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Cradle of Empires

By Phyton Ltd.

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When boring, uninventive match-3 puzzles prevail and all hope is lost, it all comes down to one single game … Cradle of Empires! Become the Chosen One and help the ancient empire rise from the ruins in this adventurous match-3 game with a rich storyline, thrilling quests and captivating characters!

Cradle of Empires is an exciting — yet cool, calm and collected — family-friendly adventure. It takes you on a breathtaking odyssey that challenges your matching, building and collecting skills. With the help from Nimiru and Egyptian settlers, you can break the Amrun’s curse and restore the ancient civilization to its former glory. Step up and become the secret weapon in the triumph of good over evil!


● Unique gameplay mix: You make matches, build a grand city and go on an adventure all in one … How awesome is that?
● Mega-sized adventure: You’ll be immersed in this engaging adventurous story with unexpected twists, gripping quests and memorable characters.
● Ancient cities and civilizations: You collect resources by playing match-3 levels, which help you rebuild the cities that evil had destroyed.
● Different game modes: You play 6 different match-3 modes, a variety you won’t find anywhere else.
● Many power-ups: You can earn a diversity of bonuses, power-ups and amulets — you’ll develop your own strategy for using them.
● Regular updates: You’ll never run out of new adventures as you’ll get new buildings, quests, bonuses, levels and whole civilizations in future updates.

All this and much, much more for FREE!

5/5 “Lots of different goals to achieve so I never get bored. Not the same match-3 as usual.”
5/5 “Very addictive game!! Can't stop playing it !!”
5/5 “Great way to pass time. Puzzles are just hard enough to be challenging without being frustrating.”
5/5 “Can't wait for the next version to come out”

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What's New in Version 3.4.0

New amazing adventures and exciting events await you in this update!
● Celebrate Halloween with us and drive away all the evil spirits!
● The city is being decorated for Halloween – the citizens are preparing to celebrate with you!
● The Portal of Worlds will send you on a terrifyingly exciting adventure! Are you ready for new dangerous challenges? Can you see your journey through to the very end? The portal opens on October 6.
● Help the heroes assemble unique recipes from 3 holiday collections and get a generous reward! The event starts on October 14, don't miss it!
● The holiday calendar is back! Visit the game every day and get a unique gift! Starts on October 25!
● Know how to plant pumpkins? The Genie has prepared a new challenge for you! Don't miss it on October 28!
● Now you can add friends regardless of platform! Support each other and share energy!
We hope that you like this update! Thanks for playing Cradle of Empires!


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Customer Reviews

Patience is not worth the year invested and this is not a fair game!

I used to open this game first thing in the morning and play as much as I could all day long for months on end but now I am reduced to playing mostly at the end of the day when I'm totally bored and there is nothing else to do.

After playing daily for almost a year and now at level 74, I feel I have given this game a fair shot but I have found that many of the upper level puzzles are preset to lose. The game will cheat to push the player to buy bonuses or whatever spells are needed to get any real advancement through the game.

Chargers and items that are actually needed to finish a collection rarely appear. I receive too many duplicate chargers and items that drop in ridiculously excessive amounts.

The game quests will run you in circles, the storyline goes nowhere.

This game even knows when it has given the player too many losing puzzles since a pop-up window lets you know that if you are having trouble with a puzzle, you could buy what is needed to get through. Gee, how helpful.

I believe a fun and challenging game should be based on some kind of player skill. The only skill which is needed here is to use the bonuses to get through the puzzles and the mental skill to love being cheated by a game.

I don't know how other players find a rigged game so enjoyable but I would like to have a little fun playing and not to be repeatedly and excessively fleeced by a game.

Patience please - Well worth it!!!

This is such a great game I had to break down & write a review. First rate with so many different adventures, if you get stuck in one place, just move to a different place & build your arsenal. Advancing levels does take a little work but I think that makes the victories better. As you achieve higher levels your maximums grow considerably so running out of energy isn't an issue anymore. My game froze for a day after last update but at Level 47 I didn't want to start over so I just waited. Loaded just fine today & the new games are well worth the wait! Thanks for this great game!!!

Game is fixed

Could be a great game except for designers drive to make you spend money. You are regularly cheated by not receiving the quest items you won. This happens repeatedly. Too slow of progress & very slow regeneration of energy has frustrated me to deleting the game as you have to wait lengthy time without, again- spending money. There are no guidelines or informative tips about playing the game and support was not helpful. The depth of layers in this game are huge but it takes so long to make it through the basic levels you will want to quit the game. They tantalize with goals but barely let you achieve them unless you spend money. It's too bad as the challenges in the different levels of the game are enjoyable.

Cradle of Empires
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.4.0
  • Size: 464 MB
  • Languages: English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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