Match'em Poker is a traditional match3-type game with a twist: Instead of matching blocks of the same colour, the player is matching different poker hands.
PLAYING MATCH'EM POKER
The game is played in a rectangular grid. The player can swap the position of any two cards. When a 'poker hand' is
formed, it will disappear from the level and the player's score increases. A card will drop down if there is an empty
space below it. New cards will appear in empty spaces in the first row. The level starts with a timer value of 40. This
number decreases with time, and increases when the player scores. The level is completed when the timer reaches a value
of 100. If the timer drops to zero, the game is over.
Accepted 'hands' are:
- 4 or more of the same color
- 3 or more of the same number
- a straight of 4 or more
Accepted 'hands' are: 4 or more of the same colour, 3 or more of the same number, a straight of 4 or more. The hands
can appear either horizontally or vertically. The difficulty increases when the player reaches higher levels. The time
spent will affect the timer more and more, and destroyed cards will increase the timer less and less. Theoretically the
game can continue forever.
In practice, it will get very difficult around level 20.
There are increasing numbers of empty cards in the levels. An empty card will not be accepted to be a part of a hand until it's opened (by clicking it). When an empty card is opened, a small amount of time is removed from the timer (as a payment).