|Publisher||Fruit Candy Blast|
|Platforms||Android 4.1 and up|
Sweet Candy Story is a simple yet fun and entertaining tile-matching puzzle. The game will take you to a series of challenging levels with a varying range of difficulty. When we say simple, we mean it! This game has no extras or other irrelevant features. It is what it is! It’s a typical match 3 puzzles which doesn’t follow a story (contrary to what the title suggests). The main objective is to complete the given tasks per level by matching three or more identical tiles. If you think you can master this game, feel free to explore Sweet Candy Story and see how far your skills can take you.
Sweet Candy Story is one of those games that do not put too much icing on top of the cake. It is generally simple yet absolutely well-polished. The mechanics are simple and easily manageable that even your gamers can play even without the instructions. Sweet Candy Story works the same way with well-acclaimed Match 3 puzzles like Candy Crush Saga but it is done in simple and straightforward gameplay. As soon as the game begins, you will be prompted into a grid filled with colorful 3D-looking jellies.
Each level will have different objectives. Some will ask you to eliminate a certain number of candies while other levels will ask you to pop bubbles or release gummy bears. Simply swipe the candies to an adjacent grid and match three or more candies of the same color to remove them. The main challenge in this game is the limited amount of moves allotted for the players on each level. If you run out of moves and yet the goal is still not reached, the game will come to a quick end and you have no other option but to start the same level back from the very beginning.
Much like a typical Match 3 game, Sweet Candy Story allows you to use powerups which can be obtained by matching four or more tiles of the same color. Matching 4 tiles will activate a special powerup that allows you to eliminate an entire row or an entire column. Five tiles with an L or T shape allows you to activate dynamite that can destroy a carnage of nearby tiles. Matching 5 straight identical tiles will activate the color picker. This allows you to eliminate all tiles of the same color in the entire grid.
Interestingly, powerups can be merged too even they don’t belong on the same kind. Simply swap the two adjacent powerups to activate their special skills and to eliminate more tiles without consuming too much moves. Unfortunately, unlike other Match 3 puzzles, the game has no in-game shop that allows you to buy special consumables or boosters. Despite the missing features, the game is still surprisingly addictive.
Overwhelming Levels and Energy System
What makes Sweet Candy Story download-worthy is the overwhelming amount of levels to explore. The game takes you to a dynamically changing map and themes. Each level is also rated from one to three stars (where three being the highest). The rating system is basically based on the number of candies you eliminate. Therefore, the more candies you remove, the higher the score you will get. The game, however, doesn’t come up with a leaderboard system which could have made the game even more engaging. You can, however, go back to the previous levels which give the game commendable replay value. The downside of the game is the fact that the stars will make no sense as you cannot use them on anything at all. They are just nothing but a simple rating system.
The same thing goes with the Energy system. You have a maximum of five energy to consume but instead of waiting for a certain time duration, you can refill the energy meter in just a few clicks. The game will prompt you to a recharging station that allows you to refill the energy meter in no time. The ads are constantly popping too which makes it quite annoying (although you can close the ads after viewing it for five seconds so it was not much of a burden).
Sweet Candy Story is a super simple match 3 puzzle game. If you are looking for a straightforward tile matching experience, Sweet Candy Story is definitely a perfect fit. Despite having many downsides due to its overall simplicity, Sweet Candy Story is still something worth exploring. Currently, the game is only available for Android devices and you can download Sweet Candy Story for free. Have fun!