October 31, 2014

RIYL: Candy Crush Saga

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So you like playing Candy Crush Saga, do you? Are you in the mood for some other like-minded games that feature similar mechanics? You’re in luck! We’ve put together a handful of titles that we think you’ll appreciate. This is the start of a new series of posts for AndroidGuys called RIYL, short for “Recommended if You Like“.

The premise is simple: we select a popular or trending Android app and we highlight a few other titles that we think our readers would like. We’ll point out a few things for each app or game and tell you why we chose it for the post. Our goal is to help readers discover other great Android apps; developers, of course, benefit with the added exposure.

Recommended if you like Candy Crush Saga

Sea Stars

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Description: One touch controls are all you need to guide the incredible Sea Stars through a sea full of coins and underwater dangers. Dive deep to pick up speed and leap from the water to somersault and avoid the angry jellies and rocket crabs along your path. You start as Dante the dolphin but there are many Sea Stars to collect!

Why you’ll like it: Simple controls and cartoon-like graphics make this one an easy title to pick up. Side scrolling (2D) game which requires you to think fast but not too hard.

Where to download: Google Play (FREE)

Oh, My Brain! Block Puzzle

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Description: Block Puzzle is a fun puzzle game that’s a cross between Tetris® and Tangrams. The rules of Block Puzzle are quite simple: drag Tetris®-like blocks around the screen to FIT them into the shaded region. The pieces cannot be rotated. 2900 PUZZLES ! The game is inspired by Tetris® and Tangram.

Why you’ll like it: Starts out easy and gets increasingly harder as you progress. Only one way to complete each round, but there are nearly 3,000 to tackle!

Where to download: Google Play (FREE)

Shift It!

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Description: A contemplative and thoughtful shape shifting puzzle game with the perfect combination of eye-candy visuals and serene sounds. Radiant multicolored tiles rests on an infinite loop; aim of the game is to group same colored blocks together by simply dragging your finger across the screen.

Why you’ll like it: Simple, yet very sharp, graphics are easy on the eyes. Over 300 levels to complete, each getting progressively tougher. The three-star rating for each round keeps us coming back for a higher score.

Where to download: Google Play (FREE)

Jewels Maniac!

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Description: Are you a Jewels Maniac? If you loved diamend or jewels style games, “Jewels Maniac!” is the game that you must have. It is a classic match-3 puzzle game, just like Bejeweled. But its hexagon background blocks give it a totally different experience which make it easier to paly but more challenge to get higher score than casual match-3 jewels games.

Why you’ll like it: Tried and true match-three mechanics means you’ll pick this up in no time. You might complete the levels, but did you get three stars? High replay value, thanks to point system and rewards.

Where to download: Google Play (FREE)

Tiki Match

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Description: Slide your fingers on the screen to move the rows and columns of Tiki stones and gems. Match 3 or more stones, use rainbow blocks to help you out, and use bonus blocks to get crazy good scores! Watch out for the frost blocks and the exploding totem blocks trying to stop you from reaching your new high score!

Why you’ll like it: Multiple game modes changes things up so you don’t grow bored; familiar game play gets you going immediately. Fun and vibrant colors with just the right level of animations and sound effects.

Where to download: Google Play (FREE)