One of the biggest Match 3 names in the Google Android Play Store and the iOS App store, King continues its Candy crush legacy with the Jelly Saga. With more challenging levels than its predecessors and remaining faithful to the original gameplay, you might be ambivalent about whether to keep playing or not.
The app graphics are simple and colorful, retaining the original peculiarity of previous Candy Crush games. The effects when you crush candy also bring the display to life. There’s nothing much to the app that deviates from the original design. The score is 10/10.
What Is It about?
Like the original Candy Crush or the Soda Saga, you will need to make 3 or more matches to crush the candy in this iOS or Android app. However, in this version, you take on the Jelly Queen and Pufflers and need to make matches of regular candy with the gooed-up candy. This version of the game is markedly more difficult even in the initial rounds than previous Sagas.
With the Pufflers, you need to clear the frosted candy and trap them before they can move to a different section of the board. At the 10th stage where you are only limited to 25 moves, you have to clear multiple layers of Pufflers and battle the Jelly Queen at the same time. Quite frustrating. The latest version offers 25 new levels and other updated content and bug fixes.
Controls on both the app versions are quite seamless, and you only need to tap and swipe to match candy or clear jelly. This is just as convenient as previous Candy Crushes.
The Candy Crush Jelly Saga Google Play app and its App Store version are free although they do offer in-app purchases. These range from $0.99 to $100.99 and include Hard Currency, Piggy Bank Packs and Low Offer for $14.99. It will be quite challenging to play without these.
This is an app for all Android devices (Android 2.3 or higher). The Apple gadgets will require iOS 6.0 or later to run on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The score is 9.5/10.
To Replay or Not to Replay
I’ve always been a big fan of Candy Crush, but this version just seems to get on my last nerve. Upgrading the game difficulty has always been a good strategy for King, but this version seems almost impossible to hack especially at the 10th level. The introduction of new characters such as the Jelly Queen and the Pufflers always enhances the replayability of King’s games. The addition of new levels is also a good thing. This version of the game, however, needs you to invest heavily in in-app purchases if you are to make any progress. I wouldn’t replay this particular game. The score is 9.5/10.
Is It Good?
The tools offered by this app aren’t much different from previous Candy Crushes, with the addition of the Jelly Queen and Pufflers. This game gets difficult really quickly, and you’ll spend a ton of time nursing your frustrations. The app is available for both Android mobile and iOS so everyone should enjoy it. However, this is far from the leading Candy Crush in my books. I’d recommend other Candy Crush games such as Soda Saga.