Chalgyr's Game Room writes:
It can be a real challenge taking an established genre and trying to do enough different with it to make it stand out enough to convince players it is worth their time and dollar. Match three puzzle game. Four words that readily bring to mind games ranging from Columns to Bejeweled and more. How does one go about breathing fresh life into the matching puzzle genre? By making it not just about the matchmaking, but the timing as well. This is what Magical Beat proposes, and by and large it succeeds.