Hello Venice

Good
  • Large match three game boards offer a challenging experience as you try to unlock the entire board with gem matches
Bad
  • Some items clash heavily with each other which can ruin the atmosphere you are aiming for with your garden
7

Hello Venice follows your adventure to help Adda and Ciro restore the garden of Sacrobosco Grimani to its former glory in a challenging adventure of restoration. In order to do so you’ll have to match gems on large game boards for game currency which can then be spent on special garden items to bring the garden back to life in the order you prefer.

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Taking control of the garden some time after the death of Sacrobosco Grimani who was known for his beautiful garden designs you’ll venture into the challenging levels of Hello Venice as his grandchildren. Your objective is to obtain as much gold as possible to purchase the core garden items and upgrade them with higher quality items over time as you progress through the game levels.

Each of these levels uses a match three variant of gameplay where you’ll connect 3 or more gems of the same colour with a connected vertical or horizontal line to try and beat the level to earn the offered rewards. In time as you make matches in Hello Venice you’ll clear those gems from the game board which also removes other obstacles alongside them which opens up additional space to continue matching more gems and ultimately reveal the end of that game level.

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With this generally your goal players will need to move through the level making matches in the appropriate location that allows you to move from point A to B and results in a higher level of strategic gameplay in Hello Venice than you might see in other titles. As the levels get larger and introduce more obstacles in the way players can call on trusty power ups to remove large blocks of gems in a single click. These are appropriately garden themed with a shovel able to remove single gems or butterflies that will take a larger number of gems from the garden path to help you progress.

Hello Venice also ties this game board clearing mechanic in closely with the garden theme by representing this movement with flowing water which will bring flowers to life as it passes them which also gives you extra money to take back to the real garden you are trying to restore outside of the levels. This is also quickly expanded to various machines and treasures that can give players a further boost if they can get the water to reach them although not necessarily required to complete the level.

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All up you’ll have over 70 levels in Hello Venice and the matching never really gets old thanks to this unique matching game design challenge. If you ever want a break from the gem matching you can also earn some side cash by taking part in a simple garden management mini game that adds a little variety to the core experience.

Summary:

  • Restore a run down garden of Sacrobosco Grimani as you revive the garden to its once high level of prestige.
  • Large match three game boards to conquer that encourage you to move through the level for additional game currency.
  • Take a break with the garden management mini game to earn additional funds for garden revitalisation.
  • Over 70 levels and plenty of items to buy ensures a lengthy game campaign.
  • Downloadable match three title for Windows.

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Review Platform: PC

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Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team and enjoys video games across all genres and platforms. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 amassing over 3 million views on YouTube and 10 million article views on HubPages.

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