Oct 4, 2013
Remember Puzzle Quest, the game that convinced us all that match–3 could be fun again if it was wrapped up in the trappings of RPG mechanics? Well, the franchise has been kind of latent in recent years, but D3Publisher (who appear to own the IP, not original developer Infinite Interactive) has teamed up with Demiurge Studios to release Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign for mobile devices, and we have featured it as our video of the day.
The heart of Puzzle Quest remains: match three of the same color together, fighting the opponent. Now, all matches attack the opponent, with the icon on a color representing one of the characters that the player goes into battle with. Of course, matching certain colors builds up the number of gems for that color that can be used to unleash special abilities, but the matches move faster because attacks are constantly happening.
The game is free-to-play with upgrades for the Marvel characters and new card packs to buy. The game as released right now is a ‘preview version’ with more content promised in the future, so it’ll be interesting to see just how Marvel Puzzle Quest fills out. Until then, download the game or watch our gameplay footage below.