Candy Crush Saga Level 147 Help
Tips, Hints, Strategy for Level 147, Gingerbread Glade
Another hall of shame level, and a strategy with a beginning, a middle and an end.
First, the fall down - this can leave you with the middle wall entirely destroyed (hurray!), a colour bomb lined up (hurray!), or a wrapped or striped candy (hurray!). It can also leave you with sweet nada. If you're using the iPhone date and time trick, shuffle the board away until you get a good starting position, otherwise, you need to work with what you have.
If you don't have many moves available to make (which is the most likely outcome given the board), and find yourself restricted to making moves up the top of the board, and you have (for example) two possible moves you can make, try to go for the move that will force a reshuffle. This will get you back in the game at the bottom of the board quicker. Also study which columns bring down which candy from the top - this will be essential to stop the 10-move bombs. Got it? Then you're ready to move to the middle strategy.
Now: the trick that will get you through the game (eventually). Once you've cleared most of the middle column of meringues, work exclusively on one side of the board at the bottom first. Making vertical match threes against the meringue column and horizontal match threes down the bottom row of meringues can be more effective than making a striped candy to start with (at least until the meringues are down to one or two hits). Swipe out the bombs when you can, but other than that, do no other work than small matches on one side at the bottom of the board, the exception being if a colour bomb opportunity comes up on the opposite side.
Remarkably, you can get through this level without any wrapped or colour bombs or combos (other than giant striped candy) using this strategy. Of course, there will be times when you run out of moves and need to swap sides: in that case swap entirely, and make all the moves you can on the opposite side to the side you were working on. Don't flit between the two.
Once you've obliterated one side of the board, then look at what remains to be cleared. This is where you can focus on combos and special candies, but the trick is not to obsess over them. Don't waste moves trying to bring a striped & colour bomb together if you can be crushing away at the remaining jelly. In fact, save your colour bombs in case any timed candy bombs threaten to detonate on you.
It's a counter intuitive strategy to a tough level, and even with strategy it can take a while to crack, but it should take you hours instead of months this way!