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Match jewels, crystals, and gems in Cradle of Empires, a free classic match-3 adventure game in ancient Egypt! Cradle of Empires is a free puzzle game filled with intrigue, Rome magic, and mystery! Brave the desert heat and become a legend as you collect jewels and earn boosters & crystals, elevating yourself and your new empire to greater heights! Cradle of Empires is a story-driven, challenging match - 3 adventure filled with incredible features such as… - Unique Gameplay:match gems, meet new friends, rebuild an ancient Rome, fight the brewing plot of a dark sorcerer, and uncover a gripping story as you solve puzzles. - Ancient Mysteries: many secrets hide in the desert sands, from the ever-vigilant sphinx that watches over all, to the massive gate that looms over the Egypt. You must explore the unknown, and uncover the truth that has remained hidden for centuries… - Intriguing storyline: you’ll become immersed in a spell-binding story filled with unexpected twists, unique characters, pharaoh, and thrilling quests. - Brain Teasers and Riddles: enjoy 6 different match-3 modes, with challenges ranging from super puzzling brain - teasers to classic casual gameplay. As you explore and unlock new levels & combination, you’ll stretch your puzzle-solving skills to the max. - Magical Boosts: as you win levels, you’ll find mythical artifacts, strange crystals, magical jewels, and blessed relics that will aid you in your quest. Match and play to earn powerful bonuses, combination and rewards! - Best Friends: make new friends along the way who will help you on your journey. The city is full of unique and fun characters, and as you work diligently to rebuild their city, they’ll become loyal to you and help whenever and wherever they can. - Story Quests: unlock special side quests and stories that give you insight into your new friends, as well as the lore surrounding the recovering city. - Frequent Updates: our team works diligently to release new updates filled with new content for you to play and enjoy! Follow us on our many social media channels to keep updated on all the fun stuff coming your way! …and more! Cradle of Empires is a fun, casual game that you can play anytime, anywhere! With gameplay that can be enjoyed both offline and online, with or without wifi, this game set in ancient Egypt and Rome is an instant addicting pastime. Match jewels, gather crystals, earn rewards, and follow the story in this free match-3 adventure that will keep you coming back for more. Uncover the heartbreaking story at the core of this epic quest as you defeat the evil sorcerer and become the pharaoh to your very own empire! Cradle of Empires is a free to play match-3 jewels game but some optional in-app items will require payment. Stay tuned for the latest news and updates! Lots of challenges await! Join us on: facebook.com/cradleofempires Find us on: facebook.com/awemgames Have more fun: awem.com
Fun but greedy
by Infidelle on 2020/11/22 07:43
Love the game but am rage quitting because the more you advance the more you find you are one win away from accomplishing something and the pressure to buy more diamonds. No real way to win significant number of diamonds either
Stop!
by Jimsgranma on 2020/11/19 14:43
One of my favorite games and I’ll keep playing but less and less until you drive me completely away. Every change/update you do means something has to be purchased in order to accomplish something. You have to wait until certain levels to upgrade a building, you’ve limited the number of resources that can be stored, you need the emeralds more and more to accomplish a level...lord knows what this newest update is going to take away or require! Enough already!
Many levels undoable
by rerooted on 2020/11/19 04:10
When the level becomes too difficult, one looses interest in the game. Need to increase turns to move in more difficult levels. Give more bonuses in between to increase the interest and excitement. Some gems should be free if one earns some particular no. In piggy bank.
Greed reigns supreme!
by Modoc Rose on 2020/11/18 21:58
I loved this game and got my husband hooked. He had over a million resources in each category and you dropped them to 60k each to “play the game right.” That amounts to theft when you consider many BUY resources. It’s such a shame that greed has turned an exceptional game into another greed machine. We spent thousands per year that you won’t get. Good job.
Empires
by Coles1452 on 2020/11/13 15:27
It’s a challenge. I like it.
Candor
by Bank 1st on 2020/11/12 17:41
Nice!
Cowboy
by couteaucop on 2020/11/06 23:50
It’s too slow
Glenda Hollis
by Glenda lee Hollis on 2020/11/04 18:52
After I got the jest of the game I like it!
New update crashes game when loading and playing
by raftermattie on 2020/11/02 18:20
Please fix the update. Reading the recent reviews, there are a lot of us crashing after the latest iOS game update.
Deleted my Days played
by LadyOno on 2020/10/30 14:38
I was playing this game everyday to get to the 365 day reward and had 20+ days to go and it deleted my days and started over again so I couldn’t get the prize Not playing everyday anymore
New update is terrible
by AllieQuinn on 2020/10/30 04:26
I’ve played this game for many years across multiple platforms. Spent a lot of money on it. They’ve made changes I’ve liked, some I wasn’t fond of...but really, the new resource cap and stealing all the resources we worked for years to get is it for me. I’m uninstalling it tonight.
Like it so far
by Cracker Dee on 2020/10/29 23:56
So far it’s fun
Can’t wait!
by CG teaches TX on 2020/10/29 16:49
Can’t wait for each update! I’ve played this game for years and I’ve never run out of new things to enjoy. New levels, new challenges, new characters, new buildings, new friends..,the list goes on!
You have almost impossible odds with certain games..
by $!Sparky!$ on 2020/10/28 00:48
They are literally impossible to beat unless you spend money. These games should be able to be played without having to spend any money at all. But you make it impossible to continue unless you spend money. Are you lose several games progress. You should be ashamed of yourselves.
Money grab
by Kostrat on 2020/10/27 16:08
Game progress extremely slow unless you spend money on gems, etc.
Only one flaw
by Jsw3878 on 2020/10/25 17:43
Great game only one flaw......energy points run out too fast and game ends. Would be nice if energy points were higher when you win a level to make it so you could play longer...
Cradle of Empires
by Kawaii1966 on 2020/10/24 10:18
I just started to play this and I do like the game, but it is hard to grasp what I'm supposed to be doing and all. I also wish that the info wouldn't disappear so fast! It's hard to understand.
Buy Buy buy is all,
by wrdthaut on 2020/10/22 16:43
If you want gems or other help it’s you have to buy.. Game is impossible to gain anything. This is ridiculous Deleting it.
Fun and free what more do you want?
by brandywine9 on 2020/10/19 20:13
I am enjoy this game but I don’t know how to play it. Wish it would be more information on what to do next. Other than that it’s a great way to pass the time. I will give it a 4 stars. That all I have to say.
Not Good
by Fajaco56 on 2020/10/17 03:26
Worked really hard to build up resources and now these resources were ALL taken away with the latest update and you are only allowed a maximum amount of 200,000. This is just not right after spending lots of time and effort to accumulate the resources you do for a reason!!!! Will find another game to play in the future.
Limited resources for more money to be spent
by evamari0420 on 2020/10/16 15:23
Wow! After all the resources we’ve all collected over the years, just like that, (poof)and it’s gone! Bye-eee!!! 👋
Limiting resources
by @#1234568790 on 2020/10/16 13:06
Ever since you limited resources, why bother to log in, or spin the wheel, or purchase anything you don’t get rewarded. Part of this game is to see your resources grow. When your coins, materials, and food is limited no fun anymore.
New game
by kimster883 on 2020/10/14 00:32
I have truly enjoyed playing my new found game
Review
by cdenhar on 2020/10/12 19:54
I loved this game but hate it now. It was so wrong to take all of our resources away just to make us buy more. I’ve played for quite awhile but cannot afford it anymore. Thanks for ruining it
Takes so long to progress!
by MmeCyn on 2020/10/11 10:51
Fun game, except that it is impossible to progress! I have been building the Bastet Idol, sphinx, and cavern for more than two weeks now. I keep playing trying to get a particular item to complete the set, but when I win, I get something else that does not help. Even when I havea spell to increase the likelihood of finding an object. So frustrating!
Upset
by giner51 on 2020/10/10 02:32
This used to be a fun game. It has change so much that it is getting stressful to play. I find that I am playing it less and less
New update awful
by juje2 on 2020/10/09 20:00
I deleted the game because you took away most of my resources in the last update. I really liked the game but won’t play anymore because this really frustrated me. Totally not fair!
Latest update
by KDAllison on 2020/10/08 11:02
The latest update is terrible. I had so many resources that are GONE!
Frustrating
by Tanalee59 on 2020/10/07 14:33
Can’t progress in the “FREE” game unless you purchase in game gems or boosters. Winning the level means nothing as the drops don’t drop after winning the level several times over multiple days. It “FRIENDLY HELP” is an unveiled attempt to get you to part with you money. I like the mechanics of the game, but the fact I can’t progress forward is forcing me to uninstall the game.
Resources Gone!
by Dolly_511 on 2020/10/07 00:53
Why have you limited the resources and taken away those earned. What’s the point of playing?
Game
by N J S F on 2020/10/06 15:38
I am 75 old. I enjoying this game . I had stroke and seizure this game not hard to following. Cat paw game I first what do I it ??? Thank you
Not happy
by nyob12 on 2020/10/06 06:54
It doesn’t let you end the game
Took away my coins, bricks and food, I had collected
by Scoobyh4 on 2020/10/04 22:56
New update is terrible, 10-2020
Eliminate all your pop ups
by Mesig8 on 2020/10/04 15:35
This game would be a lot easier to get into playing if I didn’t have to sit through at least a dozen pop up messages and very time I open the app. Just create a Notification Center or something, because shuffling through the constant messages just to get to the game deters me from even opening your app. Consolidate. Annoy less. Get more investment from your users.
Empire
by Gemom on 2020/10/04 03:00
I was playing the game because it relaxed me. Now you are changing things with the items you collect trying to get me to play the games your way. You have lost me and my money because of greed.
Descending into mediocrity...
by Codymaxx on 2020/10/03 18:12
....one update at a time. I was a long time paying devotee of this game but each update over the the years has taken away another of the aspects that made it great. In addition, resources accumulated and strategies planned over years can be (and have been) taken away with a single capricious update or change in rules. CoE may be to your liking at a moment in time but I advise strongly against wasting too much time or any money if you’re looking at the long term. Way too unpredictable. Best to steer clear.
Limited resources - BIG mistake!!!
by xLosty on 2020/10/03 17:30
I’ve been playing for years and collected nearly a million of each resource- earning the achievement and using them to try to finish levels on the ship and the cave and trying to do the Sphinx. Not anymore. Thanks for nothing!!!
Went from good to please stop
by Burninhelen on 2020/10/02 02:06
I’ve been playing for YEARS. The devs have progressively gotten greedier and more stingy as the years go on. Limited resources? Resources didn’t even help you in the game. Resources are for when you run out of regular energy and still want to play so you go to the cave or ship (to get the sky stones which I’ve been trying to collect for oh, 2 or 3 years now). Also, energy got very stingy too- gone is the bonus when you reach next level. And I’ve seen the devs say you get more energy the higher level you are (BARELY & what they don’t say is how it takes over 24 hours to recharge it) You should also be able to use free/earned energy on your own time, like with the 1 hour chargers. I think this latest update is the straw that finally broke the camels back. It’s actually a favor because I shouldn’t be spending money every weekend on crystals anyways.
Not liking the update
by Ladypuzzler on 2020/10/02 01:25
Limiting my resources... that’s quite unfair I had 100,00’s of all resources... 500,000, over 300,000.... and now I get 40000... this has been one of my fav games, esp during Covid.... but now, I feel scammed and all my hard work taken away....
Resources
by Goober36 on 2020/10/02 00:51
Not happy that you stole our resources.
Recent Changes
by YBN18 on 2020/10/01 23:46
The recent changes to limit resources and taking away all of the resources that I had earned over years of playing is making me rethink this game. I loved playing this game. Do you think that by limiting resources people will start buying them? I won’t - I’ll find another game to enjoy instead.
Are you kidding?
by Little Miss Rio on 2020/10/01 11:06
Now that coins, tomatoes & bricks have been drastically reduced, there is no point in playing the Sphinx.
Not a good move
by MZCHILD on 2020/10/01 06:12
Why did you reduce the amount f supplies we an have??? It was earned and makes me unhappy that it was taken away for no reason
Done
by qmpzwmox on 2020/09/30 23:56
Always found parts of the game a bit frustrating; basically changes the rules as you play, but today’s update that took millions of stored resources....I’m done. I’ve played for a couple of years, but there are too many other games that are as good. Later!
Update was awful
by nonamesarleftapparently on 2020/09/30 22:56
Yesterday I would have given 5 stars. ‘Update’ today took millions of resources I have worked many months to collect. No real reason to even check in throughout the day as I used to since I’m at the (very low) max of what I can collect. Not fun anymore. Very disappointed
So disappointed
by goodbyeresources on 2020/09/30 21:57
I’ve been playing this game for two years now it is such a fun game but today when they updated the game I was so disappointed I had over 1 million resources I have saved all my resources so I can build a great city but they took my resources and left me with 62,785 resources I know they have new levels and newQuest and magical door to open but do they have to take my resources I worked so hard to accumulate my resources now I have to start all over I’m so disappointed I almost cried
Empires
by kimrenea1 on 2020/09/30 21:08
I hate the new update. I hate the limit on stored items. If you don’t change it I will quit playing the game😡
Limited Resources
by player20854 on 2020/09/30 20:19
Why would you limit resources? Argh! Not happy about that. Less incentive to play now. A shame, cause till now this has been my favorite game. 😢
Stingy
by TFB45 on 2020/09/30 19:48
The stingy game just got parsimonious.
Latest update
by oneyearplus on 2020/09/30 18:25
Disagree whole-heartedly with resource limitation (accumulated well over a million of each by playing regularly). Now it’s limited to 1/10 of that and apparently the remainder is lost:( Also... any / all bonuses should have an option to ‘save’ instead of being forced to use upon receiving. Overall... it is enjoyable to play, but hope the above is at least considered.
Empires
by Scorpion king🦂 on 2020/09/27 19:41
Why you, my friends started my game from the beginning. The only thing I’ve done was to change devices. It’s ridiculously unfair
Good game!
by Emmosb on 2020/09/27 17:37
I’m enjoying this game.
Time to give up!
by stardap on 2020/09/24 01:46
Glitchy, crashes regular. Keeps asking to agree to privacy policy then, a screen comes up admitting there is a problem on their side. I’m losing momentum on weekend contest (paws), frustrated with writing in constantly about the problem, I have plenty of iPad memory, I don’t play through FB, I use updated software (on iPad), I have the latest updated game version. The last time this happened a few days ago, the team was responsive with possible solutions, but here it is happening again. It’s frustrating! Please handle it! Ty
Difficult to get anywhere in this game
by Janeyaja on 2020/09/12 23:53
I love playing the game, but I’m tired of getting nowhere fast. If you win a game, that should not take away another turn. Way to slow moving. I’ve spent a fortune and still haven’t gotten very far. I guess I’ll just quit while I’m behind.
Empires game
by any which way but loose on 2020/09/12 18:14
Your game with the “so called minor fixes” has not improved the game experience at all. It is never any fun when it doesn’t allow you to win once in awhile.very disappointed!!!😡
Cradle
by xpennsv on 2020/09/11 22:53
There really needs to be an opt out for the cat paws not everyone enjoys it
This game is NOT what I want bought
by zckfs on 2020/09/08 05:44
I purchased this game from an ad in another game. So far, this game looks nothing like the part of the game I saw in the ad! I can already tell that this game is one of those that you have to pay money to progress and, I’ll likely never see the part of the game I saw in the ad. I’m going to cut my losses and dump this game.
