Matcho: First Contact, Imagine Candy Crush but its Valorant

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Matcho: First Contact is the first of it’s kind because it combined two genres you never expect mix well. When I think of the Match 3 Genre, I think of Bejeweled, Candy Crush, Huniepop and all those mobile games with weird ads that has nothing to do with gameplay. This game is not your Mom’s Match-3 game because it is combined with a least likely game genre, A first person shooter! IGN uploaded the first 10 minutes of the game’s campaign mode.

Matcho: First Contact first 10 minutes of the Game

The game’s main enemies are called Bugs, and They look like camera robot drones who are hostile to humans. You can eliminate them by telekinetically attacking them three with the same color in a row, just like when you swipe candies for Candy Crush. Most Match three gives you a 2d board to work around, and making combinations is easier. In Matcho: First Contact, You are in a 3d environment, and your target moves around and attacks you.

That makes making combinations and combos more challenging yet fun. Matches beyond three pieces of bugs are possible but risky since they are attacking you, and you have to be quick on your toes to evade them. When the developers announced the genre of this game, I thought it would be boring, but I was wrong. It has the potential to be bigger, especially if they add multiplayer mode or a Custom Map mode. Shooting instead of swiping to make a match is fun and addictive. Blasting Bugs of different colors will not do any damage, so there will be some learning curve to work around once targets of different colors start showing up simultaneously.
The game’s potential is not bleak at all, as the mechanics look fun and addictive. PC Games and Owners of Next-Gen consoles will look forward to this one.