The Marvel Universe comes to life in the original match 3 RPG!
User reviews: Mixed (2,756 reviews) - 69% of the 2,756 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 5, 2013

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February 1

The R93 Update Is Here! (02/01/16)

R93 Arrives!

Are you ready to rock?!

What’s Hot
- Versus action with Nova & Scarlet Witch!
- Venom PVE combat!

What’s Better
- You are now able to claim multiple event rewards at once.
- Heroes who have an Area of Effect stun component will no longer stun a Hero that is downed as the result of the AoE.
- Alliance screen, Details tab: the "Played today" text no longer overlaps the "Pending" text.
- The right-most Post-Event Vault no longer fails to indicate when the player has tokens available in other vaults.
- Teisatsu now properly activates "Turn to Smoke" when downed by an Attack tile.
- Fixed a bug where Vision's "Density: Heavy" power was increasing the damage of Team-Up Powers when in the center position.
- Miles Morales no longer uses the “Surprise” power if the opponent is invisible.
- Enemy heroes now use Single-Target powers with AoE components when the last member of the Player’s team is invisible.
- Stunning a hero no longer sends them to the back of the team.
- PVP events: multiple opponents are no longer skipped when pressing the "Skip" button quickly.
- Fixed PC bug: The timer until a hero is automatically healed is no longer displayed after healing the hero.
- Ability updates for Quicksilver.
- Fixed a bug where character buffs were being incorrectly calculated. All buffs (Weekly, Event and New Hero) should be working as intended now.

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January 19

R92 Time! (01/19/16)

R92 Patch Notes (January 19, 2016)

Time For R92!

Like father, like son…

What’s New
- Versus action with Squirrel Girl & Black Widow!
- PvE adventure with Prodigal Sun!

What’s Changed
- The Message of the Day will now only appear once. MotDs can be viewed again from the “Today’s News” button in the Options screen.
- Invisible Woman no longer casts Grant Invisibility when there are no basic Yellow tiles on the board.
- General back-end fixes related to the new Champions feature.

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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

Just Updated

R93 Patch Notes (February 01, 2016)

R93 Arrives!

Are you ready to rock?!

What’s Hot
- Versus action with Nova & Scarlet Witch!
- Venom PVE combat!

What’s Better
- You are now able to claim multiple event rewards at once.
- Heroes who have an Area of Effect stun component will no longer stun a Hero that is downed as the result of the AoE.
- Alliance screen, Details tab: the "Played today" text no longer overlaps the "Pending" text.
- The right-most Post-Event Vault no longer fails to indicate when the player has tokens available in other vaults.
- Teisatsu now properly activates "Turn to Smoke" when downed by an Attack tile.
- Fixed a bug where Vision's "Density: Heavy" power was increasing the damage of Team-Up Powers when in the center position.
- Miles Morales no longer uses the “Surprise” power if the opponent is invisible.
- Enemy heroes now use Single-Target powers with AoE components when the last member of the Player’s team is invisible.
- Stunning a hero no longer sends them to the back of the team.
- PVP events: multiple opponents are no longer skipped when pressing the "Skip" button quickly.
- Fixed PC bug: The timer until a hero is automatically healed is no longer displayed after healing the hero.
- Ability updates for Quicksilver.
- Fixed a bug where character buffs were being incorrectly calculated. All buffs (Weekly, Event and New Hero) should be working as intended now.

About This Game

The Marvel Universe comes to life in the original match 3 RPG: Marvel Puzzle Quest! Join the alliance in this unparalleled match-3 puzzle battler that combines your favorite Super Heroes and Super Villains together with deep RPG leveling, player vs. player tournaments, alliance building and more! Be one of the 5 million around the world and unleash your inner super power!

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)

• MATCH AND UNLEASH FURY
Match tiles to annihilate your opponents, harnessing superpowers from Hulk’s massive strength to smash your enemies or Professor X’s mind control to manipulate the game board!

• RECRUIT MARVEL’S GREATEST HEROES AND VILLAINS
Recruit members of the X-Men, Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D., Guardians of the Galaxy and more to create the ultimate Marvel dream team! Whether you combine Spider-Man with his arch-nemesis Venom, or Captain Marvel with her Ms. Marvel successor, Kamala Khan, assemble your very own epic team!

• UPGRADE YOUR CHAMPIONS AND GAIN POWERFUL REWARDS
Harness the power of Iso-8 to upgrade your team and collect comics to unlock characters and abilities. Master and enhance your character’s abilities to pummel your enemies!

• PLAY WITH FRIENDS IN TOURNAMENTS AND MORE!
Snag the top rank in Tournaments, Alliances, and Season Play for new character rewards and other prizes!

• BECOME PART OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE
Written by Marvel veterans Frank Tieri (Iron Man, Wolverine, Weapon X) and Alex Irvine (Iron Man: The Rapture, Daredevil Noir) and now with new events, features and tournaments that pull directly from the Marvel universe!

Game is available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, and Korean.

