Chip off the new block
by Harry Slater 15/11/2012
Product: Chip Chain
Developer: AppAbove Games
Publisher: AppAbove Games
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Casino, Casual, Puzzle
Finding innovation in a puzzle game is like finding a twin-stick shooter that doesn't feature zombies or neon lights. Whenever you find a new idea, however slight, it's like a refreshing gust of cool air flowing through the musty undercarriage of the App Store.
Chip Chain might not be a giant leap forward, but it has a fresh look, some novel ideas, and a few twists up its croupier's sleeve that mean you have to think in ways that your average match-three puzzler can only dream of.
The game is all about clearing poker chips of different values from a board. There's a handful of different modes, but at the core of the experience lies a simple matching game. Link three or more chips with the same number of them in a straight line and you can make them disappear.
Thanks to a solid foundation, the new ideas that Chip Chain brings to a crowded table make it a lot of fun
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