THE CANDY CRUSH SAGA – Who is not aware of this game at all? No worries, I am here to give you an honest review which might just inch you closer to downloading this. The browser version was launched on April 12, 2012. The iOS and Android versions were launched in December 2012. This easy-to-play game was launched for Windows, Tizen, Fire etc. It is an element matching puzzle game and was developed by King. Candy Crush Saga is a variation or a sequel of a browser game, Candy Crush.
THE CANDY CRUSH SAGA
There are various types of special candies in this game. Each kind of candy has its own perks. If you match a combination of striped candies, it wipes out an entire row or column. If you are lucky enough to find a combination of wrapped candies, eight surrounding candies will be wiped out. This particular candy essentially acts like a “candy bomb”. A color bomb clears all candies of the same color. There are many other specific combinations which can be worked out to gain a strategic advantage. For example matching a striped candy with a color , comb turns all the candies of that particular color into striped candies. If a striped candy mixes with a wrapped candy, a big striped candy is formed. This eventually clears a cube of three vertical rows and three horizontal columns.
THE CANDY CRUSH SAGA Features
There are many other kinds of candies which are free of cost and can be purchased from the in-game store. They can also be won from the Booster Wheel of Candy Crush. Some of them are Coconut Wheel which changes three candies into striped candies, Jelly Fish which clears any three candies randomly on the play board etc. You also get a rare hit opportunity with the Lucky Candy which is extremely hard to find on the board. Many hurdles will make your work difficult, thus barricading all the possible chances to crush the candies and gain points. One such barricading element is Icing which cannot be moved and can only be wiped out by having a similar Icing box next to it.
Chocolate pieces need to be cleared else they will multiply. Liquorice Locks act like cages around the candies. Candy Bombs need to be wiped out. If they are not removed, these bombs will explode and the game will end early. Marmalades block out Special candies. There are other mystery barricading elements on Board like Cake Bombs, Extra Time Candies, Chameleon Candies, Mystery Candies, Chocolate Candies etc. which look benign but are actually dangerous to your game. How can such a tasty looking stuff be so dangerous?
Taste the Candies!
You can also purchase different boosters from the Booster Wheel. This will help you win more levels or repeat a level after losing it. Extra moves can be purchased. Sweet Teeth can be used to clear Jelly and Blockers. You can also enjoy the benefits of the Lollipop Hammer. There are also interesting Bomb Coolers which can buy you some extra time in case the timer runs out. The Dreamland level has its own special set of boosters like the Moon Struck and the Restore Balance Booster. There are plethora of features and elements which can immensely confuse a player.
As for the reception, Candy Crush Saga has been highly rated by different top-notch game reviewers. For example Metacritic has given it a 79/100 which is a pretty high score. In the month of its launch, the game had nearly ten million downloads. In July 2013, the Candy Crush Saga had 6.7 million active users. Commercially, this game has been a huge success. It has been one of the most downloaded apps of 2013. I personally do not like this game very much for the simple reason that it has too many elements which makes it hard for a player to remember the function of each one of them. However, you can download it on your smart phone and give it a try as you may end up liking this complex set of candies