Yeah, I was wrong about the level part - edited my post as soon as I saw, hopefully before anyone took my word for it, heh. It must've been skills and items. After dying and seeing how gameplay is in my new "life", the life/death system makes more sense than I thought initially. Back to gushing about the game: it's really, really fun and I really, really love it. And I've played a lot of match 3 games - it's a weakness of mine. The amount of work put into the game really shows, and I'm definitely addicted to this. I do agree about the music - it's neat, but I wish there was a volume meter instead of simply on/off. But that's a very small quibble, and hardly game changing.