Relaxing Halloween Match 3
Themed games for the holidays seem to always be awful but this is a rare gem among them! Spooky bonus brings match 3 players a delightful scary realm of witches, ghosts, bats and other things that go bump in the night and each level offers something different.
Boards range anywhere from finding 50-160 cats, bats, ghosts etc to having to get all the gold tiles to having to get rid of spider webs and blocks to having to get skulls to the bottom of the screen.
There is a relaxed mode as well as a timed. I played timed and until level 99 I did not need to replay a level but since 100 is the last level, 99 and 100 were pretty tricky to try to get 200 bats while trying to get the skulls, spider webs and concrete to move. So the relaxing version is relaxing and the timed version was really relaxing too until the last few levels. I always had enough time. Sometimes it gives 12 minutes a level! The powerups come in very handy at that point. Watch out for the glimmering items on the board, when connected in a match 3, they will refill your powerups which you get throughout the game.
You are trying to find the evil in the city and make your house look pretty at the same time by decorating with items you find or items the witch has you buy for trick or treaters.
I really had a great time playing this game. Its quite addictive with its sound effects. Great scare fest for halloween or any other time if you like this time of year and want it around more often. Kid friendly but also for adults. I gave it 4 stars because the boards do get kind of repetitive after awhile but then take a break and come back a few days later and keep having fun!
I recommend! and thank you developer who thanked me at the end of the game~!
November 13, 2013
What a cute match three game. Played the demo on relaxed so I could get a better feel for the game. There were power ups and you can purchase items to upgrade your own haunted home in Old Town. The visual was fantastic and so appropriate for a Halloween game and the music did not annoy me though I do have to admit it didn't feel spooky at all. A fun game for all ages.
October 24, 2013
Unusual Match 3 Game
Starts out the usual M3 game with a Halloween theme, but the fun part is the bonus stuff! Not only do you get some neat power ups, you earn gold which can be used to purchase different spooky items to decorate your house for Halloween! There is a choice between timed or relaxed play and so far (I'm on level 25) gameplay is not too difficult. The tutorial is helpful as far as basic play is concerned, everything is easy to use and the graphics are very bright and clear. I cannot comment on the music as my sound card is *kaput* but I found the game to be easy to navigate and very enjoyable.
October 23, 2013
Pretty good M3 game...
...easy to start but becomes more challenging as the levels progress.
Not much of a story line but you get to purchase items for your Haunted House as you go along.
Not as good as some of the great M3 games but much better than recent offerings!!!
October 23, 2013
fun game for halloween
Crisp, clear graphics, lots of themed objects for free, or to buy with 'money' earned in- game: - use these to decorate your spooky home for hallowe'en. A great way to pass some time and get into a spooky mood for the celebrations!
What's not to like about this game - family-friendly, no extra costs after the game purchase, easily achievable (I played in relaxed mode but finished each step well within the time frame).
An honest game with no tricks up its sleeve - treat yourself to this one!
October 22, 2013
Good for children...
Okay, I admit it, I am a HOG fan. That said, I do like to try other types of games and this one isn't too bad. I'm not a huge fan of match 3 games...one now and then in a game is fine, but not constant.
Graphics were a little too cartoony. Game play was nice. Very nice sound FX and music. This game was just too simple and a little boring for me. No real challenge or skill. My grandsons would love it. Very much for the younger crowd, and that is why I recommend the game. Not for me today.
As always, try it for yourself and see what you think. We all have different tastes in games and you may find this one enjoyable. Thanks for the reviews.
October 21, 2013
No challenge. Way to easy. Fine for five year old grandson.
October 22, 2013
Not Spooky, Just Terrible
I found this very boring and not fun at all. I thought the sound effects really did not reflect well on the game, they sounded more like water, than Halloween.
You don't even get to decorate your house properly.
The game pieces are very large, and not much of a challenge at all.
Very boring rigid gameplay, something for the children to have a go at but for me, an adult, this is a big NO!
November 1, 2013