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Release: Oct 2014
Reviewed on: iOS

Book of Life: Sugar Smash

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Good: Responsive – Flashy and colourful
Bad: Long load times between levels
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Match candies in the charming game world of Book of Life: Sugar Smash, a match three puzzle based adventure that has you collecting the required treats across nearly 100 game levels.


In these levels you’ll be helping Maria, Joaquin and Manolo to collect the yummy treats that fill the game board in order to achieve the objective for that level in a limited number of moves. The formula employed by Book of Life: Sugar Smash definitely is nothing new in this regard but the charm and general presentation of the game are some of the highest in the genre despite the lack of innovation.

It’s also one of the most flashiest experiences with plenty of ways to get the game board to explode with colour for large scores. It does this while also being very responsive even on older devices (tested on an iPhone 4S) which ensures nothing is slowing down your matching game speed. While in game action is very responsive this comes at the cost of fairly long load times in between each level.

Book of Life: Sugar Smash doesn’t waste time ramping up the difficultly of the game either and quickly increases the requirements for each level less than half a dozen games in. This difficultly is also enhanced by the strange game board shapes and obstacles that cannot be moved and limit your options to create matches.


In order to counteract this difficultly players are given a few special tricks which can be used to tip the balance back into their favour. Such as the maraca that lets you destroy a single tile and can come in handy when you find yourself just shy of your objective. Extra turns are also never fair away although will cost you a penny.

The movie tie-in elements, responsive gameplay and strong level variety that Book of Life: Sugar Smash has to offer makes it one of the stronger match three puzzle games currently available.


  • Features characters from The Book of Life.
  • Great level variety that spans across nearly 100 levels.
  • Flashy, colourful and responsive gameplay.
  • Use your available power ups to overcome difficult levels.
  • Free on Android and iOS.

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Book of Life: Sugar Smash, 8.4 out of 10 based on 14 ratings
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  1. Mary
    November 18, 2015

    I have reached level 110, this had become my favorite game, but putting so many of the clocks in with only a few seconds to match them, plus put the items in the basket, I am ready to quit! If there was only a few clocks it would be one thing, or if clocks were the only thing to match! They need more time either way!

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  2. Diana
    June 9, 2016

    I’m on Level 261, so the game has more levels than the review says. Just FYI.

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  4. Mick
    July 27, 2017

    on level 759 level seems impossible as you need 15 purple have been playing this level now for weeks and have not even seen one yet so if they are not there how are you supposed to get past that level

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    • Stacy
      August 1, 2017

      Same here Mick, weeks and no sign of purple! Maybe you have to reach a certain score?

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