The Marvel Universe comes to life in the original match 3 RPG!
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Mixed (32 reviews) - 53% of the 32 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (2,841 reviews) - 69% of the 2,841 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 5, 2013

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May 17

R101 Has Arrived! (May 17, 2016)

R101!

Look sharp!

What’s New…
- War Machine flies into battle!
- Iso-8 Brotherhood – Double-Iso event!

What’s Changed…
- Characters thrown by Colossus’ Fastball Special will now fire their abilities correctly upon landing.
- Steve Rogers (First Avenger)’s Coordinated Offensive now correctly deals damage and healing for 8 special tiles on the board (instead of all).
- Punisher (MAX)’s Merciless Charge no longer deals additional damage for opponents that were downed in previous waves.
- Audio now plays when using the skip function on 10 and 40-Packs.
- The Shield button is no longer sometimes difficult to select.
- The game no longer crashes if you down a stunned enemy with a tile match, while Spider-Man (Back in Black) is on your team and invisible.
- Strike tiles that have been modified by a character’s powers now display the correct amount in the tile’s description.
- Fixed a bug where tiles that reduced damage were reducing damage for all allied characters.
- Fixed PC bug: Ability descriptions now update properly when one ability changes to another.

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May 9

R100 Incoming! (May 09, 2016)

R100!

‘Civil War’ events now underway! Team Cap or Team Iron Man - Which will you choose?
Battle commences in Versus Season XXVII!

What’s Changed…
- Players can no longer get stuck if they tap certain parts of the game too quickly.
- Silver Surfer’s Black Hole no longer stops working if Silver Surfer is stunned or sent Airborne.
- If a character is sent Airborne their tile icons are no longer displayed. They now change to the next character who’s strongest in that color.

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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

R100 Patch Notes (May 09, 2016)

R100!

‘Civil War’ events now underway! Team Cap or Team Iron Man - Which will you choose?
Battle commences in Versus Season XXVII!

What’s Changed…
- Players can no longer get stuck if they tap certain parts of the game too quickly.
- Silver Surfer’s Black Hole no longer stops working if Silver Surfer is stunned or sent Airborne.
- If a character is sent Airborne their tile icons are no longer displayed. They now change to the next character who’s strongest in that color.

Just Updated

R100 Patch Notes (May 09, 2016)

R100!

‘Civil War’ events now underway! Team Cap or Team Iron Man - Which will you choose?
Battle commences in Versus Season XXVII!

What’s Changed…
- Players can no longer get stuck if they tap certain parts of the game too quickly.
- Silver Surfer’s Black Hole no longer stops working if Silver Surfer is stunned or sent Airborne.
- If a character is sent Airborne their tile icons are no longer displayed. They now change to the next character who’s strongest in that color.

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
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Rkoarcher
( 427.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Product received for free
This game is the ♥♥♥♥! It takes all of your favorite Marvel characters and packs them into a version of that ♥♥♥♥♥♥ Candy Crush ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t that you can actually stomach playing for hours on end.
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Stormtr8per
( 16.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
I must say I'm disappointed. I've spent quite some time on this game before I took a break. Now that I've started to play it again, my progress has been reset and I have to restart from the beginning.

Not cool at all.
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hushicho
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
I think I've given the game a decent chance. It is kind of hard to rate, though; it's fun enough to play casually, but it makes casual play difficult with its problematic scaling that so often doesn't work and a level system that is completely dysfunctional.

It really tries super-hard for microtransactions, which I understand are helpful to the developers, but good grief. When the game itself is made less fun and, more importantly, less functional for the sake of encouraging pay-to-win (or at least, pay to have more of a fun game), I feel there has been a fundamental failure.

If a game, in and of itself, is fun, microtransactions can enhance that. But the most crucial part where Marvel Puzzle Quest falls short is that the game so often isn't fun, with a frequently cheap AI, problematic scaling algorithm, and restrictions and level-locking everywhere you look.

There are many characters to choose from, which is very appealing, and the art and animations are great for what they are. Unfortunately this also is a double-edged sword, since you'll unquestionably find yourself up against the old and familiar obstacle of never really getting characters you want -- and being unable to just buy the specific character you do, even with real money -- and instead getting no end of characters you really don't.

I really wish Marvel Puzzle Quest had a more casual play option, but everything is geared to "encourage" you to spend real money on making the game a more fun experience, which it should have been from the start. I know it's a free game, but it would be a lot more enjoyable, and I think more people would be more willing to give it a better score and recommendation, if it were a game priced reasonably and given a limited cash shop, but crafted better and more enjoyably. It's just a plain fact that they couldn't find a way to monetize a more casual play option, so it's not there. As a result, playing the game often ends up a frustrating reminder that if you'd just pony up the cash, you could probably have more fun.

