Unusual Match Three
There are 10 levels with 10 steps to each level. Each level had a different take on the M3 theme. Only one level is "timed". There is no timer but with this level you have to make matches above the "devil" to knock it off the board before it climbs to the top of the column.
The music does get a bit tedious.
It would have been better to be able to replay any level after completing the game once, but you have to start all over again. Good replay value as the screens seem to be random.
November 19, 2011
OK M3, but certainly not great
As a M3 game, this was the most imaginative game I have played. Every one of the levels is different; almost like having 10 different games. The first 7 levels were fun blow things up games that are addictive. Then came level 8, and level 8 was no fun. In fact I passed on playing all the stages of that level. This level was ill conceived and poorly executed. I lowered my evaluation of the game to a 3 at that point. I almost erased it. Level 9 pits you against the game itself and, of course, it cheats. I did not replay any level I lost, but I learned how to cheat back and won a few. This did nothing to raise my evaluation of the game. Mediocre. Then came level 10 and again the innovation and imagination prevailed. At this point I grudgingly raised my evaluation to about a 3.6. OK. So I?ll give it a weak 4, but it certainly is not the best game I have played due to the inclusion of two levels they should have thrown away. I recommend this game, but don?t expect too much. It is above mediocre and well below great. However, I have already gone back and replayed some of the fun levels.
March 12, 2012
It's lots of fun!
To begin with, I'm not a big fan of match 3 games, because most have the dreaded timer. I have two other match 3 games without timers and hubby asked me the other day to find a new match 3 game. After checking out many, many match 3's, I finally found this one. It's a hoot!! No timer, a little bit of creepiness, and the levels are fun to play. You get to dump demons into fire, bring keys to locks, and collect coins from frozen cells..all without a timer!! the graphics are fine, sounds are great, but I did turn the music down, like I do with almost any game I play, so you'll have to judge that for yourself. It was hard to find a game with no timer that wasn't made for little kids. I didn't want a timer..I also didn't want a game along the "see jane play" age level. This game is perfect for someone like me who doesn't play a lot of match 3 games. I will definitely play this game again, as the levels are fun, the story is a little creepy ( I love creepy), the graphics are great, and who wouldn't want to play a game with a cursed old house in it? Try it if you like a match 3 with no timer but lots of entertainment value.
August 19, 2012
Love, love, love this game!!
This is one of the first M3 games I ever tried and I loved it so much I bought it before the trial was over! Initially, I liked the spooky music, buy it did start to irritate after a while - but muting is easy to do! The visual quality is great, the colors are great and appropriately spooky, the freeing of the old house of the curse or haunting is annoyingly fun! Annoying because I can't stop coming back to start over again and again!! The only thing I didn't like was one of the higher levels or rooms of the game where you had to play against the game to win. Umm...how do you win against the computer?? I thought so! You don't! Buy I'm not a sore loser and it IS only the one section of the game that is set up that way, so that's the only part that made me subtract a little on the storyline. The repetitive pipe-organ spooky music also made me mark the sound quality down a little too. Otherwise, it was a GREAT game and I LOVE playing it again and again! But all you little fishies need to try it for yourselves to see if you like it too! Have I mentioned I LOVE this game??
June 27, 2012
Love the sound effects
A Match 3 game with great sound effects is what initially draws me in as it captivates my attention and its a make it or break it aspect for me. Some games have the most annoying sounds when you match things, others like this game have an almost mesmerizing sound that keeps me very intrigued. I didn't realize how old this game is as it was released for PC users in 2010 but mac users just received this beauty in 2012! What a long wait! However, I have noticed by reading some reviews that this game did have an upgrade somewhere before being released to mac users because there is NO timer on ANY level. There are levels you can be defeated by the demons because the computer gets more coins than you or the spider/crabs reach the top of the match 3 board BUT you can either play it til you beat it like I did OR skip it.
The music was fitting but annoying at the same time. Sometimes I kept it on, other times I turned it down. Like I said though, I loved the sound of the matches and the easiness of the gameplay. I've noticed some match 3 games get slower or wont even let you click inbetween plays and this game would let you move everything at the same time so there was no pausing. Even though its an untimed game, its hard. It takes a long time to pass levels so its very time consuming. Originally I thought only have 2 powerups the whole game would not be good BUT you get one power up for collecting matches of 4 and another power up for collecting matches of 5. The powerup for the matches of 5 is heavy duty and can basically complete an entire level for you even at the start of it.
I liked that every room has a different type of match 3 play. Some are more board game collect coins style, others are key in the lock and some are just regular ice and fire plus more. The update must have deleted the timed scenes and the ability to not skip because now its a highly playable and fun game. I highly recommend this to anyone who likes unique games or match 3's and untimed games. I had a great time playing it.
September 12, 2012
Oh boy, how addictive...
I have the pleasure of ridding this house of the evils spirits as often as I wish. And to revisit any room on the map to clean it multiple times if deemed necessary. Could potentially become a problem - good thing I do possess some self control. :-)
December 22, 2011
Atruly spooky game
I loved this game. What made it spooky for me was the quiet whispers you can barely hear but are in a ancient language. I found the game fun to play and challenging.
I looked forward to see the house change its appearance after completing a level. I found the level with the spiders to be the most challenging.
December 11, 2012
THANK GOODNESS FOR THE SKIP BUTTON
I was moving right along playing the several levels within each room when I came upon Rooms 8 & 9 (or was it 7 & 8?) and after MANY attempts was unable to beat the level(s); at the end of the level, the game'll ask you if you want to skip the level or retry the level and though disappointed in having to do so, I finally conceded and skipped the levels that I was unable to beat.
This game is NOT timed which again, is a BIG plus for me but I do have to admit that within the last room, I did NOT enjoy the constant scream as I rid a tile of a ghost; personally, I could've done without that.
Overall, this game is a very nice game and if you skip certain levels that you're unable to beat, then it's not as long as it appears as I found the previous rooms quite easy to do.
September 16, 2012
A REALLY NEW MATCH 3 GAME
Full of fun and extremely relaxing
wonderful visual quality and very new match 3 game
the devils are really amusing
February 28, 2012
Great Halloween game
This is a good game to play at Halloween. Turn the lights off and play this game. This is a match 3 game. The object is to banish the evil from the house by matching 3 of the same amulets and getting the key or keys to the bottom of the screen. I recommend this game.
September 17, 2012