10 successful games you can easily create starting from the SameGame engine

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.

01 – BIG MONEY

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.

02 – CHRISTMAS COUPLES

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.

03 – SAMEGAME FIGHTER

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.

04 – BLOCK LEGEND

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.

05 – KNIGHTFALL 2

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.

06 – BOMBOOZLE 2

Matching tiles while filling potions is part of the gameplay.

Cute graphics and plenty of options and statistics do the rest.

07 – DANGEROUS ADVENTURE

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.

08 – SAMEGAME

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.

09 – TAP THE BLOCKS

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

10 – FATAL FIGHTERS STORY MODE

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.

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215 GAME PROTOTYPES EXPLAINED WITH SOURCE CODE
// 1+2=3
// 100 rounds
// 10000000
// 2 Cars
// 2048
// A Blocky Christmas
// A Jumping Block
// A Life of Logic
// Angry Birds
// Angry Birds Space
// Artillery
// Astro-PANIC!
// Avoider
// Back to Square One
// Ball Game
// Ball vs Ball
// Ball: Revamped
// Balloon Invasion
// BallPusher
// Ballz
// Bar Balance
// Bejeweled
// Biggification
// Block it
// Blockage
// Bloons
// Boids
// Bombuzal
// Boom Dots
// Bouncing Ball
// Bouncing Ball 2
// Bouncy Light
// BoxHead
// Breakout
// Bricks
// Bubble Chaos
// Bubbles 2
// Card Game
// Castle Ramble
// Chronotron
// Circle Chain
// Circle Path
// Circle Race
// Circular endless runner
// Cirplosion
// CLOCKS - The Game
// Color Hit
// Color Jump
// ColorFill
// Columns
// Concentration
// Crossy Road
// Crush the Castle
// Cube Jump
// CubesOut
// Dash N Blast
// Dashy Panda
// Deflection
// Diamond Digger Saga
// Don't touch the spikes
// Dots
// Down The Mountain
// Drag and Match
// Draw Game
// Drop Wizard
// DROP'd
// Dudeski
// Dungeon Raid
// Educational Game
// Elasticity
// Endless Runner
// Erase Box
// Eskiv
// Farm Heroes Saga
// Filler
// Flappy Bird
// Fling
// Flipping Legend
// Floaty Light
// Fuse Ballz
// GearTaker
// Gem Sweeper
// Globe
// Goat Rider
// Gold Miner
// Grindstone
// GuessNext
// Helicopter
// Hero Emblems
// Hero Slide
// Hexagonal Tiles
// HookPod
// Hop Hop Hop Underwater
// Horizontal Endless Runner
// Hundreds
// Hungry Hero
// Hurry it's Christmas
// InkTd
// Iromeku
// Jet Set Willy
// Jigsaw Game
// Knife Hit
// Knightfall
// Legends of Runeterra
// Lep's World
// Line Rider
// Lumines
// Magick
// MagOrMin
// Mass Attack
// Math Game
// Maze
// Meeblings
// Memdot
// Metro Siberia Underground
// Mike Dangers
// Mikey Hooks
// Nano War
// Nodes
// o:anquan
// One Button Game
// One Tap RPG
// Ononmin
// Pacco
// Perfect Square!
// Perfectionism
// Phyballs
// Pixel Purge
// PixelField
// Planet Revenge
// Plants Vs Zombies
// Platform
// Platform game
// Plus+Plus
// Pocket Snap
// Poker
// Pool
// Pop the Lock
// Pop to Save
// Poux
// Pudi
// Pumpkin Story
// Puppet Bird
// Pyramids of Ra
// qomp
// Quick Switch
// Racing
// Radical
// Rebuild Chile
// Renju
// Rise Above
// Risky Road
// Roguelike
// Roly Poly
// Run Around
// Rush Hour
// SameGame
// SamePhysics
// Save the Totem
// Security
// Serious Scramblers
// Shrink it
// Sling
// Slingy
// Snowflakes
// Sokoban
// Space Checkers
// Space is Key
// Spellfall
// Spinny Gun
// Splitter
// Spring Ninja
// Sproing
// Stabilize!
// Stack
// Stairs
// Stick Hero
// String Avoider
// Stringy
// Sudoku
// Super Mario Bros
// Surfingers
// Survival Horror
// Talesworth Adventure
// Tetris
// The Impossible Line
// The Moops - Combos of Joy
// The Next Arrow
// Threes
// Tic Tac Toe
// Timberman
// Tiny Wings
// Tipsy Tower
// Toony
// Totem Destroyer
// Tower Defense
// Trick Shot
// Tunnelball
// Turn
// Turnellio
// TwinSpin
// vvvvvv
// Warp Shift
// Way of an Idea
// Whack a Creep
// Wheel of Fortune
// Where's my Water
// Wish Upon a Star
// Word Game
// Wordle
// Worms
// Yanga
// Yeah Bunny
// Zhed
// zNumbers