Recommended games in Match-3 Games
Collectible card game World of Tanks Generals "feels fresh and new" - 4/5 from Gamezebo
World of Tanks Generals is different enough from most card games that it feels fresh and new, yet should easily appeal to a very specific breed of gamer that already exists. After learning the basics I started looking at the cards as actual tanks rather than cards, and I was casually pulling off tank maneuvers like the Desert Fox himself. World of Tanks Generals is a great card game for casual players and card game enthusiasts alike — but for the more casual player, it might take a little longer to play than what they’re used to on mobile devices.
Posted December 11, 2015 via Gamezebo
Run from a cloud of death and zombies in post apocalyptic ZED
Running through the world, picking up the occasional gun and jumping over anything in the way is the only way to avoid the cloud of death.
The dark and ominous side-scrolling runner ZED is out and it will have you running from a cloud of death and shooting zombies. ZED has some amazing environmental art, even with most of the world being depicted in silhouette.
Posted December 10, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Devouring Stars will fill you up
Games that let you abstractly play God are always fun. In Devouring stars, a real time strategy game released today from Bulkypix and Nerial, you get to pit galaxies against each other in a quest to rule the universe.
Strategy does play a big role in this game — deciding what types of galaxies to use, how to combine then, how big to grow before attacking, or to just escape, they all matter. It’s a well done game with great graphics that reminds me of a different take on Galcon.
Posted December 9, 2015 by Jeff Scott
The Incorruptibles - It’s like Clash of Clans on super hard mode
I’ve been harsh on Clash of Clan clones at times. But that one game really has spawned a whole new genre. They aren’t really simulation, they certainly aren’t city builders, they are something unique.
The Incorruptibles has taken the basic idea of Clash of Clans, base and army building to conquer other territories and multiplied it and made it a lot tougher — in a very good way. The main differences are a much better single player campaign, with a lot more to do than build and collect. A large map to conquer with varied battles and layouts. And troops that are controlled and their numbers adjusted in the middle of battles. Overall it makes The Incorruptibles much more of a strategy game than Clash of Clan-like games have ever been.
The Incorruptibles is out now on iOS and coming soon to Android, highly recommended.
Posted December 8, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Rhythmic clicker 'Groove Planet' gets 4.5/5 from Touch Arcade
I can honestly say that Groove Planet is the first game in this genre where I actually have enjoyed the clicking, and that’s really saying something. It’s so fun, in fact, that I kinda wish they’d taken the concept even further, like allowing menu clicks to count as part of the beat so you never lose your combos, or intelligently recognizing different rhythms so you can improvise your own “tap solos” (as long as they stay in beat, of course!). That’s probably a bit too complicated to implement, and anyway, what Groove Planet does already is pretty outstanding. It’s a clicker that was clearly made by people with a deep love and understanding of music, and because of that, it just might be the most satisfying one I’ve ever played.
Posted December 8, 2015 via Touch Arcade
If Monument Valley were a music game, it would be Maestria
A beautiful isometric world is a strange place for a simple puzzle game. But wow does it set the mood for the story of the game.
In Maestria the goal of the game is to ring the bells in a certain order with a ring that proceeds out from the main character, Fugue’s body. The distance from Fugue will determine the order of ringing. But the task gets trickier as the game progresses with obstacles and more.
Maestria is a great little $1.99 gem of a zen-like puzzle game. With over 160 levels in multiple worlds, there’s a lot to explore.
Posted December 7, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Starlit Adventures review gets 4/5 from Touch Arcade
Even though Starlit Adventures gives you a lot of enemies to outgun and a lot of stuff to collect, it’s a pretty relaxing game. Each maze has multiple paths to the exit, so if you don’t feel like solving some water-based mini-puzzle that provides you with an extra star, you don’t really have to (though you do need a certain amount of stars to unlock new worlds). You can just concentrate on the sheer fun of digging and taking down foes.
Posted December 4, 2015 via Touch Arcade
Rayman Adventures Bounces onto the scene
The recent Rayman games on mobile have both been pretty good and Rayman Adventures continues on that well honed formula but is slightly tarnished by being the first free to play version in this series.
This action platformer is beautiful, and fun, but now free to play. The result is a slightly more repetitive and less fun game. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a good game, but could have been better if the free to play siren song weren’t so strong right now.
Posted December 3, 2015 by Jeff Scott