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iPhone: Charmed and charmed lite

09-18-2009, 02:08 PM
#1
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Charmed and charmed lite

If you enjoy match 3 games the full version of charmed is out and there is a lite version if you would like too try it first. It is a great game.
09-18-2009, 04:45 PM
#2
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 5,765
Looks like a nice Match 3. Possibly a bit pricey. There is a lite version as well if you are interested.

APP Description
Charmed is an innovative new take on the classic Match 3 concept popularized by games like Bejeweled, Zoo Keeper and Jewel Quest. Charmed is, however, also significantly different, because it is designed specifically for the amazing accelerometer features of the iPhone and iPod Touch.

As you rotate the iPhone/iPod Touch, the controls rotate freely with you. Every 90 degrees, the Charms rotate too, and gravity changes to the new direction!

When you make matches below the immovable purple blocks, you create empty spaces. Rotate the device and the Charms fall into the empty spaces, often making matches just by rotating!

Your goal is to clear out all the Gold Tiles on each level before time runs out. You do this by making matches of 3 or more Charms over top of the Gold Tiles and making them disappear.

Some of the Gold Tiles are in tricky places, so you'll have to plan your matches carefully.

Take advantage of the powerful Snowflake Charms to aid you in your quest. Every time you make a match of 3 or more Snowflake Charms, you get 1 second or more of Freeze Time.

Freeze Time temporarily stops the game timer, freezes gravity and Charm-matching, and allows you to swap any two adjacent Charms on the board without needing to make a match.

This allows you to line up multiple matches of up to 9 Charms in a row for huge scores! It also makes it easier to get to some of those hard-to-reach Gold Tiles.


CHARMED FEATURES
• Stunning graphics & sound effects
• Incredible background music track by 80s music sensation Paul Hardcastle
• Gravity-sensitive gameplay
• 30 unique game boards, but infinite levels
• Up to 12 seconds of Freeze Time

COMING SOON
• Online global leaderboards
• Achievements
• Facebook bragging
• Twitter integration
• More game boards
• Play a specific level for the best score
• Start a new game at any level you've previously reached




Lite version: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=326255761&mt=8

GameCenter ID : oldestgamer

Last edited by Prab; 09-18-2009 at 11:18 PM.

09-18-2009, 05:04 PM
#3
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Location: London, UK
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Love the art style... probably not for $2.99 though.

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09-18-2009, 05:06 PM
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I've been playing for about 30 minutes not and it's REALLY good!

You match regular charms to refill the time connecting down on the left. Matching snowflakes gives you freeze time which lets you move blocks without making matches.

You can also rotate your device to change the gravity.

I'm writing a bunch of impressions on games so I can't think of anything else I should mention. But if anyone has questions just post here and I'll be happy to answer
09-18-2009, 05:09 PM
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VeganTnT - are you playing the full version, or the lite?

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09-18-2009, 05:12 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pluto6 View Post
VeganTnT - are you playing the full version, or the lite?
I'm playing the Full Version
09-18-2009, 05:15 PM
#7
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Location: London, UK
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Any other modes? I've never been too fond of time limits on match 3 games...

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09-18-2009, 05:22 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
Any other modes? I've never been too fond of time limits on match 3 games...
Nope, just the one mode for now. But to be clear it's not a fast passed countdown at all. I didn't realize it was a timer until I got up to grab some food and it reached zero.

As long as you are making matches you will hardly notice it, especially if your matches are more than 3 since those refill even more time.
09-20-2009, 01:22 AM
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VegantTNT, yes the early levels are much easier to finish without worrying about the timer. I think we will add a difficulty level to a future update to make it more challenging for players who live to feel a bit of pressure.

For players like MidianGTX, an "endless/timerless" mode is also planned.

If you are at all a fan of Bejeweled and similar games, Charmed brings a new dimension to the gameplay and I can honestly say that I play it every day. I wanted to play Charmed before, but it didn't exist, so I created it!

But you don't have to take my word for it. Check out Charmed Lite and see for yourself.

Also, if you have any ideas for improvements, we are more than happy to hear feedback!

Thanks!
09-20-2009, 09:17 AM
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