I love this game, but.....
By laker north
I have been on Level 217 for at least a couple weeks. The game is so engaging but the developers need to offer a chance to earn some complementary daily boosters. It is going to be a loser for me if the only way to love forward after a day or two requires that I pay for assists. Keys out of reach, impossible to set up a plan with limited moves. Some access points require four or more moves to open. Nope. “You can’t get there from here” and it will be easier to move on to a new game.
Original Edit: This game is less winnable the higher your level. For example, there maybe 15 or 20 or 30 moves to meet 2 or 3 challenges on a give level. If it takes a few to position, and on the next you pretty much have to reposition or everything crumbles, you run out of moves really quickly. It results in a “you can’t get there from here” feeling. Need more feee booster options!! I still play but far less often.
After being stuck on the same level for days, I realize I have to walk away from it for awhile. I never pay for boosters on any game I play, but most offer incentives to earn them pretty quickly. This one does not (unless I am missing something), and it gets very difficult to move to the next level without using multiple boosters several times, burning right through the few they offer and still not moving on. I like the concept of the game a lot (the plot line is okay, graphics interesting) but I think the game is too hard to play everyday. I am wasting too much time.
Fun at first
By Greedy greedy gameloft
The game is cool similar to other linking games with a few twists and turns. There are some frustrating aspects to the game. The first is the movement of the balls doesn’t always seem to make sense in what would happen in the real world. I do not know if this is just an intended aspect or bad design, but it is frustrating to expect a ball or two to drop only to have them seeming defy gravity or shift over and other balls to move down.
The second problem is the difficulty of the higher level, for me that means the mid 100’s. I do not mind a level being difficult, but it seems like if the initial ball drop is not in the players favor then the level becomes next to impossible.
The last thing that is seriously annoying are the birds. Sometimes I am leaving the power ups alone to be used later, and the dam birds set them off to zero effect. Annoying, annoying, annoying.
Having problems with app! Keep winning level 93 and it doesn’t move forward!
Update didn’t help
It’s still not keeping track of any diamonds collected.
Game won’t progress
I have enjoyed playing this game but now it is stuck on level 345 and won’t let me progress or move on.
I hope this is fixed soon.
Good for pass-time, fixed to lose
After reading another review, I was relieved to learn I wasn’t the only one frustrated by this game’s “unwinnability.”
Like most other King brand games, the lower the level, the easier to win... makes sense. However, once you start to get up into the hundreds, prepare to be stuck on a level for a few days before passing. Unlike their other games, the ability to collect boosters and game perks are rare. If you don’t want to pay for them (sorry, not a realistic expense), the possibility of getting boosters is timed and more than likely you’ll run out of time before passing the level.
Bringing me to my next point, it takes FOREVER to get more lives to try to pass... every now and then you can choose a city that will cut the time in half but regular life reboots take 15 minutes!
As for being fixed, I’m sure the developers are still working out the kinks (and yes, I’ve done all the updates)... but a few issues
1. I’ve played levels where I’ve collected all of the diamonds required and the game will tell me I lost. 2. The time clock to regain lives randomly stops running, and not when it’s full. 3. I’ve been stuck on a level and used the hammer booster when the diamonds have been right next to the pearl string, didn’t work, still lost. 4. There’s GOTTA be robots playing in the race to the city finish line. You’ll start a city, “at the same time as the other players,” maybe get past a level or 2, and then yet again you’ll get stuck and an hour later, one of your competitors is suddenly 17 levels ahead of you. Either they aren’t real players, they have SERIOUS free time to beat all these levels, or you’re not actually starting even close to the same time. And 5. Most of the higher levels (300+) are just repeated versions of lower levels with less moves. End rant.
Plus sides - good concept, like that the collected diamonds make jewelry to get gold bars, decent graphics, overall good game to kill time or play when you can’t fall asleep.
By Shorty shoots
All of a sudden I’m not get New items to make and it isn’t counting any of my diamonds any more has been doing that since the last piece I made I really like the game but I’m now at level 421 . Please fix this issue soon thank you. Add on update just done has not fixed all issues
Where’s the next level?
By AMMO KKSouth
I’ve played and beat lvl 171 8 times now. Each time I beat it, it brings me to lvl 170 as the next game in sequence. If I go to the map, it says I need to beat lvl 171... again. Why won’t it open lvl 172? Gold bar compensation would be appreciated as I did use them a few times to beat this groundhog level.
16Oct18 Update. Wrote the help center. they didn’t even read my question and sent a generic answer/solution from the FAQs. Good luck! Worst customer service I’ve ever received from an app company. App deleted. Have fun!
Big problems lately
By ML Teach
I used to love this game but the last week or two it keeps sending be backwards to levels I have already successfully completed. I tried to wait thinking this glitch would be fixed and it has not. I am DONE, never to return.
Game won’t advance
Multiple users have reported that they beat a level (various levels), but the game won’t advance to the next level. I also have this issue and followed the instructions, but to no avail.