Stars and Candy!
Let’s find out what game is the best match-three puzzle 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
Candy Crush Saga
Candy Crush Saga is the first Candy Crush game. It is a match three puzzle game made by King, and you move candies to create matches.
Best Fiends Stars
Best Fiends Stars is a match-three game made by Seriously. Best Fiends Stars is the third Best Fiends game.
My Past Experiences With the Games
Candy Crush Saga
Candy Crush Saga was one of the first mobile games I remember playing often. Overall I enjoy the game, and I like the changes made over the years.
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
Candy Crush Saga is a traditional match-three game. You move candies to create matches and solve puzzles.
In Best Fiends Stars, you create lines with pieces to make matches.
Making matches like this is a somewhat different mechanic. But I have seen some other match-three games have this mechanic.
I like the matching in Best Fiends Stars slightly more. It feels more rewarding to create long chains.
Creating standard matches is a bit old and common. So I like the Best Fiends matching better.
Level Types Compared
Both games have similar level types. I feel that Best Fiends Stars has more things in them, and the levels feel more different.
While both games have similar goals, I feel Best Fiends Stars has more fun levels and elements.
Game Events and Extra Content Compared
Best Fiends Stars have Star Pass events often. In these events, you can get rewards as you play them.
Candy Crush Saga has many types of events and extra ways to get things.
- Team-based events
- Collecting things.
Candy Crush Saga has better events and more things to do. I like the events in Candy Crush Saga overall.
Overall Gameplay Comparison
I like the basic game mechanics in Best Fiends Stars more. But I like the events and things to do in Candy Crush Saga more.
Candy Crush Saga is More Fun
I like the matching in Best Fiends Stars more. But overall, I enjoy Candy Crush Saga slightly more.
Traditional swapping match-three games are my favorite types of puzzle games. Candy Crush Saga is a bit dated and considered the stereotypical match-three game.
But I still enjoy playing the game, and I would say I like the game over most match-three games.
What Game Is Less Annoying?
Number of Ads
Candy Crush Saga has a few ads sometimes. Best Fiends Stars does not have any ads other than optional rewarded videos.
Both games can be quite annoying. They both have tiny nags often here and there.
I feel Candy Crush Saga is slightly more annoying. With how often it tries to get you to buy things and stop you from trying to end levels.
Best Fiends Stars is Less Annoying
Best Fiends Stars is slightly less annoying. The only annoyance is the Star Pass reminders.
What Game has the Better Presentation?
Best Stars is more expressive and looks more modern.
Candy Crush Saga is an old game. While King has updated the game to look better, it still is somewhat older looking.
Best Fiends Stars has better animations as well.
Best Fiends Stars sounds better overall. Best Fiends has nicer music too.
But the sounds and music in Candy Crush are OK, I suppose.
Best Fiends Stars Has the Better Presentation
Best Fiends Stars looks and sounds quite better.
I also think the fiends are very cute and I like learning more about them.
Overall Thoughts on Both Games
Both games are match-three type games.
I feel Best Fiends has more things in them. But Candy Crush has better events and extras.
Overall I slightly like Best Fiends better a tiny more.
Game Score Comparison
- Candy Crush Saga Score: 1
- Best Fiends Stars: 2
Best Fiends Stars is the Winner!
Overall I enjoy Best Fiends Stars more.
Candy Crush Saga feels familiar, and playing the game is like eating a favorite meal from a restaurant I like.
But familiarity is not always the best. I somewhat like trying newer match-three games to see what they do differently.
That is the main reason I enjoy Best Fiends Stars more.