It's early spring and you're out for your first walk of the season. As you trot along, something catches your eye: an egg, one quite unlike any egg you've ever seen before. You hatch it and guess what pops out? The adorable Kiwi with eyes as big as bowls of milk! Your new little friend needs help moving through the forest, so it's your job to clear tiles out of the way one match at a time.
Kiwi & Me takes place on a map with a path that leads from puzzle stage to puzzle stage. Simply tap to enter a level, and then let the tile swapping begin! Each level has a goal you must meet in order to proceed. Usually these are simple things like score a certain amount of points or clear all the crystals out of the way. Your moves are limited, so you have to conserve swaps and use them only when you're sure it's a good idea.
Matching four tiles creates a power tile, a colored orb that will unleash a powerful tile-clearing move when matched that's unique for every color. Blue power tiles, for example, clear a horizontal path, while green tiles clear a localized area in all directions. By creating bigger matches you can produce leveled-up power tiles that are even more effective, and if you swap a pair of power tiles, be ready for nice things to happen! Naturally, you'll want to unleash these bad boys as often as you can.
Special items are also part of the Kiwi & Me experience. Each level has a hidden item that can appear for Kiwi to unwrap, but it isn't guaranteed to appear, which means you'll want to replay stages as often as you can. Drop the item to the bottom of the screen and complete the level to see what item Kiwi gets to play with. These items have practical uses, too, such as the soccer ball you find early on that lets you clear roadblocks on the map screen. Read more »