The next entry in the jewel-switching game market is Miner Speed, brought to us by Midasplayer.com Limited.
Always addictive,the game itself is not unlike several others in this category. The premise is simple: a grid of jewels is displayed and you must swap adjoining jewels to line up 3 or more of the same color and style. Once you do, they disappear and the grid redraws. The more matches you make, the more points you get.
There are bonuses based on your performance, including the ability to purchase (using in-game currency) items such as live hints or extra time.
A nice feature is the ability to play against other Game Center players but also your Facebook friends. I always find it a great motivator to try to beat my mother at any game she plays and this is no exception! From within Facebook there are three leaderboards, competing against fellow friends, countrymen and global players.
What I liked: The interface is very responsive and not at all glitchy like some I’ve seen. When you are playing against the clock to make as many matches as possible as quickly as you can, you don’t want to get hung up on screen redraws.
What I didn’t like: There are a lot of entries into this category of game, I would have liked to see more originality to make it stand out.
To buy or not to buy: If you enjoy fast placed, easy to play (with few rules) style games, you will enjoy Miner Speed. Because it is free, I recommend giving it a try!
- App Name: Miner Speed
- Version Reviewed: 1.1
- Category: Games
- Developer: Midasplayer.com Limited
- Price: Free