Like the action, but
by ragnarb23 on 2020/09/07 15:13
Like the action and the graphics, but I get bothered by the town building in between plays. Just action junkie me.
Really Gorgeous
by thundergirl1234 on 2020/09/06 05:25
In the Match-3 Section ! Thank you !✨💜🥳💜✨
Fun
by Molli717 on 2020/09/04 19:25
Like playing this game, its fun
So frustrating
by The Prof67 on 2020/09/04 17:31
The puzzles are fun the first 100 times you do them. 😒 It is nearly impossible to progress in this game without paying money, which I will not do. Leveling up takes forever. Items you need to get new buildings are not available unless you purchase them. You typically have to play a game 12-14 times before the promised reward item actually drops. All in all there are better puzzle games out there. This one is just an exercise in frustration.
MONOTONOUS, TEDIOUS AND POINTLESS
by Macscake on 2020/09/04 02:52
I have been playing this game for years. Every six months or so I write the developers to voice my complaints about the game because it has only gotten worse as time has gone by. It has been at least three years of me trying to be patient and see if they truly listen to the players. NO THE DO NOT. This truly is the ABSOLUTE WORST MATCH 3 GAME I’VE EVER PLAYED! It forces you to lose repeatedly just to try to force the player to use their real money to buy just to try to force the player to use their real money to buy bonuses or spells to pass the quest. Players only win the item they’re playing for 1 out of 20 tries; and that is winning tries! It doesn’t even count all the times you were forced to lose! The developers also made this game so monotonous, tedious, and pointless because they force you to keep playing the same level repeatedly, hoping you will use bonuses to pass the quest because you can’t stand to play it anymore. The story lines are impossible to follow because they aren’t told in chronological order. AT ALL. The stories are so random that they are idiotic. The event are ratchet! You have to buy an EXTREMELY LARGE AMOUNT OF ENERGY AND BONUSES, AND PLAY ALL DAY EVERY DAY TO WIN. This is so sad and despicable. This really used to be a fun game. Unfortunately the developers have COMPLETELY ruining it. DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME ON THIS GAME!!!!
Annoying
by crowscall on 2020/09/03 22:54
This is a fun game and I enjoy playing it. Sure do wish the devs would figure out a way to allow the game to update in the background. If it were quick, it wouldn’t be a problem but it’s so slow. And, I can’t switch to another app while it’s doing it. Constant and SLOW updating and the fact that it updates once or twice a day is super annoying.
Not as fun anymore
by Trapstar26 on 2020/09/03 19:08
Good fun but don’t recommend buying anything. Game purposely has you lose so you have to purchase crystals and items. Have seen it far too frequently over the years
app stopped working
by Babuyanisland on 2020/09/02 11:29
app stopped working
If you don’t take it too seriously...
by pur16794567045 on 2020/09/01 00:48
Much like everyone else stated, it’s near impossible to get chargers to finish collections. They’re NEVER in the buildings suggested and after learning my lesson and trying 20-30 times and still not netting anything, I just play for fun. I suspect that it’s so gamers will spend money to buy things, but this is only a game so...why would I spend hard earned money? I save that bills and food. So as long as you go in with the expectation that you’ll never complete a collection, it’s a good way to pass some time. Also, they give out the unlimited 15/30 minutes like candy, but you can’t bank it, so most of the time I’m not even getting the chance to use it. Lastly, I’d like to be able to opt out/ in of the Paws game. I usually don’t want to play.
Terrible
by CCW1959 on 2020/08/30 00:43
This is the most stupid game I’ve ever seen. How do you dare to measure a persons IQ based on finding shapes that match. Have you even thought about how a person feels, especially children, who aren’t very good at this game? They must be feeling like their stupid when they most likely aren’t. Where is your research data that proves this? I would bet everything I have that you have no data whatsoever. Get rid of the measuring of IQ’s. It looks like a good game and you don’t need that part. Please, anyone who reads this, don’t take this game seriously. The measuring of IQ’s is a very complicated test involving doctors. It’s the developers of this game who are stupid!!
wow
by Mouse24emt on 2020/08/28 20:34
can’t stop playing, always something new!
Fun game
by TKM6885 on 2020/08/27 03:09
This is an awesome game. I am not a big fan of the skulls or the “small spotlight highlighted” games as it’s difficult for me to focus. Also, it takes longer than I’d like to obtain the green jewels. Overall, I’m enjoying most of the game.
My game
by tomicho on 2020/08/27 02:43
I love this game I can’t stop playing
Review
by gi :) gi on 2020/08/27 01:21
Great game
Fun!
by tiptoeGSXR on 2020/08/26 04:30
A little mindless, but it makes the time go fast!
Cash
by Stinsongurl on 2020/08/25 23:44
The game is fun. Except no matter how much I win I’m still required to spend cash!
💥💥💥Love this game💥💥💥
by CRASH MOM on 2020/08/25 19:20
Great game....it gets better and better the more you play. Graphics are amazing 😉
UPDATING a constantly at 20 min each time
by Kathyin29 on 2020/08/24 03:43
I would give 5 stars but its beginning to seem like half my game time is spent updating. I love the game play but hate waiting (3 times today) for game to update. At about 20 minutes wait each time, I’m considering looking for a different game. The only reason I haven’t is the time and money I’ve already invested in this one.
Empire
by St. A and Me on 2020/08/23 04:59
Very relaxing game to play. Fun game for everyone!
Frustrating
by chdjfbdjdj on 2020/08/23 00:38
More frustrating than fun. I enjoyed it at first but just found myself getting upset that it takes so much “energy” to play a level, you hardly ever get anything you need, and then it takes a very long time to build up more “energy” to play again. This one is a delete for sure.
Replenish
by Ziphie on 2020/08/22 21:08
It used to replenish your tokens every 24 hrs it no longer does for me. It happens maybe if I’m lucky once every 3 months unless of course I reach my goal ! Spending money to achieve the same means of really no gain . Not any more. Once in a great while I will but not like I used to.
Muy pesado
by zetmira on 2020/08/21 19:47
Cada actualización está más pesado este juego, demora mucho para abrir de lo pesado que está.
Change game mode
by awem player on 2020/08/21 19:27
The game doesn’t play well unless a player is willing to spend money. It was advertised as free. I tossed the dice to change game mode and it did not change.
Political ads
by Wizard1198 on 2020/08/19 04:22
I sent a message the last time I played regarding the political ads that are being sent with this game. I played the game to basically get away from some of the real world situations, including the politics of today, and you all have decided to include politics in with this game. For that reason I will no longer be playing cradle of empires. If you can’t keep politics out of this game then my only choice will be to not play it. If I could give you no stars I would do that.
Not fun
by just another of your crap on 2020/08/17 19:24
Since last upgrade the game is not fun. When it gets to the very last move it closes. I used to love this game and played it every day. The other thing is I absolutely HATE that stupid pig! I have no interest in the points and don’t use them. It’s very annoying to have that stupid pig come on the screen.
Problems with the game
by greabdma on 2020/08/12 16:56
Why is the game so hard when Is get to the end I hate the grass and they don’t give you enough moves but otherwise I love this game
Good
by bhigrxgko on 2020/08/11 19:43
Really good
Review
by needmypasswords on 2020/08/11 00:05
Gets too difficult as you progress. You can’t win unless you spend money for help.
Empires
by DebbyJean on 2020/08/08 20:22
I’d would’ve given it a higher rating but you put your political ads on not cool.
Game is crashing all the time
by BruJenNSB on 2020/08/07 18:00
Hi, developer. So I have been playing this for a long time, and suddenly, after the last upgrade, it crashes like crazy. I have sent in several error reports without getting any upgrade/bug fixes. Just as it crashes, the music starts skipping a bunch, then it goes down...it even happens when typing an error report. It seems to me that the glitch may be in the music. After it crashes several times in a row, I get frustrated and quit. Could you look into this current glitch? Thanks
Great Match 3 but...
by Ella9404 on 2020/08/02 19:32
I have been playing this game for some time but as I progress it is becoming more frustrating. The 3 minute wait for a single energy point has made playing at higher levels tedious. Since some puzzles now take 34 or 35 points, that’s a wait of nearly 2 hours to play one 2 minute puzzle. Thoroughly enjoy the game but I believe the time has come to move on. Was really hoping something would change to make energy regen quicker at higher levels. I’m constantly out of energy after playing for under 1 hour. Thank you.
No Win
by zers21 on 2020/07/30 14:59
Unless you spend loads of $$$$ there is no winning. Horrible
Seekers
by aaaqqqbbb on 2020/07/29 20:27
Es mi favorito
Love this game
by #pamd on 2020/07/24 17:49
I love playing this game in the evening it’s so relaxing. I’m so tired of television and this keeps my mind active.
Not much fun
by chateacher on 2020/07/19 17:36
I’m not enjoying the game. It is very limited. Where are the opportunities for unlimited lives? Where are the free bonuses? This looks like a trap to spend money and out it in your pocket. Would never recommend.
Nice Idea / Bad Rewards
by Apple News Reader 1138 on 2020/07/17 02:43
Nice general concept however, the reward system is more of a middle finger to the player than a reward. Example: when you gain a level you gain more energy which should allow you to play more and for longer but you need to spend energy to play a board and the cost of the energy needed to play goes up as your level goes up. It’s a wash - the designers must think players are stupid. Also, the rewards for defeating a level are very sparse; it would be like having to pay $10 to play a single game at a carnival and after three try’s and $30 later you win a single dollar.
Empires
by valleygold615 on 2020/07/14 18:39
Great game!
Game is good but..
by Perkins412 on 2020/07/13 22:11
Game is good and provides “hour” of entertainment, that’s if you have enough energy to keep playing.. as you progress the levels become really hard, sometimes if I get one win out of 10 plays it’s consider a good day. That being said I do enjoy this game a lot! There is one thing that constantly piss me off: the in-game pop ups are becoming more and more unbearable!! When you load the game, there’re at least 10 pop ups and promotions to close before you can actually play.. super annoying!! Can we do something about that?? If I closed it once it should just stay on the sidebar, a reminder pop up before the time runs out is more than sufficient!!
Too much back and forth.
by nefousjhuihef8awuhgu8aw on 2020/07/13 18:31
I t is very hard to keep playing the puzzles, when after each one, screen comes up telling me the same thing about what each puzzle will achieve at the hut, the fields, etc. It is very boring having to go back and forth. I wish it could be turned off.
Fun game but I hate the energy
by Baby perry on 2020/07/13 16:46
I like the game but loosing energy to play even when you beat the level is just getting people to spend jews/ money on your game. If I want to play a game for 15 minutes every couple of hours then it’s good.
Cradle of Empires
by PJ 18 on 2020/07/11 20:25
Great game
Can’t open
by Ddkillen on 2020/07/09 20:26
I really like this game. Since the update today, I can’t get it to open.
need help understanding
by Christmass blue on 2019/10/19 13:52
Good morning , i have played your game for years ! and never had a diffic i have played this gamesince almost the first day , why dont you ever increase your power ups , you keep making the game harder but you offer no assistance !!!! and now with the paws game we struggle to reach a level , we go away to let more power increaseso we can play again , and you dont stand by the level we have attained !!!!! what ever level we reach we sgould stand at , notcone bavk three hours laterti find we have fallen down ten or more levels abd on,y receive the smallest of prizes !!!! unfair , i am very dissatisfied changeit !!!!played this game since almost the verytime with up dating , but this time i am , please advise , you are my favorite game by far ! Thank i dont even know if you see thes m but mu ipad is ipdated and your game wont play if i have to delete and startover it will be for the third time ,!!! please advise What in hey is going on folks is there anyone there , your updates is aloop , it doesnot work !!!!
Fun and frustrating
by KellyofVA on 2018/06/20 06:05
This is a game to play in spare time, and instead of focusing on completing collections, I would complete the puzzles within the areas of the village. Much more fulfilling and doable. I am beginning to believe the only way to complete the collections is to buy them, and not win them. And yes, it takes a long time to charge enough lives to play. Expect to let it sit for at least 8 hours to get almost, not all, 350 lives (my current stage). As you progress further, you will need to use the bonus chargers to complete puzzles. I found I have to use them 75% of the time, otherwise, you will use all the lives to play a puzzle, and most likely get no where. And, many times, after completing a puzzle, you may not get the reward hidden in it. You will have to play it and successfully complete the puzzle at least 3x more to get it. I like the game, but you do feel like the rewards are small when you win a lot. I agree with other reviewers too, you should not lose your lives if you win the puzzle. It takes so long to recharge, it would only seem fair since you cannot get the rewards easily anyway when you win. There really is no give in this game. Play when you can (I check in every day just so I don't lose the daily gifts which at week's end, gives something bigger), but do not buy anything. You will end up spending a lot for your frustration, and only have to spend more as you reach higher levels. Good luck!
Newly disappointed.
by Dixiegirl4fun on 2020/07/08 02:46
There are so many things that I love about this game. That’s why I stay a play. But the issues I have are 1. The infinity times of 15 and 30 and 60 minutes you have changed from being able to store and play when I can—- this is a change for the negative! Quite often I don’t have that time to be in the game for that time— Boo on the change. 2. Also one of the best gifts about the infinity play time was the beautiful gift of filling to total time of play when done with the infinity time. You want us to play right?!?! So let us play!!!!! I can’t afford to spend my money much on gaming— but when I can I spend it with you—- so when I run out of play time I leave the game to play other games that don’t charge me time in the game to play!!! With them it’s unlimited time all the time!!!! Why dose the all mighty dollar have to drive me from my favorite game?!?!?! Boo on the change!!! 3. My third problem is the cost again in every thing!!! Again the all mighty dollar again!!!! I spend my money in your game on cheaters so I can complete a puzzle!! I have spent a lot of money with poor return for it— if everyone that plays spends as much as my small amount I can afford —- y’all are very rich!!!!!! So Boo on the cost!! And the changes made to the best and only worthy gift of winning time to play. Why, why, why do you limit the playing of your game??????
Backup on the Tundra
by patvoss4663 on 2018/10/04 20:06
This game is mildly entertaining... but it has some major issues that make it more frustrating than fun. 1. As you go along, you may need a certain object to move ahead. And, you may be told you have to complete a certain puzzle to get that object. But that's not what happens. Instead you get either an object you don't need or a couple of points to extend your life (and I am talking 2 or 3). You can be directed to puzzle after puzzle for the object you want, but it may take 15 or 25 tries to finally get the right puzzle for the right object (once, it took me 26 winning attempts to get the object I needed). 2. To move forward, you have to complete object sets. But don't be fooled, you're also required to collect ancillary objects that you must stumble upon in play. You can click on "find" and you will be directed to a puzzle that will give you all indications that if you win, you get one of these ancillary objects, but it's a lie. In all the time I've fallen for this ploy, I have never once found the object needed to complete the set. So what happens? Well, if you're anything like me, you end up with scads of unfinished sets, and a thin hope that some day one of them will be completed. In the end, I've given up on making any real progress and have opted for the thrill of completing a puzzle or two. If you can adopt the same attitude, the game ain't bad.
