Candy Crush Soda Saga

Slightly Bad
Price: Free
Ads: No
In App Purchases: Yes

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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 39 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 69 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.


17 votes
Grinding -
17 / 0 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

10 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
10 / 0 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

12 votes
Wait To Play -
12 / 0 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

12 votes
Playing by Appointment -
0 / 12 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

17 votes
Daily Rewards -
0 / 17 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

20 votes
Advertisements -
0 / 20 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

20 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 20 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 84 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 47 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.


19 votes
Premium Currency -
19 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

12 votes
Pay to Win -
12 / 0 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

16 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
16 / 0 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

15 votes
Pay to Skip -
15 / 0 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

12 votes
Pay Wall -
12 / 0 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

10 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
10 / 0 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

15 votes
Recurring Fee -
0 / 15 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

20 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 20 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

12 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 12 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 64 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 55 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.


20 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
20 / 0 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

17 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
17 / 0 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

15 votes
Reciprocity -
15 / 0 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

12 votes
Competition -
12 / 0 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

20 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
0 / 20 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

18 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 18 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

17 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
0 / 17 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 63 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 51 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.


18 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
18 / 0 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

20 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
20 / 0 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

10 votes
Illusion of Control -
10 / 0 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

15 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
15 / 0 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

19 votes
Complete the Collection -
0 / 19 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

13 votes
Variable Rewards -
0 / 13 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

19 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 19 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 272,725 votes.
Google Play:  (4.38) with 6,814,610 votes.

Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Grinding reported on Nov 18, 2019
Some levels are difficult, which means you will fail a lot and will need to repeat the level many times until you get lucky.
Infinite Treadmill reported on Nov 18, 2019
There seems to be an infinite number of levels. Its impossible to reach the end.
Pay to Win reported on Nov 18, 2019
You can pay for boosters which make hard levels easier to pass.
Friend Spam / Impersonation reported on Nov 18, 2019
There are fake people listed as your friends already when you start the game.
Pay to Skip reported on Nov 18, 2019
If you lose a level, you can pay to skip it.
Reciprocity reported on Nov 18, 2019
The game encourages you to send lives to your friends and ask friends for additional lives.
Pay Wall reported on Nov 18, 2019
At some point, the game becomes too difficult to play unless you pay to use boosters.
Illusion of Control reported on Nov 18, 2019
There are many random elements of the game that make it so you don't have as much control as you think.
Competition reported on Nov 18, 2019
There is a high score board.

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From the makers of the legendary Candy Crush Saga comes Candy Crush Soda Saga! Unqiue candies, more divine matching combinations and challenging game modes brimming with purple soda and fun!

This mouth-watering puzzle adventure will instantly quench your thirst for fun. Join Kimmy on her juicy journey to find Tiffi, by switching and matching your way through new dimensions of magical gameplay. Take on this Sodalicious Saga alone or play with friends to see who can get the highest score!

Show your competitive side in the Episode Race! Compete against other players to see who can complete levels the fastest and progress the quickest. Or work as a team in the Social Bingo feature where players work together for Sodalicious rewards!

Candy Crush Soda Saga Features:

Over 3000 match 3 Sodalicious levels

All new game modes bubbling with fun and unique candy:

Soda Switch the bottles and match candies to release purple soda to save the Candy Bears

Frosting Match candy to smash the ice and set the Candy Bears free

Honeycomb Match candies next to honeycomb to release the trapped Candy Bears

Jam Spread the jam across the board

All new candies and scrumptious new matching combinations:

Match 4 candies in a square to make a Swedish Fish!

Match 7 candies for the all new Coloring Candy!

Explore juicy new worlds and levels with even more characters!

Social Bingo

Episode Race

Mouth-watering new graphics, Candy Crush looks even tastier!

Easy and fun to play, yet challenging to fully master

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