Did you study the SameGame engine I published earlier this week?
It’s a very easy game to code, and moreover you can easily modify it to create a wide range of awesome games. Yeah, you don’t believe me, so here I am with a list of 10 successful games built upon the SameGame gameplay.
A looong time ago, before PopCap Games made the awesome Bejeweled and Plants Vs Zombies franchises, they published this simple SameGame clone.
As a bank robber, collect money to make moneybags fall and advance levels. I remember I played it a lot.
This was the second Flash game I made, back in 2007, coded in AS2, with a Christmas theme.
It’s also my most played game at all, with more than 25 million plays before MochiBot closed.
Fight monsters and defend yourself by collecting shields and potions, this game was made in 2011 but it’s still fun.
The 8-bit style fits perfectly with the simple game mechanic.
Defined “a legendary puzzler no one should miss” by TouchArcade, this is probably the most successful game in this list
RPG elements are merged with the classic SameGame mechanic with weapons to updgrade, characters to unlock, as a lot more features. It was an instant buy.
The previously unseen feature of Knightfall game series is the capability to rotate the game field, changing the way blocks fall.
There’s also a player in the game field, which must collect a key to open the door to advance level, avoiding monsters or kiling them.
Matching tiles while filling potions is part of the gameplay.
Cute graphics and plenty of options and statistics do the rest.
In this game there’s a duel between your party of heroes and the enemies, and the board allows your party to attack and cast spells.
It’s a bit like SameGame Fighter, but you control a party of 4 heroes in the classic RPG clichè, so you have the tank, the mage and so on.
This SameGame clone is actually SameGame itself, with the only twist you have some powerups to help you clearing the board.
This proves SameGame is a fun game even if you don’t add that much new gameplay.
In this version, blocks moves from left to right, and you must destry them before they fall down the pit
A good timing is required to advnce levels
Another SameGame duel game, you collect tiles to attack the enemy and defend yourself.
I really appreciated the clear tile design.
Which game do you prefer? Which game do you think you are able to make? Do you know another game to add to this list? Let me know.