Bejeweled Blitz vs Candy Crush Saga
The Battle of the Match 3 Games has crossed over to Android OS
This is a good news for all those who are using Android smartphones and lamenting that one of the top most popular smartphone game ever produced - Bejeweled Blitz - is not available on Google Play so far.
The Android version of Bejeweled Blitz will be launched on Google Play today.
Bejeweled is probably the mother of all match 3 games and quite possibly the game that triggered the rise in casual gaming. Its success and game play formula was widely copied and spawned countless match 3 games but none could replicate its overwhelming success, that is until the arrival of Candy Crush Saga.
Why did Popcap changed their mind and release Bejeweled Blitz on Android?
I believe the unexpected and sudden steep rise in popularity of Candy Crush Saga - quite possibly one of the biggest ever game to hit the Android OS so far, after Angry Birds - has forced the hand of the makers of Bejeweled Blitz to release Bejeweled Blitz on the Android platform so that the Bejeweled series do not get forgotten or overshadowed by Candy Crush Saga.
While the popularity of the Samsung Galaxy S series has helped Android gain a substantial share of the smartphone OS market, some popular games or apps still remain exclusive and loyal to the Apple OS. Indeed this might change soon, starting with Bejeweled Blitz. Whether this would be the tipping point of a shift in power from Apple to Android, remains to be seen. One thing is for sure, Android users now have one more game to install on their smartphones!
If you have never played Bejeweled Blitz before, fret not, I will be releasing a post soon with some tips to help you score as much points as possible within the 60-seconds blitz and give you a fighting chance to chalk up credible scorelines to move up the score boards against your iOS Facebook friends who have enjoyed a headstart to this game.
Meanwhile, keep checking Google Play and be amongst the first to download Bejeweled Blitz for Android!