Forest Rescue is an adorable match-three mobile game in which you help the forest animals get rid of hostile beavers by matching leaves, acorns, and flowers and gathering various bonuses.
Graphics and Sound 8/10
Forest Rescue features colorful graphics with all kinds of special effects that make the game look impressive and entertaining. Various blocks (such as leaves and berries) are pretty easy to distinguish since they all have their own colors – and their animations are also great: matching three of a kind feels really satisfying. And if you manage to get a bomb, prepare for a colorful explosion that clears a good portion of your screen.
The controls of this Forest Rescue game are traditional for the entire match-three genre: all you have to do is choose a block you want to move and swipe it, creating a group of three or more similar blocks. That means you can literally play Forest Rescue with just one finger, and that is a truly awesome feature for everyone who plays the game while commuting or being otherwise busy – but make sure not to play it while driving.
The gameplay follows the overall scheme of match-three games. What you get is a field full of colored blocks, and your job is to get three or more of them together. These identical blocks will then disappear, clearing the way for more blocks and giving you some points – and maybe a boost of some type. What’s so great about it is that there are many various power-ups and possible combos that make the game varied and fun.
Lasting Appeal 8/10
Forest Rescue manages to make the traditional match-three gameplay as varying as possible. While the game is inherently repetitive, lots of different bonuses, power-ups, boosts, and special combos make the game really entertaining. And hundreds of hand-made levels are guaranteed to keep you from growing bored. All in all, it can last for about a hundred hours or more, and you can play the game over and over again.
Forest Rescue is not revolutionary in any sense – but its match-three gameplay is so polished and varying that the game can actually last for weeks and even months without getting monotonous or boring. The only problem is that it encourages in-app purchases a little too persistently, but you can still play it for free.
- Colorful visual effects
- Hundreds of levels
- Lots of power-ups
- Simple controls
- Coins are hard to earn
- Some levels are too hard