Jewel Keepers Easter Island
Jewel Keepers: Easter Island is the latest Mini from Nordcurrent. It’s somewhat more ambitious than their first title, Robin Hood, but it’s still a fairly simple Match 3 game. While the most famous Match 3 game is Bejeweled, this is really more similar to the Jewel Quest games. The basic gameplay is quite simple—you have a grid of jewels, and you swap two of them to match three in a row. The matched gems disappear, and new ones fall in. Repeat until some criterion is met, usually swapping each cell in the grid at least once. There are basically two different ways of making these games seem different. One, you can change up the basic Match 3 mechanic. This is the tack all the previous Match 3 Minis have tried. The downside is the normal Match 3 mechanic is close to perfect. So anything changed is usually for the negative.