Beware: An Extremely Frustrating Game
by Knighttime Blues on 2017/11/25 18:36
Let's start with the good: beautiful graphics, good music, nice logic puzzles that can provide a fun intellectual challenge in bite size chunks of time. Now the bad, which takes a little explanation: to advance and open up new puzzles you need to complete collections of items. You win items by completing levels. The problem is that there is no guarantee that you will get the item you played the level to get, even if you win. So let's say you have 11 of 12 items needed to complete a collection; the game tells you to play a particularly difficult level to win the item (I struggle with timed levels and hate the blitz setting); you win the level, but there is a greater than 50/50 chance that you don't get the item (you might even get a pretty much worthless prize, like a fraction of the energy you spent on playing the level, which just rubs salt in the wound). This robs you of the feeling of satisfaction that most games give you for winning the level. Of course, you can relieve the frustration by spending real money to buy the item. I assume that's what the developers designed for. But be careful if you do buy in-game currency. It's way too easy to spend it by mistake. Given the careful attention paid to design elsewhere in the game, I suspect that's also deliberate.
MONOTONOUS, TEDIOUS AND POINTLESS
by Macscake on 2020/09/04 02:52
I have been playing this game for years. Every six months or so I write the developers to voice my complaints about the game because it has only gotten worse as time has gone by. It has been at least three years of me trying to be patient and see if they truly listen to the players. NO THE DO NOT. This truly is the ABSOLUTE WORST MATCH 3 GAME I’VE EVER PLAYED! It forces you to lose repeatedly just to try to force the player to use their real money to buy just to try to force the player to use their real money to buy bonuses or spells to pass the quest. Players only win the item they’re playing for 1 out of 20 tries; and that is winning tries! It doesn’t even count all the times you were forced to lose! The developers also made this game so monotonous, tedious, and pointless because they force you to keep playing the same level repeatedly, hoping you will use bonuses to pass the quest because you can’t stand to play it anymore. The story lines are impossible to follow because they aren’t told in chronological order. AT ALL. The stories are so random that they are idiotic. The event are ratchet! You have to buy an EXTREMELY LARGE AMOUNT OF ENERGY AND BONUSES, AND PLAY ALL DAY EVERY DAY TO WIN. This is so sad and despicable. This really used to be a fun game. Unfortunately the developers have COMPLETELY ruining it. DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME ON THIS GAME!!!!
Review
by Elysheva37 on 2019/06/14 09:20
I would have given this game more stars but I am getting sick of all these “free” games that end up costing over and over. I would rather spend ten dollars on a game than having to buy extra coins, fruits, potions, etc. just to make it through a level. I don’t mind when the game is difficult and I have to try a level for a few hours until I can pass but after trying that and still having to buy things in order to make it to the next level just feels like you are trying to play me out of all my money on this “free” game which I guess you are. Maybe you should give people a choice between buying the game for one set price which will include all the coins and trinkets you will need to play the entire game or doing it the way you do now. I get it, you want to make money and it is a much easier to get people to pay tiny amounts many times than one bigger amount all at once. Remember though, some of us are parents and are not just buying for ourselves. You would get a lot more money out of me if I could buy the game for more money and not have to buy sets of helpers throughout the game. Elysheva Zalewski
Enjoyable but after months frustrated
by Beckyemens on 2018/01/21 21:26
I have really enjoyed the but after trying for MONTHS to complete collections of items... Ihave become too frustrated to continue. The item to complete a collection can be bought... but I’m not going to do that. Over the last year..... literally... I have completed one collection. Have played for months to complete a collection by winning one item. The game points me the specific place to have a chance for winning the needed item. I play and win but the needed item for completing the collection is not there. After doing this for over a year... literally, I decided that item can only attained if purchased. I agree with concept but needed item to complete a collection should eventually be won. It shouldn’t take even close to a year to win.
Random
by Husker*56 on 2018/08/07 06:39
I’ve discussed my frustration with this game because it never gives you what you need. Every time the developer response is that the items dropped are random. I used to be a programmer and I know for a fact that computers can’t do anything random unless it is programmed in using a formula. Your formula determines whether I get the items I need. I had the same problem in another game. A tower had six items that could drop which if the odds were equal I would get the item 1/6 of the time but I was getting it 1/50 of the time because the programmers had stacked the odds against that item! Another problem is getting the items that drop down after a match that will help you keep matching. One of the original match 3 games was called Bejeweled and it had a Zen version that always had the things drop down to give you more matches. You could play ten hours straight if you wanted. Your game makes sure that the drop downs are things that won’t give you a good match. Once again games are supposed to be fun but you design yours to be torture! Please make it fun!
Gems
by pjscitygrl on 2020/04/12 03:25
The “piggy bank” of gems fills quickly, but the cost is much too high despite their discount. I will spend a buck or two without thinking about it, but paying $12 for jewels that could easily be used up before the day is completed, proves to be too cost prohibitive. Especially since you have to buy everything with those gems. Also, the “prize” after completing one of the multi-layered challenges was some unlimited play time — for 15 minutes! Really, guys?? Instead of a piggy bank, which is a bit lame as so many other games use that incentive, what about being able to earn a period of time when all gems earned by completing levels goes right into our resources instead of the piggy bank. Maybe every time we have unlimited playing time, the gems go right to us. Now THAT would be an incentive worth considering. Especially if there were fairly frequent opportunities to earn the unlimited playing time. And what’s with not being able to “find” relics in some levels despite having three stars and uncovering every single block multiple times?
Entertaining game
by dodecahedra on 2019/12/10 11:53
I usually pick up this game when I’m waiting for someone and have a few minutes. For me, it’s perfect for that situation, and I like the idea of building up the world - it adds a new dimension to these types of “Candy Crush” games. There are two things that I find frustrating though - I find the number of pop-ups when I start the game to be annoying. Sometimes I have to close a handful or more things telling about new events and other new aspects of the game. Sometimes dialogue is then interspersed with these pop-ups - which when I only have a few minutes to play, can be annoying. The other issue for me is the night mode - I think it’s more of an inconvenience than anything. It’s possible to still see the rest of the game board that’s not lit up, and i find it more annoying than fun to play night mode — so I usually just don’t play levels that are currently set to night mode.
Improve play for higher levels
by M G seo on 2018/06/03 17:06
Played this game for several years. At level100+, it’s hard to progress. Have over 110 collections waiting for chargers. I runout of energy several times a week while trying to get the Daily lotus done. I like the daily lotus quests and the challenging puzzles. Also, don’t mind spending money on gems if I need some bonuses. I have some suggestions to improve playability at higher levels. increase charger drop rate and/or add a spell to do this Replace resources and energy with bonus and spells on the wheel of fortune and sphinx - getting coins, supplies, or food is annoying as I have about 1 million of each resource At level 100+, bump the energy bar to 1000 total. Better rewards for completing high level achievements - 10 gems at 5 stars is kind of a ripoff after playing months and months. Totems need to drop more bonuses or allow to be upgraded more often. They used to drop more bonus like 3 hammers at a time, but upgrading at higher levels just seems to get you another set of 1 bonus additional. Add a monthly subscription that gives out some gems each day with a weekly bonus. $4.99 a month or less would be a good price for me. The gems/bonus would need to accumulate in a player’s account in the event they couldn’t login every day. And someday I’d like to see what’s beyond the mysterious gate! Thanks for considering these items.
Fun game but eats up Data
by Viking864 on 2017/11/19 02:28
I’ve been playing this game for a bit and it is a lot of fun. I love games that are challenging, not easy. Some levels or items can take awhile to obtain, but that’s the beauty of it. If you are looking for instant gratification or you want a game easy enough for a newborn then this is not the game for you. The only issue I have is since the last update, you either need to be online or allow it access to your data plan. It will use up the data plan! I normally have it off but online when I am home and I normally play the game at work or when standing in a line. I cannot do that anymore and don not want to spend $100 on a data plan. For the past 24 hours is has required me to be online so it can download content. It has done this 5 tines. This is absurd! You should not have to be online to play the game and it should not require downloading content 5 times in 24 hours! This really needs to be fixed.
Enjoyable...but...
by spinecutter on 2017/11/24 21:50
The puzzles have added obstacles like dark screen or skulls etc. and I get all that but it’s nearly every puzzle and I wouldn’t mind except the dark screen puzzles involve moving a ‘spotlight’ around and after a couple of puzzles doing that, my fingertip is feeling raw. And the ‘colorless’ puzzles hurt my eyes, but I also have vision problems. The other issue is there is a score that determines when stars are achieved, but no scoreboard nor points per whatever. That seems arbitrary. How do I know the game is being consistent if i don’t see how progress is measured? I don’t know the aspects pay to play set of this game; I don’t know what would need to be purchased to make this game more playable. I haven’t discovered any hurdles that require money. It is boring and redundant but what isn’t? At least this match 3 game has goals other than “now do it all again on a different board”.
What happened to all the timed levels?
by RavennaB21 on 2018/09/21 15:58
I used to love this game. Customer support was great when I had a glitch. But, I came back to it after a while only to find the timed levels have nearly vanished! And no sign of time plus levels yet... It's super disappointing. The option to favor timed levels was something that made this game really fun, interesting, and unique. Now it's bordering being just another match three game. Edit: On second thought, dropped my rating to one star because the storyline is also jumbled and impossible to follow. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to the order quests unlock in, either. Some of them seem to unlock based on your level, which makes the characters all over the place (for example I had the chief trying to train me and talking about the ship despite the fact that I hadn't finished the quest chain to heal him yet), but other quests seem to unlock based on finishing other quests, so now I have quests that require a building I can't unlock for another three levels. This really needs fixing.
If you don’t take it too seriously...
by pur16794567045 on 2020/09/01 00:48
Much like everyone else stated, it’s near impossible to get chargers to finish collections. They’re NEVER in the buildings suggested and after learning my lesson and trying 20-30 times and still not netting anything, I just play for fun. I suspect that it’s so gamers will spend money to buy things, but this is only a game so...why would I spend hard earned money? I save that bills and food. So as long as you go in with the expectation that you’ll never complete a collection, it’s a good way to pass some time. Also, they give out the unlimited 15/30 minutes like candy, but you can’t bank it, so most of the time I’m not even getting the chance to use it. Lastly, I’d like to be able to opt out/ in of the Paws game. I usually don’t want to play.
Fun but still don’t know objective
by OralXpert on 2019/09/09 03:42
I enjoy playing the game but still not sure how the game works. Seems to have multiple objectives (?)—completing collections, collecting stars, and/or leveling up to rebuild the empire. It seems leveling up is the easiest, as when I complete the puzzle to find whatever object needed for a collection, it doesn’t always give it to you. Not sure what the requirement is to find the object (must be done in certain amount of time or moves). Seems to be a bit random. Also beware when buying the specials (x gems and/or x power for x dollars). I purchased the one that had unlimited energy for 1 hour and over 100 gems but after completing the first puzzle, it asked I I’d like o connect to Facebook to save my progress, it wiped out all the gems and remaining unlimited energy I just purchased! Lastly, progress and purchased items don’t transfer from platform to platform (From iPhone to iPad, etc).
Play and have fun without paying!
by LeeShirl on 2019/03/04 20:14
I have been playing this game since it’s beginning, and I can tell you, your wasting your time complaining, or giving suggestions on how they can make this more enjoyable. They could care less, why should they, they get paid. There will always be some who can afford to pay money for gems or to finish a collection! I’m on level 132, I have 457 collections, 174 waiting for delivery, 38 that has 4 of 5....they say you have to play many, many times to find a hard to find collection item,....😄...that’s funny. I’ve been looking for a certain item for over a year, haven’t found it yet...but I do have 60, 70, and over 80 of some things...😄.. so take my advice...play this game when you have some time to kill,...ENJOY it...it’s really fun once you decide your never going to find some things to finish a certain collection, don’t get mad or irritated, it will only make your blood pressure go up, relax and know nothing is going to change and you will actually enjoy playing this game!
Awesome match three game
by Maggs36001 on 2018/05/28 17:00
I wasn’t sure about this at first because of all the complaints about not being able get get what you needed to advance, but I find the game lots of fun and I don’t mind that you need to keep trying - it adds challenge without requiring you to spend hundreds of dollars (which is easy to do if you are impatient) to keep moving forward. The ability to change modes with each puzzle and the reasonable amount of time for recharging energy will keep me coming back, which will keep me spending a reasonable amount of money for my entertainment. I won’t be deleting this game like I’ve deleted so many others.
Not my favorite
by Elli Shea on 2018/12/18 13:56
I have a baby at home and find that I have a bit of free time while she is sleeping on me a few hours a day so I decided to find a game that I could keep myself entertained with while I’m unable to move. The problem with this game is that you do not get the rewards from the puzzles very often. I have been diligently playing trying to get one of these levels open for months!! I cannot spend a ton of money on the game, probably have invested around $100 total, and it got me nothing but more frustrated. I agree with some of the other reviews, do not spend your money on the game as it gets you no further. I would also love to see the game have a faster way to recharge that you do not have to spend money on. I have moved on to another game as my ‘go to’.. admittedly I have already spent a few hundred dollars on it total but it has at least given me some advancement within the game that makes it feel worth it.
Frustrated Player
by Kimbal69 on 2019/11/11 08:26
I do like the graphics (although the last update changed many to a silly, comic book look). The story is interesting and puzzles good. Now the frustrating part. Very quickly, as you advance, it becomes so difficult to win a level you usually need to use bonuses to win. You buy bonuses with gems and to get gems, you pay real money. I have spent way too much money on this game. I know that was my choice and therefore my fault, but the game seems built to require money spent. Also, certain quests require numbers of “bombs” made by combining 4,5,6or7 piece matches. You get one, then find it’s not counted because it was formed during a cascade. Even though the cascade was formed by a move the player made. Energy takes way too long to recharge. Of course, you can always buy more energy with gems - after you buy the gems with real money. Frustrating. I will stop playing this game.
The developers are beyond greedy
by Maryxm on 2018/05/05 07:13
Editing this review to add : with the last updates the amount of resources needed to play ship/cave/pyramid levels was raised by 30-40%! Seriously why? Video games have inflation too? Just one more proof that the developers of this game are beyond greedy. I am not spending not even one more penny on this game. Editing this review to add : DO NOT WATCH THE VIDEOS anymore. They want us to watch a 30 second ad for 1/100 of a really tiny award. No more crystals? Developers are disgustingly greedy. When you start the game everything comes easily. As you progress the levels become harder and harder and some especially in the ship and the cave are almost impossible without using bonuses that cost crystals. After you have to play the same levels over and over to get collection items, you cannot find the chargers to complete the collections. Chargers cost up to 40 crystals ie several dollars each and sometimes you need several. Very, very greedy.
Went from good to please stop
by Burninhelen on 2020/10/02 02:06
I’ve been playing for YEARS. The devs have progressively gotten greedier and more stingy as the years go on. Limited resources? Resources didn’t even help you in the game. Resources are for when you run out of regular energy and still want to play so you go to the cave or ship (to get the sky stones which I’ve been trying to collect for oh, 2 or 3 years now). Also, energy got very stingy too- gone is the bonus when you reach next level. And I’ve seen the devs say you get more energy the higher level you are (BARELY & what they don’t say is how it takes over 24 hours to recharge it) You should also be able to use free/earned energy on your own time, like with the 1 hour chargers. I think this latest update is the straw that finally broke the camels back. It’s actually a favor because I shouldn’t be spending money every weekend on crystals anyways.
