I’ve only had this game for about a week. But even in this short period of time, I can spot a few features that I personally don’t like. Earlier today I completed a goal on a level but i still had like 15 moves left. There were two wrapped candies next to each other that I wanted to swap to get a better score, but instead of letting me do so, the game wasted all 15 of my moves on random matches that really weren’t that great and ended up separating the two wrapped candies so I didn’t get as big of a score as I wanted to. What I mean is you should let us use our last moves as we please when we “finish” the level. I understand that there’s probably a reason for this, but like I said, I’ve only had this for a week and haven’t explored as much as more experienced players do. What I also don’t understand is why we have to wait so long for only one life. Let’s say I was struggling on a level and used all my lives on it. No big deal. I’ll just wait a whole thirty minutes for the single life that will just be used to the exact same level that’ll make me have to wait another half hour just to wait another half our and have it repeat it until I complete the level. You can at least give us two lives or have us wait a shorter period of time for just one singular life?
I’m on level 6689, so needless to say, I’ve played for years. I usually don’t complain about difficulty because it’s expected at that level. However, I’m really disappointed that every little advantage (outside of making a purchase) has been removed. No more sugar drops, can’t replay old levels to gain boosters, one failed level and you lose all of the boosters you built up, the first booster is now one striped candy instead of a color bomb, and more. Not to mention, when I do make a purchase, I run out of lives on extremely hard levels with over 30 minutes left on my boosters, so the purchase is wasted. I’ll also add that I used a fish booster on one very hard level and the fish were eating EMPTY slots that didn’t have jelly or even candy while I still had two jellies left on the board to clear. I winded up having to use two lollipops to clear the jelly even though I had paid for the fish to assist in the level. I’m really disappointed in King. I feel like they are taking advantage of the current pandemic situation knowing that more people have down time to play and can’t leave their houses. They are using this opportunity to push people to make purchases. I plan on leaving Candy Crush alone for a few weeks to see if they make any improvements. I’m still very bothered to see a company milk a tragedy for their advantage.
I want to start by saying I had stopped playing candy crush saga for about two years. It had become boring. I started playing again about 6 months ago. I like the new changes & updates to the game but developers...WHAT is the PURPOSE of the crowns???? One objective is to get boosters. The crowns offer NOTHING but confetti. POINTLESS!! Give us crowns WITH free boosters for completing so many levels on the first try! Additionally, TWICE I’ve come in 2nd place for the weekly race these past 2 weeks and didn’t get my prizes! The race ends without warning & a new race begins. But NO PRIZES! According to the race rules, the top 3 places get prizes! Additionally, why does the game take my black balls WITHOUT a stripe or candy bomb nearby?? That’s CHEATING!! Then the hard, harder, hardest levels come so close together, that there’s little opportunity to move ahead in the race once reaching the 2,000 levels. While the competition is ok, it seems that you’ve forgotten that SOME ADULTS play the game to relax & as a pass time. It should’ve cause frustration because you’re trying to force players to make booster purchases. We’re adults, not kids wanting to spend countless hours trying to get through one level of a game. Our lives consist of more than time on a game. So it would be greatly appreciated if you’d cut the crap and make the game fun again!!
You are ruining this game
April 22,2020 updated
Put the booster wins back the way they used to be. I don’t have the meter anymore and cant win gold bars. Cant go back and play levels to win boosters. You took away everything. I agree with “Disapointed” review. Why change it? If its not broke. I cant win any boosters except the daily wheel spin. No fun. Levels are very hard (Im on level 6367) its not supposed to be a hard level. I can never win gold crowns anymore. I have been playing for years and just not fun being stuck on a level for days and days. Frustrating not fun. I think Im going to hang up my crush.
I am on level 3632. Cant pass even with boosters(16 moves, SMH) I win a spaceship booster, then its lost on the next level so not able to use. People have complained on FaceBook about this and other issues and you just say that your team members are always testing out different aspects of the game. It shouldn't be “tested out” on your consumers. This game has and is going by the wayside since the new owners took over sometime ago. Frustrated I cant advance. Because I am up there in levels you make it way too hard to advance and this is not fun anymore. I will not delete but I also will not play for awhile in hopes you fix the “tests” before we play not while we play. Not a happy player
I have loved this game until...
I have loved this game until last week, I won some sort of race and was given a nice selection of boosters, I pressed claim, then went to check for those boosters and they were nowhere to be found. I figured ok, well it’s not the end of the world, well then, it happened again. The same day, I ranked up I’m currently on level 1401, and I claimed the ranking up boosters, a commercial immediately came up and then I went to look for the boosters and once again they were nowhere to be found. So I go into the game and find where to email if you have any issues, so I do that, they then send me an email to join the community, I did that, and I posted what had happened to me. Well no response from anyone anywhere, so I figured I would post this here and see if I get a response. I love this game, but apparently there is a bug that needs to be fixed, I wonder who else has had this happen to them. We all obviously love this game but honestly you should try and email us back instead of telling us to post on some community board that may or may not even get the issue figured out. The community is quite helpful for other things, I will admit. So go get rid of your bugs Candy Crush!
