I was a bit skeptical, but still willing to give it a try. I didn't expect to be pulled into it and Read more [...]

Review: ‘Six Match’ is My New Match-3 Obsession

Six Match By: Aaron Steed I'm always on the lookout for a new microtransaction-free match-three game to play when I have some down time, and my latest obsession is Aaron Steed's Six Match. While you might think the genre is overdone and there's nothing new to be seen, Six Match adds enough of a twist to make it feel fresh. It's a relaxed, endless, turn-based game in which you always have six moves to make a match or it's game over. The closest comparison I can make is to Alec Thomson's Swap Read more [...]

‘Kensho’ Review: A Gorgeous Puzzler That’s Missing a Little Something

Kenshō By: FIFTYTWO What first attracted me to FIFTYTWO's new puzzle game, Kenshō, were the gorgeous animations and lovey music in the App Store trailer video. I'm happy to say that that the game delivers every bit on both accounts. But what's hard to tell from that video is what that gameplay would be like, and that's unfortunately where the game falters a bit. In Kenshō, you're following the story of a robotic cube as he travels around, meeting other creatures like a deer or hummingbird. Read more [...]

My Week Unwrapped: February 25, 2017

Another Saturday is upon us so it must be time for My Week Unwrapped! It's been a pretty busy week for me, catching up on some games from a few weeks back, some new ones, as well as some upcoming ones. First off, I finished my walkthrough guide for Hidden Folks. If you're playing it and are having trouble wi a few of the trickier folks or objects, give it a go. I did something a little different than usual, as I gave hints and a small area where you can find each item instead of just outright Read more [...]