Best Match 3 Apps for iPhone / iPad

Find the best Match 3 for iPhone / iPad within this page. 12 Match 3 are reviewed and ranked based on originality, timeliness, and user-friendliness.

Last updated 03-30-2017

Heroes Of Battle Cards
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Heroes Of Battle Cards

iOS

Seller: Plarium Global Ltd

35 3.5

Brave hero, you have been sent on a valiant quest to rid the floating kingdom of evil. Sharpen your blade and practice your shuffling skills – unique card-based battles alongside loyal Guardians lay in wait!

From the map, tap into a numbered battleground to start the assault. Match three or more colored gems at the bottom of the screen to have their corresponding colored Guardians attack, and match hearts to heal HP. Take down all opposing Guardian’s and their champion to reach victory!

▲ Different Guardians can be brought into the field by using mana, which is collected after every successful match.

▲ Spell cards can be used in battle to inflict damage or give power-ups to Guardians!

▲ Each floating island needs to be unlocked by completing all the battles within it. Access the other islands by tapping into the “World Map” icon.

New Guardian cards are received at the end of each skirmish, or can be unlocked by tapping into “Obelisk” from the home screen and using gems. Each Guardian has unique abilities, strengths, and weaknesses – manage your team from the “Decks” icon to create the strongest balance!

Follow the epic story by completing each battle along the map, or try your hand at going head-to-head against other players by tapping into “PvP” from the home screen. Earn rewards every hour by tapping the chest on the map screen, and use your unlocked Guardian, spell, and artifact cards to help lead you to triumph and win back the floating kingdom!

iOS
Heroes Of Battle Cards

Heroes Of Battle Cards

Free

Collapse! Blast
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Collapse! Blast

iOS

Seller: GameHouse

35 3.5

Tap to collapse! Whether you are in pursuit of a fun-filled arcade game, or looking for some other means of distraction, this app can be your go to option. Experience the simple gameplay when you tap three or more matching colored blocks.

The more squares you allow to pile up on the screen, the more difficult it will be to clear everything. Be able to use up to eight power-ups to help you score big and fast. Show off your tapping agility with Frenzy Mode. Share your high scores with friends, or invite them to weekly contests. Earn rewards and bonuses the more you compete, and use these to level up faster!

▲ Tap on matching colored blocks to collapse them. Blast as many as you can!

▲ Earn coins and grab big scores on completing puzzles!

▲ Think you possess better skills? Climb up to the charts to challenge your friends!

Note that the further you progress, the more challenging the puzzles will become. Always keep watch over your life tab: if you fail one puzzle, you will lose one life. Earn coins the more you play, and use these to unlock all the power-ups.

For more convenient playing, go to the settings tab to change the system language. Keep a heads up for weekly rules and board challenges too, and use these to improve your reflexes!

iOS
Collapse! Blast

Collapse! Blast

Free

Angry Birds Blast
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Angry Birds Blast

iOS

Seller: Rovio Entertainment Ltd.

35 3.5

What makes an Angry Bird even angrier? Being trapped inside a balloon by those dastardly green pigs! Steady your mind and ready that prodding finger as you aim to release the birds from their latex chamber with timely taps and powerful power-ups!

The number and type of birds you need to free in the level is shown on the top-left: tap two or more balloons with matching colors to burst them and add them to the tally. The amount of remaining moves is shown at the top of the screen, so be sure to reach your bird quota before it runs out or else you will have to start again!

▲ Combine boosters to create carnage, help you max out your score, and reach the coveted three stars!

▲ Plan ahead to shatter the glass shapes and punch those pigs in the levels they appear in order to reach the quota.

▲ Tap the pen and paper icon from the map screen to access quests that offer rewards for reaching certain levels or finding hatchlings hidden within various stages.

Make use of power-up boosters, created by matching five or more balloons at once, to clear levels quicker. Matching five balloons grants you a rocket that bursts a line of balloons with a tap, seven creates a bomb that eliminates all in the surrounding area, and nine creates a laser gun that pops all balloons with the same color. You can even combine boosters by tapping them when they are next to each other to create killer combos!

As the levels progress, those repulsive pigs will start making cameos: match balloons next to them twice to smack them into submission. Further on, glass tiles will appear that need to be shattered in order to access the balloons or pigs beside them. Skillfully strategize your pops and stay under the limit while you maneuver your moves to rescue those birds!

iOS
Angry Birds Blast

Angry Birds Blast

Free

Christmas Sweeper 3
4

Christmas Sweeper 3

iOS

Seller: SmileyGamer Match 3 Games

25 2.5

Keep the Christmas spirit lively as the holiday season approaches with this jolly swap puzzle!

Drag adjacent Christmas items like Santa hats, snowmen, gingerbread men, Christmas trees, and mittens! Fill your stocking with goodies to complete the level's objective, and receive awesome rewards by opening the fridge. Learn to use your swapping skills to create powerful firecracker boosters; earn treats like soda to give you a splendid win!

With over 750 winter wonderland levels to explore, great hours of entertainment await you in this dazzling and cheerful puzzle game to further brighten winter evenings.

iOS
Christmas Sweeper 3

Christmas Sweeper 3

Free

Pokémon Shuffle Mobile
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Pokémon Shuffle Mobile

iOS

Seller: The Pokemon Company

30 3

Welcome once more to the world of Pokémon! Catch and Battle your favorite evolve-able monsters like never before in a puzzle game format.

