Top 10 Candy Crush Saga Tips & Hints (Updated with new tips!)

Top 10 Candy Crush Saga Tips & Hints (Updated)

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Read on for 10 easy to follow tips that are sure to improve your Candy Crush game!

Candy Crush Saga is a pretty looking game similar to Jewel Mania. A match 3 game, you match pieces of candies together and sometimes with variations of the candies, you unleash powerful blasts. The difficulty comes in the limited number of moves for each level, ticking bombs, regenerating chocolate squares which blocks new candies from cascading down, and the cupcakes which takes a few blasts to clear them away. Sometimes you may also be required to swap two power candies with each other as a requisite to clear the stage, other Candy Crush Saga stages require you to clear the way for cherries and hazelnuts to filter down to the bottom.


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The power candies include, the striped candies which clears horizontally or vertically, the wrapped sweets which create a blast in a square around it, the rainbow sprinkle doughnut which clears all candies of the same kind, the jelly fish which helps to clear selected candies when triggered and the pink crusted doughnut which turns candies into striped ones.

In addition to power candies, you also have power-ups for sale to help you, including a +5 moves when you have reached the end of the level and is short of moves to finish it.

As you get further ahead in this game, you will find it almost impossible to clear some stages. Therefore, to get really far in Candy Crush Saga, not only do you need plenty of time and patience, you would also need a deep pocket to purchase add ons to help you in your game.


Here are my 10 tips and cheats to play Candy Crush Saga...



Tip 1 - Stop playing this game or resist the urge to buy power ups


These add ons or power-ups mentioned above do not come cheap. Coupled with some almost impossible levels as you reach levels 100+, sometimes these power ups may not be even enough to help you clear the stage!

With this warning, you can now choose to stop playing this game altogether so as to save your heartbreak and also to preserve the health of your wallet or to continue playing at a slow progress or even remain stagnant. That is my very first and best tip I can give you for this game!


Tip 2 - Make use of the power of candies combo


Resist the urge to unleash the power candy as and when you have one. Wait for more to appear as swapping power candies with each other will release different kind of effects, you have to try to mix and match as you play along to find out which power candy will unleash which effect when swapped with another power candy.

I particularly like swapping the rainbow sprinkle with any power candy, especially rainbow sprinkle + pink crusted doughnuts combination.

Of course, rainbow sprinkle + rainbow sprinkle helps to clear every candy on the board (but not jellies which requires two blasts to clear)

Some other good combinations to bear in mind when you have the chance to unleash :-

Pink doughnuts + jelly fishes
Striped candy + wrapped candy


Tip 3 - Completing the level in minimal moves may not net you higher scores


If you are playing for high scores, if you are near to completing the level, you might want to drag the game a few more moves (if you have plenty of moves left unused) to create a few more power candies. When you finally make the finishing move, the game will unleash the remaining power candies on the board one by one and then create a power candy or jelly fish for each unused move left. Depending on the number of moves left, sometimes having too many moves left may not net you a good final score as when it comes to the final hurrah, some of the power candy effects may neutralize each other, thus preventing you from maximizing your score. This is esp true if you have more than 10 moves left.


Tip 4 - Clear chocolate squares


Chocolate squares will regenerate if you do not clear them and they can be a stumbling block if they are allowed to multiply and grow. If you are able to clear the board of all chocolate squares, they will not reappear anymore, allowing you to plan your moves in peace. However, in certain levels as you advance further, chocolate squares will regenerate no matter what, hence you still need to clear them promptly to fill your boards with as many candies as possible - more candies means more permutations to swap your candies.


Tip 5 - Clear time bombs


Don't wait. Clear them once you have the chance. If not, you will waste your effort if one of them explode as it means the end of the game.


Tip 6 - Study the board and plan your moves


Most of the stages are limited moves based instead of time based. Hence you have all the time in the world to consider your moves. Play them carefully.

When playing levels which requires you to cascade the cherries and hazelnuts, you need to study where are the exit points at the bottom of the board and how the cascade flows so that you do not waste moves matching candies which will not bring your cherries and hazelnuts nearer to the exit at all!


Tip 7 - Use striped candies to clear out of reach tiles


Some levels require you to clear the jelly from out of reach tiles. Play your striped candies carefully, dropping them to the horizontal or vertical level in line with these out of reach places, then match them. In some instances, this could be the only way to clear these tiles, i.e. using power combos or moves.


Tip 8 - Clear liquorice and locked candies as early as possible


Use striped combos to clear rows of locked candies quickly. Clearing them will allow more candies to cascade down, otherwise your moves are limited because locked candies don't get out of the way - they simply stay put until you unlock them by matching them in a row. Hence, clearing them will free you up and give you greater freedom and more movement choices.





Tip 9 - +5 Moves can help boost your final scores


If you have decided to spend money on Candy Crush Saga like no tomorrow, knowing that you are just a move away from finishing the level, buy a +5 move power up so that you have 5 added moves to your remaining moves. This will give you 5 additional power candies for the finale, helping you to score even more points at the last hurrah.

Tip 10 [Spoiler Alert] - How To Cheat at Candy Crush


This is a cheat that will get you very far in Candy Crush. Please read the following disclaimer before you attempt....

Disclaimer : Use it at your own discretion. You are aware that you shall be fully responsible for your own actions.

1) If you just want to finish up the levels as fast as possible without regards to fair play whatsoever and you are lucky enough to have a jailbroken iphone
2) Go google on IAP Free and find out how to install it on your jailbroken iphone
3) Play with free unlimited power ups and cheat your way to bragging rights in Candy Crush Saga

How are the stripes on striped candies in Candy Crush determined?


The stripes on the candy is actually determined by the move that resulted in the 4 in a row combination. For eg. If it is a upwards/downwards move that created the 4 in a row, then the resulting candy is vertically striped. Sometimes, due to cascading candies, you create a vertical row and the resulting striped candy is a vertical striped one. And another thing to note is that the candy that was moved to create the 4 in a row will turn into the striped candy.


