Candy Crush Soda Saga
Candy Crush Soda Saga is a free and fun match-3 puzzler from King. With its impressive graphics, well-designed levels and an expansive world, it is one of the best casual games that is enjoyable in short bursts and long sessions.
Amazing graphics and soundtrack
140 fun levels with more coming
New game modes: Soda, Frost and Honey
Free to play
Nov. 12, 2014
Candy Crush Soda Saga is a beautiful and addictive match-3 puzzler designed by King to take the popularity and success of its Candy Crush Saga to the next level. And with its appealing graphics, well-designed levels and a few new modes as well as fresh candies, it achieves its goal.
While defined as a sequel to the hugely popular Candy Crush Saga, Candy Crush Soda Saga is more like a continuation or a big expansion to its predecessor because it plays basically the same with new features added in the detail. It is still built on the similar matching-3 mechanics and keeps the familiar sweet-soaked art style. Match candies to pop them and complete the level objective within limited moves to pass. The rules remain and what’s different is the game goal that comes with the new game modes.
With “Soda” added to the title, it should be a new star in the candy-crush world. It brings in purple bubbles and an upward direction for candies to go. In this new Soda Mode, you include one or more bottles in a match to release soda and raise the purple line. As the line goes higher, candies beneath it will float upward as well. Early levels simply ask you to get a certain number of bottles, while latter levels are more often a combination of soda and bears – you release soda to get bears above the candy string.
To speak of bears, they play more important role in Candy Crush Soda Saga. They seem to be in constant “troubles” in this sweet world: being sunk in soda, buried under frosts, ice or crisps, or trapped by honey. They appear in every new game mode. In the Honey levels, you make matches around Honey tiles to get them away. And in levels of Frost type, you make matches around and above the coverings, usually more than once, to make them thinner to unveil what’s beneath and then break them to set bears free. So you need a bit of luck as well in these levels to locate the bears.
Plus, there are new candy combinations that join the party of the packed, stringed and the rainbow you can create in Candy Crush Saga. Make a square and you get a fish that swims to a random tile and break it; get a wonderful 7-tile match and you create the mighty Coloring candy that takes all the same color on board away. These well-designed candies and game modes are enjoyable whether you view them as new additions or take them in their own right.
Candy Crush Soda Saga offers three episodes of 140 levels at launch. And the world is expanding – it gets a small update of 15 new levels and new Bottle Cannons in a week after its global release. For loyal fans busy completing levels, it is glad to know there are more and more interesting levels that keep coming. The game is free to download and monetizes via micro-transactions. Gold is its currency. You spend gold on instant life refills, extra moves to complete a level, or instant access to the next episode (otherwise, you wait for three days or ask friends’ help). You get 50 gold as free gifts and then need to buy it for real cash.
Candy Crush Soda Saga is casual but with some tricky or sticky levels you cannot pass without failing a few times. It has great graphics, amazing soundtrack and solid immersive matching fun. It is one of the best casual fans will definitely love.
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