Gems Smash by Babies Fun Technology Co., Ltd. is another contender in the match three puzzle matching game category with a few interesting twists. This one comes with a fun background story of a princess with some stolen gems that she’s trying to recover. Gems Smash is a pretty good effort that will give the big boys of the category like Bejeweled and Candy Crush Saga a run for their money. If you’re looking for a great way to pass the time while you’re waiting for an appointment this is a good choice. This is a free app and it’s compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
Match three puzzle games don’t have to be complicated, especially since the concept is simple. All you have to do is match three puzzle pieces. What makes them fun are the extra bells and whistles. The best games in this category like Bejeweled, and Candy Crush Saga feature colorful and fun graphics, cool sound effects, and a few little bonuses thrown in for good measure. Gems Smash has all of these things, as well as some interesting innovations that make this one a lot of fun.
While this is a great App Store game it’s not without a couple of flaws. There are a fair number of in-app purchases such as coins, some magical moves to clear the board, and some boosters that will clear extra pieces. These aren’t essential to advance through the levels – they simply make things a little easier. The other issue with this one is that each level takes way too long to load – the first time I played Gems Smash I actually thought the game was frozen, only to realize it was simply taking a long time to load. This is definitely a little frustrating. This app will require 93.8 MB of available space on your iOS device.
How to Play
There are 90 different levels in this game. As you complete each level you’re slowly climbing to the top of the evil castle to recover the princess’s gems, and the princess is there to guide you along the way. It’s this background story that helps to differentiate Gems Smash a little bit from games like Candy Crush Saga – other than that, it’s very similar.
You have to move gems around the board to line up three in a row in order to clean them off the board – you can also get extra bonus points for lining up matching gems in L or T patterns. When you perform one of these more complicated moves, extra pieces are also removed from the board helping you to clear it quicker. This is a good thing as you do get bonus points for completing each board in fewer moves. Another great thing about this game, is that it provides you with little helpful hints at the start of each board to teach you some new moves.
If you’re a fan of games in the match three puzzle category of the App Store, then you will absolutely love Gems Smash. This game includes all the moves, fun graphics, and cool sound effects you’ve come to expect in this type of game. It’s a whole lot of fun and definitely worth the download.
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