Advice to Pass Along: Level 33, Level 65, and Level 97 of Candy Crush
Once again, here are three more levels that people keep emailing me about — level 33, 65, and 97 of Candy Crush. I really enjoyed going back and playing them again now that I’m farther away from them. Back when I played them the first time, I got stuck on each of them for a while. So it’s either distance or skills picked up in later boards that made me see these boards differently this time.
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.
BUT WAIT, BEFORE YOU READ ON OR CLICK AWAY: Could you take about thirty seconds to fill out this questionnaire if you play Candy Crush to prove a point in my mind? I’ll post the findings next week. And pass along the link to the form to friends who play too.
Yes, I am this frivolous with my brain space.
I don’t know why, but I actually liked this level. Maybe it was because there were so few moves, so you could play the board quickly. I liked knowing that it wasn’t going to work out without having dedicated multiple minutes to the round. See, silver lining!
That said, the key here is cascade, cascade, cascade. Start with the bottom two squares because you may be able to pop some of the top ones inadvertently with a cascade. If you can get a horizontal or vertical stripe, use it, but the cascade will pop just as many jellies as the stripe. So don’t be tempted to make a stripe when there are perfectly nice moves you can do on one of those bottom two levels to create a cascade.
The cascade is key! Don’t get distracted by making stripes that may pop nothing in a row.
This level sucks and there isn’t any nicer way to describe it.
Unlike level 33, where you should ignore making striped candies, you cannot win this level without making vertical and horizontal stripes. There is just no possible way to break through the licorice, break through the chocolate, AND clear all the jelly without plenty of stripes (unless you’re purchasing boosters). So above all else, make the special candies. If you can get a striped and wrapped combo, excellent. If not, make striped candies and explode them around the board. It’s just a matter of making enough of them and using them before chocolate covers them. So to that end, never leave a striped candy sitting there. Use it!
In terms of the chocolate, treat it like clutter in your house. You don’t want it to get out of control, but clutter isn’t the same thing as filth. Don’t focus so much on cleaning up the chocolate in this level: focus more on keeping it at bay.
Good luck. Really, it’s not you. This level just sucks.
Whoa, there is a lot going on here. Bombs dropping (and they go off after 8 moves), weird cascading, and a minimum point collection quota.
So let’s look at it this way first: you will go far in reaching your quota just by taking care of the bombs. You can’t only clear the bombs and make enough points to win, but you can collect at least half the points you need just by playing and making sure you always take care of the bombs before they go off.
You can luckily make a lot of striped candies on this board for whatever reason, so they will help you to collect points (though I found they rarely helped me take care of the bombs for whatever reason). And when I re-played this level to remember how I did it, I got two speckled doughnuts during the round, one of which landed next to a green striped candy (when the board felt full of green candies). I collected tens of thousands of points through both of those moves.
So focus on the bombs first and foremost. Secondly on making and using special candies (striped, wrapped, and speckled doughnut). And thirdly on just gritting your teeth and saying to yourself, “well, at least I don’t have to deal with chocolate on this level too!”
Currently: I’m on Level 201, 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.