The Da Vinci Code
The Da Vinci Code is no longer supported, so it is now impossible to purchase the application. Nonetheless, you can still download it from Softpedia and use it with the limitations listed on this page.
The Da Vinci Code is a match three game that aims to take you through the adventures of the movie with the same name but in a different manner. In the game you get to travel across Europe, find clues, avoid danger, and unravel parts of the great mystery by playing a match three game.
The classic gameplay with some narrative twists
In The Da Vinci Code, the core gameplay is that of a match three game. There are however some interesting touches to it. Like in other games from the genre, you have to create lines of three or more identical tiles to make them disappear from the board. A level of match-three ends when you reach a certain score but in this one, you have a tile as a character, and you have to ensure that he reaches his destination.
Matching tiles here creates a path for him to walk on. In the movie, there are dark places to explore, people out to get the main character, and the police are on his trail. As such, in the game you will have to match specific tiles to charge your flashlight, race to the finish against an adversary and avoid being spotted by the police.
Each of the above sounds a bit confusing but in the game, they considerably ramp up the difficulty level which is both a good thing and a bad one at the same time.
Use UV light to see the path you have to take
The game doesn’t bluntly tell you what your trajectory is so you either have to guess it or use one of the powerups to discover it. There are specific points on the board through which the character must walk and using the UV light tool you can spot them. However, before you can use it, you have to match specific tiles that charge it.
The Da Vinci Code has quite a few of these unusual but interesting power-ups. They certainly improve the idea of a match three games while also keeping things excited; as far as that goes for casual match three games.
A good choice for the fans of the genre
To end, The Da Vinci Code is a really nice match three game to play. It has the proper blend of classic gameplay with creative mechanics that will offer an enjoyable time.