The Rise of Atlantis - a Match-3 Puzzler
The Rise of Atlantis is a great puzzler developed by Terminal Studio.
This is a challenging classic puzzle game based on a beautiful legend about the sunken continent of Atlantis and the seven wonders of the ancient world. In this game, your mission is to raise the underwater continent from the bottom of the sea.
You'll visit the ancient places of the Mediterranean to collect the artefacts.
In the beginning of every level, a map with the destinations you are to visit comes up.
Among the places that you will travel to, there is Phoenicia, Babylon, Rome, Egypt, Troy, Carthage, and Greece.
You are also given some interesting facts about these legendary places along the game. So, it really feels like being on excursion to the highlights of the ancient world.
You'll have to solve a jigsaw-style puzzle, making the artefacts fall to the bottom of the playfield to get them.
In each place, you are to assemble the artefacts.
You can acquire the artefacts by solving the main puzzle, where they are placed among the tiles that form varyingly-shaped grids, and see them placed into jigsaw-style puzzle after that.
Cause the artefacts to fall to the bottom of the playfield - and they will become yours.
The number of artefacts on the grid as well as the difficulty of the puzzles increase as you go through the levels.
But in terms of basic game play mechanics, this game is a classic match-3. You are to swap the tiles on the board in order to place three identical tiles side-by-side - and they will be removed from the playfield.
Use all of the power-ups to get the artefacts much more quickly
The puzzle grids may also contain power-ups like a bomb to blast several tiles or a lightening to destroy a special type of tiles.
Clock power-up will give you some extra time; and a swap bonus can be used to swap any tiles you want.
Apart from that, if you make more than three tiles disappear, they go to fill the sun with a power.
The sun is at the bottom of the screen and it gets 100 per cent full quite quickly. All power-ups are for you to destroy the tiles whenever you want.
Tips and tricks:
Watch for tiles to flash and frame if you are having troubles finding a match
Try to make matches lower in the game field to increase the chance of getting chain reactions.
The more tiles you disappear in one match, the more energy gets the Sun power-up
Use bonuses only when you have to. They will come in handy later in your travels as the levels get more and more difficult
It is usually easier to get rid of frozen and locked tiles at the very beginning
Try to score more points. Every 100 000 bring you an extra life.
Some rows in the game field are shorter than others. Try and move the artifact pieces to the shorter rows to release them faster. This strategy works for releasing the bonus items as well.
The setting of the game gives you a true flavor of the ancient mysteries.
The design of the game is very attractive and highly-polished.
The billowing sails and flaming torches on the background add a flavor of the ancient adventures, sea voyages and legends.
Apart from that, while playing The Rise of Atilantis, you will get some interesting funny facts about the places you'll be visiting between the journeys. That makes the game only more addictive.
The Rise of Atlantis is an attractive puzzle game that has to offer more than a puzzle to solve.
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