Candy Crush Saga is one of the most popular and successful games on both Android and IOS platform. It is also considered as one of the “Best tile-matching game of all time” with a hundred million plus downloads both on Google Play and of course, in many other app download sites.
The game is a ton of fun, addictive and engaging for all the people of all ages – the reason why it garnered fame around the globe. Let’s focus on the “addictive” bit. If you lose 5 times in a row, the game places you on time-out for the day and you have to buy your way back in. According to this article in the Guardian newspaper, you are left unsatisfied and wanting more, and you keep on buying levels until, well, you’ve spent quite a lot of money.
In this list, we will take a look at some games which we can consider as free alternatives to the Candy Crush Saga game.
5 Free Games Like Candy Crush Saga on Android
Jewels Saga is the best free Candy Crush alternative you’ll find on Android today. In Jewels Saga the different game types are legion. You get time challenges, accumulate x points before your time is up, remove bricks from behind jewels, etc. Connect more than three Jewels and you get lightning jewels, fire jewels or diamonds that will cause massive Jewel carnage when combined.
Jewels Saga gives you 200 well engineered free levels. You can purchase diamonds to help you complete level if you’re stuck, however this is not necessary. I have managed to finish the game without having to make an in-game purchase. Highly recommended.
Monster Busters is another challenging match-three game. In this game, you play along with cute, little and colored….MONSTERS! Yep, that’s right. The mechanics of this game is to have at least 3-matches of the same colored monster to gain points and of course to finish a specific level and to finally save the princess.
You can also be a hero in saving your gingerbread friends that have been jailed in the tower of monsters. This game also allows you to play with your friends or other people around the world! Monster Busters is a great game for all ages. It is entertaining, fascinating and funny at the same time.
Another popular game from the developer that brought you Aliens Invasion, Dragon Gem and Marble Saga. The Jewels Legend is a hexagonal type, match-three game first launched on the Android platform. The elements of this game is pretty similar to the classic game from Popcap Games, Bejeweled. But, to give ITREEGAMER some well-due credit, they have done a unique take on the genre with the hexagonal angle of gameplay. It took me a while to comfortably perform match-threes on a 45 degree angle, having just come from horizontal and vertical universe of Candy Crush.
The main goal of the game is to win the Jewel Stars. Conquer all levels and try to get all Jewel Stars. There are more than 200 levels and good in-game graphics and animations. There are also several Power-Ups that you can equip and use to gain more points and to finish the game quickly. Jewels Legend is a fascinating casual game and great to kill a half an hour of boredom.
Cave mania is a game developed by an Indie Game Development Studio, BonusXP and the theme here is the prehistorical era. Unlike other games on this genre, Cavemania’s game environment is based on prehistoric perils…it means that you will never encounter any fancy Jewels, sweet Candies, cute Monsters, or colorful Jellies like in the other games mentioned earlier on this list.
In this game, you are playing the role as a tribal chief whose main objective is to find your lost tribe members and to be together again after an unexpected event destroyed your community. Cavemania’s gameplay has never never been too far away from a typical match-3 puzzle game where you need to move at least 3 identical matches of the same kind (those are gold, wood, stones, vegetables etc.) and to be placed horizontally and vertically. This game features ‘unit upgrades’ where you can improve the statistics of your character, units and your buildings to help you stay longer and survive in difficult levels of the game.
Unfortunately, you have only limited number of turns per each objectives given. So you really need to focus and strategize your gameplay to easily and peacefully move on to the next level. The game consist of many challenging levels and can be played for hours. It has also a multiplayer mode where you can see the game progress of your friends and challenge them. As a whole, Cavemania showcases the best of both match-3 and deep strategy type of gameplay, the reason why it becomes a unique one on this roundup. If you are a fan of both Candy Crush Saga and Clash of Clans, this game might be just what the Caveman ordered.
Well, like the Candy Crush, it is a match three game. But in this case, you are not playing with candy. Here you also match identical fruits on the game board. These matches will turn into smoothies to fill the customers’ orders that is found at the top level of the screen. Only 3 are active at any instant, and you have a limited number of moves to complete many orders.
The smoothie-fill theme along with other types of challenges will keep the game interesting. Example of that is feeding fruits to a huge cat and making popsicles for penguins. Juice Give Juice Jam a try and experience it for yourself!