This Game Will Have you Reeling

Disclosure

A few months back we told you about Fairway Solitaire Blast, a new app by Big Fish Games. I’ll have you know that I’m completely addicted to that game. Still. When Big Fish Games put out an app, they don’t want you to get bored so they make it worth your while by including dynamic, colorful graphics and loads of different levels.

Well they’re at it again and apparently know about my app-diction to games. They sent us over details about their latest release, Cascade!.

A cross between slots and match-3, Cascade by Big Fish Games offers over 100 different puzzles! - SahmReviews.com

Available in the app store starting today, it’s a cross between the ever-popular match-3 type games and a slot machine. Yes, you heard that right: a slot machine. The game boasts 8 colorful worlds and over 100 puzzles where you can play solo or challenge your friends by logging in with Facebook.

Cascade, the latest app by Big Fish Games offers 8 unique worlds. - SahmReviews.com

Now let me tell you a little about the game… I don’t typically play matching games so it wasn’t at all what I expected. As someone with a great memory of Space Invaders and Tetris, I was thinking I was trying to clear off levels. Unfortunately for me, more gems just kept showing up. Unlike many games on the market, Cascade doesn’t allow you to clear away sections by swapping places of gems on the board. With this one, players utilize a queue of gems held in slots at the bottom of each column. The ONLY way to capture and clear gems is by using the gems stored in the slots. To make it even more challenging, those ONLY work for the column they are associated with. Yes, very much like casino slots. If you’ve ever played a slot machine and saw that rogue cherry ‘almost’ in the right spot, you’ll totally get the feeling I have as I play this. Failure to plan ahead might mean not being able to get those gems cleared off. Get to a stopping point because you don’t have any more moves? Spin the reels and get new gems in the slots to work with.

Each level has a designated goal to work toward when you start. Once you’ve reached that goal THEN you’ve completed the level and move along to the next one. Depending on how you make moves, you earn 1-3 stars. So while you may have finished a level, if you only finished with one or two stars then there is room for improvement.

Depending on the moves you make, you can earn bonuses. Some gems are multi-colored and therefore can match any color – or clear multiple groups at the same time. Other bonuses offer extra points. The higher your level, the more boosts and tricks you can unlock.

Cascade from Big Fish Games takes matching games to the next level. - SahmReviews.com

I’ve discovered that I don’t think far enough ahead to be good at this game which is why I’m not able to tell you about many of the bonus pieces. I haven’t unlocked many yet! What I LOVE is that it doesn’t have a timer on it. I don’t work well under pressure. By having a free-flowing, timeless game, it allows me the ability to think through the various moves at my own pace. Plotting which offers the best outcome without negating the use of other gems. It is definitely a strategic puzzle game.

If you’re getting tired of the same ol’ same ol’ matching games that you have been playing to pass the time, this one is worth checking out. Pull the handle and put some spin on your matching game. Download Cascade from the AppStore!

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Founder and owner of SAHMReviews.com, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has worked with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Nicole works as an ambassador for brands such as Netflix, U.S. Cellular and K’NEX, has been featured in McDonald’s videos as well as Maria Bailey’s book “Power Moms”. Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two beautiful teen daughters, if you can’t find Nicole, she is probably somewhere playing board games.

17 comments on «This Game Will Have you Reeling»

  1. Nicole,

    Thanks for sharing. This actually looks like a very interesting game. You have definitely given us some great details.

  2. Pamela R says:

    I like a great challenge…this might be my next app purchase =)

  3. Suzie Cheel says:

    looks awesome, I have avoided going near this as I would get hooked 🙂

  4. saminder gumer says:

    this looks like bejeweled mix with a lot of other stuff. i will try it out. it looks challenging and that is good to me.

  5. I have heard great things about the Big Fish App and their games. I don’t really have time for these games but I will definitely tell people that I know that love these games!

  6. Michele says:

    UH OH–I am already addicted to Bejewelled–this looks like it would get me too. I almost hope I can’t download this to my desktop!

  7. Rebecca Swenor says:

    Cascade looks like a fun challenging game. This would be a great game for my mom. She love playing games like this. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I hardly download games these days, but will check this one out. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Savannah Miller says:

    I will most likely download this! My little guy has his yearly doctor appointment in 2 weeks, I’m already dreading sitting in the waiting room for 2 hours. Sooooo I will download this to keep me busy 🙂

  10. Terry says:

    I would want to try the Cascade Lakes. I would probably never be good at this game either, but would have fun telling my Granddaughter I could beat her and watching her take control.

  11. Alison says:

    This look like it’s my type of app!!

  12. Kungphoo says:

    I hear that apps like this are addicting.. It looks like fun, but i cannot get addicted to yet another game..

  13. nicole dz says:

    I love my game apps, especially ones I can really get into and enjoy playing for a long time, these apps come in handy while waiting at the doctor’s office.

  14. This game here really does look like some fun.

  15. kath g says:

    I really like the graphics, clean and easy to see, kind of reminded me of a putt-putt golf game i’ve played before. I have some $ in my itunes acct., so i’ll look into this one, looks like fun. thanks

  16. Roman Diaz says:

    I love these kind of games. They get you really focused.

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