Advice to Pass Along: Level 175 and Level 177 of Candy Crush
Here are two more levels that people keep emailing me about — level 175 and 177 of Candy Crush. For people who have already emailed me about these, I don’t think there is anything new in this post that I didn’t already tell you. For everyone else, the tips are here if you want them.
I think a Worst Levels of Candy Crush list should be made, writing out all of the levels that people commonly get stuck on so people can know it’s not just them. I am now hitting a point on the game where every level is taking several tries to get past, and some are taking many more than several…
You have to move four ingredients down to the bottom. You want to clear off the whipped cream, starting in either the middle or the bottom. Don’t bother trying to clear from the top. If you can’t make one match in the middle or the bottom when you start the game, don’t make a move. Exit out (this only works on a mobile device) and re-open so you have a decent board to start from without using up one of your lives. Looking at the board above, this one is really a toss-up over whether I’d start over. You have that one space in the middle with three blues on the left-hand side. I guess I’d play it out, mostly because there is only one other match and it’s at the top, so good chances of a reshuffle early on that will hopefully get you a better board.
After you’ve popped a few of those whipped creams away, make as many striped candies as possible. They’ll clear the board and help the ingredients fall.
This is one of those dreaded timed levels. I hate these. They make me tense. And this one only has one minute.
Essentially, you need to break through that whipped cream and make the candies fall over to the right side. Make as many vertical stripes as you can (by matching 4 horizontal candies of the same colour). The first move I’d start with on the board above is that sweet block of four candies at the bottom. Another option would be to use the two already touching the whipped cream and move that blue one above it on the left side down on block so it cracks those three across the bottom.
Once you get through the whipped cream, start making matches on the right side. Make striped candies, even if you don’t explode them. When your time runs out and it says “Sugar Crush,” it will give you extra points from all those stripped ones going off.
Here’s the thing; time is tight. You may need to use my timer trick, which only works on a mobile device. When you can’t instantly see a move, give yourself a break by double tapping the home button at the bottom of the device. This pauses the timer and slides the game up on the screen to make room for the apps row at the bottom. You can then scan the board for a moment and look for the best move that will net you the most points. Then touch the screen to make that move and the screen will drop down and return to normal.
Currently: I’m on Level 184, and I’m happy to go backwards and explain how I did any board before that. Sometimes it was stupid luck but other times, there was actual thought involved. Let me know the level you’re struggling with.