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286 comments:

  1. What is the round pink and black spinning candy I keep seeing?

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    1. Hi Richard, do you mean the pink round sweet with a black centre? Thats a Coconut Wheel.
      The Coconut wheel can be quite useful especially in the levels where you need to bring down the cherries and chestnuts.
      It can ONLY be swapped with a candy, a stripped candy, a rainbow sprinkle candy or a wrapped candy. You can't swap it with cherries, chestnuts or licorice.
      Swapping with candy will turn turn the next 3 sweets (excluding liquorice, cherries or chestnuts) in the next rows or columns - depending on the direction you match with - into stripped candies. Use it in the right direction to your advantage.
      Swapping with a stripped candy will increase it to 6 of the next rows/columns into stripped candies.
      Swapping with a rainbow sprinkle candy will change the entire row or column of candies to stripped candies.
      Swapping with a wrapped candy will change the entire row or column of candies to wrapped candies.
      Hope this helps.

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  2. How do I earn more hammer lollipops, sprinkles and coconuts?

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    1. For Coconuts, they will appear during certain levels. It seems that there is nothing you can do to make more appear, except to purchase the boosts at the start of the game, if available.
      For Hammers, the only way to have more is to buy it. However, at the higher levels, the game might give you a few for free. So use your free ones sparingly and only for extremely tough levels and make sure you can clear the level with the use of the hammer.
      As for sprinkles, the way to earn it is to match 5 candies in a row.

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    2. It is when you have the option to ask a friend for a train ticket, or pass 3 levels in order to move on. Or... Pay to pass. They are just praying on your patience, hoping that instead of waiting 24 hours before each if the 3 levels, that you will choose to pay. It has only come up at the train station spots for me.

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  3. Y after level 33 i have to wait 24 hrs b4 each level r i have to pay/

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    1. Hi April,
      I have never encountered this problem before. The only reason I can think of could be you have ran out of lives?
      If you are talking about waiting for 24hours even though you still have remaining lives, I am afraid I have not come across this problem before. Try playing on another platform, for eg. smartphone or PC/Mac or try a different browser on your PC/Mac?
      Cheers!

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  4. I too have encountered that problem after a couple of failures on level 28. I am now having to wait 15 hours....!

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    1. With each try that you failed to clear the level, one life is taken away from you. You start with 5, when you run out, you have to wait a few hours for it to replenish or you can ask your friends to send some to you, before you can attempt again.

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  5. You just saved a lot of candy crushers out there!

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    1. Thanks for your kind comment and for visiting this website!

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  6. I love this game. I've played to 145 so far. Haven't seen any cupcakes yet. Excited. I don't like how the mobile version doesnt allow you to use the earned boosters. Keep in mind logging in to the game via a desktop will give you the chance to use them. Besides graphics are way nicer on a mobile.

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    1. Yes you are right about the earned boosters, thanks for pointing that out, fellow Candy Crusher!
      Another thing to add, the desktop version allows you to play up to Level 365 while the mobile version is lagging behind at Level 335. And if I am not wrong, if you run out of lives on the desktop, you can switch over and continue playing it on the mobile, till you run out of lives on the mobile as well!

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  7. what does collect all orders mean

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    1. On the left side you can see a number and the candy type you need to clear in order to pass the level. You must clear/collect all the indicated candy types and in the quantity required. If you see a stripped and candy wrap, it means you must match a stripped candy with a wrapped candy and so on.
      For such a level, you need to plan and prioritize your moves to clear the orders. Make those moves that would help you clear as much of the orders as possible.

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  8. Am stuck on level 65 and can't pass it been there for weeks what am I doing wrong

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    1. Just be patient and keep trying! I have been stuck at countless various levels for days or even weeks too! But sometimes, at a stroke of luck, I am able to clear it, sometimes with moves to spare and even finish with 3 stars! This game needs a bit of luck too as the candy arrangement dealt to you in each game is always different. Don't give up!

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    2. ALright Jeanie, I just went backwards to try level 65 again. To clear this level, you need to enlist the help of stripped candies to help you clear the jellies at difficult to reach corners. Best too if you can match a stripped candy with a wrapped candy for greater area of destruction. At the same time, this level has the irritating reincarnating chocolate to contend with, so make sure you finish them off early so that they do not reappear for the rest of the game, if you allow it to take over the board, it would be an even more difficult task! All the best!

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  9. How do I bring down the ingredients on level 75?

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    1. Level 75 requires you to clear the jellies. In this level, the difficult part is removing the jellies at the bottom row, the way to remove them is by making use of vertical strips candies, rainbow sprinkles (match the colours of the candies on the bottom bar), or a stripped and wrapped candy combo. Of course you could also use a lollipop, but that would cost money. Not worth it!

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  10. Do you have to pay to send others extra moves?

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    1. No, its free! When your friends are stuck at a particular level for a few days, you will be asked whether you wish to send your friends extra moves to help them. This extra moves, when used, gives an additional 3 moves to the level. Can be used only once and for that level only.
      Send it to your friends, so that when you are stuck, they will reciprocate the favour too!

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  11. What are the envelopes beside Facebook friends on the bottom of the screen for? Obviously it's mail but when I click on them am I sending my friends lives or what?

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  12. I just found this blog and I love it. Thank you. I have 5 lives at the beginning of a game. Friends send me lives and at the beginning of the game I click and collect them. But it seems as if I still only have 5 lives. Should I wait to collect the free one or what?

