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The creators of Sporos (which found a place in our top seven games list from February) today released their latest creation – Alien Hive. The game is based on the familiar "match three" dynamic, but don't be fooled – Alien Hive isn't just another Bejeweled clone. Hive adds several interesting gameplay elements that put a new twist on the genre, keeping it challenging and entertaining. Best of all, the game can be played at your own pace – there's no pressure to be super speedy about swapping tiles.

If you couldn't tell from the video, the general objective in the game is to slide various seeds and eggs around to evolve alien life forms into more and more advanced beings without running out of energy, using powerups like blasters or worm holes to help along the way and eliminating pesky robots that will grab hold of your developing aliens. The concept and controls can be a little hard to grasp at first, but the game has a handy introductory lesson that will help you get your bearings faster.

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The game is free (but ad supported), so if the idea of a fresh, well-executed twist on the match-three genre excites you, hit the widget below.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • Matthew Merrick

    i didn't watch the video but wtf is that tablet in the freezeframe? a 4:3 android tablet with a home, back, and search capacitive button on the bottom (when held in portrait)

    i mean, if you're gonna render a tablet out of thin air at least make it look like somehting that might atually exist.

  • FlooDnl

    ain this a candy crush ripoff?

    • ScottColbert

      It's nothing at all like candy crush. smh.