They Go GAGA over Candy Crush Saga

Mye Domain's They Go GAGA over Candy Crush Saga - My daughter just started to play Candy Crush Saga
My daughter just started to play Candy Crush Saga

Beating the record of any video games in smartphones and Facebook is King.com's Candy Crush Saga... the most played by almost 10M people everyday, most popular game overtaking Zynga's Farmville 2 and Texas HoldEm Poker  with more than 10M downloads, over 30M likes on its application page and most successful game application listed in the top 5 grossing iPhone and iPad apps. It presently holds a record of 55M times played a day across Android and iOS.

The game was released 14 November 2012 and for a span of only 18 months, King.com has become the second largest game developer in Facebook platform.

So, what's this game all about? It's about matching candies with different colors. The game is a variation of "match three" games.

  • Each level has a different shaped game board (the maximum game board size is 9 by 9) filled with candies of three to six different colors and sometimes obstacles. 
  • The basic move of the game consists of swapping two candies' positions to align sets of three of the same color, whereupon they disappear, causing candies above them to collapse into the space left behind, often resulting in chain reactions. 
  • Moves and alignments must be horizontal/vertical. The level's objectives must be met before the player runs out of moves (or time on timed levels); in each case, the player must earn enough points to get the first star (out of 3) in the scoring system. 

Mye Domain's They Go GAGA over Candy Crush Saga - Five different types of levels
Five different types of levels

  • If the player succeeds in reaching the goal in the Jelly, Ingredients, or Candy Order levels, the game does a "Sugar Crush", starting an automatic bonus round where the player's remaining moves are used to increase the score through creating various special candies on the board.
  • If the player does not gain 1 star from his or her score, a life is deducted. The player is given a default number of five lives, with each life restored after a half hour. 
  • The player has the option of asking friends for more lives, buying a life restoring item, buying a special item that expands the number of lives the player has by default, or setting the date forward on their device to instantly get more.

Levels are organized into "Episodes" of 15 levels each, with the background themed to a certain setting. Currently (as of 30-May-2013) it contains 395 levels in Facebook version and 350 levels in smartphones version.


SPECIAL CANDIES:
These are created when combinations of four or more candies of the same color are matched together.

Striped Candy
When four same-colored candies are matched in a row or column a Striped Candy is created. The orientation of the stripes depends on the way the four candies were aligned. For example: creating a Striped Candy of 4 of the same color in a row creates a VERTICAL Striped Candy, while creating a Striped Candy of 4 of the same color in a column creates a HORIZONTAL Striped Candy. When this piece is matched, it will clear all of the candies in either a horizontal or vertical direction. On cascading matches that result in creating a Striped Candy, 4 identical candies in a row will create a HORIZONTAL Striped Candy and 4 identical candies in a column will create a VERTICAL Striped Candy.

Wrapper Candy
When five same-colored candies are matched in either a L, T or + shape formation a Wrapped Candy is created. When this candy is matched it explodes twice in a row, clearing a 3 by 3 box around itself each time.

Color Bomb
When five same-colored candies are matched in a single line a Color Bomb is created. When this candy is swapped with any other candy, all candies of that color are removed from the board. Sometimes when two color bombs are switched all candies on the screen are cleared and replaced

Jelly Fish: 
This candy can be purchased by the Yeti Shop, and if they are matched they will clear 3 candies (with jelly) at random from the board. It can even clear the jelly behind the obstacle candies. In "Sugar Crush", a swarm of Jelly Fishes will clear out candies depending on how many moves left (3 Jelly Fishes per remaining move) after the game is cleared.

Coconut Wheel
This candy can be purchased by the Yeti Shop, and if they are swapped either horizontal or vertical, it will roll from the direction where it last swapped making the 2 other candies convert to Striped Candies in the other direction and triggered its effect. If it is matched on 2 of the same color, it will create 3 Swapped Candies instead (the same goes when it can be hit by the effect of Striped Candy).
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Candy Crush special candies
Candy Crush special candies (image not mine)

Maybe, it's time for me to explore this adventure but I'm afraid to be addicted once I start playing. Well, you will be informed when I decide to join the club.



23 comments:

  1. Don't start, you'll never stop! This kind of game I don't get addicted to, but there are tons that I do. If you ever need a list of addictive games to umm... stay away from be sure to come bug me. :)

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    1. Well, up to this writing... I'm still having second thoughts. I may forget about blogging if I start matching these candies. LOL!

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  2. Wahaha I too am now addicted with playing this game although I play this only during lunch hour and before going to sleep. Somehow I wished I never have started playing but then again Candy Crush is helpful in easing down stress. :D

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    1. At least, you still have the guts to control your addiction, Ms Rochkirstin. Well, if you feel it's more of an advantage... then it's fine. :)

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  3. I'm currently in Level 302 and still moving. It's really addictive.

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    1. WOW!!! You're a PRO! Imagine, you've reached that level already, Sir Franc. few more levels and you'll reach the finish line. Good Luck!

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  4. Like you, I don't want to get hooked on this so I'd rather not start. LOL!

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    1. Just let me know Ms Tere if you may decide to join the club of candy crush fanatics and I will follow you... LOL!!!

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  5. I'm addicted to this game the whole summer. When class starts, giniveup ko na. I have to focus more with law school. :) Goodbye Candy Crush! lol

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    1. That's a good decision to make, giving up Candy Crush to focus on your study. You can always get back with the game during break but law school is far more important than anything else.

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  6. Yay! Candy crush we're stucked at level 159! I have to say this is addicting because hubby and I doesn't talk when we are both playing this.

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    1. Hmmm... I know a couple doing exactly like you do. They even go to bed late because of playing. Hahaha!!!

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  7. I didn't try playing candy crush because of the many friends I have who are addicted to it :D I don't like a very addicting game because I wouldn't be able to finish any work :D

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    1. That's true! It will definitely eat our time and may pre-occupy our mind but as the players say... it's a stress-reliever if you want to rejuvenate for a while.

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  8. You will surely get addicted once you start. Take it from me. Haha

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    1. So, you're one of the members of the club, huh...

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  9. My wife go gaga with this game, even to the extent na kunin nya na ang computer time ko. My only 'pakunsuelo' is nadagdagan ang bonding time namin.

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    1. My husband and I actually don't play this game. NapaSMILE naman ako Papaleng when you stated... nadagdagan ang bonding time nyo ni MISIS. Naghihingian at nagbibigayan din kayo ng tickets noh?

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  10. Just like what others are saying... I don't want to get hooked on this game...or else I won't be able to do my work :)

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    1. I totally agree! You may be playing all day and all night...

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  11. I must admit --- I'm also a candy crush addict! I tend to play this whenever I take short breaks from work or before I sleep at night. It's that engaging! Hehehe

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  12. I play for the sake of the puzzle. Not really addicted because I can stop when I have to. :)

    c5 @ ceefive.com

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  13. Noooo! Good thing I haven't started playing this game. I wouldn't want to get sucked into it >.<

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