It’s common knowledge that Candy Crush Saga has taken over the world. This Match Three puzzle game is more than an addictive mobile/PC pastime – it’s a movement. If any of you fans of Candy Crush Saga out there are looking for similar games, we’re here to help (or harm) you by providing more time wasters. These 15 mobile/PC puzzle games offer that same “so-hard-to-put-down” aspect that will keep most of you gamers to keep coming back for more.
Keep in mind – all of these games and Candy Crush Saga owes its very existence to Shariki.
Prepare to waste even more of your smartphone’s battery life and stare at your computer screen for hours on end. These games are perfect for Candy Crush Saga players.
This Match Three OG should be familiar to anyone who’s played an addictive puzzle game. This initial installment in the series tasks players with matching a bunch of crystals and jewels for big scoring opportunities. If you like Bejeweled, then you might as well go ahead and play Bejeweled 2, Bejeweled Twist, Bejeweled Blitz and Bejeweled 3.
14. The Treasure of Montezuma 3
The tribal culture provides the main visual backdrop for this colorful puzzler. The third game in this series of puzzlers is packed with power-up’s that are sure to push you to a massive final score. The tight time limit will keep your fingers active, so go ahead and download this puzzler. Pay some respects to The Treasures of Montezuma 3.
13. Jewel Mania
Jewel Mania is somewhat comparable to Bejeweled, but its also pretty different in some ways. You’ll mostly be matching various colorful jewels while trying to dodge pitfalls and hazardous portals. If you’re looking for a Bejeweled-like game that’s just a wee bit more action-packed, then you’ve come across the right game.
12. 10000000 (Ten Million)
Love dungeon crawlers? Can’t get enough of those deep puzzle games with RPG mechanics? Well, we might have found something new for you to get into. 10000000 operates like your usual Match Three puzzle game, but you control a tomb raider who has to combat dungeon crawlers. By matching up a bunch of swords, shields, keys etc., you’ll keep your adventurer alive and cut down all your enemies.
11. Puzzle Quest 2
Want another RPG-like Match Three game? Okay, sure thing. Here’s Puzzle Quest 2, a title that made its stay on video game consoles before it moved on over to mobile devices. There’s no time limit for this puzzler, so you can take as long as you want when trying to match up skulls and elemental spheres. There’s looting in here too, so there you go!
BraveSmart has a look that’s much different from its Match Three competitors. You take control of miniature Scotsmen as you craft small homes. Matching up these little houses eventually leads to bigger ones and so on. The Scotsmen move about while you’re putting these cribs together, which makes your experience a more complex one.
9. Cruel Jewels
There’s plenty of jewels floating around in these Match Three puzzle games. There’s a multiplayer mode that tasks you and a buddy with completing some of these wonderful matching combos we all love so much. The jewels for this mobile puzzler look even more beautiful when you pull of some inconceivable combos. Cruel Jewels is worth the effort during your daily commute.
8. Doodle Find
So there’s plenty of objects that litter the screen when you play Doodle Find. Socks, keys, cupcakes…crescent moons? Yep, they’re all here for you to match up. Difference is though, you have to use your sense of sight and memorization skills to spot similar items. Once your screen gets filled with massive amounts of junk, you’ll soon be driven mad (in a good way) by this puzzler.
7. Puzzles and Dragons
Yeah so Pokemon mixed with a dungeon crawler, Match Three puzzle game sounds dope. We’re pretty happy about this concept because it actually exists in a game called Puzzles and Dragons. You get to pace around some dingy dungeons, fight monsters and collect some of them for your own party. The puzzling mixed in with the monster collecting/RPG features make this one of the most hardcore entries on this list.
6. Dots: A Game About Connecting
This game’s simplistic presentation is more fitting for players who are troubled by Candy Crush Saga’s overly cheery visuals. Dots: A Game About Connecting is just a cool lil’ matching game that tasks you with putting together a bunch of dots. Simple. Precise. And not overly complex. And that’s why some of you will love it.
5. Farm Heroes Saga
It’s about time we headed out of poorly lit dungeons and out onto some sunny farms. Farm Heroes Saga is all about matching fruits and vegetables while you’re staring at a pretty nifty farm setting. If you’re more prone to ordering a salad and keeping a fruit cocktail close to you at lunchtime, then ditch the candy and play this puzzler.
4. Triple Town
This entry stands out from the rest of the game on this list thanks to its format. You start off on an empty board that begins to fill with small bushes, houses, bears etc. Matching these objects with the same pieces leads to bushes becoming trees, houses turning into huge strongholds and bears transforming into…TOMBSTONES? Yep! Welcome to Triple Town.
3. Puzzle Craft
Along with matching up all types of resources, Puzzle Craft changes up the formula by making you keep track of your empire. There’s forts to build, people to employ, taxes to doll out and a community to manage. Strategy heads and hardcore puzzle heads can certainly have a good time with this one.
2. Gems Journey
Gems Journey keeps the gem collecting/matching game alive with up to 160 levels and obstacles to avoid. The stages you encounter as you make your up tend to change up the format by offering different outlines. Take some time to learn the intricacies of Backplane, Shape and Collection mode so you’ll find out why this game sticks out.
1. Smiles HD
Smiles HD has an extreme case of cuteness. All the bright eyed stars, umbrellas and other assorted usable items will make anyone’s heart melt. This game is just as hard to put down and just too charming to be mad at. Cheer yourself up and match up some colorful bells and acorns.
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