Match 3 puzzle games are a dime a dozen on the App Store. There are so many of them that it’s sometimes hard to stand out from the crowd. Many of them play exactly the same as each other, but with different themes. MUJO is not like those games. In fact, MUJO takes the whole match-3 genre in a new direction by introducing a boss battle element to it as well as a new stacking game mechanic that I don’t think I’ve seen in other games on this genre before. All I know is that I’ve been having a blast playing this.
Gameplay in MUJO is seriously cool. At its core, it’s a match 3 style brick breaker. On the surface though, it’s much more than that. Instead of an endless puzzler, MUJO is broken up into different levels, each with the goal of destroying the enemy on that level. They could be lowly soldiers or a boss Gorgon. What you do to attack is break the matching red sword blocks to send a hit. The trick here is that you don’t want to just send a lowly match of 3, 4, 5, etc. What you want to do is stack like blocks to form huge multipliers. If you hold down on a match, it will stack all those blocks up as one. By doing this, its possible to construct a match of well over 1000, 2000, even 3000+ blocks for one gigantic attack.
You’ll need to do this because there are some enemies who regenerate health over time and if you don’t inflict massive damage quickly, you’ll barely do any damage to them. There are also levels in which you only get a set number of moves to try and defeat the boss. If you waste moves on wimpy attacks, you’ll never win either. That’s why stacking is very important and something you’ll want to continue doing while you play.
Another neat thing about MUJO is how you can collect these different Gods to help you on your quest. You can equip up to 3 Gods and each have their own special abilities and attack attributes.
Graphically, this game looks very good. It has that sort of paper cutout look about it. It’s very bright and colorful and easy on the eyes. There are also a bunch of really neat character designs for the Gods you can collect as well as the Gorgons you have to defeat. There isn’t much in terms of animations, there isn’t much, although the transitions of the blocks dropping, stacking, and exploding is very smooth.
MUJO is one of the most fun match-3 games I’ve played in a while. The last being Candy Crush and I haven’t really touched another regularly since then. This one however is very interesting and I like the whole angle of using the puzzles as a means of beating enemies. It’s quite unique and very challenging where it adds another layer to your given strategy. I highly recommend picking this up, seeing as it’s free this week but after that, it’ll cost you.
App Store Link: MUJO
Developer: Oink Games
In-App Purchases: Yes
Compatible Devices: (Universal App) Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
MUJO is a unique puzzle game with features that cannot be found in any other game. Let’s start collecting tiles and erase them all to attack monsters!
This game has no end! Enjoy whenever you want as much as you would like.
=How to play=
Stack three or more connected sword tiles by holding them down.
The more tiles you stack, the more offensive power you obtain!
Then, tap three or more swords after arranging them together. You can inflict damage to monsters and defeat them.
Destroy monsters from the Greek myths appearing one after another.
= Add gods into your troop=
A variety of gods from the Greek myths may appear out of treasure chests that come out once in a while! They can be your allies. Win through the battles against monsters while utilizing the various abilities of the gods.
Easy but profound game development.
A puzzle system that you have never experienced.
Many cool gods and monsters designed by HEY.
Beautiful but minimal graphic designs and animation.
Possible to compete with world-wide players and friends at GameCenter.
[Source: App Store]