Still a fun game
I consider myself a candy crush addict as i am working my way through all the levels for the 2nd time. Obviously, i like it but there are a few things that have almost caused me to delete the game and move on to something else. The biggest issue i have is that there are a few levels that you have absolutely zero chance to complete unless you make an in-app purchase. Sometimes not just one but several. I had decided when i started the 2nd go around that i was just going to play and not spend any money but a couple of these levels are just so irritating that i went ahead and made the purchase just to move on. It’s really not fun when you know the level is unbeatable. If this keeps happening I’ll just find some previous levels that i like and that are actually beatable and just play those or i will go ahead and delete the game. I do like that they have added a feature that allows you to skip through the continuously exploding candy when you finish a level as this can go on & on & on and gets annoying. One last thing, if you take too long to make a move the game will “suggest” your next move with blinking candies. It would be nice if it would suggest the BEST move to help you out and not just some random move. All in all it’s still a mindlessly fun game to play.
This game is great, until you get to higher levels that you can't beat!! It has taken me two days to pass each level! Yes they warn you and tell you which ones are gonna be hard but you should be able to pass them without looking up hacks and getting help from others. Second of all, don't make the switches that the game tells you to!! Just now, I was playing the game and the only switch I could make was with my boost and I didn't want to use my boost yet cause I needed it later to break some of the barriers. Well no I had to use it because there were no possible switches. It didn't even work because It made the boost go a way that it wouldn't be used because there were barriers! So I wasted a boost. Third of all, they give you so little moves for so much that has to be done! my life is boost city cause I can't complete it all by myself!! Fourth of all, it always makes moves for you!!! So fist I will make a move and then all of the candy will move down and refill the open slots. While it is doing that I find a great move that will help me a lot, then next thing you know this move is gone because the game took it away because it made a match and it wasn't the kind of match that I was going to make it. So then I'm back at square 1 because I couldn't make the move that would of help me win!!
Overall it's a game that you would get for a bit but then delete because you never play it anymore!
2017 Update: (3-Stars)
I've started playing again after we lost all power & internet during Hurricane Irma. It basically reset the game, which I'm ok with. I don't mind putting a few dollars into a well made & well oiled game and they seem to take pretty good care of this one... They've actually seemed to implement a lot of new ways to get bonus materials to help you along that weren't available before. The craze has even made its way towards television... Tho I am thinking that weird Game Show they made about this game doesn't have a long shelf-life
Original 2014 Review: (2 Stars)
Candy Crush in itself is a fun & extremely addicting game/app... However, once you get to a certain point you either have to pay for new levels or ask friends to help you unlock them (even if you have 3 stars on every level up until that point.) Unfortunately, not many ppl are still playing these days because there is a lack of updates and new levels for long-time players. You rly don't have to spend a lot of money, but if you prefer to climb the ranks via hardwork & dedication... You might find yourself in a sticky situation, going nowhere fast... And what's the point of spending money to advance if there's no one playing to help you along your way.
Another follow up because they keep asking for another rating. So here it is again! Nothing has changed. Still haven't received a mystery box. Still like the game though. Follow up - 4 months have gone by and I still haven't received the mystery box! A couple of months ago I purchased the bundle for $6.99. Not only did I not receive a mystery box, which I understand has happened to many who have purchased this bundle, but I received less than the correct number of gold bars. Do you think anyone responded to my issue after contacting the app developer? Nope! Don't waste your money on purchasing anything from them. Their pockets are getting heavier. If I could rate this game a minus zero, I would - just because of their non response! Well a month has gone by and I still haven't received my mystery box. What a shame! 2018 and I still like the game. However, I am still waiting for that mystery box! So, months have continued to pass by. Lol, loving the game. It has become more interesting over the years. PS - still waiting for the mystery box.........a few days have passed by since my last review. I still like the game, but doggone it I wish I would receive that mystery box! Lol. Waiting patiently..............
Running Out of Moves
By stupid apo
Don’t get me wrong, I love this game. But it has its flaws. When you fail a level, normally you can see that you only need one simple move to pass it. It gives me the option for 5 more moves, but you have to buy it with “gold bars”. Like, who wants “gold bars”? You spend way too much money to BUY them, so no, I’m not using gold bars. I don’t even know how you earn them! I got 5 for downloading the app, and that’s all I’ve ever received. You would think they would have a solution if you went to the help center, but no. I get that they have to gather money somehow, but they would get far more if they didn’t charge $3 a pop. More people would buy, more money. But it also makes no sense to put in your credit card number and spend all your sweet time to buy a 10 pack of gold bars for $3.00. It will also give you and option to “spin the wheel”. No one EVER gets the jackpot, because it’s rigged. Like, why would you even put the jackpot on there if no one can get it?! Plus it gives you an option to spin and win a “booster”. Like why would you want a booster if your out of moves and can’t use it to pass your level?! They could at least give you one more move to burst that one jelly cube you have left. Other that the above, this game is totally awesome!
