5.0, 470 votes
The Candy Kingdom is a place of colorful treats. There's so much candy that even the kingdom's inhabitants have lost track of it all. Reason enough for little Toffette, called Tiffi by her friends, to tidy up again.
But the young girl needs your help. In the match-3 game you have to work your way through the different levels and fulfill certain tasks. Sometimes Mr. Toffee wants you to reach a certain score. In other levels you have to solve certain combinations of candies to win.
What sounds simple becomes even more complicated when the Jelly Queen and Cupcake Carl get in your way. Both of them are up to no good and don't want Tiffi to stop the flood of sweets. You'll encounter your opponents in various boss levels and they'll present you with special challenges. For example, you'll suddenly find candies that you can't dissolve in the regular way, or there are candies that you'll have to combine several times before they finally disappear. But once you've done it, part of the Candy Kingdom is a bit safer again.
Candy Crush Saga may seem very small, but it offers you well over 1000 different levels. You can always set new high scores or compete with other players. An additional challenge is offered by the time modes, where you have to complete a puzzle in a certain time to get more points. The hunt for the high score will unlock new worlds and small decorations for you to embellish your Candy Kingdom.
Candy Crush Saga is very simple and beginner-friendly. When you start the game, you get a short tutorial where you learn how to swap adjacent candies by tapping and swiping. The goal here is to move the candies so that there is a row of at least three of the same candy. However, you should always keep an eye on the possibilities after bigger combos.
If you score a lot of points in one turn, you can unlock special candies, such as the striped candy. If you tap on this candy, all the candies in a row will be dissolved at once. With a chocolate bomb, on the other hand, you blow a hole in the candy wall so that new stones can move in.
If these little helps aren't enough for you, you can also unlock boosters to use in the levels. For example, a lollipop hammer can be used to remove a candy to move down a row and trigger a combo. You can use the Free Switch to swap two candies, even if they're not right next to each other. You can also make candy into a striped candy with the paint brush.
Even though the boosters are useful, you should keep them well. Because the special powers are rare and have to be worked hard for. That's why it's always worth trying to see if you can get further without a booster before you unpack your secret weapons.
You have five lives per level and can therefore try out different combinations to sweep the candies off the field with as many points as possible. Once the lives are completely used up, it takes half an hour per life until you can continue playing again. To avoid waiting, it can be worthwhile to use a booster. But then you should also be sure that you can actually solve the puzzle with the help.
Candy Crush Saga is simple, but it's its colorful graphics and easy-to-understand gameplay that excite users. Many players like the fact that the levels are designed in such a way that they can be solved comfortably in a few minutes. Besides, you only need one finger at most to play. Thus, Candy Crush Saga is a perfect title for a small pastime on the go.
However, many users complain that the advanced levels in particular are sometimes too difficult, so you are tempted to use your boosters. Also, the animations occasionally jerk when you trigger several bricks with special candy.
The overall impression of Candy Crush Saga is nevertheless positive. The puzzling is entertaining and keeps you amused. Due to the simple controls, you can easily get back into the game even after longer breaks and start puzzling again right away. The game makes you forget the time and invites you to visit the Candy Kingdom for a longer time.
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