Zynga Launches Ice Age: Arctic Blast Match-Three Game

The match-three game stars characters from all five films in the Ice Age franchise, including Ice Age: Collision Course, which is set to hit theaters July 22.

Zynga announced the launch of Ice Age: Arctic Blast on mobile. Developed in collaboration with Eat Sleep Play, the match-three game stars characters from all five films in the Ice Age franchise, including Ice Age: Collision Course, which hits theaters July 22.

In each level of Ice Age: Arctic Blast, players are challenged to complete a different objective before running out of moves. For instance, one stage may ask players to earn a required number of points, while another may ask them to clear snow tiles by making matches on top of them, and so on.

As players create matches with four or more matching symbols, or matches in special T, L or square shapes, they’ll create special symbols that can help them complete objectives. For instance, when players create a match with five symbols, they’ll create an Ellie symbol that can be used to clear all symbols of a single type from the board.

At launch, Ice Age: Arctic Blast features 100 levels and 16 characters from the Ice Age films. Players can activate some characters’ special abilities, such as Scrat’s Super-Smash or Crash and Eddie’s Snowball Assault, to help them complete levels.

In a statement, Jim Stern, executive producer at Zynga, commented:

Starring timeless characters like Sid, Manny, Diego, Scrat and more, Ice Age: Arctic Blast is a new twist on the match-three genre, challenging players to progress through the iconic Ice Age universe. For the first time ever, we are integrating all of the Ice Age movies into a single game, giving movie fans the ability to interact with the entire herd of Ice Age characters through deeply immersive gameplay and stunning visuals. We can’t wait for our players to travel back in time and discover it for themselves.

Ice Age: Arctic Blast is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store and Google Play.