Old Clockmaker's Riddle
Fun Three Match
You have choice of timed or relaxed. If beginner, I suggest relaxed as the game gets challenging toward the end. You are breaking the evil spell and bringing back the town. There are things to buy to help you with the ice blocks, etc. There are bonus puzzles that are hard, but you can either skip or ask the ? mark for help - but it will cost you points. A very interesting and fun game.
April 24, 2013
This one gets more fun and a little harder with each new level. It gives you frozen spots to match so you need to think ahead. There are little puzzles between levels that really make you think. Should be a challenge even for the M3 vets. This one's going on my purchase list.
December 28, 2012
Fun Match Three Game.
This game is a lot of fun if you like Match 3 games. The last level in each section is very challenging but you do have the option of skipping these levels THANK GOODNESS! The graphics are excellent. The music is soft and mellow but isn't varied enough.
September 19, 2012
Longest Game in the World
I swear I don't think there is an end to this game, seems like I've been playing it for weeks and can never get all the building 'whole' again. It can be quite challenging at times but I honestly don't know if it has a finish. I would recommend it if you really like match 3 games.
August 25, 2012
This is fun and chalaging;A litttle corny at times but a good game to play;excelant color and graphics.
July 19, 2012
Cute, but game play lackluster
Someone else mentioned that the game was "cartoonish." While true, the artwork was very well done. The story is OK, but I could have done without having to click through the dialog. The characters were very cute, like the creepy guy moving from house to house. Those aspects might have contributed to this game getting 4 stars, but the game play was so unexciting, it only rates a 3. I would have liked to turn off the custom pointer. They tend to be slower-moving than system pointers, which is important when playing timed games.
July 15, 2012
So-So Match Three
Not Horrid, but not Great, either... Just...Myehh.
*Good sound & Music OK (mutable).
*Timed or Relaxed Modes Available
Might get if Daily Deal or On Sale.
July 15, 2012
Times Have Changed...
Started with the 3 matches about 2005... We have all grown up (I am now 62) and done so many new games, that if you are into 3 match. This is okay. Nothing new...
Not for me...
For some reason, I am now into the Rescue, Time things, and can not get enough of them. Give us some more...
Have a great week-end all, if new to this type of game, a good one... If you know this type of game... Not for you/us...
July 13, 2013
Mediocre, dull, and boring M3
The game begins with a flourish and gives the impression of being a lot of fun ahead. The story line is very good and the graphics are also. Unfortunately, after the initial couple of levels, the game writers decided to get tricky and add in all manner of pitfalls to ensure that no fun would be had. And that was my impression of the game. Over half way done now, I no longer enjoy playing and am trying to finish just to say that I did. Some of the levels are now taking as much as 30 minutes to finish, making this more of a job than an amusement. This is real work, not real fun. There is scoring by gems dropped and stuff to buy, but the only things to buy are upgrades to tools that I never use anyway. I believe in playing what you are dealt. So why bother paying attention to the gem count? At times the gems with clock hands get down to only one on the board and that is the one you need; boring. The play here is slow, deathly slow. There is one ?madness? scramble where the background changes to one that mainly obscures the gems and scoring is increased, however since I don?t use the gems to buy anything, it makes sense to avoid getting into a ?madness? scramble by not allowing the bar at the top to go all the way to the right. I have 8 houses left to restore right now and over 1000 gems in every category. What a waste. And then there are the really stupid puzzles. Total waste of time puzzles; I hit skip without even looking at them. How weird for a M3. Overall, this game is a loser. It just isn?t worth money. There are so many really good M3 games out there that this one just can?t live up to; spend your money elsewhere and get a better, more fun, game.
July 18, 2012
There are two types of Match Games that I enjoy, the ones that you can simply play to zone out, build things or the ones that make you pull out your hair as they get harder and harder to play. This paticular game does not fall in either catagory, it just is what it is, a mediocre attempt at a Match 3 game that starts off simple and somewhat confusing and then gradually becomes interesting, if you can wait that long. The story is about collecting clock hands to get the clocks working in a town lost in time. The English Translation is bad and note to devlopers, seriously invest in some decent traslation. It makes the game look awkward. There are two modes of game play, timed or relax. the graphics are sharp and if you like colorful gems, then you are in luck. There are no annimations, cartoon graphics and no voice over. Objective is to collect as many gems with clock hands in them, buy your power-ups and play the occasional bonus rounds which were actually hard to complete. The boards are the same and with each level, game play gets a bit more complex. There are alot of power-ups to buy and up-grade. Game play is a bit tedious and actually after a while, I just found the game to be a bit of a waste of time. I think I will go back and re-play Gardenscapes instead.
July 15, 2012