Pirate Stories: Kit & Ellis is a match three game with a story of a pirate tale woven in. Each new level consists of a story told from the point of view of Ellis, a waitress, or Kit, a captain. The object of the game is to complete each match the specified number of times. For instance you will need to get twelve pink gems and five cups. Once you achieve this, the level is complete and you move on to get more of the story line.
As you progress through the levels, you find out that Ellis is a waitress in a local tavern and a pirate comes in and talks a little too much when he is drunk. Ellis finds out that the pirate, Mr. Ohms, has a piece of a map to buried treasure he stole from ships out at sea.
Each level is a match three board. The match three is a bit different than normal match three games. In Pirate Stories: Kit & Ellis, you need to take an item from a conveyor belt at the bottom of the screen and match it with at least two other items of the same kind. The items on the conveyor belt will sit there and pile up if you don’t use them. In the beginning levels the items are spaced far apart. In later levels, the items get closer together.
Pirate Stories: Kit & Ellis contains bonus levels. The levels are a bit different than the game itself. In the bonus levels, you need to get a little character up a path on the board before the water rises. You need to patch three and use the items on the path to move the character forward up the path. The bonus levels are challenging.
There are also pivot points in the story line and these contain different match three games as well. The pivot points in the story line are similar to the bonus level. When Ellis is searching for the map, you play a path board. Only this time instead of water, like the bonus levels, every time Mr. Ohm looks your way you move back a few steps on the path. It really does get annoying. It is not impossible to do, though.
The graphics in the game are really nice. The background is a beautiful picture of sunset with a sail boat on the sea. The boat moves as you progress through the levels. The items you are matching are really nicely done too.
Pirate Stories: Kit & Ellis is a typical match three game. You match three in a bit of a different way, but it is still a match three game. If you like match three games, you should check it out. If you are sick of match three games, you may want to skip this one.