Eva Studio’s Facebook puzzle game Mermaid has a simple title and an equally simple premise: to save the Little Mermaid’s friends from an underwater world that’s being filled with garbage. However, where most other match-three games are completed one basic level at a time, each level in Mermaid comes in three parts, and can be completed in a variety of ways.
What would have happened if Cinderella never met her Prince? That’s the premise behind PlayFlock’s Fairytale on Facebook. The game takes players to a fantasy land, where traditional fairytales have been turned on their heads and the heroes didn’t win. In Fairytale, players will need to defeat the Wicked Witch through match-three levels, and they have a few magical abilities of their own to help them.
Qublix’s Puffy Pop has been played by over one million gamers on Facebook, and takes players to a land of magic, inhabited by colorful Puffs, creatures that spend their time collecting elixir. This elixir sustains life in the Puff Kingdom, but in the wrong hands, it can be used to unleash unimaginable destruction. In Puffy Pop, players will become the hero of the Puff Kingdom, completing match-three levels in order to stop an evil being named Gruff from collecting that elixir and taking over the land.
Independent game developer Blue Fondue has announced the worldwide release of Crossword Combat, a browser-based word game that sees users completing a crossword grid with any words that come to mind, so long as they fit into the grid’s horizontal and vertical letter placements.
In each game, players have two minutes to fill the grid, with certain letters offering bonus points and others resulting in penalties. For instance, using the letters O or P could offer bonus points, while using X takes away points. These letters are different in each game. In addition, each game has a required letter, which must be used in at least one word on the grid.
Game Insight’s Smiley Boom will soon make its way to iOS and Android devices, but until then, users can play the match-three game on Facebook. In Smiley Boom, players are taken to the town of “Smiland,” where players are introduced to the “Smileys,” groups of colorful orbs with their own personalities.
On each stage of the game, players are asked to complete certain requirements before moving onto the next area of town. These may ask gamers to earn a set number of points, remove special ice tiles from the board, and so on.
Social game companies Renatus Media and Clonefish are experiencing growing success with their bubble-popping game Bubble Chronicles: Diamond Edition (DE) on Facebook. The game sees players traveling throughout time, bursting bubbles in Ancient China, the Jurassic period and more.
OrangeApps’ Pirate Treasures has experienced hefty success in Russia, but now a whole new audience has been introduced to the colorful match-three game, thanks to its release on Facebook. In Pirate Treasures, players complete match-three levels to find treasures while completing goals in each.
Friends of Zynga’s Gems with Friends can now play a similar title on Facebook, as ‘2048’ is available to play for free. 2048 asks players to move numbered tiles around a game board using their arrow keys, with the goal being to create a tile worth 2,048 points. Players can manually meld tiles in relation to the arrow key they press, making the game more about skill than speed.
6waves’ Fruit Jamba is off to a fast start on Facebook, as the new puzzle game has climbed to over 228,000 monthly active users (MAU) in just a few weeks. According to our tracking service AppData, the game had just 6,300 players on March 29. In Fruit Jamba, players complete match-three levels by collecting fruit and completing level-specific tasks.
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