Category Archives: match-three

‘Dissembler’ Review: Flip It, Flip It Good!

Dissembler By: Ian MacLarty At first glance, Dissembler might not look like much. It's certainly not as shiny as most match-three games on the App Store. It's made up entirely of simple, minimalistic squares and would probably be easy to overlook. It's also the first puzzler from Ian MacLarty, who's known for fast-paced arcade games like Boson X and Jelly Juggle. So when I got an email about it, I was a bit skeptical, but still willing to give it a try. I didn't expect to be pulled into it and Read more [...]

Review: ‘Six Match’ is My New Match-3 Obsession

Six Match By: Aaron Steed I'm always on the lookout for a new microtransaction-free match-three game to play when I have some down time, and my latest obsession is Aaron Steed's Six Match. While you might think the genre is overdone and there's nothing new to be seen, Six Match adds enough of a twist to make it feel fresh. It's a relaxed, endless, turn-based game in which you always have six moves to make a match or it's game over. The closest comparison I can make is to Alec Thomson's Swap Read more [...]

‘Kensho’ Review: A Gorgeous Puzzler That’s Missing a Little Something

Kenshō By: FIFTYTWO What first attracted me to FIFTYTWO's new puzzle game, Kenshō, were the gorgeous animations and lovey music in the App Store trailer video. I'm happy to say that that the game delivers every bit on both accounts. But what's hard to tell from that video is what that gameplay would be like, and that's unfortunately where the game falters a bit. In Kenshō, you're following the story of a robotic cube as he travels around, meeting other creatures like a deer or hummingbird. Read more [...]

My Week Unwrapped: February 25, 2017

Another Saturday is upon us so it must be time for My Week Unwrapped! It's been a pretty busy week for me, catching up on some games from a few weeks back, some new ones, as well as some upcoming ones. First off, I finished my walkthrough guide for Hidden Folks. If you're playing it and are having trouble wi a few of the trickier folks or objects, give it a go. I did something a little different than usual, as I gave hints and a small area where you can find each item instead of just outright Read more [...]

AppUnwrapper’s Favorite iOS Games of 2016

This is only the second year I'm listing my Games of the Year, and 2016 was an incredibly strong one for iOS games. It was hard getting this list down to just ten or fifteen games, so I also have some runners-up. There were just too many great games this year! So, without further ado, I represent my GOTY 2016 list! Any reviews I wrote are linked to the name of each game. Snakebird - If you've been paying close attention this year, you probably aren't too surprised to hear that Noumenon Games' Read more [...]