Have Game, Will Play: Sparkle 2 PS4

Sparkle 2 is 10tons’ follow-up to their original rotating, action puzzle, match 3 game. Both versions can be found on a wide variety platforms. I had the pleasure of playing Sparkle 2 on the PS4 and Vita. There is a storyline involving enchanted keys and mystery but regardless of your interest in these type of games – the storyline, while a nice addition, won’t make or break it.

Like many games of its type, you need to clear the levels of marbles by shooting similar colors and matching at least 3 to make them disappear. Should the marbles advance too close to you, the game will be over. Branching paths and numerous power-ups are available to you as well. Sparkle 2 with its narrative element, cut scenes and world map goes a step further than most action puzzle games. But when you strip away the extras the gameplay is fun but also very familiar.

Recommendation*: Worth a buy – if you can take advantage of cross-buy
Full Disclosure: This game was provided to GameEnthus by the publisher.
Genre: action puzzle
Developer: 10tons Ltd.
Publisher: 10tons Ltd.
Platforms: PS4, Vita, iOS, Android, WP8, PC, Mac
Price: $7.99
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Scale:*
Worth a buy – paying full price for fans of the series or genre makes sense – often includes a caveat
Worth a buy on sale – not quite full price worthy but close, – often includes a caveat
Rent – rent before buying
No – borrow it if you must play it
Please no – Don’t waste any time and/or money on it