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Puzzling War

rated 3.98 / 5 stars
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Puzzles - Sliding

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Nov 22, 2010 | 7:17 PM EST

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Lightning Fast 5 Points Win a battle in less than 60 seconds
Three Combo 5 Points Create three matching combos
Fatigued 10 Points Play more than 5 minutes in one battle
Five Match 10 Points Matching five or more units
Armor Adept 25 Points Match three or more Armor blocks 20 times in one battle
Elusive 25 Points Don't lose any units for an entire battle
Overwhelming 25 Points Kill more than 50 enemy units while keep the casualties below 10 units
Potion Adept 25 Points Match three or more Potion blocks 20 times in one battle
Six Combo 25 Points Create six matching combos
Statue Adept 25 Points Match three or more Statue blocks 20 times in one battle
Sword Adept 25 Points Match three or more Sword blocks 20 times in one battle
Hundred Thousand Feat 50 Points Get a score of 100,000 in one battle
Tactician 50 Points Complete the campaign
Ten Combo 50 Points Create ten matching combos

Author Comments

Puzzling War is an interesting mix between match-3 puzzle game with simple war strategy theme.

Play as a tactician to conquer a forgotten kingdom far in the north continent. There are 15 levels available, each with unique environment, enemy & AI difficulty.

By upgrading, player will be able to dispatch more powerful unit. You can also dispatch higher level unit without upgrading by matching more than 3 unit block.

Player can also buy several power up item to help him in the next battle. He can use the item by matching it's block in the middle of the battle. Just remember though that the more block type exist in the game board, the harder it is to make a match.

There are also Highscore & Achievement feature for those who seek additional challenge in this game.


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Update 11/23:
- Fix minor bugs and Implement Newgrounds Medal.
- Revised some text and fix Match Five Medal bug.

Update 11/24:
- Add reset data feature to reset game/achievement data (not affecting Newgrounds Medal).
- Change money number/description in Result Screen to avoid confusion.



Rated 3 / 5 stars

The game is fun in the short term....

The game is a challenging and it does cause you to think, and yet there are flaws still in the game. I know the graphics are 8-bit looking, but after a while it starts to hurt the eyes and matching the characters becomes harder (the hair color helped a bit, but then you start to go color blind from scanning over the grid while looking for matches.) As for the difficulty, the only thing that seems to matter is that once you start a match you have to keep steam rolling the enemy till you win, any moment of pause causes the AI to somehow slingshot back into the fight as if they were just holding back the army till you got eye-strain.

The only advice I can give is for people to spend the gold you get on upgrading your units and avoid the shop. All it does is add more blocks to your side and while they may seem helpful it starts to get annoying when you make a few matches only to be stunned for 3-4 seconds because you can't match anything.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

okkkk so i thought it would suck, when i saw it bu

10 stars man thats a really good game congrats

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

I liked it

The Good:
The idea was great, simple and fun puzzling plus fantasy strategy make a good mix.
The units had nice diversity and design.
The powerups were pretty good, and having to choose between them or easier matching added a nice touch of strategy.

The Bad:
Sometimes the click-drag mechanic was unresponsive.
Once units were leveled up there was no reason to try for 4 or 5 combos, so detracted from the strategy aspect.

Overall, a fun twist on a classic. Could have used a survival/endless mode, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

Fun game

But short, and a bit too pointless. For waht it was though, it was greatly amusing and the pixel theme was perfect for my need for nostalgia.

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

it's alright

if your bored its a good game to play for a few minutes. after about half the map though you just want to quit and find something else to do. there should be some sort of storyline, or at least something more exciting as you move onwards.

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