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog! Yes, there is a cap of 5 lives. Therefore, if your lives are full when you receive lives from your friends, it will not add on to the maximum of 5 lives (unless you have increased the maximum to 8 by purchasing the add-on). I do not think that there is a way to delay accepting the free lives from your friends till you have used yours up. When you start the game, by default it pops up all the messages, if you close it, you won't see it anymore until new lives are sent to you. Best scenario of course is that your friends are sending you lives while you are playing so that your lives are topped up as they are being used. It is mutually beneficial practice to send lives to your friends as your friends would just need to click accept and a life will be sent back to you as well.

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    2. I have found one trick that can help here. When you initially open the game, it will of course show you all the lives sent to you from friends. As you play, you use up those lives. It seems that the new lives you earn from friends as you're playing don't show up until you reload the browser. I just play through those five lives (plus any I've earned from the timer), and then reload the browser. I keep a separate browser tab open while I'm online just for Candy Crush for this purpose.

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    3. Thanks for sharing, Candy. That sounds like a tip worth trying!

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    4. I usually just close the messagethat is saying I have lives from friends by pressing the X. Then when I'm out of lives I go back to the home screen with the map and open the message then collect the lives.

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    5. ? I had 71 lives... Due to family obligation I didn't play a few days...... When I went to play they were gone.. What happened

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  13. What are the pink bows that show up on the board on various levels?

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    1. It means that you have received 3 extra moves for that level from your friends. You select it before starting the level and you will have 3 more moves to complete that level. Each extra moves given to you can be used for one game only and you cannot use it for other levels other than the level that was given to you by your friends (when you were stuck on that level for many days).

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  14. I'm on level 135 and I can't figure out what the candy/order I'm trying to collect is. I've never seen it before! Any help?!

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    1. You need to clear 6 wrapped candies of any colour for level 135. Wrapped candies are formed when you clear a T or L shaped formation.
      In my opinion, this is the hardest to collect, compared to stripped and rainbow sprinkles.

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  15. I am stuck at level 36. How do you unlock more without paying? I have already linked to Facebook and asked friends. Do they have to accept for you to be able to play?

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    1. I am afraid you need your friends to give you the ticket to pass on to the next stage. First you send them requests, then you have to wait for them to give you the tickets. Meanwhile you can go back to the earlier levels to replay them to get 3 stars. If you just want to fast track your progress, I am afraid you need to pay.

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    2. Instead of paying, I've found that if you log out of Facebook when you're cleared the gateway levels, you can play three different quests to unlock the next episode. The quests are three different levels with different point total goals you have to reach. The drawback with these is that once you beat one quest, you have to wait 24 hours to play the next quest. Once you beat all three, you can move on, then log back in to Facebook and your progress is saved. If you have active Facebook friends, I'd stick with the "ask a friend" route, if not, then the quest option would be best.

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    3. Thanks for pointing that out, Chris. I was not aware of this option. Probably works on mobile version only since you need to log in to facebook to play the desktop version.

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  16. Stuck on level 76..it said bring down 3 apples..after bringing down 5 apples and it didn't any...also said cherries...didn't see any...help...or who can I email for help...need game to count apples

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    1. Firstly, I believe the apples you referring to are the cherries that you need to bring down. For this level 76, there are three panels. To collect the cherries, you need to observe the cascade flow for this level is a little bit tricky. The cherries first cascade down from bottom panel on the left side then it will drop to the right panel before it goes to the upper panel on the left. To collect each cherry, the cherry must pass through this 3 panels and ending on the left top panel before it is counted. The most effective way to make the cherries drop down faster is to make use of stripe candies, esp vertical stripe candies, on the column that the cherries are on. If you are using horizontal strip candies, try to clear them on the top half of the screen so that candies on both the right panel and the top left panel will be cleared and the cherries will cascade down faster. Play a few times and observe and understand the cascade flow and you will understand the strategy required.

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    1. For level 136, it is important to try to clear all the icing tiles then the chocolates as early as you can so that once all chocolate tiles are eliminated off the board, they will not reappear again. This will leave you to concentrate on creating the needed stripped, wrapped and rainbow sprinkles to fulfil the orders. With a full board of playable candies, you have more options and it is easier to create the necessary candies, compared to a board constrained by chocolates and icing.

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  18. When starting a level look at the board if you don't like the arrangement you can back out if you havent made any moves and go back in and get a new arrangement. This doesn't work on timed levels.

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    1. I am not sure how your suggested method works because I have tried exiting without making a move but one life was deducted from my balance anyway. Could you elaborate on how to back out?

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    2. I'm not sure about how it works on a desktop, but I use this almost every game on my phone. Perhaps it's a mobile only thing.

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    3. Yes I just tried on my mobile and can confirm it works on mobile version only. Desktop version will just take away one live from you *Sad*

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  19. I can see up to level 380 on my laptop how far does it go and Will there be more added? Also what happens at the end and will there be an app to play these higher levels on ur phone?

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    1. For the desktop version, highest level is 380. Mobile version highest level is 335. The mobile version is always behind the desktop version. You would need to update your mobile app as and when an update is released, in order to go on and play the higher levels. There is definitely more levels to come after level 380, so wait for it.

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  20. These are great tips. Any suggestions for moving hazelnuts or chestnuts away from the outer walls on level 315? I can get the one in the middle down no problem, but the two on the sides, I'm having trouble getting them in the middle three columns to help them fall down.

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    1. I know, it is sometimes tough to get them off the corners to the exiting columns! It takes some planning to set up for this move. You have to play your moves to set up such that the two candies right on top or below or 1 top/1 below the cherry/hazelnuts are the same and hope to have a matching candy land on the left/right of the cherry/hazelnut. That is the way that you can move it to the next column. And while setting up this move, you have to keep an eye on stripped candies, wrapped candies, rainbow sprinkles or even other matches, such that they don't destroy your planned formation!
      Sometimes by stroke of luck, if you clear a huge chunk somewhere below, it may also cascade sideways to the exiting columns as the candies rush to fill up the void space.

