The game is programmed in a dishonest way to guarantee a desired outcome, more levels you play, more money you have to spend to be able to beat the levels.
At the beginning of most levels, boosters are landed on designated areas and landed by calculation. The one obvious evidence is while you are in the middle of the playing, the game board would show a few blank spots after multiple bombs exploded in the area where one of these spots lightning booster is going to be landed.
Also, example level 371, four boosters are shuffled only at 6 positions, but there were 68 positions boosters can be landed.
Another example, level 715, two boosters are shuffled only at 2 positions, but there were 26 positions boosters can be dropped , level 1539, four boosters are shuffled only at 4 positions, but there were 36 positions on the game board that these boosters can be dropped.
It is more common that boosters landed at the corner of the game board, landed at the positions next to icebergs, oil, amber sap and squid pathways to have these elements destroy the boosters, landed at the positions to break the formations of bomb, dynamite, warhead, and landed at the positions to obstruct the moves from winning in last a few seconds and moves.
Some players might notice that at some timed levels, (example level 476, 1445 etc.) There were some fully charged lighting boosters were dispatched only after the game was already timeout.
If the boosters are dropped randomly as the game developer declaimed (check the game help and support section for lighting) , what is the reason that it took a while(more than 10 seconds) for these fully charged lighting boosters (as many as 6 lightning bolts) to be dropped only after these timed levels were already timed out?
At some levels, the only way to beat levels is to combine two lightning boosters. However, if the game doesn’t provide any chance to do so, players won’t be able to beat the levels
so that the wining chances are solely depend on how the game to dispatch boosters.
This game also has many inconsistent rules which are used to against players from winning.
One example is the # of boosters needed for charging one lighting boosters.
On some levels that require combining two lighting boosters to beat the level, detonated at least 8 bombs for charging one lightning booster is necessary. Look at levels 1170, 1470, 1780 etc. Level 1000, detonated 4 warheads is needed for charging one lightning. However on some regular levels, detonated 3-4 firecrackers are needed for charging one lightning booster. Bombs are twice powerful on explosive radius compare to firecrackers. Warheads are 4 times powerful on explosive radius compare to firecrackers.
Another example is one element piece moves diagonally, but the other element piece next to it on the same row won’t move diagonally(it is on the position that should be able to move).
Sometimes, the boosters would be moved to opposite directions randomly against player’s will. Sometimes, elements can cross the gap and fall vertically but on some levels the elements won’t move that way.
This game also has some logical fallacies. For example, you need to claim the treasure hunt award before to press OK button which is used for confirming a level is completed. before the player claim the award, the game system still showing that level is NOT officially completed from team info panel.
There are some levels that there are two bombs or dynamites formation are arranged at beginning. However, it is very hard to beat these levels by using these two bombs or dynamites. The game suggested to start with two bombs, whenever players placed the two bombs on the game board, the game just simply break the existing two bombs/ dynamites formation, and placed these two bombs on the board so you still start with two bombs. The only difference is you just saved one or two moves. However, to be able to beat theses levels, adding one or two moves might not be good enough, look at level 588 and 600.
The example shows that game developer wants to have players to spend money for the game play enormously.
Also, I guess these levels are used for depriving the free boosters players got because on these levels, all free boosters are always landed on the positions to destroy the formation of bombs and dynamites. Look at example level 406, 885 etc. Without these bombs and dynamites to start with, players will definitely fail. There were quite some levels that I was able to beat the levels only after all of these free boosters are no longer available. It was irritating and frustrating moment whenever you have such horrible experience.
It seems to be that the game developer doesn’t care anything but the money. There were complaints about the game rewards system was too stingy over one year ago, but it seemed to be that it has been worse with every update the game released. They took out of daily aqua tasks from last update, and they also tried to reduce time frame for team chest. It had been 3 days since it was introduced last summer. It seems that the time frame for team chest was only 47 hours on one weekend.
Regardless the level is marked normal, hard, and super hard, most levels are still hard to beat by using boosters so use diamonds to add extra moves might be the only option if you don’t want to try a few dozen times to beat the same level.
The game would ask 9 diamonds for adding 5 moves whenever players run out of moves and another 12 diamonds for additional 5 moves. Basically, you need 21 diamonds to beat just one level.
However, there are very limited methods you can get diamonds for free. You won’t be able to collect 21 free diamonds within a month without beating any levels which means players need to spend money for buying diamonds and exchanging for boosters that are necessary tools for the game play.
On level 3278 so not a novice. I have not spent any money playing, but not spending requires patience, so when you lose lives you just have to wait for them to refill. I enjoy most levels and can beat the harder ones in 1-10 or so tries. I enjoy the challenge to a point. Some levels are absolutely, ridiculously, frustrating beyond no end, taking 30, 40 or more tries to win...aaargh! I too have deleted the game several times, and taken months at a time off from playing.
