Clockmaker

by Aethyna
May 21, 2015 | 10 Votes | 6 Played | 2 Reviews Your vote
Clockmaker 8.1 rate The times are grim and dire at your uncle’s town... the Old Clockmaker has cursed the entire town and placed it under an eternal umbrella of gloom and despair. Knowing about your unique match-3 skills, your old uncle has sent for your help in hopes of ending this nightmare. Will you be able to save the town in time? Play Now Similar Games Played Post a Review

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Summary


The times are grim and dire at your uncle’s town... the Old Clockmaker has cursed the entire town and placed it under an eternal umbrella of gloom and despair. Knowing about your unique match-3 skills, your old uncle has sent for your help in hopes of ending this nightmare and save the town from the Old Clockmaker’s curse! Play match-3 games to collect items which can be used to push back the fog of darkness from the various locations in the town! Find your way to the Clock Tower where the Clockmaker resides and defeat him once and for all! Do you have what it takes to wrest the town back from the clutches of the Clockmaker? Play this fun-filled, steampunk-themed match-3 game now to find out!

Plotline


The times are grim and dire at your uncle’s town... the Old Clockmaker has cursed the entire town and placed it under an eternal umbrella of gloom and despair. Living at the outskirts of the town, your uncle is spared from the curse... for now... as the gloom is reaching outwards and slowly expanding! Strongly believing that only you with your unique match-3 skills can end this nightmare, your old uncle has sent for your help to save the town from the Old Clockmaker’s curse! Will you be able to save the town in time?


Gameplay


Like most match-3 games, Clockmaker starts off with a simple-to-understand tutorial. To play, you just need to line up 3 or more gems of the same color by swapping them around using your cursor to remove them from the layout!

Matching 3 gems is the bare minimum though and surely you’ll want to do better than that! If you managed to match 4 gems, you’ll be rewarded with a bomb gem, which will clear the area around it (in a 3x3 box with the bomb at the center) when matched. For match-5s, well it depends how you match them up. If the match 5 is linear in form, either horizontal or vertical, you’ll get a powerful lightning gem that is able to electrocute all gems of the same color. However, if you matched 5 gems together in a T or L-shape, you’ll get the star gem instead! Star gems are really powerful as well and are able to clear both the row and column of gems that they are on!
Clockmaker is unlike any other match-3 games because instead of having a chain of baubles on a map indicating the many levels in the usual match-3 game, Clockmaker provides a town filled with beautiful Victorian era buildings for you to play your match-3 games in! These buildings include stables, your uncle’s house, theater, the clock tower where the clockmaker resides and many more (23 places in total)!



Different location provides a chance to obtain different items, provided that you’ve successfully completed the match-3 challenge of course! For example, at your uncle’s house, you can win a drawing, an hourglass or a glass bulb if you managed to perform the game task required in the match-3 game. Once you’ve collected the necessary items, you can use them to unlock new locations by removing the nasty spell the clockmaker has placed over the location. You can also get the materials you need by asking friends or buying using rubies (premium currency).

Unlike any other match-3 game, there are no stars for you to earn in Clockmaker. Instead, by playing matches repeatedly at a particular location, you will level up that location. Higher levels equal to a higher chance of getting an item as well as more gold and experience points earned. There are also quests that you can complete in Clockmaker. Most quests involve playing match-3 games, collecting the quest items required and unlocking a new location. The quests will guide you to eventually lifting the curse from the town. There is even a quest that seems more like an accumulative-type challenge whereby you’ll have to, for instance, collect 100 red gems. Once you’ve completed a quest, another will immediately takes its place, so you’ll always have something to do in Clockmaker!

Furthermore, Clockmaker is very unique in the sense that it constantly changes the game tasks for the match-3 games you play. Some examples of game tasks include the easier ones, such as making a certain number of matches or breaking an X number of gems of a certain color to collecting all clock hands and clearing all golden tiles. The game tasks for each game you play are very clearly stated at the top of the screen and once you’ve completed the task assigned, you will then win the game!

Even though you are given limited moves in every game you play, the match-3 games in Clockmaker is still rather easy to play... at least it is, at first! Gradually, it’ll introduce you to the many different types of obstacles that it has to offer and that spice up the game a lot, making Clockmaker such an interesting and fun game to play!

The first obstacle that you’ll encounter is the golden tiles. You’ll need to break gems on top of the tiles to remove them. Eventually, there will be blue-colored tiles which will require you to match the gems on the tiles twice in order to completely remove them from the layout! There are also clock hands that you’ll have to collect by breaking gems that have the clock hands as well as cogwheels which can be removed by lining up nearby gems to break them. There are even stones that are similar with cogwheels in a lot of ways with the significant exception that stones cannot be moved while cogwheels can!

If a game proves to be too difficult for you, you’ll fail the game and lose a life. There are 5 lives in total and you can regain your lives by waiting, asking your friends for more lives or if you’re loaded, by spending rubies! However, it’s always best to find ways to prevent you from ever losing lives unnecessarily as the life regeneration rate can be rather slow. The best ways to do so is by using the many helpful spells and hints that the Clockmaker provides to you!



Hints in this game can be purchased using the in-game gold earned and it works by showing you a possible move. Spells, namely hammer, bomb, unbind and color, however are a lot more useful than hints, but they all require rubies to purchase. For instance, hammer can break any gem while unbind removes ice and unlocks gems. Bombs can break all gems around it in a 3x3 format and color will remove all gems of 1 random color. You can also buy bomb, star or lightning gems before entering a game, so they’ll appear once you start up a game. These gems will cost you in-game money.

Community


Clockmaker is honestly a rather under-rated match-3 game. Despite the hours and hours of fun it promises, its community isn’t as huge as let’s say Candy Crush Saga. The game has a modest 46 thousand likes on its Facebook fan page. If you need friends to play Clockmaker with, this page is the perfect place to find some. After all, friends can help you by sending you lives and even hammers!

Graphics/ Sound


The graphics in this game are very well-done! The Victorian era houses and other buildings are so detailed and beautiful! The gems look very well-polished as well! Clockmaker plays a pleasant music in the background. The music contains a tinge of hope and forbiddance that perfectly suit the game’s theme! However, the sound is low quality at certain places.

Conclusion


In conclusion, Clockmaker is indeed an excellently-designed, steampunk themed and unique match-3 game whereby it offers constantly changing game variety as compared to other match-3 games. Every game you play will have a different game task, which although can be similar at times, does make the game so much more interesting! The game also has quite a range of obstacles, which include but are not limited to, stones, cogwheels, differently colored tiles and ice that further spice up the gameplay! Although losing a life when you failed a match sucks, thankfully, the game provides plenty of helpful spells and hints for you to get that extra edge you need to solve a particularly tough level! So, time’s running out! Head on over to the game, Clockmaker, now and save the town from the grasp of the evil clockmaker!

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Aug 3, 2016 | 2 Votes 2 0

not fooled

The game is rigged just like playing a slot machine. They let you win once in a while. Same as insanity. Doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.Full Review
Apr 6, 2016 | 0 Votes 0 0

Brattyme53

Excellent game very UNDER RATED keeps you interested very different challenges to faceFull Review
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