More challenging match 3
I have been doing these for a while so thought "why read the book of instructions" Ha! Got to level 38 before I realised you could earn help. It was much easier once I got the cannon, lightning bolt and the other thingy. It was fun and more challenging. You are in more control of the game other than the new pictures dropping down you control where everything goes. FUN
December 15, 2012
Fun Pirate-Themed Match 3 with Lots of Challenge
I downloaded Caribbean Hideaway when it showed up in my suggested games after I logged into BigFish and ended up buying it when I had just 2 minutes left of my hour trial. Honestly, I didn't even know about this game, so it pays sometimes to click on those game suggestions and check them out, because I'm surprised how much I liked this one. I didn't start out a Match 3 fan, but am quickly becoming one as I play more games like this one.
As the other reviewers have said, it's a little different type of Match 3. Because your pointer picks up the symbol of the last symbols matched and the different goals involved in each session of matching, it makes for some interesting strategy, but not so much that it makes my head hurt!
This is the first Match 3 I've played where I've put my thinking cap on. However, the game play is still relaxing not stressed. There is a timer, but also power-ups in the bottom right-hand corner which allow you to add time to your session, "break" stubborn tiles with your hammer and take all tiles of a certain symbol off the board. You can also buy cannonballs with the gold you earn and use them to explode targeted sections of the board.
You build your very own pirate retreat with the gold coins you "earn" and one of the strategies is adding enough buildings to your retreat to keep your pirate citizens employed in jobs so they don't steal your gold!
Hilarious pirate characters! Really cute graphics! The music is "piratey" and just so-so, but you don't need to listen to it to play. There may have been some voice-overs in the beginning, I don't remember. But for the most part, the storyline, as such, progresses along in your notebook in the bottom right-hand corner.
All-in-all, a super fun combination of Match 3 and builder game that I highly recommend for Match 3 lovers looking for a little different twist!
December 9, 2012
Arrr... here be pirates!
I'm really glad I found this game last week - it's been the perfect game to play today since it's International Talk Like A Pirate Day!
Super fun, nice graphics, good music. I'll be honest I haven't been reading the storey line, so I have no valid opinion on that. The way you make matches is different that most Match 3 games I've played, but I kind of like it better!
September 20, 2012