Summary: Distinctly marrying the Match-3 puzzle mechanic with an enticing resource management system, Cradle of Rome, based on AWEM's 2007 casual PC game, offers players a satisfyingly addictive gameplay experience.
Excerpt: Cradle of Rome joins the crowded puzzle genre on the Nintendo DS. I was less than enthusiastic to see another puzzle game on the DS, but I always keep an open mind. This is yet another instance where keeping that open mind has gone a long way. D3 Publisher brought some nice twists to the matching three or more of the same item. If there is not a match then the two blocks being swapped are reverted.
Excerpt: Name: Cradle of Rome Genre: Puzzle Platform: DS, PC, Wii (Reviewed on Wii) When puzzle game Bejeweled hit web browsers in 2001, no one expected such a simple puzzle game to become an addictive phenomenon. Since then, countless clones of the match-three puzzler have hit the web, consoles, and handhelds. Feeling that the market wasn’t quite crowded enough, Destineer recently released Cradle of Rome , another in the “match three items” vein of puzzle games, for the Wii .