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  21. Can you control or at least know if the stripped candy will explode horizontally or vertically before it explodes? Or is it always by chance in which direction it explodes?

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    1. No its not random, you can tell whether it is horizontal or vertical. Just look at the strips on the candy itself. Vertical strips means vertical damage, horizontal strips means horizontal damage.

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    2. Ahhh!! Thanks, I've been trying to figure this one out too!

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    3. LOL, Ashlie. You learn something new every day :)

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    4. I realized that the horizontal striped candies are generated when you make a vertical row of four and the vertical striped candies when you make a horizontal row of four...

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    5. Hi, most of the time it holds true. However, the strips on the candy is actually determined by the move that resulted in the 4 in a row combination. For eg. If it is a upwards/downwards move that created the 4 in a row, then the resulting candy is vertically stripped. Sometimes, due to cascading candies, you create a vertical row and the resulting stripped candy is a vertical strip one. And another thing to note is that the candy that was moved to create the 4 in a row will turn into the stripped candy.

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  22. How are points calculated in the timed versions where you need lots of points. I can't out which moves earn the most points.

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    1. The points calculation are same in all levels. To get higher scores in timed mode, you need to play big explosive moves as much as you can. For eg. matching a rainbow sprinkles with any stripped candy, matching two wrapped candies together and other mega explosive combos mentioned in my post. However, making explosive moves are not enough, you need to ensure that you extend your time by matching those +5 seconds candies so that you still longer in the game and earn more points. These +5 candies appear whenever there is 3 or more consecutive match in one move.

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  23. what are the "lucky candies" and how do i use them??

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    1. Do you mean the candies with a tick on them? You just match them with the same colour candies and a surprise will appear. These are not lucky candies all the time, you may get a bomb or a chocolate or something. Other times, you could get stripped or wrapped candies or even rainbow sprinkles, if you are lucky.

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  24. One hint I did not see on here for all of you die hards......

    Free lives........just change the date on whatever device you are playing on....Run out of lives just move ahead a day in the date/settings
    I refuse to buy anything for this game and am moving slowly lol. Did just start a few weeks ago....am up to level 37....like I said slow...good luck all!


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    1. Nice, thanks for visiting. Hope the tips on this site helps you move up a little bit faster.

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  25. I've found that if you don't accept or x out of the screen where you get lives &extra moves from friends on your mobile device you can save as many as you want & you won't lose them. They just sit in your mail box until you are ready to use them. But I have noticed that sometime I can use extra moves & sometimes they don't work. But it always works on extra lives.

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    1. Thanks for sharing the tip. Your tip has been featured in the post! Keep sharing if you find new tips/hints!

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  26. Why is level 342 so difficult? I've cleared all the top jellies, but can't see which of the rocks have the hidden jelly to clear, and there are so few moves to make massive combos. It is so hard to leave the jelly fishes until the end to clear the hidden jellies. Any tips please?

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    1. You are not alone! I remember it took me more than a week to finally clear this level! The jellies hidden under the icing cupcakes are random for each level and there is no way to tell which of them is hiding a jelly. Thats why your strategy of leaving the jelly fishes until the end is correct, because that is the only way to clear the jellies. You will not be able to crack all of the cupcakes within the normal moves allocated, so do not bother. Just concentrate on clearing the top first line of cupcakes, it will make your task much easier. Using mega combos like strip with wrapped candies would also help to destroy the hidden jellies. A fish matched with a rainbow sprinkles would also help because it will mutate into many fishes and help clear a lot of tiles! If you can leave the fishes untouched until you have cleared the top line of cupcakes, you should be able to clear this stage. But thats a task by itself. Finally, don't give up! Candy Crushers are not quitters!

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  27. I'm on LEVEL 30 & can't do it - so I think I'll stop now!!!! LEVEL 342!!!!!! Ok either you're very clever or you need to get a life or both! ;)

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    1. We probably started playing this game way earlier than you, that's why we are so far ahead.

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  28. Here's a simple trick yet useful........

    Whenever you start a level ( don't make any move yet ) on the mobile version of CC , you can actually hit the arrow button on the bottom left to display the option menu and select exit just to bring you back to the world map then enter back where you left off......purpose of doing this is to shuffle the candy placement on the level you are currently on. Before you make any move pan around the whole candy placement, look for any possible combo moves, if its doesn't favour you just hit exit and come back again without touching any candy.

    With this method , you get easy candy combo.

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    1. Hi, thanks for sharing! I tried it on the mobile version and it works! Does not work for the desktop version though.

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  29. there's an area to the left of the board at the top that has drop down menus to send gifts to friends. what is it sending?
    Thanks for the great blog!! it has helped me a lot!

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    1. It is sending various boosters to your friends. Note that you have to PAY to send out these gifts. This is different from sending lives to your friends which is FREE.

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  30. Is there a way to turn off "hints". I want to figure it out for myself, not see a piece of flashing candy saying, "look here, you dummy!"

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    1. I don't think you can do anything about it except to ignore the flashing. At least, not that I know of.

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  31. Found all of this very useful. I am enjoying the challenge of this game. Currently on level 135 and really struggling to get L and T shapes to complete the level. Not sure how much more my 60 year old brain can cope with. I have been given a free pink tick for this game but dare not use it as I don't know how to. Can you help?

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    1. Thanks for visiting. Young or old, we all enjoy this game don't we? Thats the reason why it is so popular! If you mean the pink candy with a tick, thats a lucky candy that will turn into a useful candy when it is matched with its own coloured candies. Wrapped candies are probably the most difficult to get. You either have to hope for luck or to be hardworking enough to scrutinize the game board before each move! I would rather leave it to luck, just keep playing it till you get the required number of wrapped candies. Sometimes by stroke of luck, wrapped candies get formed by itself from the cascading candies. I remember I took a few tries for this level before I finally cleared it too! So dont give up, my friend!

