Candies 'n Curses is a 2D arcade rogue-lite game, featuring chaotic 'sugar-rushed' ghost slaying. Play as Molli Pop as you fend off hordes of adorable ghosts and mischievous bosses all within the cursed walls of a twisted mansion. Power-up with new flashlights and abilities as you level up - and join forces with ghostly pups and other spectral creatures as you work together to purge the mansion of its ghostly residents.


Candies 'n Curses is the first game from Tako Boy Studios. Developed by a team two (and with the help of a fantastic sound designer, Cesar Tovar - aka Cactus Bear), Candies 'n Curses hit the App Store and Google Play store on October 25th, 2018. Development took about 8 months for the initial release, though the team is still hard at work as they prepare new, free content updates.

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  • Vaporize ghosts with a wide array of different, upgradeable flashlights; from cursed lanterns to magical beam swords, each flashlight provides a different way to play!

  • Need an edge to help overcome a difficult stage? Players can equip Charms to their flashlights, enhancing Molli with a multitude of different abilities and power-ups! Some charms even provide Molli with companions to aid her on her ghost-stomping adventure!

  • Upon completing a stage, players can choose from a randomized set of candies and curses that will provide permanent power bonuses for the remainder of that run. Will you restore all of your hearts hoping to last longer before an untimely demise? Or will you sacrifice defense for ultimate power? The choice is yours!

  • Visit 6 different regions of the Phantom King's mansion, each teeming with a variety of dangerous ghosts and ghouls. And be prepared to face-off against a mighty boss at the end of each stage!

  • Participate in Daily Challenges that offer various rewards!

  • Enjoy beautiful, hand-crafted pixel art with fluid animation that oozes ghostly charm



Tako Boy Studios

Release Date
October 25th, 2018


Price (MSRP)
Free (with iAPs)

Phil Giarrusso

Tom Ferrer

Cesar Tovar




"It's fast, fun, and bursting with enough spooky personality to make this a quality game to revisit every October."

— 148apps


"The perfect mix of retro and modern platforming."

— Pocket Gamer


"this ones not trash"

— Pocketoid

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