July 22, 2010 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Minneapolis, MN - Announcing that Warp The Form, the developer of Match Phrase, has released their latest update for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users. Match Phrase 2.0 takes two of the world's most popular games and combines them together in this cutting-edge puzzle that blends the fast-paced movement of a Match 3 game with the strategy and brain workout of a word puzzle in this one of a kind, do-it-all mega app. Match Phrase's user friendly controls and wide range of game topics are sure to keep players attention as they conquer these puzzles.
The goal of Match Phrase 2.0 is to match at least 3 like symbols in a row. The user must tap their finger on the screen over the token they need to exchange in order to make a chain of 3 identical items. Tokens are on top of either silver or gold tiles; and when a match is made, one level of the tiles is destroyed; showing what remains on the lower levels. Symbols that are over gold tiles need to have a match made just once to destroy the tile; and a letter may be hidden beneath. However, symbols that are located on silver tiles require 2 matches to be made on them before getting destroyed and possibly revealing a letter to the user. Letters for the accompanying word game portion are scattered randomly throughout the board, and change with each round.
There are also silver tiles that have a lock and chain across them. These locks mean that the tokens on these tiles cannot be moved. In order to unlock these tiles, the players must make the locked token part of a matched set by moving identical tokens in line with it. It's not as easy as it sounds! If no match is made, then the tile stays locked.
If no matches are made, then the board will refill with a new batch of tokens. The user can also match up tiles with "$" signs on them. This allows them to earn virtual money to buy vowels for $150 and to erase strikes for $750. When letters are finally revealed, they will turn green and are then placed at the bottom of the screen in the alphabet area. Once the player feels they can solve the puzzle, they click to expand the letter screen at the top; and will then use the green letters from the alphabet area at the bottom to solve the puzzle. For every guess that is incorrectly made, the player receives one strike against them. Once the player has accumulated 5 strikes, the game is over, and they must begin again.
Some of the awesome features of Match Phrase 2.0 include:
* 35 different boards
* 5 new challenging levels (40 in all!)
* 40 new puzzles (Over 600 possible puzzles in all!)
* New sounds
* New screens
* New effects
* New screen re-shuffle
The creators of Match Phrase 2.0 have given its players an additional challenging element while attempting to weave their way through these puzzles as well. There is a timer counting down throughout the game as well. This timer is located in the right hand side bar, as well as on the letter select screen for close monitoring by the players.
* iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 18.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Match Phrase 2.0 is only $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request.
Based in Minneapolis, MN, Warp The Form is an independent developer and publisher of mobile, PC and Mac titles. Founded by industry veterans, Warp The Form produces entertaining and cost effective software titles of all genres. Copyright (C) 2010 Mobile-App-Marketing-Makeover & Edward Turner. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.