Book of Life: Sugar Smash is a free to play matching game developed by SGN for iOS, Android, and Facebook inspired by the popular animated film “The Book of Life”, Book of Life: Sugar Smash puts you in the position of helping Manolo, Joaquin, and Maria to prepare for a massive fiesta by helping them to collect different kinds of charm and treats. On your adventure, you will be able to cross both the Land of the Living and the Land of the Remembered in over 500 different levels in search of the best treats around for your party.
The game is fully voiced by many of the popular actors who worked on the movie like Tatum, Channing, Ice Cube, Christina Applegate, and, Zoe Saldana. Be prepared to get sucked in with these actors engaging voices.
Here are some tips and cheats in the game
1. Start matching at the bottom
Even if most of your level’s challenges are somewhere at the top of the screen, it’s important to start matching at the bottom. This way you can trigger combos and allow the level to complete itself with the help of the incoming falling sweets. Work your way from the bottom upwards, and you’re already one step ahead of the game.
2. Solve the problem areas first.
Many levels have tricky areas that you have to free up or create matches in, like corners or squares with difficult access. Focus on completing these first because otherwise, you might find yourself at the end of the level with a single piece left, one that’s impossible to create a match for.
3. Create matches of more than three pieces
Four pieces in a row, five pieces in a row or L shapes: all these create power-up sweets, and they are extremely useful at any level as they can easily turn the tides in your favor. Always look for possibilities to create these matches and if possible, save your special sweets for later, because if you can match two special sweets, you will trigger an even greater effect, sometimes sweeping out the board and offering you a huge advantage.
Book of Life: Sugar Smash is a sweet game that you love toplayand it seems very random and luck-based, but a bit of strategy will never hurt. Every time you start a new level, check it out, find the areas where you have to work, notice the sweets that can create longer matches and use that to your advantage. Simply matching the first sweets that you see might work for the first few levels, but pretty soon you will have to think a bit before each of your moves and make sure that you always pick the right one.
5.Use Power-ups carefully
You get a bunch of different power-ups and boosts in the game for free as you play and you can get an advantage from using them, but try to resist the temptation to use them right away. As you progress through the levels, the challenges will become more and more difficult, and that’s when these power-ups come in handy. So play a level several times before deciding to use a power-up finally and only do so when you are 100% sure that you can beat that level. Otherwise it’s just a waste of power-ups and, in the end, money.
6. Connect on Facebook
If you want to get extra lives, connecting your game on Facebook is the answer. Your friends can send you lives (and you can do the same for them), so it’s always a good idea to have a backup plan in case you run out of lives when trying to beat a difficult level.
Pros and cons
- High production value.
- Popular voice actors.
- Stays true artistically to The Book of Life film.
- Must pay for additional lives.
- No notable differences to other SGN matching games.
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.