|Platforms||Android 4.0.3 and up|
King has brought us some of the most addictive and most successful tile-matching games in the history of mobile gaming. It is not a bold claim at all as King is the developer behind the well-acclaimed Candy Crush Saga and other noteworthy games like Bubble Witch Saga 3. Interestingly, they came up with another game that is equally colorful and fun! Introducing, Pet Rescue Puzzle Saga! The game has some sort of Zootopia influence which follows a story of heroine Fern the Fox and her mission to rescue all the troubled pets from the evil pet snatchers. It is a colorful tile-matching puzzle that will surely put your skills on a great test.
The mechanics for Pet Rescue Puzzle Saga is generally simple and absolutely manageable. It is a match 2 puzzle which works differently from the iconic Candy Crush Saga of King. Instead of sliding and matching three identical tiles on the grid, all you need is to tap two or more tiles of the same color that are located adjacently to one another. Despite the apparent simplicity, the game still offers a decent amount of challenge since you are only given a limited amount of moves per level.
Pet Rescue Puzzle Saga will take you to a series of challenging levels with various range of difficulty that will put your skills on a test. There will be different objectives as well. Some levels will ask you to collect a certain amount of colored tiles while others will require you to eliminate ice blocks or to rescue pets by bringing them towards the lifesavers. To top it all, the game also follows a creative storyline that makes this puzzle even more engaging.
Much like other tile-matching puzzles, Pet Rescue Puzzle Saga also comes with power-ups which can help you achieve your goal much faster. There are two forms of power-ups in the game which can be obtained in various ways. The first set of powerups can be obtained through the puzzles itself. Matching a large group of tiles will activate various power-ups. These power-ups can give you the ability to eliminate the entire row or entire column in just one click. If you are lucky enough, you can also eliminate both column and row by combining two adjacent rocket powerups. Larger group can also activate bombs which create massive damage and help you eliminate a greater number of tiles.
The other set of power-ups are obtained through the game’s in-game shop. These are one-time-use power-ups which give you different abilities. You can manually remove a specific tile through the hammer, eliminate rows and columns and remove tiles of certain colors in one tap. These special tiles will also not consume a move which makes them more advantageous but since you can only use them once, make sure to use them wisely, otherwise, you’ll end up wasting them.
One of the most unique features of the Pet Rescue Puzzle Saga is the Pet system. Every time you successfully rescued a pet, they will be placed on your pet rea. Just head over to the House Icon on the lowermost panel of the screen and it will take you to your adorable pet zone. Each pet will have specific needs which will be identified by speech bubbles. Simply tap the speech bubble to address their concerns and also to interact. A pet will ask for various things. They might ask you to bathe them, to play with them or to feed them. Each interaction will require a certain amount of Coins, the virtual currency that you can earn from each puzzle.
Interestingly, you can also customize the pets by giving them colorful outfits. Simply access the Wardrobe by tapping the speech bubble and tapping the Wardrobe button. The game doesn’t have a multiplayer function but it has an interactive leaderboard system that allows you to compete with your online friends. Just connect your Facebook account and you’ll see where your friends are.
Much like other King’s masterpiece, Pet Rescue Puzzle Saga is a very addictive game that is absolutely worth a download. It is colorful, fun and super engaging. It comes with an energy system too which makes the game more thrilling. Overall, it is a game worth playing with. Currently, Pet Rescue Puzzle Saga is available on both Android and iOS devices and you can download this game absolutely for free. Good luck and have fun!