If you like puzzle games, there is a new and exciting game called Triple Town available for the Kindle that has awesome reviews. It even works well on the 2nd generation of the Kindle, which cannot be said for all of the Kindle games. That makes me happy because I have the Kindle 2.
Triple Town is simple and easy to learn. You line up similar objects on a board and they turn into a more elaborate object. For example, three grass squares turns into a flower, which turns into a bush until eventually you create buildings and castles. Of course, there are creatures eager to get in your way and disrupt your building process. You will also find hidden crystals that are considered “wild cards” for the game and can be of great value. There are also game play hints that you can use as well.
Don’t be fooled by the initial simplicity of the game. As you progress, you’ll find that there is a lot of strategy involved, and those can lead to unexpected outcomes.
It is nice to have a game that is mentally challenging, as opposed to brain numbing games like Minesweeper or Oregon Trail. Speaking of Oregon Trail, I’m surprised that there is not a Kindle version yet. Despite the mindless nature of that game, I have fond memories of playing it on my calculator when I was supposed to be paying attention in math class.
But I digress. Spry Fox did an excellent job with Triple Town, and I hope to see more games from them in the future for the Kindle. The Kindle platform makes it tough to make games, but this could spark a whole new realm of gaming. It is refreshing to see the new crop of games fare so well alongside the familiar ones such as Solitaire and Scrabble.
Triple Town is now compatible with the latest generation keyboardless Kindle.