A Fun and Funny Match 3!
This M3 is a bit different, as you have to make a match with the icon attached to your cursor. It takes some fore thought and strategy when you get down to the last few icons, but you also have the option of DIAGONAL matches to help. Glowing icons create explosions and aide in clearing the area, so watch for the glow. Both timed and untimed modes are offered, and the timer is very generous The absolute BEST part of this game is that at the end of each game board skeletons wearing ever-changing attire do the victory dance! It's worth the price to see the dances! The colors and graphics are vivid and bright, and the music wonderfully eclectic, but I just LOVE the dancing skeletons! Enjoy!
June 16, 2012
This game is tons of fun...good levels, can be quite tricky. Really good game for thinkers.
January 10, 2012
Pirate Treasure and Dancing Skeletons!
I would purchase this game for the dancing skeletons alone!
This is somewhat like your typical match 3 games in that you have to match 3 or more items (pirate booty) to clear the brown tiles off the board. However, you can match them horizontally, vertically and diagonally - which can be a GREAT help. You earn "mega-bombs" for matching 4 or more. Another difference is this is not a swap, etc. game. Rather, when the game starts, your cursor IS an item. Use it to make a match 3 or better BUT the item you put it on top of to make that match is NOW the item you need to find a match for. Sounds confusing but after a few matches you'll get it.
The one thing I didn't notice was the difference between Classic play and Timed play. Wave your cursor over "Timed" and it says something about getting pirate treasure. Wave it over "Relaxed" and it says exactly that, relaxed. But, during game play in both modes, the only difference I saw was one was timed (and you get "x" number of lives) and one was not.
There is an "x" (marks the spot) after each of 5 levels but it doesn't seem to have any significance at all - in either mode. And how do you get (magically) a different match item when the one you're holding doesn't have a match? THAT'S a mystery to me.
All in all this is a fun and addicting game, in either mode. But, I would have purchased it just for the dancing skeletons - doing the "happy" dance or line dancing with treasure raining down upon them between levels. Will definitely put a smile n my face any time I need one or not!
So, ahoy mateys, this Glam-ma says shiver your timbers and play the free, very quick, hour-long demo or you might be walking the plank!
Happy Gaming! ARGH!
July 8, 2014
My Favorite Game of all time
I'm 57 years old and I've been playing this one for many, many years. Usually not a big fan of match 3 games, but this one is so different from the usual run of the mill match 3 games. I originally bought this game from Real Arcade and played it hundreds of times from start to finish--I was up to about 650 million points and had about 350 lives--it was just nuts! Then my computer died and I was unable to transfer the game over to my new one. So, when I saw it was available from Big Fish games, I purchased it again and have gotten up to 3 million points and 29 lives in about a week.
I love this game for the music, the challenges of the really difficult levels--some levels you just dread to see coming because you KNOW they're going to take more than 1 life to win!! But so satisfying when you do win it! Always love the dancing skeleton pirates and their assortment of peg legs, axes or arrows thru their heads, various hats, etc. Love the big explosions and the huge points that you can rack up!
May 30, 2014
Lots of Explosions!
I had a better handle on the game once I figured out how to create the different power ups. Matching 4 gives you a bomb and if you match that with another bomb you get a big explosion. If you match 5 in a row, L shape or T shape you will get lightning or horizontal/vertical row elimination. The jeweled squares are large and colorful. I played all 100 levels in Timeless and enjoyed the dancing skeletons. If you play in Classic Mode which is timed, the game is very challenging. One thing that should be corrected in the game is showing your score with the other players in the High Score Menu.
March 14, 2014
Why can't I play Treasure Island anymore? I used to play on Facebook for past couple of years now I can't access it.
January 26, 2013