Eliminate tiles in this head-scratching puzzler.
There are many puzzle games trying to be the next mega hit, like Candy Crush Saga. Sometimes, though, you don't need all the bells and whistles to be a great game, Poptile being a fine example.
Poptile is a puzzle game where you tap the on-screen tiles to eliminate them. When you pop a tile, a new line of tiles will move up the screen. The tiles are different color sets, so popping a tile next to tiles of the same color will cause all of them to disappear. When tiles drop and they make a line of three, they will also pop. There is no timer in Poptile, and you have all the time you want to make your move. The only thing you can't do is let a column of tiles go past the dotted line at the top of the screen.
The game is very simple and that's its charm. As it progresses, the game gets more difficult by adding tile colors. You need to determine sometimes whether it's more beneficial to pop a group of tiles or one tile to set up a chain. You're also rewarded with power-ups for clearing certain amounts of tiles. The power-ups allow you to clear three rows of tiles or stop the tiles from moving up the screen.
Unfortunately, Poptile lacks depth. There are no unlockables or other game modes. There is not even music in the background.
Poptile is very fun puzzle game. You will not be able to stop once you develop a strategy that works for you. The app is very limited in terms of options, but is very entertaining and addictive.