Before you judge, hear me out. I started playing Candy Crush in August –a rather mindless and addictive on line game. I vowed out of principle that I would never, ever pay money to advance to a new level. I was stuck on level 121 on and off for 3 months. The offs were the times when I decided to give up on Candy Crush, but somehow I eventually always come back to it.
Level i21 challenges you to reach the target of 75,000 in just 90 seconds while at the same time making it necessary to detonate the bombs before they detonate you. Ninety seconds is not very much time to reach the goal especially if ones fingers and brain has slowed down, as I am sure mine have or -maybe they were always in slow mode. I sometimes came close to completing the game but I was not quite good enough. Late last night when I couldn’t sleep I grabbed my I Pad and clicked on candy crush level 121. No bombs exploded and when the time was up, I was just under 100 points short of the target. I was given a choice to end the game or continue playing . To continue playing I had to purchase an extra 15 seconds of time for $.99. Maybe it was the lateness of the hour or that I was in a “What the heck Mood” but I succumbed and purchased the extra few seconds. Success! I completed the game and advanced to the next frustrating level. Will I ever succumb to temptation again? NO NEVER–well never is a long time so maybe,- actually probably but don’t tell anybody.