Toybox Blends Match-Three Puzzle With Vertical Shoot-Em-Up, Arrives August 23
With so many clones residing on the App Store, developers have slowly begun to move into mash-up territory, with the goal of blending genres. The most recent example comes from developer Barrel of Donkeys and its iPhone puzzle shooter, Toybox.
What we have is a match-three experience mixed with a traditional shoot-em-up, where you blast enemies on one side of the screen to earn multi-colored blocks on the other, which you'll then use to make stacks of said blocks disappear. What's especially cool is the new level the studio releases each week, along with corresponding leaderboard.
Seems nutty, but definitely worth a look. Thankfully, it should appear on iOS August 23. For now, watch the trailer and let us know what you think.