If you are looking for a mindless colour-matching mobile game and can manage to not spend money on in-app purchases, then look no further. Candy Crush Saga (free version) is a puzzle-time-waster casual one-thumb smartphone game, and you can easily get addicted!
Our Rating: 4/5
Available on: iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Windows 10
Your mission is to join Mr Toffee and Tiffi on an exciting journey through the world of candy and swipe the same candies next to each other, but you have a predefined number of moves for each level you play and you have to score as many points as possible. As you crush candies, fresh random candies drop from the top of the screen to fill the gap.
Candy Crush is hailed as the sweetest game and it changes things up with each level, by requiring you to score a certain number of point in so many moves as possible, or adding "liquorice" that can only be removed by candy crushing. As the levels change, it gets surprisingly difficult to pass some of these levels. The music can be rather annoying, but it also makes you happy, especially when you pass a level.
You are given a number of lives, and if you fail a level you lose a life if you lose all your lives you have to wait for the clock of doom to pass its set time before you can try again. It is normally somewhere between 5-20 minutes.
There are some levels where you get chocolate blocks that take over your whole screen, you have to think carefully about each move and, if your candy doesn't crush any chocolate blocks, they start to "re-grow", eventually taking over your screen. Facebook interaction can also be enabled to compete with friends, although in general terms we aren't keen on any game that encourages you to spam your social-networking contacts.
It is a fun game to check out and to play if you are waiting around for someone or something and do not feel like refreshing your social apps every 5 minutes.
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