iPad Smiles: Match 3 made fun again

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPad Games' started by pope22, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. pope22

    pope22 Well-Known Member

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    Hi, this is my first original post here on the TA forums. I wanted to throw out a game I hadn't seen get much mention on the boards in my weeks of lurking :) It's called Smiles, a match 3 that sells for 4.99 It may seem like a bit much for a match 3, but it's presentation, polish, and 3 game modes, has made it a highly addictive title for me. Not to mention, it has 140 achievements. I'm a sucker for achievements, if I already enjoy the game they will keep me coming back to it. The only addition I could really hope for would be online leaderboards. Not that demolishing my wife's highscore isn't a blast, but sometimes you want more :) So anyone who enjoys puzzles, casual games, and/or highly addictive game play, I urge you to pick this one up.

    http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=294911522&mt=8
     
  2. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

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    Smiles is one of the five or so games I play regularly. It is one of my favorites. I like that it's not timed.
     
  3. Mew2468

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    Same here. I really like the fact that there are different tile themes.
     
  4. istopmotion

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    I really like that too.

    Smiles Zen is my favorite part of the game. Totally original, nothing like it on the iPhone.

    Smiles is a great game for $5 :D You won't regret buying it if you really like puzzle games ;)
     
  5. pope22

    pope22 Well-Known Member

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    I love Zen, atleast until I got to using all the icons, and I keep getting stuck...now I feel a need to try again ^_^ BTW, does anyone feel slightly creeped out by the veggies with faces? How do vegans feel about that?
     
  6. the vegans are too malnourished to care : D

    j/k
     
  7. Carlos-Sz

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    One of my first purchases and still installed. :)
     
  8. VirtualAlex

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    Wow everyone really loves it so much? I feel like it wasn't even a blip on the radar. I wish I didn't just waste 2$ on trism.
     
  9. Coral

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    I had been planning on buying this for a long time and just got around to doing it. It really is a fun game. There are tons of game modes and it is very addicting. Smiles Drop can get pretty intense at times.

    Can anyone explain the difference between Drop and Drop +?
     
  10. VirtualAlex

    VirtualAlex Well-Known Member

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    I would like to know what makes this better than any of the other million match-3 games. I don't even mean different anymore. I mean better.
     
  11. Mew2468

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    I'm pretty sure Drop+ is just Drop, but the rocks/ice need to drop farther to break...or something like that. I just know Drop+ does something to modify Drop to make it more difficult.
     
  12. IzzyNobre

    IzzyNobre Well-Known Member

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    Match 3 and Tower Defense - WE'VE HAD ENOUGH. Can we get some original apps, please?
     
  13. VeganTnT

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    Easy there... I eat applesauce like you for breakfast ;)

    But yes, I ended up trying Smiles Zen not too long ago when the dev PoV gave a few copies away on the boards. I loved it but my girlfriend didn't like it too much and wanted to try Drop. So I bought Smiles so I could have both... Now I have to pry my iphone out of her hands so I can check my email and text messages!

    I always keep it on the veggie theme... BUT I refresh when the mushroom appears =/ The shape is odd and makes too much negative space. I love the rest of them.
     
  14. Everydaynormalguy

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    ^ Ha! Vegans, have they not heard of the food chain? (Simpson's reference but can't provide video, damn you youtube!)...
    Yeah, Smiles Zen is pretty cool. I still play it from time to time. Although I don't see a clear difference between Hard and Master difficulties...
     
  15. Rocketman919

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    I love it. It is just the best in match 3. I love the avalanche mode. Its a shame how few people bought it.
     
  16. Tennisking1o1

    Tennisking1o1 Well-Known Member

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    This game seems so good, but the graphics are turning me off. I know I shouldn't care about the graphics that much, but they just look like they're for a six year old. Do they look better when you're actually playing the game? I have nothing against bright colors or anything, I love Scoops Bugz, and Bomboozle, but these just seem too "cutsie" for my taste. I don't know, I may end up still picking this one up
     
  17. Rocketman919

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    Not at all, they are perfect and i love them.
     
  18. VeganTnT

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    There is also another theme which is colored tiles with a simple symbol inside.

    Reminds me of Planet Puzzle League (Puzzle de Pon) or Tetris Attack
     
  19. Tennisking1o1

    Tennisking1o1 Well-Known Member

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    hmmm, I loved both those games so I think I'm gonna pick this one up later tonight
     
  20. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

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    Why is it better? For me, it is the sounds, the look of it and the lack of a timer.

    I play to relax. Timers make me tense and then I yell at my family when they interrupt me!
     

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