Rainbowtail is a magical fairytale world match-3 puzzle game with helpful pets and a fun twist.
Available for free, Rainbowtail, by Minidragon, combines colorful pets with the match-3 concept for a charming take on a popular gaming concept.
As mentioned above, Rainbowtail is a new variation of the match-3 game.
Specifically, instead of just having players complete levels by matching a certain number of gem sets correctly by shape or color, the creators of Rainbowtail have integrated a fun RPG element to their version of the game as well.
Players in this app set out on an adventure involving little “pets.” These pets have different powers which can be used to complete matching challenges more quickly, and a storyline unfolds throughout the app as players advance through the levels.
Rainbowtail also features a way to keep connected with friends through an option to link your account to your Facebook account.
Unlike most other match-3 challenges, Rainbowtail is played at a very relaxed pace; the focus of the game seems to be more on making correct matches than on getting them done within a very short time frame.
This slower pace might seem boring to anyone who enjoys the time-rushed frenetic pace of other match-3 options, but it will definitely appeal to players who enjoy relaxed problem solving as well as beginners to the match-3 challenge concept.
Appearance and Layout:
With bright colors and mythical creatures, Rainbowtail’s appearance is best described as “cheery.”
These sparkling colors make making correct matches easy to do, and the fun little pets along the way keep things entertaining as well.
The layout of Rainbowtail, however, is not entirely intuitive and took a little while to figure out; since this match-3 game also doubles up as an adventure RPG, dominating the levels and figuring out just what to do when you’re first starting out takes a little time.
At the same time, once you have figured out how to start off the game, the in-app instructions for each step past that are pretty clear, making Rainbowtail a satisfying and enjoyable gaming experience.
The free price of this game puts it on a comparable playing field with many other match-3 games, since these popular apps also tend to be available for free themselves.
Rainbowtail, however, benefits by not just being a clone of existing match-3 games. To the developer’s credit it changes things up by offering a fun twist on the match-3 concept.
It distinguishes itself by not requiring players to do things as quickly as possible like most other match-3 games, and also by having a fun storyline that keeps things ever-changing.
Overall, while this game may bore those who want a fast-paced game, it will thrill gamers interested in a more relaxed match-3 gaming experience.
Rainbowtail requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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