"Sparkle Unleashed is tremendously addictive and gets the basics of the genre right whilst adding a few changes to the mix. If you liked Zuma - which unfortunately for Sparkle Unleashed now runs on Xbox One via backward compatibility - you'll probably enjoy the challenge this provides, even if there isn't anything majorly groundbreaking going on."
7 / 10 - Pure Xbox
"Sparkle Unleashed is a solid puzzle game with a few new ideas - but not enough to truly feel fresh. We can't criticise the controls or gameplay here, but the feeling of familiarity that pervades the whole experience lets it down. If you want a timewaster to fill a few minutes here or there, then this is well worth a shot. Otherwise, you can give this one a miss."
6 / 10 - Push Square
"I was left wishing that it had done more, instead of repeating its few gameplay challenges again and again."
5.5 / 10.0 - DualShockers
Experience the fabled Sparkle brand action puzzle like never before! Make your way through a secluded world of mystery, light magical braziers and discover a way to banish the darkness once and for all.
Sparkle Unleashed features superbly polished action puzzle gameplay. Match three or more like colored orbs to make them disappear. Chain three matches to earn a potent powerup.
Overcome Chained Orbs, Rock Orbs, Survival levels and other exciting challenges. For the first time in a Sparkle series game, the Orb Slinger floats along the bottom of the screen providing a fresh way to experience the beloved Sparkle gameplay.
Unlock great powerups such as Frost Ray, Purple Flame, and Color Wipe and select to use the ones you like the most.
Travel through a secluded world of mystery, light magical braziers and carve a path of light through the darkness as you conquer 108 increasingly challenging levels. Two additional levels of challenge provide an incredible challenge for those who yearn it.
Sparkle Unleashed is a Zuma style game where you attempt to fire colored balls to create matches on a moving row of balls to clear them all. What separates the game from Zuma is that the balls can be shuffled on the track as they move along it and you will unlock different powerups as you play through the game. You can get balls that will be able to match any color they land next to, shots that destroy balls they hit, or abilities that move the balls on the track backwards or that change the color of all the balls to a matching one in an area. To mix things up a bit there are some balls the track that need to matched twice to break or ones that will break whenever they are next to a set that is matched. In addition to the many levels there is also a survival mode that can be played instead of the main game. Good if you want a game like Zuma.
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