iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
Those of you who have been with us long are likely aware of the fact that we absolutely love any arcade game that can offer a new, engaging and addictive style of gameplay. With that in mind, we’re unbelievably stoked to be bring you a full review of Diamonds Paradise, from Star Arcade Oy, today.
The app is the latest by Star Arcade, who has a history of producing great multiplayer titles. This entry is certainly no different, and if you’ve been waiting for a fun new diversion to keep you occupied the whole day long, you’ve got nowhere else to go but down to our full review below. Starting with:
Concept and Gameplay
If it wasn’t obvious from the title, Diamonds Paradise is a diamond game of the matching variety. This means that you’ll be presented with a large board full of hexagonally shaped pieces. These pieces start a single flat color, but also feature a jeweled center.
The objective is to beat your opponent by combining like elements in swiped chains, locking them out as your own. If you can get 35 of your own pieces on the board, you’ll instantly win, and it’s back to the poor house with your opponent.
It’s a simple concept, but that by no means scratches the surface of what Diamonds Paradise has to offer. The title comes loaded with powerups that are unlocked by playing, all of which add a nearly infinite amount of spice to the gameplay.
Furthermore, with constant multiplayer action with a turn-based focus, a mountain of achievements, and Game Center integration, there’s simply nothing to hold you back where Diamonds Paradise’s pleasure factor is concerned. Truly, this is a great one to get.
Design and Graphics
All of which is doubled by the fact that Diamonds Paradise looks simply fantastic on the iPhone and iPad. With our Retina Display at the forefront, the game shone and sparkled like the diamonds in its title.
We enjoyed the simple controls, too, which make the game a snap to interact with. We also had no trouble finding online opponents, which kept the games coming. All in all, it’s a great-looking, easy to learn, and unbelievably addictive title. What more can you ask for?
Lastly, if you’re concerned about value, you need only to take a look at Diamonds Paradise’s price tag: The app is completely free, which easily factors into our recommendation of the title.
However, it’s also worth noting that Diamonds Paradise is very fun, fast-paced, and travels well with you. Keeping all of that in mind, it’s no wonder that we suggest it to any iOS gaming fan.
Diamonds Paradise requires iOS 5.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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