Actually calming (or exciting, depending on how you play) game. Maybe a bit addicting (not sure why people think thats a good thing). Pretty much everything people complain about has a good option for. Dont like the timer? You can disable it. Pictures get hard to distinguish? You can swap the picture set at any time. Dont like the ads? You absolutely do not have to monthly subscribe to remove them — theres a button in settings that allows you to permanently disable ads for a one time price for like two bucks. Theres no options for bombs but i like them cause they keep you strategizing and i like the time pressure. If you dont like them, theyre not that frequent and its easy to remove them with shuffles, which you can also earn very easy. I like the variety of levels. Its nice going from a super hard, dense board to an easy one as a break. But it does get repetitive. Maybe i will get bored someday but right now the simplicity is a major plus, especially compared to all the other cheap puzzlers out there (no i dont want a garden or a quest board or a lengthy tutorial in every single game, crazy right?). Also the sountrack is beautiful (an additional track would be nice tho, as well as more sound effect volume control) and the art reminds me of I Spy books. Fav puzzler so far.
This game is great! It’s challenging, but not so that it is impossible. My one and only gripe ( which will probably cause me to delete this game) is the ADs. If the level is easy, you will see an AD after every 1-2 minutes. If the level is hard, it might be 3-5 minutes before the next ad. If the level is extra hard, after 5-7 minutes, the level times out and then AD. If you beat the level........AD. I just timed my play, and it went like this: 1 minute of play/30 second AD. 1 min. 15 seconds play/30 se. AD. 40 sec. play/5 sec. AD. 60 sec. play/30 sec. AD 4 min. play/5 sec. AD 1 min. 30 sec. play/30 sec. AD. The game does randomly skip to the next level without an AD but those times are very rare. Pretty much at the beginning of the game(level 1-4, and then very rare from then on out. I understand why there is ads, but, for 8 minutes of playing time, I sat through 2 minutes and 10 seconds of 5-30 second ADs. Ridiculous. If it was my app, I would make it so that when you clear the level , there is a 5 sec. ad..If the level is cleared in one attempt, no ad. If the level times out before you are finished, 30 sec. ad. The way it’s done now, the annoyance of the ads outweighs the pleasure of the game. And 9.49monthly or 3.49 weekly, in my opinion is way too much. Just my opinion.
P.S. Interactive ads would be better.
Bombs & no time limit
By Spncrs mum
I like playing. I have 3 issues.
1-I’m not asking for access to all the themes. I would like to turn off/on the ones I do have access to though. The buttons to do so are not locked. Yet, when I try to turn one off, it takes me to the screen for the weekly/monthly deal. Some themes even show a little crown as the on/off switch, designating those are the premium access. Fine, but I want to access the ones that are shown as open/useable to me.
2-Same as others’ complaints- it does an auto shuffle with available pairs still showing. Tolerable, but not fair.
3-It gives me the option to not use a timer. I have this on so I can relax & not feel rushed. Yet, so many times it adds a bomb! What do you think a bomb is?! Another version of a timer! If you don’t match the bomb to get rid of it or pass it on again to the next pic, it ends the game! Then you either start over or watch a video to continue without a bomb. I’ve had 1 bomb, & up to 5 bombs in one game! It’s hypocritical to allow me to choose no timer, but still make me use a bomb! And I can’t get rid of them unless I match or wait for it to blow up & watch a video.
Misleading Ads; Fun, Pay-to-Play
I downloaded this after watching a couple ads in other games/apps & on social media. The ads & promos for Onnect are misleading, as the boards are neatly set up like typical memory games and/or Mahjong rather than the random heap of tiles/cards/images as depicted in the ads.
Not a huge deal, because obviously it’s easier to find pairs in a formatted board versus a heap. Plus, it’s possible that the board changes as players progress in the game.
I played a few rounds & while it is fun, there is a lot left to be desired. The rules are simplistic - match images - but don’t exactly follow Mahjong rules. Sometimes a pair successfully matches that is blocked by other tiles/images & sometimes the game won’t accept a pair made that way.
Rounds are pretty quick, depending on ability and play style, which normally wouldn’t be too much of a problem, but there is at least one, sometimes two 30-second ads between rounds. I get it - developers like to be paid for their services/work, especially in free games. But again I’d rather pay up front for a game - even take a risk on quality/enjoyment - than spend more time watching ads than actually playing a game.
Features like image selection are set up to look like players have the freedom to make those choices but only when subscriptions are purchased. Again, I get it, but it’s misleading & frustrating.
Overall, it’s fun but frustrating and there are plenty of other games out there to try instead.
