by: Game Gurus • 64
Honey Heroes is the latest mobile game craze, available for iOS, Android, and Facebook. It's not your average tile based puzzler, but a unique variation on the theme that sees honeybees pollinating flowers to fill the honey bear. It's beautifully addictive.
Hailed as the thinking player’s Candy Crush, Players work with honey bees, dragonflies, butterflies and grasshoppers to clear tiles. Honey Heroes does require a bit more brain power than other games in the same genre, so it’s more suited to players who aren’t afraid to think.
Unlike other tile based games, Honey Heroes is not a match 3 style game. This unique game mechanic uses one-to-one correspondence to match the correct combination of flowers. The more flowers you pollinate the more honey you collect and the faster you progress.
Each level of Honey Heroes is slightly different, whether you have to fill the honey bear within a certain number of moves, achieve a certain point-score within a given amount of time, or unleash the adorably critters to help clear tiles in their own unique ways . It requires a degree of logic that keeps you entertained through Honey Heroes more than 80 levels, which encompass three game style mechanics: Combination, Straight Line, and ZigZag.
You're awarded up to three stars for your performance within each level, and you can return to any previous level in hope of achieving a perfect score.
Honey Heroes offers you five chances to screw up and, once you've run out of lives, you must either put down the game and wait for your health to be replenished, stock up by begging your Facebook friends for more or forking out real cash. This becomes a problem only when you get reasonably far into Honey Heroes and the difficulty ramps up, at which point the countless entirely free alternatives start to become attractive.
Various upgrades can be unlocked in the Bee Shop or collected in game: the lives booster boosts your extra lives store by 5 (no limit); clear pesticides booster clears a pesticide tile, Extra moves/time gives you 5 more steps or more time, clear web booster clears the web tiles and those pesky spiders, etc . Playing the game this way will cost money but, unless you have a serious honey sweet tooth, you needn't part with any money. If you're giving this game to a child to play, you can disable in-app purchases in your device's settings.
What's really neat about Honey Heroes, though, is the ability to pick it up and continue your game wherever you are and on whatever device you have to hand. Simply connect via your Facebook account and continue your game as you switch from iTunes to Google Play to Facebook. Facebook interaction also enables you to compete with friends, without spamming their inbox.
This cross-platform support is partly what makes Honey Heroes so addictive: when your phone runs out of juice you just pick up the tablet, and when that squeals 'charge me' you turn on the PC.
However, Honey Heroes is also popular with users because it's simple enough that anyone can pick it up and get started without instruction(although help is provided in the form of in-game tutorials), yet sufficiently difficult that you won't simply breeze through the game in an hour.
As an added bonus, you can help keep the bee’s buzzing. To combat the disappearance of honey bees, a live bee is donated every time a golden bee is found in the game. You are literally helping to save the bees by playing Honey Heroes.
Translations are built in and will auto-detect Spanish, German, French, Italian, and both Brazilian and Portugal Portuguese players.
1) You have to select all tiles in one movement by tapping and dragging. You cannot select tiles individually.
2) Often there is more than one option, some being better than others. Choose carefully.
3) Turn up/down volume and SFX independently in the settings menu.
4) The quicker you make a match the more points that are awarded.
5) Finding equivalent ratios creates wild tiles.