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Blossom Blast Saga guide - How to get the biggest combos and the highest scores

Posted by Jennifer Allen on November 11th, 2015

From King, the makers of Candy Crush Saga, comes Blossom Blast Saga,a Match-3 game that requires a surprising amount of strategy.

To help you get started, here are some simple tips and tricks to ensure you achieve some great combos.

Paradise Bay - Tips, Tricks, and Strategies to Get You Started

Posted by Jennifer Allen on August 10th, 2015

[Still on the fence about downloading Paradise Bay? Have a look at our review.]

So you've just downloaded Paradise Bay and you're trying to figure out where to start? If you’re used to King’s usual output, you might be surprised at what’s here. Don’t worry, because we have a selection of tips and tricks to help get you started!

Paradise Bay Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on August 9th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: STEADY BUSYWORK
Paradise Bay is King's attempt at Farmville. It could well revive the genre.
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Travel the World by Spelling in King's New Alphabetty Saga

Posted by Jessica Fisher on June 8th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

King Digital Entertainment has launched AlphaBetty Saga, a spelling game of mousetastic proportions. You'll play as the adventerous Betty - a mouse who explores the world with her grandfather, Professor Alpha. Together they are searching for a legendary book called the Encyclopedia of Everything.

Valentine's Candy Beware! Candy Crush Saga's Valentine's Day Event Will Have You Crushing Like Crazy

Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 13th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: TASTY CHALLENGE :: Read Review »

In celebration of Valentines day on February 14, King is releasing it's first player challenge for Candy Crush Saga. You'll have to crush candies against opponents all over the world, but if you manage to decimate 1000 red candies you'll get a reward of 10 gold bars and a lollipop hammer. To help players achieve this, anyone who buys gold bars during the contest will also be granted unlimited lives for 24 hours. It is going to be a 'smashing good time' for fans of Candy Crush Saga.

"At King we’re always looking for new ways to entertain our players and continually add new content to our games,” said Sebastian Knutsson, Chief Creative Officer at King. "And this Valentine’s Day is no exception. For the first time we’ll be offering all the Candy Crush Saga players around the  world the chance to compete in a live in-game challenge. Players will have 24 hours to match 1000 red candies on any level and those that reach the target will receive some sweet in-game rewards."

You can download Candy Crush Saga for free on the App Store now, and the special event kicks off tomorrow, 2/14.

Candy Crush Soda Saga Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on November 12th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NEW TRICKS
Candy Crush Soda Saga is the latest of King's match-3 games, and it's just as fun as the rest.
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Save the Bears! Candy Crush Soda Saga Available Today

Posted by Jessica Fisher on November 11th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NEW TRICKS :: Read Review »

King Digital Entertainment has launched Candy Crush Soda Saga worldwide on iOS. Just like Candy Crush, Candy Crush Soda Saga takes place in the ‘Candy Kingdom’ - but now players have new environments, new candies, and new characters to play with.

Candy Crush Soda Saga give us five new game modes including Soda, where players must fill the board with purple soda; Soda Bears, where you free bears floating in soda; and Chocolate, where the goal is to eliminate all of the chocolate from the board.

You can check out Candy Crush Soda Saga for free on the App Store.

Diamond Digger Saga Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on September 3rd, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar ::
King's latest is a bit simpler than the usual crowd, but Diamond Digger Saga will still draw some in despite their better judgment.
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King Announces its Newest "Saga" - Diamond Digger Saga

Posted by Jessica Fisher on August 21st, 2014

Diamond Digger Saga, by King Digital Entertainment, promises to be another addictive, adorable game in the "Saga" line.

Players will get to control Diggy, a cute little guy with a glowing deedlybop on his head. Diggy mines the lands of Diamond Dale, Turquoise Meringue, and others in search of hidden treasures with help from his friends Moustache Pistache, Orange Owl, Jolly Joyphant, and Jiggly Jiraffe. Players will need to match gems and clear paths to advance through the game.

“Having already launched Diamond Digger Saga on Facebook, we’re so excited to be bringing this charming, yet challenging digger adventure to mobile devices,” says Tommy Palm, Games Guru at King, “We think players will love all aspects of this game, from the fun gameplay modes to the delightful characters, to the bright and colorful graphics. We can’t wait for fans of our games to start their mobile digging!”

Diamond Digger Saga will be available soon for free download on the App Store.

