Reviews by cydoniac

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Great twist on the match-em-up format

cydoniac | Nov. 27, 2013 | Review of 10 000 000

10,000,000 is a game that takes the classic formula of games like Bejeweled and gives it a much-needed refresh, RPG style. You are trapped in a castle and the only way out is to score 10,000,000 points, a number that seems impossible at first but slowly as you build up ranks and power up your tools, becomes a feasible challenge.

The gameplay consists of your character on the top of the screen progressing through a dungeon, while you solve tiles at the bottom of the screen. By matching up different objects, such as swords, wands, and shields, you give your character the power to attack, defend, and also be able to open up chests along the way. You must be quick as the dungeon scrolls along regardless of whether you're moving or not, and if you don't keep ahead you lose out. Matching up chains or 4/5 tiles at a time gives you an edge, and items you get from chest tiles also help you along the way.

Even if you aren't normally inclined towards standard matching games, this game provides enough of a fresh take on the genre that it is quite enjoyable, and the format of the game always brings you back to try hit that elusive 10,000,000 score, and break your way out. The controls are purely mouse based, so make sure you're using a decent mouse or a trackpad as when the gameplay gets faster, it can become frustrating if you don't have a degree of accuracy. Most of the time I didn't have any problems, also occasionally a row or column wouldn't drag on first click, due to the speed I was doing it at. This doesn't prove to be too much of a problem overall. Once you hit the 4-6 hour mark and eventually complete the game, there is little to keep you playing bar the competitive scoring side of things, so a little more replay value would have been appreciated, although the developer is apparently building on more to the game in the near future.

Overall, this game is definitely worth checking out. It isn't a massively long game and after about 5 hours you will probably be hitting the 10m mark, but getting there is lots of fun, and the upgrades are enough to encourage you to persevere without getting bored. Go get it!