No Candy Crush for BlackBerry? Check out Candy Crusher!

... or don't. It's up to you.

By Adam Zeis on 18 Jul 2013 02:03 pm
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If you're like many of other mobile gaming geeks in the world, you've no doubt heard of Candy Crush. While an official Candy Crush for BlackBerry isn't yet available, you can always sideload the official version using the debug token method, and we also know that the Android version is up and running on OS 10.2 as well. 

Thankfully those of you looking to satiate your candy addiction do have an alternative however in the form of Candy Crusher. The Android-ported game is a Candy Crush clone but it should appease those of you that absolutely need to have Candy Crush on BlackBerry.

The basis is to line up 3 or more like pieces by dragging them into the same row. Once you do they disappear and drop in a new set. Pop as many as you can before times runs out. If you've played Candy Crush before on other platforms then you should know how things work.

Playing around with it a bit the game is kind of fun but it still needs a huge amount of work and a bit of polish - but I doubt much will come of it. It's way laggy and definitely not the prettiest game I've seen. I've never played Candy Crush so I actually had to have Kevin show me how to play, and even after that I had a hard time doing much at all. The fact that it's $1.99 means I can't really recommend it as you'd essentially just be throwing the money away (though there is a free version available). It's not often that I come across a game that I delete a few minutes after buying - but this one takes the record for sure. 

What's crazy too is that the game goes by the name Candy Crush World in BlackBerry World (for search reasons I'm sure) but is actually called Candy Crusher. And on top of that the icon reads Candy Crush. Insane. 

Long story short - if you're desperate for some Candy Crush on your BlackBerry (and I mean realllllly desperate) this is it.

Candy Crusher is available for the BlackBerry Z10, Q10, PlayBook and a handful of legacy devices for $1.99.

More information/Download Candy Crusher

81 comments

amp323

To answer your first statement. No I haven't heard of Candy Crusher and I am a mobile gamer :p

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shebmiller

I too am in this boat... I have heard of bejeweled and I gather that CC isn't far from that.

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Superbuddy2007

People are butchering the reviews on this game... Well, the 2 that are there at least..

BbRitch212

I pass, i have pride. Wth is a candy crusher? Sigh

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scalemaster34

Does it allow you to connect to your friends that are playing Candy Crush?

I don't play it myself, by my wife does all the time and she is always asking for or sending stuff to people. I don't think it the game that is as important as the "social" aspect of the game.

SkypilotOfHope

Doubt it, but you can sideload Candy Crush Saga using the debug token method, and it let's you connect to Facebook, share lives, etc. Only thing you can't do is connect to the store.

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Steppschuh

You can also do it without a token if you have the new JB runtime.
http://goo.gl/I0TdG

Kevin Michaluk

Just bought it. Definitely not making into CrackBerry's Best of BlackBerry 10 app gallery.

It works. It's just really really bad game play. The lack of any sort of motion animation when you're moving candy around makes it hard to play. At least the noises when you get three or more in a row or kinda funny (at first). 

Going to leave it installed though as the icon on the homescreen at a glance is passable as Candy Crush :p

Poirots Progeny

Disgraceful! Lol

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ezapper2

I know your trying to be nice Kev but even for free I wouldn't keep it.

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Notcho

I love that crackberry Kevin pic with the topless hottie. Had it on my Z10 and my Facebook page. Worked perfect for me, seeing my name is Kevin also.

revtech

and this pic is where . . . ?

ItzBSteve2U

In that case, take down this useless post!!! Please and thank you. #SlowNewsDay

Crackberrykills

Delete that application quickly. No point in keeping something substandard on your device, sir.

ezapper2

Seriously this is no comparison to Candy Crush Saga. There is a reason why it is one of the most downloaded games. (stuck on level 350)

I can only say nice attempt on making a cool candy game but it's only worth a 3 stars and do not think this replaces CCS...

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Notcho

Candy crush! Get a life ppl.

BrandonPBaby

Says the guy posting in the comments section of a cellular phone forum.....

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Roberto Felesie

Already have the real candy crush on my phone

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2Peks1Bird

Seriously Adam? This??? SMH

Posted via my Zexy Z10, raaawrrr

Djlatino

How did this even make a post on crackberry come on guys

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jc4957

Another knock off to hold off black berry users. What a surprise

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drinka4yearz

Kevin and adam I downloaded another one for the playbook called candy crushes and its better than this one.

El Platanero

Ha I went yo download it and it asked me for permission into everything. Got deleted faster than down loaded

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brunolovesbrit

Delete this article, please!

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Leafer80

+1

Z10, PlayBook, 9810, 9000.

ajst222

Oh great! Nothing like another knockoff to get the masses to just ship over to BlackBerry

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gyubok

I'm surprised that you guys even mentioned this POS game. Really?

eldricho

Oh God.. It's the Tomb Escape and Angry Farm dilemma again xD

ARWestenberger

Ugh I remember Tomb Escape, sluggish doesn't even begin to describe it.

BlackBerry Z10 | Verizon | 10.1.0.4633

tayl0rd

Angry Farm wasn't all that bad!
Now, Angry Apes is another story. LOL

FastLane228

coming soon the Candy Licker available on all platforms..

BBM CHANNEL C000EF854 < bbry stocks*C0004ABC9

ARWestenberger

There is a free version of this game, but either way it's still a waste of device space.

BlackBerry Z10 | Verizon | 10.1.0.4633

BBMaverick

No. Just no. No, no, no. And no.

BBM: 2AEABBAC | twitter.com/heyart

rajdeep.malhi

This is sad.

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c0y3

This fake version does not even deserve to be mentioned, come on guys..

