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Review Pet Rescue Saga
Rescue cute pets in this twist on match 3 style games
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 01 Jul 2014, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Funny sounds, interesting graphics, interesting plot, quality game play
Lags a bit, animation is a bit laggy
Pet Rescue Saga for Android is a fun twist on match three style games. In this one, you still match blocks, but with the added objective of saving a set number of pets in each round. It’s cute and innovative.
Pet Rescue Saga is a game everyone can enjoy, from kids to adults. Take your standard match three game, and place cute little animals atop the columns. As you make matches, the columns get lower and lower, hence bringing the animals closer to the ground. When the set number of animals are ‘rescued’ you win the round.
The graphics are nicely done and the animation is cute. As matches are made, the colored blocks shift and move to make new matching possibilities, however, blocks are not replaced as they are cleared. This enables the pets to get lower and lower to the ground as blocks disappear. As each level progresses, the game board gets more complex and rescuing all the animals gets trickier. It is entirely possible to run out of moves without rescuing the required number of animals, so strategy and logic are part of the play. I loved the sounds and the menus between levels are also nicely done.
Pet Rescue Saga is a lot of fun. I question if it will remain fresh and interesting over the long term, however kids will definitely love this, as will puzzlers. It has just the right blend of familiar yet innovative.