Garden Bloom is a Candy Crush style game in which you help master gardener Lucy get all her flowers in a row. Line up at least three of the same type flower to remove them from the board. Lining up four matching flowers attracts the bee, which clears an entire row or column (depending on which way it's facing). Match a horizontal and vertical row simultaneously (in a right angle or "T" shape) to produce a ladybug, which explodes and clears out all surrounding tiles. Five tiles in a row creates the butterfly, which can be combined with any tile to remove all matching tiles from the board. Combine bees, ladybugs and butterflies to produce even bigger effects. For example, merge two ladybugs to create an even bigger "bomb" effect. Unite a bee and butterfly to transform all matching colors into bees to help clear out the board.
The Garden Bloom game has many levels, in groups of 25 - with the last one being the hardest. In the first 100 levels, your goal is to collect four petals of a special bloom to create a unique flower for Lucy's garden.
As the game progresses, you'll encounter increasingly difficult challenges. For instance, some levels require you to collect a certain number of leaves. Others might require you to clear out moss or break up wooden crates by clearing adjacent tiles.
You'll also get bonuses as you progress along the game. Some bonuses allow you to start the game with a bee, ladybug or butterfly on the board. Use others, such as the beehive, trowel and garden glove, during the game to summon bees, remove individual tiles, or get a "free move."
Collect coins by watching advertisements and use them to purchase powerups. Also, if you run out of moves before completing a level, you can purchase five additional moves (if you have enough coins). The game saves your progress, so you can come back to it day after day!
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Click or tap and drag tiles to create rows or columns of matching tiles. Complete the goals (shown at the beginning of each level) before you run out of moves.
Tips and Tricks
The early stages of the game will walk you through the basics. Try to save your powerups for the times when you really need them. Before you remove a group of tiles, look above them to see what sorts of matches might be created.
Garden Bloom Review
This is a pretty fun little match-3 Candy Crush style game. I like that it has goals, such as the flower petal at the end of each "chapter" of Lucy's garden book. It's also nice that it gives you a way to earn powerups without spending real-world money. Be sure to check out all our other Color Matching games!