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Gem Spinner

by Tiny Bite Games
Rated: All Ages
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)

Price: $2.00
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.4.0
  • Fixed a problem where game was not correctly saved for some users.
  • Faster start-up time.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004JK5X9A
  • Release Date: March 15, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,377 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Swap, spin, and slide the gems until you match three in a row
  • Learn from narrated instructions explaining every aspect of the game
  • Play Practice Mode with no time limits
  • Enjoy 35 levels at varying skill levels
  • Track your best scores and compare with other players all over the world

Product Description
gem spinner
Spin Those Gems, Round and Round

In Gem Spinner, you swap, spin, and slide the gems until you match three in a row. Finagle these beautiful gems to earn points against the clock with each three-way match. Fun to play and aesthetically pleasant, Gem Spinner is a challenging game with an animated, colorful, and well-crafted interface. Please note that Gem Spinner is not optimized for tablets.

Drop and Drag Matching

Gem Spinner isn't your ordinary match-three game. In this unique variation, the gems are arranged inside shapes of different sizes. As you clear away gems, the shapes drop into the cleared area, much like Tetris blocks.

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Are you ready for The Boxer?

Swap adjacent gems to match three in a row. Double tap a gem to spin its shape 180 degrees. Match all the gems in a piece to clear the piece from the board. Drag shapes to empty board spaces to create more match opportunities. Match enough gems to complete the level goal and then continue to swap, spin, and drag to try to clear the entire board.

Practice Makes Perfect

Gem Spinner has two game modes. In Practice Mode, hone your gem spinning skills with no time limits. You can practice on six different boards under no pressure. When you're ready to start spinning for real, try to beat Level One ("The Boxer") with a time limit. As you ascend through the levels, you get less time to finish the boards, and the goals get tougher.

Master the Gems

Gem Spinner features a narrated and animated tutorial, so you'll quickly understand how the game works. Conquer 35 levels that get increasingly difficult. You can also play the boards at various levels of difficulty. Track your score, and compare your skills with others all over the world. Just don't make yourself too dizzy spinning those gems!

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Animated instructions

Technical Details

  • Size: 3.8MB
  • Version: 1.4.0
  • Developed By: Tiny Bite Games
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Write to external storage
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 1.5
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
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Definitely not worth $2 as it is right now. Honestly, I'm not even loving it for free...BUT I'm hoping to see it improve. With a bit 'o polish it could be a really great game.

It's innovative, which is always nice. Yes, it's a jewel game, but it's different than others. It's nothing like Tetris, either, & idk why people are comparing the two. There are Tetris-like shapes that fall into place on their own. Within each shape are gems. You need to match 3 or more by swapping gems, but you can't switch a gem with one outside of its "Tetris shape". You can spin the shape, too, to get gems where they need to go.

Here's what takes away from the game a LOT:
First of all, the game is just plain old ugly, & the graphics are cheap looking. Also, you do nothing to fit the "Tetris shapes" together. They just fall into random places, & at seemingly random times. Spinning them only sits it 1 of 2 ways, & it would be funner if you could do a little more with that aspect. Towards the end of a level there are shapes all spread out & no way to finish the game by fitting them together. You just have to hit advance, so it feels like you never really accomplish or finish anything. Once the pieces are too spread out & no more moves can be made, you just stop & go to the next level. I hate that! I'd love a way to be able to fit the shapes where you want least at the order to try to finish the level as much as possible. Or, if they'd even fit themselves together better.

Idk...there's just something missing! I really think it could be great if it's just fixed up a little bit. Hopefully they continue to improve on it...otherwise, they're not going to make out very well I'm afraid.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Yep it's another gem matching game... August 24, 2011
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... but it's got some interesting new twists. The playfield actually changes as the game progresses, and you can move chunks of it around at will. This makes for some interesting strategic possibilities!

It's an enjoyable game, albeit with a bit of a learning curve.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Betetris August 24, 2011
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Pretty interesting game. Like bejeweled with a tetrisish twist. Instructions are lacking but I caught on pretty quick. Give it a try :)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real "twist" on the Match Three games. August 24, 2011
By Pctech
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Great game idea, and well executed. Works great on my Droid X running 2.3.3. Makes you stop and think about each move.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Addicted Already August 24, 2011
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I am loving this game. I have only been playing 5 minutes and am already enamored. The graphics are simple yet bright, controls are easy and the tutorial is effective. No problems so far with the download or gameplay. HTC EVO

Also, in case you couldn't figure it out, double-tap rotates the block. :)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Cool idea, needs better visuals August 24, 2011
By Paul
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The idea or concept of the game is pretty good, but that's about it. Dev, needs to work in the visuals, graphics, animations, color (they are a little dull). If it gets better visual, I'd definetly recommend it. For free is nice (not good, cool or awesome) just nice. Hope to see a better version, that actually is worth $2.00. Just constructive critisism.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive and Unique February 17, 2013
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This was my go to game for months after I purchased it. It combined a match 3 with a Tetris like puzzle. There are a lot of levels and the challenge lasts even after you repeat them, but eventually I did need to move on. I would highly recommend to anyone who likes match 3 and Tetris style games.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not much to get excited about August 24, 2011
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Does what it advertises for the most part. Decent gameplay if you like this sort of game. Graphics could use some work though. Similar to several other games out there but subpar graphics imo.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely must try!
I wish they would come out with 3 already! This one only got 4 stars, because I downloaded 2 first, and it had a lot better graphics. Read more
Published 2 months ago by SapphireBlues
5.0 out of 5 stars It's worth it
I enjoy the gentle challenge of figuring out the fit to set 3-in-a-row. If I'm stumped (or just a bit lazy) I also appreciate the "hints" to set me on the right... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Localstylemellow
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
was free
Published 8 months ago by M. Mccollum
5.0 out of 5 stars New spin on the match 3 concept
Love this game! Had it on my phone at one time. I was totally thrilled to find out I could download it to my nook HD through Google Play. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Elaine Wallace
2.0 out of 5 stars Broken for Jellybean
I loved this game when I was running Gingerbread. Now that I have Jellybean, I'm disappointed. The app is garbled just like many other programs that haven't had revisions for... Read more
Published 24 months ago by Tobie
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun game
I liked this game but for some reason it has not been working for a while. Haven't been able to figure it out.
Published on April 18, 2013 by A SCHULTZ
5.0 out of 5 stars great
loved the simplicity and challenge all in one, would definitely recommend to kill time or just for fun, all ages
Published on December 22, 2012 by n. tanner
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Game
This is a fun game. Similar to Jewels, which I already like, but with a different twist that I found more entertaining. Read more
Published on December 13, 2012 by Laura Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars adddicting
This is truely addicting. ---but oh so relaxing. It starts out so easy then gets maddening after the 100,000 mark. Great game
Published on September 27, 2012 by Mary Kay Clay
3.0 out of 5 stars GEM SPINNER
This was my favorite game ever, but since the update it sticks when you make a move. I'd give anything to have the old version that even possible? Read more
Published on February 17, 2012 by Penny
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