Some folks might think everything that can be done with Match Three games has already been done, so it’s nice to see a refreshing take on the genre. With Swaperoo, new to the App Store, a fresh type of challenge has been added: you can only move arrow-shaped tiles.
Matching three or more similarly-colored tiles is common enough in this type of game, but Swapperoo makes it quite a bit different. Along with the square tiles, you have arrow-shaped puzzle pieces facing in various directions. These arrows are the only tiles you can move, and you can only move them in the direction they’re facing.
Well, maybe not the only tiles you can move
You do get power-ups periodically, some of which allow you to swap tiles. There are also circular puzzle pices, which you can use to eliminate the tiles around them. The game gives you plenty of options for removing and matching tiles, but it remains quite challenging.
Watch out for the skulls
You’ll find yourself in situations where you have a limited number of turns to get rid of certain tiles. If a skull tile shows up, you only have a short time to make a match with that tile, or it will blow up and the game will be over.
Plenty of replay value
Swapperoo has 38 freeform stages, but these play out differently every time. There are also 75 challenges with unique solutions, keeping the game chock-full of content to keep you entertained.
Get into the game
Swapperoo is designed for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and requires iOS 8 or later. You can download it for $0.99 on the App Store, with no ads or in-app purchases to interfere with your enjoyment.