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The issue with Match-3 games
#1
The issue with Match-3 games
The major issue is the life/energy system.

You can only realistically get so far before you hit the paywall. If you're like me and you're not going to spend real money on a mobile game, you practically have to use upwards of ten or more lives just to pass a single level. When it takes half an hour just to refresh one life, knowing that most people have lives outside of casual gaming, it could take days just to pass a single level.

One good thing I am happy to have discovered are those match-3 games that are not reliant on the life/energy system.

Here are three I particularly have enjoyed:

Classic:
Jewel Mash

Bubble:
Bubble Shooter

Cube:
Jewel Blast
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#2
RE: The issue with Match-3 games
I get round that by not being a gamer. It’s amazing the amount of frustration you can avoid.

Boru
Ignorance is never valid grounds for the rejection of established facts.
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RE: The issue with Match-3 games
Good games are built around 3 layers of game-loops (or more) around a central story (side-quests do not need apply). What OP is describing is basically a Skinner box.
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool." - Richard P. Feynman
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RE: The issue with Match-3 games
Meat and 2 veg.

What do I win?

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RE: The issue with Match-3 games
(August 15, 2020 at 4:41 pm)brewer Wrote: Meat and 2 veg.

What do I win?

A watch and chain. Wink

Boru
Ignorance is never valid grounds for the rejection of established facts.
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