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Match-3 games have been done to death. It’s no surprise, really, when you consider how popular they have been over the years. There’s a chance, perhaps, that you scoff at the notion of yet another match-3 game. If you, like me, have been playing them since Tetris Attack (or Panel de Pon if you’re some sort of purist stickler) back on Super Nintendo, then you might even feel like you’ve seen all the genre has to give.
Every once in a while, though, an idea comes around that breathes new life into the genre. Bejeweled brought power-ups. Puzzle Quest mixed in RPG-style skills and equipment. Triple Town asked you to think before you dropped a tile all willy-nilly.
Scurvy Scallawags, a pirate-themed take on the genre, borrows a lot of ideas from those groundbreaking titles and adds to it. Is Scurvy Scallawags an App Store buried treasure or should it walk the plank?