4 Elements II
This game has it all: Match 3 or more; slider blocks, pipes; puzzles and hidden objects. Either timed or relaxed mode.
Don't miss all the background -- fish swimming, etc.
March 16, 2013
Please Hurry With 4 Elements III
I played the original 4 Elements, but this second installment is twice the fun and I absolutely loved it! I finished this game the same day I bought it. I just couldn't stop playing. I spent the entire Saturday on my couch happily enjoying this game. Come on with the third installment!
February 24, 2013
4 Elements II
Fun and addicting game. More challenging than the first.
The part that I am disappointed with is when I bought the game, it downloaded into a game manager that I really dislike completely. Having the choice of the download direct or using the game manager would have been nice!!
Really hate the game manager (I think I said that already).
January 7, 2013
Relaxation at its Best!
This is a most enjoyable game,full of colourful stones and pixies.
Not a whole lot of challenge in the early game, just a lot of fun to play.
The music and graphics all stick to the theme with the magician sleeping through it all..lol
I recommend to all ages cause it is so spirited and clean.
December 31, 2012
Entertaining puzzle game
It starts off kind of like a children's fantasy game. But it's not!!
December 26, 2012
great match 3
enjoyed this game so much. played relaxed. power-ups helped. i didn't listen to the sound much so no comment there. it took me 20 hrs to finish. it tells you at the end how long you played it. that includes time i wasn't actively playing it. doing dishes and things while it was up. it told me how many blocks i broke. the pipe puzzles took awhile to figure out, but the block puzzles were a little harder and i had to cheat on a few of them. haha!!! well worth playing, though. i think i may go back and play the first one now. thoroughly enjoyed it and M3s usually don't make this much of an impression.
December 20, 2012
Impressive visuals, fun gameplay
Let me start by saying this is the very first `big fish game` I've ever purchased, and originally I was just looking at the demo but was so impressed that I had to buy it. $2.99 is a very low price for a game of this quality. There are clearly some very good artists working on the visuals.
I was impressed with the visuals right off the bat, which clearly go above and beyond what is minimally necessary with a lot of extra detail, animation, layers and beautifully colorful pixel art. Within the game there are also a number of extra visual elements which are nothing to do with the gameplay but which add extra atmosphere and are even animated in most cases. I almost got stuck in the game a couple of times on some of the extra non match-3 challenges, but got past it.
After about halfway through the game I felt that the match 3 component (which is the main game) became a little tedious and repetitive... by that point the game had shown pretty much all new experiences, except for the bonus games which are pleasant and easy to play. So at times it became a bit of a chore waiting for the magic stuff to work its way around obstacles and having to clear various blocks to get to where I had enough special powers to progress further, so it was actually when the game rested on its match 3 laurels that it became a little less fun, but still challenging because it's always possible to make progress one way or another. I never really figured out if there were supposed to be multiple paths through a level, it only seemed obvious to go in one direction even though a map is provided. I think I probably skipped any alternate routes and just followed the arrow.
I thought the story was pretty good. The music is sweet and pleasant. Things have come a long way since the `old days` of basic match 3 games. I think I'm probably not quite this game's intended target audience because it was a little `too casual` for me, but that didn't stop me enjoying almost all of it. To be honest, once the final level was completed, after clicking though over 35,000 tiles, I was disappointed with the ending not being a bigger fanfare - it was a bit deflated considering all the time I put in, but I guess maybe it fits in with the casual style if you only play the game for short periods of time with little commitment. I happened to play the whole game across only 3 or 4 sessions, for hours at a time, which is a testament to the game's addictive qualities, but I would've liked a bigger ending to reflect that.
Overall though I'd recommend this game to anyone looking for some good casual fun, beautiful graphics, quality animation and music. It was an eye-opening experience.
December 17, 2012
Match 3 meets the Maze
Best match 3 game I've encountered, not to mention the best bang for the buck! If you just want a relaxing game you can enjoy this for its explosions of color and relaxing sounds. The graphics are excellent and the colors are bright and eye-pleasing. For those who enjoy a challenge and didn't find it in other match-3 games, I recommend giving this one a go. Combining the features of a maze along with match 3, makes this a challenging game that rewards strategy. Every time I play it (I've been through it 3 times now), I find more reasons to appreciate the thought the developers put in to this. The first time through can be confusing; you're not sure where to go, and, unless you actually read the tutorial/tips at the beginning of the game, you'll struggle through it as I did. There is no place to look at these instructions later so be sure and pay attention. The chapters have gorgeous scenes that begin with a small 'adventure', followed by 5 mazes and ending with a hidden object puzzle. The object clues are clever but the objects are so tiny that the adventure and hidden objects portions can be frustrating. You will definitely get your money's worth. The first time through took me more than 21 hours to complete. The 2nd and 3rd time through each took 16 hrs to complete so even if you only play it once, it's about 35 cents an hour; cheap entertainment! For me, replayability is essential and that's where the developers fell short. At the end of the game, a page pops up and tells you how much time it took to complete the game and how many tiles you broke. But you'll need to write these down if you want to compete with yourself because this game doesn't keep scores; it's biggest drawback in my opinion. The other design issue is that when you try to read the story for the chapter, frequently a fairy popups on top of the story so you can't read it and there's no way to go back and look at that particular page. Nonetheless, this is a game I highly recommend. After playing for 52 hours, I'm still keen on it.
December 14, 2012
Not even my kind of game and I love it..
I found this to be just tons of fun. Moreso than Bejeweled. Rather than just matching three, you are clearing the way in a winding tunnel for this gaseous magic to flow through. Things explode and pop and just lots of things happen and the game presents hours and hours of playing. There are many levels, a few HO scenes and pipes and simple sliders and find the differences, along the way. Having a ball with this one.
November 29, 2012
out of the box match 3 game
This is a very adictive game once you get past the usual match 3 game as you have to make chains,3 tiles connectind not just in a straight line ,but once you get used to its so easy..
November 18, 2012