1UP writes: "With its Lord of the Rings aesthetic and tilt functionality, Aurora Feint: The Arena stands apart from other match three puzzlers. The game's predecessor, Aurora Feint: The Beginning, is a free downloadable iPhone application where you slide blocks horizontally to line up similar colors in order to "collect" them as experience points. You then use these points to improve your character's special abilities. The blocks always fall downward, so you can tilt the iPhone in order to alter the grid's orientation. And in a first for iPhone games, Aurora Feint: The Arena will take its RPG-like elements online".