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Candy Crush Saga guide - How to use special candies effectively
Ahh, Candy Crush Saga. It’s a bit like returning to an old friend, isn’t it? Familiar and comforting.
While pretty much everyone knows how to match three candies together, the trick to truly succeed is to know when and how to use your special candies.
We’ve got some great tips on how to do just that, ensuring you’ll be flying through those levels in no time.
Candy Crush Jelly Saga guide - Tips and tricks for the newbie jelly spreader
So, you’ve just downloaded Candy Crush Jelly Saga, King’s latest game, and you’re not quite sure where to begin. Don’t worry about it, as 148Apps has you covered with some helpful tips on how to get started.
Expect this one to take up your free time like Candy Crush Saga did before it.
Spread that jelly
Candy Crush Jelly Saga is different from its predecessor. Instead of trying to clear jelly, you’re actually trying to spread it around the level. It’s a subtle but important shift, so try not to forget!
Jelly is spread by making matches with candies that have already been covered with the substance. Don’t bother making matches where all the candies are free of jelly. It won’t help you here.
You’re tempted to go match crazy, right? Don’t do it. Take your time and plan each move ahead.
Like with any strategy game, you want to pay attention to the whole board and take it all in. Don’t just focus on one small area. You can accrue some handy combos this way.
Don’t forget to use special candies
Do your best to set up some great special candy combos. Match striped candies with other striped candies for profit and fun. Line up 5 candies together to create a special spotted candy that’ll clear all the gems of the same color that you match it with.
Oh, and those cute jelly fish you’ve seen in other King games? Save them for last. Always! They’ll take out a random but important candy, so they’re often a great way to tackle a tricky spot.
Battling the Jelly Queen
New to Candy Crush Jelly Saga are the Jelly Queen levels. These are the most strategy-focused stages, and they’re great.
The key here is that you’re trying to cover the level with more of your jelly than the Queen. You take it in turns to make a move and you can create special candies to give you an extra move. Plan really carefully here.
Remember though, don’t use one of her colored candies to set up a move - that will only help her out!
Now that you know the basics, why not check out our guide to beating the Jelly Queen?
What do you think of Candy Crush Jelly Saga? Is it as good as Candy Crush Saga? Got some great tips you want to share? Let us know in the comments!
Valentine's Candy Beware! Candy Crush Saga's Valentine's Day Event Will Have You Crushing Like Crazy
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.
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Diamond Digger Saga Review
King Announces its Newest "Saga" - Diamond Digger Saga
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.
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Distimo Releases Global Top 10 Grossing Apps for 2013 - Clash of Clans Lands Top Spot
Distimo released their numbers for the complete month of December - sharing the top 5 free apps, paid apps, and grossing apps for the month. With that also came the yearly analysis for the top 10 grossing apps for the year. Supercell's Clash of Clans came out on top as the number one global top grossing app on the App Store. This left Candy Crush Saga sitting in second and Supercell's other popular title, Hay Day, in third.
This Week at 148Apps: December 30-January 3, 2014
Happy New Year from 148Apps!
It's a new year and, as always, an exciting one for all of us here at 148Apps. Take a look at what we've reviewed this week, as well as our end-of-year lists, and find even more in our Reviews Archive.