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    2. Hi, Janis. Just keep trying. I'm on that level, too. And will keep on trying until I get it. I'm 70, BTW. You're just a youngster!

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  32. Help me! I'm stuck on level 98 and really, really confused about the time bombs! Can you give me an explanation as to what they are and how the work....and how to handle them....PLEASE!

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    1. The number on the time bomb indicates the number of moves left before the time bomb will explode and end your game. To get rid of them, you need to match them with same coloured candies or using explosive effects with the other special candies. On some levels, the time bombs will reappear again and again, adding challenge to the level.

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  33. When I accept extra moves from friends, they dont show up. I am playing the mobile Android version. What am I doing wrong?

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    1. Extra moves given by your friends are specifically meant for that level only. Before you start the game, you will see a pink ribbon as one of the options of boosters. If you have an extra moves for that level, you can select it and your next game will have 3 extra moves. Take note, you must select it before you start the game, you cannot select it in mid-game.

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  34. I cannot get past lvl 323 help please!

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    1. This level requires you to use as many stripped candies / wrapped candies so that you can get more mileage with each move. So watch out for any 4 in a row to create stripped candies. The cascading is a bit confusing but just ignore it and use stripped candies to destroy jellies across the four squares.

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    2. Its really hard ive been trying all day! Urrrrghh!

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    3. I have been stuck for weeks on one or two of the levels before!

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  35. My version of CC must have updated - I no longer have the option to 'ask friends' for lives! It comes up with 'claim offer' That only brings up the Pet Rescue Saga Game - which I don't want to play! It used to let you ask friends for lives & occasionally give you the option to watch an ad & get a free life. How can we still ask friends????? Not liking this new update!!! {this is on my computer - not my phone}

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    1. I think it is by random because I get the various 3 options at times.

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    2. just spent an hour clicking away - only get the 'claim offer' and 'buy' options - no longer get the 'free life' for watching an ad option (not that big of a deal) and no longer get the 'ask friends' option - can't play if you can't ask for lives - waiting around for the life every half hour is too ridiculous - really don't like this update {my husbands CC hasn't updated to this yet....} I'm done unless/until they bring that option back - I was up to level 245 :(

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    3. It would be a shame to give up at level 245! How do you update a desktop version of CC? I have never been asked whether I wish to update on a desktop. I just log in to facebook and run the CC app. You can try the mobile version, if available, while waiting for your desktop version to refill your lives. I do not know if the game actually sends requests to your friends automatically once you run out of lives because I received messages that says that my so and so friend has ran out of lives, send him one now.

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    4. I didn't update it - it did it on it's own - yeah - that's how I always gave/received lives - can't do it on this updated version - the update hasn't hit the mobile app yet -

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    5. The same thing happened to my daughter, but not to me. We are desperate to find a fix!

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    6. After asking for lives you would still need to wait for your friends to respond. So there is definitely a bit of down time.

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  36. How do you get the chocalet striped candy in level 130?

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    1. You need to swap two stripped candies together for this level.

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  37. Please help! I've been stuck on level 100 for a week, I've got it down to 2 jellies but I can't get further. Any help/advice would be much appreciated.

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    1. You need to clear the white icing tiles as early as possible so that the vacant jelly tiles are filled up with candies. Clear the bomb right at the bottom early too to stay in the game. Get stripped candies and wrapped candies to help you for this level.

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  38. Help me please... im play level 323,how to add time ?coz , always running out of time .give me a tips please....##indonesian people##

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    1. Level 323 is not a time based level. To get higher scores in timed mode, you need to play big explosive moves as much as you can. For eg. matching a rainbow sprinkles with any stripped candy, matching two wrapped candies together and other mega explosive combos mentioned in my post. However, making explosive moves are not enough, you need to ensure that you extend your time by matching those +5 seconds candies so that you still longer in the game and earn more points. These +5 candies appear whenever there is 3 or more consecutive match in one move.

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  39. I need some tips/advices about Level 100!
    It's very.. very.. frustrating for me at the moment.
    Help please!

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    1. You need to clear the white icing tiles as early as possible so that the vacant jelly tiles are filled up with candies. Clear the bomb right at the bottom early too to stay in the game. Get stripped candies and wrapped candies to help you for this level.

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  40. Never pay for more lives.......If you run out of lives uninstall the app and then re install as long as you have it hooked on with you facebook it will automatically take you to the last level you were on.

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    1. Wow! how did u find this out?

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    2. Just tried this and it works. Best tip ever. Love this blog site. Gives lots of good tips and help. Thanks

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    3. Thanks for your kind comments, Suzanne

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    4. Or you can just set your clock a couple hours ahead in your phone or device and you well also have more lives.

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    5. Or before you uninstall and reinstall, just set you clock on your phone a couple hours ahead...each time you run out of lives. It will usually catch up over night...if not, then un Iinstall and reinstall.

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  41. I input my credit card information and want to know when charges are being made on my account. Will I be notified of each purchase??

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    1. Never bought anything for this game before, can't advise

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  42. I have been playing this frustrating, rigged, and unpleasant game for some time now. Unfortunately as much as I hate the manipulated and unfairness of many of the levels, I'm hooked. My advice, and I've given it to all my friends and family who ask about it, DON'T start playing. When whoever came up with the spreading chocolate idea they really messed things up. Come on CC enough already. Really almost every level? Talk about beating a dead horse. It's getting real old. It wouldn't be sooo bad if on top of that you added other ridiculous obstacles to boot. The sad part is the ones who had already started playing before my warning, all they do is complain and curse this game and I know I'd feel crappy if I knew everyone was hating on my game. One thing is for sure, not too many people would pay to play this. It is not enjoyable or relaxing at all. All this to say...I'm done. I am going to uninstall it and call it quits. Time to find something fair and fun.

