This is a cross between a puzzle and a match 3. Your challenge is to combine elements from small into large so that there is only one remaining element of that kind on the board. This is trickier than it sounds. The variety of sizes and kinds present you a challenge to think ahead for the fastest most efficient direction to take as the elements combine and morph. I enjoyed it! It took a different kind of skill and though. I liked the tracking of the skill set used. I think it would have good replay value.
It might not be everyone's cup of tea but I would you suggest you try it an see if you enjoy it.
February 10, 2012
Flashy but relaxing game
I have replayed this game about a million times, and I try to win each level in the first round, which means I sometimes have to restart the level multiple times, but it's always fun :) to finally get it. On a fast enough computer, the graphics are stunning and the storyline is actually pretty neat, considering this is a simple matching game. The higher levels are really neat too and challenging but doable. I wish there was a way to skip the helpful tutorial comments each time you restart the game, but oh well. The music is relaxing and not boring to me anyway.
April 9, 2013
A clever twist on Match 3
Last night I was looking for a new game, something that would make me think - but not too hard. I found this under the Strategy section and the reviews were favorable. It looked like an interesting puzzle, and I've always been interested in alchemy so that was a point in its favor too. I purchased it without even doing the hour's trial.
What a good idea that turned out to be!
Elements, as I shortly discovered, was exactly what I wanted. It takes its basic gameplay from the standard match 3 puzzle, but bumps up the difficulty. This is instead a match 2 puzzle, where the combining elements change size (and consequently, not all can be matched). You increase your score by creating combos of matches, like in any match 3 puzzle, and as you unlock more and more levels you discover more and more elements.
If you like match 3 puzzles, give this a try. If you like strategy puzzles, give this a try. If you like alchemy AND puzzles, definitely give this a try!
July 28, 2013
One of my favorites
This game never leaves my computer. It's simple but addictive. A nice way to waste some time without over-thinking.
February 29, 2012
One of the best puzzle games around
I love this game. I wish I could get it on my Android phone. Absolutely beautiful music and art. I've spent HOURS playing this, and match3 type games aren't really my thing. Not that this is your typical match 3 game!
July 20, 2013
Real brain teaser
Absolutely addictive. Kept replaying until I could achieve expect in every level
August 24, 2012
I play this game more than any other BigFish game I own! It is like no other. I absolutely love it!
January 1, 2014
If you like a relaxed, and challenging game, this is a great one.
Very different from the rest of the same all.
I have played this game three times, and the more I play it- the more I see the bigger challenge ahead.
Take a few times to get good at the real goal.
I love it. very relaxing.
July 1, 2013
I've had this game a few years and still play it daily. it's my wake up game and my go to bed game!
June 8, 2013
Not your typical match 3.
Elements is a game that uses a combining technique.
You swap 2 different elements of the same size so at least one matches a like element. Then they combine and become a larger element.
I usually play this game on Classic mode, but it also has Timed and Relaxed modes.
The instructions are easy to follow and learn. The game starts out nice and slow so it?s easy to catch on.
Your goal is to get all the matches combined, and also to get an ?expert? wax seal.
The game keeps track of?
Custom cursor can be turned off and the screen can be windowed if you prefer.
The music is very relaxing and the story is interesting, but can be skipped by clicking continue.
Each element has a small story too.
There are 16 elements total, but you begin with 2 and add one as you progress.
The length of this game is quite long and with 3 different modes of play it makes it even longer.
It is a game that can be replayed again and again, to better scores, or just for the shear fun of it.
I love this game and highly recommend it, although I realize not everyone will care for it?
Give the demo a try!
November 29, 2011