Maleficent Free Fall

App review by
Christy Matte, Common Sense Media
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Purchase pressure isn't magical amid match-3 fun.

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age 9+
Based on 3 reviews

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Ease of Play

Basic play is easy. Tutorials introduce different game types and power-ups, but the power-ups aren't easy to remember and track.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

Based on the movie of the same name. Encourages in-app purchases when you run out of lives or when you need additional power-ups to pass a level.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Maleficent Free Fall is a match-3 game, themed around the movie Maleficent. It is very similar in gameplay to Frozen Free Fall, but with a darker feel and magic spells as power-ups. As with other similar games, you have a limited number of lives. Once these run out, you must wait for them to regenerate or purchase more. You have to wait about 30 minutes to regenerate one life or pay $0.99 to refill them all. Magic (for power-ups) can be purchased starting at $0.99 or by completing special offers that may ask for personal information such as your name, phone number, and email address. 

User Reviews

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Adult Written byEllen W. December 6, 2020


I am on level 2775. Whenever I try to play, I click on it and I get thrown out. I have reloaded, and updated. All earlier levels still work. Don’t get this... Continue reading
Adult Written byJana W. October 21, 2017

Love it but kind of disappointed

I really love this game. But I got to level 285 and it says to destroy 40 flower bursts but never gives you any to destroy. I am at a loss as to how to get past... Continue reading

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What's it about?

MALEFICENT FREE FALL asks players to match three or more gems of the same color to remove them from the board. Removing more than three creates special power gems that remove large numbers of gems. Each level has a unique goal, but each includes clearing at least one gem over each tile or removing chains of gems by matching them. On each level, you're given a character "helper," such as young Maleficent or adult Maleficent. They don't seem to do much other than perhaps roll their eyes if you fail the level, though. Once you complete the more than 285 main levels, you can unlock "The Moors," which provides about 80 more levels. You also can purchase access for $2.99. 

Is it any good?

If you're a match-3 fan, Maleficent Free Fall is a good choice. It doesn't add a lot of innovation to the genre, but what is there is great quality. Controls work smoothly and as expected, and the graphics are pretty. There is definitely pressure to buy, which is expected for this type of free app; however, since the movie is targeted at kids, the game also will attract young players who may feel more pressure or are more willing to spend real money. Advanced levels are tough and may be nearly impossible without the power-up help. For those who are patient and like a challenge, Maleficent Free Fall is certainly entertaining.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about purchasing power-ups for real money. Is it better to use the help or figure it out on your own? 

  • Would this game be as fun if it didn't have the Maleficent characters? Why, or why not?

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For kids who love puzzles and matching

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