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Really fun game. Relaxing, yet challenging at the same time. Lots of instructions and help throughout, so it's easy to understand and play. Edit: Once you get through the easy parts, the game is purely meant to make money. Buy scramblers, various packs, etc. I'd be cool with a one time fee, but that's not available. Can't complete the higher levels without buying stuff...I uninstalled and don't recommend.
212 people found this review helpful
I love this game and how aesthetically pleasing it is. It's the perfect kind of game that takes just enough strategy to be a challenge but it's still relaxing. My only complaint is that the "win streak" bonus power ups are *too* powerful. They make each level take only 5 turns, which isn't a challenge. I keep having to lose on purpose to avoid them. Would love to be able to opt out of it or something.
272 people found this review helpful
So, the pros: The artwork is whimsical and fun, the mechanics are, for the most part, easy to learn and understand, aside from the timers on power-ups, there is zero pressure, so you can play at your own pace. The different types of dots are clever and rarely repetitive. And the inclusion of a color-blind mode is really nice. I also like the scavenger hunts, as those are very adorably drawn and a lot of fun to play. Now, the cons: The controls can be a little fiddly at times. The biggest annoyance is that you don't have 100% certainty that the next move is ready to go, due to the various dots and animations completing - MANY MANY times I have started the next move, but the game doesn't register it until I am halfway through, so the square I was trying to complete turns into a half square, and then the rest of the level is basically screwed for me. Would be nice to have some sort of indicator like "READY" or...heck, I don't know. Now, for the biggest annoyance - this game is an absolute money grab. There are exactly zero ways to earn gold without buying it with real money. You "earn" gold after beating levels, but it goes into a gold mine that you then have to pay for to empty. Every. Single. Time. And since there are some things you just can't do without real money (like any scavenger hunt level above 2), that means it is literally pay to play. So that whole "forever free" bit is BS. Oh yeah, one more thing - the "watch a video to earn a prize" thing is intermittent, at best. And about a quarter of the time you tap the button, then get a giant X in the top right hand corner, and the ad doesn't play. Back up and try to tap the watch button again - works about half the time - but the other half nothing happens. And I have noticed with recent updates that if you are on a key level where being able to watch a video for a boost would be a big help, the button will conveniently not appear for only one level - especially when you have a win streak. It's as if they want you to lose your win streak and have to buy booster boxes. Hmmmm... Despite all of this, it's still a fun game that I have been playing for over a year (recently made it to level 2000), and will continue to do so until it becomes frustrating, at which point it will get uninstalled. And I will never spend another cent on this game - I bought the 1st tier gold mine thinking it would allow me to collect gold from level wins? Nope. Just the one time. It wasn't a big purchase, but I regret the money anyway. So...never again.
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