Candy Crush Saga is one of the most popular online games at the moment and while there are some challenging levels, people keep coming back to the game. I play on both my laptop through the Facebook app as well as on my tablet which uses the Android version. There are pros and cons to playing on each of them but if I want to use any bonuses, perks or boosters I have to play on my laptop to be able to access them without having to buy things through the Google Play store. I never pay cash for my Facebook credits so when I do need the credits for tickets or boosters it isn’t coming out of my pocket.
Facebook Portal: If you have friends that are on Facebook this is one of the best ways to play the game; you can send and receive lives and +3 move boosters as well as seeing where your friends are in the way of progress. The downside is that if the board shuffles when you run out of possible moves you end up losing one of the moves. That can really hurt your gameplay if you have it happen five or six times in a game. The graphics are better through Facebook but there are times when there can be a huge lag if your connection is slow. One of the biggest perks to playing through Facebook is that you can use credits to buy lives or boosters as well as the tickets that you need to advance through the different train stations. The tickets are free if you ask friends but when no one is online there are times when it is just easier to spend 3 credits. You also can try this Candy Crush Cheat for some free tickets.
Android: I have a Nexus tablet and like playing Candy Crush Saga on it because you can move through all of your completed games without having to use the port module on the bottom of the screen. I can see some of my Facebook friends and send them lives but I can’t use the boosters on my account that I have from redeeming Facebook credits or from playing other King games. From a gaming standpoint, the biggest advantage is that you do not lose moves when the board shuffles. The downside is that you don’t get as many spontaneous moves (combos or cleared pieces) when the board shuffles. If you are connecting this to your Facebook account to send and receive lives and boosters, there are times when you are not going to be able to connect. Likewise, if your device decides that it wants to update when you are in the middle of a game, it will exit without saving your progress. That happened to me a couple of times and it was extremely frustrating.
Unless you have a newer iPod Touch chances are you won’t be able to get the game on your device; I tried to download it and it said that it was not compatible. I have had that happen with a couple of other apps and games but it would have been nice to have a third option to play.
If you are going to use different devices to play Candy Crush Saga you will get a new set of lives (three or five depending on how far you are in to the game) when you use them. If I am online and blow through my five lives trying to beat a level I can grab my tablet, open the app and have five lives there. One of the best things is that the gameplay and levels completed update when you go to the portal or open the game app. On Android devices you may need to refresh it to get it to update to show the levels that you have beat but I only had to disconnect from Facebook a few times to get it to update with the new information.