Although Cradle of Egypt has been released for Windows and Mac long time ago, it has just recently hit the App Store for all iPad users!
Name: Cradle of Egypt
Release Date: 12 October 2011
Developer: Awem Games
Cradle of Egypt should easily impressed fans of the other Cradle games since it is basically more of the same. You complete a board of Match 3, earn money and collect resources, solve a puzzle and construct some buildings. The Match 3 section of the game is pretty straightforward and as usual, there are a couple of useful power ups. The mini-puzzles are simple, yet fun to play. They are not very difficult and not unique by any means; however, they come in a vast variety ranging from jigsaws to logics.
Graphics wise, Cradle of Egypt does not disappoint. Graphics are clean and bright, characters are well drawn and the amount of special effects is sufficient. Different types of tiles are not too similar to each other so the game is pretty easy on the eye. The music in the background plays nicely along with the game, it is neither repetitive nor distracting.
There are 100 levels in total so it should provide a fairly satisfying play time. Apart from the Adventure mode, there are also Blitz mode and Tourney mode, which can be unlocked later in the game. The problem with Cradle of Egypt is that it is far too similar to the previous Cradle games; from the art style, the gameplay and the nearly every single aspect of the game. Nonetheless, the game is more or less still very entertaining as well as addicting.
If you cannot get enough of Cradle games, Cradle of Egypt would definitely satisfy your appetite. On the other hand, if you are looking for something ground-breaking or something new, Cradle of Egypt might not be the best pick.
Sound: 4.5/5 Stars
Originality: 2.5/5 Stars
Gameplay: 3.5/5 Stars
Fun Factor: 4/5 Stars
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