Perfect holiday distraction
A lovely match 3 game for the winter holiday season, with season-themed icons. Animations and special effects are entertaining. The puzzles are relaxing, not mentally taxing, although chained tiles and other challenges are added. Coins you win by playing are used to purchase outdoor decor for a snow-covered house and yard, allowing you to design your own animated holiday "scene." A simple, but enjoyable chance to be creative. This is a holiday treat for everyone, from kids to seniors. And a quick play at lunch or whenever you need a few minutes to relax.
November 13, 2011
Deceptively Fun & Difficult
As you progress through the levels, it becomes more difficult to thaw the ice & release the gold, as it should be . . . Judicious use of the bombs & rockets, as well as "The Hammer," will release the most stubborn jams . . . !
Awesome game . . . !
November 20, 2011
I liked that one a lot! Sometimes it was really tricky, just like I love games to be!
November 20, 2011
My Christmastime tradition game
This game totally appealed to my enjoyment of both Match 3's and Christmas. Like most Match 3's, this game is addicting. The music is Christmas music (one song is literally "Joy to the World" and another one reminds me of the opening theme to the movie "Elf"#, and it does get repetitive, but you can adjust the volume if you don't like it. The game gets progressively harder, but it adds in some really fun bombs and rockets with which to blow stuff up! You earn points to decorate the outside of your pretty little house in woods.
The one thing I didn't like about it: Once everything is decorated, the game is completed. I'm used to Fishdom, Deep Blue Sea, and Big Kahuna, which go on and on and on #for MONTHS, depending on how often you play them#. Granted, you can always begin again, but I would've like to decorate an entire Christmas village. It also would've been cool if it gave you a lovely snowy screensaver of your decorated house once you finished, like on Fishdom.
It has replay value - Match 3's are versatile that way - and I've made it my annual Christmas play.
November 6, 2013
Good for New 3M Players and Kids
This is a fun, easy game for those times when you don't want a big challenge. The graphics are good, there are a variety of board shapes that make it interesting, further on you get bombs and rockets to help clear those hard-to-reach corners and ends. The timer counts up, so no worry of running out of time. With the points you earn, you decorate your house and yard for Christmas. Hope you love "Joy to the World" as it plays over and over and over. A variety of holiday music would have improved this game immensely!
July 27, 2014
Cheery Holiday Fun!
I liked this delightful game! It is a simple match 3 that is geared toward putting you in happy holiday spirits--perfect for the season.
The music is light and joyful, and the icons are pretty and all christmas themed. The powerups are plentiful and animated with exploding effects and sounds. What I liked is that, while the levels do get more difficult as you progress, they are interspersed with smaller, easier grids inbetween so that not every new screen is a wall of difficult chains and blocks to bust. So that provides a break now and then at the higher levels. I took my time and played leisurely over a few days, but I do wish the game had been longer. Once you've completed all the levels and decorated the house, the game is finished, but you can look forward to starting all over again next year!
The cozy, wintery cottage you get to decorate using earned coins is quite lovely, with animated smoke in the chimney and blinking strands of colorful lights to place along the rooftop, walkway and trees. I also wished it could have been kept as a screensaver for the holiday season. So, get a hot cup of tea or cocoa and enjoy this plucky little gem!
December 11, 2013
Ok, but disappointing
I like a nice match 3 game that will take me a few days to get through, reward me with some pretty pictures maybe, and basically give me something to do when I'm otherwise bored. I picked this game up thinking it would be a lot of fun, and maybe like similar games (Fishdom) I'd get to make choices and "decorate" a virtual house.
First off you dont' really get to chose anything. There are set decorations and about all you choose is what order you buy them in. Secondly, it's too short. As in, I finished it in a couple hours, too short. Not really worth the price I paid for it, and I think I got it on a $4.99 sale.
As for actual play - it's a match 3 game so don't look for anything stellarly different. It's not a massive challenge, but not so easy that it's pointless.
Needs a lot more purchase options and a lot more levels!
November 17, 2011
I was hoping for a good holiday Match 3. You earn coins through the levels that are used to buy holiday decorations. The entertainment value of this game would have been a lot higher if you had been able to customize the decorations (have some choice.) Basically, the only choice you have is what order to buy them in. Levels were reasonably challenging. Recommend if you want a holiday themed game, otherwise there are better ones out there.
December 13, 2011
IT WAS OKAY
This game tends to be on the boring and repetitive side of things with NO TIMER but the final upgrade of the house and surroundings was very pretty -- simple yet elegant.
December 23, 2011
I thought this game was pretty boring.
I'm not much of a match 3 fan so please take that into account. The music got on my nerves and I didn't care for the graphics either. By the time the free demo was done, I was happy to quit.
December 21, 2011