Minimal Match 3 Ultimate BW 4+

Match 3 puzzle games in 2d B&W

Zakary Kinnaird

Designed for iPad

    • 3.8 • 4 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



**Top Ranked Puzzle App**

Minimal Match 3 Ultimate is a puzzle game based on the look and feel of original 1984 Macintosh operating system.

With over a hundred levels to play with no ads, see if you can progress to bring your new Mac home.

Instead of collecting candy like many other match three games like Candy Crush Saga, Minimal Match 3 Ultimate has you collecting items drawn in MacPaint with original hatching in beautiful black and white.

Designed by The Appreciative Minimalist and typeset in the original Chicago the graphic design and attention to detail is modern and timeless. All the icons from MacOS have been painstakingly recreated as 8-bit vector art.


Created from the ground up, each menu, item and graphic is hand drawn in stunning 8-bit black and white pixel art to replicate a puzzle game that could have been playable on the original Mac.

Game modes include Target Score, Clear items, Collect floppy disks and folder items, and timed levels.

You won't find any ads in this puzzle game. There are no loot boxes or other randomised rewards. Gems can be purchases in the app to unlock more powers and lives, but the entire experience can be played without the need to buy gems.

Share your score and progress on Facebook with your friends.

Levels can be played online or offline and are designed to be accessible and playable slowly moving up in difficulty.

Minimal Match 3 Ultimate is the successor to our earlier release - Minimal Match 3 also designed by The Appreciative Minimalist - give us feedback in the reviews or reach out to us on Facebook messenger or our website.

It's a game like candy crush, except if someone went back in time to the fall of 80's and designed it in MacPaint.

Enjoy your trip back to 1984!

What’s New

Version 5

Original black & white Mac OS style graphics have returned!

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

QT Cube ,

A great minimalist Match 3 game!

I’ve been playing this for a while now, and it’s really fantastic! Straightforward match 3 gameplay, cheap price, and best of all no ads to interrupt things! It still has in-app purchases, but honestly you can get through most of not all of the levels without them. Also really like how it uses patterns instead of colors.

The only problem I’ve noticed so far is that level 5 has disappeared from the map. At least I thought it did, but looking at the levels on the map, it seems level 5 and level 6 are occupying the same spot on the map. I can see part of the 5 under the 6. Tapping on that spot only gives me the option to play level 6. In order to replay level 5 I have to go to level 4, beat it, and then accept into level 5.

I haven’t played too far ahead, but so far that’s the only level I’ve seen that has this problem. Other than that, this really is a pretty solid game, just what I wanted from a match 3 game!

apple user85 ,

Love this game

It’s chill and I like the style, this developer makes the only match 3s I like!

jsami ,

Minimal match 3 Ultimate

The game never lets you finish a level. when you start to make matches, the al takes over and gives you a low score. This could be a good game but whenever you start a level, you get less than a minute or 30 seconds to try and play. I really wanted to like this game but it’s not worth $2. At this point the game should be free.

Developer Response ,

You actually got a very high score!
The game will continue the combo at the end of the level - you can not match items while a combo is completing.
We have now made it clearer when this is happening, especially on iPad.

App Privacy

The developer, Zakary Kinnaird, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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