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What's it about?
In TOY STORY DROP!, Andy is on his way home from cowboy camp, and it's up to Woody and the gang to clean up his room. That makes sense; they're the ones who made it messy in the first place. To help them, you have to solve a bunch of puzzles that attempt to be more complicated and involved. Players will try to line up three or more icons in a row, which will disappear and drop other icons to take their place. It's a standard match-3 mechanic that many players are used to now, only with the characters from the popular movies cheering you on with each move.
Is it any good?
Though not as challenging as other puzzle games of its kind, this match-3 puzzle game does have some interesting theme-inspired mechanics that manage to make it fun. Like similar puzzle games, Toy Story Drop! has you moving pieces on a board so there's three or more in a row or connected. This removes these pieces from the board, drops the ones above them down, and gives you points (assuming, of course, the pieces were the ones you were tasked with removing). In addition, linking more than three pieces gives you special power-ups that can, say, take out a random piece elsewhere on the board. Just make sure you get enough points before running out of turns.
While this may sound familiar, because it is, there are some new mechanics at work here. Specifically, ones that fit the toy theme from the movies. For instance, clicking the claw from one of those arcade claw machines swaps one piece on the board with another from a different spot. You also have to collect batteries (not included) to progress. None of which makes this feel radically different than similar puzzle games, but it adds a bit of the franchise's personality to the gameplay, which livens up the traditional match-3 play. By adding new mechanics to a familiar formula, Toy Story Drop! still manages to be fun, even if you're not a fan of the movies.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about marketing. Obviously, Toy Story Drop is designed to promote the new movie, Toy Story 4, but did that work on you? Do you want to go see the movie?
In Toy Story Drop, Woody and the gang have to clean Andy's room, but have you ever tried to make a game out of cleaning your room or doing some other chore? Has it made things go faster, or has it made you want to play instead of doing chores?
- Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
- Price: free with microtransactions
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: June 18, 2019
- Category: Puzzle Games
- Topics: Adventures
- Size: 188.30 MB
- Publisher: Big Fish Games
- Version: 1.1.2
- Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 9.0 or later; Android 5.0 and up
- Last updated: June 24, 2019
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