Despite recent efforts to revitalize the game with an element of progression, Ruby Blast Adventures digs itself a 2 million player hole in this week's Facebook winners and losers.
I guess today is the day for popular Facebook games to come to iOS. First King.com's Candy Crush Saga, and now Zynga's increasingly popular gem tapper Ruby Blast arrives, tied-into but lacking the more recent features of its Facebook counterpart.
Ruby Blast, Zynga's color-matching game that started life as a shameless clone of Bejeweled's Diamond Mine mode, has transformed itself into a shameless Diamond Mine clone with a difference, adding an extensive adventure mode on top of its regularly scheduled weekly tournaments.
Until yesterday I prided myself on the fact that I never spent a single cent on Facebook's fake game money. Now that pride is gone, but the cause was just: I used real money to kick someone's ass.
When I'm not playing Drop7 on my subway rides through New York City, I am trying to burrow ever deeper into my second-favorite iPhone game, Bejeweled—specifically that game's Diamond Mine mode which challenges me to match gems in order to dig ever deeper down into the dirt at the bottom of my screen, as I race against…