Best match 3 games (premium or freemium)??

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  1. mid83

    mid83 Well-Known Member

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    What are the best match 3's out there? I don't mind if it's f2p but as long as it isn't unfair feeling Candy Crush is after about level 20.
     
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    Guardian Sword
    Hero Emblem
    Dungeon Raid
    Puzzle Quest 2 (Premium version)
     
  3. aconfusedkender

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    That's a pretty hefty list there and I've played and enjoyed them all. Wasn't a HUGE fan of Guardian Sword but to each their own. I do wish they'd make a PQ3 though...sad day. I hear they're making a Magic: The Gathering match 3 that looks very similar to PQ though and damn I'm excited about that! There was also a multiplayer math 3 showed off at PAX called "Force of Elements" that has disappeared from mention since then. It looked pretty rad!
     
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    i will add
    Super Glyph Quest (paid, dunno if it runs ios9)
    Kill Me Again (free but fair, my latest match3-4-5 go-to)
     
  7. pluto6

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    Does Kill Me Again require an active internet connection? Hard to tell, but it looks like it is, and at 485 Mb, whats the install size? Looks like it could be fun, but a huge file requiring active internet would be a dealbreaker forme.
     
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    It does last time i tried it.

    It's pretty good actually, but im not the biggest fan of "move-pieces-ANYWHERE" type of match-3s. I like the more traditional "side-by-side swap" most, and the "connect-with-a-line" mechanic like Dungeon Raid's a close second.
     
  9. stormyspop1

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    My 2 cents:
    Letz Match! (It was a premium app at one time, but they added ads. You only see them at the title screen I believe , but it's still annoying. If memory serves me correctly, the file size was a little hefty, but it's one of my favorite match 3 games. It's worth checking out)

    Scurvy Scallywag (awesome)

    Cruel Jewels (was once a premium app, but they've added an ad banner at the bottom of the screen. They're charging $1.99 to remove it, but I refuse to pay them twice. It's an awesome game otherwise)

    Artifact Quest HD (this is a bigfish produced game, so I think you can try it for free and then unlock the full game inside the app)

    All of these are 2-3 years old. They haven't been updated recently, but I'm running iOS 9.1 and they all still work.
     
  10. pluto6

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    Lets Match! does not work with iOS 9 - at least it does not run on my iPhone 6+ with iOS 9.1.. Requested a refund. Froze on the second screen. Also, it is back to premium, but still has those splash screens designed to take you to an App store App that they want you to buy - the worst type of advertising in my opinion. Charge premium and force ads that if you are just tapping through to start the game - you get taken to a freemium game (not by the company mind you).

    Totally forgot about Scallawag... fired it up, still looks great and plays great.
     
  11. stormyspop1

    stormyspop1 Well-Known Member

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    That sucks about Letz Match! The ads were not like that the last time I played it. It was fun while it lasted I guess. It really was a unique match 3 game that was actually challenging. Scallywag will remain on my iPad. It's just a great game.
     

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