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iPhone: iGem & iGem Lite - New match-3 approach

04-01-2009, 10:38 AM
#1
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 2,710
iGem & iGem Lite - New match-3 approach

iGem ($2.99 - 6.8 MB), along with its Lite version, is a new match-3 game alike approach where you swap a gem in any direction in order to join 4 or more of them to build a bigger one. Once built just tap to score. Build more than one bigger gem to get combos. All that while new gems are falling from the top. Finally the game has some interesting on demand power-ups (bottom right button) tilt based.

Interface, graphics and animations are really nice.

Tho it does not have background music it has subtle sounds (you can turn on/off).

The game also includes online high score.

So far I'm enjoying the game. 4/5 (first impression).



iPhone 6 and iPad Mini iOS 8

Last edited by Carlos-Sz; 04-01-2009 at 09:11 PM.
04-01-2009, 09:13 PM
#2
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 2,710
I've found that power-ups are tilt based. Interesting touch.

By the way, did anyone here try the lite (free) version?

iPhone 6 and iPad Mini iOS 8
04-01-2009, 09:28 PM
#3
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 615
I played the lite earlier today and really found it enjoyable, got thru all 20 levels in lite version was just challenging enough and fun and the puzzle mode was fun and cool too. Prob wont buy it right away but its on my watch list.
04-01-2009, 09:52 PM
#4
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Washington
Posts: 9,125
When it comes to puzzle games, Crayon Ball beats all imo.

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05-02-2009, 12:13 AM
#5
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Seattle, WA USA
Posts: 4,761
There is a price drop.. now $1.99 Watch the video here: http://www.gemsoftware.fr/