Empires and Puzzles is a match 3 puzzle game that has themes of RPG and base building thus giving it a status of a game with more than just one single genre. When you first download and start the game, you might think it’s just another Candy Crush clone with the same match-3 puzzle format. Maybe it is. But it’s also much more than just that. Empires and Puzzles is a free to play game that you can get on the Google Play Store or for your iOS device. It isn’t available to play worldwide though so you might not have access to play it if your country is not in the list of countries Empires and Puzzles currently supports. The app also has tons of ads and in-app purchases throughout the course of the game so be prepared.
Empires and Puzzles blends in two big genres – RPG and puzzle. The RPG element comes in the form of base-building and collecting heroes. The puzzle theme makes the core of the gameplay and it’s basically how you proceed in the game level after level. The levels in Empire and Puzzles are scattered across the game in different worlds and the worlds that are featured in the app are pretty epic. You can explore the extensive world that has dragons, heroes, bosses and other mythical features perfect to project you into an alternate world.
In Empire and Puzzles you can collect and unlock your heroes and you can get more of the rare ones with some in-app purchases. These purchases might be slightly on the higher end but they aren’t necessary to make it far into the game. You can clear the levels at a steady pace without having to turn to the in-app purchases.
The troops or heroes that you collect in the game come in the form of cards and you can fight your enemies through making ultimate combos. Of course the actual action and fighting part is done through the match-3 puzzle format. Every time you make an amazing combo, your enemy sustains a hit. You’ll need to make the combos until you can completely knock out your enemy.
The base building aspect of Empires and Puzzles is also pretty interesting. You can extend and build your empire in the game as you defeat more and more of your enemies. You can also collect more and more variety of troops and heroes along the way as your empire grows.
The game also supports a multiplayer mode where you can battle out against other players from across the world in a PVP style combat. Of course, again, the gameplay is match-3 style and you can only be the victor if you clear your puzzles quickly and through powerful combos.
There are also features of upgrading and customization in Empires and Puzzles. This means that you can level up your heroes and equip them with even more special powers through the in-game currency you collect throughout the course of the game.
The multiplayer mode further supports a team alliance mode. In this mode you can fight against titans in teams and build your social circle. You can also invite your friends to play directly in the game.
When it comes to the graphics of Empires and Puzzles, the developers do not disappoint. It might not be the best 3D graphics we’ve seen in an app but in an app of this caliber, they are good enough. There have, however, been reports of technical errors in the game frequently.
Empires & Puzzles: RPG Quest is one of the top apps in the Role Playing app category, which belongs to Small Giant Games. It's last update was on April 4, 2019 and it has been already downloaded 10,000,000+ times. On the app store it has now 1,164,691 reviews. After you get to Empires & Puzzles: RPG Quest page on the app store, click install & enjoy it.