The Heroes of the Marvel Universe Unite With the Best In Puzzle Games
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Release Date: Dec 5, 2013

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"Free-to-play one-button game with a touch-friendly UI. Works fine, as well as any other Puzzle Quest game."

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April 2

Changes Coming In Season XIII (Apr. 02, 2015)

Hi, all,

Will here from Demiurge to talk about some changes you can expect in Season XIII.

Here’s the quick summary; more details below:

Higher chances of drawing 3-stars from packs.

Changes to Versus matchmaking. We’re fixing some bugs where certain players can see matches much harder or easier than intended, making some changes to soften the “wall” where all of a sudden you start being matchmade with teams that are much harder, and addressing cases where players new to Versus get attacked an extremely high number of times.

The maximum number of times that +AP boosts can be stacked changes from 3 to 2. We still think that there’s interesting gameplay that comes from +AP boosts, and don’t want to get rid of them, but we’ve come to the conclusion that it’s impossible to balance characters in such a way that they’re fairly matched both when players start with 6 AP in a color and when they don’t.

Changes to Versus progression rewards. The 2-star and 3-star characters and the first 1000 Iso-8 award become easier to get. An additional event pack token has been added to the rewards.

Higher Chances of 3-stars
Most packs have a higher chance of a 3-star, and a lower chance of drawing a 2-star. The exact amount of the change depends on the pack. The magnitude of the change is similar to what it will be in the 1x Heroic pack, where the odds of a 3-star increase by about 33% (they used to make up about 14% of the pack, and now make up about 18.6% of the pack).

The Deadpool Daily Quest and Standard (500 Iso-8) packs aren’t affected by this change. The Heroic pack and all event packs are affected.

This change will take effect with a patch late in the day Eastern time on 4/2.

Matchmaking Changes
We’re shifting matchmaking calculations to achieve the following aims:
We used to use a persistent, hidden Versus rating to help with matchmaking. There were a number of ways where that could cause some quirkiness where people’s hidden rating gets far off from what we expect, and their matches are much harder or easier than they should be. That hidden rating no longer figures into matchmaking, fixing these issues.
The removal of hidden rating makes it so that purposely losing to get easier fights stops being effective.

Newcomers to PvP stop getting pounded on quite so badly, and retaliation fights are more likely to be within reach.

The flipside to that is that higher-level players see less super-easy targets. You’ll generally see opponents with a minimum difficulty of roughly one star level below you. (Players with maxed 3-star teams will see maxed 2-star teams and stronger, for example.) If there's a shortage of opponents worth a meaningful number of points in this band, you can be matched with easier teams than that. And if you climb high enough in the event, anyone can see you as an opponent, even if they’re much higher level.

The experience of suddenly hitting a wall and seeing much harder teams is reduced. The upper bound on how difficult a team we match you with gradually increases as it becomes harder to find good matches for you, so you can still expect matches to get harder as you climb higher in an event.

This change will be a part of the Versus event starting on the evening of 4/2 and all Versus events that follow. Balance of Power will be unaffected by these changes.

Boost Stacking Change
The Team-Up +AP boost, all-color +AP boost, and 2-color +AP boosts used to be stackable up to 3 times. They can now be stacked up to 2 times.

We’ve come to the conclusion that it’s not possible to balance the game for cases where people are using as much +AP as was available before and cases when they’re not. We still think that +AP boosts are an interesting piece of the game, and we want to keep them available, just reduce their maximum power.

For some of the most highly competitive players, this will have an effect on the speed of matches in Versus. We’re keeping an eye on how this affects Versus scores and, as with all changes that could have an effect on Versus scores, we’ll adjust progression rewards if that proves necessary.

This change will take effect with a patch late in the day Eastern time on 4/2.

