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Candy Crush Saga
Hard to swallow
by Matt Wales 4/12/2012
Product: Candy Crush Saga
Publisher: King
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Puzzle
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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Let's be honest: if you're a fan of match-three puzzlers, you're hardly short on choice when it comes to the App Store.

That's a bit of a hurdle for Candy Crush Saga - yet another match-three iOS puzzler - but one that's quickly overcome by the simple fact that it's cute, clever and, initially, free.

At first glance, though, there isn't much to differentiate Candy Crush Saga from other similarly-styled puzzlers out there. Your goal is simple: swipe sweets around a grid to form a line of three or more, racking up enough points in the process to proceed.

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A challenging, surprisingly imaginative match-three puzzler - but there's little reason to tolerate its free-to-play fussiness with so much stellar competition in the field
Audio/visual: 6
Gameplay: 7
Value: 5
Innovation: 6
Overall: 6
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