Pastry Paradise is another match-3 game in the same vein as Candy Crush Saga. In fact it's pretty much a straight clone of King's smash hit. It plays well enough but players can expect the same shallow gameplay and in-app purchases that are lifted almost straight from Candy Crush Saga.
The game has colorful and consistent graphics. It is completely inoffensive and great for children. The game is fun enough and is a decent distraction. If you really, REALLY, like match-3 games and have soaked up all that Candy Crush Saga has to offer, then this is a great place to pick back up.
There is no innovation in this game or memorable characters. The pastry angle is a gimmick and the game doesn't actually take any advantage of its setting. This game is a continuation of the trend of lackluster freemium games that plaster the App Store and will be extremely boring to anyone but children and those who just absolutely crave more of the match-three genre. In addition, the game has the same heart system as Candy Crush Saga, making players either pay or wait for thirty minutes to gain a heart back to play again if they expend their lives.
This game brings nothing to the table. It's absolutely boring, and the fact that this blatant clone is from Gameloft, a large mobile game producer, speaks of the unfortunate trend in mobile gaming of imitation, not innovation. This one is worth skipping as your time could be spent playing any game with a shred of originality. It gets points for playing as described, but that's about it.