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Candy ( SALE 99c ) Review

By , on July 1, 2009


Candy ( SALE 99c )
3 out of 5

PROS

  • Great colours and visuals.
  • The game features some very challenging gameplay.
  • Players can use their iPod during gameplay.

CONS

  • The game sound can get annoying after a while.
  • The ‘candy saving’ goals seems to conflict with the ‘highscore earning’ goals.
  • Touch sensitivity isn’t as friendly to larger fingered players.

VERDICT

While it’s not quite as good as some of the other gem-swapping games available, Candy is still a decent game that will kill some time. This game is worth the current price.


  • Full Review

Candy is a gem-swapping style puzzle game where players must shift around a number of puzzle gems around a board into rows of three of more. The object of the game is to free the pieces of candy from the board and to get as many points as you can by chaining together row combo’s and other bonuses.

You control your gem swapping by either sliding your finger across two gems, or by tapping the two gems individually. There are various power-ups that can be collected and used, like the bomb that will clear out a section of gems. The controls are easy to use, but may not accommodate to players with larger fingers all that well.

The visuals are bright and vibrant, and the gems can be clearly seen and identified. The sound is good, but the constant ding of blocks lining up can get a bit annoying after a while. Players can also use their iPod during gameplay, so that helps to break up the sound effects. The game is single player only, with a few extra game modes to be unlocked.

Candy is a decent puzzle game, but certain elements hold it back. While in other gem-swap games players concentrate on racking up points, in Candy your goal is to save the candy, and the highscore is more of a happy coincidence along the way. However, if you love a challenge and enjoy the gem swapping style games, then give candy a go and see if it tickles your sweet tooth.


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