Be Prepared To Spend Money to Advance
by Buttr_Pcan on 2019/04/09 18:11
Played this game years ago and had fun. Deleted it because it started costing me too much real money to advance. Since I like match 3 games my co worker suggested a download about 4-5 games and play them simultaneously, that way I get the satisfaction without spending the money. Truth, you will need to spend real money to advance in this game, that is the reality. They do have sales on bonuses but you will end up spending most of the bonuses to advance just one level. It is set up that way on purpose. As I have downloaded at least match 3 games that allow you to advance even if you are not paying attention or having a strategy, the developers in this game want you to spend your real money. Once you accept that as the truth you can enjoy the game or games. I but gift cards once a month so it budgets how many movies or apps I can buy.
Love the game but could be better
by athhhfyjbfdrgh on 2019/02/13 11:27
I love this game and have played it for years but I have lost my progress three times when I have gotten new devices. I was past level 50 at one point and now I am back to level 24 (very frustrating). I agree with one of the reviewers who said that if you win you shouldn’t lose your energy because it takes forever to get them back. I also agree that you get too little when you win and the boosters are too much. People play games to have entertainment but having to pay for so much makes me not want to play. I would rather pay for the game outright then have to pay for so many things in order to advance in the game. Just make a few changes and you have one of the best games. Thank you
Engaging enough
by skwidney on 2019/01/02 17:43
The story line is entertaining and keeps me intrigued. There is a lot of detail that has gone into this game from the music ( I really like it!) to the affects on the map. By far the most well rounded I’ve seen in these matching games. I appreciate the fact I am advancing without having to spend money. With that being said of course spending money will make gameplay more interesting and open up more levels. I do plan on purchasing a package to support the game but I have a few cons I’d like to address. Facebook. I don’t like it. I don’t have it. I don’t want it. I get you may want to have us link our account to spread the word but allow us to opt out. I even have a quest to link a Facebook account but I can’t complete. Packages. I haven’t bought one, yet. But I’m getting pop ups constantly about sales. If there are a million different sales are they really sales? Less in your face begging for my money would be nice. Another pop up. Right before every match game the pop up showing you how to play is a bit redundant. Please show it less. Summary: most robust matching game I’ve played. Wonderful attention to detail. A couple of annoyances that I’d like to see change. Will be happy to support this developer.
I like this game enough to have loaded it on 3 devices?
by bookgirl on 2018/10/25 05:12
But I despise the fact that the stupid sunken ship quest, with impossible goals, suspends my ability to progress in the game. I get it. You need to make money, and I’ve done multiple transactions on this game in the past. But I’m not willing to do them any longer, because your “pay to progress” system is bonk. Yes, you have a different, interesting take on the Match 3. I’m in. But the ‘Collect 4500 Various Ridiculous Artifacts’ model—and then, “oops! You just need to buy 2 blood-soaked bandages to collect” aspect is just out-of-date. I wouldn’t take the time to write this, but since you have recently invested resources in updates I thought you might want to hear from someone who’s played this for a while.
Long term player
by nieecer on 2020/03/31 14:43
I am feeling increasingly frustrated that I repeatedly win a game and the reward is only a very few energy points. I understand occasionally giving energy rather than prizes but this is not the case and my loyalty and willingness to support your advertisers is not appreciated. I am not pleased. Received a prompt response to my review... thank you. As you said.. the longer the game is played the harder it becomes. I do understand that and certainly see my play points being used quickly. When this is the case I would expect to gain reward rather than play the same one repeatedly and only get +5 energy points when I might have used 90 points to win that one time. I continue to play and am teased by family for my “addiction “. Just wish to not be so frustrated.
Fun but Frustrating
by CharmenS on 2018/08/07 09:29
I like the game very appealing but it’s very hard to win it. When you are trying to get a charge and win the round you then find out you didn’t get the charge after all. You have to win that round 5-6 time in order to get the charge you want. Then it may change modes. So frustrating. I dislike all the timing modes there is no way of winning them. They never give you enough time to beat it. Even then you don’t get the charge. It’s also a waste of money buying crystals because you don’t move faster through the game. It may help you win that round but that’s it. I wish the developer would make the game a little more satisfying by making it easier to win more games especially in the time mode and to find the pieces you are trying to get.
Very addicting and Visually appealing.
by kev joe on 2018/12/27 18:26
This game is really addicting and its art is very pleasing to look at. I can see why someone would spend their time and money on this game. The game mechanics are pretty easy to learn and the music is especially amazing. This game has all the features to keep me interested and I will continue playing it. The game kind of gets frustrating at times, but that part may be good and bad at the same time. The game brings challenge unlike some other games which are extremely easy. Overall this game is really addictive and I would recommend this game to every person that has nothing to do at home. I’d give it a 9/10.
Watch out!
by cscreen54 on 2019/09/16 22:40
The game has great graphics, however I can suggest a few things that may make it better to navigate. I would like to see the unnecessary storyline to be able to be bypassed or ignored. Also, it takes a RIDICULOUS(!) amount times of repeating the same game page to accumulate anything. Trying to finish a collection is definitely something I can say, the I couldn’t care less anymore. I have repeatedly played the same level dozens of times trying to accumulate some needed item for a collection, to not have it achieved again. So I’m done with that. I really believe it is a deliberate act to try to keep people playing long enough to buy collection items or extra power to keep playing. Well, no more. Since the developers think so little of their players, the feeling can now be mutual. Nice try.
Great game!
by Nancy RR on 2018/02/10 00:21
I truly enjoy playing this and have been for some time (82). Challenging, interesting, great graphics and just fun. However, three things are practically impossible. At first, it was difficult, but not impossible to complete, the Lotus. Now y’all have made it way too hard. I have hit a place in the ship where I’ve just given up (level 40?), and the Blitz is impossible. Really impossible, at least for me. How about giving us that love the game at least a bit more satisfaction? Not complaining too much, just letting you know.
If you want to progress, you must pay to play
by ginnie54 on 2019/08/06 00:56
I have been playing this game for a while. Every day, multiple times a day. I have found it enjoyable until the last 3 days. On level 19. Have 12 collections I can not complete. Play the same levels over and over to attempt to get needed items. Either get to the last colored block and run out of moves or complete it and receive an item I have more than enough. Most items are in purple crystal areas that can not be accessed without completing the boat. Need all but a bomb that is impossible to get unless you pay for crystals to purchase it. So if you download this game and want to complete it, expect to have to purchase items. Guess this will be another FREE game that I will be deleting!
Weirdness
by jennielf on 2018/10/17 00:03
I really like this game. It's one of the more original match 3 games out there. The boards are fantastic. I only have two complaints, 1: same as everyone else, the chargers are waaay to hard to get. I have 30+ scorpions, but can't find any pearls. 2: about 5-6 weeks ago, I loaded the game and my progress had been replaced by someone else's game. I was annoyed but it was close enough. I submitted a ticket, but nothing ever came of it. I just kept playing and made it to level 40. Last night I think the game loaded my lost progress. I'm now back to level 34 and have to rebuild the Sphinx, the chariot totem and some other things. Argh. Submitted another ticket. Don't expect to hear anything back.
Not as much fun & more frustrating!
by RKC68 on 2018/11/14 13:03
This game is not as much fun anymore & gets more frustrating every day. I play on my Kindle & do not always have internet access when I play (1 reason why I started playing). Today, when I tried to open the game, it wouldn’t open & I got the message “No Connection to the Internet. Please check your settings & try again.” I’ve tried several times & even tried to power down & restart & still the same message. Also, I liked playing this game as a form of relaxation but it is getting more frustrating every day. Some of the levels in the buildings are impossible to complete as well as the quests. I stopped playing the rounds in the ship for this reason too.
Good game, frustrating load time
by solstreamer on 2019/07/03 13:16
Thus far I really like this game, been playing for about a month and haven’t had to purchase anything. Hoping I can get through the game without a purchase after reading a review (were they just impatient?) but my issue is just that every time I go to play to the game it takes like 2 minutes to load saying “updating” Even sometimes in the middle of a level if I put my phone down and pick it up again 2 minutes later, the app is again updating it loading and it always takes me back to the level I was in the middle of which is great but why is it loading / updating every single day?
Typical
by PegiC1 on 2020/06/23 20:05
I enjoy this game on several different levels of playing. It’s less stressful than some other games cuz not all of it is timed!👏🏼 But as you progress everything gets more difficult, which is fine, but IMPOSSIBLE is no fun. The "’’ship" part of the game IS impossible to finish in my lifetime! Then there are other mini-games within the actual game itself that are for children only. Those need to be changed & updated. I was supposed to be rewarded 3 emeralds for updating the game, but that never materialized. This is my second time of starting from the beginning because there is so much that I like but so much that in unnecessary too.
Just a pay to play game.
by Justbugged on 2018/03/11 07:26
This has lots of potential. The game is well developed. However unless you are willing to pay lots of real money, it’s extremely slow and tedious to play. It took me more than a year to finally get connected with other players. There’s absolutely no way they let you win any of the extra games. Extra games use up energy that’s better spent on regular games. They clearly spend day# where there’s no way to win any game. It’s no wonder why people simply stop playing after the first 20 plus levels. I am tenacious, so I’m now playing at a significantly higher level than most players, still without paying to play the game is just tedious. It’s definitely more expensive to play than most people are willing to give.
Fair play for none money users
by Shindelu on 2019/02/06 19:36
I enjoy the game for it puzzles and stories. However I find the fact that certain items needed for collections like the pearls or collars are near to impossible get. Perhaps defeating a level so many times or defeating a level in which you have blown up every tile would greatly increase the chances of getting those items. Also the same thing happens with special events and with the limited play time the events are useless. I know that the gems are meant to be used and that is how you are making money but this really feels like you are forced to purchase in order play.
Same complaint as many others
by Just lil' ole me on 2018/10/03 23:13
This game can be a lot of fun to play and I have spent many hours doing so. Much of this game depends on the chargers and collection items that are given upon completing a certain puzzle. Today, part of my challenge was to collect 8 chargers. I have selected that particular item multiple times and have successfully completed many of the puzzles. I have yet to collect any chargers. I realize that you have developed this game in order for you to make money, and I must commend you on that. However, I do get frustrated when completing a puzzle that cost 29 energys to play and am rewarded with 7.
Requires real money to progress--and wants too much info
by Gamingmuse on 2018/09/12 14:15
Although this game has an interesting storyline, fun twists on the usual match 3 puzzles, and great graphics, the only way you can progress through the levels is if you spend your real cash money to buy the gems (the game's currency) in order to purchase "boosters" and "chargers". And the number of gems required to purchase those boosters and chargers is inordinate. Of the many games I've played, this one is by far the most expensive in terms of the amount of cash you have to spend to advance. With the most recent update, they are now requiring that you provide the developers with more information than I am comfortable sharing. I am deleting the game from my device.
Fun, but takes too long to gain progress
by Southpaw1000 on 2019/09/23 22:22
Luv this game... but I'm getting board. I've been playing for several years now and it seems to be taking a long time to get any progress. Each time I start to play the lady by the destroyed pyramid keeps popping up and says to finish restoring it... however, the two collection items I need don't seem to populate the status bar on the left of the screen. Each time I clear something from the status bar the wrong collection item comes up. I think I've cleared over 100 items from the status bar and still not the collection item I need. Anyway, it's fun... but it seems to be taking too long.
Fun game but very challenging
by valerizvaleriz on 2018/09/15 04:48
I view this as a match three game. I do not focus on the bigger picture because it takes sooooooo long to go forward. The higher you get the less often you are able to renew your “specials” like the hammer, etc. You must go up way more levels to renew them. I think this should be changed. But you do have the daily wheel to get some help. I do not think I will be able to finish the ship. I have a very difficult time with timed modes as my brain freezes and it is stressful. I play to relieve stress not add it. I do love the regular mode, the faded mode, the +mode. The Sphinx is fun.
It’s fun but...
by Narwhaz Are Amazing on 2018/07/23 04:41
I have had this game for about a year now but I have a few issues. First of all, I can’t complete ANY collections because almost every time I successfully finish a puzzle I get something that is almost useless to me like 4 energy. Now I know what you’re thinking. Who wouldn’t want more energy because more energy means more time to play but, the whole reason I play is to finish my collections. PLEASE fix this. One more thing. It takes forever to level up your totems now. I don’t have ANY power ups 😢 if you could fix these problems I will rate this game 5 stars.
Fun game that is quickly being ruined
by Jester Tim on 2020/05/08 21:37
The game has always been a bit frustrating as increasing one's level and solving collections results in inflated costs to continue that more than offset energy point increases. While it is true you get more points with each level you achieve, the regeneration rate remains 1 pt. per 3 minutes. This effectively ensures no improvement in play time.A Modicum of relief to this frustrating situation (refilling bar following earned free time) has recently been removed rendering the game unplayable due to the experience of feeling punished for trying to make progress. I will be deleting the game and encouraging others not to bother with it if this imbalance is not rectified with next update.
Game is crashing all the time
by BruJenNSB on 2020/08/07 18:00
Hi, developer. So I have been playing this for a long time, and suddenly, after the last upgrade, it crashes like crazy. I have sent in several error reports without getting any upgrade/bug fixes. Just as it crashes, the music starts skipping a bunch, then it goes down...it even happens when typing an error report. It seems to me that the glitch may be in the music. After it crashes several times in a row, I get frustrated and quit. Could you look into this current glitch? Thanks
Cradle of empires
by Anabel_346 on 2017/10/06 11:09
First they make you pay to play the game and then they make you pay to keep on playing. They continually inundated you with offers to buy energy or jewels. At first I thought it was a really fun game, but now some of the levels are timed or in skull mode and with my very ill husband asking for something or other every few minutes it makes it virtually impossible to play the timed modes. I'm very frustrated that they continually want you to buy something and never give you the artifact you need. So very disappointed . I guess I won't be buying anymore AWEM games as I certainly have not been awed by this game. I reloaded this game and started all over and so far I've not been inundated with offers to buy something so I'm much happier with it than I was before. I'll see how things go and report again. Still frustrated by game. You have to keep playing the same thing over and over and still don't get anything worth while, mainly things you already have and don't need. I can say that the art work is phenomenal .
Stress
by Rls1056 on 2019/02/05 14:01
This game has a lot of timed and night modes way to many the daily challenges are inundated with timed and night modes and when you complete those levels all they want to give are energy .. how about rewards with chargers or pieces and how can u say the stars complete the level you get three stars but still do not have all the artifacts from the level and if you repeat the levels you still don’t receive the artifacts just energy . Let’s get it together and make the challenges more achievable and if you complete the levels you should be able to receive all the artifacts that have been shown
Nice Idea / Bad Rewards
by Apple News Reader 1138 on 2020/07/17 02:43
Nice general concept however, the reward system is more of a middle finger to the player than a reward. Example: when you gain a level you gain more energy which should allow you to play more and for longer but you need to spend energy to play a board and the cost of the energy needed to play goes up as your level goes up. It’s a wash - the designers must think players are stupid. Also, the rewards for defeating a level are very sparse; it would be like having to pay $10 to play a single game at a carnival and after three try’s and $30 later you win a single dollar.
