Great game and great series, but I still hate the pixel graphics. 80s and 90s pixel graphics were clearer than those in this series. They don't change my vote, but it's an affectation that adds nothing positive to the game.
Also stuck at 97/99 stars, level 39 with all quests done. I went through 1000 comments and found several people with the same problem but no solution. I didn't notice when I did the 20k survival badge, do you get stars for survival?
I really don't see the point of all the walking. It adds nothing to the game. There's no real challenge to it, just frustration of missing something and wasting time. The game would lose nothing by having a map you click to start the next battle.
Anyone who compares this to candy crush missed a couple thousand match three clones between it and Bejeweled. Game play is very dissatisfying, with no special pieces for matching four or five and most of the specials seem to appear randomly which removes a lot of the strategy of the genre and replaces it with mindless clicking. The graphics aren't even as good as Bejewled's graphics from 12 years ago.
Interesting, original, and not much fun. I found it more entertaining to get the first panel spinning as fast as possible and watching the marbles fly instead of following your advice to find a good balance. Last I looked I was about 30-60, and there's a major flaw: it apparently doesn't leave the final results for you to see them when time runs out.
It's a solid game and it seems like it is indeed very well programmed, but it gets way too frustrating at times when you're moving at top speed and trying to make very precise moves. The yellow dude needs to lay off the caffeine.