Changes to Progression Rewards
The following progression rewards change in Versus:

Old:
200: 250 Iso-8
500: 2-star
650: 1000 Iso-8
800: Event token
900: 3-star

New:
200: 2-star
500: 1000 Iso-8
650: Event token
800: 3-star
900: Event token

This change will be a part of the Versus event starting on the evening of 4/2 and all Versus events that follow.

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March 25

The R73 Update Has Arrived! (Mar. 25, 2015)

R73 is here!

R73 Patch Notes:

This month we explore the chaotic qualities of speed, crime and brute force.

UI, Tweaks & Bug Fixes
- Fixed a bug where the mission points tally screen was displaying an incorrect amount of points.
- Fixed a bug where players weren't returned to the Chapter Selection screen after completing certain missions.
- In-game announcements can now contain links to external websites.

Team-Ups
- Team-Ups scale up to a player’s average level when receiving a Team-Up from a player.
- Team-Ups received from PVE Events no longer scale above the character’s max level.
- Fixed a bug where the “On Patrol” timer was overwriting the "Injured" timer on the Character Select screen.

Characters
- While Star-Lord is stunned, his ability Oldest Trick in the Book will not increase the AP for enemy abilities.
- Doctor Octopus’s ability Armed and Dangerous now correctly does additional tile damage.
- Ms. Marvel’s ability Photonic Blasts now correctly does additional tile damage.

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Reviews

“An intricately crafted, remarkably deep experience – Marvel Puzzle Quest doesn’t merely meet the expectations of its name, it exceeds them.”
9.1 out of 10 – http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/10/11/marvel-puzzle-quest-dark-reign-review

“Even for those unfamiliar with the ever-expanding Marvel universe, Dark Reign’s use of collection and randomized drops make it compulsively, sickeningly playable.”
4 out of 5 – http://toucharcade.com/2013/10/12/marvel-puzzle-quest-dark-reign-review/

“Takes the unlikely pairing of Marvel heroes and match-3 makes it fun. Lots to do besides the story missions. Entertaining, surprisingly humorous dialogue.”
4 out of 5 – http://www.gamezebo.com/games/marvel-puzzle-quest-dark-reign/review

Update Notes

R73 is here!

R73 Patch Notes:

This month we explore the chaotic qualities of speed, crime and brute force.

UI, Tweaks & Bug Fixes
- Fixed a bug where the mission points tally screen was displaying an incorrect amount of points.
- Fixed a bug where players weren't returned to the Chapter Selection screen after completing certain missions.
- In-game announcements can now contain links to external websites.

Team-Ups
- Team-Ups scale up to a player’s average level when receiving a Team-Up from a player.
- Team-Ups received from PVE Events no longer scale above the character’s max level.
- Fixed a bug where the “On Patrol” timer was overwriting the "Injured" timer on the Character Select screen.

Characters
- While Star-Lord is stunned, his ability Oldest Trick in the Book will not increase the AP for enemy abilities.
- Doctor Octopus’s ability Armed and Dangerous now correctly does additional tile damage.
- Ms. Marvel’s ability Photonic Blasts now correctly does additional tile damage.


For full (English Only) Patch Notes, please visit http://www.d3pforums.com

Just Updated

CHANGES COMING IN SEASON XIII (Apr. 02, 2015)

Hi, all,

Will here from Demiurge to talk about some changes you can expect in Season XIII.

Here’s the quick summary; more details below:
Higher chances of drawing 3-stars from packs.
Changes to Versus matchmaking. We’re fixing some bugs where certain players can see matches much harder or easier than intended, making some changes to soften the “wall” where all of a sudden you start being matchmade with teams that are much harder, and addressing cases where players new to Versus get attacked an extremely high number of times.
The maximum number of times that +AP boosts can be stacked changes from 3 to 2. We still think that there’s interesting gameplay that comes from +AP boosts, and don’t want to get rid of them, but we’ve come to the conclusion that it’s impossible to balance characters in such a way that they’re fairly matched both when players start with 6 AP in a color and when they don’t.
Changes to Versus progression rewards. The 2-star and 3-star characters and the first 1000 Iso-8 award become easier to get. An additional event pack token has been added to the rewards.

