Who would have thought that those colorful candies can give you nothing but hours of frustration and infuriation?
Candy Crush Saga may initially look scrumptious and fun, but wait until you get to the next harder level. King, the developer of this game, has scientifically engineered the game to give us the hardest time that we could possibly experience in a game. Despite the frustration it gives us, it’s still quite a surprise how we can never let go of this game. Despite the countless time that we failed a certain level, we still persevered no matter what until we successfully make it through.
Candy Crush Saga may be an undeniably nerve-wracking and patience-testing game, but it’s not impossible to pass all the levels. Follow these hints and you’ll definitely rock the candy world.
Know the Special Candies By Heart
You are only given 5 lives to pass a certain level each day. Once you’ve used up your lives, you either wait for the next one to accumulate or you purchase them. With such a few attempts, you need to use wiser moves to plow through Candy Crush. Using special candies will surely get you that delicious combos and stretch your valuable lives.
Special candies come in three flavors:
- Striped – Any time you line up four like-colored candies in a row, you instantly create striped candies. Depending on the direction of the stripes, they can either clear an entire column or row.
- Color Bomb – Clear a line of 5 like-colored candies and you create a very powerful bomb which is the color bomb. Switching a regular candy with a color bomb instantly destroys all candies of that color on the map.
- Wrapped – You can create wrapped candies when you match 5 like-colored gems in an L or T shape. When you activate wrapped candies, the 8 squares surrounding them are cleared.
2. Bottoms Up
Consider starting at the bottom of the screen when you’re looking for moves. The few rows at the bottom of a Candy Crush board can be feeble due to lack of fresh candies. When you match the items on the bottom, you bring down fresh candies which refresh the stagnation. More importantly, you’re more likely to have secondary cascade-matches as the rows above cascade down.
3. Try and Try Again
Just like in a line of a popular Westlife song, “Try again, never stop believing”, Candy Crush has also the same principle.
Though each of the levels in the game have certain characteristics, the color and the placement of the majority of candies on the board are created randomly each time you play the level. Use this fact to your advantage now. When you encounter a certain level for the first time, evaluate it carefully. Always be on the lookout for useful special candies, ready-made 4 or 5 candy combos and the chance to deal with obstructions. If none of these is found on your board, quit the level and restart. Another smart tip: Don’t make a move yet. Backing out of a level and restarting without making any move won’t cost you any life.
4. Get Extra Lives
Though you are only given 5 lives, did you know that you don’t have to wait until tomorrow if your lives have ran out?
Well, nothing will stop you if integrity is your virtue and you’d rather wait for your next lives to get accumulated. But you should know that you have other alternative too. Instead of waiting, you can simply cheat. Getting a new set of 5 lives is as easy as adjusting the date of your smart phone or device. You can even do it as often as you need so you would literally have endless lives.
5. How to Beat Levels
Before you can move on to the next level, it’s obvious that you need to pass the current level first. And mind you, you’ll have a roller-coaster journey in Candy Crush. One minute you’re smooth sailing on this level and the next, you’re about to throw your cellphone out of frustration.
Below are some of the most notable levels that many players have a hard time playing.
It may not be the hardest level out there, but Level 17 is not a walk in the park either. To pass, you need to core at least 40,000 points and drop at least 4 ingredients. It may sound easy, but the fact that you have to accomplish these goals in just 20 moves is what complicates it.
With very limited moves, you have to create a thorough plan on how to attack this level. It may be hard dropping the ingredients on the periphery so you would want to start on the periphery and work your way in. You can drop the ingredients a whole lot easier if you use color bombs and four- and five-tile combos–striped candies.
This level can be pretty tricky, with columns of meringue dominating the bottom of the map which makes it hard for you to make matches. Destroy the meringue quickly to pass this level. Once the meringue is cleared, look for any opportunity to use a combination of special candies. A combination of wrapped and striped candies will destroy the entire rows and columns.
This is probably one of the hardest levels in Candy Crush Saga. With the odd shape of the map and only 14 moves to work with, this level can certainly keep you on the edge of your seat. The goal for this level is to clear the map of gray jelly tiles.
Though there is really no definite plan or strategy to pass the level, you just have to make sure that you’re destroying whole rows at once by creating striped candies. With a very limited number of moves, it’s imperative that you plan out each single move carefully.
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