Candy Crush Saga Review – Answers – Walkthrough
Game reviews: Candy Crush Saga sets the bar in match-3 games
Match-3 games have been around since forever, but the arrival of Candy Crush Saga from King.com has brought an all new meaning to this kind of game.
Millions of people have downloaded and played this game, and still the numbers are growing. What makes such a seemingly simple game a winner? Check this out.
Enter the colorful world of candies
Make your way through a series of different worlds filled with colorful candies, jellies and chocolates. Satisfy your sweet tooth with these delicious-looking candies as you match your way to the end of the road map.
Candy Crush Saga combines adventure with the classic match-3 genre and has come up with a runaway bestseller. This free-to-play (but with in-app purchase) app comes without ads so it might come as a surprise for many.
However, in order to beat the game entirely, you need to either make in-app purchases or enlist the help of your Facebook friends who have also joined the candy craze. With 395 levels so far (and counting), you might find yourself soon addicted to this game—as I have been!
Match-3 at its finest
The gameplay follows the simple rules of all match-3 games. Align rows and columns of candies of the same color. Make matches with more than 3 candies and you get special candies that can help you reach the level’s goal.
You can also combine special candies for more spectacular effects—for instance, a color bomb combined with a striped candy makes multiple striped candies, while two color bombs would wipe out the entire board.
Aside from these candies, you can also purchase power-ups if you’re stuck in a stage. These include lollipop hammers and donuts.
As you move up in the higher levels, you’d discover more annoying types of candies, including jellies, licorice and chocolate. You also get bombs which explode after a number of moves, pies that you need to clear to explode the entire board.
You don’t need to pay to win
Perhaps the biggest flaw of the Candy Crush Saga is its obvious play-to-win character. Many people who downloaded it become annoyed by the fact that you need to pay your way to unlock future episodes, as well as to buy boosters to help you get through a difficult stage, or get extra moves and lives to keep playing. There are also levels that you need to get lucky just to get through.
Personally, I never paid real money to reach high levels in this game. Who said you need to pay? I reached 390+ levels without paying a single cent!
There are cheats and tricks you can find on this site to go around the slow regeneration of lives, and you can ask Facebook friends for lives and tickets to unlock the next episode (three tickets per episode) instead of buying your way.
There are also video strategy guides on how to pass each level without power-ups. If you want unlimited lives and free power-ups, you can also find great solutions online.
The game has successfully sucked us all in with its unique gameplay and variety of goals for each stage. There are jelly stages where you need to clear the board of all jellies to pass, levels where you need to bring down some ingredients to the bottom.
There are also time attack stages and stages where you need to complete some “orders” in order to pass. These come in a variety of difficulties which just make all the levels interesting in their own right.
You don’t need a high-end device to play this game. Despite its stunningly colorful graphics, Candy Crush Saga plays quite smoothly on a variety of Android and iDevices. Just visit Google Play or the iTunes App Store and download it all for free.
The developer, King.com, is frequently releasing updates to more stable versions. I think we can even expect additional levels again in a future update.
Join the craze and start crushing your way through this game’s levels. It’s the perfect past time when you feel you need to take a break from your work.
Don’t get cheated by paying your way through the levels. Find out how you can beat the game on your own now!
My rating: 4.3/5 stars