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    1. That's why my very first tip for this post is to quit playing this game altogether. :)

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  43. This is a fairly simple game. To play it well is not just by knowing what combos are available.

    What you need to know is the positioning of future sweets.
    Whenever you see a combo that can be activated, think of where you want to use it to your most advantage, at the same time be mindful of what some of the foreseeable positions of some of the other candies.

    If you get what I mean above, and you are already practising it regularly. In no time you will reach the top.

    The most you need is 2 months of irregular playing or perhaps 2-3 days if you played 24 hrs a day to clear ALL the levels. Yes all 395 levels without boosters.

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    1. Completing all levels in 2-3 days? Wow, that can be a world record....

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  44. why does the sprinkle donut and a darker jelly next to each other blink like you can make a move to swipe the two but when I try to swipe them nothing happens? Just last night I came across on level 201 the same scenario the sprinkle donuts and the dark jelly were flashing and I did not have any other movie my game did not say out of movie?

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    1. Were you able to match the sprinkle donut with any other coloured candy? I am not sure what is the dark jelly you were referring to.

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  45. Is anyone else having trouble using the extra moves? I've done everything suggested and can't use them.

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    1. Did you choose them as one of the boosters before the level starts? Do note that the extra moves can only be used for the particular level that your friend(s) sent you for, i.e. the one you were stuck for days before they were prompted to help you out.

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  46. I'm stuck on level 130... can anyone tell me how to collect orders of the black striped candies I'm supposed to get... I've never seen it before do lost!

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  47. I'm stuck on level 130... can anyone tell me how to collect orders of the black striped candies I'm supposed to get... I've never seen it before do lost!

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    1. You just need to collect stripped candies of any colours.

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  48. How ate the stars calculated for each level

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    1. Determined by the app developer. Based on difficulty of the level and the scoring potential I guess.

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  49. How do I get candies to drop below the gap in the board? Is there any other way than using a vertically striped candy or just lucking out by being able to match 3candies already in the lower portion? This question is regarding level 102. Thanks.

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    1. I am afraid that's the easiest way to bring the orders down. If you are lucky, you can get a few matches in the lower portion.

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  50. After doing the "change the date on your phone" trick to gain another 5 lives, after changing the date back to the correct date, I now have to wait a ridiculous amout of time to get extra lives....like 2463:30 mins!!!!! Really??? Whaat gives?

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    1. Try killing the app in the background and running it again. Or uninstall and reinstall the app as someone suggested.

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    1. Scroll up and read the comments a few posts above. Somebody else posted for help on level 323 before.

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  52. what is the pink bow on the levels?

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    1. Extra moves given by your friends are specifically meant for that level only. Before you start the game, you will see a pink ribbon as one of the options of boosters. If you have an extra moves for that level, you can select it and your next game will have 3 extra moves. Take note, you must select it before you start the game, you cannot select it in mid-game.

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  53. Any suggestions to pass level 350? I can't pass this for the life of me lol also is there a time period if you don't use your lives u lose them? I just lost 150 lives lol but I still love this game :)

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    1. Not sure about the time period for losing lives but for level 350, I'd suggest that you avoid touching the two corners where time bomb dispensers are till late in the game. Because once the time bomb dispensers start, you will have added burden of trying to get rid of the time bombs.

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  54. Please help...I cannot figure out what to do for level 135. I know you fill the order, but I can't figure out what the candy is. I read above that you are supposed to get 6 wrapped candies....I did that and nothing happened.
    This site seems very helpful. This is my first request!

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    1. For Level 135, the requirement is not just to create wrapped candies but you need to swap two wrapped candies together twice. To create wrapped candies is hard enough but for this level you need to create such that you have two side by side, even harder, isn't it?

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    2. Wow...that's really challenging. Good grief. Thank you so much for explaining this level for me. I'm glad you are here!!

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    3. Thanks for your kind words. You are welcome.

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  55. I know this will sound pathetic, but I am stuck on level 30. I know there is some combination that causes the hazelnuts/chestnuts and cherries to drop, but I can't quite seem to figure out what that combination is. Help?

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    1. Tammy, we all start from Level 1 and have been through what you are going through now. Combinations that work well for cherries and chestnuts levels are stripped candies, especially vertical strips. Other power combinations like stripped and wrapped candies are potent too.

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  56. When you are playing via FB on the computer, you cannot save extra lives that are given to you by friends. they just disappear..there is no mailbox or anything on the FB app so you can go back to them..THis sucks...

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    1. Mobile version, yes there is none!

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  57. I am stuck on level 121, 50,000 in 90 seconds seems impossible, any suggestions

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    1. Although you start off with 90 seconds, you are given opportunities to extend the time with the +5 seconds candies. Remember to match them before your time ends so that you can extend the time left. To get these +5 seconds candies, you need to create 3 or more cascading matches in one move.

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  58. I cannot log on via fb. Any suggestions

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    1. Lost your password? Did your account got hacked?
      Request for a new password and change it to a new one to prevent repeats.

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  59. I am stuck on level 140. Any suggestions on how toget all the candies in so few moves?

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    1. Avoid making moves that does not match candies of the required colours unless it is necessary to set up a move for special candies. Use rainbow sprinkles wisely, use it to eliminate the required colours and the colour with the most candies on board or the most candies left to match. Power combinations also helpful here, mass destruction.

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  60. I LOVE your blog - am bookmarking it!! I've read through the tips and all comments and can't find an answer to this question: the boosters that are offered before you begin a level, do you get new boosters when you advance to the next level? Or, are these boosters the only free ones you will ever get...use them wisely? In case I'm not clear, here's more specifics: I've just started playing and am on Level 44. Before I click play, I have an option to choose from these boosters: 3 wrapped and striped candies, 3 Coconut Wheels, 2 Color Bombs. If, during this level, I used all of these up, would I get more when I advance to Level 45 or is this it for the entire game (unless I buy more)?

