Parents' Guide to

Candy Crush Friends Saga

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Addictive, clever, match-3 puzzler still brings sweet fun.

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Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

Cannot win, really bad.

I dislike that there are games that are un-winnable if you do not pay. I have been playing the same game for at least a week without winning. Booooo! Bad game! Really a waste of time at this point.

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Is It Any Good?

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Though treading familiar territory, this match-3 puzzle game does add some new mechanics that make it feel reasonable new. In Candy Crush Friends Saga, you once again have to line up three or more of the same kind of pieces of candy, which causes them to disappear from the board or, if you link a bunch, combine into a different piece with special abilities. Though unlike some similar games, the objective here is often less about getting a bunch of a certain kind of candy and more about uncovering sections of the board to free the candy animals trapped beneath it. This also adds some new mechanics, like a yeti who tosses snowballs that make some candies more powerful, and a little girl who uses water to make fish-shaped candies swim across the board and take out unrelated pieces. As helpful as these characters may be, though, their cutesy audio cues make them a bit annoying, especially if you're an older player. Still, with the puzzles getting increasingly more complicated and challenging, and this adding some new mechanics to a familiar but still fun form, Candy Crush Friends Saga is one sweet deal.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: November 14, 2018
  • Category: Puzzle Games
  • Publisher: King
  • Version: 1.1.9
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 9.3 or later; Android 4.4 and up
  • Last updated: June 1, 2022

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