Similis Deluxe, developed by J2Ke LLC, is a challenging puzzle “matching” game that’ll sharpen your quick thinking skills. Players who love the free version of this game, Similis Classic, will certainly enjoy the extended features of Similis Deluxe as well as knowing that they are contributing to a great charity at the same time.
The developer J2Ke has made a commitment to donating 50% of the net profit from the sale of Similis Deluxe to Jacob’s House in Temecula, California. Jacob’s House operates as a non-profit refuge for families of individuals who are experiencing traumatic medical needs.
Similis Deluxe starts out with a number of icons set up on the screen. The object of the game is to choose the icon with the most matches before the timer runs out. If you don’t select a set of icons before the timer runs out, you get a strike. If you get too many strikes, the game will end. Unlike Similis Classic, Similis Deluxe has 4 game options: Classic, Lightning, Timed, and Only One. Each game mode has several levels – in Classic mode, the time allowed to make the matches changes in each level. The Lightning mode is faster, giving the player only 2 seconds to make matches. The game mode Only One is the most difficult level, where there is only 1 pair of matching icons.
New levels, themes, and other awards are unlocked by scoring a certain number of points in the previous game. This provides an increasing level of challenge, as well as goals to work toward in the game. Players can also save their scores to the app or post them through an online gaming profile with Agon Online (a social gaming network specifically for iPhone and iPod touch users), and then share the scores on Facebook or Twitter.
Similis Deluxe is a basic puzzle game – but well designed and easy to understand. It’s a good choice only for it’s clean design, but also because you can also support a charitable cause whilst having fun!
Similis Deluxe requires the iPhone OS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch