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    Published: 2013-07-11, by .

    Compulsive is a color-matching puzzle game set in minimalist graphics

    • Addictive as hell
    • Local and Facebook friends ranking
    • Animations and sound
    • Minimalist graphics
    • Touchscreen response
    • No global leaderboards
    • Only one game mode

    "Guys, I'm addicted to these colored-tiles"

    This is one of the oldest concept on gaming history: match 4 or more tiles of the same color to clear them from the board and score as many points as you can in 60 seconds. However, the folks at TMSOFT managed to make it beautiful and highly addictive.

    Maybe is due to its sober and minimalist graphics or to its excellent touchscreen response when swiping tiles or, maybe, it's just that this gameplay perfectly fits mobile gaming: it's one of those timewasters perfect to play while waiting the bus or queuing. Whatever the reason, Compulsive isn't one of those childish 3-matching games full of animals, gems and fireworks. This goes straight to the issue: colored squares, white background, swipe to move, score as much as you can. Period.

    There are local leaderboards but since beating your own records would become boring after a while, you can also add Facebook friends and try to beat their personal best. In order to achieve it you should keep in mind that combos will multiply your score and that glowing tiles of a specific color from the board.

    Animations and sounds are great. Only two lacks: first, a global leaderboard would make the game even more challenging and, second, different game modes would increase playability.

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    by Emmanuel , Appszoom

    Jul 11, 2013


    A palette of beautiful colors needs your help to get organized. This quick color matching puzzle game is easy to learn and difficult to put down. Ready to get Compulsive?


    □ Addictive color matching puzzle game
    □ Multiple Game Modes: Arcade, Strategy, Zen, Challenge
    □ Multiplayer: Play friends on the same board
    □ Power-ups: Organizer, Cleaner, Duster
    □ Leaderboards & Achievements
    □ Beautiful bright candy-like colors with a modern theme
    □ Awesome animations, music, and sound
    □ Play games in 60 seconds, 30 moves, or unlimited
    □ Game Center integration for challenging friends and family
    □ Optimized for all iPhone and iPad Retina Displays

    ■ RULES

    □ Drag tiles anywhere on the board as long as the dropped tile joins another of same color
    □ Join four or more tiles of the same color to clear them off the board and score points.
    □ A Clean tile clears all tiles of a specific color off the board.
    □ Clear multiple groups of tiles in a single move for bonus points.


    □ Power-ups include Duster, Cleaner, Organizer, and Visionary to help improve your game!
    □ Duster removes a tile off the board and counts towards the combo. Use it to start your next combo and score bigger points. Limit 5 per game.
    □ The Cleaner power-up removes an entire color from the board. This is just like the white cleaner tile that appears on the board. Limit is 3 per game.
    □ The Organizer power-up gives you 10 seconds to arrange the board however you want without any tiles exploding. This allows you to create really big groups and and even bigger combos for a massive bonus. Limit is 1 per game.
    □ Visionary power-up is a one time purchase that provides color tile counts on the board on every game played. Helps you to focus on what color to use to build your next group. Also tells you the best time to use your Organizer power-up!

    ■ TIPS

    □ Create larger groups of tiles for bigger scores.
    □ Set up tiles on the game board so when one group clears others will follow.
    □ Bonus multiplier is given on the total number of groups you clean up in a single move.
    □ Use the white tiles or Cleaner power-up to wipe up a mess or score some quick points.
    □ Use the Duster tile to start off a killer combo.
    □ Buy plenty of Organizers from the Store to really run your score up high.
    □ Use the Visionary power-up as an indicator to use the Organizer power-up.
    □ Play everyday to earn 1,000 extra tiles.
    □ Connect the leaderboard to Game Center and Facebook to crush your friend's scores.


    □ “Best New Games" — Apple App Store Feature
    □ "So minimal, so addictive" — LA Times
    □ "Its design is generous, both in aesthetic elegance and in play" — Kill Screen
    □ “Compulsive is a slick puzzler that lives up to its name” — GameZebo


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