Empires & Puzzles: Match-3 RPG is a mobile game by the famous studio Zynga. As evidenced by the name, it puts a different spin on the match-3 genre. The main idea is that match-3 mechanics are integrated into a context of a larger game. Empires & Puzzles is a base-building game at its core, where you can gather resources, collect and improve heroes, craft equipment, and – perhaps most importantly – engage in combat.
Combat is simulated with match-3 gameplay – you need to match elements to deal damage, the color of the elements matched determines the type of damage dealt (enemies may be weak or strong against certain types), and the position of the elements on the board determines which enemies take damage in the first place.
Empires & Puzzles features both PvE and PvP content. Its expansive adventure mode is the main source of PvE combat opportunities – completing it provides the player with resources and other bonuses. PvP, on the other hand, is mainly implemented as a war between in-game factions (alliances). Each player either joins an alliance or creates their own, at which point they can fight other alliances for resources and landmarks.
The game’s casual nature ensured that it remained a smartphone exclusive, playable on Android and iOS only. But it is still possible to play Empires & Puzzles: Match-3 RPG on PC or Mac – the guide below will explain how.
Play Empires & Puzzles: Match-3 RPG on PC or Mac using Bluestacks
Note: Playing Empires & Puzzles: Match-3 RPG on PC or Mac via Bluestacks will allow you to use a keyboard and mouse, however, according to the latest updates, this won’t give you an advantage, as the game uses special separate servers for gamers playing with emulators.
Among the variety of Android emulators, Bluestacks is the most advanced one. Firstly, it is available for both Windows and Mac with full functionality. Secondly, it allows effortless, automatic transition to PC game controls and convenient hot-keys that you are used to from any regular PC game. It provides high performance and graphics in any mobile game even on a relatively weak PC or Mac, as computer processors are usually more powerful than smartphone ones. To run Empires & Puzzles: Match-3 RPG on PC or Mac you need to perform these easy steps:
- Download the latest version of Bluestacks for Windows or MacOS.
- Open Play Store and sign-in with your Google account.
- Download Empires & Puzzles: Match-3 RPG from the catalog and run it.
- Bluestacks may offer you to run better engine for this game.
- Install the game and start playing!
Play Empires & Puzzles: Match-3 RPG on PC or Mac using iMyFone MirrorTo
iMyFone MirrorTo is an application that allows you to control your smartphone from a PC or Mac. You will see your phone’s screen on the computer, and will be able to issue commands with keyboard and mouse. With an advanced keyboard mapping abilities, similar to what is offered by Android emulators, you will be able to play Empires & Puzzles: Match-3 RPG on PC easily, all while enjoying the precision of PC controls.
This method has an obvious disadvantage – it requires you to have a phone capable of running Empires & Puzzles: Match-3 RPG. However, there are several advantages as well. Because the game doesn’t actually run on your computer, the specifications of your PC don’t matter. What’s more, it is unlikely that you will be banned in any game for using this tool – something that might happen while using emulators.
MirrorTo can be used to control both iOS and Android devices, so unless you have a weak smartphone, this app will be useful to you.
- Download and install iMyFone MirrorTo on your PC or Mac computer.
- Launch it and pair your smartphone with your computer by following the program’s instructions.
- Install Empires & Puzzles: Match-3 RPG and start playing!
Play Empires & Puzzles: Match-3 RPG on M1 Mac
Note: According to our research, playing Empires & Puzzles: Match-3 RPG on an M1 Mac may cause a temporary or permanent account ban in the game, that is why it is recommended to play with the secondary account or as a guest.
As you may already know, M1 Macs (latest Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, Mac Mini, iMac) are able to run many iOS apps and games on MacOS. If for apps it can be useful because many iPad and iPhone apps are very advanced and suitable for desktop usage, in gaming this is just magic. M1 chips (especially M1 Pro and M1 Max) are much more powerful than iPhone and iPad chips, in many types of games (shooters, racing) keyboard and mouse (trackpad) controls are much more useful than touch.
To download and play Empires & Puzzles: Match-3 RPG on M1 Mac do the following:
- On your Mac go to Mac App Store and click on your profile in the bottom left corner.
- Under account click iPhone & iPad Apps.
- Download Empires & Puzzles: Match-3 RPG on your Mac device and start playing!
Note: not all iOS games and programs support this feature. If you can’t find the game in Mac App Store, it is likely that the game’s developers have decided not to support it.