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Aqua Blast: Puzzle Adventure

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Simple match-3 game may annoy veteran puzzle players.

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Great game

Love the game. Graphics are very well done. Waiting for the tide pool level to open.

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Is It Any Good?

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While it's usually a good idea to put your own spin on things, this puzzle game shows why you have to be careful when doing so. In Aqua Blast: Puzzle Adventure, you have to help a young girl and her dad to fix up their aquarium. To earn the money needed, you need to solve a series of match-3 puzzles. As always, this requires you to move tiles on a board so that three or more of the pieces are in a row, which then removes these pieces from the board. The objective being to collect a certain number of specific tiles, or to clear areas of the board, before you run out of turns. You can then use the money you earn to buy some turtles or seaweed for the aquarium.

But while this sounds like a fairly typical match-3 puzzle game, and it is, it deviates from the normal tenets in subtle but noticeable ways that may irritate fans of the genre. For example, unlike in other games of this kind, moving four tiles into a square shape doesn't do anything, while four-in-a-row rewards you with an explosive, not a row-destroying piece. This also takes a lot longer than usual to become challenging, and even then, it doesn't do anything that hasn't seen before in other games. Which is why serious puzzle fans may find Aqua Blast: Puzzle Adventure more annoying than finding a parking spot at their local aquarium.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: October 14, 2020
  • Category: Puzzle Games
  • Publisher: Ember Entertainment
  • Version: 1.3.6
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 10.0 or later; Android varies with device
  • Last updated: July 26, 2021

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