The Hardest Level of Candy Crush Redux
The next one of my Christmas gifts to you is an update on the hardest level of Candy Crush as crowdsourced by tons of players. I never closed that original poll, and people kept answering. (Feel free to leave your answer there if you wish. Maybe I’ll revisit this again in a few months.) In fact, hundreds of people kept answering. So I figured it was worth a relook if new answers skewed the results.
Why is it important to know the hardest level? Because then you can anticipate, plan ahead, and hoard boosters from the prize wheel. Why the hell would you spend a lollipop hammer on level 31 if you know that in two boards, you’re going to have to clear a lot of jelly? It also helps, when you’re stuck, to know other people got stuck in the same place too.
So, to review, when I first wrote the post, the hardest level was 65. The other nine most dreaded levels were: 33, 70, 79, 97, 125, 147, 165, 252, and 410.
The least favourite level has changed over time to become level 33. It ousted 65 from the most hated spot. In fact, level 33 earned 24% of the vote. Whereas only 13% of the people answered that they disliked level 65. Also added to that original list are multiple votes for levels 23, 29, and 30.
There is the problem that more people have encountered those lower levels vs. the higher levels, and therefore, while they may really dislike 33, they have no clue that 350 is going to suck hardcore. So the results definitely skew towards those first 200 levels. There was also a tendency to dislike recent boards. In other words, a lot of people who reported hating 97 were either still on 97 or were below 100.
Still, there’s more to be learned if we look at types of boards. 30% of people hate bring down the ingredients boards. Only 22% of you hate clear the jelly. And 30% hate timed levels. I should add to that more options, some of which I didn’t even know about when I wrote that poll: the cannons, the chocolate machines, licorice, the 5-break whipped cream, and bombs bombs bombs bombs bombs bombs.
Okay, so start pre-dreading levels 23, 29, 30, 33, 65, 70, 79, 97, 125, 147, 165, 252, and 410. And if you’re past them, breathe a huge sigh of relief.
What has been your hardest board? Or tell us about a recent difficult board where you got stuck.
You can open another gift under the figurative tree in another few hours… Which is just my way of saying another post will go up. Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas.