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BlueStacks’ Beginners Guide to Playing Match Masters

Posted by: BlueStacks Content Team

Are you looking to start Match Masters on BlueStacks? Before you do, let’s take a quick look at some valuable tips that we recommend to every new player by introducing the different core mechanics. Once you get a better idea of what to expect in the future, you’ll be able to have a better experience playing Match Masters and ultimately have an easier time climbing the ranked ladder. Become the greatest Match Master on the server once you get the best possible start in the game.

BlueStacks’ Beginners Guide to Playing Match Masters

The PvP mechanic makes Match Masters a unique game compared to its competitors from the same genre. Players who have started playing the game know exactly how addicting it can be to get win after win against people who are doing their best to prove that they’re the best. As you climb higher and higher, you’ll start experiencing more losses, but that’s exactly why you need to make the most out of the early ratings. This beginners’ guide will help you get the best start possible.

Match-3 Games!

The Match-3 game genre has been one of the oldest digital puzzle games ever to exist, with it gaining popularity among both young and older generations because it’s pretty easy to play, but the skill ceiling is also reasonably high that it gives a distinction between new and veteran players who have mastered the fundamentals of the game. It’s an entertaining game genre that every player who has a few minutes to spare for a quick game should try out to pass the time.

BlueStacks’ Beginners Guide to Playing Match Masters

Match-3 games are characterized by their basic mechanic of matching three or more tiles to create a combination that scores points. Each tile comes in a corresponding color and shape. Depending on the number of tiles combined, players will score points or create bonus tiles with special effects. The game ends when the player has completed the goal, or in the case of Match Masters, they’ve finished all their turns. Each match-3 game has created its win condition to make it more interesting.

Player vs. Player Mechanics

The unique part about Match Masters is that it incorporates a PvP mechanic to the usual single-player genre. Despite the idea of PvP in a match-3 game sounding like it’s not going to be successful, Match Masters has created a system that gives players a proper competitive feel that fully utilizes the match-3 mechanics. This game aims to get the highest number of points after a certain number of turns by collapsing as many tiles as possible during their turn.

BlueStacks’ Beginners Guide to Playing Match Masters

In Match Masters, players have two turns each round, and the number of points is equal to the number of tiles they destroy. A player gains an extra turn every round whenever they match 4 or more tiles of the same color together. Players will also start the game with a boost of their choice that will help them score more points and get the better of the enemy player. Once the allotted number of rounds has concluded, the player with the highest points is proclaimed the winner and gains rating points accordingly.

Special Tiles

Special tiles come out when the player has combined four or more tiles together, depending on the pattern. There are different types of tiles, and the more tiles you combine and the more complicated the pattern, the better special tile you’ll get. These special tiles give bonus points and can chain other special tiles if they are within the radius of the effect. It is recommended that players contest these special tiles or at least deny the opponent from being able to use them efficiently.

BlueStacks’ Beginners Guide to Playing Match Masters

The primary purpose of having special tiles is to reward players for making smart plays. This is the primary way to get a significant lead over your opponent since it can accumulate a large number of points in one go. Keep in mind that even if you manage to create a special tile, your opponent can also use it during their turn if you fail to use it during yours. These interact with boosts and tools in-game, so it’s good to keep that in mind if you can’t directly utilize them by matching tiles.

Boosts & Tools

Boosts are a type of power-up that players can use before the game starts. These come in the form of cards that players can unlock whenever they reach a particular rating in the normal PvP mode. Players can charge up their boost by collecting the indicated colored tile. Once the player has activated their boost, their bar will be fully consumed, and they’ll be able to start filling it up once again. Players only have a certain number of boosts available, and those boosts will only be consumed if the player loses a match.

BlueStacks’ Beginners Guide to Playing Match Masters

Tools are set items that start with the game. Those are the shuffle tool and the hammer tool. The shuffle allows players to rearrange the board using the tiles present to increase the player’s chances of getting better combinations. The hammer tool allows players to destroy one tile. Both tools don’t consume an action during your turn, but you can only use them once per match. Players can use them at any point in the game, so take advantage of them before the match ends fully.

Events & Stages

Events are seasonal occasions where the game releases special game modes or additional prizes and promos that the player can participate in or avail. The most exciting part about events is that it adds something new to the game, such as new ways to win various prizes that motivate the player to take part in it to earn loot that would otherwise be difficult to obtain normally.

BlueStacks’ Beginners Guide to Playing Match Masters

One tip that new players need to know is that as they play more games or depending on the event, the stage can change in terms of win conditions and additional mechanics. These are introduced to give players more ways to work around various hurdles and challenges rather than just simply playing linear gameplay throughout their time playing the game.

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