Sugar Smash: Book of Life is a match-three game in which you have to travel across dozens of unique worlds while swapping various candies in hundreds of puzzles.
Graphics and Sound 9/10
Sugar Smash: Book of Life features nice graphics that are extremely detailed. Even the backgrounds are full of cool details, and the candies themselves look simply great – so great that you just want to taste them. There are lots of special effects that make every second of the gameplay exciting – and the sound effects match them, too. Moreover, the characters are dubbed by the original voice actors, including Channing Tatum, Ron Perlman, and Ice Cube.
The controls are not that complex: almost everything in the game can be done with just one tap, so you can be doing something else while playing it. Most of the time, you just need to swap candies and use power-ups, and that takes just a tap on the screen. The interface is also very intuitive: your score, moves left, and usable items are displayed at the top, so you need just one glance to know whether you’re making it or not.
Sugar Smash: Book of Life features typical match-three gameplay: swap candies, get three or more of them together, get more candies, and so on. However, this time everything is themed to the animated movie, and it means even the familiar characters are here to help you move through hundreds of levels. The game also has lots of various power-ups and bonuses – and new content gets added weekly, so there’s always something new for you to discover.
Lasting Appeal 7/10
Sugar Smash: Book of Life is fun and good-looking, and it has enough content to keep you busy for months, especially with new challenges and levels getting added every week. However, the levels become harder with time, and some of them are nearly impossible to beat without purchasing additional lives. That makes Sugar Smash a little less welcoming, but it’s still a great way to spend a couple of hours now and then.
Sugar Smash: Book of Life may feel like your typical match-three game, but what sets it apart is its level of detail. That includes the visual style, the original voice acting, the polished interface, and so on – it’s just that great, and if not for annoying ads and random bugs, it could be nearly perfect.
- Based on the movie
- Original voice actors
- Hundreds of levels
- Weekly additions
- Occasional freezes
- Ads are too annoying