When it comes to match-three games, they come in all shapes and sizes. From matching colorful candies to shiny gems, the game genre is a popular one. The new Enso, from Planet of the Apps, falls into this category, but does so with a distinctive type of challenge and original concept.
Match the orbs
Your goal is to match three colored orbs in a row. Each orb can be moved the number of spaces shown on it while those without numbers cannot be moved. When you tap an orb, you will see indicators for where it can be moved to, which is quite helpful. Then either slide your finger to move the orb or tap an indicator to place it.
Special orbs and power-ups
As you continue to make matches, orbs will be removed and new ones will pop into the puzzle. You will come across special orbs such as the infinity orb which can be placed anywhere or the copy orb for duplicating another one. You can also use power-ups to add numbers to blank orbs, remove an orb, or remove a certain color.
Other game details
You have five lives and those will continue to recharge over time. If you move all of the numbered orbs and are only left with blank ones, your game is over. The goal is to score high and there are 25 Game Center achievements and two leaderboards. Classic mode provides a relaxing experience and if you want to try your hand at Time mode, you can do so with an in-app purchase.
Enso provides a very smooth and inviting puzzle experience. The graphics and animations are attractive, the background music is relaxing, and the gameplay makes you think. If you enjoy puzzles, especially those in the match-three genre, then Enso is definitely one to try.
Enso is designed for iPhone and iPad. It is available for free on the App Store with in-app purchases for the Time mode, an orb doubler, and unlimited lives, all of which remove the ads.
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