Higher Chances of 3-stars
Most packs have a higher chance of a 3-star, and a lower chance of drawing a 2-star. The exact amount of the change depends on the pack. The magnitude of the change is similar to what it will be in the 1x Heroic pack, where the odds of a 3-star increase by about 33% (they used to make up about 14% of the pack, and now make up about 18.6% of the pack).

The Deadpool Daily Quest and Standard (500 Iso-8) packs aren’t affected by this change. The Heroic pack and all event packs are affected.

This change will take effect with a patch late in the day Eastern time on 4/2.

Matchmaking Changes
We’re shifting matchmaking calculations to achieve the following aims:
We used to use a persistent, hidden Versus rating to help with matchmaking. There were a number of ways where that could cause some quirkiness where people’s hidden rating gets far off from what we expect, and their matches are much harder or easier than they should be. That hidden rating no longer figures into matchmaking, fixing these issues.
The removal of hidden rating makes it so that purposely losing to get easier fights stops being effective.
Newcomers to PvP stop getting pounded on quite so badly, and retaliation fights are more likely to be within reach.
The flipside to that is that higher-level players see less super-easy targets. You’ll generally see opponents with a minimum difficulty of roughly one star level below you. (Players with maxed 3-star teams will see maxed 2-star teams and stronger, for example.) If there's a shortage of opponents worth a meaningful number of points in this band, you can be matched with easier teams than that. And if you climb high enough in the event, anyone can see you as an opponent, even if they’re much higher level.
The experience of suddenly hitting a wall and seeing much harder teams is reduced. The upper bound on how difficult a team we match you with gradually increases as it becomes harder to find good matches for you, so you can still expect matches to get harder as you climb higher in an event.

This change will be a part of the Versus event starting on the evening of 4/2 and all Versus events that follow. Balance of Power will be unaffected by these changes.

Boost Stacking Change
The Team-Up +AP boost, all-color +AP boost, and 2-color +AP boosts used to be stackable up to 3 times. They can now be stacked up to 2 times.

We’ve come to the conclusion that it’s not possible to balance the game for cases where people are using as much +AP as was available before and cases when they’re not. We still think that +AP boosts are an interesting piece of the game, and we want to keep them available, just reduce their maximum power.

For some of the most highly competitive players, this will have an effect on the speed of matches in Versus. We’re keeping an eye on how this affects Versus scores and, as with all changes that could have an effect on Versus scores, we’ll adjust progression rewards if that proves necessary.

This change will take effect with a patch late in the day Eastern time on 4/2.

Changes to Progression Rewards
The following progression rewards change in Versus:

Old:
200: 250 Iso-8
500: 2-star
650: 1000 Iso-8
800: Event token
900: 3-star

New:
200: 2-star
500: 1000 Iso-8
650: Event token
800: 3-star
900: Event token

This change will be a part of the Versus event starting on the evening of 4/2 and all Versus events that follow.

About This Game

The best in match-3 puzzle gameplay meets Marvel’s biggest Super Heroes and Super Villains in the most epic puzzle adventure game out on your phone and tablet! Marvel Puzzle Quest combines your favorite Marvel characters with deep RPG leveling, player-vs-player tournaments, alliances, and much more. It’s time to unleash your inner Super Hero and wage war against your enemies.

Now featuring 100% more Deadpool!

