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What is Match 3?

Match-3 games rank among the top most popular f2p mobile apps because they're fun and simple, offer entertaining storylines and mini-games, and work both offline and online for tablet devices like Apple iPad and others. These casual video game puzzles task players with creating combinations of same-colored tiles, often referred to as jewels or gems, to earn points and beat level objectives. The most basic combination requires players to match three tiles vertically or horizontally, giving rise to the "Match 3" genre.

These free games are a hit on mobile devices, and the most popular titles feature a version both for phones and tablets. You've probably seen people playing them in public places like trains or restaurants.

The best thing about Match-3 games is their flexibility. You can play offline for just a few minutes to solve a couple of puzzles during your coffee break, or you can dive into longer sessions for more challenges and rewards in all sorts of special events where you can play with others online, making it even more fun.

In a nutshell, Match 3 games are a simple recipe for enjoyment. They're quick to learn, don't take up much time, and offer a satisfying and colorful experience filled with exciting challenges.

 

Popularity of Match-3 on iPad iOS

Match-3 games, including those for iPad and other iOS devices, are mobile gaming favorites for good reasons. They're easy and accessible to all ages and ideal for short gaming breaks and commutes. Online social features, like competing with friends and tackling challenges together, add to the fun.

The iPad enhances the experience with responsive touch controls and large, high-quality displays. The App Store offers a variety of Match-3 games for everyone, so you're sure to find the perfect brain teaser adventure that'll be just right for you.

 

Gameplay Mechanics

The best G5 match three games all share common features: combos, obstacles, tools, collections, and special events.

Combos involve matching tiles of the same type, with bigger matches yielding power-ups like row/column clears and bombs. Combining power-ups enhances the fun and is crucial for success.

Obstacles are tiles that can't be cleared conventionally; they require adjacent matches, power-ups, or tools. They become trickier as you progress, often serving as level objectives.

Unlike temporary power-ups, tools stay in your inventory until you use them to remove tiles, rows, columns, or to shuffle the board, all of which help with challenging puzzles.

Collections are vital in G5 games. You get collection items as additional rewards for completing levels (in addition to the customary currency and experience). Once you get all the items from a given collection, you can turn them in for bonus rewards such as tools and special items.

Last but not least, G5 regularly updates its match three games with special events, providing unique time-limited challenges for players, amazing rewards, and a fresh gaming experience.

 

Main rules of the game

In the world of Match-3 games, the core rules are consistent: Players must complete level objectives within a set number of turns. Failing to do so results in defeat. Objectives typically involve clearing specific tile types from the screen. On simpler levels, clearing a certain number of tiles of the same color suffices, while advanced levels introduce complex obstacles and tiles, demanding strategic use of power-ups and tools. The key rule in Match-3 games is to meet level objectives within the allotted turns. However, some puzzles impose time limits that require players to race against the clock to fulfill the requirements before time runs out.

 

The best Match-3 games for iPad

Sherlock

Embark on a thrilling adventure with Sherlock Holmes as he tackles all-new cases! The world of classic literature is rapidly changing, with heroes falling prey to dark literary magic. Tales like Snow White and Alice in Wonderland are undergoing mysterious transformations. Your mission: Help Holmes and Watson restore the original narratives by conquering challenging Match-3 puzzles and embarking on captivating quests. Put on your detective hat, solve brain teaser puzzles, and prevent utter chaos in both the book world and the real world!

 

Jewels of Rome

Experience life in ancient Rome through the enchanting adventures of the Jewels of Rome! Revive a struggling settlement using a combination of city-building and Match-3 gameplay. With an engaging storyline, charismatic characters, and thousands of Match-3 levels, you'll craft a thriving Roman city. Confront betrayals, stop sinister plans, and ensure prosperity for your citizens!

 

Jewels of the Wild West

Saddle up for a cowboy-style story, where Match-3 challenges and city-building merge into a unique gaming experience. Set against the backdrop of the Old West, this game weaves a narrative filled with twists and turns. Help resilient townsfolk rebuild after devastating attacks, rise to the mantle of Mayor, and thwart the cunning plans of outlaws.

 

Jewels of Egypt

Journey into the heart of ancient Egypt with the Jewels of Egypt! Engage your intellect with captivating Match-3 puzzles as you assist a Pharaoh in restoring a once-mighty civilization. Gather resources, reconstruct grand structures, and navigate court intrigues in a vibrant historical setting. Play a pivotal role in reviving the Nile Delta settlement, seek your missing sister, and safeguard powerful artifacts.

