In Candy Boost you must find groups of three or more symbols of the same type. You have basically one minute to score as many points as possible. Along the way you earn however bonus seconds, so a round can easily take much longer .
You compete all the time against other players, and you can follow your rank in the high score list at the left in the game. There are token prizes for the best players every 3 and 24 hours if you play challenges, while in the normal game you can try to complete more levels than your friends.
The game includes two game modes: Standard and Challenge. Common to the two game modes, is that you basically have one minute. You earn, however, regularly 10 bonus seconds - a measurer on the left side of the screen shows how many points you need to achieve in order to get the next 10 seconds.
If you play standard games, then you should reach as high a level as possible. If you loose a level, then, you start from the same level again. In each round you must achieve a certain number of points to complete - exactly how many, you can see on the measurer at the top left of the game. The difficulty increases continuously by the number of points you need to achieve getting higher, and also by the variation of the number of types of candies.
You can play challenge on three levels of difficulty. The only difference is the number of various candies. The goal is always to score as many points as possible before time runs out. In the challenges there are prizes for the top 50 players every 3 and 24 hours, and you can still take part in the high score competition in both Normal, Hard and Expert at the same time.
You get points for how many candies you collect. For instance if you collect 12 candies in one click, you get 12 points. The number of points you get will be multiplied with your multiplier. Your multiplier starts at x1, but when you collecting candies incorporating a multiplier symbol, then your multiplies increases. By collecting a small group of 4 candies along with a multiplier symbol, then your multiplier will increase by 4, for example to x5. This means that if you collect 12 candies, they will instead provide 60 points (5 x 12).
The game features a variety of special symbols or power-ups that appear as small signs in front of the candies. When you remove a candy with one of these signs something special will happen.
- this sign indicates that all other candies of the same type will disappear when removed.
- when you remove this sign, time will stop for half a second for each candy you removed along with the sign.
- if you remove this sign, all the candies in the same row and column will be removed as well.
- the most important sign in the game - when you remove it, your multiplier will increase instead of your points. The multiplier increases by how many candies you remove together with the sign.
Tokens and Bonus spin
After each round you are awarded with tokens based on your score. Along the way, you also have the chance to win a bonus spin, by gathering the candies that the dog in the bottom left corner is thinking about.