Fairytale-themed Merge Game
What was your favorite storybook as a child? Is it Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Pinocchio, or Peter Pan? Well, with EverMerge, you get to rediscover all-time favorite classic fairytale characters, but in a different (and more spunky) light. In this game, you go through a bubbly journey into the Storybook Kingdom, where the characters are nothing like you read in fantasy fiction tomes. Sleeping Beauty has developed a caffeine addiction from downing gallons of coffee in a bid to overcome her curse, Cinderella is an infamous shoe designer, Snow White is an outdoor survivalist, and the list goes on.
The game takes place in the wake of people no longer reading storybook tales. The lack of readers triggered the appearance of a fog that put everyone to sleep. As a result, your job is to awaken everyone by lifting the fog (using a magical wand), one area at a time. In your quest, you will meet witty and charming characters, with the game sticking to a humorous, light-hearted tone throughout.
Simple Drag and Match Play
Much like its name, EverMerge is a traditional merge game, whereby gameplay mostly features matching three identical items on a grid. For example, this can be candy, logs, coins, wooden frames, etc. The game takes place on a grid-like layout, on which you tap and hold an item, then drag it to two similar objects and make the merge.
The formation of merges is not random. You will be trying to achieve various goals. For instance, the objective can be to make a specified number of merges (e.g., merging 3 out of 5 matched logs). Once you carry out the task at hand, this leads to the completion of the quests. The missions range from building a candy tree, clearing the fog, cutting down trees, collecting trees, among other activities. Hitting specific merge milestones, in turn, will allow you to collect fairytale characters and rebuild their magical world.
Magic crystals unlock later in the game. In the event one is nearby, you can make a merge with 2 or 4 similar looking items. You only need to drag the magical piece next to the objects, and this will complete the match. Smaller gems (in 3s) can also merge to create a magic crystal.
A lot to Discover
Besides merging items, there is plenty to discover in EverMerge. Other aspects of gameplay include making food requested by characters, filling in orders, retrieving items from the collections tab, playing quests, gathering harvests, and so much more. Game characters guide you throughout your adventure, starting with Sleeping Beauty, who fills you in on the game’s storyline and proceeds to offer start-up play instructions and give out quests.
In addition to the short dialogues from characters, an arrow appears on the matching grid from time to time, pointing at something you should do. Usually, that action leads to a reward. For instance, it could lead to the appearance of logs, ingredients, or even a chest onto the land area you are currently working on.
Tips & Tricks for Playing EverMerge on PC
Claim Daily Rewards
In EverMerge, there is always a reward to help you advance in the game. You only need to make sure you collect the rewards while they are still available. For example, a pink balloon is among the prize items, which pop up intermittently during play. Tap the balloon-like icon that appears to see what it has in store for you before it drifts away. Similarly, pixies are little orbs of light that drop all manner of goodies when clicked/tapped. Playing the game (i.e., opening chests, collecting coins, merging gems, and making new recipes) gives way to daily rewards with the market offering free crates every day.
Only De-fog new area after Exhausting Play Moves
A smart way to make quick progress in this game is to move systematically. Once you lift the fog in a particular area, do all that you can before moving onto a new section. Simply put, make all the merges you can, remove unwanted items (e.g., cut trees) to create more merge items, complete quests & orders, and get your collections, offers, and rewards as they come. It is only after running out of possible moves that you should proceed to lift the fog off a new area.
Save up your Coins for Big Energy Boosts
In EverMerge, you will gradually lose energy with continued play. Occasionally, a timely offer of a free bonus will appear just when you are running low on steam. For the most part, though, you will have to spend coins at the Energy Shop to buy yourself an energy boost. Now, instead of renewing energy often, it is best to wait until your energy gets low and then make a sizeable purchase from whatever options are available at the shop. With this approach, you can buy higher energy boosts and get the most out of your hard-earned coins as well.
Partake in Special Merge Puzzles
Making match and merge connections and focusing on quests to stay on track is the most time-consuming part of EverMerge. As such, this is why you should work on forming the habit of breaking away from time to time to journey into the special events islands. These islands feature time-limited challenges plus recurring events (e.g., daily lottery), all of which have a big payout of exclusive and valuable resources.