Now, I'm wondering if I should blame him or my friend who mentioned my latest addiction on. Whomever deserves the blame needs to be noodle whipped.
During one of our away swim meets this past winter, one of the other swim moms mentioned a game that her co-workers are all crazy about. At the time I was fighting to beat a level of Angry Birds Star Wars (which I still love, btw). Since I was at my frustration threshold with Angry Hans Solo, I downloaded the game suggested.
It is the MOST aggravating, frustrating, addictive game there is available. I hate it and love it at the same time. I do believe it is programmed to sabotage my game play. A person I introduced the game to is about 60 levels ahead of me already.
"What is this nuisance of a game?" you ask.
It is Candy Crush Saga. At first glance it looks like a sugar substitute to Bejeweled. Ha! Looks can be deceiving. The first couple of levels are sweet and cute and easy enough. But, then the tasks get increasingly frustrating. Holes are placed in the boards. You have to clear what is called jelly. Just when you get the hang of that they add double jelly.
Some of them you have to "bring down ingredients." And, just when you get used to that, they present you with squares that are tied up with black licorice. Oh, and from what I've seen of the upper levels that I have not reached yet, I will soon encounter evil chocolates that you have to keep from escaping the board. Honestly, what kind of warped mind makes a game that turns chocolates into evilness?
This game is so addictive and it has become the bane of my existence. O.k. so yes that is a bit dramatic, but seriously folks, this game drives me crazy and I cannot stop playing it. Who would have thought that a cute little game with Candyland type graphics and bright, shiney, sugary looking game pieces could be so freaking difficult? And, why oh why, when you take too long to make a move does it insist on showing you a move that will DO NOTHING to help your game play?
So if the Candy Crush Saga Gods are listening, give us lowly mortals a break and add some more moves to the levels that are especially difficult. When you have to maneuver around four mini boards, 16 moves is NOT ENOUGH! Have some pity on the sanity of your confectionery connoseurs.
Whew! I think it's time for a nap. May cooperative sugar plums always dance in your dreams!