I am a big fan of match-three games. They are like a combination of puzzles and adventure and require both skill and speed. I have played many such games but now it’s enough with the same cycle being repeated again and again. But recently I came to know about a new Android app, I need a Hero, that belongs to the same genre but I guess it’s pretty much different. So, I thought of giving it a shot and now I’m going to review it. Let’s see what this magic box turns out to be.


I need a Hero has been developed by Mad Hat Games. The app is compatible with all the devices running Android 4.3 or later version of the OS. Now, this app is not just a simple three-match game. There is a storyline going side by side and building up as the game proceeds. Your mission is to save a princess. But for that, you’ll have to defeat your enemies going past the different worlds in different stages. If you succeed to do so, you are a hero. If not, what can we say!

I really liked the game play of this app. In any traditional puzzle, what you need to do is stack three or more of same gems in a line. But there is a little twist in the tale with this one. You have to actually move your finger to touch all the same kind of gems stacked together, not necessarily in a straight line. Then there are many other power-ups such as explosions which you can use to speed up the process. Now, as you get more and more points, the sword of the hero starts building up and as it finishes, you get to attack your opponent via various means such as raining over him, etc. which reduces his health. When you complete a level, you get several options to play a bonus level as well where you can earn some rewards and use them to craft some more weapons from the store.

There are many different worlds to play but only Royal Realm is unlocked at the start which consists of 45 total levels. You can choose a difficulty level before starting any level but the game play makes it much easier to score. Talking about the graphics, I think that this app is beautiful and true colours make it just awesome to watch. Though you get a initial credit of nearly one thousand coins as you start the game, there are many in-app purchases available as well which might be useful for you to proceed further. There are many daily contests running as well. So, don’t forget to be a part of them.

I think that my above review is enough for you to download the game. But if still you have some doubts, then check the trailer of the app here: http://youtu.be/_kmpiqxQEo8. You can login this game with your Facebook ID as well and you can also like their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/INeedAHeroGameThis game is coming out this week on the GOOGLE PLAY STORE.

Pros: unique and addictive gameplay; beautiful graphics; many different worlds; amazing storyline.

Cons: none.

Apps400 Rating :   *  *  *  * *