2013 wrAPP-Up: Simogo's Twin Masterpieces
Most developers get one masterpiece. One magnum opus that they get to unleash on to the world. Simogo released two in 2013 alone. Both Year Walk and Device 6 were absolutely amazing experiences, not just games, and so different from almost everything else this year. --Carter Dotson
2013 wrAPP-Up: Developers, Hardware, and Carter
Sure 148Apps is known far and wide for its diverse array of app reviews, but we also love to spotlight some lesser-known developers, review the occasional piece of useful hardware, and challenge developers to duke it out in their own games. --Chris Kirby
2013 wrAPP-Up: Most Distinct Apps and Games of the Year
Every year, with thousands more apps and games being released on the App Store, it becomes increasingly difficult to single-out just which are the crème de la crème of this ever-growing iOS market – and more specifically, which of them truly set a higher standard in terms of innovation, uniqueness, and individuality. Be it a game designed for the iPhone or iPad, anything developed and released on the iOS market in this day and age has to have that special something to grab our interest and retain it for months to come. In no particular order, here are a selection of the most notable games and apps of 2013 that raised the bar in one way or another. --Lucy Ingram
2013 wrAPP-Up: Why Candy Crush Saga was the Biggest Game of the Year
Candy Crush Saga would be perhaps an ill-fitting choice for the game of 2013: it was hardly the “best” game of the year by traditional “Game of the Year” metrics, and it didn’t even release in 2013. But Candy Crush Saga was still the game that defined mobile gaming in 2013...The thing that was most fascinating about Candy Crush Saga, though? Did anyone really have an unequivocal, gushing love for it? Whenever the game would be brought up, there was always some degree of resentment toward it for being so addictive, in the sense that people just could not stop playing, paying, and bugging their Facebook friends with requests. The thing that was most fascinating about Candy Crush Saga, though? Did anyone really have an unequivocal, gushing love for it? Whenever the game would be brought up, there was always some degree of resentment toward it for being so addictive, in the sense that people just could not stop playing, paying, and bugging their Facebook friends with requests. --Carter Dotson
2013 wrAPP-up: Happy New Year's Resolution: Fitness Apps for All
It’s the same story every year: not long after the ball drops in Times Square and the champagne runs out, people all over the world face the dreaded New Year’s Resolution. After all the eggnog, fudge, and candy canes, it’s no surprise that losing weight and getting fit tops the list. And these days there are a plethora of digital goodies out there making anyone’s quest for fitness that much easier. Many of these apps even throw the motivation and inspiration in for free. In other words, you’re running out of excuses. You can thank me later. --Stacy Barnes
2013 wrAPP-Up: The App Store's Experimental Games of the Year
Cynics would have you believe that the App Store is full of Match-3 puzzle games, Endless Runners, and attempts at stealing money through a multitude of in-app purchases. OK, so the App Store isn’t perfect and those games are certainly out there (and a plentiful amount of them are still fun!), but that’s far from all that’s available. In the spirit of it being the end of the year and the ideal time to look back at what the App Store does so well, I took a look at some of the best experimental delights out there. These are titles that are a little bit different from the norm, either in terms of having a very open ended storyline or through offering a way to interact that’s unconventional. As many of us wind down for the Christmas and New Years break, it’s the perfect time to relax and try something a little different. --Jennifer Allen
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Top 10 Kickstarter Spotlights of 2013
It’s the end of the year and everyone knows what that means: Top Ten Lists. There are lists for every possible subject, and I figured that it was only appropriate if I looked back and chose ten of my favorite KickStarter projects. All of these projects were successfully funded, and were just a handful of the great KickStarter projects that I had the pleasure of choosing from during 2013. So, as they say, theres no better place to start than the beginning. --Joseph Bertolini
Fleet of One
This is a phrase I didn’t expect to say today, but Fleet Of One is a top-down shoot-em-up that’s quite different from the other space shmups. It also looks quite a bit more logical. If the player is supposed to save the galaxy, as is usually the case, then the least you can do is give him a nice ship. Rather than piloting a flying version of a hybrid compact, the player controls a giant flying saucer with more guns than an army parade. But only two of them can be active at the same time. Oops. --Tony Kuzmin
And finally, this week Pocket Gamer looked back at 2013 with the best games of the year, interviews with Simogo and Fireproof, and looked ahead to 2014 with a massive list of 50 upcoming iOS games. They also reviewed Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, handed out top tips for new iPhone and iPad owners, played the best iOS games of the week, and even chose the best app icons of 2013. See the full week in review here.