9.1 out of 10 “An intricately crafted, remarkably deep experience -- Marvel Puzzle Quest doesn’t merely meet the expectations of its name, it exceeds them.” - IGN.com (Editors’ Choice Award)

Features
• FREE TO PLAY
• Assemble the ultimate team from your favorite Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains such as Captain America, Spider-Man, Hulk, Thor, Loki, Punisher, Black Widow, Venom, and much more!
• Harness the power of Iso-8 to upgrade your team and collect comics to unlock new characters and abilities.
• Introducing new characters from the Marvel Universe and continually expanding game features!
• Brand new tournaments and events are launched each month to offer players fresh gameplay to explore.
• Unmatched strategy and depth! Embark on a journey of a global scale and unleash your strength and wits with your favorite Marvel characters to outsmart and defeat your opponents.
• Build Alliances among your friends and compete against rival Alliances.
• Snag the top rank in Tournaments, Alliances, and Season Play for new character rewards and other prizes!
• Stop Norman Osborn and his worldwide terror spree and watch the story unravel as different forces such as the X-Men, S.H.I.E.L.D. and H.A.M.M.E.R. (Dark Avengers) compete for resources and influence.
• Be a part of the Marvel Universe in an epic story written by Marvel veterans Frank Tieri (Iron Man, Wolverine, Weapon X) and Alex Irvine (Iron Man: The Rapture, Daredevil Noir) based on the Dark Reign storyline, a monumental narrative in Marvel history.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.00GHz or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 3000 / Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT / ATI Radeon HD 4650
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 250 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Card
Helpful customer reviews
47 of 62 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
378.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
Steals your time or your money. I'm glad to have stoped playing it.
I want this as a 15$ Game without microtransactions and a better system.
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47 of 63 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
81.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
TL;DR - Avoid at all costs! I'm in too deep but it may not be too late for you.

