ATG Game Review: Best Fiends

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This review blog is for yet another match 3 game as we have been finding these to be the popular ones being advertised for us right now. The big change on this one is we even heard a radio commercial for this one the other day. This is a bit different from the other match 3 games we have covered as this one combines a collectors game (gotta rescue them all) and 2 different types of match 3 game sub genre’s!

This interesting cute little game is known as Best Fiends (not to be confused with Best Friends). This is both an attacking game like the Empire and Games review we did and a challenge based game like Toon Blast or Wonka’s World!  See in this one you have a group of fiends (cute little bugs) who attack mutated slugs very much like how you attack in Empire and Puzzles however you only go one slug at a time so all your attacks hit it no matter where they are launched from. Some levels, however, ask you to kill a certain amount of Slugs and to collect a certain amount of plant life or open things. Now each fiend you have has a different element and unlike toon blast matching more than 3 doesn’t give you something special but the more you match the faster your fiends special meter fills which gives you special powers like bombs and such. Sometimes the slugs are weak against certain fiend elements.

When you finish a board you are awarded 3 keys and you use these keys to open crates. In these crates are little yellow things you can use to power up your fiends, blue things that help with the power-ups and diamonds that you can trade in for more keys or more powerup things if you’re short on it for someones upgrade. The other big thing you find in crates randomly are more Fiends. This can get you better fiends with different power-up abilities and depending on what you need done in a level these fiends get switched out automatically for best fiends the AI thinks you need (though you can trade them out). This collection of fiends thing reminds me very much of Pokemon as you start focusing on finding more of the cute little bugs and adding them to your collection.

I have been enjoying this game quite a bit. It’s cute and challenging but at the same time, it hasn’t left me frustrated for too long on the various levels. A lot of times since there is a move counter I have ended with no moves left and just narrowly beating a board but I find myself beating things more than being beat by them. I certainly recommend this game for anyone looking for a cute match 3 game!

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