Meanwhile, Juggernaut's getting his fist ready. Better bend over. Some of the characters are plainly broken outright, and Juggernaut? He's one of them. Not only does he have massive health, but all of his moves are devastating. And you guessed it: he will always -- always -- get the combos he needs.
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Steve Klitt
( 1,453.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
I simply love this game and I think it gets undeserved reviews from many people saying you have to buy ingame money to achieve anything. That is not correct at all, it helps of course to buy some coins in the start, but you don`t have to since you will win ingame money by playing the game so you can open more slots for more heroes/villains. I have played this game for over 1 year now, almost every day, and I have used money on it as well, but I think it is worth to spend some money on a free game since that also encourage the developer to work more on the game, so I don`t have a problem spending money on a "free" game. As one other reviewer wrote, if you let the game make you become addicted, you will become addicted. This is so true, I really can`t go one day without playing it, but that is what makes a great game I think.

But I also understand that this is not a game for everyone, you have to like these kind of puzzle games and you probably should also be a comic/marvel geek. Its great to learn a lot about the characters and you know who will be the new hero when a new hero film is in the horizon. For me this game is almost perfect so I give it 9/10.
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The Doctor
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
Product received for free
The Mobile Version Of This Game Isn't Very Good, But This One Is Fun. You Get To Collect Cards(Characters) And Use Them To Fight Against Villans By Swapping Stones On A Board To Get Three In A Row. You Earn Coins To Collect More Heroes And Get Through The Story. It Is A Completly Appropriate Game With No Worse Violence Than A Superhero Cartoon, And Same With Language. There Are No Curse Words. This Game Is A Good One. Oh, And One More Thing. IT'S FREE.
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Drcatj18
( 132.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
Product received for free
Marvel + Bejewled = <3

This game is fun and addicting but is a FREEmium game
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tritnic
( 1,547.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
I really wish I could recommend this game. I really do. Unfortunately greedy developers have taken what should be a great casual gaming experience and turned it into a pay to win hell.
We'll start with the obvious-you get characters thrown at you so often and so fast that you're limited to giving up those characters when you run out of space or buying hero points to open up new slots. Strike 1.
Moving on: all those awesome characters you paid out to add to your roster? Yeah, you're gonna need a massive amount of ISO to level them. We're talking...2,000 matches worth of rewards to max level a single middle of the road 3* character. Of course you could always purchase more ISO with real money. No, really, its not insanely overpriced at all. I'm going to Hell for that particular lie. Strike 2.
Shall we try for the next point? Okay. Advancing your roster serves no purpose. None at all. The enemies scale up with you and quite often the devs mess up the scaling so badly that you're facing a team that can take out your best characters with absolutely no problem. I guarantee that at some point you will sit there, watching the screen while the AI systematically destroys those characters you worked so hard to level up. The only escape is to shut down the game as once the AI has started that turn that will end your team you wont be able to leave the match until every single animation has played out. And there's a lot of animations. Each clocking in at maybe 2-3 seconds and getting very annoying, very quickly. But that's alright. Once your team is destroyed you can fully heal your characters and give it another shot! Until you run out of health packs and have to pay to get extra of those as well. Strike 3.
TL; DR? Game will drain your wallet, crush your spirit and destroy your love of puzzle games. But you'll keep going back, not cos its fun but cos you've already invested so much effort into it.
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pushnik
( 138.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
Product received for free
it's a decent match-3 game with collectible elements from the Marvel Universe.
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Reddsinz
( 54.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
Greedy greed greed greed. Pay for slots. Required cards for events. Random summon cards. Over priced micro purchase store. Horrible pvp.Terrible one trick pony count down tile pve. Game needs to be remade with less greedy more respectfull developers.
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babinro
( 9,010.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Marvel Puzzle Quest easily recommended to anyone who enjoys the match 3 genre or simply wants a good 'zen' game. The gameplay mechanics are fantastic and the game itself has taken HUGE strides to become more and more free to play friendly over time.

Anyone who gets invested in this game might be surprised to learn that it has a healthy and welcome community attached to it through the forums and primarily through the LINE app. This interaction with other players turns MPQ into more than just a game I pick up and play on occasion.

