Make Sweet Matches in Candy Crush Saga – iPad Game Review

candycrushsagaI’ve been seeing Candy Crush Saga on Facebook for weeks now, and I’m sure many of you have as well. Despite the fact that this game has been literally everywhere, I hadn’t given it a try until today.

Let me tell you about Candy Crush Saga. It’s a fairly run of the mill match three game, but as you may know, match three has always been a popular genre, ever since PopCap introduced Bejeweled. People seem to love the genre because it’s easy to learn, simple to play, and rather addictive, which is an accurate description for Candy Crush Saga.

The game features shiny, brightly colored graphics, which make all the candies pop. It’s a lot like any other match three game that you’ve played, which means you will slide different colored candies on the screen in order to make matches of three or more to clear the candy from the board.

As with most match three games, matching up extra candy will result in special effects. For example, four candies combine to make a special striped candy that destroys everything in a line and five candies combine to make a candy that will destroy all candies of the same color.

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If you manage to match up two special candies you will get a giant candy that destroys even more of the board, resulting in a score that goes sky high.

To win each level you will need to reach a target score that’s established at the start of the stage. You will also have a set number of moves that you can make, which is what makes this game challenging at times.

Candy Crush Saga is a freemium game, which means you won’t be able to continue on in games if you don’t achieve the target score unless you spend cash. This does become a serious problem in later levels, but you can play a lot of the game for free.

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All in all, this is a standard match three game that adds nothing new to the genre. If you enjoy match three gameplay, I see no reason why you would not enjoy Candy Crush Saga, but if you don’t want to replay Bejeweled, I’d recommend finding another game to play.

What I liked: If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it, right? This game features the same match three gameplay that made Bejeweled a runaway success. I also liked the crisp candy graphics.

What I didn’t like: Candy Crush Saga has a very heavy emphasis on logging in with Facebook, and it also encourages players to spend quite a bit of money in the app.

To buy or not to buy: The game is free to download, so it’s worth checking out if you have a few hours to kill.

  • App Name: Candy Crush Saga
  • Version Reviewed: 1.0.6
  • Category: Games
  • Developer: King.com Limited
  • Price: Free
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