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Top 5 Match-Three Puzzlers on Android

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Tetris might be the daddy of block-dropping puzzlers, but it's its genre offshoot the match-three puzzler that's really taken off in recent years.

Usually involving the swapping of coloured elements to make them align and disappear, the match-three puzzler has found its perfect home on touchscreen devices such as Android smartphones and tablets.

There are plenty of these gems to be found on the Google Play Store, so read on as we bring you Qi's Top 5 match-three puzzlers on Android.

Add these to your Android device and it'll be a match made in heaven.

Triple Town pretty much kicked off a sub-genre of its own with its deeply strategic play. At its heart, though, it's all about matching three of each item. In this case, that means trees, houses, and churches. Don't be fooled by the cute exterior - this one's got bags of depth.
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9.1
In Adult Swim's delightfully zany take on match-three puzzling, you switch coloured apartment blocks in a precariously balanced tower. Tilting your phone to keep it stable and satisfying the needs of a cast of huge monsters makes this an inspired twist on the format.
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8.8
The ever-popular Zookeeper series and its bouncy brand of match-three puzzling have landed on Android. This is a pretty traditional match-three experience, but the twist is that you're matching highly stylised animals, and you're given a quota of each to reach in order to progress to the next level.
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8.5
Playbrains's Babo Crash Deluxe is another seemingly traditional match-three puzzler. What sets it apart, mind, is its ridiculously outlandish power-up system and the sheer number of elements thrown at you. These range from new game modes to gratifying Overtime bonus rounds.
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8.3
The original Puzzle Quest contained an intriguing twist: RPG elements. Puzzle Quest 2 expands on this match-three / role-playing partnership. In this puzzling sequel, you're not just matching for points - you're fighting a highly strategic war in an epic fantasy world.
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7.8
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