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Rescue Quest


For: iPhone   Also on: iPad

Forward match

Product: Rescue Quest | Publisher: Chillingo | Format: iPhone | Genre: Casual, Puzzle | Players: 1 | Version: Europe | App version: 1.0.4
 
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I don't know about everyone else, but I've crushed about all the candies I can stand, and jeweled more than enough bees to last me a lifetime. Wait, that's not quite right…

My point is, it can be difficult to maintain enthusiasm for the match-three genre. Thankfully, Rescue Quest isn't just another jewel-matching game.

I mean it is, but it does things a bit differently. And that makes all the difference. Obviously.

Match and march

In a basic sense, you're still clearing gems in much the same fashion as you would in most other match-3 puzzlers.

Line up three or more and you'll clear out a row or column and remove the gold-colored tiles behind them. However, unlike similar games the goal isn't simply to clear all the tiles and be done with it.

IAPs explained
Pretty much everything you'd expect is an in-app purchase in Rescue Quest. That includes refilling your lives when you run out, purchasing extra power-ups, and continuing if you run out of moves in a level.

Lives will refill over time, you can create most power-ups my matching the appropriate number of gems in-game, and it's not all that bad to simply restart a level if you fail.

But if you'd rather not wait you can buy pretty much whatever you need for 69p / 99c a pop.
Rescue Quest is really about clearing a path through each level so that your magically-inclined character can reach a cage and free the swarm of magical essences that are contained within.

And it's a lot tougher than it sounds.

Find your line


It doesn't take long for paths to start branching, which will force you to really think your route.

That short cut might look enticing, but it's narrow and allows for very few matching opportunities. Oh, but this other way will take me past a key, which I'll need to open the cage. Hmm…

There's really only one thing that bugs me about Rescue Quest - the fact that it can be a pain to figure our what kind of gem is under your character.

It's not a massive problem, but it can be rather irritating. I'm also not super-enthusiastic about the typical monetisation model (pay to continue, pay to refill lives, etc), but it's easy enough to circumvent if you're patient.

Sure you're still matching three of a thing, but it feels a lot more purposeful (and satisfying) in Rescue Quest because you've got more of a goal to strive for than simply "Unlock the next level."

And, like I said, it really does make a difference.
 
Rescue Quest
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Rob Rich | 3 December 2014
While its roots are firmly planted in match-3 puzzles, Rescue Quest is still different enough to feel like something new
 
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