Solve the puzzle and build a village with Tales of the Orient, this week's myAppFree Deal
Tales of the Orient – The Rising Son is a Windows 10 game that challenges your skills at match-three styled puzzles and at building villages. Available for Windows 10 PC and Mobile, the storyline has you building a Japanese village to preserve the ancient culture of the Geisha and Samurai.
Tales of the Orient is regularly priced at $3.99, but through the myAppFree promotion you can pick up the Windows 10 game free. The game has two modes of play and while the mechanics follow the traditional match-three gaming style, there are plenty of twists to help the game stand out within the genre.
Update: This deal was originally scheduled to run a few weeks ago, but due to a technical issue with an update to the game the deal was postponed. We've triple-checked everything and the deal is currently live in the Windows Store.
Gameplay with Tales of the Orient – The Rising Son is a blend of city building and match-three puzzle solving features. You solve the puzzles to earn enough resources to build the structures of your Japanese village.
The two gaming modes include a relaxed and challenge mode. The challenge mode limits the number of moves available to reach the goals of each puzzle level. The relaxed mode has unlimited moves.
Puzzle play presents you with a large tiled playing field where you have to shift tiles around to create vertical or horizontal matches of three or more of the same symbol. Each puzzle has a set of defined tasks that have to be met. These tasks are performance based and typically include collecting an established number of a certain symbol.
Puzzles also have a shuffle button that mixes things up should you run dry on matches and the playing field can also be rotated to shift the tiles as needed. As you complete the puzzles, resources become available to construct buildings for your village.
In playing Tales of the Orient – The Rising Son for a short time, the game comes across as an enjoyable match-three puzzle game with the pleasant bonus of building an ancient Japanese village. It is a nice twist on the match-three gaming genre.
Tales of the Orient is normally priced at $3.99 and through the help of the myAppFree promotion, you can pick up the game free over the next twenty-four hours. It is a great opportunity to pick up a fun game for your PC or Mobile device and save a few bucks along the way.
Please note that it may take some time before this deal is reflected in all markets due to time zone differences. At the time of posting, the deal is live in the U.S. Market.
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George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.
I don't know why this app isn't free for me (Region set to US). It's been doing this lately...
Not free yet. Currently in US here
Still not free
Hey guys, deal seems to be delayed by a bit. Give it some time!
Still 3.99 USD in Texas hmmm
Delayed by a lot. Still not free.
Oh, look. Free now. Guess this article was posted 2 weeks early.
but myAppFree today is Bomber something, not this
I never saw the game go on sale, southern US. Still not free today.
Lucky for you guys that the deal is scheduled on a tuesday then, otherwise you couldn't report on it and had to instead write about some pointless todo list or silly camera app or whatever is being dumped on MyAppFree that day. I still don't get why this daily app gets one weekly article.