Still fun, but a little confusing
By Buster Sixkiller
It’s a fun game, but it’s pretty inconsistent. You’ll be playing along easy peasy. You might cut it close sometimes, but somehow you skate by, then WHAM. You’re faced with an oddly far more difficult level that requires special power ups or crazy luck to make it past. One star lost for inconsistency in difficulty. Then... You’re constantly being compared to some random other players as if it matters that you beat them. It’s the most blatant and transparent BAIT I’ve ever seen in a game. Sadly, I bet a lot of people fall for it. It’s just silly and unnecessary. Do they actually expect you to feel satisfied by achieving slightly more than a total stranger who probably doesn’t exist. No... They’re just counting on you to take the bait and plunk a few dollars down to pass them. I won’t give this game a dime. Here’s a tip. If you get stuck and stop playing for a few days, when you come back they’ll give you a bunch of free power ups to get you through that tough level and then some, hoping you’ll get hooked. So, if you get stuck and lose all your lives on a hard level, just go back to fruit ninja or bejeweled for a few days. Then you’ll see what I mean. ; )
I want to start by saying I’ve been playing this game for a long time and I’m a huge fan. With that being said I’ve reached out several times to complain about the update that gave us the backpack. In my game there is no way to get my boosters out of the backpack. I can be stuck on a level for literally weeks with tons of boosters in there that could help me that I can’t use. Even timed boosters that I win will just stay in there. Once I win the level they will all come pouring out. Is this a gimmick by the developer to get the player to purchase boosters? If so this is really awful and not a great way to market or keep players. I have reloaded the game several times thinking it’s some kind of glitch but it just stays the same. The boosters that I win go into the backpack when I click on them to get them out it prompts me to to click on the purchase button when I do it wants me to purchase this booster that I already have. Again not fair. How can you expect anyone to beat a Nightmarishly Hard Level with no boosters? I’m disappointed and frustrated. I may have to stop playing until the issue can be resolved. I can’t really advance in levels anyway.
HUGE RISE OF IN-GAME PURCHASE PRICE IS RIDICULOUS!
I’m a huge fan of Candy Crush. It’s my number 1, go-to, fun app. First, I should say, I do not indulge in most “in app” purchases for boosters or “lives”. If I cannot win a level, I will continue to play with what I’ve got. It’s just not satisfying to advance in a game solely from advantages I’ve purchased versus my own effort. That said, occasionally, I WILL treat myself to cashing out the “piggy bank” of gold bars in Candy Crush so I can buy more “lives”.
The bank has always held 60 bars...$2.99 to cash out. That amount alone (assuming I had zero bars reserved to supplement this amount) was pretty reasonable considering I could purchase 5 “lives” for 12 bars. It really wasn’t a bad deal...not GREAT, but worth the occasional indulgence. A little over a month ago (possibly closer to 2 months), without a word, the “piggy bank” shrank down to 30 bars...cash out price STILL $2.99!!!! THEY LITERALLY DOUBLED THE PRICE OF THIS IN APP PURCHASE OUT OF NOWHERE! No gradual shift, straight up DOUBLED THE PRICE!!
Are there bigger problems in the world than my Candy Crush budget frustrations? TOTALLY! But how shady is it to gouge a price like that OUT OF NOWHERE for a product I’m pretty loyal to and for which I’m reasonably reliable to provide some income? NO WAY, NO HOW, WILL I SPEND ANOTHER PENNY ON THIS APP UNDER THESE NEW CIRCUMSTANCES.
I hate that I love it...
I read the previous review that had a love-hate relationship with this game, and I completely agree. It is incredibly addicting, but it would be more fun to play if the app designers gave in a little bit and gave people more for their money (1) increase the total number of gold bars that you can buy in your piggy bank (30? Seriously?) without raising the price. It would be nice if you also earned gold bars after you completed so many levels on your first try instead of just boosters. And yes on the daily spin “jackpot!” Why put it on there if you are never going to win? I also think you shouldn’t lose a move when you use a booster - if I’m down to my last move and I’ve got two color bottoms on the game board, I should be able to use up the boosters before I lose my moves to see if that helps clear the board.
So small changes would go a long way. People would still spend money on the app. I think people would spend more money if we were getting more things for free occasionally.
But it’s crack, so that’s why I rated it four stars😉
Seriously CC you increase how much gold coins cost?? You reduce the number of people who win contest and reduce the prizes, why? Why are the levels harder? Because you have increased the cost of gold coins and reduced the prizes, that tells me it’s all about the money and you have no respect or appreciation for your loyal users!! There are too many game options for you to risk losing your loyal users! Why would you do that to us?? :-( Done!! I love playing in the contest, that is what makes me keep playing versus switching to another game, unfortunately CC has made changes to their contest! Now only the person who comes in first wins a prize, oh and the prizes are a joke!! Really CC, these contest last 4 days and it takes a lot of effort and time just to place in the top 5 but you are only going to give 1st place a prize and even that prize is cheap!! How about instead of spending money on commercials you put that money into more winners and bigger rewards!! Other games make it worth your time to play them, on some of the bigger games even 20th place gets a reward but not on CC! Don’t waste your time playing, the rewards aren’t worth it! I for one am taking my money and playing other games that make it worth my time!! :-( VERY DISAPPOINTED IN THIS GAME!!