brokenendings wroteThey must have rigged this mini game. There's a LOT of match games out there and this is basically bejeweled.
But I'm just a little peeved because the 1st round I played yesterday was practice. I got a score of over 500. The subsequent rounds which weren't practice I could only get half that score (if that).
Yesterday I was only able to get in the 200s most of the time and maybe got above 300 once. If you get under 300 you get 50 snowflakes, but if you get over 300 you get 125 snowflakes. I wish the 500 round was for real. I can't imagine how many it'd be. Maybe 250 snowflakes?
The reason I say it's rigged is that the starting placement of each color is in a specific pattern where there's only a SINGLE match to start the game. It doesn't give the player the opportunity to choose between multiple moves to start off with. It's like if you had to choose your first move in chess, but your pawn can't move 2 spaces and the knight can't jump the pawns.
It's like they're giving us the illusion of playing a matching game when they've practically predetermined it.
I did notice yesterday that multiple rounds had the only first move option in the exact some spot using the exact same color.
Like I know a game like Pokemon Shuffle is super rigged too, but not in this way. The piece placement is actually random because there's multiple moves that can be made first.
Maybe this is their first time coding a game like this so I'll give them a pass. But seriously, at least try to make it feel like you can choose your starting strategy. It really irks me that like all the blues are on a diagonal from left to right but there's not a single match you can make around them in order to trigger a combo because you only have one choice for your first move.
The most annoying thing in a game is "the illusion of choice"
So I really don't understand the scoring system, cuz I swear I only got 50 snowflakes when I got under 300, but I got 125 once when I got over 300 once.
I got over 300 for the 2nd time and got 300 snowflakes? Does it have something to do with combos and nothing to do with your "score" or do you always get 300 snowflakes if you score over 350 in the game?
side note: TWICE I was going for my highest score since my great practice round, I'll have almost 400 points and the game freezes. I know it's not on purpose but it feels like they designed the game to crash if you score too high orz. I've yet to complete the game when I get a good score cuz it always freezes after a long combo or something.
Last edited by brokenendings (12/24/2021 at 20:52)