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Please Help Me with Level 79 of Candy Crush

This is obviously for the other people playing the game.  Everyone not playing Candy Crush, feel free to ignore.  And for the love, if you haven’t started playing, DON’T.  I really wish I hadn’t started this.


How the hell does one win this level without combining the doughnut (that brown ball with the coloured flecks) with the striped candy?  When I can do that, it obviously clears a large chunk of the board.  But I’ve only gotten that a few times.  Is there any way to win this without getting the doughnut/striped candy combo?  Should I try to clear the top first or start at the bottom so I get the cascade effect?  Or should I be aiming to clear the chocolate while it’s still contained by the licorice, or clear the whipped cream from the middle before I tackle something else?

With every other level, the priority has been clear.  With this one, I can’t tell what to worry about first.

How the hell do I pass this level?  I’ve been on it since I wrote that last post about level 70.

I am now understanding that this is going to happen every few boards, and I hopefully won’t waste your eyes bemoaning this game.  But this is for my health.  I’ve told Josh that I’m trying to stave off Alzheimer’s after reading about this study.  I’m hoping Candy Crush counts since it is about spatial relations and strategy and… OKAY, I know this isn’t really that mentally stimulating, but please, for the love, I need to pass this level.  And then I promise not to bother you until I reach the next one I can’t pass.


1 StacieT { 06.23.13 at 3:23 pm }

I have no help for you because we seem to be neck and neck in the Crush saga. I was at the brink of frustration (and walking away forever) with you when you were at 70, and now I am banging my head against the wall at 79. At least I an in good company! I’m looking forward to the help you get here!

2 Kimberly { 06.23.13 at 4:12 pm }

*goes to look at level 79* I’ll be back if I can figure out how I did it.

3 Kimberly { 06.23.13 at 4:20 pm }

I think your two best options are the doughnut and striped candy combo (avoid letting the chocolate out as long as you can) or aim for a couple of striped candy/bagged candy combos.

4 Jodifur { 06.23.13 at 4:28 pm }

2 sprinkled candies swapped will clear the whole board.

5 Jo { 06.23.13 at 5:14 pm }

I google. Every time I get stuck. There are a bunch of video walkthroughs and even entire websites dedicated to hints for each level. If I remember correctly, though, you are right. To pass 79 you must combine a chocolate sprinkle with a stripe. Anyone have hints for 213? I’ve been on that one for weeks now.

6 Cortney { 06.23.13 at 5:33 pm }

After being stuck on it for way too long, I ended up buying the extra moves at the end of level 79. I never do that, but I was getting way too frustrated! I am ashamed to admit how much I spent!

7 Summer { 06.23.13 at 6:46 pm }

I don’t know if this will help as I’m a candy crush newbie (oh, why, why? did I start?!? I resisted for so long…) but I read a tip somewhere that if you haven’t made a move on a level, you can go back, select the level again and see if the new board gives you a better starting set up. As long as it’s not a timed level (those you can’t restart without losing a life), you can keep doing this and not lose a life. But, you must not have made a move. If you have and you try to go back, it will ask you whether you really want to end the game and if you say yes, you lose a life.

8 a { 06.23.13 at 7:55 pm }

Yeah – any tips on 140 would be good too. 🙂

I don’t remember 79, but I think I didn’t want to release the chocolates, but it ended up being better to do it…

9 Brid { 06.24.13 at 12:57 am }

Just say no!

10 Mali { 06.24.13 at 6:21 am }

You mean if I continue there’s whipped cream?

11 Elana Kahn { 06.24.13 at 8:53 am }

No, I don’t think there’s any other way – it’s how I finally beat it after days of trying.

12 AnneH { 06.24.13 at 3:37 pm }

I’ve read that some levels are easier to play on a desktop computer rather than a phone. I don’t know which specific levels was the case, but I know for a fact some are easier on a desktop. Good luck!

13 Mona Darling { 06.26.13 at 8:21 pm }

You need to quit blogging about this game. I was ALMOST going to have a productive afternoon. Now I have to find a reason, a moment, to play.

14 Jessie { 06.28.13 at 12:50 am }

So much for “I’m done at level 35 because I don’t want to connect to FB,” huh?

15 Carmen { 07.07.13 at 6:24 pm }

Lollipop you are very funny. Yo should be a writer!

16 Carmen { 07.07.13 at 6:24 pm }

Lollipop you are very funny. Yo should be a writer!

17 gw { 07.19.13 at 11:52 pm }

I read somewhere that we need a treatment centre. Can’t you just see it? Separated by the level you finally turned yourself in over.
I thought I was done at 70 then the luck demons saved my incredible waste of time and here I am at 79….. Wasting my life away again….. In candy crush-a-ville.

18 Tara { 07.25.13 at 4:11 am }

This is the first game on my phone that I’m completely addicted to! I’m stuck on 79 once again for the past 2 days just like level 70. I feel guilty about this game taking up so much of my time… But OH WELLLL

19 Tiff { 08.01.13 at 10:38 pm }

Level 79 is taunting me, it KNOWS my frustration level is to the max, yet it keeps taunting me! My friend warned me to stay away from this game…I resisted until about 6 weeks ago… Now my life is over! Every spare moment is about The Crush!! It’s like the game is purposely keeping me from making special candies. I can hardly make striped candy, then when I do, they are stuck all by themselves with no possible way for me to reach them in time. I’ve tried ALL the tricks, but my luck is not so great since I can’t seem to get enough good moves in a single round. I’ll keep trying for a couple of more days…. Must not give in to buying moves…. Good luck all!

