Matching With Friends Joins Zynga Family, Makes iOS Debut
Have your opponents seeing red and make them green with envy with this new iPhone and iPad puzzle game.
Earlier today, Zynga revealed the newest member of its "With Friends" gaming family, Matching With Friends. Currently available on the App Store, the game challenges players to line up three or more jelly blocks to outscore their opponents. Each game consists of just 11 turns, making this puzzler a battle of wit and strategy.
"With Friends games are highly social, snack-size entertainment that blend well-loved, nostalgic pastimes with brand new game design concepts," said Paul Bettner, Vice President and General Manager of Zynga With Friends. "Nearly three years after we launched Chess With Friends, I am proud to see the franchise grow to five games, each
with its own special twist, and can't wait to see how Matching With Friends will connect friends and family around the globe."
From what we've heard, the game features both collaborative and competitive play, as users attempt to make the right moves to block people from scoring. Other features include...
[I]Green with envy: Lay it on the line with special game board multipliers where playing certain tiles can account for twice or three times the amount of point boosts.
Have Your Opponents Seeing Red: Players can mix up game play by using strategic bombs to break up the board, eliminating pieces and creating a dynamic experience.
Color Bonus: At the beginning of each game players' are assigned a bonus color, that when matched awards extra points.
Connect and Match: Favorite social features like in-game chat and Facebook connect allow you to connect with friends and opponents wherever, whenever.[/I]
Similar to Words With Friends, you can download Matching With Friends for free, or spend some cash (in this case, $2.99) for an ad-free version. That said, while the game works on iPad, there doesn't appear to be a full-screen version.