Farm Heroes Saga: Tips & Tricks To Be The Best

Posted by Joseph Bertolini on July 15th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ADDICTIVE MATCHING :: Read Review »

The Basics

Those familiar with mobile gaming will be incredibly famililar with the premise of Farm Hero Saga. Swap the squares to form a row of three or more and remove the tiles to earn points, hopefully beginning a cataclysmic chain reaction of destruction. Farm Heroes Saga exists in a world that begins on a small farm but gradually expands to include ice cover fjords, African savannahas, and fantastical locales such as prehistoric jungles and, finally, a hidden temple. This is all hours, if not weeks, of play time away though as just taking the time to scroll through the map seems to take an eternity. This quick walkthrough will help you grasp the basics in order to make Farm Heroes Saga the go to game on the subway or in the waiting room for months to come.

Starting Out

The first few levels are a walk in the park, so to speak, and the myriad of rudimentary tutorials will probably frustrate seasond veterans of the genre. Getting three stars on a puzzle is really the goal to these kinds of games and this can be done by completing it with enough moves remaining to knock out as many tiles are required for each star “level”. In “Hero Mode”, after the objective is completed, tiles randomly get bonuses and long chain reactions are seemingly easier to come across which allows for major points and a satisfying feeling after solving a tricky puzzle. It should go without saying, but you want to complete the puzzle as efficiently as possible because some are hard enough to solve with the alotted moves let alone when considering how many leftovers are there.

The main way to get ahead is either matching four or five tiles in a row or by causing chain reactions. Because the game is not timed, take your time and look for potential fours or fives and pay special attention to the consequences of your move. Getting four in a row adds additional points to surrounding tiles which means that that apple with a +2 button on it now counts for 3 apples if it is matched out. Matching 5 in a row causes every similar tile to be removed from the board which can become incredibly powerful. However, it is rare that this happens by accident so be on the lookout to set up possible 5s. There are other combinations that give out bonuses such as completing a corner of 3x3 and creating two 3s with one move.

Settling In

It is tempting at first to add moves to a tough puzzle with in-game currency but be warned it is a predictably slippery slope. I perfer to ignore it for the most part, but luckily the boosters repopulate over a lengthy time period so they can be incredibly effective if used correctly. For those playing in long stretches or multiple times a day, the long reload time will almost make it seem like they don’t really exist. It is also slightly annoying that the game puts a strange arbitrary “heart” limit on length of gameplay, but this is easily avoided by not quitting or restarting games, as every time a level isn’t played to the end, you lose a heart which slowly regenerates over five minutes or so.

What you will find as the game progresses is the inclusion of special tiles that quickly become a major pain to remove from the field.

The first of these is the flower tile which cannot be moved and needs 3 separate matches to be made in a non-diagional adjacent square. These, frustratingly, are usually placed in hard to reach spots generally around empty squares which limit the avenues for attack. The challenge comes from removing “dead zones” of unrelated tiles that inevitably stagnate around these cute little flowers. Levels will usually have you collect 5 or 6 of these and the best strategy is to try to get matches that hit more than one flower at a time. The shovel booster sometimes comes in handy late in a game with these.

The second is even more devilish than the first as it comes in two steps. First the player has to match three or more eggs in a row to form a little hatching chick and after further combining three of these hatchling chicks, you are finally rewarded with just one little bird. Matches over 3 do not count for anything extra, and no bonuses are given. The best method of attack for this is to not worry about getting the other fruits in the objective because the volume is usually fairly low and usually “accidentially” obtained by focusing on the eggs.

Going Forward

I will stop there as not to spoil anything else. By now, I am sure that you have a good head start to truly become a Farm Heroes Saga master, which is a title that will surely make every one of your friends jealous.

Pyramid Solitaire Saga Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on July 7th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: FREEMIUM SOLITAIRE
The popular Facebook card game comes to iOS and it's a fun if restrictive ride.
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Bubble Witch Saga 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Brittany Vincent on June 9th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BUBBLICIOUS
Bubble Witch Saga 2 is a much-improved update from King's original go-around with bright colors, additional challenges, and plenty of stages to complete.
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Bubbles! Cats! Witches! Bubble Witch Saga 2 is Out Now

Posted by Jessica Fisher on June 4th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BUBBLICIOUS :: Read Review »

What could be better than cats and bubble-popping action? More Cats and more bubbles! Bubble Witch Saga fans Will be happy to hear that King has just released a sequel to their popular game with new characters, lots of levels, and of course tons of bubbles. Join Stella and her two feline familiars as they seek to rid Witch Country of the evil Morgana and her dark spirits.

With over 50 levels and biweekly updates, Bubble Witch Saga 2 will keep poppers busy for hours.

Fairway Solitaire Blast Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on April 3rd, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NOT QUITE A BLAST
Fun to play in short doses, Fairway Solitaire Blast isn't quite as addictive as its predecessor was. At least not yet.
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Keyword VS. Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jordan Minor on April 1st, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: WORDS WITH ACQUAINTANCES
Keyword VS. is a pleasant way to test vocabulary with friends, strangers, and anyone in-between.
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