I've been playing the version on iOS since October last year and a lot has changed. The game deals in ISO and Hero Points. ISO is common but you'll need lots and Hero Points are uncommon but both are required. How much you'll enjoy this game will depend on how much money and time you'll be OK with sinking into this hole.
You collect covers of characters. Each cover is arranged in a 1-4 star configuration. 1* = common, 4* = super rare. How you can get covers is by either winning tournaments or by earning standard or heroic tokens and lucking in to a cover you require. A standard token would typically give you 1* cover with a sprinking of 2* cover and the day you get a 3* cover go get a lotto ticket. Heroic tokens are hard to come across but you can get anywhere up to 19 Heroic Tokens (personal experience) before you get a 3* cover. Why covers of characters and not the characters themselves? Because you can have more than one cover of the same character! Yes! Lazy! For instance, there are 3 covers of Storm - a 1*, 2* and 3* cover. Wolverine has 3 covers - a 2*, 3* and 4*. Thor has 3 covers - 2*, 3* and 4*, etc.
On top of that, most covers have 3 coloured moves and a maximum of 12 covers per chracter. Eg. Iron Man Model 40 (3*) - Unibeam (red), Ballistic Salvo (blue) and Recharge (yellow) (minus Bullseye (2*), Dr Doom (3*), Ragnarok (3*), Loki (3*) who all have 2 moves and a maximum of 10 covers). Meaning in order to max out your character, you need 12 covers and A LOT of ISO to level it up to full level. 1* covers level up to level 40, 2* = level 94, 3* = level 166 and 4* = level 270. Also, each cover takes up 1 roster slot. You can buy more with hero points!
You can buy cover packs with hero points/real money. They come in 1, 10, 42 packs. The amount of REAL money for hero points in this game is highway robbery. There is 0 value. If you were to spend money on this game, it would be in hero points but the little hero points you get for your hard earnt money is not even close to worth it. When you purchase a pack (because the only other time you can earn a 10 pack is through the season rewards), it USED TO guarantee at least one 3* cover. But they took that away because screw consumers. They don't want people having all the good covers by simply getting a "cheap" (it's not cheap) 10 pack with at least one guaranteed 3* cover in it. No no, we want you to jump through hoops to earn that 3* cover! What it DOES guarantee is a higher chance of getting a particular cover! So instead of of chance being 0.8%, it's 5.6%! They are REAL stats pulled right from the game! So if you get a 10 pack, you still have a VERY HIGH CHANCE of getting NO 3* covers! And this game uses them as the highest currency! From the 7 seasons so far, I have had 3 x 10 packs with 0 x 3* covers. This is what we're all aiming for! 3 and 4* covers! You think your hero points cost you a lot? Yes sure, but what are they REALLY worth?!? They can only buy you CHANCES of getting covers! If you already have one colour and you want another, you CAN SPEND 1250 Hero Points per 3* cover.
You have two types of game: PvE (Story) and PvP (tournaments). When you start the game, you can go through the prolog (PvE) which is one of the worst stories ever told. You know that episode of the Simpsons where Burns pulls out the piece of paper from the monkeys typewriter and he reads out, "It was the best of times, it was the BLURST of times?!?" well, that monkey seems more capable of writing a better story than what is present here. Quite honestly, I've stop reading all the "story" in this game months ago as it's merely a flimsy glue that holds this ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ game together.
It's not really pay to win because you can win tournaments (PvP) with a bad roster. The only difference is how active you are in playing. It's a game that masquerades as a casual puzzle game in the vein of bejeweled but make no mistake - they is no puzzle aspect and it's purely a numbers game that forces you to grind and pray that you finish first. All it takes to win is enough time to persist. You can have a strong team and if the computer feels like you're winning too often, it can decide to drop matching gems in favour of the enemy team. I've lost to a team half my level because the tiles dropped in the enemies favour. If you're up against someone who is too hard, you can skip them until you get someone easy. When you lose a round, it really hurts you because you get 5 health packs on a timer - 36 minutes for each health pack. And if you have a limited roster, it shortens the amount of covers you can use in a tournament. Once you've used up all health packs and your covers, you have to wait OR you can buy more health packs. One method of winning is purchasing health packs with real money/hero points and just continue playing until you've earned a score which is hard to beat. Then spend MORE real money/hero points to secure your position with a sheild. You don't really face people in PvP. You face their roster and the computer uses their roster. So how does the computer know which covers to use from other people's roster? Dunno. You would think it would pull their strongest characters but it doesn't always. If you find yourself towards the top of the tournament, you become enemy #1 and your team has a high chance of ending up in other people's list to face. If you don't have a sheild, you can lose points when your team is defeated by others. The only benefit in having the 3 star characters is more people to use in the roster. When your team gets naturally stronger with more 3* characters, you face stronger enemies so your weaker 2* becomes more useless.
Also, it is worth noting that some characters are USELESS such as Bagman Spiderman and Bullseye. Bagman Spiderman has 3 useless moves, each more usless than the next and Bullseye is a 2* with 2 moves which means his max level is 78. And while he can lay down defense tiles like crazy, he can't take a hit which makes him pretty useless. All your 1* covers are useless 99% of the time once you develop an even remotely strong team.
Why it's not really pay to win as well is because this game has no end to it. The end is you have all the covers. And they continually release new characters so the end to this game is when they shut down the servers or stop releasing new characters. It also feels like they do very little testing with the new characters/covers they release. We see it often when a new character comes out. It's hard to get excited about it when we know the second a bunch of people flock to the new character, it means its overpowered and will be nerfed.
Also, saving is a little ♥♥♥♥. If you want to save your progress, it is only possible through Facebook connect on iOS. I didn't see any feature on PC and I don't know what Android saving is like.

If you hate your life and after reading what I've had to say still want to go through with your cult suicide decision to play the game, go join an alliance. They now cost nothing and the benefits are huge. Although you need to accept that your alliance will never be in the top 10 unless you have contacts and join one of the already established X-Men groups who are always in the top 10. Hell, it's hard to even place top 100 alliance without all 20 players being dedicated to winning.

In over a year, I've had to step back from the game 3 times because it has made me that angry and upset. I now play on a very casual basis and I can only ever treat it like that otherwise you burn out. I loved Puzzle Quest 1, 2 and to a degree, galactrix. But this is just dead ♥♥♥♥.
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53 of 78 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
146.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
Pay to Win unfortunately :(
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
Well, another match-3 game, this one with a Marvel super heroes skin slapped on it.
The game does look flashy, and it's not that bad.

