So many of us are watching our sugar intake, but there’s nothing to stop us from indulging in sweet, candy-themed games. Beware: They are just as addicting as chocolate.Apple apps Candy Crush Saga (Free)* — If you know anyone whose hands are cramped and he or she looks sleepy, chances are he or she is addicted to this match game. (Mobilewalla score: 99/100) Candy Blast Mania (Free)* — This match game from the makers of Jewel Mania challenges you to level up by matching candies and avoiding the evil Gummy Bear King. (Score: 98/100) Jewel World Candy Edition: Mash and Crush the Beany (Free) — This matching-candy game is a good starter, as it has an “easy” speed and no time limits. (Score: 98/100) Strawberry Shortcake Sweet Shop — Candy Maker (Free) — If your child has a sweet tooth, he or she will enjoy making sweets with Strawberry Shortcake in her virtual shop. (Score: 90/100) Candy Shoot (Free) — To make matches in Candy Shoot, you must shoot the blocking candies out of the way. Simple, but it becomes more difficult at higher levels. (Score: 89/100)Android apps Candy Smash (Free) — Candy Smash requires you to smash candies that block your matches and collect special candies to advance to higher levels. (Mobilewalla score: 98/100) Candy Frenzy (Free) — Candy Frenzy features 100 levels of match-three-game fun, some very challenging. Bright and colorful graphics keep you playing. (Score: 94/100) Candy Candie (Free)* — This game is a mash-up of matching games, coin dozers and slots; it’s truly different in the candy-game category, and difficult to master. (Score: 92/100) Candy Heroes Story (Free)* — If you want to be a Candy Hero, you must destroy any candies that block you in order to advance to higher levels. All levels in this app are free. (Score: 91/100) Candy Star (Free) — To succeed in this candy-matching game, you must match candies and find the magic star on each level to move forward. (Score: 90/100) *Available on Apple and Android.
Mobilewalla is a search and discovery engine using breakthrough technology to score every app to help consumers navigate the mobile application marketplace. Apps are scored using an algorithm that weighs several characteristics, including user ratings, position within category and staff recommendations. For more app intel, go to www.mobilewalla.com. Anindya Datta is a technologist and founder of Mobilewalla.