Magic Match: The Genie's Journey - A Magician Puzzle Quest
Before you set off on a quest, you are introduced to a musical performance which will lift a veil of Middle East secrets. Once you've taken a sip of mystical spells of Arabian world, you'll see a magic map that will guide you through desert lands of Arcania, oasis, ancient pyramids and City of Gods. On your quest you'll be accompanied by a squeaky-voiced imp called Giggles. He is difficult to recognize (unlike the previous version of Maqic Match, he's no longer wearing a big hat, this time he has put on a turban), still he's even more eager to give you a couple of ‘precious' advice. So, together with Genie and Giggles the Imp you are to solve challenging matching puzzles.
To solve the puzzle, you are to remove a chain of 3 or more items of the same kind from the magic grid.
As you start a level, you'll see a diamond-shaped grid on the playing field (each level features a unique grid). The tiles of the grid are filled with colored items like curved shoes, gems, scarabs and pyramids.
The point is to make a line of three or more items of the same kind. To do a match, click at the item and drag the cursor without lifting a mouse in order to highlight a line of similar items.
Matched composition disappears from the playing field scoring you points.Adjacent items can be matched horizontally or vertically.
Pay attention to Potion Meter - the items are to be matched before a magic potion runs out.
While matching magic stuff, consult the ancient scrolls at the right bottom of the playing field.
Scroll of items will show you how many items of each kind you are to collect.
Scroll of Spells ‘empowers' you to use swap spell: you can change places of two adjacent items in order to match a line.
Use other spell buttons to work wonders: Transform Spell, for example, allows to change any item into the item of another kind.
If you are at loss for items that can be matched, you can reshuffle all objects on a grid by clicking on a Reshuffle Spell Button.
As you proceed through spell-bound levels, you come across multiple power-ups and obstacles.
Be on the look-out for a handful of tricky surprises: some of them come in very handy, others come like a bolt from the blue.
Here are some tips and tricks for you:
-coins allow to connect items of the same type, magic amulets are used as connectors for items of different types.
-to increase magic point, look for explode power ups that blow up all items around them.
-magic match scores you extra points as well.
Some spell-bound items are added to the playing field to put a spoke in your wheel:
Wooden shield blocks a match. To unblock it, match nearby items.
Metal shields are still worse: they block your path as well, but to destroy them you have to make 2 matches near it.
apart from being blocked, items can be frozen when Freezer is added to a grid.
The game features stunning visuals and mesmerizing oriental tunes. Music introduction grasps you, and seems to be a perfect tick from the developers.
3 playing modes add challenge to a game: Duel mode will brighten up items matching giving you a chance to compete against Giggles to grab components first.
5 bonus games take you to the magic fairy tale as bonuses are pouring like from horn of plenty.
And, of course, a mystical story which seems to be borrowed from the tales of the Arabian Nights, makes a quest through 50 exotic destinations more than just an item matching puzzle.
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