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    1. Thanks for dropping by! They don't get replenished. Please use the boosters sparingly and wisely! They come by very rarely cos the game developers want you to pay for it! When you unlock new boosters as you move up the levels, you do get 3 or so of the boosters free, however, thats it and it don't happen very often. Remember, there are almost close to 400 levels now, so use wisely.

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  61. Sorry, one other question...is the flashing move that the game shows (irritating!) the best next move or am I better off ignoring it and doing my own thing?

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    1. It is a suggested move although it may not necessarily be the best move.

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  62. Hi I'm am stuck on level thirty it seems that the ingredients stay on top when I pretty much have less than ten moves? And that's also after I destroyed all the jelly at the bottom.

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    1. The first thing u should be doing is to clear the whipped cream as it allows more candies on board for more matching options. The required cherries and hazelnuts do not all appear on the board at the same time. They will only appear after you clear the previous one. So concentrate on bringing down those already on the game board first. Using vertical stripped candies on the columns with the ingredients is the fastest way to bring them down. Matching rainbow sprinkle with a stripped candy is also very useful.

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  63. Hi, I'm stuck on level 45, I can't figure out how to get rid of the tile in the middle ? HELP!!!!

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    1. Use a stripped candy. But don't forget that the main priority for this level is to clear those caged candies first so that you have more options to play on the board.

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    2. I tried this several times stripped candy goes through but another tile appears...

      Ugh

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  64. On pc you can have multiple browser windows open all on CC and just switch between then when you run out of lives and you can play all day non stop.

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    1. Wonderful tip. Thanks for sharing!

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  65. I've got up to and completed level 245 on my phone a few days ago but it hasn't updated yet so that I can continue. How long does it take?

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    1. You need to download the latest update from your phone's respective appstore to see the newer levels.

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    2. when I go to the play store it says 'this version is not compatible with your device' HTC Desire s

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    3. This is probably because the new update requires a higher version of Android OS to run. As your HTC Desire S may not be running the newer version of Android, thats why you cannot download it for your device. You can try to find out if there is a newer Android OS that you can install on your phone and hopefully this new Android OS version on your Desire S can support the new Candy Crush version.
      There is another way that you can try, by googling for Candy Crush Saga's latest version in ".apk" format and installing it on your device - but as I do not use an Android device, I cannot advise on how to do it nor whether this method would work. You should be able to find instructions to install apk files on your particular Android device if you google hard or get someone who is very proficient in Android to help you.
      The worst case scenario is that you might need to change your phone to a newer model that supports the latest Android OS version if you wish to continue playing this game.
      This is a downside of Android OS, there are simply too many different types/brands of Android devices running on many different Android versions. Unfortunately, usually only the latest devices can support the newest Android OS, so not all games are compatible on all devices.

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  66. My husband only plays cc on his desktop via fb, as he does not have the cc app on his phone. We don't know why he is unable to pass level 20 even though he has completed it many times. Every time he tries to access the next level, he gets a message that he must pay to proceed! I have received requests from him for help unlocking the next level, which I always send. However, he says he is still locked. This did not happen to me at that level. Any suggestions as to how to avoid this in the future (i.e. what caused it) and how can he advance? Without paying that is. Thanks

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    1. He needs another 2 different facebook friends to help him unlock. You need 3 friends in total.

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  67. I got past level 342 (with help from chocolate ball + striped combos) but have been stuck on 347 for a few weeks. I am no good at making wrapped candies. Any tips on making wrapped candies would be fantastic.

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    1. Wrapped candies only appear when you match a T or L shaped formation. There is no sure fire ways to create them, except with a bit of luck and plenty of observation and planning before each move. I concur that wrapped candies are the hardest to create and levels that require wrapped candies to swap with a stripped candy always give me the most problems!

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  68. Great blog!! To move on to next episode u ask for tix or usually it offers me to play the 3 quest, but after lvl 110 it isnt offering quests, only to ask or buy..mobile version..suggestions?

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    1. Thanks for visiting! You need to ask for help from your facebook friends. You would need 3 different friends to help you move on to the next episode. So it would be good to have many facebook friends who play Candy Crush Saga game too.

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  69. Stuck on level 361....any suggestions? :)

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    1. Plenty to look out for in this level. Firstly, try to move the ingredients to the columns that leads to the exit. The lower the ingredients drop, the harder it is to shift them to another columns. Second, beware of pesky chocolate tiles that would block your exit. Try to minimize them as they appear. Thirdly, clear the cupcake tiles as early as you can, i.e. while regular candies are still on top of them, once the ingredients drop above the cupcake tiles, it is harder to clear them. Try to save the vertical strip candies to clear the columns with the exits, that means, clearing up the cupcake tiles. This is a difficult level and takes patience and many tries to clear. Dont give up!

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    2. I'm trying! I'm learning a lot of patience on this level lol ingredients ...chocolate ..and cupcake tiles oh my :) thanks so much for the tips :)

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  70. Ive completed 365 & cant get anymore levels on ipad and Samsung s2, any tips, ive tried updatin & removin apps but still nothing?

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    1. Are you unable to move beyond level 365 because not enough friends have helped you by giving you a ticket yet (you need 3 friends)?Latest update (iOS) is up to Level 410. Not sure about Android, but I believe it should be 410 as well. Are you able to check whether you have successfully updated to the latest version from the Google Play Store?

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    2. Sorry, I made a mistake. Level 365 is the highest available level on the mobile version now. Play on the desktop to play up to level 410.

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  71. I am on level 162 and i can not get off it,what do i do?

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    1. Its harder to create wrapped candies than stripped candies. So concentrate on getting the wrapped candies first then create stripped candies. Stripped candies have the tendency to explode and destroy any wrapped candies on its axles, so take note of the position of the wrapped candies to ensure you dont destroy the hard earned wrapped candies accidentally.