You can assemble your avengers and do "battles" against forces of evil. From certain levels you can win "comic covers" which will give you a new hero or level up their skills. And iso points to level up their level. :/ it's a bit of an odd leveling system there, where you have to level up skills first before you can level up your heroes, but oh well... it works.

But again the play limiting+pay to play system is in place.
This time it doesn't limit your play directly, but rather; when your heroes get beat up, they need time to heal back up. Or BUY a healthpack (oh well, at least you can win these too). See where that's heading? Yup... Another one of thóse things.
At least you can keep playing as long as you're on a lucky streak.

My recommendation for all of these terrible play limiting/pay2play games is negative.
I'm not recommending anyone to stay away from them (unless they have an addictive personality), but I'd certainly recommend anyone not to put a single dime into these terrible payment models. They're not worth it.
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27 of 46 people (59%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
Do not fall for it!
Let me be clear: This game has great potential! It takes the formula of Puzzle Quest and improves on the combat and adds a lot of personality through the Marvel liscense!
That being said, what it comes down to ultimately, is a very cynical cash-grab.
The moneytization is tailor made to abuse the player in every way.
Let me explain:
There are two kinds of currency:
Violet Iso (regular)
Gold (premium)
Both can be bought with real cash.
Now, both drop after successful missions. But only once! Every reward is locked after one drow. Afterwards, doing missions (which can take up to half an hour) only reward 20 Iso (to give a comparison: a booster pack costs 500 Iso). So, you have to do a mission 25 times to get enough Iso to buy a booster.
Now, why not stick with the heroes you get and level them up?
Because the only way to level up heroes is by either spending premium currency directly OR getting more copies of the comics, the heroes originate from. And the latter can only be achieved by buying booster packs. Which only give a chance to obtain the right comic.
Furthermore, there is only one rarity category that can be bought with Iso-currency. The lowest, of course. And while you do have a chance to get a rare card from this category, the game is very honest about the fact that your chance is slim.
And don't forget that you need several copies of one comic to level your hero up.
This is a very blatant cash grab, made worse by the artwork. Yes, sadly, the artwork is very lackluster. The artist went for a semi-realistic style with dynamic posing. Sadly, the borders of different colours are very visible, which makes characters look unclean and bloaty and he had issues with contrasts and forshortening, making people look very strange and their clothes feel dodgy. (Take a look at Black Widow or Thor and you should see what I mean)
I repeat: Do not spend money on this game! It does not warrant it at all!
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14 of 24 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,913.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
Game is decent at best. The advantages the computer has is ridiculous. Constantly color starving you, massive cascades, and extra turns. It happens very often, one turn and the match is over for you. You can do this as well, but no where near the extent it happens for the computer. If you haven't invested much into the game, it is not worth it. It is a free game heavily designed as pay to win.

The game is tailored to have you spend money. Of course this is the main purpose of the game. Be it you spend money to try to get characters, to buy slots, to advance your characters to a point that you can compete, or just to heal so you can participate in events. The game is just not fun, it is tedious and repetitive. They constantly recycle events and try to force you to spend money in order to get the required characters to compete. If you are not a Marvel fan, it is probably best to avoid this game. 1 out of 10.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
448.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
I have played this game over 350 hours, and I have only put $1 into this game, which was when I first started playing. Personaly, I do not recommend that anyone put money into this game because a lot of people have already done that, so the outcome would be rather disapointing, but that is left to your discretion.

This game has very interesting machanics for a puzzle game and the fact that it is Marvel is very cool. I also enjoy the animations for the character abilities. Additionally, the story content is usually humorous and fun to follow.

The game has changed in a few ways over the last year.

