Mystery Match Village is the answer to a question I don’t remember asking. What if I want a compelling, mysterious game narrative, delivered through match-3 style puzzles?

Many of you may recognise the name – Mystery Match hit digital shelves way back in 2014 and has become a bit of a classic since then. This is the long-anticipated sequel. Like the first game, the core experience here is a Cluedo / Murder, She Wrote style murder mystery, mixed in with match-3 gameplay. This entry also features hidden object searches and “village restoration”. I’m a sucker for base building, so that sounds great to me!

Besides improved graphical fidelity & better audio, this entry also introduces episodic gameplay. Outplay Entertainment is planning a new episode every 8 weeks – for how long, it’s unclear so far. Seems like they intend to keep gamers happy with new content for some time to come. If that’s too long, Outplay promises great replay value. This includes puzzles increasing in difficulty when you go back to completed levels.

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Mo’ Mystery, Mo’ Matching, Mo’ Problems

If you’re a fan of the original game, or the genre, this looks promising. It seems light, engaging, and not too taxing. Perfect for commutes & commodes; easy to pick up and put down as and when you need.

It’s difficult to fault Outplay’s credentials – they have a huge number of highly successful games under their belts. They are, in their own words, “the largest independent mobile developer in the UK”.

If this all sounds like your cup of tea, Mystery Match Village is now available worldwide on the Apple App Store and Google Play. For more information on Outplay Entertainment and Mystery Match Village, follow the organization via its official website here, and on Twitter and Facebook.

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Darragh's earliest gaming memories are of playing Sonic, Golden Axe and Street Fighter on his parents' Sega Megadrive and has refused to put down the controller ever since. He thinks he's much funnier than he is.

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