Candy Crush: Top 10 tips, tricks, and cheats!
Candy Crush is my not-so secret addiction. It has consumed my days and plagued my nights. I've been crushing so much candy over the last few months, in fact, I've managed to figure out quite a few tips, tricks, and flat out cheats that have helped me beat level after level. And it's time I shared them all with you, the iMore nation!
So here they are, my top 10 ways to beat the candy out of Candy Crush: (Update: We've also added a second set of top 10 Candy Crush hints, guides, and ways to get extra lives!)
1. Find the patterns!
There are things that will make a sprinkle donut hole or special candy effortlessly. Recognizing and repeating them allows you to wipe the board and earn your ticket to the next level faster. I'm always looking for these patterns. I memorize which patterns lead to which special candy and then set them up whenever possible and as needed.
2. Start at the bottom
Crushing candies on the bottom is better than crushing candies at the top, because candies drop down, creating the potential for a cascade effect that essentially gives you free moves.
3. Go for combos
The two best combinations are the wrapped candy and the striped candy, and the sprinkle donut hole and the striped candy. Together, they can wipe out over half the board for you. This can also help you get to places which are off the board or otherwise difficult to reach. This is the only way you will get by levels such as 181, which have unreachable squares. Also, a wrapped candy switched with another wrapped candy will ignite a 6 by 4 square which can clear a huge area.
4. Know your stripes!
Candy is striped in the same direction as the final candy moved to complete the previous formation. If you move a candy horizontally, it will make a horizontal stripe, which will then explode horizontally as well.
5. Assess your threats!
Assess your threats. Prioritize getting rid of evil candy by their threat levels. For example, I usually make it a rule to kill low number bombs first, then chocolate, then go after the blocks.
6. Clear jellies on the edge!
Clearing jellies on the edge. When getting rid of jellies, only worry about the edges, especially the corners and bottoms. These jellies have the least number of combinations which can eliminate them, so will be the hardest to get rid of. Take a moment each move to see if you can get rid of edge jellies and, if not, go after an easier one.
7. Have a plan!
Have a plan. Each time you start a new level, look at the hardest element on that level and think out how you can defeat it first before you use up lives. Also, pause between moves. You may have a sprinkle and not even realize it if you're watching the candies from a lesser move get crushed.
8. Understand chocolate!
Understand chocolate. If you've eaten a piece of chocolate one round, chocolate will not regenerate the following round. This is a great way to keep chocolate at bay. Try to destroy chocolate each round so that it won't regenerate the next. You can clear the entire board of chocolate using this method, though in later levels there is a chocolate maker which will bring them back in vicious fashion. Chocolate will avoid special candy if it can. Chocolate will also not eat a fruit or nut, though it will absorb bombs.
9. +5 Candy is your friend.
Make a candy crush chain with +5 on whatever levels you can. This will add 5 seconds to a time trial level. You can tell if it is a "time trial" level or a "clear the jelly" level based on the small icon in the lower left corner of the start up screen for each level.
10. Cheat time for extra lives!
If you don't use Facebook, there's still a cheat to get you extra lives. Turn the clock on your mobile device ahead 2 hours, and then keep playing to your hearts content. Go to Settings > General> Date & Time > Set Time Off > Set Date and Time > Add two hours forward and get 4 more lives in your game. You will eventually have to pay back the time, but schedule that for when you're sleeping anyway. Remember to change the time from PM to AM if you are going past midnight.
Update: rodrigonew in the comments adds this brilliant twist to the extra lives cheat:
11. 10 more cheats!
Don't forget our second set of top 10 Candy Crush hints, guides, and ways to get extra lives!
Your best Candy Crush cheats?
Well, there they are -- my top 10 tips for tricking or flat out cheating at Candy Crush. I'd love to hear how they work for you in the comments, and if you've come across any other great Candy Crush tips, tricks, or cheats, for the sake of my sanity, let me know!
I'd love to hear how these tips and cheats work for you in the comments, and if you've come across any other great Candy Crush tips, tricks, or cheats, for the sake of my sanity, let me know!
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But I like u r sugg....
I m on level 755 can anybody help me to clear this level
To get the free lives, only set the time ONE DAY ahead, open Candy Crush app (DO NOT PLAY YET) see that your lives are full, exit the app and change the setting back to the correct day. That's it! I've been playing all night without any help from my fb friends! I have not paid anything and I never will and I'm on level 140! Happy Crushing!!!
At level 130 you will unlock the mystery candy booster.It's a pink candy with a tick on see picture. You can only use it on "collect Orders" levels. When it appears on the board it can be any colour candy but it will have a check mark on it same as the picture. When you match it with other candies of the same colour it will turn into something useful to you. In the picture above I have an orange mystery candy which I will match with the two orange candies to give. A wrapped candy. The images are from level 336 for which I need to match stripes and wraps and make a colour bomb...It is possible that if I get another mystery candy it may turn into a colour bomb. You will get several Mystery candies falling during the level and they will always be useful.
"The candy for this mystery quest has not yet been created. Complete the other quests first and check back later!"
Anyone know what this means? It's not the 24hour wait for each quest.
You mention "nuts" and "fruit". I've never seen any on candy crush. I am on level 135. Maybe those are in a upper level??
Stuck for over a month!!! :(
1. No lives left?
2. Go to settings -> date/time to manual -> set date forward by one day
3. Back to Candy Crush, now you have 5 lives.
4. No lives left? Goto step 2 again. Rinse and repeat.
5. Finished playing? No problem goto settings and set date forward one day
6. Start Candy Crush and verify 5 lives, but DO NOT START A LEVEL
7. Go back to settings and set date/time to automatic
8. Go back to Candy Crush and you will have 5 lives with the correct date and time.
hope you will understand my funny english,
I keep going over levels now to get 3 stars.
I wanna know how people can get the 18mil pointers on levels I can only get for example, 30000 :-/
Anything I can do about this