First, when I started playing this game it was almost imposible to win in PvP or random events because people that put lots of money into the game had better characters at much higher levels. However, I continued to play and found ways to deal with it. But there is better news for new players. The game has been switched so that players are paired with other players around thier average level. So basically add all your character levels and divide by two. This machanic also tries to push people away from the idea of getting one high level character because it would offset your team average and put you at a disadvantage in a higher tier.

Originally, there were certain lower level characters with overpowered abilities, which have since been nerfed or changed to even out lower tiers because earning certain characters is a chance of luck and not everyone is lucky enough to get those characters early on.

I think the game has overall changed for the better, eventhough there were a few changes I didn't like.

As a new player it would be much advised to play through most of the STORY content in order to build a decent team and obtain COIN to purchase more character slots (I would advise that you use COIN ONLY to purchase character slots because you dont get a lot and it costs more and more for ever 3rd or 4th slot obtained).

I hope this was insightful. If so please rate it as helpful.

Thanks and enjoy!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
Well, I have this on my PC, my driod, and my iphone. Suffice it to say, its a pretty damn good game. Its simple and straightforward, and it truely is F2P. Now i know there are a lot of people who pay into the game, and honestly, i find it to be good enough to sink some money into. But i personally have never paied into it and ive been quite successful thus far. With the majority of my character covers coming from standard recruit packs (some examples: X-Force Wolverine, Deadpool, Doom, and Hulk). Also, I have an instagram page that i, at one point, dedicated to this game and there are a lot of tips and discussions about certian characters and their usefullness in the game itself, and also some team combos that have proven helpful. Should you want to check that out for more info related to the game, my instagram is squarishvirus. So, in conclusion, i give it a 4.5 out of 5. Only because a recent changed magnetos pink power. Though its still useful, he isnt in the upper tier teams anymore.
Thanks and i hope this was helpful and illuminating
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
142.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
If you love Marvel and Puzzle games this is pretty fun. It's definitely challenging at times but I like a challenge. As you play you will earn new characters to use. You do get a limited amount of character slots that do cost currency that you can earn or pay for if you choose. It's worth a download and play, give it a try. If you don't care for it, uninstall. As I said in the beginning if you like Marvel and Puzzle games you should give it a try.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
129.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
I enjoy match-3 games, and this comes with all of the benefits and drawbacks that come with competitive versions. (Matches aren't timed, but opponents take alternating turns against you, with possibilities for long strings of watching the computer play when it gets a lucky combo.) The game makes full use of 4- and 5-matches, giving each a different bonus, and recognizing T-shaped and L-shaped 5-matches. (Games that don't do this drive me crazy.)

As a free-to-play game, I like that everything in-game is still accessible without purchase. Progression is a bit slower, of course, but it is possible to win "hero points" (in-game gold) and expand the slots available for heroes.

The unique elements of this game are two-fold:
1) A collectable card-game like element of choosing which heroes to keep and level up, and which combinations to use in each battle.
2) A chance for gamers not already steeped in superhero lore to get to know Marvel characters and interactions a bit better. It's quickly turning me into a fan!

There are two modes of play: "story mode" and "versus".
* Story mode has in-character intro and outro dialog, pulling you into a comic storyline. It's a fun way to immerse yourself in the lore of the Marvel universe.
* Versus mode pits your selection of heroes against heroes from another player's roster. It is worth noting that you are not actually playing the other person, but rather the AI using their heroes and abilities. This is a huge positive for me, because I don't have to deal with connection lags, people who afk for long periods, or trolling in a chat window. But if you're looking to match wits against a human opponent, this might leaving you wanting for more.

