Since her introduction in the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent has long been one of the most intriguing of the Disney villains. Her iconic look and charismatic demeanor have captivated fans for decades, continuing through the Disney Parks nighttime spectacular Fantasmic! and now with the new Walt Disney Studios release Maleficent. Fans can at last learn the untold story behind the self-proclaimed “mistress of all evil” and experience Maleficent — in theaters now.
Gamers, though, can also get a look behind the horns in the exciting new mobile game Maleficent Free Fall. This Match 3 adventure game introduces us to the classic villain as a child and walks us through her life, revealing how she became the wicked force we all know her as. Similar to Frozen Free Fall, Maleficent Free Fall gives users an exciting puzzle game through sliding and matching dazzling crystals with amazing visuals and challenging objectives. Through dozens of gameplay levels, users see young Maleficent evolve into the iconic villain she is destined to become.
The storytelling behind this game will be a real treat for Disney fans of all ages. The board game-style map is in a fantastical, dreamlike storybook style, a perfect gateway into the Maleficent story. The gameplay art itself is more realistic, vividly portraying characters like Maleficent and the surrounding kingdom, giving fans a glimpse into this dark fairytale world.
What I love most about this app is how it integrates the Maleficent story into the familiar Match 3 gaming style. You can use Maleficent’s magical powers to conquer each level with a wicked twist, such as using her magic staff to obliterate crystals or summoning her raven Diaval to pluck out game pieces with his talons.
Much as Maleficent as a film is an exciting twist on the classic Sleeping Beauty, the new Maleficent Free Fall mobile app is a delightfully evil take on the Match 3 game. It’s a perfect game when you need a break from candy-crushing and want to get in touch with your wicked side!