After reading the reviews I almost didn’t download the game. I am so glad I did! It is very similar to mahjong with some challenges, like moving tiles. I don’t mind the ads in between the games. They do get annoying when they play after pausing the game. I think I have worked up to somewhere in level 40 or so and plan to keep going. It was a bit confusing on how to play at first, but I figured it out. If there was a help button with directions I couldn’t find it. The basic goal is to connect a line between two identical pictures. Be warned, several pictures can look quite similar. There doesn’t seem to be a penalty for clicking on the wrong picture (thank goodness). It is timed, but if you run out of time you can watch an ad and add more time to the clock. I say take a chance and download, you can always delete it later if you don’t enjoy it.
Fun and Addicting
By Sparty Cyclone
This game reminds me of mahjong, in that you try to match pairs of tiles but you need to do it strategically. When there are lots of tiles on the board, the images can get very small for my old eyes, which can make things difficult since there can be only subtle differences between pictures. Also, it would be nice if there was an undo button and an indicator for which way the tiles will collapse after a match. It would also be nice if we knew how many stars were necessary to reach each reward level. Overall, I still find this to be a fun and addictive game.
That being said, the number of ads is ridiculous. If there was an option to pay 99 cents to get rid of the ads, I might actually do it (and I never spend money on games), but there is no way I will subscribe. The price they’re asking is insane!
First of all, excessive amount of ads which is just annoying. Second, I wouldn’t buy this game (to get rid of the ads) because of the glitches. I’ve lost (and had to watch ADS to continue) because all of a sudden, the game doesn’t acknowledge matches. It happens most often on the moving “block set” games (where the pieces move in a block set). I’m fairly fast but lose so much time because you HAVE to wait for the set to stop moving/can only match ONE pair in each set unless you want the game to break. I took screenshots. It doesn’t allow actual matches - says you are wrong. Even when the hint tells you it’s a match. And then a few times it’s had ONE block left over. One! How is that even possible?? I couldn’t win the game and had to reset the app and then lost my whole game progress and had to redo the set. I’ve also completed entire sets in about 20 seconds and still have never filled the entire bar up to get all of the free hints/scrambles. Seems impossible to fill the bar.
Fun but needs direction
I love these puzzles but they need to add some features to make it more of a game. For example, you accumulate points as you make matches but there’s no reason. The points don’t earn you any rewards (such as a hint or extra time on a bomb. These are only gained by watching an ad). It doesn’t even keep track of high scores or anything point related. Why bother even keeping a point total?
While you do “win” by solving puzzles, you don’t progress in any way. Most games have levels or different features/obstacles as you progress through the game. It’s just endless puzzles that don’t go anywhere. You have no idea how many puzzles you’ve solved, how many you solved on the first try, etc. No stats whatsoever. I can’t even figure out what the little icons are that appear when you win.
The game is far more challenging than I expected but it would be improved if it went somewhere.
Ads are out of control
I don’t mind in ap ads rather than buying a no ad ap but this ap has gotten out of control with aps. Not only do I now have to watch ads after more than half the games, I also have to put up with the distraction of ads in the banners at the bottom of the screen while I am playing the match game. Many of these are action ads and are extremely distracting. Another thing I don’t care at all for are ads that the user is expected to participate in. Gone are the days when you can just watch the occasional ad and get back to enjoying the game. I’m a person who likes a challenge but not an impossibility. So, when a bomb is placed where it is impossible to make a match or when I match one pair including the bomb and then another bomb and another are created so ultimately you get to one you can’t match, then it loses the challenge because it’s impossible. I’m seriously thinking of deleting the ap because it’s reached the point where I’m not getting the enjoyment from the ap that I used to.
Goes to black
I’m addicted to the race with the clock / find stuff games... so this on is most compelling BUT the images are very tiny for visually impaired older folks so it hurts even with glasses. I played for a month had an upgrade then every 3 or 4th screen it crashes to dark gray or black... there are so many ads it’s a drag to wait for longer than you actually play.
Everyone is correct... far too many ads... I can’t play now because the screen is frozen on one. It usually allows the ad to finish before freezing up. Curious why it won’t let obvious matches be made but now that I’ve read I’m not alone it’s just flawed. I do like to play a bit longer than your game allows due to these goes to black or frozen moments. I lose interest and will go back to Mahjong.
THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.... is not an actual answer.
I keep having to return to the same feedback from last month.
This game can go for an hour or more of exciting smooth playing ... then go to gray .... and lock up for hours/ days even. I was right in the middle of a great game the bomb goes takes me to an ad then back to a dark gray that will stay that way for awhile. It’s so frustrating that Ivd gone to others to find a replacement
It happens as often as the bad ads for the Lenovo Yoga laptop are shown. Not every time but often enough that I’ve just shut the game down the moment that ad comes up.