Gamezebo writes: "Shiny colorful jewels, pretty pastoral scenery, lovely soothing music. . . what more could a girl want? I feel like the developers have taken my wish list for what makes a great arcade puzzle matching game and checked all the boxes as they rolled it up into one beautiful little package called GemDrop Deluxe.
Despite the rather pedestrian name, GemDrop Deluxe is full of surprises. It starts out as a cross between Tetris and Bejeweled. You feel like you're playing Tetris because the gems drop down into a rectangular well from above and disappear as they "match" up. But that is where the similarity to Tetris ends. All the jewels are the same shape, so there is no geometric challenge of flipping pieces as they drop down the chute. Instead the focus is more on matching.
Like Bejeweled, you are tasked with finding gems with like colors as they fall down from the sky. Instead of swapping or twisting jewels around, you match the gems with like-colored pieces as they fall. Because there are many different colored items and you can only see one gem into the future, it's challenging to know where to place your pieces for maximum results."