After launching Fairy Tale Twist on Facebook last August, Zynga has mixed things up a bit, renaming the game as Puzzle Charms. The move isn’t the first rebranding in Zynga’s history, as the company renamed FrontierVille to Pioneer Trail in 2011, and more recently, relaunched its ninja game Dojo Mojo as Ninja Kingdom.
While there are enough puzzle games on Facebook to give gamers years of enjoyment, players looking for just one more have Social Quantum’s Atlantis Adventure as another option.
The game first released on Facebook in October, but only recently hit its stride, climbing from 131,000 monthly active players at the beginning of December to 882,000 MAU today, according to our app tracking service AppData.
Casual game company Qublix has released Safari Escape on Facebook, offering gameplay similar to that of King’s Pet Rescue Saga. Each level in Safari Escape asks users to destroy groups of matching blocks, with the ultimate goal being to rescue safari animals stranded among the cubes by dropping them to the bottom of the screen.
Candy Boom from Eva Studio is on the rise on Facebook, with the match-three game climbing to over 1.4 million monthly active players, according to our app tracking service AppData. The game provides a repeatable match-three level and the ability to compare scores against friends, but without the additional challenge of games like Candy Crush Saga.
While the Facebook bubble game craze has lessened in recent months, players still have plenty of games to choose from, which provide new bubble popping opportunities. 6waves’ Bubble Legend, for instance, allows players to pop bubbles in a blitz style, racing against the clock to earn points before time runs out.
Puzzle fans looking for a twist on traditional match-three play can now try Square Enix’s Smoothie Swipe on Facebook, a game that focuses on dragging and tracing lines over matching fruit, rather than swapping their positions.
Hoping to gain some of the same popularity earned by King’s Pet Rescue Saga, 6waves has released Wonderland Epic on Facebook. The level-based puzzle game takes players to the land of the Red Queen, Jack Diamond and Club Ace, and asks them to make matches by simply clicking on groups of two or more matching tiles.
By now, many Facebook players have tried quite a few match-three puzzle games, but in a world of life-limited gameplay, there’s always room for more. After all, what better way to spend your time waiting for lives to recharge in one game, than by spending lives in another? Cubeflux’s Jewel Pirates further encourages that idea.
Ooblada’s Riddle Stone Saga offers brain teasers on Facebook, as players are challenged with creating images by filling in the appropriate squares on a grid. The game is similar to Picross, as players must look at the numbers associated with each column or row on the grid to know how many squares to fill in, and how many to avoid.
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