Match-3 Hidden Treasure Hunt

by Aethyna
Jan 18, 2016 | 1 Votes | 1 Played | 0 Reviews Your vote
Match-3 Hidden Treasure Hunt 10 rate Play Match-3 Hidden Treasure Hunt and join Lauren, an Adventurer; Acquirer of Rare Artifacts; Cartographer and an Explorer of Lost Places, on her perilous journey across a mysterious island. Enjoy matching up sea creatures, and earning power-ups to clear the path leading to the island’s fabled treasures! Play Now Similar Games Played Post a Review

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Summary


Play Match-3 Hidden Treasure Hunt and join Lauren, an Adventurer; Acquirer of Rare Artifacts; Cartographer and an Explorer of Lost Places, on her perilous journey across a mysterious and remote island in search of its secrets – the location of its fabled treasures! But wait - There are various creatures that stand in your way! Match up 3 or more of these creatures to clear them from the path. Gain amazing powers by making longer matches and combine them for some really cool effects. If you’re stuck, the game has plenty of helpful power-ups that you can use to move on to the next level. Sounds like fun? It sure does! Be sure to check this game out on Google Play!

Gameplay


As you embark on your quest to search for the hidden treasures on the island, you’re confronted by a range of peculiar creatures, namely sea creatures/ items such as fish, conch, puff fish, and starfish that are attempting to stop you in your path.

To get pass these creatures, you’ll need to match up 3 or more of the same types of creatures to make them disappear. Similar to most match-3 games, you can swipe, up, down, left or right to make your matches. Interestingly though, in Match-3 Hidden Treasure Hunt, you can even swipe the creatures diagonally in order to get a match. This opens up a whole new dimension of matching and admittedly, it might take awhile to get used to this new and rather innovative game mechanics.


Furthermore, the game also offers amazing special powers for every longer match you make. Matches of 4 will earn you an unusual creature with bubbles coming out behind it. The bubbles indicate which plane (whether it is horizontal or vertical) of creatures that will be removed once the unusual creature is matched up. By making an L-shaped or a T-shaped match though, you’ll gain an explosive creature instead. When matched, the creature will clear all surrounding creatures regardless of type or color in a 3-by-3 area.

You can also match up to 5 creatures in a row or column in this game. By doing so, you’ll get what seems to be an underwater depth charge. To activate the charge, you need to swap it with any nearby creature and the charge will selectively remove all the creatures associated to the one you’ve just swapped it with. Of course, if you plan to go all out, it’s always best to combine creatures with special powers together to get a much bigger “bang”!

Swiping creatures around on the board seems easy enough... that is if you’re given unlimited number of moves. Unfortunately, like most match-3 games, Match-3 Hidden Treasure Hunt provides you with a fixed number of moves per level. You’ll then need to use whatever moves you get to complete the level goals. If you managed to finish a level with moves to spare, these moves will be used up in the bonus Treasure Hunt round whereby randomly selected creatures are converted into special creatures, and activated, triggering a cascade of bonus score points that will flow into your total score.

However, if you are unable to complete a level with the moves given, you’ll fail the level and lose a life. You are given 4 lives at the beginning and they will auto-regenerate over time once they are used up. Want to get more lives quickly? Well, you can buy them using real cash or you could pester your friends for more. Naturally, you can also “cheat” a little by buying extra moves using the premium currency in the game, but well, what’s the fun in that, right?

Not to mention, the game also spices things up with a variety of game modes, such as timed mode, and obstacles. There are quite a range of obstacle types in this game. They include anchors that you’ll need to drop to the bottom of the board, jelly tiles that you’ll need to clear by making a match on top of them, and even clumps of meddlesome seaweed that can only be removed by making a match nearby. As you progress in the game, you’ll encounter ever more challenging obstacles as well as board design that will push your match-3 skills to the limit. After all, the tougher the challenge, the sweeter the victory!

There are up to 3 stars that you can earn per level, and if you managed to get those 3 stars, you’ll be rewarded with a random free power-up. The types of power-ups in Match-3 Hidden Treasure Hunt are pretty varied. There’s the Pickaxe that you can use to remove 1 creature of your choice while the Swapper will allow you to swap the positions of 2 creatures on the board. The Crossfire power-up, on the other hand, is a special power-up that allows you to clear both row and column at the same time. Besides these active power-ups, there are also more passive ones, such as Extra Time or Extra Moves that you can buy and use prior to entering a game as well.


The game even has a leaderboard feature whereby you can compare your score with your friends’ and see where you rank. So far, there are 4 chapters in Match-3 Hidden Treasure Hunt that span the different locations around the island, with each chapter containing around 25 levels. Don’t worry about running out of levels to play though! More levels will be added to the game over time.

Community


Since the game was just recently released on Google Play, the community in Match-3 Hidden Treasure Hunt isn’t huge.... yet. All is still good and dandy though, as you’ll be able to be one of the first of your friends to try this game out! If you like the game, be sure to let your friends know about this game and get them aboard as well. They will thank you for it, that’s for sure!

Graphics/ Sound


Match-3 Hidden Treasure Hunt has some brilliant graphics. The bright colors, crisp background images, and the works really make each of the creatures that you’re matching look fabulous! By coupling that with some amazing tropical-themed music that is both soothing and fun, you’ll get a well-designed match-3 game.

Conclusion


With a rather unique gameplay mechanic, Match-3 Hidden Treasure Hunt is definitely a game that fans of match-3 games would love to play. The storyline in the game is intriguing as well... after all, who doesn’t like a dash of “mystery” and “treasure” in their daily dose of match-3 game? The game modes, obstacles and power-ups available in the game also mix things up a little, so that you’ll be engaged throughout the game. Eager to get started? Well, download the game for free and enjoy!

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