My game of the year for 2008
It is an adventure Match3 with lots of fun. A bit short though.
January 5, 2012
A Fun Match 3 to Relax With...
If you've played the '4 Elements' games you'll have the concept down for this fun match 3. The description is perfect on the download page, so don't waste a moment reading the three screens of verbose dialogue between the farmers...get right to the game. The first two levels are fairly simple. After that obstacles, power-ups and bonuses are introduced as you move forward. Not only can you make matches vertical and horizontal, but after the first two levels, you NEED to make matches in L shapes, as well. It takes a bit of strategy to clear the pathway for Doggie to reach the door, so it does present some challenge, too. I usually turn the music off after hearing it for a few minutes, but didn't on this game, as it was pleasant. I later found myself humming the tune while making dinner! The graphics are vividly bright and colorful. There are puzzles to assemble between levels that just add another fun element. It's true that the main game only has 50 levels, but it also has an endless mode so you can continue to enjoy game play. You can play this both timed or relaxed, but the timer is very generous. Not all games have to be as difficult as 'Heroes of Hellas 3' to be enjoyable. This game is just good fun! Enjoy!
October 24, 2012
Enjoyable Match 3 Variation
I needed a game that was totally mindless, but not as repetitious as the usual match 3 game. Finding Doggy fit the bill perfectly. As you progress through the game, the bonus tiles are explained one at a time, making it easy to remember which is which.
My only dissatisfaction with the game is that it doesn't work with a touch screen, but I don't expect older games to always work with one.
Note: I didn't rate the sound quality because I turn off the sound on all games so that I don't bother my husband.
April 23, 2013
Still not quite sure how this works
Enjoyed the hour trial but didn't buy the game for a while.
I'm now up to level 5 - 6 and seem to spend a lot of time seeing explosive tiles at the edges of the screen and not being able to use them.
I get Doggy home in the end by mindless persistence, and the game is so colourful and different from anything else I have that it passes the time pleasantly.
Perhaps I'll discover better techniques eventually.
January 19, 2014
EVEN THE ENDLESS IS TIMED
If you like to play for relaxation then don't buy this game. As the endless is still timed so there's not a relaxation mode. The game is ok, just sorry I bought it due to the fact that it said it had an endless mode which I could use for relaxing however the endless mode is still timed.
January 13, 2014
I've Played Better, I've Played Worse
I played the entire one hour trial and after doing so, I can't decide if I like this game or not, which is the reason for giving this game only 3 stars. In a way this game is rather boring and monotonous yet in a way it's kind of enjoyable.
My 6 year old granddaughter said, "Grandma, Finding Doggie is stupid, it gives me a headache." She's right, this game is rather stupid but I prefer to be not quite that harsh. She can play Farmscapes for hours, however. This is NOT Farmscapes or even similar to it.
The objective is to match identical items of 3 or more so the doggie can follow the path to the door.
I don't play any computer game with the sound on because the sounds from all computer games makes my daily headache worse.
I recommend that you try this game for an hour then decide for yourself whether you like it or not or be undecided like me. "I do and I don't."
August 10, 2012