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Old 08-08-2012, 03:26 PM
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:47 PM
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:15 PM
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Really solid Match-Three Gameplay as far as I can tell after playing the Game for like 20 Minutes straight through. Well done TicBits!
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:47 PM
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I agree with Sanuku. This is pretty standard match 3 game play, but also a very nice and solid implementation with a decent variety of modes. Everything is quite polished and attractive. There are in-game ads that can be removed for a $1.99 in-app purchase.

Still, I have no idea what is scrumptious about this game ;-)

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Old 08-09-2012, 04:34 AM
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I saw the youtube video and been mention of the adverts at the bottom of the screen, on the iphone the only advert i have seen (if you call it that) was from looking at a card off screen after the game finished.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:36 AM
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or and SCRUMPTIOUS - good looking, delicious.
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:02 AM
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The game is indeed monetized by ads, they appear on the bottom of the screen during gameplay (when there's ads available), but hopefully they shouldn't distract from the game at all!

If anyone has any thoughts or comments regarding the game then please let us know!

Fredrik
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:20 AM
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Since you asked, here are a few comments:

- it might be a nice option to be able to turn off the hints (twitching jewel) that appear if you don't make a move after a few seconds. I find it a bit distracting when I am trying to find the best move.

- after just a few games at the tricky difficulty, the timed game modes seems to be the most challenging and much more so then the other modes.

- I really like the game, but I am on the fence as to whether I will spring to remove ads or not. In the app store economy, a couple bucks is a bit pricey for yet another matching game, even one so nicely implemented. Also, I am not finding the ads too distracting (as I usually do). I am a bit embarrassed to admit this.
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:59 AM
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OK - so its only a match 3 - but it's a rather beautiful match 3.
Quite happy to put up with the ads - 69p/99c may have tempted me to get rid of them, but I'll live with it.
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:39 PM
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Thanks for the feedback!

Having an option to turn of hints could make sense. And yeah we're happy with people playing it with ads turned on, we wanted to make the ads non-intrusive, but still offer the option to buy away the ads.

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