Over 40 hours in, this continues to be a deeply engaging game!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
351.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
I had my doubts about this game when I first played it over a year ago. But after such time, I've seen this game, grow, and mature with the addition of new characters, events, and much much more. A lot of the free to play mechanics have been worked out so you no longer feel like the game is reaching for your wallet. The devs who worked on this game really great people who I had the fortune of working closely with them; they know what they're doing; they do listen to the community!
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
Want my opinon? Not a pay-to-win. I've played this game on my phone for a long time and haven't spent a single dime and I have some of the rarest characters in the game.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
779.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
You know I am procrastinating when you see this game active.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
242.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
Addicting. Also, I've never spent a cent on this game and have advanced.
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9 of 17 people (53%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
The game is what it is. Complaining that it's freemium is silly, because you already knew that going in. The idea that you can't "win" without paying is also silly. There's no "winning" in an ongoing game. You might win or lose individual battles, but that has nothing to do with spending money. I invest little time in it on my mobile devices, and still manage to get in the top 100 in tournaments fairly regularly. If you want ALL of the covers and ALL of the characters, then yeah, you'll have to spend at some point. But it's perfectly playable with the random drops.

The one thing that does peeve me a bit is that there's no way to link mobile to PC. If you can link across mobile devices, you should be able to link to the PC version. I suspect that's because it's on Steam, but still frustrating. Though, if you do want to play a "new" game, it's good for that.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
343.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
I'm a fan of puzzle quest. I like comics. This is a no-brainer. I do however wish that it wasn't so.. grindy. It takes forever to build up a decent roster of 3 stars. Then leveling them up.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
118.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
I'm not to keen on free-to-play titles, no one here on Steam i reckon, but as a game Marvel Puzzle Quest is not too bad. It's quite fun actually.
Now i have read a lot of complaints about the free-to-play scheme and it more or less forcing you to spend money to progress, but the way i see it is that it gives you a fun time and when you run out of health you just take a break for a while. You can keep it free as long as you keep playing it casually.

If you're looking for a Bejuweled clone with a Marvel theme that is well implemented, though you can skip the story, then you'll have enough fun with Marvel Puzzle Quest.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
Marvel Puzzle Quest
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Rating
Personal Rating: "Worth playing if you're a die-hard marvel fan or a bejeweled game fan, and its free to play"
Traditional Rating: 7 out of 10
Genre: Platformer, arcade
Review
Action 05/10 Story 05/10 Level Design 07/10 Game Design 07/10 Graphics 06/10 "" a very good rating!""
Conclusion
Pro's ~ Really good game with many challenges , power-ups, character's. A story-line and addon's. Very much like bejewled without the time frame limit's!
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
26.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
My first review, i'm so excited. Lets begin:

This game is very addictive , it's one of those games where you are always checking back and forward to see what's happened next. There are roughly 11 events per season(a season lasting 24 days give or take) and we are on season 10. Events lasting 3 days, straight after each other.

Unfortunately this game has some incredibly frustrating flaws such as an unfair, unbalanced ranking system where you can get attacked for a frustrating 110 points(that's like dying 10 times straight in COD by just spawning) and superiority anxiety meaning the guy with the best characters' wins.

While this game has a very large roster, it has very little little access to them. There are roughly 60 playable characters but few ways to get them.

You get fan favorites like Deadpool, Nick fury and wolverine, Rocket & Groot, Avengers and many more, you even get obscure characters such as Venom, juggernaut, Daken(wolverines son), beast, black panther, Blade(yip - surprised to) , Daredevil, The hood(see in game) , Ragnarok(there's an upcoming movie - thor's clone) and even a dinosaur called devil dinosaur.

You get characters from the x men universe (beast, mystique, storm, magneto etc), avengers (all from 2012 movie), guardians of the galaxy (so far rocket/groot, Gamora), fantastic four and more.

While this game is not perfect, anyone who loves marvel and knows nearly everything about marvel should definitely play this game(free). They currently on "Marvel now" and “Dark reign” story lines. So they very current as these are very recent storylines in the MU.

Thanx please comment on my review.
Thanks
Dragon Priest

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7 of 14 people (50%) found this review helpful
121.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Tottally Awesome Sauce, Bejeweled meets Marvel
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