This is absolutely the best Match3 game I have played. The sound can be a bit annoying, but does not hinder the game in any way. Graphics are great. Level of challenge is great (although I did have to use helpful tips from LizzieK on some of the later games, Thank you Lizzie). I will play this over again, even with the frustration of the higher levels. I would highly recommend this game.
August 19, 2012
all time favorite matching game
This game is great. Cute icons. Each board is different. With experience points, you build your arsenal. Towards the end, boards are very difficult. If you lose on a board, it just lets you start again.You don't lose anything. Very long game. It would be great to have a sequel.
August 17, 2012
Hilarious and Challenging Match 3
You won't get bored matching tiles in this game! First off, the story is really imaginative, based on you rescuing the damsel held by the pirates and building/developing your island base. Before each level, there are a few lines about the characters and what you must do. Sounds boring, but the dialogue is hilarious! I liked that you couldn't continue if you failed a level; however, all levels can be completed. The powerups, upgrades, and money help you as the game goes on. Not only are you busy trying to develop your island and save the damsel but you also have to watch those pesky islanders who don't have jobs - they steal your gold!! Cute game and mostly likely will please you!
August 5, 2012
A Rollicking Good Time!
It's a quarter to two in the MORNING and I have to quit playing and get some sleep. I LOVE this game! The pirate story line is great, the characters are fun, and the play is challenging enough to make you think; my four-year-old son calls it my pirate game. A couple words of advice to anyone thinking about buying this game: 1) BUY IT! and 2) use your power ups because the levels get quite a bit more difficult as you progress. Shiver me timbers, this be a fun game an' ye should be playin' it!
July 30, 2012
My Fav and Best Match 3 ever!
Most match 3 get boring but this one does not! With the levels and the bonuses it is a lot of fun. I tried the game for the hour then purchased it right away as it is awesome! If you love Match 3 games with a twist then this is your game!!!
July 26, 2012
What a wonderful Match 3!
This is what I would call "having all the bells and whistles" for a match 3 game. Some other reviewers have mentioned that this is not a traditional match 3, but you have a certain tile on your cursor and you have to find a match for it. Each time you make a match, you swap the tile on your cursor for a new one. This requires strategies when you have to complete an objective on the board, and it has up to three different objectives at a time.
There is a storybook and it progresses along each level. I like the humor of it. It also sort of gives you motivation for your tasks. You could choose not to read it though.
The game has a variety of power-ups to go with the storyline. They are integrated with the pirate village you build on an island. The graphics are cute. The only defect is that the the pictures are of low resolution so the words in the story book and the background pictures of the boards seem faded. (I'm not sure if this only happens in a Mac version, which I used.) Otherwise, they go perfectly with the theme of the game.
There are maybe two or three kinds of background music, based on the one-hour trial. I like the way that the music changes when switching to a new board and that some tiles are animated.
Overall, it's a game close to perfection!
July 26, 2012
This game is a unique style of match 3 that is so much fun. The storyline is better than most. This game is infinately replayable and a good length to boot. At the sale price of $2.99 it is a steal.
July 26, 2012
Guess I'm the only one but...
I hated this game. I didn't even make it through the 1 hour trial it was so boring. It's a different type of match 3, not the kind everyone is used to. The story line and graphics are there but it is not interesting (or pretty) enough to get me involved. I guess to sum it all up: Boring story, Ugly people on an ugly island, Wonky match 3... DELETE.
March 13, 2013
Great challenge and great fun
An incredibly well put together M3 -- challenging levels (it took me hours and hours to finish levels 97-100) and probably the best story line I've seen in a computer game.
Lots of fun, worth playing a bunch of times.
February 6, 2013
OMG I hate this game but it's addictive
This game so frustrates me, cause either I'm total inept at playing match 3 games or this one is very challenging. I had to replay some levels, at best guess, 30 times before I actually beat a level. Horribly frustrating and I'd get mad and quit the game and 10 minutes later be back in trying to beat the level again. It really is a fun game but after Level 50 something you can't build any more or earn any more so you are just playing a match 3 game. They could have extended the building to cover more of the island. But overall a fun game to play.
January 17, 2013