Who Are the Real Best Fiends?
Best Fiends and Best Fiends Stars are two games by Seriously. There are both similar style match-three games.
In this post, I am going to compare both games and decide the better best fiends game.
How the Post Works
I am going to compare both games on several key points.
- What game is more fun?
- What game is less annoying?
- What game has the better presentation?
Then I will voice my overall thoughts on both games. The game with the higher score is the winner.
Since there are three points, there will be no ties. Let’s get started!
Information About the Games
Both games are match-three games made by Seriously. Best Fiends is the first game made by Seriously. Best Fiends Stars is the third game.
Best Fiends Stars was released after Best Fiends Forever. That is not a match-three game, though.
My Past Experiences With the Games
I started to play Best Fiends after hearing about it from a YouTube video. I thought it looked fun, so I gave the game a try.
I still play the game often as there is a lot to do, and I enjoy playing it.
Best Fiends Stars
I found out about Best Fiends Stars on Google Play while looking around. I don’t play Best Fiends Stars often as Best Fiends, but I enjoy playing it.
What Game Is More Fun to Play?
Basic Game Mechanics Compared
The games play about the same. They both feature matching based on connecting pieces in a line and solving puzzles.
Both games have obstacles, and in both games, you defeat slugs.
Best Fiends Stars feels a bit more simple when compared to Best Fiends.
Best Fiends Stars feels like a traditional saga type match-three game. Best Fiends feels like a game with leveling mechanics with a match-three game attached to it.
In Best Fiends, you have multiple resources to manage, and you have to decide what fiends to level up and bring on levels.
Best Fiends Stars simplifies all of this. All upgrades and fiend selection happen automatically.
It is hard to decide what version I like better. As I like both games and I play both often.
Recently I have been playing Best Fiends Stars more often. I like that Best Friends Stars is quicker to get into and start playing.
Level Types Compared
Both games have levels that are about the same. You defeat slugs or get rid of certain obstacles.
Best Fiends Stars has slightly different obstacles and level objectives.
I like the more streamlined approach that Best Fiends Stars has.
Game Events and Extra Content Compared
The events in Best Fiends feel more seasonal and unique. They tend to be timed and require a huge time commitment to beat them.
The events in Best Fiends Stars are more simple.
Best Fiends has daily events and bonus levels you can beat. Best Fiends Stars has Star League events. These happen quite often and allow you to get free coins.
I feel the rewards and extras in Best Fiends overall are better. It has more to offer and more to do. While it can seem overwhelming, sometimes enjoy Best Fiends more.
Overall Gameplay Comparison
Best Fiends Stars is more complex, and there is a lot to manage. Best Fiends Stars is more streamlined, and it is a much simpler game to get into.
I like the games for different reasons. I like playing Best Fiends to upgrade fiends and unlock new things. I like playing Best Fiends Stars to pass the time.
Best Fiends is More Fun
I feel the first Best Fiends is slightly more fun. The game feels more interesting to play, and I feel like I accomplish more while playing it.
The events in Best Fiends are huge time sinks. But when you do complete them, it is quite satisfying.
I enjoy playing Best Fiends Stars more often. But when I have the time I enjoy Best Fiends more.
What Game Is Less Annoying?
Number of Ads
Both games only have optional ads. I suppose you could watch video ads much more often in Best Fiends for rewards.
Both games nag you do buy something almost every chance they get.
The games use sales so often I think it is a marketing trick to sell you thinks be pretending the sale price is not the normal price.
I feel Best Fiends is a bigger nag when it comes to this. But Best Fiends Stars nags you about the Star Pass quite often as well.
Best Fiends Stars is less annoying
Both games can be quite annoying sometimes. But I feel Best Fiends Stars is a somewhat more pleasant experience overall.
What Game has the Better Presentation?
Both games look about the same. Since they are both made by the same developer, this makes sense.
Both games even share some of the same characters. Best Fiends Stars introduces a few new ones.
I feel Best Fiends Stars has a slightly better look. I suppose this is because the game is newer.
The sounds and music in both games are very similar. Both games even share a few songs.
I feel it is a bit too hard to decide what game has better sounds or music since they are about the same.
Best Fiends Stars Has the Better Presentation
Best Stars looks slightly better.
Overall Thoughts on Both Games
Best Fiends has much more in it, and it feels more complex and had slightly deeper mechanics. It is not just a match-three game.
Best Fiends Stars feels like a simple match-three game like many others. It is much more simplified. I like that the game is a lot easier to get into.
Overall I like the more traditional match-three game feel to Best Fiends Stars more.
I enjoy playing the game slightly more.
Game Score Comparison
- Best Fiends: 1
- Best Fiends Stars: 2
Best Fiends Stars is the Winner!
I enjoy the depth of understanding Best Fiends. But I also enjoy the simplicity of Bet Fiends Stars.
Overall I enjoy playing Best Fiends Stars more.