Parents' Guide to

Best Fiends

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Polished match-three game; must buy, share, or wait.

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age 8+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 10+

I'd give 5 stats if it wasn't for these issues! But it's still fun!

I really like this game. It's a lot of fun, it's semi-challenging, it's fairly easy to play which makes it nice for the younger age group. However, there are a couple things that are very frustrating. Number one- in order to advance to some levels, you have to meet certain requirements. One of them is that you have three friends and there is another one that you have to have, but I can't remember what it was. We should not be forced to have friends or certain items to be able to advance levels. Some people either can't get their friends to join or they just don't want friends. And, I do not think it is fair for a company to force you to have friends just to advance to the next level. The other thing is you cannot buy outright a VIP membership. You can only get a 24-hour VIP membership by buying coins and power-ups. And I think that is highly unfair and I don't think that it was a good decision on the developers part. If they could change those two things I would give this a five-star rating all the way across the board. But forcing people to have friends to advance is not very fair because, like I said, some people just want to play they don't want friends on a game. There should not be those kinds of requirements just to advance to another level. And if they would change the fact that you can only get a 24-hour VIP membership to giving us the option to buy it outright to where once we buy it, that's it, we've bought it and we get to keep it. If you change those two things I will give this a five-star rating. But until then I can only bring myself to do a three-star rating. Thanks for making an amazing game but change those two things and you will make a lot of players a lot more happier
age 2+

just go away, the game sucks

Your annoying commercials make me not want to play the game at all. Dont companies realize when people listen to podcasts, they have to listen to the stupid commercials all day and when your commercial sucks and it annoying, nobody wants to play sh!t! Or hear about again and again and again. BEST FEEDS, BEST FEEDS, BEST FEEDS!!!!! HA HA WE SUCK, COME PLAY BEST FEEDS!!! WE EVEN MADE THE NAME ANNOYING HAHAHA!!!

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
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It's worth knowing before you go in that the team behind Best Fiends helped to create Angry BirdsWhere's My Water, and Max Payne, so it shouldn't come as any surprise that this is an incredibly well-polished game, even if it is built around the very familiar match-three mechanic. Beyond the puzzle elements, though, there's a role-playing side -- one that's not especially detailed but that adds enough of a new spin to keep you addicted. 

Leveling up your hero dung beetles, flies, and other insects proves to be fun, and the matching puzzles don't ramp up the difficulty at too extreme a pace. The downside is that, eventually, the game's frustrating timer element will force you either to pay up or walk away when you may not want to. That timer is the frustration factor for Best Fiends, as it takes what could have been a great game and makes it merely good. 

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