7 Wonders of the Ancient World is a match-3 puzzle game with an ancient ruins-inspired theme. Created by the company Hot Lava Games, 7 Wonders is reminiscent of the gem-matching gameplay of Bejeweled, but features runes instead. The player’s main task is to shuffle the pieces in order to get like-colored matches – vertically and horizontally. Every time a match is made, the runes disappear, and the goal is to clear the entire board. Matching higher value runes entitles the player to power-ups that eliminate more runes at the same time.
Each of the game’s levels are inspired by the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Every time a puzzle is solved, one of these magnificent structures is built. After clearing all of the runes, the player must get to the capstone that’s located at the top of the board and move it all the way to the bottom within the given time limit. The more runes are cleared, the faster the capstone will fall to the bottom of the board. A special mode called Rune Quest requires the player to clear a specific number of a given type of rune in order to advance to the next level. The player can choose from among the game’s three difficulty levels.