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Addicted to: Candy Crush Saga

Sep 24, 2013

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Candy Crush Saga

In our newest gaming series, “Addicted To,” we’re digging into the mobile trends everyone’s talking about. This month, we’re covering the sweetly addicting Candy Crush Saga by King.com available for Android.

Why is everyone talking about it?

Sweeping the top charts in multiple categories, and winning the hearts of editors and critics everywhere, here’s why we think everyone is in love with this candy pattern puzzle game.

  • A fresh but familiar (inter)face

Candy Crush Saga (CCS) bears a resemblance to games like Bejeweled, Jewel Mania and Tetris, but the extra-bright and inviting colors, fun and intuitive interface and familiar, yet rich, modern theme set it apart from other pattern puzzle games.

Candy Crush Saga

  • Surprises at every level

CCS’s 385 levels (and counting) are segmented into five level types, each with a different, changing objective—you could be clearing jellies or racing to beat a timer. Not knowing what to expect in the next level is one of the ways this game keeps gamers on a sugar high.

  • Hard but not impossible

CCS strikes a good balance between increasing difficulty with each level while still being achievable. So when you get stuck on the infamous level 35, you keep playing knowing that you’ll eventually taste sweet victory.

Candy Crush Saga

Why is everyone asking me to play?

  • More lives

If you have friends on Facebook who play Candy Crush Saga you probably know it because you’ve likely received requests from them to play the game. While yes, they want you to join the fun, you should know that they also need your help. Accepting a game request to play CCS gives your friends extra lives that they would otherwise have to pay or wait for.

Candy Crush Saga Facebook app

Should I start playing?

  • Great for strategist junkies

Since many levels in CCS are played without a time limit you can take your sweet time to exercise your strategy on every move. Some players have spent days and even weeks painstakingly planning their level crushing gameplay.

  • Inexpensive

Though you can purchase charms and boosts if you lose all your lives or need an assist, playing Candy Crush Saga can come at no additional costs. Tommy Palm, a King representative, explained in a New York Times article that 70 percent of players who complete the game entirely do so without paying for anything extra.

  • Available on multiple screens

There are two ways to play Candy Crush Saga. You can log in to Facebook and download CCS  in their app center (where you can also hit the “send to mobile” button) or download the Candy Crush Saga mobile app for Android devices from the Google Play store. You can then switch between playing on Facebook and playing through the mobile app without losing your current level and game data.

Ready to play? Are you already addicted to Candy Crush Saga? Let us know what level you’re crushing in the comments below.

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Jackie Hade

Staff Writer, Snapdragon Blog