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How to Balance the Candy Crush Owl in Dreamworld

Merry almost Christmas.  I know some people start opening gifts the night before, so pretend that I have wrapped a bunch of treats and placed them under your tree to be opened throughout the day.  They are all Candy Crush tricks that will help you get through the various level*.  I thought we could all use a bit of mindlessness.  So the first box you open contains advice on how to balance Odus, the Candy Crush owl in Dreamworld.

Oh Odus, I love you.  You are so cute.  I like hanging out with a bird while I play.  It is much nicer than hanging out with that incredibly tall man or the squat girl with the long arms.  They stare at me and make me uncomfortable.  Actually, the girl doesn’t look at me insomuch as she looks through me.

Candy Crush People

It took me until about board 30 before I realized that the Dreamworld board is pretty much EXACTLY the same as the regular Candy Crush board with the added task of balancing two colours.  So they’re actually harder, even though in retrospect, they seemed easier at first.  The two colours are — of course — imbalanced on the board.  There always seems to be more of one than the other.  And beyond that, sometimes you have a great move fall into place, such as a speckled doughnut next to a striped candy, but you can’t use it because if you do, it will clear off too much of one colour and not enough of another.

So how do you balance Odus the Owl?

Candy Crush Odus

I deal with him the same way I deal with a toddler on the verge of a tantrum: don’t look at him, don’t talk to him, don’t even breathe near him. Instead, I look at whatever the other colours are on the board that I DON’T have to balance (for instance, if Odus’s two colours are red and blue, I will make matches with yellow, green, and purple) and make matches with those.

It’s difficult to count just how many matches you need to get to Moon Struck, but suffice to say, it’s better to focus on making matches to get to Moon Struck and then allowing Moon Struck to work its magic.  It usually ends up clearing large chunks of the board, and you don’t even really need to use a move within Moon Struck to do this.  The sad part is that you’re not really using a strategy per se.  You’re winning because you reach a point in the game where the board starts exploding and for a few brief seconds, balance flies out the window.

But still, I’m not one to look a gifted Sugar Crush in the mouth.

Another tip for the Dreamworld is that if you ever get a speckled doughnut, combine it with one of the non-balance colours on the board so it doesn’t accidentally mix with one of the balance colours.

Another present will be ready to be opened in the morning.  I figured if you were stressed out with Christmas stuff, you could use the distraction.  At the very least, know there is someone Jewish hanging around during the next 24 hours if you want to talk.  All I’m doing is reading, lounging, and crushing candies.

Merry Christmas.

* Uh, I guess this is sort of just like real life gift giving because maybe I’ve gotten you a completely sucky gift.  Maybe you hate Candy Crush, and if that’s the case, I’m sorry because it’s not as if you can return these posts and get store credit.  Feel free to skip or skim, though even if you don’t play the game, you’ll understand the last post.


1 a { 12.24.13 at 5:51 pm }

Great! Now can you do me a favor and start playing Plants vs Zombies 2 on your phone, so you can tell me how to get past level 24 in Egypt? I’m having trouble figuring out which plants will be most effective. Maybe I just need to keep playing the other levels to unlock all the plants…hmmm….

2 Catwoman73 { 12.24.13 at 6:41 pm }

I have to thank you for getting me addicted to Candy Crush… I didn’t cave until I had been sick for about 5 weeks, and then I was so sick of watching Elf on TV, I decided to give it a shot. In less than two weeks, I have made it to level 74. Now I just have to find some way to balance crushing candies with shooting zombies… a tough task, indeed. 🙂

3 Tiara { 12.28.13 at 7:43 pm }

I’m reading this well past Christmas & don’t play Candy Crush but thought this post was very cute. 🙂

4 Nerissa { 12.29.13 at 1:41 am }

I hate that owl! Even when I match the color bomb with a non-Odus color, I end up matching his colors when the bomb’s finished exploding and the stupid thing falls off his perch.

5 Kathy { 01.12.14 at 12:08 am }

I also hate hate that######## owl. What kind of bird keeps falling out of a tree.

6 katrina { 01.15.14 at 3:50 pm }

I love the whole lot but i cant get past level 47 on the owl dreamworld

7 Andrew { 01.17.14 at 9:37 pm }

I can’t get past 47 either. Been stuck on it for 3 days now. It’s a pain

8 Mary Hughes { 02.10.14 at 12:37 pm }

I got to level 65 and it won’t let me go any father

9 Jennipher H. { 02.26.14 at 4:17 pm }

Thank you very much! I’m only on level 24 in dream land however didn’t even realize there was a color balance just despised that irritable owl!

10 Adriana { 03.01.14 at 5:10 pm }

Have had 7 times candy crush but am not advancing to 66 in dreamworl also have 3 stars.So what’s wrong

11 Carole Miller { 03.16.14 at 11:00 pm }

Sounds good, but how do you deal with the fact that even if you make matches with the non-balance colors, Odus can be set off-kilter by one of the matches hitting the balance colors. Odus keeps falling even if I do not set his colors directly in motion…

12 Carole Miller { 03.16.14 at 11:00 pm }

Sounds good, but how do you deal with the fact that even if you make matches with the non-balance colors, Odus can be set off-kilter by one of the matches hitting the balance colors. Odus keeps falling even if I do not set his colors directly in motion…

13 Bcomb { 05.02.14 at 2:58 am }

I read that there is only 65 levels to the owl part of Candy Crush…..

14 thor187 { 05.19.14 at 8:26 am }

I’m on 95 been here a week but the owl got drunk somewhere back around 93 and he just keeps jumping out the tree whenever he wants

15 Bernice Berman { 07.05.14 at 9:07 pm }

I am stuck on Level 39 of the Moonstruck game so decided to check for some help. I had no idea how to play,,,,,,guess I was just lucky until now. So glad I found your (very cute) website and found out about the colored candies next to the owl. BTW, enjoyed reading about you and now I realize why your website is so amusing. Thank you for sharing!!! I still don’t know how to play Level 39 on Moonstruck, however. Any help would be appreciated.

16 Karen { 10.12.14 at 8:22 am }

how do I get to level 171??? finished level 170, dang candy crush says to keep on playing other games…have played five more of the owl that i have already won and STILL can’t get to level 171 How many times do u have to re-play games??? HELP

17 Misty { 01.16.15 at 10:42 pm }

She is in Moonstruck and she is stuck and wants to get out and continue playing CANDY CRUSH SAGA. Wants nothing to do with the OWL. Thats in advance.

18 Anne Lyles { 02.07.15 at 4:56 pm }

Why can I not progress on odus owl level 170. Message says progress blocked. Complete the next episode in the normal candy crush world to continue. They keep raising the score. It started at 400,000 , then 475,220, then 658,240. Does it mean the regular candy crush where I am stuck on level 181?

19 Russian Roulette { 05.07.15 at 11:17 pm }

Stuck on 65 with the owl forever, why?

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