I agree with other reviewers about the bubbles, and also there are some levels that at a point in playing you are in a “no win” scenario—not fun! After failing the more difficult levels time after time (like the 40th time)I’d just like to just be able to pass to the next level—-maybe forfeit lives or something to compensate. Another frustrating element is when you use your bombs and they are “randomly” dispersed right next to each other. To me that defeats the advantage of the bombs. Players will understand what I’m talking about.
I dread any and all of the timed levels. I prefer to play using strategy, anticipating my next moves when possible. The timed levels are chaotic. I don’t love the oil cans when they rob you of a bomb or power-up before you can even use them.
I like the tournaments and have come in 2nd a couple of times, and appreciate the rewards.
Decorating the aquariums are cute and fun, and allow you to be creative.
All in all it’s a great game and I do recommend it. Just know at times it will get the better of you.
The only reason I down loaded this game was because I saw it as an as on another game. It was showing how you can rescue the fish by thinking of the way to modify the channels by moving arms and increasing the water flow. Come to find out none of that exists in this game! I had ONE task like that at the beginning and have not seen one since. I also spent a crap ton on decorations including some Easter decorations. Was logged off for a couple hours, logged back in and all the Easter decorations were GONE! I worked hard to earn the eggs it took me to purchase those and they lasted for a day and GONE! I decided I won’t ever spend money on this game. It’s truly not worth it! It takes you forever to win a level once you are advanced past 50 or so. It becomes redundant when there is nothing else to do but move the dots. At times the levels are so hard there is no way you can remove 72 squares in 12 moves! It’s disappointing.
I have similar issues that have been stated by other players. It is extremely frustrating when you are stuck on a level for days and try 30+ times to pass it. I think sometimes levels require you to use special items. However, if you are out of special items, you have to buy them. I try not to spend tons of money on games. I’ve spent maybe $10.00. I think the game tries to force you to spend money. I was so close to beating this level I’ve been stuck on and was down to my last couple of pieces with a whole minute left and I didn’t have any moves available anywhere near those pieces for the entire minute. I didn’t have any moves that would create bombs or rockets either.
I like the game because I like decorating the aquariums and buying fishies. But dang it is frustrating. Maybe after like 25 failed attempts the game could afford to give you a free bomb or something. Come on. :(
I’ve played Homescapes before (which if some people don’t know,it’s the same company as Homescapes,Gardenscapes,Townships,and I think they have one more game)but it way easier than Homescapes which is the only game from their company before this game.Its the perfect amount of easy and fun! I actually just downloaded it today and I’m already on level 22!(and I have only played this for 2 or 3 hours!)I LOVE THIS!!!!Except it’s clickbait.But it’s secretly fun
To the Developers:
Update:still very clickbait
My point is that the games fun but when you make it clickbait you’re wasting your time and money and it’s a fun game so you’re giving us high hopes too high of hopes
Love this app
I started playing it was great. I spent a good amount of money and I was okay with that. As I progress in the game, I got to a certain level and I would get to 27 moves and the game would shut down stating that I didn’t complete all the tasks and I had to start over and of course they were taking my lives. I had maybe 4-5 moves available before the game would stop and tell me I didn’t win this levels. I restarted my phone and uninstalled the game and nothing worked. I can’t even continue to play because this isn’t fair and I’m losing lives that I never had to chance to complete. I contacted the support team and never got a response. I’m done with this game
Would be so much better if had more lives. Please think about maybe even 5 lives for each type of game - 5 for regular, 5 for special games, not just 5 for both types. Unlimited lives would be AWESOME. Also, gifts to play hours is not fair. Players do have to work and sleep. Winning 2 or more hours and losing most of the time while not playing needs to be considered to maybe using the time when actually playing. I do enjoy playing!
In advertisements, there are games to save the fish but I have not seen it within the game. Please let me know how to access those games. I would really like to play. Thanks!
I love this game but, I have spent so much money trying to pass a level. Every time you want to continue, by spending your coins, it should not increase in coins, it should cost the same no matter how many times you need to pass the level. Stingy on rewards. Sometimes it takes more than once to pass a level, when you spend, nothing to help you pass. Pay more, what they give you to help isn’t anywhere near where you need the help. All it wants is more money!! Getting close to deleting. Disappointed with this game...
I like this game, however it is annoying that you need to spend money to make it past some levels, specifically the timed levels. I’ve played other games like this and they are a lot less stingy with the power-ups. I think the game needs to be updated to allow for more free power-up opportunities. Just not worth my time to spend days trying to get past a timed level. Too bad, because I like the concept of the game, and would be willing to spend money on it if you got more value for the amount you spend.
The advertising for this game, looked to be one way, yet it’s just another gem game. I wish the developer of this game and the other brand of games, would advertise the game properly. After downloading this game, the mansion game, and a couple others, they have truly disappointed me and so many others.
This game has cute graphics with decorations and renaming fish.
But it would be awesome to do the puzzles as advertised.
Please, please add levels with the puzzles of pulling the pins!