834731_largerI'm not sure it's possible for a game to be bigger than Candy Crush [Free] is right now, but, then again, we said the same thing about Angry Birds way back when... And now you could make a compelling argument that Candy Crush is actually bigger, as, if Facebook game achievement updates are any indication, literally every breathing human I know is playing this game.

If you're among the millions and millions of people matching pieces of candy 24/7 like my roommates and/or my grandma, you'll be happy to know that the candy kings of King.com added a whole new episode to play through called "Polkapalooza" which ups the level count to 410. That's exciting, right?

  • Noam Rathaus

    Dry day in iOS games ha?

    • one.sixty.four

      i guess so. 🙂

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      Nah, we post news about huge games. Candy Crush definitely falls in to that category, it's really hard to argue otherwise.

      • Lostpop21

        I beg to differ.

      • shadax

        These are games my four year old plays. Easily the most over marketed, cash grabbiest game I've ever seen. If I had a nickel for every time I'm redirected to it in the AppStore or tricked into accidentally tapping something to bring me to it, I'd have liked $9.75.

        If a game has to trick me into playing it, then charge me to win and progress, that's not a game.

        But I digress.

        Out of curiosity, do you have a figure of how many users actually have it on the watch list?

      • themostunclean

        CCS uses illegal digital marketing methods, cons money out of naive kids and gullible parents and I think I saw it sacrificing a virgin on a stone alter back in my woods last night. Oh, and the ads make me want to stab my eyes and ears with red-hot shrimp forks.

        This evil game should not get any more exposure than it already has.

      • otakuzod

        Tell us how you really feel.

      • DemoEvolved

        Please describe what u mean by illegal marketing methods

      • themostunclean

        It was an exaggeration, just like the rest of the post. Although I think it's funny that's the one thing you pointed out.

        It was in reference to the insane amount of intrusive advertising this game has all over the Internet that will auto-link you to the App Store if you're on an i-device. It may not be truly illegal but its aggravating and amoral.

  • one.sixty.four

    candy crush saga is at the top of the freemium evilness chart

  • http://www.youtube.com/MetalJesusRocks Metal Jesus Rocks

    Anybody remotely interested in Candy Crush, should just download the vastly superior Treasures of Montezuma 2 or 3. No IAP and just as fun (if not more so)

  • whitestatic

    Fruit Ninja is a much healthier option.

  • Xissoric

    Can someone please explain to me what is different about CCS than any other match 3 game? I really don't see the allure at all.

  • Ann Deliva

    Every day at one time or another, I can't get into the game. It freezes at 39%. Better fix that soon instead of looking at other games to do something with.