Match 3

Game genre theme

A type of visual matching puzzles where you match 3 or more visually similar pieces to progress, often by lining them horizontally, vertically or diagonally.

264
games
55
platforms

The first video game about Match 3 was released in 1990.

Domark, PopCap Games and Disney has published most of these games

See also: gomoku
Usually the minimum connected pieces is three, but more can be required depending on the game and possibly difficulty. Two is never enough. Bonus points are usually awarded for connecting more than what is required.

Although straight lines are most common requirement for the matching to work, any shapes are possible as long as they're "matched" (usually this means touching on any of their sides).

Parent groups

Puzzle, Visual matching

Platforms

Linux 74
Windows 35
BeOS 13
Mac OS X 11
GB 9
Android 9
iOS 9
X360 8
Nintendo DS 8
Mac OS Classic 7
GBC 7
GBA 6
Arcade 4
BSD 4
NeXT 3
NES 3
Master System 3
PS 3
PS Vita 3
MS-DOS 3
Game Gear 2
Amstrad CPC 2
Mobile 2
PS3 2
Internet Only 2
3DS 2
Wii 2
Solaris 1
SNES 1
Xbox 1

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