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Gem Falls (A Pattern Matching Game for Kindle)

by Nickel Buddy
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

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Gem Falls is a pattern matching game for Kindle. Gems are dropped one at a time onto the board where they stack on top of each other You control which column the gem will land on. Once it has fallen, groups of 3 or more of the same type of gem will explode, shifting the pile and possibly creating more matches. Place the gems carefully to keep the pile from reaching the top, while at the same time planning for chain reactions to gain big bonus points.

There are 12 levels of difficulty, each with their own challenge. In addition to the gems, special items such as bombs, drills, and bricks add new and different challenges for each level.

Simple to learn, but challenging to master, Gem Falls is great gem matching fun for Kindle!

Product Details

  • Version: 1.1 (What's new in version 1.1)
  • Release Date: September 26, 2012
  • File Size: 677 kB
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Nickel Buddy
  • Sold by: Nickel Buddy
  • ASIN: B0071BPBVE
  • Publisher License: Read
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #342,575 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So Addicting! January 31, 2012
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This game is a LOT of fun to play. It's a match 3 puzzler where you control where the gem falls. You can see several of the gems yet to come at the top of the screen and strategically plan where to put them when they come down. This might sound easy - and it is at first, but it gets progressively harder as you go up in levels. To start with you have about 5 unique gems to work with. You can match them in horizontal or vertical rows of 3 or more, and also in L shapes (any direction) as long as 3 like gems are touching. As the levels increase, you get a variety of subtle changes, such as gems that are locked (you cannot clear them without a key which randomly appears for you to drop where you need it), and you get plain blocks that have to be cleared with bombs only, and of course you get random bombs that you can drop where needed to clear the plain blocks or unwanted gems, and you get special gems that clear all gems of the same type where you drop the special one, and I'm sure there are other ones I have yet to encounter. The game is a LOT of fun and very hard to put down. I have been playing the "relaxed" mode where I can take my time and think through my moves and not feel rushed. But it has a timed mode too for those who like more of a challenge. The game is played entirely with the 5 way button, and you can navigate gems left to right with that and also drop them with the 5 way by pushing the button in for a slow drop or pressing down for a fast drop. If you are a fan of casual or match 3 games, I strongly recommend this one. Of the 47 games I own on my Kindle, this is absolutely one of my favorites! :)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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Basically a 'jewel' is shown and you choose which of several columns to drop it in, trying to get (at least) three of the same shape touching either vertically or horizontally. I started to play without reading the directions (!) and it took a couple levels for me to notice that it wasn't just a horizontal match. Each level is progressively harder with locks and walls setting up barriers, as well as bombs/keys to break them.

The controls work reasonably well with the Touch (the model I tested it on). There were a few times the touch screen lagged the play and I ended up dropping the jewel in the wrong column. WIth a little practice this became a minimal distraction. I would suspect on the keyboard version the 5 way would make the control a little easier, but a little slower if you are trying to play the timed variation of the game.

Overall this is quite a bit of fun. The biggest problem I had with it was stopping! Mostly I like to have games that are easy to find a breaking point in and finish is a shorter amount of time--something like Yahtzee or a Sudoku that have a fairly finite existence. The first time I played Gem Falls was about a 1.5 hour event. Stopping between levels is an option of course, but trying to stop mid-game is a challenge (at least for me). I want to FINISH. Consequently I wasted good reading time as I don't want a Kindle for games. It felt a little wasted--my own issue but if you have the same concerns this information may help you.

On the plus side the 1.5 hours was at the gym--20 minutes in the locker room because I planted my tush down and forgot to move, 45 minutes on the exercise bike and then the rest in the locker room again. On the plus side I have to say I hardly noticed my biking and was surprised when the time was up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Maybe Not So Good For Touch Kindle April 13, 2012
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I've tried to play this game a couple of times. Gems come from the left side of the upper screen. You need to get them to the column you want them to drop into, with the goal being getting three in a row.

I find it very difficult to maneuver the gems to the right column. I think that may be that this game is just not so easy to work on a Touch Kindle. One with buttons would surely be easier. Or so I think anyway.

It may be me, it may be my Kindle, but this game just isn't fun for me. I gave it three stars due to me not being sure why it doesn't work for me. Would not recommend for anyone with a Touch Kindle.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gem Falls from Amezon March 5, 2012
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I enjoyed this game because the action is on my knowledge ofthe gem falls.
It is mathematically accurate and I know I only play the slow one the relaxed one but is is still fun and anyone wanting play a game they need to start in the relaxed state and learn the fundamentals
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Gem Falls okay March 27, 2012
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I have been playing Gem Falls for about a month. It is somewhat interesting. What it lacks is color and sound for this type of game. The black and white gem images makes it a bit difficult to identify differences, therby creating hesitation. Gem Falls is an okay game.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bad Touch Response on Kindle Touch February 14, 2012
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Gem Falls
This is a new game that is sort of like Tetris. You have to swipe your finger across the top where the gem is located (before it falls) to make it move to the left or right. I found it to be very cumbersome and aggravating to play.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars GEM FALLS April 17, 2012
By C. Newt
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Great game hours of fun. Amazing how you can play without color! had to download to the entire family's kindles.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I can't stop playing this game! February 25, 2013
By Shemom
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I must learn to put my Kindle away at a decent hour!!! I think I'm addicted to this game. I've only had it for two evenings and each night I seem to get so involved that two or more hours pass before I realize it's way past bedtime! Last night, my cat won't stop reaching for my hand (to pet her) and finally I realized it was 2:15AM and I wasn't even sleepy. The greater the challenge, the more intriguing this game becomes. It is really difficult to stop playing. I'll take it to my doctors appointment next time, so the wait doesn't seem so long.
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