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Juice Cubes: More Addicting than Candy Crush?

 

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Posted January 9, 2014 by

Six months ago, I discovered Candy Crush. Played by millions, rotting our brains and digital teeth bit by sugar-encrusted bit—and wait, I have to ask friends for help? Friends? Honey, please, if I wanted to socialize with people I wouldn’t be so completely absorbed in my phone! No sir, I am above all that petty garbage. There is no space in my soul for the all-encompassing cavity that the Candy Crush saga wishes to cause.

Oh, wait, but then there’s Juice Cubes.

Call Juice Cubes Rovio’s (the makers of Angry Birds) answer to Candy Crush. All it took was a bit of insomnia, the Amazon App store, and a little curiosity to coddle and ignite the little spark that became my new addiction. I mean, for starters, look at the little guys you get to kill:

cubes

Super kawaii happy fun time always!

Adorable, right?

But then, when you lose, they cry.

You guys. The fruit. It cries.

The premise of Juice Cubes is simple (and very similar to that of Candy Crush). A bunch of these adorable little turds line up and you have to match them up. Matching up three fruit simply causes them to disappear, while matching four or more create increasingly powerful boosts (e.g. fruit that blows up more stuff). You start out with five lives and zero gold bars (although eventually the game doles out a pitiful eight bars), but you can buy more of both in the in-game store—along with several other game-enhancing goodies. There are a series of levels that form a map, and moving along to each progressive map requires payment in the form of gold bars.

juice cubes

Hours of my life I will never get back. I have no regrets.

 

There are a few negatives, however. As I mentioned before, you have to pay to purchase gold bars, which you need to move on in the game. You can ask your Facebook friends to give you pieces of the next map, but then you run the risk of becoming one of those obnoxious people who inundates friends with constant game requests.

I have run into a few little quirks here and there as well. For instance, at one point, the game wouldn’t create new boosts or allow the existing ones to work properly. In other words, the game behaved as if the entire board just consisted of regular fruit. Closing and re-opening the game fixed that though, and it only happened once.

It’s hard to believe that something so simple can be so addicting, but great things come in small packages.

Now go away, and leave me to my cubes of fruit.

juice cubes

“One of us! One of us!”



Tiffany Palumbo

 
Tiffany loves books, writing, and referring to herself in the third person. Tiffany is an unabashed nerd, and thinks you should be, too. Tiffany likes to write. Tiffany write good, Tiffany thinks. Tiffany thanks you for reading her writing.


5 Comments


  1.  

    This looks about as fun as Candy Crush. I got to level 30 in that one and quit… having to have FB friends to get anywhere in these games is so frustrating! So I played Cookie Clicker for a couple weeks and let that eat away at my life =/ Stupid addicting games. Now I want to see the fruit cry though!




  2.  
    Tiffany

    It breaks your heart every time!




  3.  
    Jen Weddle

    I may have a new addiction. Sigh, as if all the other cute games on my android didn’t take up enough of my time already.




  4.  
    geoff_clapp

    I am always amazed at this kind of mindless garbage. And the fact that people pay money to play it: Snood came out in 1996. How dare you call yourself a nerd!




  5.  
    Tiffany

    I agree that there is no substitute for the classics (Snood, Commander Keen, Chex Quest), but would you turn down a free car just because it was new? I feel that a lot of these games have at least something refreshing to offer, otherwise nobody would have paid money to market them. This is all just one opinion, of course. :)





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