Review Muffin Quest
A vanilla match-three game
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 15 Apr 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Solid controls, unintrusive ads
Not innovative, poor artwork
Muffin Quest for Android is a new match-three game. I know this because it told me so. It also told me that it was innovative, it was the best looking, and it was certainly the most overall best "connect three" game there is. I disagree.
I would go so far as to say that this game is actually none of those. This "innovative" game takes a cue from every other match-three before it and has modeled its look after food. The art style is supposed to be cute and quirky, but it actually just looks low quality and boring. Animations are relatively smooth, but there is nothing here that would make me think this is the best looking match-three game I've ever seen.
Gameplay-wise, it's very par for the course. You have to match three or more pastries together to eliminate them. You'll have certain objectives you have to meet, and a score threshold that you need to hit, too. There is also a limited number of moves you need to accomplish all of this in. One small difference is that when you move a piece, you're actually moving the entire column or row, depending on which direction you're moving. So you will have to take that into consideration when you're planning out your moves.
Gameplay isn't bad, though. It's just not innovative or anywhere near as awesome as the game's description tries to hype it up to be.
Muffin Quest is a very plain match-three game. I'll sure the game will snag a few thousand people who have just bought their first smartphone, or downloaded their first game, but there is nothing here to convince someone who's played a lot of match-three games to give this one a shot.