By Adrian Cummings
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"An absolutely beautiful match 3 game. A must have for fans of this genre. My new favourite." ✭✭✭✭✭ balbeli (US).
"Awesome Match-3 Shooter." ✭✭✭✭✭ tecwrtr (US).
"Awesome." ✭✭✭✭✭ Astakov (US).
"Great Game with a Great Future!" ✭✭✭✭✭ Coloursound (US).
"AMAZING! so fun." ✭✭✭✭✭ Syme Shahidi (US).
"Entertaining." ✭✭✭✭✭ redribb0n14 (US).
"Good game. I like it very much." ✭✭✭✭✭ qiqiji (US).
"Nice Game!!! Colorful and fast paced. :)" ✭✭✭✭✭ fiero19 (US).
"High quality, fun, challenging, shooting match 3." ✭✭✭✭ pluto6 (US).
"Colorful & Fun Match-3 Game." ✭✭✭✭ mikewake (US).
"Good match-3 game with nice graphics and cute animations." ✭✭✭✭ Cloudcastles (US).
"Fun graphics.... fun game." ✭✭✭✭ ReddBrenn (US).
"Very good." ✭✭✭✭ Pesty13 (UK).
"Good Game." ✭✭✭✭ Mysticway (US).
Tropical Treasures... the tropical themed gem matching game.
Launch gems by touching the gem launcher anywhere on the red line.
Match 3 or more of the same colour horizontally or vertically to clear gems to gain points and bonuses etc.
If any gems reach the base of the waterfall the game is over! You must continue to match gems to also prevent the play timer running out of time.
Hitting a snake gem will cause all adjacent gems both horizontally and vertically to explode, whether they match or not.
If you aim to hit a resting butterfly 'directly' with a same colour gem, all other gems on screen of the same colour will explode. Beware that clearing gems near to a butterfly or by hitting a nearby snake gem can sometimes scare it away!
As you progress you may be visited by a friendly Chameleon from time to time, which will eat a random row of gems to help you reach an even higher score.
Pressing pause freezes the action, pressing again resumes it.
You will gain unlockable awards and a better hi-score as you climb the levels of Tropical Treasures... Good luck!
* Addictive puzzle gameplay.
* Mega gem explosion combos.
* Butterfly & Chameleon bonuses.
* 100's of levels!
* Animated Water and Lava backdrops.
* Difficulty setting.
* Resume game feature.
* Tropical themed graphics.
* Ambient sound effects.
* Easy to pick up and play.
* Suitable for all ages.
* Persistent Hi-Score.
* Unlockable Awards.
What's New in Version 1.1
* Easy, Normal, Hard difficulty settings added.
* Resume game feature added.
* Animated Lava backdrop added.
* Minor graphic & sound enhancements.
* Minor bug fixes.
Awesome Match-3 Shooter
I have to admit when I started this game that I was sort of surprised that I wasn't sliding the gems. You place them by shooting them upward to make matches vertically or horizontally. There is a transparent impression of the squares at the bottom of the screen, so it's quite easy to aim and shoot the gem where you meant it to go.
I loved the one review that said it's a good kid's game. That's one coordinated kid! :-) I'm still playing on easy.
The graphics are crisp and clear, the controls are smooth and intuitive, and the sounds are peaceful. It's not what I was expecting, but give it a try - it's a really fun game!
Tropical Treasures is a match 3 game but differs a bit as you shoot the gems rather than tap them. The display on the iPad is very nice, the controls are pretty good, but take a little time to get used to. The game is fun, but perhaps a little more variation would be welcomed. A little high at $2.99. If you like match 3 games you will probably like this game.
Another fun little time waster. Still haven't reached all the levels yet. Could maybe have provided a little variation to give it a bit more variety, but not bad for the price.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jul 04, 2010
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 12.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Adrian Cummings
- © Adrian Cummings / Mobile Amusements
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.