Version Reviewed: 1.1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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Do you like Candy Crush Saga and the many other games that have attempted to enjoy similar levels of success? Well then you’ll like Bee Brilliant. That’s the simplest way of summing it up, as Bee Brilliant is a lot like all the other games.
Instead of matching candies, you’re matching up cute bees with smiley faces. Connect enough bees in one run and you get special ‘busy’ bees that can then take out whole lines of tiles in one fell swoop. Elsewhere, there are power-ups to help you along the way, such as one that offers you extra moves, as well as extra busy bees. In similar Match-3 fashion, there are also different objectives. While some levels simply require you to hit a certain high score, others ask you to clear honey tiles or clear spider webs as you go along.
Some levels are pretty easy to clear within the limited number of moves offered. Soon enough though, other stages will tax you and require some planning ahead and a bit of luck. Reaching the maximum 3 stars for each stage can prove tricky after a time, too.
Of course this is a format we’ve seen before, because Bee Brilliant really is pretty derivative. It’s fun if you like that kind of thing (I do), but there’s little that's particularly different here. There are the usual plethora of energy systems and timers holding you back, along with the option to skip ahead for a price, all meaning Bee Brilliant is more of a game you dip into rather than play for a long time. Ultimately though, you’ve seen it before. And eventually, such repetition will get pretty unexciting.