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Gem Spinner II

by Tiny Bite Games
Platform: Android Rated: All Ages
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (274 customer reviews)

Price: $1.99
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.5.8
  • 50 more levels! (Total of 150 levels!)
  • Survival Mode survive as long as you can!
  • Flying pieces!
  • Peg pieces!
  • Wild gems!

Product Details

  • ASIN: B005NJ2K6U
  • Release Date: September 16, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (274 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,203 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Play this twist on match-3 puzzle games through 150 unique levels
  • Check out Survival Mode!
  • Try casual or timed mode
  • Earn as many stars as you can for completing a level
  • Track your best scores on each level
  • Enjoy beautiful animated backgrounds

Product Description

Gem Spinner II
Make matches to earn stars
Spin Your Way Around the World

Ready to go on a treasure hunt? Gem Spinner II: Water Quest is the sequel to the hit puzzle game, offering a twist on the traditional "match three" game play. You're a globe-trotting archaeologist trying to restore gems taken from priceless artifacts. How do you do this? Puzzle boards, of course!

Each board contains colored gems encased in pieces of different shapes and sizes. Switch adjacent gems within a piece to line up three or more in a row. They'll vanish and be replaced by more gems. Make as many gem matches as you can to reach a high score on each level.

Piece de Resistance

The twist to Gem Spinner II's game play lies in those pieces. You can move the pieces around and rotate them to make for matches that aren't otherwise possible. That new flexibility is what makes this game special.

But they'll also add complexity to your strategy. Each time you make a gem match, that part of a piece goes dark. If the entire piece is dark, it vanishes completely. Clear away the smaller pieces too early, and you'll be stuck for matches to get rid of the big ones. You'll have to plan your matches carefully to get ahead.

Gem Spinner II
Those pesky suns limit your ability to move pieces
Here Comes the Sun... Unfortunately

But that planning had better be quick, because you're working under a time limit. Take too long, and nasty suns appear to block piece movement and mess up your carefully laid plans.

Fortunately, you can also earn sparkling gems that add ultra-flexible one-cell pieces to the board. You can also use Casual Mode, which turns off the time limit for a more relaxing experience.

Playing Tourist

There are puzzle boards waiting for you all around the world, from the jungles of Central America to the shores of the Caribbean. Complete all levels at one destination to unlock the next. Fifty levels across five locations, all accompanied by beautiful background graphics, will keep up interest for a long time to come.

Earn as many stars as you can on each level, and shoot for that elusive and difficult Perfect award. There are even challenging puzzle levels with set gems and goals that'll really test your mettle!

So what are you waiting for? Those gems aren't going to be matching themselves!

Technical Details

  • Size: 17.1MB
  • Version: 1.5.8
  • Developed By: Tiny Bite Games
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Write to external storage
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.1
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 3 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars First one much better October 25, 2011
I was very excited to see a new version of this game come out. I loved the first one, so I thought this one would be fun too. Its a unique puzzle game, but they took it in the wrong direction. Its way to cutsie and bloated. I have a fairly new and fast phone, but the game was unresponsive at times. It would take way too many taps to get the whole cell to spin. When I matched a gem set it would move just fine, but to make it spin...quick taps, long taps, many would just be hard to get it to spin. And another thing, the irregularly shaped cells that had no way of being spun were annoying. I usually don't like to put down a small game dev, but this is not fun. I put it down after two levels and I still play the first game months later.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining October 25, 2011
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Runs great on my samsung galaxy s2. Its a fun twist of the classic gem spinner game. Nice graphics and very entertainig. Worth paying for it but I got it as the free app of the day. Thanks!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Freeze Xoom Tablet October 25, 2011
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Freezes Xoom Tablet when trying to play the tutorial. Install went OK, however trying to start game at tutorial freezes the tablet. Tried multiple times with same result. Uninstalled.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very nice addictive puzzle game January 8, 2013
By dp
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Simple, easy to learn, progressively difficult puzzle game. Attempting to get full stars on each stage can add additional goals for the obsessive compulsive.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good enough, but too big October 25, 2011
By sland
Nice twist to the overdone 3-in-a-row games. I can see most people deciding between this game and one of the other 20 games on their phone that Amazon has offered as a free app. And even though it takes a different approach, it's still a big file (19MB) and I think that is the deal breaker for me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At first I was ticked I bought it April 19, 2013
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Because I couldn't figure out what the heck I was doing but once I figured you had to do the normal match 3 but not by dragging but by tapping one and swapping the correct gem I had it made...i thought. But the part that had me horn-doggled was how to match any others once the obvious were done. I finally figured it out when I hit the "Hint" button and it told me to double tap any jewel to rotate the piece! Ah HA! After using the Hint button a few times to get the feel for it (I'm playing in casual mode) I finally got it and it's a BLAST!!! And it's a long playing game as there is a button on the bottom right and you change the gem for the rings and it starts fresh all over again.

Playing on a Kindle Fire HD and I highly recommend this game!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars addictive January 1, 2013
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When I uograded my phone to Jelly bean, the app suddenly would not work - I contacted the developer who was very respectful & he was working on an upgrade - he fixed the problem and now it is even better than before - I love puzzle games and jewelry match and this game is both - very unique as well. I can't wait to beat it again :-)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game! December 29, 2012
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Very addictive. A variety of boards keeps things
interesting. Maddening block shapes often make things look simpler than that are.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
I wish I didn't download all these free app of day apps. They just bloat up my phone.
Published 1 month ago by User
5.0 out of 5 stars Love This Game
I am a fan of match 3 games in general but this one is now my favorite. It never feels routine. The unique twist this game places on the match 3 game is so creative that one could... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Christine Peller
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
Love this game,very addictive. Passes the time away and not to hard, glad I brought it for my kindle fire
Published 3 months ago by mandypearce
5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing!
This game is not your usual match 3 game. You also have to rotate and move puzzle pieces to find the matches. Read more
Published 6 months ago by marya
4.0 out of 5 stars OK product
This app was good, but not great. I wouldn't necessarily recommend it, but I also wouldn't tell people not to get it.
Published 9 months ago by Chris Flener
5.0 out of 5 stars favorite app
This is my favorite app...with the latest updates they have so many different combinations and shapes ..trying to get perfect on each 12 year old loves it too.. Read more
Published 11 months ago by anonymous random person
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of levels! Fun and addictive.
I played this game a long time ago on and old phone, and recently installed it on my Google Nexus 4 because I was looking for a good game to play while listening to audiobooks. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Rachel Louise
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Game
After playing the original game for a few years, I purchased the new version with the hope it would be as entertaining. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay game
Downloaded this application as the free app of the day from the Amazon android marketplace, and played it for a day or two before it got old.
Published 13 months ago by Blake
5.0 out of 5 stars it's a steal for $1.99
this is an amazing jewel-matching game. the graphics and animations are great, the music is good and it's straight forward on usability. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Nick
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Help With Gem Spinner II
There's a long hint discussion on the developer's facebook page for the different puzzle levels:
Nov 8, 2011 by Whito |  See all 2 posts
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