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Runway Story

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Simple match-3 game for fashionistas.

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Though it doesn't add anything to the genre, this match-3 puzzle game still manages to be fun, especially if you're a fashionista. In Runway Story, Jamie recalls how she became a fashion designer, which apparently began with her sleeping late in her messy apartment. But to get her dressed, her place cleaned up, and her dog Roland looking snazzy, you need cash. Good thing you can earn some by moving buttons on a board so they line up with two or more buttons of the same shape and color. You just need to be sure to meet the conditions of that puzzle before you run out of turns, so you can use the money to decide whether Roland looks like Magnum P.I. or one of the Men In Black (seriously). Jamie can even take pictures of the cute outfits she makes for her mom, brother, and the other people in her life.

As much fun as it is to dress Jamie's dog to look like Tom Selleck and Will Smith, though, serious match-3 fans might complain that this doesn't add anything new to the formula. Even when you get to later puzzles -- which, as usual, are harder and more intricate -- you're still not doing anything you haven't done before in this kind of game. This also isn't for people who aren't into cute stuff and fashion. But if you are, or you're relatively new to this kind of puzzle game -- or, let's be honest, you're looking for a game that's more relaxing than challenging -- Runway Story will entertain you.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: November 15, 2019
  • Category: Puzzle Games
  • Publisher: Nexon
  • Version: 1.0.42
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 9.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up
  • Last updated: February 22, 2021

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