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
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Card
Helpful customer reviews
40 of 57 people (70%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
1,910.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2015
I started this game as a fan of PuzzleQuest (old ones) and comics. I've been playing it for quite a long time and the only thing kept me playing was my hope that this game will become better. But it hasn't.
1. PVE of this game has totally invalid MMR which makes 100 level teams to be attacked by 450 levels (newly released 5* characters). It's very very very hard to earn anything because that P2W guys will make sure that you won't get even top 100 with all your crazy effort.
2. PVP is "grind like hell or get nothing", even with 8 hour refresh interval.
3. Tokens they give as a reward bring something useful like once in a month. And I'm talking about gold ones...
4. They release new characters every week and even more often, but if you want to play next even you HAVE to get at least one cover of that character. Then you need to buy a new roster slot which cost more for every new one. Now they have more 100 characters and you need to have 100 slots if you want to play it. This will cost ridiculous amount of HP (or real money).
To gain something in this game you need to either play at min 10 hours per day or donate, DONATE a lot and then play 10 hours per day....
When you already have a good roster you can play some events just for fun, but don't expect getting much reward. But if someone just started... pity them...
I give it 1 star from 10 just for bearing Marvel name on it. Playing this game complete waste of your time!
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34 of 51 people (67%) found this review helpful
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2015
P2W game with one if not the worse cash shop I have ever seen, dropped 20 bucks in the store and pretty much got told I had good cards but there useless in pvp unless I get 3 more copy of them! so it wants me to pay hundreds to even have viable cards! also the community in this game is horrible, vrty unhelpful players that will class you a noob unless you have stupid amounts of money worth of cards and openly insult you. Steer clear of this game like it was the plauge.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2015
Match 3, Marvel, but.... Microtransactions.

The game's mechanics of a match-3 to initiate fights is far from new anymore - but its complicated by the need to "heal" injured combatants either by waiting or buying health packs.

That's the first clue.

The next is leveling up the characters. You do gain some of the upgrade materials and items from missions, certain ones earned at certain stages - but to make your team strong you need to further upgrade the skills, then upgrade the character, and repeat. There is a relative cap, but the distance from what the free to play model gives you and the time it would take to get there is absurd compared to just paying for it. It scales up the higher you go. Pay for more to get less and so on.

Hence the microtransactions. Lots and lots of microtransactions.

I wouldn't have an issue if it was possible to gain a decent team of your favorite heroes easily, just to enjoy the story, or possible to upgrade them relatively well without spending a fortune... but this game takes it to a whole new level.

Be wary, this is a Pay to Win game, and boy you could pay in spades with the level of microtransactions here.

Players beware. The lure to pay to win here is way too much for it to be worth it.

Other than that, its a standard Marvel-oriented game following the mainstream stories on their own minor twist with the ISO-8 junk I first saw years ago with the Facebook varaint. The story is alright, the game itself is okay. The over-abundance of microtransactions to make you pay a fortune is not really making this game worth it.
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27 of 48 people (56%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 26, 2015
First night, I was able to play 6 hours of the tutorial.
Second night, my characters were injured after the first fight, and I had to wait 15 minutes. So I played BATMAN instead. (Opposing Franchise!)
Third night, I bought a RANDOM character, and it was a RARE Psyloches. BUT I couldn't use it, cause the 25 coins needed for an additional slot were gone, having been spent on buying the random character. This character is going to be deleted in 13 days, if I don't spend $2 on this game!
Fourth night, I could not earn 25 coins for the life of me!
Fifth night, I sold my Hawkeye for unspent experience points since I could not EARN coins for whatever reason. I then put Psyloche in his place. She was level 40 and rank 3 star. She did a lot of damage, but was way less powerful than Iron Man, a rank one star.
Sixth night, entire team died after second fight. I can't play again till they rest their wounds. All of the Hero Recruitment tokens are hidden. I can't use a hero recruitment token anyway, cause I have no coins.

If you like seeing familiar faces flashed in front of you and beaten up for real cash, play this ♥♥♥♥♥ of a game!

I loved puzzle quest!
I love marvel!
I HATED this game!!!

Cons!
1.My ENTIRE team was killed each round on night 5.
2.It costs REAL money to revive EACH team member, unless you wait for 45 minutes. Lets be real, you are gonna play a different game instead of come back in 45 minutes.
3.You are TOLD to spend heal tokens on your team EVERY ROUND!!! No matter if its 10 hp lost or 1000hp!
4.In order to play the DAILY mission, you MUST have FULLY LEVELED CHARACTERS! You WILL be fighting level 70 characters with your level 1 rank 1 characters.
5.AI is uncanny smart! They won't leave you room to breath!
6.AI is rooting against you! If you have a random power, be sure to expect that you WILL get the WORST of your random power EVERY time you use it!
7.AI actually selects where it's random powers are placed!
8.Your Hero's hit points ARE PERSISTANT! YOU MUST HEAL "EVERY CHARACTER'S HEALTH" AFTER EVERY BATTLE! Thats spending money 3x each battle!
9.You have to WAIT for your team to revive AND THEN heal!
10. Makes you feel like your favorite team of XMEN are SORRY SONS OF ♥♥♥♥♥ES!

Pros:
NONE!!!

I enjoyed the tutorial. But actual game play is ranked against you every grain of the way!

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=524977046

Here is a video of my party dieing at the end of my 3rd game, basically 7 minutes.
https://youtu.be/JGbjZlN9I9U
Sure, I could have played better, but then I would have died in my fourth game. The first game/round I didn't record, cause it was just so basic.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
Recommend this game? YES!!! On Steam? HELL NO!

Get this game on your Phone or Tablet instead! Much better and runs hell of alot smoother and can be connected to Facebook... Why isnt it connected to the mobile game so I could play with my already awesome team?! Instead of having to start over... With a freakin Tutorial and then realizing I cant play with my excisting account.

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