Tumblestone

Rating Summary

Based on 21 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

71%

Critics Recommend

Based on 21 critic reviews
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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 26, 2016

If you are at all a fan of puzzle games, play Tumblestone. Its intelligent spin on a simple mechanic forces players to plan ahead and think about the consequences of their actions. There is a veritable ton of single-player content, which unfortunately must be completed in order to unlock the rule-changing modifiers for use in the game's arcade mode. It truly shines when playing with friends in the same room as you all shout expletives while simultaneously thinking that the winner must be a complete genius.

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7.8 / 10.0
Jul 21, 2016

Tumblestone is a clever and intriguing puzzle game... with a somewhat confusing selling model and and awful art department.

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Jul 15, 2016

Tumblestone is a fun game for the first several hours but then it starts becoming tedious from the sheer number of puzzles that you face.

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Jul 12, 2016

You don't even have to really like the match-3 genre to enjoy Tumblestone. Barring some sort of moral or principled objection to the genre, you definitely need to play it. It is a rare breed of game that offers exactly what it promises, and does so flawlessly.

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9 / 10
Jul 29, 2016

Tumblestone has thought of just about everything to create a fun and rewarding puzzle game experience. It spreads out a smorgasbord of options for one player or more, balancing sit-and-think challenges with drag racing action and spur-of-the-moment accessibility. The whole thing comes wrapped in a pretty package and with a nearly overwhelming amount of extra options. The eShop price for Tumblestone might be on the higher side, and it's a pity there's not much of an online scene at the time of writing, but this is a full game that deserves a place among Tetris Attack, Dr. Mario and other friendly puzzlers that have chiseled out a name for themselves.

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8 / 10
Oct 9, 2017

Tumblestone is an excellent puzzle game that definitely deserves to be played by fans of the genre. Aside from maybe Puyo Puyo Tetris, you are unlikely to find a puzzle game that offers quite this much content and such an addictive nature. The lack of any online functionality is disappointing, though, and whilst the Switch's portability could have made this the definitive version, this odd omission takes away a nice feature unnecessarily. If you haven't played the game before, though, or aren't fussed about playing online – this is still a very solid choice.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2016

Tumblestone is a nice three match game, with some original ideas and a great longevity. Despite that the artistic design is poor and the game it's totally overpriced.

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7 / 10
Oct 5, 2016

Tumblestone is a magnificent puzzle game which visibly stands out as one of the best titles of the genre in the Wii U catalogue. Pity the disproportionate gap between its gameplay and its visual and sound components, as well as its cost, as these flaws prevent it from being even more of an indispensable option for any Wii U player.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2017

Although the port for the Switch mostly holds up with other versions, the lack of online play definitely makes this an inferior version. That aside, it still serves up reams of fun and is an easy recommendation for anyone looking for a fresh take on a puzzle game.

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the_nmac
9 / 10
Aug 15, 2016

I really enjoyed Tumblestone. It has all the fast-paced action I’m looking for in a puzzle game without the annoying mircrotransaction system that ruins them for me. It features tons of fun modes including single and multiplayer modes. I spent hours playing the game for my Tumblestone review, and plan to continue playing until I can finally get that Platinum trophy. Next time you have a buddy over dig this one out for hours of fun and aggravation!

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