Inside the mind of Riley, our favorite little hockey playing goof ball, her emotions are hard at work trying to save Imaginationland. As you progress through the Inside Out Playset, you collect Memory Manual Pages, and the more of these pages you collect, the further you can progress inside the Playsets 25+ levels.
To access additional levels in the Inside Out Playset, you are prompted to play a 60 second mini game called the Memory Matrix. Additional goals and challenges are added to the game with more Memory Manual Pages collected.
The set up of the Memory Matrix is simple enough but can pose a little bit of a challenge if you’re not familiar with this kind of puzzle game. Similar to a Sugar Rush type game, you are required to swap the places of pieces in order to match 3 or more colors. The more you match the higher your score, and if you match more than three you are rewarded with more points and power up orbs. You make matches in the game by sliding the entire column or row of orbs, different from many of the game set ups like this which allow you swap out to neighboring items.
When you select an orb and begin to move the direction using your controller, you are shown a guide to allow you to see where the orb can be moved to.
The longer you play and the better you perform you are also rewarded with Power Ups. There are four types of power ups in the game.
The further into the game you progress the higher the score requirements are inside the Memory Matrix, and while part of the skill here is in the luck of the draw with the game board, the game does still require skill. It shouldn’t be too difficult for a majority of the people play to reach the goal score to unlock additional levels.
Memory Matrix also features a leader board which highlights the top scores of the day, week, month, overall, ect…
After playing the game approximately 20-30 times we managed to place number 2 on the leader board for overall ranking! (I’m sure that won’t last long).
Here are some tips and tricks:
- Try to focus on one color and block out all the other colors on the board to see if there are any decent matches that can be made. (Easy to do with Yellow or Red)
- Look past matches that can be made with two orbs sitting next to each other, you can slide an entire row or column all the way around.
- Use the lower ups to clear entire rows or columns with other power ups in them for a huge chain reaction!
- Use the Clock power up to grab additional time in order to max out your score!
- Try to plan ahead when possible and see where clearing the board could drop even better combos into play.
- Try to trigger chain reactions by clearing orbs on the bottom of the board.
- Use the short time as the board fills prior to beginning the game to identify the best combos you can clear the board with.
See the memory matrix in action in both our first time playing and then several games later when we got a better idea of the gameplay.