(This article covers instructions for Memory Match and Memory Match Overdrive.)
Memory Match and Memory Match Overdrive are meant to train and improve your memory. The goal of these games is to remember what symbol appeared either two cards ago (or three cards ago for Overdrive) and determine if they match with the currently shown card. The cards shift left and flip over after each guess. The card on the right is face up displaying a symbol, while the two cards, three for Overdrive, on the left are face down, forcing you to remember what they displayed previously.
Memory Match starts with all 3 cards facing up, allowing you to quickly memorize the left and middle cards. After a few seconds, the left and middle cards flip to face down. You then must determine if the symbol on the face up card on the right matches the symbol on the face down card on the left. Press the left arrow key to choose “No” or press the right arrow key to choose “Yes.” Please note, you need to use your keyboard, clicking on the arrows on the screen with your mouse pointer will not work.
After selecting you answer, the cards shift left and a new card is pulled from the pile on the right. The card that was previously face up on the right is now face down in the middle. And the card previously in the middle is now on the left. You need to determine if the newly pulled card matches the card now on the left.
Answering incorrectly causes all the cards to be revealed. The left and middle cards flip back to face down once you answer correctly again.
Memory Match Overdrive works the exact same way, just with an additional card thrown in the mix to increase the difficulty.
Memory Match and Memory Match Overdrive are a bit different on our mobile apps. Instead of the cards moving from left to right, they are initially set up in a square with two cards on top and two on bottom. Memory Match starts with the bottom two cards and the top-right card facing up. Once you begin, the cards flip over and shift positions along the track. You need to remember what symbol was on each card in order to compare and confirm if the symbol is the same on the top-right and bottom-left cards. Tap “Yes” if they match, or “No” if they don’t!
If you answer incorrectly, all the cards are shown again. But as soon as answer correctly again, the two last cards flip over.
You can review instructions for any of our games at any time. Simply click on the question mark (?) at the bottom of the game screen (located next to the pause (II) button.) A pop-up appears asking if you want to learn how to play.
If you’re playing on our app, then tap the question mark (?) to the left of the Play button before starting. Or, during the game, just tap pause (II) at the top-left of the screen and then tap How To Play from the menu that appears.
Scoring & Levels
Both games are scored the same way.
You get 50 points per correct answer multiplied by your current level.
You must get four correct answers, indicated by the dots in the top-right next to the level multiplier, in a row to advance a level. If you get an answer incorrect, then the dots disappear. If there are no dots present, then you decrease a level. At the end of the game you receive a bonus of 250 points times your ending level.
Memory Match Overdrive
If playing on mobile, however, the score for both Memory Match and Memory Match Overdrive is shown numerically in the top-right corner of the screen.