As an extremely hardcore player of Marvel Puzzle Quest I can easily see a lot of the games flaws as they pertain to character balance issues, reliance on lucky cover draws, the feeling that your roster improves and yet you continually face more challenging content rather that 'get ahead', becoming overwhelmed by characters but not enough room to keep them all, and the fact that competitive play demands far too much time from the player.

Those negatives aside the game at it's core is still fantastic to play and well worth recommending.
A solid 8/10 experience that can easily hook you if you let it.
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KamalaaKhan
( 11.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
i hate this
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Lyvric
( 9.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
I like the concept of Bejeweled and I enjoy Marvel. This game is a failure at both. Want to play a decent amount of rounds? Better pay to intsa-heal the heros multiple times. Want to see a great set of combo matches spawn? We'll let the AI drop that hit instead of you with with broken randoms. I really wanted to enjoy this game but after a while it's too in your face about 'paid benefits'. Good luck if you want to relax and, just maybe, enjoy a casual puzzle game past the first handful of levels.
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Adismaltheft
( 84.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
It's challenging yet fun.
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iJC
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Im kinda perplexed about how Im actually kinda addicted to this game..... o.0 Its not grab money F2P, quite addictive, yea you have the feeling to spend abit of money to buy better cards, but you can get decent ones through playing the game. RPG elements to upgrade your cards. You have your favourites that you can focus on..... yea.... Im kinda hooked surprisingly. o.0
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Hentai K.
( 282.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Marvel puzzle quest’s game mechanic is amazing. As a fun of puzzle quest, I got hook to this game early on.

However, the pay-to-enjoy aspect kills it for me. The game encourages players to have a large roster of heroes in order to enjoy a specific mission for the week. In order to increase your roster, you need to gain a currency which is acquired through drops from prologue battles, finishing a mission with a high ranking score than other players or purchase it with real money.

Obtaining a hero you want or levelling a hero you have also requires too much time and money. Gaining a 1 or 2 star hero is not a problem. Getting a 3 to 4 star though is a different story. You either have to be lucky at getting a 3 star hero from the standard cover drop, finish a mission with a high ranking score, or use gold to get draw a cover from the mission drop.
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sKuLLKeEpeR911
( 555.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
F2P ? NO... H2P... what the hell is H2P ?

Hack tool play !

make sure you get hack tool for your phone, makes it much more fun, also, saves your money and your time.

some1 spend my points in game, and they refused to return anything back. i asked for my old data, they refused that too. also the rewards are missing as well.

now i see why ppl all play it with a hack tool on phone.

because, they can only do ♥♥♥♥ to normal players, and do nothing to those hack tools.

1. make sure play this on your phone.
2. make sure play it with hack tools.
thats really what they made you to... i tried to play it as a fair game, but this D3 team really made me have nothing left to choose.
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NightHawk
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Still no linking between Android and Steam version, or sharing rewards with Facebook friends. Disappointing
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Anna Banana
( 60.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
Love it!
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Oor Mate Vlad
( 140.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
Ever wanted to make your own team of Marvel Superheroes? Do you like Match 3 games? Do you enjoy having your free time disappear?

If you answered 'yes' to the above questions, then this is the game for you!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,453.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
I simply love this game and I think it gets undeserved reviews from many people saying you have to buy ingame money to achieve anything. That is not correct at all, it helps of course to buy some coins in the start, but you don`t have to since you will win ingame money by playing the game so you can open more slots for more heroes/villains. I have played this game for over 1 year now, almost every day, and I have used money on it as well, but I think it is worth to spend some money on a free game since that also encourage the developer to work more on the game, so I don`t have a problem spending money on a "free" game. As one other reviewer wrote, if you let the game make you become addicted, you will become addicted. This is so true, I really can`t go one day without playing it, but that is what makes a great game I think.

But I also understand that this is not a game for everyone, you have to like these kind of puzzle games and you probably should also be a comic/marvel geek. Its great to learn a lot about the characters and you know who will be the new hero when a new hero film is in the horizon. For me this game is almost perfect so I give it 9/10.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9,010.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Marvel Puzzle Quest easily recommended to anyone who enjoys the match 3 genre or simply wants a good 'zen' game. The gameplay mechanics are fantastic and the game itself has taken HUGE strides to become more and more free to play friendly over time.

Anyone who gets invested in this game might be surprised to learn that it has a healthy and welcome community attached to it through the forums and primarily through the LINE app. This interaction with other players turns MPQ into more than just a game I pick up and play on occasion.

