|Platforms||Android 4.1 and up|
Match 3 Adventure puzzle is quite a common concept for mobile games. We’ve seen a lot of highly successful games including Playrix’ Gardenscapes or even King’s Candy Crush Saga. Rescue Sparkle by Game Garden follows the same concept but delivered in a different formula. In this game, you play the role of a veterinarian named Abby Sparkle and her journey to a new town as she tries to rescue all the animals and help the entire neighborhood. It’s generally a Match 3 Adventure that takes you to a series of wonderful and colorful levels. Help Abby Sparkle fulfill her duty and all her to meet many friendly people along the way. If you are up for a new challenge, feel free to explore Rescue Sparkle and see what else this game has to offer.
The mechanics for Rescue Sparkle are very simple and easily manageable. If you played any of the aforementioned games, then you should know the drill. Rescue Sparkle takes you to two different phases; the Story phase and the Puzzle. Much like any games that fall into the same category, both phases will be taken alternately. During the Story phase, Abby will interact with the neighborhood and perform various actions and tasks. To complete these tasks, you must clear a level which brings you to the match 3 puzzle.
The match 3 puzzle is not different from any other match 3 puzzle games but still feature notable differences which make the challenge unique. Your main objective is to clear levels by reaching your goal within the given number of moves. Most of the level requires you to collect a certain number of tiles. To do so, simply match three or more tiles of the same color to eliminate them from the grid. If you run out of moves and the goal is still not reached, the game comes to a quick end and you have to start the same level back from the very beginning (unless you pay for coins to revive the game with five additional moves).
Not Your Typical Match 3 Challenge
Rescue Sparkle has many unique elements which make it more distinctive above the rest. One of which is the match 3 puzzle itself. Although the puzzle generally shares the same formula, the game delivers a new and interesting approach. For instance, the game will not reward you with any Stars after completing each puzzle. Unlike Gardenscapes or any games that share the same concept that rewards you with tokens which you will eventually use to complete tasks, Rescue Sparkle will offer you nothing. It comes with a basic ratio of 1 Task = 1 Level. Eventually, bigger tasks will require you to complete two or three puzzles consecutively.
Another unique element of this game is your ability to interact with the people and the map. During the Story phase, you can tap anywhere on the map and let Abby Sparkle wander around. People or objects with a popping Exclamation Point mark indicates the available quest to take. Interestingly, some tasks can be completed not just by clearing a puzzle but also by collecting random objects on the map. This allows you to win valuable rewards in the form of gold coins, golden apple, infinite lives for certain time duration and many others.
Explore Colorful Boosters and Powerups
A match 3 puzzle will not be completed with the existence of boosters and powerups. Interestingly, Rescue Sparkle will not run out of those. Like most match 3 puzzle, matching four or more tiles allows you to earn special boosters which you can freely take advantage off. Some boosters allow you to eliminate an entire row or an entire column of the grid. Kites can be obtained by matching 4 adjacent tiles of the same color and allow you to eliminate a great number of tiles around it. Bombs can destroy all nearby tiles while Rainbow tile eliminates tiles of the same color from the grid.
For better effect, you can also merge two adjacent boosters. The game also features consumable powerups which you can buy during the actual challenge. These powerups allow you to swap two tiles of your choice and also to eliminate a tile without causing any moves. Eventually, you will also encounter animal partners. Similar to Playrix’ Wildscapes, your animal partners will maximize your chances of winning. Simply activate boosters to use their special skills.
With a compelling plot and well-polished gameplay, Rescue Sparkle is undeniably a great game to play with. Appearance-wise, the game features visually stunning graphics, colorful details and well-fitting music to set the mood right. To top it all, the game comes with many unique elements that separate it to typical match 3 puzzles that we used to play with. If you think you can help Abby in her epic rescue mission, you must play this game to see how far you can go. Currently, Rescue Sparkle is available for both Android and iOS devices and you can download this colorful puzzle for free. Cheers!