While some will find this puzzle game to be inventive, others might not find it all that puzzling. Inspired by Funko's wildly popular POP! toys, Funko Pop! Blitz is a match-3 puzzle game that, like similar games, has you moving pieces on a board so they line up or connect 3 or more pieces. But instead of having to fulfill certain conditions -- "clear 37 blue tiles" -- this instead requires you to earn a certain number of points before time runs out. Even when there are conditions, they're just secondary, and don't work like they do in other games. For instance, if you have to clear dirt from the playing field, cleaning the whole area doesn't complete the objective, it merely prompts more dust to be deposited, with your goal being to clean up a certain number of times. You also get to play with the toy of your choice, and if you match a certain number of their tiles, it activates their special skills, which include giving you special pieces.
Because of these new mechanics, this puzzle game is a lot more frantic than other match-3 game... which may be a problem for serious puzzle people. This is decidedly a bigger test of your reflexes than your intellect, especially since your objective is always the same: get more points. It also doesn't help that the game doesn't tell you how many points you need, or that it never seems to be that many, since you can pass every puzzle without ever failing. But while this means Funko Pop! Blitz isn't going to be the current puzzle game of choice, its different, faster approach does make it a fun diversion for when you'd like to give your brains a bit of a rest.