As an extremely hardcore player of Marvel Puzzle Quest I can easily see a lot of the games flaws as they pertain to character balance issues, reliance on lucky cover draws, the feeling that your roster improves and yet you continually face more challenging content rather that 'get ahead', becoming overwhelmed by characters but not enough room to keep them all, and the fact that competitive play demands far too much time from the player.

Those negatives aside the game at it's core is still fantastic to play and well worth recommending.
A solid 8/10 experience that can easily hook you if you let it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
132.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
Product received for free
Marvel + Bejewled = <3

This game is fun and addicting but is a FREEmium game
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Product received for free
The Mobile Version Of This Game Isn't Very Good, But This One Is Fun. You Get To Collect Cards(Characters) And Use Them To Fight Against Villans By Swapping Stones On A Board To Get Three In A Row. You Earn Coins To Collect More Heroes And Get Through The Story. It Is A Completly Appropriate Game With No Worse Violence Than A Superhero Cartoon, And Same With Language. There Are No Curse Words. This Game Is A Good One. Oh, And One More Thing. IT'S FREE.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
54.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
Greedy greed greed greed. Pay for slots. Required cards for events. Random summon cards. Over priced micro purchase store. Horrible pvp.Terrible one trick pony count down tile pve. Game needs to be remade with less greedy more respectfull developers.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Im kinda perplexed about how Im actually kinda addicted to this game..... o.0 Its not grab money F2P, quite addictive, yea you have the feeling to spend abit of money to buy better cards, but you can get decent ones through playing the game. RPG elements to upgrade your cards. You have your favourites that you can focus on..... yea.... Im kinda hooked surprisingly. o.0
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
138.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Product received for free
it's a decent match-3 game with collectible elements from the Marvel Universe.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
I must say I'm disappointed. I've spent quite some time on this game before I took a break. Now that I've started to play it again, my progress has been reset and I have to restart from the beginning.

Not cool at all.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
I like the concept of Bejeweled and I enjoy Marvel. This game is a failure at both. Want to play a decent amount of rounds? Better pay to intsa-heal the heros multiple times. Want to see a great set of combo matches spawn? We'll let the AI drop that hit instead of you with with broken randoms. I really wanted to enjoy this game but after a while it's too in your face about 'paid benefits'. Good luck if you want to relax and, just maybe, enjoy a casual puzzle game past the first handful of levels.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
I think I've given the game a decent chance. It is kind of hard to rate, though; it's fun enough to play casually, but it makes casual play difficult with its problematic scaling that so often doesn't work and a level system that is completely dysfunctional.

It really tries super-hard for microtransactions, which I understand are helpful to the developers, but good grief. When the game itself is made less fun and, more importantly, less functional for the sake of encouraging pay-to-win (or at least, pay to have more of a fun game), I feel there has been a fundamental failure.

If a game, in and of itself, is fun, microtransactions can enhance that. But the most crucial part where Marvel Puzzle Quest falls short is that the game so often isn't fun, with a frequently cheap AI, problematic scaling algorithm, and restrictions and level-locking everywhere you look.

There are many characters to choose from, which is very appealing, and the art and animations are great for what they are. Unfortunately this also is a double-edged sword, since you'll unquestionably find yourself up against the old and familiar obstacle of never really getting characters you want -- and being unable to just buy the specific character you do, even with real money -- and instead getting no end of characters you really don't.

I really wish Marvel Puzzle Quest had a more casual play option, but everything is geared to "encourage" you to spend real money on making the game a more fun experience, which it should have been from the start. I know it's a free game, but it would be a lot more enjoyable, and I think more people would be more willing to give it a better score and recommendation, if it were a game priced reasonably and given a limited cash shop, but crafted better and more enjoyably. It's just a plain fact that they couldn't find a way to monetize a more casual play option, so it's not there. As a result, playing the game often ends up a frustrating reminder that if you'd just pony up the cash, you could probably have more fun.

Meanwhile, Juggernaut's getting his fist ready. Better bend over. Some of the characters are plainly broken outright, and Juggernaut? He's one of them. Not only does he have massive health, but all of his moves are devastating. And you guessed it: he will always -- always -- get the combos he needs.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Still no linking between Android and Steam version, or sharing rewards with Facebook friends. Disappointing
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
Will be nice if can synchronize progress with mobile account .
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
Bottom line: Very slow and grindy from the get-go.

Don't get me wrong I know exactly what I'm in for when I download something with the tag "free to play". I know that eventually I will come to point in the game where the progress slows down and I have to decide whether to commit my time or my money. I do not expect every f2p game to be PoE or DOTA2. But the thing that disappointed me with this game was how soon I got to that point.

