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  • Publisher: Wang Su
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 40.3 MB
  • Version: 1.0.1
  • Price: $0.99
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App description: This is an alternative match-three game. Board fulfilled with ancient symbols appears in each level. The symbol shapes are from the Inscriptions of ancient China, which were only permitted to be used by the royal family at that time. At the beginning there are five kinds of symbols(East, South, West, North, Center).

The basic move of this game is horizontally or vertically swapping the positions of two adjacent symbols, to create sets of three (or more) symbols of the same shape. Each level contains a certain objective that must be completed in a given number of moves reaching a certain score.

When a compass combination (west symbol to the left, east to the right, north to the upper, south to the below, center to the middle) is formed, the west symbol and east symbol are turned into "gold symbols" (which removes all symbols with the same shape of the one it is matched with) and the rest 3 symbols get removed with explosion effect.

Different "special symbols" can be formed by matching a combination of 4 or more than 5 of the same shape in a horizontally or vertically line, a "striped" symbol (which clears either an entire row or column), or a "gold symbol". Special symbols can also be matched together. Matching a gold symbol with a striped symbol turns all of the symbols of its shape into striped symbols, which are immediately detonated. Matching two gold symbols will remove all the symbols on the board. Matching of two "striped" symbol will do a cross removal (removing both the horizontal and the vertical line at the swapping position).

Players begin with five "lives", lost whenever a level is failed. When they are exhausted, users will be put into the very beginning of the game. User may extend their lives by purchase 5 extra moves.

Apple Game Center is supported. There are 3 leaderboards which are called "35 moves", "60 moves" and "85 moves" for each of the levels.

ultrasurfer's comments:
What's up? New style Mahjong?

'Royal Symbol' is a new Match-Three Game. The playing rule is just like Candy Crush Saga. But totally different feeling when playing.

You may gain more score by forming what is called the 'Compass combination'.

3 levels now but not so easy to get through.

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