Archive for the ‘Match-3’ Category

Kaotik Puzzle – A face full of AWESOME!

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Okay, okay, apologies if you don’t find match-3 puzzle games awesome.  I just had to put that in the title though because the title is a face full of awesome!  I could have said a fist full of awesome, but a face full seems more in your face, you know because it has face in the title.  Anyway.  Our next review is for said match-3 puzzle on Xbox Live Indie Games game called Kaotik Puzzle from Spanish developer Silvermax (That’s Spanish as in Spain, not the language, although they speak the language in Spain because it’s… well you get the idea).  Anyways if you were to play one match-three or puzzle game in your whole life time, this would be it.  The guy has pulled out all the stops!  Here’s a vid showing you what it’s all about.  I believe it’s probably the same vid that I posted in the preview, but here’s a refresher. 

Also even though it says it’s coming soon, it’s out now, at the Xbox Live Marketplace.  I really dig this game so that might be all you need to know, however if you want to know why please read after the jump.


Bauble Play – Match-3 with an eye-patch!

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

(To the tune of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer) Well you know Zombies, and Vampires, and Werewolves, and Ninjas, Skeletons, Robots, Samurai, and Vikings, but do you recall, the most famous scoundrels of all… PIRATES!  ARRRRGH!  Everyone is into pirates nowadays.  Seriously.  Pirates of the Caribbean, Lego Pirate sets, Puzzle Pirates (Okay I haven’t reviewed it, I haven’t even played it), even real pirates in the news.  Everyone is mad, simply MAD about pirates!  So it’s with great pleasure I present to you a match-3 type game with a piratey theme.  Okay it’s one of those ones where you just click and remove.  Technically this could be considered a preview because it’s in beta.  It’s done in XNA, so I assume eventually it will get to the XBOX.  Anyways, the game is ok.  Not great, nothing to really keep me wanting to play.  If you want to know more please continue to read.  How about a video of the gameplay:


Savanna Blocks – The best match-3 game you never played

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

July24 Okay okay, maybe it’s not the best, and maybe you have actually played it, I don’t know.  All I know is that it’s awesome.  Awesome sound, awesome graphics, and it even has giraffes!  The game Savanna Blocks by ClocKworK MonSteR is an addictive Match-three, or should I call it a Match-2, you should see why below.  Okay so I was exaggerating a bit.  The sound isn’t awesome, and neither are the graphics, but one thing I didn’t exaggerate about was the giraffes, and umm panthers, and stuff.  It has the word Savanna in it after all.  I’m sure you’ve heard me say many times before that Match-threes are a dime-a-dozen, and me saying that phrase are a dime-a-dozen too.  So where are my dimes?  I have no problem reviewing the match-three type games just as long as they are fun to me and this is.  I’ve decided not to quote Wikipedia this time because well all I would be quoting is what a savanna is and that really doesn’t have much to do with this game other than the theme.  In fact I still don’t know what a savanna is, but I’m thinking some sort of grass lands in Africa.  In any case forget the word Savanna, let’s just focus on the word Blocks.  Let’s face it, when you see the word blocks you almost know for sure what type of game it is, match-3, Breakout, Tetris or something.  So essentially this is a block removal game, and they should have called it “Yet another block removal game but this time with another twist”.

Okay so what I think of the game, it’s addictive.  Oh hokey smokes how it’s addictive!  You’ll love it, your children will love it, your pets will love it.  Even your pets children will love it.  Even your children’s grand-children’s pets children’s pet’s will love it.  Got it?  Good.  No the graphics aren’t so great.  No the sound isn’t that special.  Well the music is a little unique and funny but we’ll get to that in a bit.