Advice to Pass Along: Level 275 of Candy Crush
It hit my three email threshold: I was asked multiple times how I solved level 275 of Candy Crush. So here is the answer. It is What it Is, avert your eyes. Or run screaming. Whatever you need to do because the world wants to know how I beat the chocolate and the bombs and emerged triumphant from level 275. Or… at least a few people do.
This level figuratively asks the player a thought-provoking what if: if you were to, let’s say, to have your hard drive crash, would you rather have it happen before you’ve written your Great American Novel, or after you’ve written 300 of the best pages that you’ve ever written? If you’re someone who doesn’t care if you’ve just done a ton of work for nothing, play this board however you wish. On the other hand, if it would be more maddening to not only lose your hard drive but lose all of your hard work, then follow my advice.
You need to work the top half of the board before you work the bottom.
So look at those two pieces of chocolate in the top two corners of the board. They are holding back 3-move bombs. You do not want these bombs to drop; ever. So don’t break that chocolate. There is no jelly beneath, so you’ll never have to touch it.
Every other square on this board has jelly.
What you want to do is get rid of those two squares next to the chocolate machines first. In the picture above, there are green candies in the two squares. Do NOT worry about the two squares next to that chocolate — currently the red candy and the orange candy. Those will likely get wiped out by cascading candy at some point or you will get them with a vertical stripe. Either way, there are ways for that jelly to pop that will not break the chocolate and release the bombs.
You want to clear those green candies first because if you mess up and the bombs drop, you only wasted two seconds of your time. If you wait until the end and try to clear them and those bombs drop, you just erased your hard work. So do them first and get them out of the way.
Next, clear the top half as best you can while holding the chocolate at bay. At some point near the beginning of your game, open those fish at the bottom and release them so they eat a little jelly too. You want to do this early-ish because you have no control where those fish go. And they could end up inadvertently releasing the bombs too. Even better is if you can combine a striped candy (and colour) with a fish. Again, no control, but it can clear a lot of jelly.
This is a level where vertical stripes (and if we’re talking about beneath the chocolate machines, horizontal stripes) go far.
So that’s it. That’s how you beat level 275.
Currently: I’m on Level 288, 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 (here are the other advice posts I’ve written). Let me know the level you’re struggling with.