Small Town Murders: Match 3 9+

Crime & Mystery Detective Game

Rovio Entertainment Oyj

    • 4.6 • 33.8K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



A new match 3 puzzle game from the makers of Angry Birds!

Can you find the hidden clue, that one object that fuels your suspicion and ultimately solve the murder mystery?

Welcome to Thornton Grove, an idyllic hamlet far from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Life is simpler here. The people seem friendly, the atmosphere is laid back – but something sinister is hidden just below the surface. A recent string of bizarre crimes has broken the silence in this serene country town. It’s up to aspiring mystery writer Nora Mistry, to unravel the truth. Uncover crimes and clues, find the hidden objects and solve the murder mystery!

Every crime is a puzzle & every investigation is just a game..
To get to the bottom of these mysterious crimes, it’s going to take a keen eye for detail. Play levels and use a detective’s intuition to unravel the match 3 puzzles, investigate crime scenes and uncover hidden objects to solve this murder mystery. Find clues by solving match three puzzles. Use the clues in this detective game to interrogate suspects, and solve the mystery once and for all!

Find the hidden objects and clues
Meet friendly townspeople during your investigations, each with their own story. Team up with Deputy Shanahan, the lovable but slightly hapless sheriff's deputy. Chat with Mrs. Musgrove, a matronly innkeeper who has lived in the area for decades and knows everyone’s dirt. Meet plenty more colorful characters of this game in twisting, ever-growing crime mystery stories! But be careful – everyone is a suspect. It’s up to you to uncover the real criminal, make a case & bring him to justice - play the detective game & unravel the puzzle mystery - just match three and find the hidden objects that will lead to the culprit.

Solve the murder mystery
In Small Town Murders you will go on murderous pursuits, examine each crime scene to choose your next step in this extraordinary detective game. Test your skills in match 3 puzzle games and uncover crucial clues that will help you build a criminal case. Find the murderer & be the hero of this crime story!

In Small Town Murders you’ll:
• Work as a detective to solve the criminal case
• Put your detective skills to the test in match 3 puzzles.
• Investigate crime scenes to find hidden clues.
• Play tons of levels and experience murderous pursuits as a detective
• Match three or more items to clear them.
• Meet colorful townspeople and swap gossip for juicy clues.
• Interrogate suspects to uncover the criminal case.
• Unravel match 3 puzzles to find hidden objects and solve the murder mystery!
• Enjoy the adaptive music system that reacts to the twists of the eccentric storylines
• Find the murderer & unravel the crime mystery stories.

Murderous pursuits, crime mystery stories and match 3 puzzles are waiting for you. Can you find the hidden objects and solve the murder mystery of Small Town Murders?


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Small Town Murders is completely free to play, but there are optional in-app purchases available.
We may update the game periodically, for example to add new features or content or to fix bugs or other technical issues. Please note that the game may not function properly if you do not have the newest version installed. If you have not installed the latest update, Rovio will not be responsible for the game failing to function as expected.
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What’s New

Version 2.12.0

Discover an all-new case: Golden Years
Nora & Mike are called to a retirement home where an orderly is found dead in the manager's office, an apparent burglary gone wrong. The story turns it's intrigue up to 11 when an old gumshoe and a master jewel thief are thrown into the mix!
Can you solve the case?

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
33.8K Ratings

33.8K Ratings

Cressida1 ,

Adorable Nora solves mysteries!

If you love finding clues to solve a good mystery set in a small-town atmosphere with engaging characters, this game is for you! So cute & so deadly, too: Nora is a mystery writer who has come here to clear her writer’s block, & she’s landed smack dab in a murder mystery right away—& is lending a hand to the hunky deputy who’s working the case!

Another great thing about this game: The creators are engaging, too! On FB, be sure to like the game & participate, because it’s a lot of FUN to WIN, too! I play a couple other very well-known games, & I’ve never WON anything—until “Small Town Murders”!

It’s a cute notebook with character stickers to track clues, etc. I’m so excited to win & to receive such a nifty prize! And the best part? They picked several other winners, too, which shows how much they want to engage with their fans & build loyalty & trust.🥰👏❤️ Thank you, “Small Town Murders”, for creating such a fun, stress-free game that makes its players feel SPECIAL!

Von Langley ,

A measure of pleasure and pain

This is your typical match three game with power ups and a story overlay. You’ve seen them before. Home remodeling, garden remodeling, etc. I have played all these games because they are fun. At first. Then after they’ve hooked you the puzzles become so aggravatingly difficult that you are tempted to throw your phone across the room. This one at least is unique as the murder cases are interesting and fun to solve. But this ended for me today as I tried to get through one puzzle that took me 42 tries to solve and never did. I deleted the game.
On the other games similar in design I have paid to play but I can’t do that anymore. They have designed it purposely to get you to pay more and more and more. Well I refuse.
A message to developers. If you want people to continue to play your games, make some adjustments. Instead of 900 coins for 5 more moves, make it 100. When what you receive for solving a puzzle is usually around 60 coins, this would make it easier to play. Eliminate the number of lives you are giving. If you don’t solve a puzzle after 5 lives you can’t play until you earn the 5 lives back. And again you feel like crushing your phone. Instead of a free game, let us solve the first murder, the pay to buy the game. 5.99 or something like that. Until a major change is made I can’t play this game. But it’s not because I don’t like it. It’s because I can’t afford to get a new phone.

mrs. m's biggest fan ,

Difficult, frustrating, fun, and funny!

I’m on level 2000-something. I mention that just to say that obviously I’m pretty hooked. I have paid to play more than I’d like to admit, too. But the challenge of the games and the puns imbedded in the stories keep me coming back! Clever writing, sometimes corny. Not extremely accurate crime solving, but, hey, it’s a game! I have noticed two big changes from when I started playing, though: 1) the airplanes used to be downright sentient, I swear. They would strike at exactly the place where you needed them to strike. And now they hit targets that aren’t even necessary to advance in the level, they hit spots not even on the “to-do” list! Obviously a programming gimmick to encourage spending money. I am constantly left just ONE MOVE SHORT! That can’t be a coincidence. 2)Also I’ve noticed several times I have made a move that should have created a power-up, but it didn’t. That’s called “cheating” IRL, frankly. But other than that, no real complaints. Like I said, I’m hooked, so I power through without the power-ups. Just hoping to make the developers aware: those changes are noticed and not appreciated! Please put it back the way it was— with the airplanes hitting targets that actually matter and power-ups actually being created after you make a move that creates them. That’d be great! Thanks!

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