Review Sky Charms
A refreshing match-three game
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 27 Apr 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Fresh theme, huge levels, gameplay evolves over time
I went into Sky Charms for Android thinking that I was going to think this was just another charmless match-three game similar to the thousands of other match-three games that the Play Store is flooded with. But after spending a bit of time with the game, I can honestly say that this might be one of the most personable match-threes I’ve played. It’s not super refreshing, but if you’re wanting just a straight match-three then this one isn’t a bad choice.
I will say that the aesthetic is probably going to be off-putting for some people. It just looks and feels like a kid’s game - from the graphics right down to the music that plays as you play through the game. But the animations filled with the game are absurdly good. For instance, what you’re trying to do is build a path for water to run through and reach crystals, and it looks really great when you clear a path and watch the water flow through.
You’re not stuck with building paths for water to flow through, though. As you play through the game, you’ll find new objectives pop up, and while they are conceptually similar to objectives that other match-three games use, they feel different because the game hides them under different guises and uses unique assets to make sure they don’t all feel the same.
Sky Charms is a fun match-three that I think any fan would love to have on their phone. The aesthetic feels a little kiddy but I think once you jump into the game and get your feet wet, you won’t care.