Gummy Drop! review
Gummy Drop! | Not Your Average Match 3 Game
Match-3 is not particularly the deepest genre of gaming that you can ever get into. However, Gummy Drop has an interesting twist on the formula. It’s a match-3 game that lets you solve puzzles while at the same time rebuilding cities and historic landmarks, stretching out hundreds of levels.
What makes Gummy Drop different from other Match-3 games is the fact that it gives you something to play towards. You make three or more matches to clear the gummy boards and solve puzzles. The premise of the game is that as you clear levels and rebuild cities, starting with metropolis of Sydney. Building basically means unlocking landmarks and other special features as you clear levels successfully. You can challenge your friends and play for the highest score, or just play more casually and unlock new quests.
Gummy Drop has numerous levels, and although it takes time to unlock all these, it gives the game a high replay value. While you have to unlock levels linearly, you can play multiple side quests and gain boosters which you can use to unlock other levels, etc.
The gummies are brightly colored and glossy, and the screen just lights up with brilliant effects whenever you make a match, special matches and solve puzzles. There’s lots of variety in the artsy 2D backgrounds, and your lovely lady chaperone also gives the game a bit of color right when you need it. The fun animated perspective is accentuated by the cheery soundtrack, which totally immerses and makes you lost in the game.
The game makes it simple for you to clear gummies and solve puzzles, with a combination of tapping and swiping to make matches. On the fringes of the main playing window you can keep tabs of your inventory and how many gummies or boosters, you have collected. On-screen prompts will appear as necessary, for example, when you are out of lives and need to replenish, or use a booster.