Matchmaker Millie: Written iPad App Review
We really like arcade games, and though that’s something that we’ve easily mentioned a hundred times on this site, we feel it’s worth repeating: The reason for this is simple—there’s nothing quite so satisfying as a solid concept, good graphics, and hours of addictive gameplay. This is why we’re bringing you today our full review of Matchmaker Millie, from developer Chen-Po Sun, one of the newest and brightest arcade games to come across our desk. The app offers everything we look for in a classic iOS title, as well as a bit more! For our full take on the title, you need only to slide on down below the break a bit further.
Concept and Functionality
If we had to summarize Matchmaker Millie, we really would summarize it as we have in our subtitle above. The app is more or less a unique combination of a dating game and flight control. Sound like an odd mix? It is, but it’s more easily explained than you might think:
Basically, you’ll need to guide a group of wandering date prospectees around the app’s various levels. To do this, you’ll simply point them in the correct direction, aiming them for like-colored companions. When they meet, they’re combined and you get points. However, if you miss and accidentally land two colors that don’t match together, you’ll lose your points multiplier. Score enough points in a level and you’ll be passed to the next. Along the way you’ll need to master using speed dating rings, additional gift items, and other such goodies that enrich the gameplay. We absolutely loved the mix, and if it sounds a bit too cute, we promise there’s more than enough bit in terms of difficulty here to keep you entertained.
Graphics and Design
That being said, one should hardly disregard the cute factor involved! The app is cartoony, delightful, and brightly colored. We loved the wide variety of “people” you’ll be directing, as well as the number of extra items the developers have taken the time to include. It all adds up to a much richer world than you might have found otherwise. Best of all, the controls could not be simpler: Just flick your speed daters in the right direction when needed—one finger required, and nothing else. It’s every bit as simple as it sounds, and we couldn’t be happier about it!
At the end of the day, Matchmaker Millie is a phenomenal new arcade game for the iPad and iPhone, and if you’re in need of a fresh offering to keep you busy in the queue, this is a perfect recommendation. In fact, we would not be surprised to see it appearing in the iTunes New & Noteworthy sometime soon. And on that note, we’ll leave you with this simple thought: Grab Matchmaker Millie now!
Matchmaker Millie requires iOS 3.2 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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