Noah’s Ark Deluxe is a biblical-themed match-3 game developed and published by PopCap Games. It is based from the well-known story of Noah’s Ark, in which the world was warned about a great flood that will wipe out everyone on Earth. Noah and his family are taking refuge for 40 days and 40 nights in a massive ark until the storm subsides. Noah was instructed by God to bring along two of every animal species on Earth to the ark so that they can continue breeding once the world goes back to normal.
Using the mouse and keyboard, the player must match two tiles containing the same type of animal, but they either have to be touching each other or separated by vacant spots. In the event that the player is unable to find any more matches, the game’s built-in hint system will direct the player to the right tiles. There is water in the background that rises whenever the player fails to make matches in the right spots. To lower the flood level, the player must try to make multiple match combinations before the water rises to high. The game offers three levels of difficulty and modes. The Strategic mode focuses on approach instead of time, while Action has a given time limit.