Candy Crush Soda Saga – Pleasurable, Joyous, Vibrant and Colorful as Ever
Not Exactly a Sequel
Candy Crush Saga from King.com completely revolutionized the meaning of App store success. It was a huge hit on Facebook and leaped to equal success on the mobile platform. The success of Candy Crush has led to the release of other similar Sagas and the latest in the rush is Candy Crush Soda Saga. It cannot be termed as a sequel, as the original game Candy Crush Saga is still very much present in the play stores. There is no ‘2’ mentioned in the game title to make it a sequel. It is not also a spin off from the original game, as there are some differences. You can merely consider it as more of the lovable Candy Crush. It is a must have game app to be played in addition to the original game.
Gameplay and Features
The gameplay of Candy Crush Soda Saga is similar to the previous game, as you have to make similar matches. However, there are some twists in the aims and objectives of the levels. One of the major objectives in the game is to pop soda bottles by means of matching them with a similar colored candy. This will make the soda rise higher and reach the upper portion of the board. When you clear candies above this level, more and more candies start falling from the top. When you clear the candies within the soda, the new candies start floating upwards from the lower part.
Introduction of Bears
After clearing the first few levels, players are introduced to gummy bears and frosted candies. Players have to make the matches near the frosting, so that they get cleared. They have to then find the hidden bears under the frosting and make matches in order to set them free.
There are also some new types of special candies that you can generate by making specific matches. For instance, if you are able to make a match, creating a square of four similar candies, you get a fish. The fish can be combined with a similar color of candy for knocking down a block. The fish helps you accomplish the objective of that particular level. For instance, if you combine the fish with a striped candy, it will get the power of clearing the row in the direction of the stripes. You can get an awesome lot of things done using the fish.
In Candy Crush Saga, you could match five candies of the same color to create a color bomb. However, here in Candy Crush Soda Saga, apart from the color bomb, you can also create a coloring candy with seven candies matched in a row. The coloring candy can be activated by swapping it with another candy nearby. All the candies having that particular color will be changed to the color of the coloring candy. There are many levels in the game that require skills connected with using a coloring candy. If you want to succeed in clearing the levels of Candy Crush Soda Saga, you will have to analyze each movement and not waste any. You will have to look ahead to several moves rather than just one single move.
Suggestion of Matches
The match suggestion feature was already present in the original game as well, but the feature seems to have improved in Candy Crush Soda Saga. In the original game, there was a highlighting of matches when the player left the game idle for some time. In Candy Crush Soda Saga, the feature actively suggests these matches for making special candies and not merely for matching three candies, making the suggested matches much better than before.