 

Match Town Makeover

Embark on a heartwarming journey to revive West Haven Bay, a charming beachside town! Solve puzzles and blast through levels to breathe life into this once-thriving tourist destination. Enjoy an enchanting storyline filled with surprises, decorate homes, renovate attractions, and uncover hidden mysteries. It's a seaside adventure for all ages!

 

Crime Mysteries

Solve heinous crimes through challenging Match-3 puzzles as you unleash your inner detective in Crime Mysteries! Team up with Detectives Cache and Blunt to cleanse Los Angeles of criminals, investigate tangled cases, collect clues, and apprehend twisted perpetrators. Travel through landmark locations, interact with intriguing characters, and crack cases in this immersive detective game!

 

The Hidden Treasures

Set course for an exhilarating Caribbean adventure as you solve mysteries through a variety of engaging Match-3 levels and unique gameplay mechanics. Join Captain Aimee, her trusty bird Virgil, and a lively crew as they uncover family secrets, search for treasures, and outwit nasty pirates determined to seize Aimee's hidden family legacy!

 

Hawaii Match 3 Mania

Assist Katie in restoring her family's tropical island mansion following a devastating hurricane! Challenge your mind with brain teaser Match-3 puzzles, refurbish rooms, clean the beach, and unveil dark family secrets from pirate days.

 

Pirates and Pearls

Immerse yourself in the world of pirate tales, Match-3 puzzles, and the rebuilding of an ancient fort! On a forgotten island, Mr. Knox and his trusty parrot try to revamp a long-forgotten structure, transforming it into a pirate haven amidst their crew's adventures. Conquer Match-3 levels, reap rich rewards, and become the wealthiest pirate ever! Expand your fort, uncover island mysteries, and build the buccaneer resort of your dreams!

 

Survivors

Ever wanted to feel like Robinson Crusoe so you can count only on yourself on a wild tropical island? Now's your chance to explore the experience safely! Uncover the island's secrets, craft essential tools, check out ancient ruins, conquer jewel-matching puzzles, complete quests, and unravel mysteries. Harvest crops, gather resources, evade menacing creatures, and ensure your survival on the island!

 

Hidden Epee

Get ready to embark on an incredible adventure and discover rare artifacts in a thrilling match three game! Join the journey to Enlightenment-era France with your trusty sidekick, Paul de Gris, as you chase after the mystical Silver Epee, a relic with the incredible power to control life itself! Prepare to explore mysterious locations, take on challenging puzzles, and brave the enigmatic Other World. Face off against formidable dark forces, and be the hero who saves the city from those puzzling eclipses!

 

Mayor Match

Ready to let your imagination run wild and create the city of your dreams? Jump into this one-of-a-kind blend of city-building and Match-3 gameplay! As the Mayor, you're the mastermind behind it all. Whether you want a bustling metropolis or a tranquil urban oasis, the choice is yours. Conquer the Match-3 challenges, build incredible structures, set up super-smooth transit systems, draw in tourists, and even go green with eco-friendly initiatives.

 

Supermarket Mania Match 3

A delightful journey of matching mouthwatering treats and expanding your supermarkets starts here! Rise to become the reigning grocery business tycoon with charming Nikki as your guide in the bustling Tinsel Town. Tackle thrilling match-3 puzzles and conquer obstacles to grow your grocery empire as you craft your moves strategically to soar to supermarket stardom all around the city!

 

Is it free to play on the iPad?

Absolutely! When it comes to G5 games, the installation and download process is entirely free. Our games fall under the category of "free to play" (f2p), which means you can acquire the full game version without spending a single cent. This grants you unrestricted access to all the content, including brain teaser puzzles, levels, collections, mini-games, social features, and more.

However, if you're looking to enhance your gaming experience and receive additional rewards along the way, our games provide a range of in-app purchases to improve the quality of your gameplay.

Additionally, our games have no ads. You won't encounter those mandatory videos you can't skip. While you sometimes have the option to watch an ad for extra rewards, this is always a choice and never forced upon our players.

 

How to play

To enjoy G5 Match-3 games for free on your iOS device, specifically your iPad with the most up-to-date iOS version, just follow these simple steps for a unique gaming experience:

  • Begin by visiting the G5 website.
  • Navigate to the dedicated iPad section.
  • Choose the game you desire to play and tap on its respective icon.
  • Look for the App Store icon located at the top of the page and select it.

You'll be seamlessly directed to the download page, where you can proceed to install your chosen game directly onto your device.

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