Puzzle Trooper Review

Puzzle Trooper Review

Dec 17, 2013

While Puzzle Trooper may look like an average match three game, it is anything but. Featuring a huge array of zany soldiers, exciting gameplay and a deep tactical side, Puzzle Trooper is a breath of fresh air for the match 3 genre.

Unlike most puzzle games, Puzzle Trooper requires the player to build a squad of soldiers. After selecting a leader for the squad, new soldiers are handed out at a steady pace for winning games, buying them or as a result of special events. Each soldier has a colour that affects what they are good for and a type, such as armored vehicles, medics or a technician rather than a soldier.

Screenshot_2013-12-10-23-03-04Once a squad is made, the player embarks on a long, long series of campaigns. Besides the standard campaign where the player works their way along a increasingly difficult series of battles, special events are constantly available for an extra challenge and to unlock new soldiers or gain money. Every day there is a daily event and weekly events offer great rewards to anyone who finishes them.

Combat in Puzzle Trooper consist of matching colored balls. When balls are matched, that colour of soldier attacks. Combos, as in matching several groups of balls at once boosts attack power and matching multiple colours with one action causes more soldiers to fire at once. Unlike most match 3 type games you can drag a ball as far as you like, rather than just switching places with another ball. This enables huge, board wide combos. Enemies attack your squad at regular intervals. The idea is to string attacks together with combos to defeat the enemies before your squad is destroyed. Special abilities play a big part in combat as well and range from defensive boosts to powerful single attacks

Screenshot_2013-12-14-23-49-22When a battle is won, new soldiers and other materials are awarded. These soldiers can be used to level up other soldiers in your squad. Once a soldier reaches a certain level they can be evolved into a stronger form. Evolving soldiers plays a huge part in Puzzle Trooper.

The strengthening system in Puzzle Trooper is great fun. Leveling up and evolving troops is satisfying and it’s always fun to evolve troops into stronger forms just to see what whacky attacks they will get next. Puzzle Trooper features dozens of soldier types so there is always something new to see.

Puzzle Trooper’s presentation is great. Each soldier looks unique and animates very well. There are loads of amusing designs and neat attack animations. Even soldier names are funny as there are lots of parodies of celebrity names, such as Justin Timbersea. The game has a personality that shines though its presentation. It also sounds very good with plenty of beefy weapon sounds and good music.

Puzzle Trooper has scads of gameplay on offer. The endless stream of special events and huge variety of troops on offer give it a long shelf life.

Puzzle Trooper is a great puzzle game. It has a unique premise, addictive gameplay and loads of replay value. Try it today!