Idea match 3 battle mechanic idea



ive been contemplating a match 3 battle mechanic and despiratly need input on it.

the idea works like this, you and computer have health points and a match 3 board where half the pieces are yours and the other half are the computers. you and computer take turns moving pieces and when you match 3 they disappear and you do damage to the computer, and the computer does the same. new pieces are generated into the empty spots.

the strategic theory is that you can move pieces to prevent the computer from matching, or move your pieces so when the computer makes a match itll move one of your pieces into a match also.

unfortunately that's about asfar as ive gotten, im working on writing a prototype but need input.
has this ever been done before?


Yeah, this sort of thing has been done before.

Here's another example:
(Not exactly the same, since this one isn't turn-based... but close enough)

edit - There's also a similar game mechanic in Pokémon Puzzle League for the N64 and Pokémon Puzzle Challenge for Game Boy Color.
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