Unwell Mel ?
Classic Match 3 with a Twist
My favorite part about Unwell Mel is the obvious thoughtfulness that went into its creation. (Even if the whizzes at BFG took only 3 hours to make it, the game shows lots of care and expertise.) The music and sound effects, the humor, the premise, every detail is relevant and intelligent. Of all the BFG games I've purchased, this is the only one I keep permanently installed on my home computer. Bring on Unwell Mel 2!
November 19, 2011
The concept is creative. Love the yucky bugs you kill. There are too many special items, especially in the beginning. So for a while, it's mindless clicking without too much strategy to clear the board. But still great, considering how many levels there are, lots and lots! You can tell the developers put effort into this. One of the better match 3 games, in my opinion. Definitely worth checking out.
March 26, 2012
DON'T BE TOO QUICK TO USE BOARD HELP
Personally, I found this game to be extraordinarily and unnecessarily longer than most Match 3 games and am happy that I've completed it; there are just over 300 levels with 100 ailments.
I noticed a few things that might be helpful; while there are power-ups that you purchase and upgrade through the salesman, there are also board "helpers" and I suggest that you not be too quick to use them.
* the "x" is a horizontal blaster
* the vertical arrow blast everything up and down a row
* the coins will randomly replace objects and when they dissipate, move the other objects one row down
* the Fresh Start I found good to use AFTER I'd done my best to clear as many tiles as possible on my own. Fresh Start just means that it'll move the objects around; it does NOT mean that you have to restart that level.
The GOOD thing about them is that you're able to move them around as you do the other tiles WITHOUT having to use them until you're ready (then click on them) except for the coins, which will disappear on their own in a few seconds but sometimes you're able to make beneficial moves first.
The BAD thing about them is that they do NOT break and clear the tile for you; all they do is remove whatever object is on that tile that you still need to clear EXCEPT for the yellow bugs -- they will remove the objects AND clear the tiles if they're close enough to the tiles that need to be cleared.
The green bugs are a troublesome sort as they will "expand" until they pop and if you've not cleared them BEFORE popping, they will cause a tile to become a tile that you've got to work on AGAIN to clear.
One of the other bit of GOOD NEWS is that when the pink bugs click together (you have to find a 3rd pink bug or use other means to get rid of them) and leave empty spaces around them, you CAN move objects into those empty spaces if you need to in order to continue playing the level,
Fortunately, this game has timed and untimed modes of play; I don't think that I'd have been able to complete several levels had I been playing in timed mode.
January 12, 2012
A Great Relaxing Match 3!
I have tried some top-rated match 3 games but they did not provide the relaxing enjoyment like this one. It is humorous, and gives some ingenius and cute stuff to help solve the level. It is not too easy to be devoid of challenge, or too difficult that distresses you.
I like HOG too, but I want a game that does not require continuity so I can get back to my work anytime, and more importantly, makes me want to replay even if I have finished all the levels. And this is the one! Even the music lifts my spirit. I really love this game! I strongly recommend it to Match 3 players.
June 17, 2012
Love this game!
Great game. Humorous, fun to play, lots and lots and lots of levels. I play it everyday! This is the best match 3 game I own and that is saying a lot since I have many games. Try it you'll like it!
January 28, 2012
A hypochondriac's nightmare!
I first started playing Unwell Mel at Big Fish Games, then at Big Sea Games until it closed down. I looked forward to my daily dose of Mel's latest malady & couldn't wait to come back for another round. When the online site closed I had to have it so I bought the game and played it through. It is long, as someone else said, 300 levels and many hours of trying to cure Mel of his ills only to see him relapse when presented his bill for services. It's a true Match 3 game in all the senses and one the whole family can play for hours of fun or just to pass the time if you're a night owl like me. It's one of a few I would keep on my desktop just to play for the fun of it.
May 25, 2012
A Top-5 game in my book!
This game is absolutely one of my top games, with a little over 300 levels, it takes days to finish.
This of couse means you get value for money, when buying this.
The sound and music in this game is really GREAT and don't feel repetitive even after hours of playing.
I sure hope that there eventually will be an Unwell Mel 2.
I know that if I write that I recommend this here, it will show twice but this game deserve it!
Hang in there Mel, I'm coming to cure you!
June 27, 2012
This game for me was pure brill...... not the usual kinda match 3 and im definately buying it!!!!! It aint boring an in a way quite relaxing when you dont want anything too complicated. :)
May 11, 2012
great match 3 game
I am not one to play match 3's but i've been playing for 3 days now. just can't stop. everything about this game is top notch.
October 27, 2012
a long lasting game
first, there are 301 levels so you are in for a game that takes awhile. it is a basic M3, with power ups that you buy. it takes a while to accumulate enough money to buy them, but that didn't bother me.
poor mel has so many afflictions that you have to cure and they all have silly names. i played relaxed, but there is a timed level.
September 17, 2012