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Match jewels, crystals, and gems in Cradle of Empires, a free classic match-3 adventure game in ancient Egypt! Cradle of Empires is a free puzzle game filled with intrigue, Rome magic, and mystery! Brave the desert heat and become a legend as you collect jewels and earn boosters & crystals, elevating yourself and your new empire to greater heights! Cradle of Empires is a story-driven, challenging match - 3 adventure filled with incredible features such as… - Unique Gameplay:match gems, meet new friends, rebuild an ancient Rome, fight the brewing plot of a dark sorcerer, and uncover a gripping story as you solve puzzles. - Ancient Mysteries: many secrets hide in the desert sands, from the ever-vigilant sphinx that watches over all, to the massive gate that looms over the Egypt. You must explore the unknown, and uncover the truth that has remained hidden for centuries… - Intriguing storyline: you’ll become immersed in a spell-binding story filled with unexpected twists, unique characters, pharaoh, and thrilling quests. - Brain Teasers and Riddles: enjoy 6 different match-3 modes, with challenges ranging from super puzzling brain - teasers to classic casual gameplay. As you explore and unlock new levels & combination, you’ll stretch your puzzle-solving skills to the max. - Magical Boosts: as you win levels, you’ll find mythical artifacts, strange crystals, magical jewels, and blessed relics that will aid you in your quest. Match and play to earn powerful bonuses, combination and rewards! - Best Friends: make new friends along the way who will help you on your journey. The city is full of unique and fun characters, and as you work diligently to rebuild their city, they’ll become loyal to you and help whenever and wherever they can. - Story Quests: unlock special side quests and stories that give you insight into your new friends, as well as the lore surrounding the recovering city. - Frequent Updates: our team works diligently to release new updates filled with new content for you to play and enjoy! Follow us on our many social media channels to keep updated on all the fun stuff coming your way! …and more! Cradle of Empires is a fun, casual game that you can play anytime, anywhere! With gameplay that can be enjoyed both offline and online, with or without wifi, this game set in ancient Egypt and Rome is an instant addicting pastime. Match jewels, gather crystals, earn rewards, and follow the story in this free match-3 adventure that will keep you coming back for more. Uncover the heartbreaking story at the core of this epic quest as you defeat the evil sorcerer and become the pharaoh to your very own empire! Cradle of Empires is a free to play match-3 jewels game but some optional in-app items will require payment. Stay tuned for the latest news and updates! Lots of challenges await! Join us on: facebook.com/cradleofempires Find us on: facebook.com/awemgames Have more fun: awem.com
Fun but greedy
by Infidelle on 2020/11/22 07:43
Love the game but am rage quitting because the more you advance the more you find you are one win away from accomplishing something and the pressure to buy more diamonds. No real way to win significant number of diamonds either
Stop!
by Jimsgranma on 2020/11/19 14:43
One of my favorite games and I’ll keep playing but less and less until you drive me completely away. Every change/update you do means something has to be purchased in order to accomplish something. You have to wait until certain levels to upgrade a building, you’ve limited the number of resources that can be stored, you need the emeralds more and more to accomplish a level...lord knows what this newest update is going to take away or require! Enough already!
Many levels undoable
by rerooted on 2020/11/19 04:10
When the level becomes too difficult, one looses interest in the game. Need to increase turns to move in more difficult levels. Give more bonuses in between to increase the interest and excitement. Some gems should be free if one earns some particular no. In piggy bank.
Greed reigns supreme!
by Modoc Rose on 2020/11/18 21:58
I loved this game and got my husband hooked. He had over a million resources in each category and you dropped them to 60k each to “play the game right.” That amounts to theft when you consider many BUY resources. It’s such a shame that greed has turned an exceptional game into another greed machine. We spent thousands per year that you won’t get. Good job.
Empires
by Coles1452 on 2020/11/13 15:27
It’s a challenge. I like it.
Candor
by Bank 1st on 2020/11/12 17:41
Nice!
Cowboy
by couteaucop on 2020/11/06 23:50
It’s too slow
Glenda Hollis
by Glenda lee Hollis on 2020/11/04 18:52
After I got the jest of the game I like it!
New update crashes game when loading and playing
by raftermattie on 2020/11/02 18:20
Please fix the update. Reading the recent reviews, there are a lot of us crashing after the latest iOS game update.
Deleted my Days played
by LadyOno on 2020/10/30 14:38
I was playing this game everyday to get to the 365 day reward and had 20+ days to go and it deleted my days and started over again so I couldn’t get the prize Not playing everyday anymore
New update is terrible
by AllieQuinn on 2020/10/30 04:26
I’ve played this game for many years across multiple platforms. Spent a lot of money on it. They’ve made changes I’ve liked, some I wasn’t fond of...but really, the new resource cap and stealing all the resources we worked for years to get is it for me. I’m uninstalling it tonight.
Like it so far
by Cracker Dee on 2020/10/29 23:56
So far it’s fun
Can’t wait!
by CG teaches TX on 2020/10/29 16:49
Can’t wait for each update! I’ve played this game for years and I’ve never run out of new things to enjoy. New levels, new challenges, new characters, new buildings, new friends..,the list goes on!
You have almost impossible odds with certain games..
by $!Sparky!$ on 2020/10/28 00:48
They are literally impossible to beat unless you spend money. These games should be able to be played without having to spend any money at all. But you make it impossible to continue unless you spend money. Are you lose several games progress. You should be ashamed of yourselves.
Money grab
by Kostrat on 2020/10/27 16:08
Game progress extremely slow unless you spend money on gems, etc.
Only one flaw
by Jsw3878 on 2020/10/25 17:43
Great game only one flaw......energy points run out too fast and game ends. Would be nice if energy points were higher when you win a level to make it so you could play longer...
Cradle of Empires
by Kawaii1966 on 2020/10/24 10:18
I just started to play this and I do like the game, but it is hard to grasp what I'm supposed to be doing and all. I also wish that the info wouldn't disappear so fast! It's hard to understand.
Buy Buy buy is all,
by wrdthaut on 2020/10/22 16:43
If you want gems or other help it’s you have to buy.. Game is impossible to gain anything. This is ridiculous Deleting it.
Fun and free what more do you want?
by brandywine9 on 2020/10/19 20:13
I am enjoy this game but I don’t know how to play it. Wish it would be more information on what to do next. Other than that it’s a great way to pass the time. I will give it a 4 stars. That all I have to say.
Not Good
by Fajaco56 on 2020/10/17 03:26
Worked really hard to build up resources and now these resources were ALL taken away with the latest update and you are only allowed a maximum amount of 200,000. This is just not right after spending lots of time and effort to accumulate the resources you do for a reason!!!! Will find another game to play in the future.
Limited resources for more money to be spent
by evamari0420 on 2020/10/16 15:23
Wow! After all the resources we’ve all collected over the years, just like that, (poof)and it’s gone! Bye-eee!!! 👋
Limiting resources
by @#1234568790 on 2020/10/16 13:06
Ever since you limited resources, why bother to log in, or spin the wheel, or purchase anything you don’t get rewarded. Part of this game is to see your resources grow. When your coins, materials, and food is limited no fun anymore.
New game
by kimster883 on 2020/10/14 00:32
I have truly enjoyed playing my new found game
Review
by cdenhar on 2020/10/12 19:54
I loved this game but hate it now. It was so wrong to take all of our resources away just to make us buy more. I’ve played for quite awhile but cannot afford it anymore. Thanks for ruining it
Takes so long to progress!
by MmeCyn on 2020/10/11 10:51
Fun game, except that it is impossible to progress! I have been building the Bastet Idol, sphinx, and cavern for more than two weeks now. I keep playing trying to get a particular item to complete the set, but when I win, I get something else that does not help. Even when I havea spell to increase the likelihood of finding an object. So frustrating!
Upset
by giner51 on 2020/10/10 02:32
This used to be a fun game. It has change so much that it is getting stressful to play. I find that I am playing it less and less
New update awful
by juje2 on 2020/10/09 20:00
I deleted the game because you took away most of my resources in the last update. I really liked the game but won’t play anymore because this really frustrated me. Totally not fair!
Latest update
by KDAllison on 2020/10/08 11:02
The latest update is terrible. I had so many resources that are GONE!
Frustrating
by Tanalee59 on 2020/10/07 14:33
Can’t progress in the “FREE” game unless you purchase in game gems or boosters. Winning the level means nothing as the drops don’t drop after winning the level several times over multiple days. It “FRIENDLY HELP” is an unveiled attempt to get you to part with you money. I like the mechanics of the game, but the fact I can’t progress forward is forcing me to uninstall the game.
Resources Gone!
by Dolly_511 on 2020/10/07 00:53
Why have you limited the resources and taken away those earned. What’s the point of playing?
Game
by N J S F on 2020/10/06 15:38
I am 75 old. I enjoying this game . I had stroke and seizure this game not hard to following. Cat paw game I first what do I it ??? Thank you
Not happy
by nyob12 on 2020/10/06 06:54
It doesn’t let you end the game
Took away my coins, bricks and food, I had collected
by Scoobyh4 on 2020/10/04 22:56
New update is terrible, 10-2020
Eliminate all your pop ups
by Mesig8 on 2020/10/04 15:35
This game would be a lot easier to get into playing if I didn’t have to sit through at least a dozen pop up messages and very time I open the app. Just create a Notification Center or something, because shuffling through the constant messages just to get to the game deters me from even opening your app. Consolidate. Annoy less. Get more investment from your users.
Empire
by Gemom on 2020/10/04 03:00
I was playing the game because it relaxed me. Now you are changing things with the items you collect trying to get me to play the games your way. You have lost me and my money because of greed.
Descending into mediocrity...
by Codymaxx on 2020/10/03 18:12
....one update at a time. I was a long time paying devotee of this game but each update over the the years has taken away another of the aspects that made it great. In addition, resources accumulated and strategies planned over years can be (and have been) taken away with a single capricious update or change in rules. CoE may be to your liking at a moment in time but I advise strongly against wasting too much time or any money if you’re looking at the long term. Way too unpredictable. Best to steer clear.
Limited resources - BIG mistake!!!
by xLosty on 2020/10/03 17:30
I’ve been playing for years and collected nearly a million of each resource- earning the achievement and using them to try to finish levels on the ship and the cave and trying to do the Sphinx. Not anymore. Thanks for nothing!!!
Went from good to please stop
by Burninhelen on 2020/10/02 02:06
I’ve been playing for YEARS. The devs have progressively gotten greedier and more stingy as the years go on. Limited resources? Resources didn’t even help you in the game. Resources are for when you run out of regular energy and still want to play so you go to the cave or ship (to get the sky stones which I’ve been trying to collect for oh, 2 or 3 years now). Also, energy got very stingy too- gone is the bonus when you reach next level. And I’ve seen the devs say you get more energy the higher level you are (BARELY & what they don’t say is how it takes over 24 hours to recharge it) You should also be able to use free/earned energy on your own time, like with the 1 hour chargers. I think this latest update is the straw that finally broke the camels back. It’s actually a favor because I shouldn’t be spending money every weekend on crystals anyways.
Not liking the update
by Ladypuzzler on 2020/10/02 01:25
Limiting my resources... that’s quite unfair I had 100,00’s of all resources... 500,000, over 300,000.... and now I get 40000... this has been one of my fav games, esp during Covid.... but now, I feel scammed and all my hard work taken away....
Resources
by Goober36 on 2020/10/02 00:51
Not happy that you stole our resources.
Recent Changes
by YBN18 on 2020/10/01 23:46
The recent changes to limit resources and taking away all of the resources that I had earned over years of playing is making me rethink this game. I loved playing this game. Do you think that by limiting resources people will start buying them? I won’t - I’ll find another game to enjoy instead.
Are you kidding?
by Little Miss Rio on 2020/10/01 11:06
Now that coins, tomatoes & bricks have been drastically reduced, there is no point in playing the Sphinx.
Not a good move
by MZCHILD on 2020/10/01 06:12
Why did you reduce the amount f supplies we an have??? It was earned and makes me unhappy that it was taken away for no reason
Done
by qmpzwmox on 2020/09/30 23:56
Always found parts of the game a bit frustrating; basically changes the rules as you play, but today’s update that took millions of stored resources....I’m done. I’ve played for a couple of years, but there are too many other games that are as good. Later!
Update was awful
by nonamesarleftapparently on 2020/09/30 22:56
Yesterday I would have given 5 stars. ‘Update’ today took millions of resources I have worked many months to collect. No real reason to even check in throughout the day as I used to since I’m at the (very low) max of what I can collect. Not fun anymore. Very disappointed
So disappointed
by goodbyeresources on 2020/09/30 21:57
I’ve been playing this game for two years now it is such a fun game but today when they updated the game I was so disappointed I had over 1 million resources I have saved all my resources so I can build a great city but they took my resources and left me with 62,785 resources I know they have new levels and newQuest and magical door to open but do they have to take my resources I worked so hard to accumulate my resources now I have to start all over I’m so disappointed I almost cried
Empires
by kimrenea1 on 2020/09/30 21:08
I hate the new update. I hate the limit on stored items. If you don’t change it I will quit playing the game😡
Limited Resources
by player20854 on 2020/09/30 20:19
Why would you limit resources? Argh! Not happy about that. Less incentive to play now. A shame, cause till now this has been my favorite game. 😢
Stingy
by TFB45 on 2020/09/30 19:48
The stingy game just got parsimonious.
Latest update
by oneyearplus on 2020/09/30 18:25
Disagree whole-heartedly with resource limitation (accumulated well over a million of each by playing regularly). Now it’s limited to 1/10 of that and apparently the remainder is lost:( Also... any / all bonuses should have an option to ‘save’ instead of being forced to use upon receiving. Overall... it is enjoyable to play, but hope the above is at least considered.
Empires
by Scorpion king🦂 on 2020/09/27 19:41
Why you, my friends started my game from the beginning. The only thing I’ve done was to change devices. It’s ridiculously unfair
Good game!
by Emmosb on 2020/09/27 17:37
I’m enjoying this game.
Time to give up!
by stardap on 2020/09/24 01:46
Glitchy, crashes regular. Keeps asking to agree to privacy policy then, a screen comes up admitting there is a problem on their side. I’m losing momentum on weekend contest (paws), frustrated with writing in constantly about the problem, I have plenty of iPad memory, I don’t play through FB, I use updated software (on iPad), I have the latest updated game version. The last time this happened a few days ago, the team was responsive with possible solutions, but here it is happening again. It’s frustrating! Please handle it! Ty
Difficult to get anywhere in this game
by Janeyaja on 2020/09/12 23:53
I love playing the game, but I’m tired of getting nowhere fast. If you win a game, that should not take away another turn. Way to slow moving. I’ve spent a fortune and still haven’t gotten very far. I guess I’ll just quit while I’m behind.
Empires game
by any which way but loose on 2020/09/12 18:14
Your game with the “so called minor fixes” has not improved the game experience at all. It is never any fun when it doesn’t allow you to win once in awhile.very disappointed!!!😡
Cradle
by xpennsv on 2020/09/11 22:53
There really needs to be an opt out for the cat paws not everyone enjoys it
This game is NOT what I want bought
by zckfs on 2020/09/08 05:44
I purchased this game from an ad in another game. So far, this game looks nothing like the part of the game I saw in the ad! I can already tell that this game is one of those that you have to pay money to progress and, I’ll likely never see the part of the game I saw in the ad. I’m going to cut my losses and dump this game.
Like the action, but
by ragnarb23 on 2020/09/07 15:13
Like the action and the graphics, but I get bothered by the town building in between plays. Just action junkie me.
Really Gorgeous
by thundergirl1234 on 2020/09/06 05:25
In the Match-3 Section ! Thank you !✨💜🥳💜✨
Fun
by Molli717 on 2020/09/04 19:25
Like playing this game, its fun
So frustrating
by The Prof67 on 2020/09/04 17:31
The puzzles are fun the first 100 times you do them. 😒 It is nearly impossible to progress in this game without paying money, which I will not do. Leveling up takes forever. Items you need to get new buildings are not available unless you purchase them. You typically have to play a game 12-14 times before the promised reward item actually drops. All in all there are better puzzle games out there. This one is just an exercise in frustration.
MONOTONOUS, TEDIOUS AND POINTLESS
by Macscake on 2020/09/04 02:52
I have been playing this game for years. Every six months or so I write the developers to voice my complaints about the game because it has only gotten worse as time has gone by. It has been at least three years of me trying to be patient and see if they truly listen to the players. NO THE DO NOT. This truly is the ABSOLUTE WORST MATCH 3 GAME I’VE EVER PLAYED! It forces you to lose repeatedly just to try to force the player to use their real money to buy just to try to force the player to use their real money to buy bonuses or spells to pass the quest. Players only win the item they’re playing for 1 out of 20 tries; and that is winning tries! It doesn’t even count all the times you were forced to lose! The developers also made this game so monotonous, tedious, and pointless because they force you to keep playing the same level repeatedly, hoping you will use bonuses to pass the quest because you can’t stand to play it anymore. The story lines are impossible to follow because they aren’t told in chronological order. AT ALL. The stories are so random that they are idiotic. The event are ratchet! You have to buy an EXTREMELY LARGE AMOUNT OF ENERGY AND BONUSES, AND PLAY ALL DAY EVERY DAY TO WIN. This is so sad and despicable. This really used to be a fun game. Unfortunately the developers have COMPLETELY ruining it. DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME ON THIS GAME!!!!
Annoying
by crowscall on 2020/09/03 22:54
This is a fun game and I enjoy playing it. Sure do wish the devs would figure out a way to allow the game to update in the background. If it were quick, it wouldn’t be a problem but it’s so slow. And, I can’t switch to another app while it’s doing it. Constant and SLOW updating and the fact that it updates once or twice a day is super annoying.
Not as fun anymore
by Trapstar26 on 2020/09/03 19:08
Good fun but don’t recommend buying anything. Game purposely has you lose so you have to purchase crystals and items. Have seen it far too frequently over the years
app stopped working
by Babuyanisland on 2020/09/02 11:29
app stopped working
If you don’t take it too seriously...
by pur16794567045 on 2020/09/01 00:48
Much like everyone else stated, it’s near impossible to get chargers to finish collections. They’re NEVER in the buildings suggested and after learning my lesson and trying 20-30 times and still not netting anything, I just play for fun. I suspect that it’s so gamers will spend money to buy things, but this is only a game so...why would I spend hard earned money? I save that bills and food. So as long as you go in with the expectation that you’ll never complete a collection, it’s a good way to pass some time. Also, they give out the unlimited 15/30 minutes like candy, but you can’t bank it, so most of the time I’m not even getting the chance to use it. Lastly, I’d like to be able to opt out/ in of the Paws game. I usually don’t want to play.
Terrible
by CCW1959 on 2020/08/30 00:43
This is the most stupid game I’ve ever seen. How do you dare to measure a persons IQ based on finding shapes that match. Have you even thought about how a person feels, especially children, who aren’t very good at this game? They must be feeling like their stupid when they most likely aren’t. Where is your research data that proves this? I would bet everything I have that you have no data whatsoever. Get rid of the measuring of IQ’s. It looks like a good game and you don’t need that part. Please, anyone who reads this, don’t take this game seriously. The measuring of IQ’s is a very complicated test involving doctors. It’s the developers of this game who are stupid!!
wow
by Mouse24emt on 2020/08/28 20:34
can’t stop playing, always something new!
Fun game
by TKM6885 on 2020/08/27 03:09
This is an awesome game. I am not a big fan of the skulls or the “small spotlight highlighted” games as it’s difficult for me to focus. Also, it takes longer than I’d like to obtain the green jewels. Overall, I’m enjoying most of the game.
My game
by tomicho on 2020/08/27 02:43
I love this game I can’t stop playing
Review
by gi :) gi on 2020/08/27 01:21
Great game
Fun!
by tiptoeGSXR on 2020/08/26 04:30
A little mindless, but it makes the time go fast!
Cash
by Stinsongurl on 2020/08/25 23:44
The game is fun. Except no matter how much I win I’m still required to spend cash!
💥💥💥Love this game💥💥💥
by CRASH MOM on 2020/08/25 19:20
Great game....it gets better and better the more you play. Graphics are amazing 😉
UPDATING a constantly at 20 min each time
by Kathyin29 on 2020/08/24 03:43
I would give 5 stars but its beginning to seem like half my game time is spent updating. I love the game play but hate waiting (3 times today) for game to update. At about 20 minutes wait each time, I’m considering looking for a different game. The only reason I haven’t is the time and money I’ve already invested in this one.
Empire
by St. A and Me on 2020/08/23 04:59
Very relaxing game to play. Fun game for everyone!
Frustrating
by chdjfbdjdj on 2020/08/23 00:38
More frustrating than fun. I enjoyed it at first but just found myself getting upset that it takes so much “energy” to play a level, you hardly ever get anything you need, and then it takes a very long time to build up more “energy” to play again. This one is a delete for sure.
Replenish
by Ziphie on 2020/08/22 21:08
It used to replenish your tokens every 24 hrs it no longer does for me. It happens maybe if I’m lucky once every 3 months unless of course I reach my goal ! Spending money to achieve the same means of really no gain . Not any more. Once in a great while I will but not like I used to.
Muy pesado
by zetmira on 2020/08/21 19:47
Cada actualización está más pesado este juego, demora mucho para abrir de lo pesado que está.
Change game mode
by awem player on 2020/08/21 19:27
The game doesn’t play well unless a player is willing to spend money. It was advertised as free. I tossed the dice to change game mode and it did not change.
Political ads
by Wizard1198 on 2020/08/19 04:22
I sent a message the last time I played regarding the political ads that are being sent with this game. I played the game to basically get away from some of the real world situations, including the politics of today, and you all have decided to include politics in with this game. For that reason I will no longer be playing cradle of empires. If you can’t keep politics out of this game then my only choice will be to not play it. If I could give you no stars I would do that.
Not fun
by just another of your crap on 2020/08/17 19:24
Since last upgrade the game is not fun. When it gets to the very last move it closes. I used to love this game and played it every day. The other thing is I absolutely HATE that stupid pig! I have no interest in the points and don’t use them. It’s very annoying to have that stupid pig come on the screen.
Problems with the game
by greabdma on 2020/08/12 16:56
Why is the game so hard when Is get to the end I hate the grass and they don’t give you enough moves but otherwise I love this game
Good
by bhigrxgko on 2020/08/11 19:43
Really good
Review
by needmypasswords on 2020/08/11 00:05
Gets too difficult as you progress. You can’t win unless you spend money for help.
Empires
by DebbyJean on 2020/08/08 20:22
I’d would’ve given it a higher rating but you put your political ads on not cool.
Game is crashing all the time
by BruJenNSB on 2020/08/07 18:00
Hi, developer. So I have been playing this for a long time, and suddenly, after the last upgrade, it crashes like crazy. I have sent in several error reports without getting any upgrade/bug fixes. Just as it crashes, the music starts skipping a bunch, then it goes down...it even happens when typing an error report. It seems to me that the glitch may be in the music. After it crashes several times in a row, I get frustrated and quit. Could you look into this current glitch? Thanks
Great Match 3 but...
by Ella9404 on 2020/08/02 19:32
I have been playing this game for some time but as I progress it is becoming more frustrating. The 3 minute wait for a single energy point has made playing at higher levels tedious. Since some puzzles now take 34 or 35 points, that’s a wait of nearly 2 hours to play one 2 minute puzzle. Thoroughly enjoy the game but I believe the time has come to move on. Was really hoping something would change to make energy regen quicker at higher levels. I’m constantly out of energy after playing for under 1 hour. Thank you.
No Win
by zers21 on 2020/07/30 14:59
Unless you spend loads of $$$$ there is no winning. Horrible
Seekers
by aaaqqqbbb on 2020/07/29 20:27
Es mi favorito
Love this game
by #pamd on 2020/07/24 17:49
I love playing this game in the evening it’s so relaxing. I’m so tired of television and this keeps my mind active.
Not much fun
by chateacher on 2020/07/19 17:36
I’m not enjoying the game. It is very limited. Where are the opportunities for unlimited lives? Where are the free bonuses? This looks like a trap to spend money and out it in your pocket. Would never recommend.
Nice Idea / Bad Rewards
by Apple News Reader 1138 on 2020/07/17 02:43
Nice general concept however, the reward system is more of a middle finger to the player than a reward. Example: when you gain a level you gain more energy which should allow you to play more and for longer but you need to spend energy to play a board and the cost of the energy needed to play goes up as your level goes up. It’s a wash - the designers must think players are stupid. Also, the rewards for defeating a level are very sparse; it would be like having to pay $10 to play a single game at a carnival and after three try’s and $30 later you win a single dollar.
Empires
by valleygold615 on 2020/07/14 18:39
Great game!
Game is good but..
by Perkins412 on 2020/07/13 22:11
Game is good and provides “hour” of entertainment, that’s if you have enough energy to keep playing.. as you progress the levels become really hard, sometimes if I get one win out of 10 plays it’s consider a good day. That being said I do enjoy this game a lot! There is one thing that constantly piss me off: the in-game pop ups are becoming more and more unbearable!! When you load the game, there’re at least 10 pop ups and promotions to close before you can actually play.. super annoying!! Can we do something about that?? If I closed it once it should just stay on the sidebar, a reminder pop up before the time runs out is more than sufficient!!
Too much back and forth.
by nefousjhuihef8awuhgu8aw on 2020/07/13 18:31
I t is very hard to keep playing the puzzles, when after each one, screen comes up telling me the same thing about what each puzzle will achieve at the hut, the fields, etc. It is very boring having to go back and forth. I wish it could be turned off.
Fun game but I hate the energy
by Baby perry on 2020/07/13 16:46
I like the game but loosing energy to play even when you beat the level is just getting people to spend jews/ money on your game. If I want to play a game for 15 minutes every couple of hours then it’s good.
Cradle of Empires
by PJ 18 on 2020/07/11 20:25
Great game
Can’t open
by Ddkillen on 2020/07/09 20:26
I really like this game. Since the update today, I can’t get it to open.
need help understanding
by Christmass blue on 2019/10/19 13:52
Good morning , i have played your game for years ! and never had a diffic i have played this gamesince almost the first day , why dont you ever increase your power ups , you keep making the game harder but you offer no assistance !!!! and now with the paws game we struggle to reach a level , we go away to let more power increaseso we can play again , and you dont stand by the level we have attained !!!!! what ever level we reach we sgould stand at , notcone bavk three hours laterti find we have fallen down ten or more levels abd on,y receive the smallest of prizes !!!! unfair , i am very dissatisfied changeit !!!!played this game since almost the verytime with up dating , but this time i am , please advise , you are my favorite game by far ! Thank i dont even know if you see thes m but mu ipad is ipdated and your game wont play if i have to delete and startover it will be for the third time ,!!! please advise What in hey is going on folks is there anyone there , your updates is aloop , it doesnot work !!!!
Fun and frustrating
by KellyofVA on 2018/06/20 06:05
This is a game to play in spare time, and instead of focusing on completing collections, I would complete the puzzles within the areas of the village. Much more fulfilling and doable. I am beginning to believe the only way to complete the collections is to buy them, and not win them. And yes, it takes a long time to charge enough lives to play. Expect to let it sit for at least 8 hours to get almost, not all, 350 lives (my current stage). As you progress further, you will need to use the bonus chargers to complete puzzles. I found I have to use them 75% of the time, otherwise, you will use all the lives to play a puzzle, and most likely get no where. And, many times, after completing a puzzle, you may not get the reward hidden in it. You will have to play it and successfully complete the puzzle at least 3x more to get it. I like the game, but you do feel like the rewards are small when you win a lot. I agree with other reviewers too, you should not lose your lives if you win the puzzle. It takes so long to recharge, it would only seem fair since you cannot get the rewards easily anyway when you win. There really is no give in this game. Play when you can (I check in every day just so I don't lose the daily gifts which at week's end, gives something bigger), but do not buy anything. You will end up spending a lot for your frustration, and only have to spend more as you reach higher levels. Good luck!
Newly disappointed.
by Dixiegirl4fun on 2020/07/08 02:46
There are so many things that I love about this game. That’s why I stay a play. But the issues I have are 1. The infinity times of 15 and 30 and 60 minutes you have changed from being able to store and play when I can—- this is a change for the negative! Quite often I don’t have that time to be in the game for that time— Boo on the change. 2. Also one of the best gifts about the infinity play time was the beautiful gift of filling to total time of play when done with the infinity time. You want us to play right?!?! So let us play!!!!! I can’t afford to spend my money much on gaming— but when I can I spend it with you—- so when I run out of play time I leave the game to play other games that don’t charge me time in the game to play!!! With them it’s unlimited time all the time!!!! Why dose the all mighty dollar have to drive me from my favorite game?!?!?! Boo on the change!!! 3. My third problem is the cost again in every thing!!! Again the all mighty dollar again!!!! I spend my money in your game on cheaters so I can complete a puzzle!! I have spent a lot of money with poor return for it— if everyone that plays spends as much as my small amount I can afford —- y’all are very rich!!!!!! So Boo on the cost!! And the changes made to the best and only worthy gift of winning time to play. Why, why, why do you limit the playing of your game??????
Backup on the Tundra
by patvoss4663 on 2018/10/04 20:06
This game is mildly entertaining... but it has some major issues that make it more frustrating than fun. 1. As you go along, you may need a certain object to move ahead. And, you may be told you have to complete a certain puzzle to get that object. But that's not what happens. Instead you get either an object you don't need or a couple of points to extend your life (and I am talking 2 or 3). You can be directed to puzzle after puzzle for the object you want, but it may take 15 or 25 tries to finally get the right puzzle for the right object (once, it took me 26 winning attempts to get the object I needed). 2. To move forward, you have to complete object sets. But don't be fooled, you're also required to collect ancillary objects that you must stumble upon in play. You can click on "find" and you will be directed to a puzzle that will give you all indications that if you win, you get one of these ancillary objects, but it's a lie. In all the time I've fallen for this ploy, I have never once found the object needed to complete the set. So what happens? Well, if you're anything like me, you end up with scads of unfinished sets, and a thin hope that some day one of them will be completed. In the end, I've given up on making any real progress and have opted for the thrill of completing a puzzle or two. If you can adopt the same attitude, the game ain't bad.
Beware: An Extremely Frustrating Game
by Knighttime Blues on 2017/11/25 18:36
Let's start with the good: beautiful graphics, good music, nice logic puzzles that can provide a fun intellectual challenge in bite size chunks of time. Now the bad, which takes a little explanation: to advance and open up new puzzles you need to complete collections of items. You win items by completing levels. The problem is that there is no guarantee that you will get the item you played the level to get, even if you win. So let's say you have 11 of 12 items needed to complete a collection; the game tells you to play a particularly difficult level to win the item (I struggle with timed levels and hate the blitz setting); you win the level, but there is a greater than 50/50 chance that you don't get the item (you might even get a pretty much worthless prize, like a fraction of the energy you spent on playing the level, which just rubs salt in the wound). This robs you of the feeling of satisfaction that most games give you for winning the level. Of course, you can relieve the frustration by spending real money to buy the item. I assume that's what the developers designed for. But be careful if you do buy in-game currency. It's way too easy to spend it by mistake. Given the careful attention paid to design elsewhere in the game, I suspect that's also deliberate.
MONOTONOUS, TEDIOUS AND POINTLESS
by Macscake on 2020/09/04 02:52
I have been playing this game for years. Every six months or so I write the developers to voice my complaints about the game because it has only gotten worse as time has gone by. It has been at least three years of me trying to be patient and see if they truly listen to the players. NO THE DO NOT. This truly is the ABSOLUTE WORST MATCH 3 GAME I’VE EVER PLAYED! It forces you to lose repeatedly just to try to force the player to use their real money to buy just to try to force the player to use their real money to buy bonuses or spells to pass the quest. Players only win the item they’re playing for 1 out of 20 tries; and that is winning tries! It doesn’t even count all the times you were forced to lose! The developers also made this game so monotonous, tedious, and pointless because they force you to keep playing the same level repeatedly, hoping you will use bonuses to pass the quest because you can’t stand to play it anymore. The story lines are impossible to follow because they aren’t told in chronological order. AT ALL. The stories are so random that they are idiotic. The event are ratchet! You have to buy an EXTREMELY LARGE AMOUNT OF ENERGY AND BONUSES, AND PLAY ALL DAY EVERY DAY TO WIN. This is so sad and despicable. This really used to be a fun game. Unfortunately the developers have COMPLETELY ruining it. DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME ON THIS GAME!!!!
Review
by Elysheva37 on 2019/06/14 09:20
I would have given this game more stars but I am getting sick of all these “free” games that end up costing over and over. I would rather spend ten dollars on a game than having to buy extra coins, fruits, potions, etc. just to make it through a level. I don’t mind when the game is difficult and I have to try a level for a few hours until I can pass but after trying that and still having to buy things in order to make it to the next level just feels like you are trying to play me out of all my money on this “free” game which I guess you are. Maybe you should give people a choice between buying the game for one set price which will include all the coins and trinkets you will need to play the entire game or doing it the way you do now. I get it, you want to make money and it is a much easier to get people to pay tiny amounts many times than one bigger amount all at once. Remember though, some of us are parents and are not just buying for ourselves. You would get a lot more money out of me if I could buy the game for more money and not have to buy sets of helpers throughout the game. Elysheva Zalewski
Enjoyable but after months frustrated
by Beckyemens on 2018/01/21 21:26
I have really enjoyed the but after trying for MONTHS to complete collections of items... Ihave become too frustrated to continue. The item to complete a collection can be bought... but I’m not going to do that. Over the last year..... literally... I have completed one collection. Have played for months to complete a collection by winning one item. The game points me the specific place to have a chance for winning the needed item. I play and win but the needed item for completing the collection is not there. After doing this for over a year... literally, I decided that item can only attained if purchased. I agree with concept but needed item to complete a collection should eventually be won. It shouldn’t take even close to a year to win.
Random
by Husker*56 on 2018/08/07 06:39
I’ve discussed my frustration with this game because it never gives you what you need. Every time the developer response is that the items dropped are random. I used to be a programmer and I know for a fact that computers can’t do anything random unless it is programmed in using a formula. Your formula determines whether I get the items I need. I had the same problem in another game. A tower had six items that could drop which if the odds were equal I would get the item 1/6 of the time but I was getting it 1/50 of the time because the programmers had stacked the odds against that item! Another problem is getting the items that drop down after a match that will help you keep matching. One of the original match 3 games was called Bejeweled and it had a Zen version that always had the things drop down to give you more matches. You could play ten hours straight if you wanted. Your game makes sure that the drop downs are things that won’t give you a good match. Once again games are supposed to be fun but you design yours to be torture! Please make it fun!
Gems
by pjscitygrl on 2020/04/12 03:25
The “piggy bank” of gems fills quickly, but the cost is much too high despite their discount. I will spend a buck or two without thinking about it, but paying $12 for jewels that could easily be used up before the day is completed, proves to be too cost prohibitive. Especially since you have to buy everything with those gems. Also, the “prize” after completing one of the multi-layered challenges was some unlimited play time — for 15 minutes! Really, guys?? Instead of a piggy bank, which is a bit lame as so many other games use that incentive, what about being able to earn a period of time when all gems earned by completing levels goes right into our resources instead of the piggy bank. Maybe every time we have unlimited playing time, the gems go right to us. Now THAT would be an incentive worth considering. Especially if there were fairly frequent opportunities to earn the unlimited playing time. And what’s with not being able to “find” relics in some levels despite having three stars and uncovering every single block multiple times?
Entertaining game
by dodecahedra on 2019/12/10 11:53
I usually pick up this game when I’m waiting for someone and have a few minutes. For me, it’s perfect for that situation, and I like the idea of building up the world - it adds a new dimension to these types of “Candy Crush” games. There are two things that I find frustrating though - I find the number of pop-ups when I start the game to be annoying. Sometimes I have to close a handful or more things telling about new events and other new aspects of the game. Sometimes dialogue is then interspersed with these pop-ups - which when I only have a few minutes to play, can be annoying. The other issue for me is the night mode - I think it’s more of an inconvenience than anything. It’s possible to still see the rest of the game board that’s not lit up, and i find it more annoying than fun to play night mode — so I usually just don’t play levels that are currently set to night mode.
Improve play for higher levels
by M G seo on 2018/06/03 17:06
Played this game for several years. At level100+, it’s hard to progress. Have over 110 collections waiting for chargers. I runout of energy several times a week while trying to get the Daily lotus done. I like the daily lotus quests and the challenging puzzles. Also, don’t mind spending money on gems if I need some bonuses. I have some suggestions to improve playability at higher levels. increase charger drop rate and/or add a spell to do this Replace resources and energy with bonus and spells on the wheel of fortune and sphinx - getting coins, supplies, or food is annoying as I have about 1 million of each resource At level 100+, bump the energy bar to 1000 total. Better rewards for completing high level achievements - 10 gems at 5 stars is kind of a ripoff after playing months and months. Totems need to drop more bonuses or allow to be upgraded more often. They used to drop more bonus like 3 hammers at a time, but upgrading at higher levels just seems to get you another set of 1 bonus additional. Add a monthly subscription that gives out some gems each day with a weekly bonus. $4.99 a month or less would be a good price for me. The gems/bonus would need to accumulate in a player’s account in the event they couldn’t login every day. And someday I’d like to see what’s beyond the mysterious gate! Thanks for considering these items.
Fun game but eats up Data
by Viking864 on 2017/11/19 02:28
I’ve been playing this game for a bit and it is a lot of fun. I love games that are challenging, not easy. Some levels or items can take awhile to obtain, but that’s the beauty of it. If you are looking for instant gratification or you want a game easy enough for a newborn then this is not the game for you. The only issue I have is since the last update, you either need to be online or allow it access to your data plan. It will use up the data plan! I normally have it off but online when I am home and I normally play the game at work or when standing in a line. I cannot do that anymore and don not want to spend $100 on a data plan. For the past 24 hours is has required me to be online so it can download content. It has done this 5 tines. This is absurd! You should not have to be online to play the game and it should not require downloading content 5 times in 24 hours! This really needs to be fixed.
Enjoyable...but...
by spinecutter on 2017/11/24 21:50
The puzzles have added obstacles like dark screen or skulls etc. and I get all that but it’s nearly every puzzle and I wouldn’t mind except the dark screen puzzles involve moving a ‘spotlight’ around and after a couple of puzzles doing that, my fingertip is feeling raw. And the ‘colorless’ puzzles hurt my eyes, but I also have vision problems. The other issue is there is a score that determines when stars are achieved, but no scoreboard nor points per whatever. That seems arbitrary. How do I know the game is being consistent if i don’t see how progress is measured? I don’t know the aspects pay to play set of this game; I don’t know what would need to be purchased to make this game more playable. I haven’t discovered any hurdles that require money. It is boring and redundant but what isn’t? At least this match 3 game has goals other than “now do it all again on a different board”.
What happened to all the timed levels?
by RavennaB21 on 2018/09/21 15:58
I used to love this game. Customer support was great when I had a glitch. But, I came back to it after a while only to find the timed levels have nearly vanished! And no sign of time plus levels yet... It's super disappointing. The option to favor timed levels was something that made this game really fun, interesting, and unique. Now it's bordering being just another match three game. Edit: On second thought, dropped my rating to one star because the storyline is also jumbled and impossible to follow. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to the order quests unlock in, either. Some of them seem to unlock based on your level, which makes the characters all over the place (for example I had the chief trying to train me and talking about the ship despite the fact that I hadn't finished the quest chain to heal him yet), but other quests seem to unlock based on finishing other quests, so now I have quests that require a building I can't unlock for another three levels. This really needs fixing.
If you don’t take it too seriously...
by pur16794567045 on 2020/09/01 00:48
Much like everyone else stated, it’s near impossible to get chargers to finish collections. They’re NEVER in the buildings suggested and after learning my lesson and trying 20-30 times and still not netting anything, I just play for fun. I suspect that it’s so gamers will spend money to buy things, but this is only a game so...why would I spend hard earned money? I save that bills and food. So as long as you go in with the expectation that you’ll never complete a collection, it’s a good way to pass some time. Also, they give out the unlimited 15/30 minutes like candy, but you can’t bank it, so most of the time I’m not even getting the chance to use it. Lastly, I’d like to be able to opt out/ in of the Paws game. I usually don’t want to play.
Fun but still don’t know objective
by OralXpert on 2019/09/09 03:42
I enjoy playing the game but still not sure how the game works. Seems to have multiple objectives (?)—completing collections, collecting stars, and/or leveling up to rebuild the empire. It seems leveling up is the easiest, as when I complete the puzzle to find whatever object needed for a collection, it doesn’t always give it to you. Not sure what the requirement is to find the object (must be done in certain amount of time or moves). Seems to be a bit random. Also beware when buying the specials (x gems and/or x power for x dollars). I purchased the one that had unlimited energy for 1 hour and over 100 gems but after completing the first puzzle, it asked I I’d like o connect to Facebook to save my progress, it wiped out all the gems and remaining unlimited energy I just purchased! Lastly, progress and purchased items don’t transfer from platform to platform (From iPhone to iPad, etc).
Play and have fun without paying!
by LeeShirl on 2019/03/04 20:14
I have been playing this game since it’s beginning, and I can tell you, your wasting your time complaining, or giving suggestions on how they can make this more enjoyable. They could care less, why should they, they get paid. There will always be some who can afford to pay money for gems or to finish a collection! I’m on level 132, I have 457 collections, 174 waiting for delivery, 38 that has 4 of 5....they say you have to play many, many times to find a hard to find collection item,....😄...that’s funny. I’ve been looking for a certain item for over a year, haven’t found it yet...but I do have 60, 70, and over 80 of some things...😄.. so take my advice...play this game when you have some time to kill,...ENJOY it...it’s really fun once you decide your never going to find some things to finish a certain collection, don’t get mad or irritated, it will only make your blood pressure go up, relax and know nothing is going to change and you will actually enjoy playing this game!
Awesome match three game
by Maggs36001 on 2018/05/28 17:00
I wasn’t sure about this at first because of all the complaints about not being able get get what you needed to advance, but I find the game lots of fun and I don’t mind that you need to keep trying - it adds challenge without requiring you to spend hundreds of dollars (which is easy to do if you are impatient) to keep moving forward. The ability to change modes with each puzzle and the reasonable amount of time for recharging energy will keep me coming back, which will keep me spending a reasonable amount of money for my entertainment. I won’t be deleting this game like I’ve deleted so many others.
Not my favorite
by Elli Shea on 2018/12/18 13:56
I have a baby at home and find that I have a bit of free time while she is sleeping on me a few hours a day so I decided to find a game that I could keep myself entertained with while I’m unable to move. The problem with this game is that you do not get the rewards from the puzzles very often. I have been diligently playing trying to get one of these levels open for months!! I cannot spend a ton of money on the game, probably have invested around $100 total, and it got me nothing but more frustrated. I agree with some of the other reviews, do not spend your money on the game as it gets you no further. I would also love to see the game have a faster way to recharge that you do not have to spend money on. I have moved on to another game as my ‘go to’.. admittedly I have already spent a few hundred dollars on it total but it has at least given me some advancement within the game that makes it feel worth it.
Frustrated Player
by Kimbal69 on 2019/11/11 08:26
I do like the graphics (although the last update changed many to a silly, comic book look). The story is interesting and puzzles good. Now the frustrating part. Very quickly, as you advance, it becomes so difficult to win a level you usually need to use bonuses to win. You buy bonuses with gems and to get gems, you pay real money. I have spent way too much money on this game. I know that was my choice and therefore my fault, but the game seems built to require money spent. Also, certain quests require numbers of “bombs” made by combining 4,5,6or7 piece matches. You get one, then find it’s not counted because it was formed during a cascade. Even though the cascade was formed by a move the player made. Energy takes way too long to recharge. Of course, you can always buy more energy with gems - after you buy the gems with real money. Frustrating. I will stop playing this game.
The developers are beyond greedy
by Maryxm on 2018/05/05 07:13
Editing this review to add : with the last updates the amount of resources needed to play ship/cave/pyramid levels was raised by 30-40%! Seriously why? Video games have inflation too? Just one more proof that the developers of this game are beyond greedy. I am not spending not even one more penny on this game. Editing this review to add : DO NOT WATCH THE VIDEOS anymore. They want us to watch a 30 second ad for 1/100 of a really tiny award. No more crystals? Developers are disgustingly greedy. When you start the game everything comes easily. As you progress the levels become harder and harder and some especially in the ship and the cave are almost impossible without using bonuses that cost crystals. After you have to play the same levels over and over to get collection items, you cannot find the chargers to complete the collections. Chargers cost up to 40 crystals ie several dollars each and sometimes you need several. Very, very greedy.
Went from good to please stop
by Burninhelen on 2020/10/02 02:06
I’ve been playing for YEARS. The devs have progressively gotten greedier and more stingy as the years go on. Limited resources? Resources didn’t even help you in the game. Resources are for when you run out of regular energy and still want to play so you go to the cave or ship (to get the sky stones which I’ve been trying to collect for oh, 2 or 3 years now). Also, energy got very stingy too- gone is the bonus when you reach next level. And I’ve seen the devs say you get more energy the higher level you are (BARELY & what they don’t say is how it takes over 24 hours to recharge it) You should also be able to use free/earned energy on your own time, like with the 1 hour chargers. I think this latest update is the straw that finally broke the camels back. It’s actually a favor because I shouldn’t be spending money every weekend on crystals anyways.
Be Prepared To Spend Money to Advance
by Buttr_Pcan on 2019/04/09 18:11
Played this game years ago and had fun. Deleted it because it started costing me too much real money to advance. Since I like match 3 games my co worker suggested a download about 4-5 games and play them simultaneously, that way I get the satisfaction without spending the money. Truth, you will need to spend real money to advance in this game, that is the reality. They do have sales on bonuses but you will end up spending most of the bonuses to advance just one level. It is set up that way on purpose. As I have downloaded at least match 3 games that allow you to advance even if you are not paying attention or having a strategy, the developers in this game want you to spend your real money. Once you accept that as the truth you can enjoy the game or games. I but gift cards once a month so it budgets how many movies or apps I can buy.
Love the game but could be better
by athhhfyjbfdrgh on 2019/02/13 11:27
I love this game and have played it for years but I have lost my progress three times when I have gotten new devices. I was past level 50 at one point and now I am back to level 24 (very frustrating). I agree with one of the reviewers who said that if you win you shouldn’t lose your energy because it takes forever to get them back. I also agree that you get too little when you win and the boosters are too much. People play games to have entertainment but having to pay for so much makes me not want to play. I would rather pay for the game outright then have to pay for so many things in order to advance in the game. Just make a few changes and you have one of the best games. Thank you
Engaging enough
by skwidney on 2019/01/02 17:43
The story line is entertaining and keeps me intrigued. There is a lot of detail that has gone into this game from the music ( I really like it!) to the affects on the map. By far the most well rounded I’ve seen in these matching games. I appreciate the fact I am advancing without having to spend money. With that being said of course spending money will make gameplay more interesting and open up more levels. I do plan on purchasing a package to support the game but I have a few cons I’d like to address. Facebook. I don’t like it. I don’t have it. I don’t want it. I get you may want to have us link our account to spread the word but allow us to opt out. I even have a quest to link a Facebook account but I can’t complete. Packages. I haven’t bought one, yet. But I’m getting pop ups constantly about sales. If there are a million different sales are they really sales? Less in your face begging for my money would be nice. Another pop up. Right before every match game the pop up showing you how to play is a bit redundant. Please show it less. Summary: most robust matching game I’ve played. Wonderful attention to detail. A couple of annoyances that I’d like to see change. Will be happy to support this developer.
I like this game enough to have loaded it on 3 devices?
by bookgirl on 2018/10/25 05:12
But I despise the fact that the stupid sunken ship quest, with impossible goals, suspends my ability to progress in the game. I get it. You need to make money, and I’ve done multiple transactions on this game in the past. But I’m not willing to do them any longer, because your “pay to progress” system is bonk. Yes, you have a different, interesting take on the Match 3. I’m in. But the ‘Collect 4500 Various Ridiculous Artifacts’ model—and then, “oops! You just need to buy 2 blood-soaked bandages to collect” aspect is just out-of-date. I wouldn’t take the time to write this, but since you have recently invested resources in updates I thought you might want to hear from someone who’s played this for a while.
Long term player
by nieecer on 2020/03/31 14:43
I am feeling increasingly frustrated that I repeatedly win a game and the reward is only a very few energy points. I understand occasionally giving energy rather than prizes but this is not the case and my loyalty and willingness to support your advertisers is not appreciated. I am not pleased. Received a prompt response to my review... thank you. As you said.. the longer the game is played the harder it becomes. I do understand that and certainly see my play points being used quickly. When this is the case I would expect to gain reward rather than play the same one repeatedly and only get +5 energy points when I might have used 90 points to win that one time. I continue to play and am teased by family for my “addiction “. Just wish to not be so frustrated.
Fun but Frustrating
by CharmenS on 2018/08/07 09:29
I like the game very appealing but it’s very hard to win it. When you are trying to get a charge and win the round you then find out you didn’t get the charge after all. You have to win that round 5-6 time in order to get the charge you want. Then it may change modes. So frustrating. I dislike all the timing modes there is no way of winning them. They never give you enough time to beat it. Even then you don’t get the charge. It’s also a waste of money buying crystals because you don’t move faster through the game. It may help you win that round but that’s it. I wish the developer would make the game a little more satisfying by making it easier to win more games especially in the time mode and to find the pieces you are trying to get.
Very addicting and Visually appealing.
by kev joe on 2018/12/27 18:26
This game is really addicting and its art is very pleasing to look at. I can see why someone would spend their time and money on this game. The game mechanics are pretty easy to learn and the music is especially amazing. This game has all the features to keep me interested and I will continue playing it. The game kind of gets frustrating at times, but that part may be good and bad at the same time. The game brings challenge unlike some other games which are extremely easy. Overall this game is really addictive and I would recommend this game to every person that has nothing to do at home. I’d give it a 9/10.
Watch out!
by cscreen54 on 2019/09/16 22:40
The game has great graphics, however I can suggest a few things that may make it better to navigate. I would like to see the unnecessary storyline to be able to be bypassed or ignored. Also, it takes a RIDICULOUS(!) amount times of repeating the same game page to accumulate anything. Trying to finish a collection is definitely something I can say, the I couldn’t care less anymore. I have repeatedly played the same level dozens of times trying to accumulate some needed item for a collection, to not have it achieved again. So I’m done with that. I really believe it is a deliberate act to try to keep people playing long enough to buy collection items or extra power to keep playing. Well, no more. Since the developers think so little of their players, the feeling can now be mutual. Nice try.
Great game!
by Nancy RR on 2018/02/10 00:21
I truly enjoy playing this and have been for some time (82). Challenging, interesting, great graphics and just fun. However, three things are practically impossible. At first, it was difficult, but not impossible to complete, the Lotus. Now y’all have made it way too hard. I have hit a place in the ship where I’ve just given up (level 40?), and the Blitz is impossible. Really impossible, at least for me. How about giving us that love the game at least a bit more satisfaction? Not complaining too much, just letting you know.
If you want to progress, you must pay to play
by ginnie54 on 2019/08/06 00:56
I have been playing this game for a while. Every day, multiple times a day. I have found it enjoyable until the last 3 days. On level 19. Have 12 collections I can not complete. Play the same levels over and over to attempt to get needed items. Either get to the last colored block and run out of moves or complete it and receive an item I have more than enough. Most items are in purple crystal areas that can not be accessed without completing the boat. Need all but a bomb that is impossible to get unless you pay for crystals to purchase it. So if you download this game and want to complete it, expect to have to purchase items. Guess this will be another FREE game that I will be deleting!
Weirdness
by jennielf on 2018/10/17 00:03
I really like this game. It's one of the more original match 3 games out there. The boards are fantastic. I only have two complaints, 1: same as everyone else, the chargers are waaay to hard to get. I have 30+ scorpions, but can't find any pearls. 2: about 5-6 weeks ago, I loaded the game and my progress had been replaced by someone else's game. I was annoyed but it was close enough. I submitted a ticket, but nothing ever came of it. I just kept playing and made it to level 40. Last night I think the game loaded my lost progress. I'm now back to level 34 and have to rebuild the Sphinx, the chariot totem and some other things. Argh. Submitted another ticket. Don't expect to hear anything back.
Not as much fun & more frustrating!
by RKC68 on 2018/11/14 13:03
This game is not as much fun anymore & gets more frustrating every day. I play on my Kindle & do not always have internet access when I play (1 reason why I started playing). Today, when I tried to open the game, it wouldn’t open & I got the message “No Connection to the Internet. Please check your settings & try again.” I’ve tried several times & even tried to power down & restart & still the same message. Also, I liked playing this game as a form of relaxation but it is getting more frustrating every day. Some of the levels in the buildings are impossible to complete as well as the quests. I stopped playing the rounds in the ship for this reason too.
Good game, frustrating load time
by solstreamer on 2019/07/03 13:16
Thus far I really like this game, been playing for about a month and haven’t had to purchase anything. Hoping I can get through the game without a purchase after reading a review (were they just impatient?) but my issue is just that every time I go to play to the game it takes like 2 minutes to load saying “updating” Even sometimes in the middle of a level if I put my phone down and pick it up again 2 minutes later, the app is again updating it loading and it always takes me back to the level I was in the middle of which is great but why is it loading / updating every single day?
Typical
by PegiC1 on 2020/06/23 20:05
I enjoy this game on several different levels of playing. It’s less stressful than some other games cuz not all of it is timed!👏🏼 But as you progress everything gets more difficult, which is fine, but IMPOSSIBLE is no fun. The "’’ship" part of the game IS impossible to finish in my lifetime! Then there are other mini-games within the actual game itself that are for children only. Those need to be changed & updated. I was supposed to be rewarded 3 emeralds for updating the game, but that never materialized. This is my second time of starting from the beginning because there is so much that I like but so much that in unnecessary too.
Just a pay to play game.
by Justbugged on 2018/03/11 07:26
This has lots of potential. The game is well developed. However unless you are willing to pay lots of real money, it’s extremely slow and tedious to play. It took me more than a year to finally get connected with other players. There’s absolutely no way they let you win any of the extra games. Extra games use up energy that’s better spent on regular games. They clearly spend day# where there’s no way to win any game. It’s no wonder why people simply stop playing after the first 20 plus levels. I am tenacious, so I’m now playing at a significantly higher level than most players, still without paying to play the game is just tedious. It’s definitely more expensive to play than most people are willing to give.
Fair play for none money users
by Shindelu on 2019/02/06 19:36
I enjoy the game for it puzzles and stories. However I find the fact that certain items needed for collections like the pearls or collars are near to impossible get. Perhaps defeating a level so many times or defeating a level in which you have blown up every tile would greatly increase the chances of getting those items. Also the same thing happens with special events and with the limited play time the events are useless. I know that the gems are meant to be used and that is how you are making money but this really feels like you are forced to purchase in order play.
Same complaint as many others
by Just lil' ole me on 2018/10/03 23:13
This game can be a lot of fun to play and I have spent many hours doing so. Much of this game depends on the chargers and collection items that are given upon completing a certain puzzle. Today, part of my challenge was to collect 8 chargers. I have selected that particular item multiple times and have successfully completed many of the puzzles. I have yet to collect any chargers. I realize that you have developed this game in order for you to make money, and I must commend you on that. However, I do get frustrated when completing a puzzle that cost 29 energys to play and am rewarded with 7.
Requires real money to progress--and wants too much info
by Gamingmuse on 2018/09/12 14:15
Although this game has an interesting storyline, fun twists on the usual match 3 puzzles, and great graphics, the only way you can progress through the levels is if you spend your real cash money to buy the gems (the game's currency) in order to purchase "boosters" and "chargers". And the number of gems required to purchase those boosters and chargers is inordinate. Of the many games I've played, this one is by far the most expensive in terms of the amount of cash you have to spend to advance. With the most recent update, they are now requiring that you provide the developers with more information than I am comfortable sharing. I am deleting the game from my device.
Fun, but takes too long to gain progress
by Southpaw1000 on 2019/09/23 22:22
Luv this game... but I'm getting board. I've been playing for several years now and it seems to be taking a long time to get any progress. Each time I start to play the lady by the destroyed pyramid keeps popping up and says to finish restoring it... however, the two collection items I need don't seem to populate the status bar on the left of the screen. Each time I clear something from the status bar the wrong collection item comes up. I think I've cleared over 100 items from the status bar and still not the collection item I need. Anyway, it's fun... but it seems to be taking too long.
Fun game but very challenging
by valerizvaleriz on 2018/09/15 04:48
I view this as a match three game. I do not focus on the bigger picture because it takes sooooooo long to go forward. The higher you get the less often you are able to renew your “specials” like the hammer, etc. You must go up way more levels to renew them. I think this should be changed. But you do have the daily wheel to get some help. I do not think I will be able to finish the ship. I have a very difficult time with timed modes as my brain freezes and it is stressful. I play to relieve stress not add it. I do love the regular mode, the faded mode, the +mode. The Sphinx is fun.
It’s fun but...
by Narwhaz Are Amazing on 2018/07/23 04:41
I have had this game for about a year now but I have a few issues. First of all, I can’t complete ANY collections because almost every time I successfully finish a puzzle I get something that is almost useless to me like 4 energy. Now I know what you’re thinking. Who wouldn’t want more energy because more energy means more time to play but, the whole reason I play is to finish my collections. PLEASE fix this. One more thing. It takes forever to level up your totems now. I don’t have ANY power ups 😢 if you could fix these problems I will rate this game 5 stars.
Fun game that is quickly being ruined
by Jester Tim on 2020/05/08 21:37
The game has always been a bit frustrating as increasing one's level and solving collections results in inflated costs to continue that more than offset energy point increases. While it is true you get more points with each level you achieve, the regeneration rate remains 1 pt. per 3 minutes. This effectively ensures no improvement in play time.A Modicum of relief to this frustrating situation (refilling bar following earned free time) has recently been removed rendering the game unplayable due to the experience of feeling punished for trying to make progress. I will be deleting the game and encouraging others not to bother with it if this imbalance is not rectified with next update.
Game is crashing all the time
by BruJenNSB on 2020/08/07 18:00
Hi, developer. So I have been playing this for a long time, and suddenly, after the last upgrade, it crashes like crazy. I have sent in several error reports without getting any upgrade/bug fixes. Just as it crashes, the music starts skipping a bunch, then it goes down...it even happens when typing an error report. It seems to me that the glitch may be in the music. After it crashes several times in a row, I get frustrated and quit. Could you look into this current glitch? Thanks
Cradle of empires
by Anabel_346 on 2017/10/06 11:09
First they make you pay to play the game and then they make you pay to keep on playing. They continually inundated you with offers to buy energy or jewels. At first I thought it was a really fun game, but now some of the levels are timed or in skull mode and with my very ill husband asking for something or other every few minutes it makes it virtually impossible to play the timed modes. I'm very frustrated that they continually want you to buy something and never give you the artifact you need. So very disappointed . I guess I won't be buying anymore AWEM games as I certainly have not been awed by this game. I reloaded this game and started all over and so far I've not been inundated with offers to buy something so I'm much happier with it than I was before. I'll see how things go and report again. Still frustrated by game. You have to keep playing the same thing over and over and still don't get anything worth while, mainly things you already have and don't need. I can say that the art work is phenomenal .
Stress
by Rls1056 on 2019/02/05 14:01
This game has a lot of timed and night modes way to many the daily challenges are inundated with timed and night modes and when you complete those levels all they want to give are energy .. how about rewards with chargers or pieces and how can u say the stars complete the level you get three stars but still do not have all the artifacts from the level and if you repeat the levels you still don’t receive the artifacts just energy . Let’s get it together and make the challenges more achievable and if you complete the levels you should be able to receive all the artifacts that have been shown
Nice Idea / Bad Rewards
by Apple News Reader 1138 on 2020/07/17 02:43
Nice general concept however, the reward system is more of a middle finger to the player than a reward. Example: when you gain a level you gain more energy which should allow you to play more and for longer but you need to spend energy to play a board and the cost of the energy needed to play goes up as your level goes up. It’s a wash - the designers must think players are stupid. Also, the rewards for defeating a level are very sparse; it would be like having to pay $10 to play a single game at a carnival and after three try’s and $30 later you win a single dollar.
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