Help out Austin as he tries to return his family’s mansion to its once brilliant state.
Make your way through various match-3 levels as you try to acquire stars to purchase new furniture and decorations.
Progress through the game to learn new secrets about your parents’ mansion.
Homescapes is a delightful match-3 game that we absolutely recommend match-3 fanatics to try out because it takes the addicting gameplay that this franchise has always been renowned for and implements a variety of creative new elements into the mix in order to give players an immersive and engaging experience that prior match-3 games simply haven’t offered.
The introductory sequence of Homescapes is probably among the best we’ve ever seen in a match-3 game because players are shown a small cinematic of sorts that explains some of the backstory and, after this, they’re taken through a bunch of tutorial levels that have been implemented to teach new players the basics of the game. The tutorial levels are extremely informative and they’re quite short as well so you’ll be able to get through them in mere minutes and, when they’re finished, you’ll have a firm understanding of the game.
The gameplay of Homescapes can be divided into two core components; match-3 gameplay and house renovation. The match-3 gameplay is fairly standard and doesn’t really have any out of the ordinary elements so you’ll feel right at home while playing this game. Most levels start off by assigning players an objective and then giving them a limited number of moves to complete said objective in. If you manage to complete the objective then you’ll be given a number of stars based on how well you did but, if not, you’ll have to start the entire level from the beginning. The stars you acquire from these levels can then be used to buy items to renovate the house with this is the core purpose of the game.
The actual renovation itself might sound rather tedious at first because it takes players away from the standard match-3 gameplay but, as it turns out, it’s actually quite well implemented and adds a ton of depth to the gameplay. Through the stars collecting from the levels, you’ll be able to purchase various kinds of decorations and these decorations can then be used to customize the mansion according to your preferences. The place definitely looks a mess at first but, when you actually manage to clean things up and decorate it a bit, you’ll be greatly satisfied with the results.
Alongside having innovative gameplay, Homescapes looks breathtaking as well. The game’s match-3 levels look spectacular because of the gorgeous special effects and sharp objects, the user-interface is sleek, the character designs are quite lively, the color palette is vibrant and, all things considered, the game’s a treat to look at.
Homescapes is free to download and play but it does have micro-transactions through which players can acquire in-game bonuses with real world money.
All said and done, Homescapes is a highly innovative match-3 game that we absolutely recommend trying out because you’ll be missing out otherwise.