Parents' Guide to

Tintin Match

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Engaging puzzle game celebrates iconic comic adventurer.

Tintin Match Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

Nice game suitable for the whole family!

Very nice game suitable for the whole family. Puzzles maybe a little bit difficult for the youngest ones. Everybody in my household plays it and is satisfied by the quality of the game. There is some cartoon violence (e.g. exploding muchrooms) but no person is ever harmed or hit (only the puzzle pieces are), so do not worry about that. Game is very safe and well build.

This title has:

Easy to play/use

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Unclear whether personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • Unclear whether this product uses a user's information to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Unclear whether this product creates and uses data profiles for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Setting aside for a moment that this should be called Snowy Match (because Snowy is way cooler than his master), this match-3 puzzle game is as fun as the iconic comic books that inspired it. Like other match-3 puzzle games, Tintin Match has you using the touch screen to move pieces on a board in hopes of lining up or connecting three or more of them, which then removes them from the board and, in some cases, replaces them with special pieces. Each puzzle also has its own set of objectives, which range from removing a certain number of specific colored pieces to using the removal process to open boxes next to them, and so on.

As match-3 puzzle games go, this doesn't add anything new to the formula, nor does it deviate from it. What it does, though, is add a bit more challenge, by getting difficult quicker than most, and by having optional puzzles that get increasingly more challenging. You also, by beating puzzles, unlock cards for characters from such classic Tintin comics as 1941's "The Crab with the Golden Claws." Plus, you get to hang out with the always adorable Snowy, who's a good boy, yes he is. That said, while this might make some people check out the iconic comic books that this is based on, there's nothing particularly Tintin-ish about this game. It's not like some match-3 games where solving puzzles also solves crimes. But if you're just looking for another fun puzzle game that will keep you swiping for hours, Tintin Match is quite an adventure.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: September 2, 2020
  • Category: Puzzle Games
  • Publisher: 5th Planet Game Development
  • Version: 1.0.6
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 10.0 or later; Requires Android 5.0 and up
  • Last updated: September 9, 2020

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate