Flowerz (WP) Reviews

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Curtieson
82,540 (53,047)
Curtieson
TA Score for this game: 324
Posted on 20 December 10 at 18:56, Edited on 20 December 10 at 19:48
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Flowerz is a puzzle game from the lines of Bejeweled in that you have a grid area and need to work to get 3 like colors in a line. However, there is no "Swap to lineup" involved, it is placement of flowers from a que.

Time is not an issue with this game, there is no clock, no buzzer or no angry troll to beat...you can really think through your movements and plan ahead.

What gives this game it's difficulty, is that as it progresses the Flower in your que are a single color, and as you work your way up the levels they change to Multi-colored and add different colors. What I mean by Multi-Colored is that the flower will have 1 Initial color...and a separate color inside for when the initial color is matched and removed, the secondary color will be left on the board. This is where the strategy comes, because you have to constantly think of what each flower will LEAVE and plan accordingly.

So, that will give you a basic idea of the game...this is not a quick 200 because of some cumulative achievements that may take days to achieve. At my current pace, I can get about 10,000 pts in about 3-4 hours of playing on my couch, watching TV... To obtain the 250,000 total points, I would expect to play 75-100 hours.
Given 5 stars by Curtieson
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ZX KNIGHT
50,681 (32,927)
ZX KNIGHT
TA Score for this game: 380
Posted on 05 April 12 at 15:30
This review has 5 positive votes and 5 negative votes. Please log in to vote.
Flowerz is port of the popular MSN Game of the same name. It is essentially a match-three puzzler with a few twists to liven up proceedings. Unlike Bejeweled there is no timer, but the increasing complexity of the flowers, which come in an array of colours while some switch colour after being matched, means that it progressively becomes more difficult than your standard match-three game.

It’s a premise that has a classic simplicity for beginners while providing a certain amount of fiendishness for more experienced players. That said, while it’s an enjoyable game to dip in and out of it does have the feel of an average title elevated by the presence of achievements.

Speaking of which, the achievements are pretty varied and tend to avoid too many needless ‘grinds’. They encourage you to play through both Expert and Standard modes so you’ll experience what the game has to offer, and while a few are the sort of irrelevant ones you’ll pick up without thinking about it, e.g. use 100 of item A, the main ones require some real skill to unlock.

The only warning I’d give is that if you get bored after repeated plays you may be left with an outstanding achievement that needs a total cumulative score of 250,000. A high score comes in around 6-7,000 so while it’s not unattainable by any means, it will take a while.

Otherwise it is solid, if not spectacular game and the ability to dip in for ten minutes and pick it up again later means you can work on Flowerz over the long haul.

Taken from: http://zombiesatemyxbox.com/2012/02/03/the-essential-guide-t...
Given 2 stars by ZX KNIGHT
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