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Suggestions for "match three" games

04-26-2011, 07:56 PM
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Suggestions for "match three" games

My Mrs has a thing for the match three genre, of which I know sod all. She's spent about as much time playing Alchemize as I've spent wandering the post-apocalyptic wasteland of Fallout, and she's by now wrung the last drop of enjoyment from it.

So anyone have any suggestions as for a replacement?
04-26-2011, 08:08 PM
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Bejeweled would be the classic one. Jewel Craft is a decent one too, for the 2P mode. I wouldn't buy it for $3 though, since it's dropped to $1 or free multiple times. Pac-Chomp came out recently too. It's a decent match-3 game, but really it's just targeted at those who have a soft spot for old video game characters. For $1, I think it's worth it, but if you don't care for Pac-Man, I'd say pass.

04-26-2011, 08:27 PM
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Liqua pop is a unique take on the genre and is the only "match 3" on my device. I would watch a gameplay video first to be sure you like it though.

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04-26-2011, 08:34 PM
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04-26-2011, 09:13 PM
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Both of you should take a look at Dungeon Raid. Not exactly a match 3 but the game is so fun and addictive I highly doubt you won't like it.

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04-26-2011, 09:19 PM
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Puzzle Quest 2

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04-26-2011, 09:29 PM
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Match 3..hmm..Pac-Chomp!
04-26-2011, 09:32 PM
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Sounds like you are after casual match-3 games, which Dungeon Raid and Puzzle Quest are not (though they're great games, especially Dungeon Raid and the first Puzzle Quest). My favorite casual match 3s are, in roughly this order:

Treasures of Montezuma 2
Piyo Blocks 2
Power Gems
Heroes of Kalevala
Bejeweled 2

Alchemize is sort of also a falling blocks game, so some kind of similar games I like (besides Tetris of course) are:

Puzzle Cosmos

Also, if she might like having a card/poker theme in her puzzle games (nothing suggests that, but these are casual and fun matching games that I want to mention):

Sword & Poker 1 and 2
Poker Smash

Hope that helps a bit...I've certainly forgotten some great games but these are the ones I'd recommend after giving my device a once-over.

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04-26-2011, 09:35 PM
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Bejeweled 2 is the most popular one, but it got boring fast. Currently playing Bejeweled 3 on my laptop and it's wayyy better, I'd recommend that one when it comes out for iOS.

Last edited by S.I.D. CrAzY; 04-26-2011 at 09:41 PM.
04-26-2011, 10:22 PM
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PIYO BLOCKS 2!!!!!!!!!!
It's an extremely underrated app; it has many modes, skins and is addicting.
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