Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Disco Bees - 3.5 Stars

What is it?

Disco Bees could be described as Candy Crush with bees instead of candy using hive shape board patterns.  For the Disco theme there is Disco music playing in the background, I chose to switch this off!

The aim of the game is to connect three or more bees of the same colour to get points and solve the puzzles by switching one bee for another, like Candy Crush.  As you progress through the levels you unlock new powerful bees that when exchanged remove even more bees from the hive.

When you start you are given five lives and each time you fail a level you lose a life. When you reach zero you can either wait 30 minutes for a new one, invite friends to play through Facebook or buy some credits. I didn't buy any credits but they are priced between £0.69 and £1.49.

As with Jelly Splash you travel through levels, again these involve you inviting friends through Facebook, and you can collect stars from the completed levels to pass through to new groups of levels.  

This app is well designed, it has bright colours and keeps its theme well.

I like this app but think like Candy Crush and Jelly Splash it will have a shelf life for me. It is good for competing with friends (I did this by text!) and it makes a change from Candy!


Now for some ratings.....

Ease of use 
This game is really easy to learn to use and it gives you instructions as you go. The first few worlds are good and challenge you but I would say as the app goes on younger children would struggle to pass the levels, so be prepared to talk them through it!

Price - 3
This is free on the Apple store to download, but if you want to buy extra lives or pass levels quicker it does cost. In comparison to Candy Crush the buying of lives is more expensive but you do get more credits for your money.

Adverts 5
I didn't notice any adverts which is always good!

Keep, jury is out or delete - Keep
For now I will keep using this app, as it passes five minutes here and there and ironically having to wait for new lives for 30 minutes allows me to move on to different things.

Where to find it:
Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/disco-bees/id707094898?mt=8