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matt4pack

The real candy crush runs great on my z10. I don't know why this game is even being brought up here.

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jsille

Agree with some friend over here, please, delete this post!!!

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Sergeant_Im

I recommend Jewel Deluxe. Quite similar to Bejeweled.

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carbon98accord

Candy Crush Saga via the BB10 web browser works best for me on the Q10.

sdwatson11

Sideload King Candy Crush works great on Q10!

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mjdimer

I'm shocked, stunned, and lost for words that you'd actually mention this knockoff sorry excuse for a game.

This very game is the reason why some people who bought a blackberry (after having an iPhone) hate their phone - in Australia you can't return the handset unless it's faulty. The game is using a recognisable name to sell itself (which should be either trademark infringement or fraud) and is everything that is wrong with the app situation on blackberry:

1. Lacking big name apps
2. Lacking quality apps
3. Allowing really poor apps through

You should now either side load, or download on your ios/android device the REAL version, and see the difference.

Shame crackberry. Shame.

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Wolf35Nine

From what I've read 49 million people are playing this game on mobile devices.
http://www.vg247.com/2013/03/27/candy-crush-saga-gets-50-million-players...
Having this game searchable in BlackBerry World would be great. No sideloading stuff. I'm considering the average person who just picked up a BlackBerry. The goal is to increase market share in the US. Without having the most popular apps on the other platforms easily available on BlackBerry World, I don't see how this is going to happen. I don't know how it works, but can't someone from BlackBerry marketing or whoever does app analysis get hooked up at http://www.appdata.com/ and do whatever it takes to get the popular apps Built for BlackBerry? Sure the new hardware and OS10 is in place, but if someone can't get simple access to the most popular apps, where is the incentive to switch? Yes BlackBerry has a loyal following, but to realize an increase in market share, they have to remove all the reasons people don't want to switch. Even the playing field for the consumer.

19GhostRider71

And yet it got approved to BlackBerry World. I play Candy Crush Saga via Facebook on my phone. It works fine.

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mjdimer

Exactly my point. There is no quality control.

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scalemaster34

Agreed

Get tired of those that say quality over quantity, and yet these knock off apps that are terrible make it in.

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sunsetberry

Just Sideload ppl its really not that hard for the real game :)

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tayl0rd

Sideloaded the real thing and it won't run on my Z10.

deslyh

Totally diff games! Bs!

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BBMaverick

If you don't feel like sideloading... just play Candy Crush Saga in your browser!

Works perfectly on my Q10!

BBM: 2AEABBAC | twitter.com/heyart

tayl0rd

But all that extra crap going on in the background of the web page drains the battery like crazy!

keith2k1

As an Android user (I miss my Bold) I will tell you that Candy Crush is not all that. Matter of fact it does more battery damage than some of my more intense games. On a side note: August 20th will be my return back to Blackberry!!!!

takeo

This game was for free until a few days ago. And not even for free it was worth the time.
(btw why do I have to pay for a game that was free and now has a price tag, if I already downloaded it for free?? Makes no sense, on ios and android it will be for free forever, once you "owned" it)

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JamesPtheNerd

Lame.
And no sound on 10.2.0.483

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AshDeezy

This is worse than just not having the app

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arnoldc

Wow, you must miss Candy Crush Saga badly. Writing an article on this, seriously?

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DementedDevil

Jeez people actually downloaded this after reading the review??? Sounds awful.

Powered by Z10 on 10.1.0.4357 via DTAC 3G

SecondLight2

In a nutshell this is what BB10 is lacking a good app eco system. It's not the app but the principle, sure Bb appworld has 100,000 apps but this knock off is a fine example of what you'll find there. BB10 seriously needs good developer support which it's seriously lacking.

joshua_sx1

It was said that there are already 50 Million users playing Candy Crush... and obviously, some people here, including myself, are still not on that number...

But if BlackBerry will keep listening to us i.e. that's a lame game, they will probably going to, either, not convert some of that 50 Million users to become BB10 users or disappointed other BB10 users who are waiting for that game to be natively available on their mobile...

No matter how lame or no-brainer the game or application is, once it becomes popular, BlackBerry shouldn't listen to guys like us, but compete with popularity... it will make them relevant... and "relevancy" is important in staying with the market...

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rjkolo

I don't know about the rest of you but I play Candy Crush Saga on my Z10 all the time. The Android port works with out a single issue.

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mnc76

This should never have been an article.

Either that or it should been titled "WAITING: Do not purchase candy crusher"

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mnc76

WARNING not WAITING

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derizzle

Not wasting my time with this one, the reviews look bad already...

Sent by Bbry Z10

Driftdreams

"Didn't win the Lotto last night?... Try a dollar scratch off"

ramond_s

i am so sick and tired of these knock off apps. blackberry really needs to stop messing with us with these and give us the real deal.

Crackberrykills

So, if the game is that bad, why do a write up on it?

bigais121

Basuda!!!

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yueytan

Lol love the honesty

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Louis Belshaw1

I've got it side loaded works perfectly, it even connects to Facebook and everything... only thing that doesn't work is the store!

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Ryan Ball

Candy crushes is good

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oohjimmy

To satisfy our hunger for Candy Crush we must eat the almost same price app knock-off, Candy Crusher. It's almost like the time I gave my son a dollar to buy me a can of coke from the grocery store. I told him he can keep the change if he bought me one. He comes back 15 minutes later and gave me a store brand soda. I was upset but not mad because the soda tasted the same and my son probably gained another 10 cents off the trip to the grocery store. Side story, I never let him buy soda for me again.

flamingcheese

How do you pause Candy Crusher on Playbook?