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What is Suika Game, the free game, and why is it booming in Spain?

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What is Suika Game, the free game, and why is it booming in Spain?
Randy Meeks

Randy Meeks

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At this point, and after the ‘Candy Crush’ phenomenon from a few years ago (which still persists), it doesn’t speak well of a self-proclaimed “hardcore gamer” to disdain puzzle games, exploding things, and varied combinations. You’re no less of a gamer for playing a free mobile game, just like you’re not for playing on easy mode. It’s about time we let go of these complexes, and for that, there’s nothing better than the title that’s making waves worldwide, even if some are clenching their fists: ‘Suika Game’.

To cry at the fruit shop

“‘Suika Game’ is a seemingly simple game: it involves throwing a fruit against one similar to it to make them merge into a bigger one, and repeating this endlessly, in a ‘Tetris‘ style. It seems easy, yes, but the unpredictability of physics and the dependence on luck make it a game you can’t just play one round of. And when you finish, another one. There are few praises better than this one, right?

The game was released in Japan in 2021 for the Nintendo Switch eShop, where it got lost among the crowd of second-division cute games. However, suddenly, two years later, Twitch exploded with enthusiasm for ‘Suika Game,’ turning it into a sales success: in just October of this year, over three million units were sold, coinciding with its global release.”

Certainly, the fact that it costs only 2.99 euros and is easy to play for all ages influences its popularity… and it has an absolutely free browser version to test your skills! It’s not as powerful as the Switch version and has some physics flaws, but it’s basically the same, perfect to find out if the game is for you or if you should embark on more elaborate tasks.

Anyone who sees ‘Suika Game’ might think it’s a mobile game brought to consoles, but nothing could be further from the truth: Aladdin X, its creators, wanted to avoid adapting it for mobile to stand out more in the eShop. And you know what? They succeeded. In a big way. This is, so to speak, a new ‘Candy Crush’ mixed with the social interaction of ‘Among Us’. A winning combination that, frankly, is always enjoyable to play. That’s more than can be said for ‘Starfield’.

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Randy Meeks

Randy Meeks

Editor specializing in pop culture who writes for websites, magazines, books, social networks, scripts, notebooks and napkins if there are no other places to write for you.

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