Review Wedding Escape
An endless match three game
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 24 Sep 2015, tested on HTC One M8
Great music, fun mechanics, hilarious graphics and premise
Based mostly on luck, new characters cost money
When it comes to match three games, I’ve pretty much played all I really want from them unless they do something unique. Wedding Escape for Android is both traditional and new all together. It takes some old ideas, like, you know, matching three or more tiles together and then does crazy things with it like allowing to to drag your finger across multiple tiles in order to create some truly massive match combos. Mastering this is paramount to getting high scores because you have an incredibly limited amount of moves to go.
So the entire premise is set up around either a bride or groom getting cold feet right in the middle of a wedding and just straight up bolting. Oddly enough, as your character begins his mad dash to freedom, he or she gets chased by all kinds of crazy people. The only way you can get away is if you match a certain number of tiles within a super limited amount of moves. I’m talking like matching 180+ tiles in less than 8 moves.
If it sounds tough then that’s because it is! I didn’t even make it past the first level in some of the first few tries I had. Each level gets progressively more difficult, but the good news is that the higher the match combos you get, the more likely you are to grab some power-ups, which are pretty much crucial to your success. Theses guys do everything from blasting gems in a 3x3 grid to completely flipping tiles to change up the board’s landscape.
Gameplay is really fun because you never know what you’re going to get since there aren’t any real levels. But that is also a bit of a negative since there will definitely be times when the tiles are never stacked in your favor, making it impossible for you to succeed.
Going back and forth between how I feel about Wedding Escape was tough, but I’ve ultimately decided that it’s a pretty sweet game. It is fun despite its randomness, and I really enjoy the fact that it’s done something different with the genre. Kudos to them.