Thunderbolt: "Cradle of Rome is an entirely inoffensive puzzle game that relies heavily on its central mechanic of flawless match three gameplay. The 'building' area of the game does an okay job in adding a little importance to the gameplay, but high scores would have done this just as well. When the puzzling is this good, it's hard not to recommend if you're a fan of similar affairs. If you're interested in sampling the delights of match three puzzling, Cradle of Rome certainly isn't a bad place to start. Who knows, it may even inspire you to build a shed."