Cryptex of Time
Must try game
This is def one of the best mach three game that I've played in a while. It's not one of the traditional boards that is reguraly used. The grafics are good and it has a prity good story line and I am def going to buy this one to see how it plays out. I don't want to say much more with out spoiling the game, just take it from a long time gamer and a fan of Mach three games on this site that if u like these kinds of games make sure that you give this one a shot you wont be let down
November 14, 2012
Cryptex of Time/Zenerchi
Wow, I almost overlooked this goody! I found Zenerchi before it was cool and feel like I just found another M3 winner. Sound is top-notch, help is great, not the typical match 3 and takes thought and planning. I see there is freeplay as well as the original. Don't get scared by the timer, it's unobtrusive. The game in-between main sessions IS timed and you know it but it's generous. Excellent memory training for us oldsters. The game itself is outstanding. Try it! You'll have to try it because I don't think I can explain stacked wheels that you rotate to make matches. Oh! And there are bombs that are VERY satisfactory when they blow up.
May 31, 2013
Interesting match game
starts out easy gets harder and more complicated to make matches. Lots of FUN!
November 17, 2012
A match 3 game ----- sort of.
If you don't know what a "cryptex" is, it is a circular thingy that generally has runes or codes or something of that sort that you need to have a specific "entry" or "order" of things in order to open it or make it work. THAT is a VERY generic explanation of one.
This cryptex is also circular and is made up of an assortment of colored and different-shaped gems. (HOW PRETTY!) The goal of the game is to make matches of 3 or more of the same shape and color gem to destroy them. As you do this, the empty part of the cryptex "wheel" will fill up as a new wheel (s) comes down on the top level. Your goal is NOT to let the cryptex wheels get too high or ... game over.
There were no bonuses for getting matches of 4 or more. There WERE obstacles to keep you from making matches. Huh. Doesn't seem very fair.
There are 2 modes of play. Timed mode - where you are given an optional tutorial (TAKE THE TUTORIAL) and Free mode, where you just keep playing until the cryptex wheel gets too high - or you just don't move fast enough - and the game is over.
This game is soooo not for me. I found myself trying to fill up the empty spaces left behind from making matches instead of trying to make more matches. I levelled up with no problem, but it was stressful. I don't like my match 3 games to be stressful. The Free mode was just too boring.
I also like my match 3 games to have a bit of a story behind it. A "reason" to play the game.
For the above reasons, this will NOT be a purchase for me. But, it IS unique and for that reason I will recommend it to anyone who likes a challenge and/or likes a match 3 game.
November 9, 2014
Good game to play, except it gets too hard too fast. I am not good at timed games, I usually can get through the levels. this game has a timed level to distroy 16 rings. It is impossible. I liked the game thus far but cannot go any further. Game not worth the money if you are not very very fast at the key board. Color is very nice. exciting to play. I wish it did not get so hard so fast
January 16, 2014