20 Muldur { 08.02.13 at 11:51 pm }

This is funny. After weeks stuck on 79 and not even coming close, i google for help and find myself here. Realize i have not learned anything i didn’t know but had a few good laughs. Go back to the game and win level 79 first try. Yeah it was that sprinkled candy and a striped candy that did it. I just could never get them in the right place before! Anyway thanks guys!

21 Candied out { 08.03.13 at 7:19 pm }

At level 79 I have taken the brave step to delete the app. My family is more important than me constantly with my face in the IPAD. If you want to use your brain try lumosity.com. Pay up front. A bit addictive but much better for the brain ad no tricks.

22 Sweetie { 08.04.13 at 10:14 pm }

79 is killing me. Been there over a week. Feel like a fool but cannot just quit without beating it. Fellow 79’ers. When you beat it share, share, share. Do not get many opportunities for sprinkles

23 Jodi { 08.07.13 at 12:56 pm }

My husband told me I am more of a gamer than our 19 year old son. All since I took the bait and started playing Candy Crush!! I too, am stuck on level 79. I USED to really like chocolate. Never thought it would be my enemy.

24 Tweetie { 08.08.13 at 10:09 pm }

I tried going back and selecting the level again as long as I did not make a move and it did take a life away each time I did it.

25 bobbie { 08.10.13 at 12:54 pm }

I CANNOT get a striped and a sprinkled together. Why the heck does it start out burping out that nasty chocolate? And what are the doughnuts? I haven’t seen any. I am about to buy some teeth. Will it eat ALL the chocolate??

26 Jennifer { 08.10.13 at 11:27 pm }

I thought Level 70 was going to be the death of me but no, 79 is going to do me in!

27 bethieboop { 08.14.13 at 1:12 am }

OMG I have been on level 79 for a week, previously I was stuck on 67 for FOUR WEEKS. I cannot figure the trick of this out. Where does the hole go, and why can’t I get anything to go down (or up) through it? This one is the one that’s going to make me crazy.

28 JessieEm { 08.16.13 at 12:54 am }

Absolutely no joke: I’ve been stuck at 79 for at least four dozen failures. I hop on here to just see if there was something I was missing and, not satisfied with the oft-impossible striped/sprinkles combo as the only way to beat it, just headed back to the game to put a few more failures under my belt. Very first game, no more than six moves in, land a striped/ sprinkle combo and win the level. Flabbergasted.

29 Amber { 08.16.13 at 9:08 pm }

I have quit and started new games several times without losing a single life. You just need to be sure to exit the game via the “door” in the menu on the bottom left of the screen, as well as making absolutely no moves once you click play to start the game of course. Has worked like a charm for me so far. Now, if only I didn’t need to do this in order to clear level 79, lol.

30 gg { 08.17.13 at 2:58 pm }

Stop complaining and play the game. Have some patience. If it isn’t fun for you pick another game. I have reached level 79 and am also having trouble passing this level. Just have some more patience and member it is suppose to be fun and challenging. I have not spent any money to get this far.

31 Ruthie Bentz { 08.18.13 at 4:47 pm }

I am 76 What few years I have left,hope its not in front of puter on level 79.Somebody do something so I can go on playing.Thanks.

32 kathy a { 08.18.13 at 6:26 pm }

this is crazy. I don’t think there is any way in heck to beat this level.

33 jp { 08.21.13 at 3:14 pm }

I have reached 1 jelly left, all chocolates gone, with over 30 plays left & couldn’t win – oh well it took 3 weeks to win level 70 – guess one day it will let me actually get the pieces I need. It sure was SWEET when I finally one level 70

34 Ellie { 09.04.13 at 9:38 pm }

Twice I cleaned up the board and had turns left but there were no more jellies left. What happened?

35 Missliss { 09.10.13 at 8:27 pm }

The brown thing with coloured spots is a freckle people!

36 Grannie6 { 09.22.13 at 5:43 pm }

I beat level 79 and 80 mostly lucky. Then I tried to do the quests. Guess what? The second quest is level 79. This is so frustrating and I refuse to spend money to advance. Maybe I ‘ll get lucky again. Trying to li k a striped candy with a sprinkle ball. Do not release chocolates to early or you will waste moves chasing them around.

37 Pam { 09.22.13 at 8:33 pm }

What is the “brown ball” on level 79?I have not seen this

38 Crazy mom { 09.28.13 at 12:08 am }

I have been stuck on 79 for a month!! I’ve done the candy combos and have ended up with one or two jelly left!!! Frustrated

39 Eric { 10.02.13 at 1:08 am }

What are these dotted candies everybody keeps talking about?

40 lolly_pop2 { 10.02.13 at 1:27 am }

It’s all about luck and the boards but kill the chocolate within the first couple moves. This will be bad for the people addicted to the game but if you are outta lives instead of waiting or buying just change the time on your phone and you will get more lives….haha yes I’m addicted now 😉

41 TooOld { 10.09.13 at 8:24 am }

Unbelievable. I came upon this page after much struggle with level 79 and saw the message from someone about how they won after reading these “hints”. Seems hard to believe, but I too won after reading this page!

42 Crush Crazy { 10.21.13 at 12:28 am }

I am on 185 now. I can win 79 about 70% of attempts. My best is in just 19 moves. Secret? Attack licorice cages/chocolate only and make special candies (but dont use them unless they attack licorice or chocolate) and get the icing cracked at the top to get a wedge in there…because the number of colors is fewer, tons of cascade action and corners clean themselves mostly. Don’t rush. Don’t make 3 candy matches without a reason.

43 Laurie { 12.03.13 at 3:26 pm }

I finally completed level 79 and WEEKS of frustration. You need that striped candy/chocolate sprinkle combo. Work toward that.

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