Restore Earth, Fire, Air, and Water in 4 Elements
An enchanting experience awaits match three fans in 4 Elements.
The game’s stunning visuals, airy music, and twist on match three
create a beautiful package. The story begins with the corruption of the
magic of the four elements that kept a kingdom running for centuries.
You need to unlock the four ancient books of magic and collect 16
cards to restore the kingdom. The four books include Earth, fire, air,
and water with each containing four cards. Before making matches,
players need to unlock one book beginning with Earth. Here, players
find all the pieces of objects needed to find the key to unlock the
The objects interact with the scene to help locate more missing
pieces and eventually the key. The matching game comes in after
unlocking the book. Earth is the first book you must restore by
clearing tiles to create a path for the magic energy to flow through
until it reaches the altar.
Earth, the clearing the brown tiles lets the green energy make its way
to the altar to bring a tree to life. The scenes and tiles match the
books’ themes. So the book of fire has red liquid and ends with a flame
while water’s energy is blue and the revived altar looks like a
It takes four rounds of matching to find all the missing for a card.
Once restored, players need to seek differences between the two scenes
of the card to complete restore it. A fairy guides you throughout 4 Elements and offers hints in the key searching and card comparison mini-games when needed.
Unlike standard match three games, you don’t work to clear all the
tiles in the scene. Instead, you work to make a path to help the energy
flow from one end to the altar. The scene moves as you progress on the
path and you can’t go backward. In making longer matches, the tiles at
the end of the match explode affecting tiles around it. The number of
tiles depends on the length of the match. So pay attention in case you
need a little help from the explosion by creating the match in the
Four bonuses show up whenever you make enough matches of the bonus’
corresponding color. The shovel — which clears one tile — fills up
based on green tile matches. Other bonuses consist of a bomb for
clearing a small area, swap for trading two pieces, and rearrange for
moving all the tiles in hopes of getting better matches.
gives you no reason to play the game again once you play all 64 levels.
Games don’t always need to have a second mode, but this one misses an
opportunity for not having a second mode consisting of only the
matching game considering its unique twist. Chuzzle and Bejeweled don’t have stories, yet their endless mode compel people to play them repeatedly.
It’s not often we see an original game come along especially in a popular genre. 4 Elements
not only brings a fresh approach to match threes, but also comes with
amazing production values. Just go download it from your favorite site.
One hour of play is worth it.
The review is by Meryl , provided by our partner The Diamond Games
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