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First started in late 2007, Kasey's Mobile Game Review (then just a regular feature of Kasey's Korner) started as a simul-post between here and IGN. Later I realized there's no reason to post it twice, when I can use the traffic on my own site. so, here we are, in 2010, and the mobile game industry has grown a bit. What do you think?

Mobile Game Review of "Emoticons"

Emoticons is yet ANOTHER variation on connect-3, which powers Bejeweled, PuzzleQuest, and more. Unfortunately, this one ain't as cute as PuzzleQuest, and thus, only rates a 6: competent, and nothing much else.

Frankly, I'm tried of connect-3 variations that has little else to offer. PuzzleQuest has a lot of stuff, and this does, enough said. The fun part here is the pieces are all emoticons, you know, :-) (smiley), :-D (LOL, or Lollie), and so on. Except they are drawn into cute Pac-man like icons that resembles something you'd download. And you connect and move THEM around to make 3 or more chains and score points for doing so. You can even link up "similar colors" (what are similar wasn't explained though).

There was supposed to be four modes: normal (untimed), timed, challenge (timer can be recharged by removing chains), and puzzle (no new pieces, but you must remove all pieces). However, they all look alike, sound alike, and play alike, so that you don't really feel any differently.

Sound is repetative, though lively, and music is forgettable.

All in all, Emoticons is an also-run that seems to appeal to kids rather than older gamers. You'll get MUCH more gameplay out of PuzzleQuest than this game.

Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: it is easy to pick up and get into
Cons: been there, done that, got the scars
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