A Battle of Match-Three Games
Candy Crush Saga and Best Fiends are both match-three games.
I am going to compare both of the games to decide which game is the best match-three 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 is a match-three game made by Seriously. You create lines of pieces to make matches.
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.
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.
What Game Is More Fun to Play?
Basic Game Mechanics Compared
Traditional match-three games like Candy Crush Saga can be fun. But after playing many of them, they all start to feel the same after a while.
The matching in Best Fiends feels slightly more rewarding. I enjoy trying to create the biggest chains. It is fun to use the powerups to create good matches.
I enjoy the basic mechanic found in Best Fiends more.
Level Types Compared
Both games have about the same types of levels.
Best Fiends has more options on what to do at any time. As you play the game, you unlock optional levels you can beat.
In Candy Crush Saga, there are only the overworld levels to beat.
Best Fiends has better levels.
Game Events and Extra Content Compared
Best Fiends has better events. There are more events, and they are longer and have more things to do.
Candy Crush Saga has events too. But not as many.
I like the events in Best Fiends better.
Overall Gameplay Comparison
Best Fiends has way more things in it, and there is a lot more to experience.
Candy Crush Saga is quite simple in comparison. Candy Crush Saga started the whole free-to-play match-three trend. But the game itself is pretty plain.
I somewhat enjoy the standard match-three mechanics better. But overall, I like to play Best Fiends better.
Best Fiends is More Fun
I enjoy Best Fiends more overall. Once I am in the Best Fiends loop, I quite enjoy myself.
Candy Crush Saga is more fun in short bursts, and I enjoy playing during breaks.
What Game Is Less Annoying?
Number of Ads
Candy Crush Saga has some ads occasionally. But the majority of the ads in both games are extra reward ads.
Best Fiends has many opportunities to watch ads for tiny rewards.
It feels odd stating this, but Candy Crush Saga is less annoying. But not by much.
The decision came down to the fact that I hate the constant sale spam in Best Fiends.
Candy Crush Saga is Less Annoying
It feels odd stating this but Candy Crush Saga is less annoying. But not by much.
The decision came down to the fact that I hate the constant sale spam Best Fiends does often.
What Game has the Better Presentation?
Both games look nice. I like the look of Best Fiends slightly more.
I also think the fiends are quite cute and very fun. They even have unique personalities and background stories.
I like the cartoony look of Best Fiends more than Candy Crush.
Best Fiends sounds better. I like the sounds and music better.
Candy Crush sounds nice, but the songs don’t have as much excitement as Best Fiends.
Best Fiends Has the Better Presentation
Candy Crush Saga has improved over the years, and it quite better than when the game started. But I like Best Fiends more.
Best Fiends has the better presentation.
Overall Thoughts on Both Games
Candy Crush Saga is a fun game to play in short bursts.
Best Fiends requires a bit more to get started as the game throws a lot at you. But once I am going in best Fiends, I enjoy my time.
Game Score Comparison
- Candy Crush Saga: 1
- Best Fiends: 2
Best Fiends is the Winner!
Best Fiends is a more fun game overall, and I feel that the game has a better presentation. The developers do more in the game compared to Candy Crush Saga.
While King actively maintains Candy Crush Saga. You can see advancements and improvements to Candy Crush in future games.