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Assemble a team of Marvel’s biggest super heroes and villains and battle with Puzzle Quest’s trademark match-3 and story-telling gameplay in a game that combines favorite Marvel characters with a deep RPG leveling, player vs. player, character upgrades, and more.
Release Date: Dec 5, 2013
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R50 Update

April 8th, 2014

- S.H.I.E.L.D. code hackers have subverted a portion of H.A.M.M.E.R. communications frequencies that have enabled them to allow Agents that are in Alliances to talk directly to one another. Alliance Chat may be accessed from within the Alliance tab.
- Alliance Leaderboards now occupy their own tab instead of using multiple taps to get there.
- S.H.I.E.L.D. has improved their Alliance member tracking technology and now allows members to view the individual Event scores within an Alliance.
- The top three Alliance players in an Event are indicated by trophies next to their names on the Alliance Leaderboards. S.H.I.E.L.D. congratulates the top performers!

- Scrolling on any supported menu screen now accelerates depending on the strength of the swipe used.
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents using PC interfaces may use their mouse wheel to scroll through supported menu screens.
- Selling a rewarded 1*/2* character from the Rewards Cache has been streamlined to show only one popup to show the sell price. 3*/4* star characters still have a two popup system to confirm the sale.
- The Critical tile is now more gem-like and better displays that it works with all varied colors.

- The forces of magnetism have been more powerful than they should have been for some time, possibly due to the mysterious influences of Iso-8. As a result, Magneto (Classic)'s Magnetic Translocation was dealing more damage than it should have been, as it was counting the number of Blue tiles in total instead of number of swaps. The universe has been righted and magnetism reduced to its proper strength. Magneto (Classic)'s ability will now only deal damage for the number of swaps made.

- S.H.I.E.L.D. quartermasters have added static 25 Hero Point rewards to the Daily Rewards list in place of some of the random day sets to help smooth bumps in the average Agent's Hero Point income stream.
- The download size of the application on iOS has been reduced to under 100MB to allow users on cellular networks to download the app. Additional assets will be downloaded in the background while the game is running.

For full patch notes, visit the d3publisher forums.

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R49 Released!

March 26th, 2014

- Commanders may increase total slots via Hero Points
- Alliances may be public or private
- Alliance leaderboards have been implemented
- Kick timer for rejoin has been set to 1 hour

- Iso-8 Buffed characters now show their buffed effective level
- Fixed an issue where download percentages would fluctuate randomly

- Added Black Panther (Man Without Fear), Psylocke (Classic), and Thor (Modern) to the Standard and Heroic Comic Packs

For full Patch Notes please go to http://www.d3pforums.com

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“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

- Alliance members will recieve Daily Bonuses for other daily active Alliance members
- Alliance applicants are now unable to see or chat with Alliances they have applied to

- Added tokens for Hawkeye (Classic) and Black Widow (Modern) for use in Prologue - Chapter 1

- Events are now reviewable for a time after they have finished
- Retired tokens are now usable for their respective Cover Packs

- Text boxes with more than one screen of information, such as the MotD, are now scrollable

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

About the Game

Assemble a team of Marvel’s biggest super heroes and villains and battle with Puzzle Quest’s trademark match-3 and story-telling gameplay in a game that combines favorite Marvel characters with a deep RPG leveling, player vs. player, character upgrades, and more.

In the wake of the Iso-8 Outbreak, the super hero community struggles to recover. Taking advantage of the chaos, super villains take control of National Security. Dark Reign follows these events that twist the destinies of both the heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe forever.

Marvel’s biggest heroes and villains join forces with Puzzle Quest, the award winning match-3 puzzle adventure franchise for an amazing new way to experience the Marvel Universe.

With the forces of good and evil banding together to fight a greater foe, players will be able to create teams from a roster of Marvel super heroes and villains like Iron Man, Thor, and Venom.

Head into battle with fast, tactical reaction-based gameplay, or select specific heroes whose special abilities complement each other to strategically plan each encounter.

Unlock new characters, alter the various talents of your team, or enhance a character’s current abilities.

Journey across the globe in an original, epic story for the single-player campaign, written by Marvel veteran Frank Tieri (Iron Man, Wolverine, Weapon X) and Alex Irvine (Iron Man, Daredevil) based on one of the most impactful events in Marvel history.

System Requirements

    • 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
618 of 834 people (74%) found this review helpful
1,251 products in account
245 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
Go play vanilla Puzzle Quest, at least that didn't ask you to keep playing for Daily Rewards!! or make you sink time/cash into healing your stable of characters whenever you played. Game is f2p as ♥♥♥♥ and you'd better believe it'll let you purchase Marvel Funcoins which can powerlevel heroes HMM I WONDER IF THERE'S A TERM FOR THAT

also as someone pointed out this dude has made a much better breakdown of the awful cash-grab nature of this game AND reveals that 'endgame' is PvP against other players! http://steamcommunity.com/app/234330/discussions/0/648813727931457773/
Posted: December 5th, 2013
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392 of 535 people (73%) found this review helpful
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6 reviews
1.0 hrs on record
This game fails on many levels: It doesn't introduce anything new, story is delivered dry and with little variation, graphics consist of a small handfull of stills per hero and poor to at most mediocre effects, user interface is confusing and very obviously trying to push microtransactions at every corner, and unless you want to spend a lot on taking shortcuts to increase your level and power, you're likely going to get stuck in replays of levels, grinding away for many hours per improvement.
Free to play, sure. Pay to win, very much so. Overpriced? Most definitely.
I guess another game to throw on the heap of "let's ride the current hype with minimal effort".
Posted: December 5th, 2013
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390 of 544 people (72%) found this review helpful
145 products in account
4 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
As others have said, microtransactions rule this game. I would have prefered them make a proper game and make it cost $10 instead of this. I enjoyed the first 2 puzzle quest games immensly and this doesn't hold a candle to them.

Posted: December 5th, 2013
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380 of 575 people (66%) found this review helpful
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364 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
It's a fun puzzle jewel match game, as they usually are, but as in any "free to play" game like this, you are only going to get any real progress if you spend a bunch of real money on in-game items. So when you've spent between $30 and $60 dollars, you've basically paid for a full priced new game. That's fine, just don't mark the game as free to play when it can only be properly enjoyed if you buy things. It's the exact same formula that 99.99% of "free to play" cell phone games use which makes cell phone gaming horrible. Long story short, this really isn't free to play, it's "free to play" with quotes. Another game I can think of that's the same way is Warframe: grind the same levels for dozens upon dozens of hours, or spend a minimum of $20 and well over that for what you want/need. But if you like Marvel and jewel match games which are addictive, and are willing to pay to enjoy the game properly, this would be fun I would safely assume. Free to play is, for some games, including this one, a crappy cash-grab money sink that unfortunately may never go away.
There are thankfully a few exceptions. Research closely before playing any f2p game. Some games that are truly enjoyable f2p without having to spend money unless you want to include Firefall, Tera, Vindictus, Age of Conan, The Secret World, TF2, Rift, SWOTOR, and DOTA 2. These are ones I've played, more are out there if you look.
Posted: December 5th, 2013
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405 of 627 people (65%) found this review helpful
331 products in account
22 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
Micro Transactions galore.
Posted: December 5th, 2013
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