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  • Summary: Experience the fabled Sparkle brand action puzzle like never before! Make your way through a secluded world of mystery, light magical braziers and discover a way to banish the darkness once and for all.

    Unlock potent powerups and use the ones you like the most to overcome Chained Orbs,
    Experience the fabled Sparkle brand action puzzle like never before! Make your way through a secluded world of mystery, light magical braziers and discover a way to banish the darkness once and for all.

    Unlock potent powerups and use the ones you like the most to overcome Chained Orbs, Rock Orbs, Survival levels and other exciting challenges. Can you carve a path of light through the darkness?

    Sparkle Unleashed introduces floating Orb Slinger gameplay never before seen in a Sparkle series game. The unleashed Orb Slinger floats along the bottom of the screen providing a fresh way to experience the beloved Sparkle gameplay.
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  1. Feb 7, 2018
    75
    If you want a match-3 puzzle game on the Switch, then definitely take a look. It’s a nice, casual puzzle game that might infuriate you on occasion, but will certainly keep you occupied.
  2. Jan 8, 2018
    70
    Sparkle Unleashed is a fun and addictive puzzle game with plenty of content to keep you playing for a good 6-8 hours. Its downside is that it reuses content to keep its longevity going which can be a bit disappointing.
  3. Jan 9, 2018
    70
    If you are looking for a ground-breaking, genre-defining game this is not it. If you are looking for an entertaining puzzle that demands swift reactions and just happens to be furiously addictive then Sparkle Unleashed is $7.99 and available on the Nintendo Game Store now.
  4. Jan 16, 2018
    70
    Sparkle Unleashed feels quite the opposite of it's name at moments. Having the slinger tethered to the bottom of the screen doesn’t help, but there is still a fun Sparkle game there. If you remember Luxor then this game will bring those memories back, if you want a fast-paced puzzle game or just to clear some more orbs, with all gripes aside, Sparkle Unleashed can get the job done.
  5. 70
    The most disappointing part of this game, is that outside the main game and a survival mode, there really is not much else to keep you busy. Some game specific achievements are added in but not something that will keep you occupied that long. In fact, Sparkle 2, which came out a few months prior, has more modes than this. It seems like this is just more of level expansion to that game. Sparkle Unleashed does a lot right. Its gameplay is solid, the music is great, and it does have a lot of levels, but the lack of different modes and extras hampers the experience a bit, especially since it’s the same price as Sparkle 2.
  6. Dec 29, 2017
    60
    If you've never jumped in to the enchanted world of Sparkle, this is as good a place as any to start. It's a polished, competent match three game with decent production, plenty of stages and addictive ball blasting action, even if it is very derivative and repetitive. For those familiar with the series or the genre as a whole, Sparkle unleashed is merely a slight variation on more of the same. With Sparkle 2 already out on Switch, as well as it being released for every other system in all the known kingdoms, Sparkle Unleashed is another solid, if unremarkable addition to the console's library.
  7. Mar 10, 2018
    60
    This is a competent game that does its job right and creates something that can be enjoyed on a rather simple level. It does not fend off a feeling of repetitiveness, though, as eventually the players will start feeling that they are doing the same actions over and over again.

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  1. Dec 27, 2017
    6
    10Tons have done an incredible job releasing their games on the Nintendo Switch and Sparkle Unleashed is their final game to be released on10Tons have done an incredible job releasing their games on the Nintendo Switch and Sparkle Unleashed is their final game to be released on the system in 2017.

    Sparkle Unleashed is a very similar game to Sparkle 2. It is an overall fun and addictive game

    Both games are very similar, each representing a variation of the popular marble shooter match-3 action puzzle genre. The Main difference is that Sparkle 2 features rotating marble shooter gameplay, while Sparkle Unleashed features gameplay based on a marble shooter moving along the bottom of the screen so it depends on which game style you prefer.

    Sparkle Unleashed is a match-three marble shooter puzzle game where you need to line up and shoot the marbles to make matches of three or more like colors. These Matched marbles disappear, taking you a step closer in clearing the level. The different Powerups also add to the overall experience and each of the 18 Powerups can give you an advantage in clearing the level

    If you don't have Sparkle 2 on the Nintendo Switch then Sparkle unleashed is a nice quick game that you can take on the go. If you are looking for a game with high replay value then Sparkle unleashed does a good job with its 100 Plus challenging levels
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