Review BOOST BEAST
Protect the king from the impending zombie invasion
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 01 Jul 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Colorful visuals, engaging gameplay, unique mission structure
Only supports Facebook logins, suffers from an incredibly annoying and needless tutorial
Just when I feel like I’ve totally had enough match three games, one will undoubtedly come along and prove to be worth the experience. Boost Beast for Android is a match three game that is deeper than you might expect. You defend the king by matching groups of colored animals. The more animals you match the bigger your horde.
Pictures don’t really do the game justice and are partially to blame for why I figured this game wouldn’t be very much fun. And the tutorial actually almost reinforced that idea because it holds your hand all the way through (and past) the very first boss, which is absolutely insane. At this point I think everyone in the world has played a match three game and the concept is simple enough to understand it just by looking at it.
There are a few aspects of the combat system that are a bit new to the genre, however. Gray zombies can be defeated by any colored animals but once you get colored zombies you’ll have to start matching them to correspond with the colors of the zombies. If you don’t then your king will be eaten and you’ll lose.
My gripe is that with this in mind, you have a very limited opportunity to score and the star system doesn’t really cater to mishaps. So if you barely get enough of the right color to win then you can kiss your three stars goodbye, and the game honestly doesn't seem to care.
Boost Beast is a really fun match three game that throws some new curve balls your way. The new mechanics are fundamentally interesting and I even like how colorful the visuals are.