In my experience these sorts of free to play games, the good ones, tend to be pretty fast paced at first to get you hooked and learn the ropes. Then as the pace of progression gradually slows down you can start to really appreciate and understand what you can accomplish long term, either through play or through paying. But Marvel Puzzle quest sort of just gives you one semi-fast prologue chapter and then says "now we grind".

I haven't even beaten the second prologue chapter yet and my best character (Iron-man) takes over an hour in real time to heal up to full health if he’s downed. The battles even against normal goons take a long time now. Even if the battle isn't hard they usually damage my heroes so much that I can't use them for a good while. And the reward for beating them are sometimes just these consumable boosts that do not progress your characters in any way which makes it feel like you won nothing for such a long battle.

My most dominating thought is "if it's this grindy in the prologue how bad will it be when I actually get to play the main PVE/PVP modes?" I don't know, maybe it's admirable how upfront this game is about what it is (i.e. a typical f2p game) but it's a huge turnoff for me and I guess for others as well.
I see the potential in this game, it has some pretty cool ideas and the Puzzle Quest match 3 battles are fun, but it got grindy way to fast. I enjoyed the previous puzzle quest games and hoped this could become my new "play a quick session every once in a while game". But it gives such a bad early impression that I’m pretty much done with the game, which is a shame honestly.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,371.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
I'ts a very good game but you need patience until you build up your super team, this game is a marathon not a sprint:)
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
357.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
I literally can't think of another game with more hooks to try to get you to spend money than MPQ.

There are *multiple tiers* of in game currency that you can pay for.

If you want more characters ("covers"), you have to buy them. If you want to reliably upgrade the abilities of characters you do have, you have to purchase the upgrades. If you want to level up those characters without a crazy grind, you have to pay. If you want more character slots, you have to pay. If your characters take too much damage and you want to keep on playing, you have to pay for a heal. If you want to compete in PVP you have to pay for boosts.

Sure, *some* of those things you can grind for, but the results are often unpredictable. For example instead of an upgrade to an existing character you might get a new character cover. But if you don't have enough character slots you have to buy more. You can try to grind for enough currency to unlock more slots (prices for new slots increase depending on how many you already have), but you have a time limit on your covers, so if you can't unlock a new slot fast enough, the new character you earned just disappears. This is a deliberate time pressure to try to get you to just buy the slot.

You spend a bunch of time and currency investing in a character just to find out he has a level cap because he is a lower-tier character, and if you actually want to progress in the game you need higher tier characters. You can try and grind for the (exceedingly rare) chance to get a rare cover to drop, or you can spend money to get one as a sure thing. Again, the game is trying to pressure you into buying ♥♥♥♥.

You can try to unlock more rewards by competing in PVP and PVE events, but as soon as you get anywhere near the top bracket you'll find it is impossible to progress and get the real rewards without paying money because the other people at the top are paying for heals and boosts so if you aren't doing the same you can't possibly compete with them, so even the "free" rewards are effectively locked behind a paywall.

There is absolutely no skill involved in this game, it's all about how much money you are willing to spend. It's probably the most disgusting example of pay to win mechanics and "gambling" hooks in something purporting to be a video game I have ever seen.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
107.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
great 3-mach game with various marvel heroes , various skill sets for each hero and different types of the same hero etc. . it has micro transaction , but its not that dramatic in my opinion overall a solid free game with nice visual aestetics
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
180.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
I love Marvel. I love puzzle quest. This game would be worth more time IF they gave you more hero slots for CHEAPER or for spending ISO on them instead of pretty much forceing you to pay real cash for anything good...
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2,781.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Just so everyone knows this is a f2p game. It may not be the best in the world of marvel games but it is fun as all get out.Is this game broken :yes . is this game fair : somtimes . Is this game free to play : yes if you want to roll thay way IS THE GAME FUN AND ENTERTAINING ; DAMN RIGHT IT IS . and last but not least the developers are always trying to make the game better .Remember it was only going to be a match 3 game and it took off like wildfire they wernt ready for that and when they catch up look out this will be the best match 3 game there is.The mechanics of the game are awesome with each hero having different powers and passive skills. there is a wide range of people even though the villians are few. All in all a great F2P game as long as you don't get caught up in the politics on the forum and line chat.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
322.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
I started playing this game and got instally hooked, it doesnt hit you at first but the deeper you get the more you realize that this game is built around "Pay to Win" and requires a stupid ammount of money.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
If you play for just killing the time it's ok.
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