jewelmash
Metacritic: N/A
Release: Jan 2015
Reviewed on: iOS

Jewel Mash

Site Score
9.5
Good: Difficultly – Level variety – Overall aesthetic
Bad: Not for match three beginners
User Score
7.9
(20 votes)
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Captain Le Match needs your help as you sail the shores of Treasure Island matching gems by joining his salty crew aboard the Gem Star. It’s a simple match three puzzle adventure but comes with high production values and enough variety to ensure the 150 levels are anything but dull.

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Once you load up the game players will find themselves wrecked upon the shore with an unknown island ahead. As you complete each level you’ll slowly move along the island and encounter all sorts of events (such as other pirates) while also slowly expanding the mechanics that Jewel Mash has to offer.

The addition of pirate events makes Jewel Mash much more than your standard match three formula and it combines this with a  great game aesthetic driven by pleasing graphics, sounds and the attempted English by Captain Le Match.

In terms of the actual match three portion of the game the mechanics are similar to what you’ve seen before with players swiping tiles horizontally and vertically to make matches of 3 or more with powerful gems being created for matches of 4 or more. What is really appealing though is that Jewel Mash offers much better variety compared to other games in this space by mixing up the level objective more often.

This can range from reaching a certain score or clearing all the blocks in either a limited number of moves or set time, with a changing game board to also deal with Jewel Mash also leans on the more difficult side of the genre. This means you won’t just be able to blindly complete the first 50 levels which makes the 150 levels much more long lasting than the 400 levels of other games (were you reach level 200 before there is any real challenge).

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This difficultly also ties into the star system where players are awarded up to 3 stars after completing a level based on their performance. Unlike other games were earning 3 stars is almost always guaranteed Jewel Mash sets the bar a little higher which does encourage replay on your part if you want to hunt all the stars.

If you consider yourself a match three master than put Jewel Mash to the test, you’ll find a high quality puzzle adventure with just enough difficultly to keep you on your toes.

Summary:

  • A pirate themed match three adventure across Treasure Island.
  • 150 levels packed full of variety.
  • Meet other pirates and events during your adventure.
  • Great sounds and graphics create a pleasing aesthetic.
  • For free on iOS and Android devices.

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Jewel Mash, 7.9 out of 10 based on 20 ratings
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3 Comments

  1. julien
    December 4, 2015

    I did. Passed.level, #150 3 times and I am stopped there . The cave will notre open.
    What canadien I do to get farder?

    Take care.

    Julien


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  2. Asmit
    December 12, 2016

    TO MANY LEVELS!!!!!


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  3. Anonymous
    July 24, 2017

    Love the game. Stuck on level 201 anyone have a clue?


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