Shuffle out your favorite Pokémon in a party of six in this delightful puzzle game. Each level carries with it unique surprises and tricky puzzles to give your team and your mind a workout.

Start your journey as a Pokemon Master by shuffling Pokemon Icons to match three or more. Battle them out with Pokemon in each level, using weakness and resistance to your advantage. Use the famed "Mega Stones" to bring out a Pokemon's true potential and perform " Mega Evolution" to turn the tide! Once you proclaim victory, you have a chance to catch that level's Pokemon. Pack up your Pokeballs and prepare your team: this is one puzzling challenge a trainer should not miss.

iOS
Pokémon Shuffle Mobile

Pokémon Shuffle Mobile

Free

Pet Rescue Saga
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Pet Rescue Saga

iOS

Seller: King

30 3

Enjoy rescuing super cute pets by matching and tapping the similarly colored blocks. With each successfully solved puzzle, you will safely lower the animals to the ground floor and set them free. This app is a matching puzzle game that requires you to clear the whole board.

The locked blocks can be unlocked with keys, and there are other tasks to undertake like saving a certain number of pets within a limited number of moves. In order to clear out the blocks faster and easier, you will have to use tools such as bombs and fireworks that can be collected after completing a certain number of levels!

▲ The adorable pets are waiting for your rescue: tap the matching colored blocks of two or more to help bring hem down!

▲ Useful powerups are on hand to help you out when the going gets tough.

▲ Explore and unlock the magical valley as you complete each stage!

Animal lovers will thoroughly enjoy this pet-themed game, while gamers of all kinds will have fun facing the challenging puzzles head on. After level 12, each puzzle will have a limited number of moves - so be careful! As you progress, the levels become increasingly harder.

Hearts will appear, and you can hear a unique and cute sound from each pet each time you tap it. You only have five lives while attempting to solve each puzzle, so proceed with caution as this game will take all of your mental skills to unlock! Save the pets and enjoy this cute puzzle game whenever you have a free moment to spare.

iOS
Pet Rescue Saga

Pet Rescue Saga

Free

Bubble Royale
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Bubble Royale

iOS

Seller: Bubble Shooter

25 2.5

Feeling disappointed, with nothing to do during your uneventful free time? Play this exciting bubble shooter to liven up your day. Have a blast collecting the crowns as you clear each round!

Clear all of the colorful bubbles in every level as you aim and match identical hues. You will encounter special bubbles that are bound in chains, slippery slimy ones, and those made in hard stone or diamond. Use limited "Fireball" or "Bomb" power-ups to enjoy blasting through over 400 tough levels.

The colorful graphics and amazing effects makes this game a blast to play while taking a break from studies or your part-time job. Keep on shooting and popping bubbles to set new high scores and have a royal good time!

iOS
Bubble Royale

Bubble Royale

Free

Fruits Mania : Elly’s travel
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Fruits Mania : Elly’s travel

iOS

Seller: BitMango

25 2.5

Spare time? Check. Colorful fruit? Double Check! Turn your downtime into a fun and fruit-filled adventure, whether you are in the cafeteria or the kitchen! “Fruitylicious” and a great re-fresher, take a bite out of this match-three game!

A colorful, fruity match-three game is waiting for you! Tap and swipe the identical fruits to create a line, and then gather your hard-earned collection! Each fruit is worth a certain amount of points, so try to harvest a wide variety. If you match more than three identical ones, you can gain boosters and special fruits! Enjoy more than 200 challenging levels with delicious animations.

iOS
Fruits Mania : Elly’s travel

Fruits Mania : Elly’s travel

Free

Ice Age: Arctic Blast
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Ice Age: Arctic Blast

iOS

Seller: Zynga

30 3

Go on and have an arctic adventure as you play a match 3-puzzle adventure with Sid, Manny, Diego, and Scrat. There are dozens of jewel blasting challenges that will entertain you as you travel through the cold and icy world.

Align same colored jewels to blast them; form them like a box and you will have a piranha power that will allow you to munch on nearby ones. Form the letter “L,” and it will electrify all same colored jewels. There are so many other features that will leave you playing for hours! Blast the jewels to victory to create special power-ups.

iOS
Ice Age: Arctic Blast

Ice Age: Arctic Blast

Free

Jewelry King
10

Jewelry King

iOS

Seller: mobirix

25 2.5

Enjoy the sight of beautiful gems; listen to the satisfying crystalline crunch when they shatter. Match three of a kind and crush these glistening stones to powder through this challenging puzzle game! Explore over 600 awesome levels of fun; connect as many identical gems as you can to discover new stones! Add a bit of glamour to your afternoon coffee breaks, and stimulate your mind with this glimmering mobile app!

To play, simply swipe a gem to move it next to its identical bunch. Match three or more to crush them altogether and earn points! Discover loads of special stones with unique abilities to help you win in tough levels. Use special power-ups when you encounter tough obstacles in each phase. Crush those lovely stones and show off your logical prowess by completing this game!

iOS
Jewelry King

Jewelry King

Free