Farm Heroes Saga is a very popular free-to-play match-3 puzzle game from the casual/social games company King released in 2013. The game is available for Facebook and iOS/Android devices.
In Farm Heroes Saga you have to swap tiles called cropsies to lines of at least 3 tiles of the same type. The cropsies e.g. look like onions, apples, carrots, and others alike. Some cute protagonists accompany you through the levels and give you helpful advices. The target is to collect a given number of specified resources before you run out of moves. In some special levels called Farm Club Levels you can recruit some animals as companions to support you completing levels. There are also some boss levels in which you have to defeat the main antagonist Rancid the raccoon who tries to destroy the farm lands. Rancid can be defeated by matching specified cropsies to reduce Rancid's Health Bar.
There are boosters available in Farm Heroes Saga to help you complete difficult levels. These boosters recharge over time or can be bought to get them immediately. Many different boosters with different powers exist - like the Magic Shovel which removes a single tile from the level or the Tractor which clears and collects an entire row of cropsies. If you manage to complete the level's target and you have some moves remaining, you can use the remaining moves in Hero Mode to gain even more cropsies and fill up your Growth Bar for more rewards.
Cropsies next to matched tiles become more valuable and will count more for your collection. There are also special tiles like flowers which cannot be swapped, but they will grow if cropsies next to them are matched. Flowers have to grow a few times before they can be collected.
There are two currencies in the game: Magic Beans and Gold Bars. Magic Beans can be earned when you complete levels successfully, but Gold Bars can only be bought. Gold Bars are more valuable and can be used to buy more moves, lives, and other useful things. Magic Beans can be invested to get power-ups in boss levels against Rancid. You have only a certain number of lives and every time you do not manage to complete a level successfully, you lose one live. When you run out of lives, you either have to wait or you have to buy more lives.
Farm Heroes Saga is one of the most popular tile-matching games available to play for free with a huge number of levels and regular updates. But for the case that you managed to complete all levels or you are stuck and want to try a different game, you should try some games like Farm Heroes Saga recommended in our similarity ranking.