Review Puzzle with matches
Don't play with matches, unless you're playing this game
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 16 Jul 2014, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Lots of levels, simple controls
Needs to be elaborated, glitches, lags a bit, boring game play
Puzzle With Matches for Android reminds me of a book I had as a kid. The play offers an array of mind teasers with matches; just figure out the visual riddle to win.
Puzzle With Matches is a very simple and straight forward mind teaser. The games seriously look like the game straight out of a book. Basically, there’s a bunch of matches onscreen arranged into different shapes, or even simple math equations. Just follow the onscreen instructions, then rearrange the matches in a certain number of moves to win the round. Each round has a different objective and they are all based on logic and make you think. If you run out of moves before you solve the puzzle, then you have to restart the level and try again.
The play is very simple; just tap the screen to remove and place matchsticks. The graphics are very unrefined and the animation is a series of images that change to create what little movement there is. Overall, the game looks very old and uninspired. The puzzles themselves are timeless and have been around for ages; this is just a digital translation of those same games for Android.
Puzzle With Matches is a decent mind teaser. There are a ton of levels but not a whole lot of intrigue. I want to say it would be interesting for both kids and adults, but when I was a kid, I was always scolded never to play with matches, so..... maybe its not for kids after all? I found the game to be interesting for a round or two, but it gets boring fast. Old school is fine, but it still needs some modern inspiration to reach its full potential. The game is decent, but utterly forgettable