Edit currently at 3602 and frankly I’m bored. You have made the game so hard to move forward. I got a new iPad and none of my charms transferred over. I lost all of them except bars. Which is upsetting because I paid for a lot of them. As I said on my earlier review you can’t really move forward without charms / bars. Why don’t you make it more fun and let us pass some levels....... still disappointed - hoping they make it better.
I have been playing this game daily for years. I am currently at level 1604, and most games at this level require a charm or extra moves to complete, which requires purchasing gold bars. I have spun the wheel daily in all this time I have never once landed on the Jackpot. I do not even believe that the game itself will allow it - just a tactic to make you think you have a chance. I am actually so bored with it at this point because the levels cannot be beat in the number of turns you have that I just started mindlessly taking turns so that the game will be over. I do not play very long anymore each day because of this. Recommendation is to not even bother starting this game. It was fun when I could actually beat the level by using my brain instead of charms and more moves. But now it is just something I do when watching tv - mindlessly playing. Disappointing they got so greedy and made it not fun anymore.
Addictive but annoying
Every single time I open this game I’m bombarded with pop ups about challenges and that’s really annoying. It takes a good 5 minutes to even start a game. The gold bars are virtually unobtainable unless you buy them with real money. I get notifications saying my piggy bank is full but I can’t even get them without spending $3.
Then, I will open the app beat a level and exit it, come back later and have to redo the same level! This has happened to me countless times. Every time I spin the daily wheel, I can never ever get the jackpot no matter how close I am to reaching it.
I enjoy playing the game but it’s just going down hill. When given the option to win moves, you’re not promised to win moves most of the time you won’t. Instead you will get boosters, which is great, but I don’t need boosters, I need moves! This is especially annoying when I only need one more move to beat the game.
In closing, all these challenges have to go. There is no reason for there to be 6 going on at one time. I appreciate the opportunity but I’m sick of having to exit out of 5 pop ups whenever I open the app.
I edited my review because this is the fourth time I opened the app and had to replay a level I beat 3 times. I was 3 levels ahead of this one and now I’m back to square one. Bye candy crush
Great game and all but...
There are actually a couple of problems that NEED to be fixed. First of all, let’s say you’re on a level that’s practically impossible (for example level 95, which took a MIRACLE to win) (and level 181 which Ive been stuck on for the past two weeks and am praying for another miracle) and you suddenly run out of lives (which THERE ARE ONLY FIVE OF) and I have to wait freaking TEN minutes to get ONE!)
I really don’t want to wait that long to play an extremely attractive game that I love.
Second of all, (this is about the piggy bank) Once I fill it up, I have to freaking BUY it for TWO FREAKING DOLLARS! And I’m just a kid, so I don’t have a credit card and I have to ask for my PARENTS permission to use THEIRS, and I can’t DO that because they’re busy all the time and I never want to interrupt them when they’re trying to work.
Anyways that’s really all I need to complain to you about. The two things about this game that really get on my nerves, and probably some other peoples nerves too. We’ll be very happy if you could change those up for us so we can enjoy the game some more. But don’t think I don’t like this game. I love this game. Just those two big problems need fixing. Thanks.
Has many problems and after reading many reviews it seems that many others have issues.
I’m half candy crush player and half investigator! You are not providing the service of giving free boosters like you say you are. after you complete and then only get 234 or five in a row level is cleared. For example level 2302, 2303, 2304 I completed three in a row. I have not received free boosters on any of those levels!!
The other big issue which is part of your marketing of making money. You can decide to continue playing by purchasing gold Bars or use gold bars that you have a cumulated over time. I have never purposely use gold bars!!!! The problem is is you have a big circle that says continue with 10 gold and underneath it it says give up. With a fat finger it has happened twice where I hit the goal for us to continue which was useless time. I always give up! After reading repeat views along with things in on figuring out I would put this in the deception category I have tried getting credit with no response about a month ago and I see that many of your customers are not happy with a lot of the same issues and something needs to be done about this. Thanks, Ron Alina
Still fun, but a little confusing
By Buster Sixkiller
It’s a fun game, but it’s pretty inconsistent. You’ll be playing along easy peasy. You might cut it close sometimes, but somehow you skate by, then WHAM. You’re faced with an oddly far more difficult level that requires special power ups or crazy luck to make it past. One star lost for inconsistency in difficulty. Then... You’re constantly being compared to some random other players as if it matters that you beat them. It’s the most blatant and transparent BAIT I’ve ever seen in a game. Sadly, I bet a lot of people fall for it. It’s just silly and unnecessary. Do they actually expect you to feel satisfied by achieving slightly more than a total stranger who probably doesn’t exist. No... They’re just counting on you to take the bait and plunk a few dollars down to pass them. I won’t give this game a dime. Here’s a tip. If you get stuck and stop playing for a few days, when you come back they’ll give you a bunch of free power ups to get you through that tough level and then some, hoping you’ll get hooked. So, if you get stuck and lose all your lives on a hard level, just go back to fruit ninja or bejeweled for a few days. Then you’ll see what I mean. ; )