Candy Crush Game
You would be lying if you said you don’t know what Candy Crush Saga is; more commonly known as Candy Crush Game. It is without a doubt one of the most popular puzzle game of all times for both, android and iOS. Candy Crush game has been downloaded more than 3 billion times on smart devices which include both Android and iOS-based devices (mobile phones or tablets), making it one of the most downloaded apps of all times.
About Candy Crush Game:
Candy Crush Saga was developed by ‘King’ and released as a free to play puzzle game for Facebook on the 12th of April, 2012. Due to sheer popularity and early-on success, the developers soon released versions for Android, Windows, and iOS-based devices. The game is mostly free to play but there are options for in-game purchases for bonuses, in-game currency, and extra lives.
In the beginning, the game generated its revenue chiefly from ads by that feature was removed by 2014. From there on, the game generated its revenue from the spending of players. But among those millions (if not billions) of players, only 4-5% of players are actually spending money to purchase in-game items. It is still resulting in the generation of millions in revenue which has seen its rise and fall over the years.
The successful game won “The People’s Choice Award” as 2016’s most favorite mobile game. It also won the 9th International Gaming Award for a best social game. In 2013, it was referred to as the game of the year by Ellie Gibson of Eurogamer. The game received a score of 79/100 on Metacritic, a review aggregator website.
The Objective of Playing:
The objective of the game is rather simple and enjoyable. It’s a three-match game. The main elements of the game are candies that are to be matched and popped. Basically, you have to match three candies (or more) of the same color in a straight line (either horizontal or vertical) to pop them. With different combinations (besides the standard three), special candies can be formed which act as boosts.
There are different objective for each level meeting which would result in the completion of a level. For instance, your objective can be to collect a specific amount of a specific colored candy. It can also be to eliminate special obstructions like jelly or to achieve a specific score in a limited time to clear a level.
There is also a factor of general score involved on the basis of which players are ranked globally. There are currently 44 worlds in Candy Crush Saga with 162 episodes and 2420 levels.
You start with five lives which are used to play the rounds. Losing a level will result in the loss of one life and so on. When you are out of life, you will have to wait for the lives to recharge. It takes 30 minutes for life to recharge and 2.5 hours for all 5 lives to be restored. The in-game purchase allows the option of obtaining extra lives and bonuses that can help you play with an advantage. But most of the players rely on their skills and abilities, using only freely awarded bonuses.
It is a fun-for-all age that is enjoyed by everyone and a good time-pass. Due to its ever-growing popularity, we will surely see a lot of it in coming time and for a long long time.