Candy Crush is being played by over 100 million people every day! Its has just become the top played game on Facebook and one of the most played online games of all time. With that many people playing, you know there will be questions that people have about how to play Candy Crush. The game is very complex and has a lot of variables and tons of levels. We get tons of questions everyday about the game so we have comprised a Frequently Asked Questions page that can give you some great Candy Crush Tips.
How do you get points?
There are many ways to gain points in Candy Crush. The most simple way to gain points is to match 3 or more candies of the same color and crush them. There are also more difficult ways to gain points like making special candy combinations.
How do I complete levels?
There are currently 530 levels (not counting dreamworld) that you will have to beat to win the game (although its fun to just take it level by level and not think of beating the game but beating the levels). To beat a level in Candy Crush you have to achieve two things. You must:
- Get a score that will earn you at least 1 star
- Complete the challenge that is explained to you at the start of the level. This can be many things from getting two striped candies to clearing a certain amount of jelly squares
When many people start playing they don’t realize that you can create better combos than just 3 of the same color candy. There are special candies in the game that create even better crushing power. There are striped candies, wrapped candies, color bombs, and more. Some ways you can make a special candy are:
- Match 5 candies in a row to create a color bomb
- Match 4 candies in a row as well as a column well make a striped candy
- Match 5 candies in a row in the shape of a L or a T and create a wrapped candy
- Crushing a striped candy clears the whole row or column
- Crushing a wrapped candy clear a 3 x 3 area of candy
- Switching a color bomb with any candy will clear the candy of that color. You can also mix color bombs with any other type of special candy and create a better effect
- Combing a striped candy with a wrapped candy with create a larger candy that clears multiple rows and columns across the entire board
- For more information on making special candies, check out our how to play candy crush guide.
What is Candy Crush Dreamworld?
Candy Crush Dreamworld is a new episode that is unlocked once you pass level 35. In dreamworld you must keep Odus the Owl atop his half-moon by crushing the same color candy that keeps him steady. It adds a new element to the game and is good if you are stuck on a level and want to change the game up a little bit. You can also view more information on Candy Crush Dreamworld.
How many lives do you get?
In Candy Crush Saga you will begin with 5 lives. When you fail to complete a level a live will be taken from you. If you wait 30 minutes, your life will be renewed. You can also receive lives from your friends. Alternatively, you can try our Candy Crush Unlimited Lives trick if you are playing on a mobile device.
Why does my friend send lives but I only have 5?
This is because you can only have a maximum of 5 lives. When you receive lives from your friends, you should not select all and accept. You will simply lose the lives you were given if you already have 5. Instead, once you get to 0 lives.. open your inbox and accept no more than 5 lives (if you have that many) and then close it. This way you will get the lives instead of wasting them. This is just a little trick that Candy Crush Saga doesn’t tell you about. Never use the accept all!
What are all the types of challenges?
In order to beat the levels you must pass a challenge that is given to you by the game. There are currently 5 different types of challenges that you will face in Candy Crush Saga.
Score: This type of challenge is simply scoring a certain amount of points in the amount moves you get or less.
Jelly Levels: Jelly levels are levels where the game makes you clear a certain amount of jelly on the board to beat the level. To remove jelly you must match the candy over it or use a special candy to crush it. If all the jelly isn’t cleared by the amount of moves you get, you will fail the level.
Ingredient Levels: Ingredient Levels are some of the tougher levels. In this challenge there will be either cherries, hazelnuts, or both on the board. You must bring down the ingredients to a certain part of the board. You will know where to bring the ingredients down to because there are little green arrows that show you where the ingredients can go.
Timed Levels: Time levels are levels in Candy Crush Saga where you must score a certain amount of points in a certain amount of time. If you do not score the challeneged points, you will fail the level.
Order Levels: Order levels may not be what it seems to you. In this challenge, you are tasked with collecting a number or type of candies. You can be requested to collect (for example) 50 yellow candies, 20 red candies and 6 blue candies. You could also be requested to collect 5 striped candies and a color bomb. If you do not collect the requested order before your moves run out, you fail the level.
What are boosters?
Boosters are special items you can win or get that help you better beat the level. They are great for when you are stuck on a level and need a little help. Some examples are the lollipop hammer when smashes a candy of your choice and the 5 extra moves booster that gives you 5 extra moves. For all the boosters and what they do, check out our Candy Crush Boosters page.
What are blockers?
In Candy Crush, blockers are items that will block you on each level. There are many types of blockers like chocolate, meringues and locked licorice. Blockers will try and stop you from beating a level. For all the blockers in Candy Crush, check out our Candy Crush Blockers page.
Why can’t I see the Daily Booster Wheel?
Many people have trouble finding or viewing the daily booster wheel. Most likely this is because you need to update your Candy Crush app (if you are playing on a mobile device). Once you update the app, you will see the new features like the daily booster wheel. If you are all updated and you simply cannot find it, check out our daily booster wheel page for more information on where to find it and how to use it.