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  72. Hello..i'm stuck at level 365..it's because my phone never update to playing next level..but when they will update it?

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    1. No idea. Just wait for the update at an appstore near you.

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  73. Help - I am stuck on level 110 and have been for a month. Any suggestions on getting thru this level? Thanks

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    1. This level is about chalking up the points. You have no jellies to clear therefore you can make moves anywhere on the board freely to chalk up the points. However, your main headache is the recurring time bomb which explode in less than 5 moves, so clear them as soon as they appear. If you just make mostly normal moves in this level, you will not be able to rake up enough score to pass this level, therefore you need big points moves like rainbow sprinkles with a stripped candy or wrapped & stripped candy combo. So play with an eye to create these special candies, esp rainbow sprinkles which can be used to clear time bombs, if needed.

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  74. How do you request friends help in unlocking levels? I sent requests which that person received, but they cannot figure out how to send the ticket. Do they have to be playing in order to help?

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    1. Yes, they need to be playing Candy Crush also to be able to help you.

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  75. I have been stuck on level 147 for about 2 months and I have no idea how to complete it. I have gotten down to one jelly but have no clue how I did it. Any suggestions??

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    1. Prioritize your moves to clear the cupcake tiles first. Clearing the cupcake tiles early means more candies on board for you to make your moves, giving you more options. The other jelly tiles can be secondary as the cascading candies can help you to clear some, if not all of them. Stripped candies can also be helpful to help you clear the cupcake and jelly tiles, so use them where it makes the most useful impact.

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    2. Question about the bombs. When do they drop? Is it randomly, or is it when you do not clear a jelly? I have noticed that when I clear out jellies like 3 at a time about 3 times in a row I do not get a bomb but as soon as I do not clear a jelly within one move I get a bomb.

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    3. Honestly, I have never tracked the co-relation of the appearance of time bombs for this level but the observation you made could hold true. On other levels where you have time bomb dispensers, once you clear the normal candies that is at the exit of the dispenser, time bombs will start to be dispensed.

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  76. I am on Level 45....been stuck for a while. I can not clear the jellie in the middle. Any suggestions please?!?

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    1. Use a stripped candy. But don't forget that the main priority for this level is to clear those caged candies first so that you have more options to play on the board.

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  77. Level 425 is IMPOSSIBLE to win. Not only can you NOT make the orders, the tornadoes take every move, and every time! I admire and respect people who invent games, however, this level is not fair!

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    1. I wish I could get passed level 147. I would love to know how you did and got to level 425. I find the chocolates and the cupcakes a pain in the butt, I do not want to find out how much more harder it is with "tornadoes".

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    2. That would keep you occupied while you wait for the next update. Having come so far, don't give up.

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  78. Does anyone have hints for level 245. I'm stuck!

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    1. Wrapped candies are harder to create than stripped ones, so I would prioritize wrapped candies first. And once you have a wrapped and stripped candy next to each other, just match them and move on to creating the next pair because the destruction they cause will alter the game board substantially, hence there is no point holding back the move to create the next wrapped / stripped candy pairing. It may just destroy the brilliant layout you have planned. Of course, keep an eye out for time bombs.

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  79. How do you get the purple striped candy appear in level 130 appear. I can't move forward until I clear 5. Help!

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    1. You need to swap two stripped candies together five times, any colour. Sounds tough and its tough :)

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  80. Still stuck on level 45.....4 times I have cleared all the jellies with scores over 200,000 and the jelly in the middle will change color but not disappear. Help Please!!!

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    1. You need to destroy the jelly twice as it is a double layer jelly. If you look at it, it is whiter than the normal jelly. Use stripped candies for this level, it is the most easy and effective way to get rid of that middle jelly tile.

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  81. Hi! Found your blog super informative. Any tips you can give on level 377, one of the hardest so far and I'm kinda stuck. I also noticed that after the latest mobile update, lives given by friends have been missing and can only reach up to a hundred compared before when I can store to as much as 300. Any thoughts on these will be highly appreciated. Thanks!

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    1. There are not many helpful hints that I can offer for this tough as nails Level 377. Don't clear the pizza-looking thing at the same time so that you have two chances to clear the entire board (the confetti horn thing). If you clear the last bits of both pizzas at the same time, you only enjoy the board clear out once for that game. Use your rainbow sprinkle wisely - if you can, matching it with a stripped candy of one of the 3 colours would be very useful as you not only clear one of the required candy colours, you also clear a major number of other candies on the board that might include the other 2 colours. Getting to the confetti blow out early in the game would give you a better chance of clearing this level. More candies on board means more options to play.

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  82. A number of times I have just managed to line up a special candy combo (i.e. 2 choc sprinkles or wrapped + striped) and about to push them together and the game will do a candy shuffle saying no more possible moves. Usually happens when I have spent a long time on a level and near solving it ... 1st time I thought it was just a game oversight but now I think it might be deliberate.
    I too had saved lives from friends disappear - they should state if there is a time limit to use gifts !

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  83. Hi all...got this bookmarked. Great advice. Desperately need help. I play on my Android and wasn't playing through fb till I tried to get into level 50. Then someone told me to connect through fb because you need to request tickets from friends to move beyond level 49 (which I had successfully cleared). So I am connected now through fb though I still just click the ccs icon on my phone to play. My friends gift me and I gift them so I know I'm still connected. So I keep sending requests for tickets and only one person gave me one. I know I need two more so every day once or twice I send the request. My friends tell me they'd be glad to send me a ticket but they've searched high and low and there are no requests from me. Something went right because one friend did. My friends and relatives say they will text me as soon as they receive one and they have their phones set up to notify them of any incoming requests. Any ideas? (Oh...and I've got a good relationship with them so they're not ignoring me...just in case you're wondering :D)

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