My Candy Crush Soda Saga Experience

As I close-in on ending my experience of playing the game, Candy Crush Soda Saga by – I decided to create a short blog post about this game in order to help other game-players create a more enjoyable experience.

A colorful photo of a man holding a smartphone and playing Candy Crush.

I am currently at Level 3,753

There are currently over 9,000 levels in this game; which I think is just horrendous – it’s too much for people who want a sense of personal achievement.

If you are new to playing Candy Crush Soda Saga, be aware that there are levels that are so difficult that the only way to win the level is by having a full arsenal of boosters at your disposal. There are levels so difficult that no matter what you try by way of game-moves you will fail. This is one of my biggest frustrations about this game; it is designed to hopefully make you want to open your wallet and spend money.

If you want alternatives to Candy Crush Soda Saga (not produced by which are in the “match-3 / match-4” category; you can find many games through the Google Play Store. does not have a monopoly on the “match-3” game genre, there are others to choose from; and there are plenty which are free, not aggressive with plying you to open your wallet and lots of fun.

Here are some tips to help improve your game experience.

  • The Swedish Fish are your best friends. Quickly learning game moves to give you Swedish Fish will help you immensely in playing this game. Swedish Fish used in combination with the Color Bomb will make your game level easier.
  • Combining a Color Bomb with a Coloring Candy seems to be the ultimate booster combination that can make you the winner of a level much easier.
  • Combining a Coloring Candy with a Swedish Fish is a nice way to make things easier in a game level.
  • Do not be intimidated by the Race feature in this game. At the end of the race, the most you will receive is 5 gold bars. In my opinion, that is not enough to let yourself be filled with anxiety in an attempt to be in first place.
  • If you are on a budget, do not use the Piggy Bank. You earned gold bars through game play and takes them away from you and forces you to pay for the bars, which is not exactly fair.
  • If you are the Admin of a team; do not be shy about removing players who pass zero levels. Remember, it’s a team; and, just like in the sports world, if a team member does not add to the team’s progress, they can be removed. It is the same with Candy Crush Soda Saga. There are plenty of players that will fill the vacated spot.
  • If you win a Golden Ticket, just forget about it. If you purchase the items, you will not get as much compared to what you can purchase in the store directly.

Here are some tips for to improve the game experience.

  • At the onset of playing this game, I was filled with excitement and it was all a novel experience. As the game continued (especially after level 500), I found myself becoming bored. It’s basically the same interface with more difficult boards and I started to lose interest.
  • Change the background depending on level of play. It remains the same throughout the game.
  • A seasoned game-player of Candy Crush Soda Saga who is in the upper-levels does not need to be reminded about the Golden Ticket over and over.
  • It is quite annoying to spend time on a Hard Level and experience gratification of completing a level; only to go onto the next level which is another Hard Level. Too many Hard Levels are bunched together; spread things out with some easy levels to make the game more enjoyable.
  • One of my biggest complaints about this game is the lack of something physical that shows achievements. I would like to suggest a “Print Certificate” feature that appears sparingly throughout the game. A nice certificate hanging on my wall showing my level in the game would be really nifty. This feature could be via a dialog presented at levels 100, 500, 1000, and every 500 levels thereafter.

One last thought…

The creators of Candy Crush Soda Saga generate billions of dollars in revenue from this game. The game is designed so you spend money. The company already has enough money – they don’t need mine or yours. It’s truly sad that a great game can be so monetized that it takes away the enjoyment and fun. The developers and all the employees at could care less about your welfare – so don’t open your wallet. You’ll get hooked and before you know it (assuming you’re on a budget) you will be giving away your money to people who have no care for your well-being. It is for this reason I do not play this game any longer and I do not encourage any person to play this game. I ended my journey at Level 3,724.

Screen capture of Candy Crush Soda Saga showing Floyd Kelly at Level 3,701
Floyd Kelly at Level 3,701 on Candy Crush Soda Saga by

Over-N-Out. – Floyd

Published by Floyd Kelly

I'm a simple man living in a rural mountainous area.

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