Power-ups are Halloween Decorations
This really is a fun Halloween themed Match 3 game with 100 levels. Purchasable decorations earned from gold coins within the game play have a dual purpose.
If you read the description of the purchasable objects, you'll see they are useful power-ups within the game, not just a cool spooky decoration for your house. The initial introduction of an item may only clear one block, while later upgrades of that object will affect larger areas of the game board. When given the choice of several objects to purchase with the gold coins, it is best to think through which object is more important, especially if you don't have enough gold coins to purchase them all. Upgrading an existing object may not be as useful as the introduction of a new object that has yet to be used. For example, upgrading the ability to break one block with a hammer with an upgrade to breaking more versus the ability to sweep a cobweb from one block for the first time.
While the timed mode appears easy to beat on the lower levels, the higher levels become more difficult but not tear your hair out, it's impossible! I found myself cutting it to the wire with literally seconds to spare on several levels and on a few having to replay the level several times because the timer ran out without my clearing the board successfully. Saving a power-up until you're absolutely stuck can be a waste of the power-up, since they do recharge as you continue to play and clear the board. It really matters what power-up you use and when on some of the more difficult levels.
The ability to play timed and untimed makes this a game playable by the whole family without children or adults wanting to play it casually becoming frustrated. Decorating your house with the power-up objects made it fun!
I recommend this game not only for Match 3 fanatics but the occasional Match 3 player.
October 23, 2013
This Game is sooo cool. The Music, the Pictures and the Levels are so good and so sweet.
October 23, 2013
Halloween Themed Match 3 Fun!
The first thing I appreciated about this match 3 game was that the squares are a good size. I don't like playing with tiny squares. Not the case here, you can actually see it. The artwork on this is just plain fun. The colors, the sounds, the music, all good. You get to decorate a house with Halloween stuff in between rounds. This game is relaxing to play. I love it.
October 22, 2013
Lighthearted fun, colourful and well made M3 game
Sometimes escapism games are just what we need!
I love the graphics - I am sure that most comments have already been said but I wanted to say thanks to the developers for many of the points.
I am up to level 21 at first go and it is starting to get harder now but I appreciate the fact that if I need to I can go back to untimed. So far it's all timed and has been okay but I'm having to now think about the more tricky corners.
Just loving it and want to try and complete it all on timed - not sure how hard the challenge will get by the time I get to the end but there's no hurry - if anyone is wavering as to whether to buy or not I recommend it - this is a really fun cheerful well developed game with lots of extras. There always seems to be something new around the corner plus there is the fun house to build.
Not too scary for the young ones either .
Well worth it and I guess appropriate timing for those of you in America being Halloween too.
November 1, 2013
Fun game for halloween
Interesting game that has good graphics and a funny story line. Prefer relaxed mode and good for the season of Halloween.
October 23, 2014
Addictive and Fun
A sweet game that I couldn't stop playing. Fantastic to replay. If you like match games, give it a try. I enjoyed playing it timed for the challenge.
October 14, 2014
GREAT! Can't put it down. Lovely scenes and all those little items to collect ... LOOOVE IT!
November 26, 2013
Took a while for me to "get into" this game. In the end I liked it so much that I bought the other match 3 games by Grey Alien Games. Unwell Mel is cartoony but made me laugh.
The other one Holiday Bonus Gold....I haven't got into and was wishing it was more like Spooky Bonus.
I often go into the "reviews" of games to find out what games people are recommending. That is how I found Spooky Bonus and why I am mentioning the other games.
November 22, 2013
Delightful Fun for Everyone
A must have fun game for Halloween. The game is timed or relaxed. There are many powerups and you earn gold to decorate your house with spooky items.
October 23, 2013
Relaxing Match 3 for Halloween
This is another holiday installment from this developer; improved this year, in my opinion. Tons of levels, big, clear M3 graphics, easy to match, lots of power ups, relaxed or timed. I like these for when my brain isn't up for a serious challenge. Good for kids, not 'scary', just fun and slightly humorous. The outside graphics are cartoon, but that's ok; it's a fun little game to play, and each level gets longer and more challenging, but not brain strainer challenging. LOL If you want a relaxing M3 for the Spooky Season, this works.
October 21, 2013