Moving Ingredients Over in Level 315 of Candy Crush
My pre-Christmas gift to you is a copy of the post-it note I made myself to get through level 315 of Candy Crush. Let me start by saying that this level frustrated me almost as much as the timed levels. It involves sliding over two ingredients at least two spaces. So four lateral moves in total.
You likely do lateral moves all the time without thinking about it. But once you’re forced to slide over those hazelnuts, you realize just how difficult it is to line up the candies just so vs. have it happen by accident.
See, the hazelnut in the center is fine. The one on the left and the one on the right will hit a ledge if they drop straight down. So they need to move two over toward the center in order to be placed over an opening.
So how do you do that?
You look for (or create) one of these eight patterns:
The four on the left correspond with the hazelnut on the left. The four on the right correspond with the hazelnut on the right. The O is the hazelnut, and the X are three candies of the same colour.
In other words, if you want to move the left one over (toward the center, which means, toward the right), you’re looking for two blues above the hazelnut and a blue to the right. Then you’d slide that hazelnut to the right, and the three blues align and disappear. One move complete.
My advice is to play on a device so you can keep restarting without losing a life. Look for a board that opens with two of the same colour below one of the hazelnuts, and either a third of the same colour to the right of the nut (if you’re trying to move the one on the left) or the left of the nut (if you’re trying to move the one on the right). That way, your first move takes care of one of your four lateral moves. Then it’s just three more to go.
Also make sure you use the coconut wheel early on so the nut in the middle doesn’t land atop it. Once that happens, you can only use it left or right to take out one candy.
This moving ingredients technique comes up a few times in Candy Crush, but this is the first board where it is crucial; impossible to play without doing lateral moves.
So if you need a break from Christmas stuff and you’re feeling inclined to crouch in a darkened room somewhere playing Candy Crush while other people string their lights, this is my gift to you. How to move ingredients to get past those evil boards.
Currently: I’m on Level 350, 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.