to think Candy Crush Saga is totally fixed?

(81 Posts)
MardyBra Mon 06-May-13 14:45:44

Yes, I can understand that they're wanting to maximise revenue, but I'm sure that some levels are fixed so that they're physically impossible unless you play them over and over or buy the fecking cheats ( which I refuse to do).

Angry Birds is hard on some levels, but at least you have the same scenario and birds each time, so you don't have to wait until an achievable bird scenario comes along. This game is pissing me off now, because I'm sure they deliberately give you unsolvable combinations most of the time.

nokidshere Mon 06-May-13 14:47:13

Lol I have been stuck on level 219 for weeks now and, rather than making me want to buy the cheats it's just stopped me plaing

Pancakeflipper Mon 06-May-13 14:47:53

I am on that chocolate level and I have refused to pay a penny. Even had to wait 24hrs to open a quest ( 3 times). I refuse to pay, it's a point of principal now and I could be on my current level forever.

TallyGrenshall Mon 06-May-13 14:50:22

I'm the same as Nokids

I've been stuck on level 208 for about 2 weeks now and it's just making me not want to play it. I wouldn't ever spend money on it

MardyBra Mon 06-May-13 14:52:49

Interestingly I'm also on 208 Tally but only started today. I can just tell its not giving me the right colour combinations to be even able to attempt to achieve the level. 2 weeks confused

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Mon 06-May-13 14:55:11

I can't understand how adults get hooked on this shite. I really can't. Go and do something useful or creative instead!

TallyGrenshall Mon 06-May-13 14:56:30

When I'm finish work at midnight, I have no desire to do anything useful or creative.

I want to sit and do something mindless to wind down

MardyBra Mon 06-May-13 14:56:40

Well each to their own Neo. Posting on MN isn't exactly a productive hobby either.

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Mon 06-May-13 14:58:20

Mardy it can be. MN is quite educational at times..

MardyBra Mon 06-May-13 14:59:10

Maybe. But I waste way too much time on here when I could be productive elsewhere.

mirai Mon 06-May-13 14:59:19

Agreed. I'm completely stuck on 102 and I've just stopped playing.

LegoAcupuncture Mon 06-May-13 15:00:07

Im stuck n 147. Someone tell me how to do it!

MardyBra Mon 06-May-13 15:02:20

There's a candy crush quiche in Chat lego.

LEMisdisappointed Mon 06-May-13 15:04:03

level 135 here, i wouldnt pay anything i have just got bored and might play once in a while

MardyBra Mon 06-May-13 15:04:31

For lego and queries about individual levels:

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/_chat/1714713-I-think-the-Candy-Crush-quiche-is-over-90-days-old-and-has-disappeared-shock?msgid=38854618

The answer will invariably be stick with it or spend a bloody fortune.

LegoAcupuncture Mon 06-May-13 15:04:40

Is there?

Back to topic, I've been stuck for weeks, can get it down to one last jelly but refuse to buy 5 more goes. I've given myself until the end of the week then deleting the game.

I am sure you are right, OP. It makes me very cross - and the fact that I succumb, and buy the power-ups makes me even crosser with myself.

Kasterborous Mon 06-May-13 15:04:54

I agree the level I'm on now 98 I think is like that and I refuse to pay any money out. It seems like they want you to spend money before I even start this level.

MardyBra Mon 06-May-13 15:05:55

I bet they love you SDTG. Manipulative bastards.

Groovee Mon 06-May-13 15:07:45

My friend managed to finish it and start their new game, Farm Hero's

nannynick Mon 06-May-13 15:08:13

I am waiting for a boat ticket. Takes me ages to get those tickets to progress, lack of FBfriends who play.

Like all games, it's a bit of pointless fun, though I suspect like many games it does keep the brain matter in good condition - though I wish my brain would see a couple of moves ahead. Good chess players see many moves ahead I think... Suppose good candycrush players are the same. Alas I rarely see more than the current move.

catlady1 Mon 06-May-13 15:08:44

Haha, I've been stuck on level 30 for weeks! I clearly have no hope. Although to be fair I only play it when bfing DD all day and all night

SucksToBeMe Mon 06-May-13 15:12:45

It is fixed! If you hold off playing for a few days it will send down all the correct combinations so you blitz the level! <paranoid>

I'm stuck on 103.

Parker231 Mon 06-May-13 15:13:28

Am totally hooked - am up to 130 but stuck !

CouthySaysEatChoccyEggs Mon 06-May-13 15:18:10

It's a good time waster in between jobs. I was stuck on lvl 30 for two bloody weeks, but am now on lvl 58 just two days later.

It does help bring able to see 2/3 moves ahead.

Some of the combinations ARE unsolvable.

I now HATE chocolate squares...wink

I refuse to pay for power ups. tight arse

AgentZigzag Mon 06-May-13 15:24:26

I've just started playing it this week and also got stuck on level fucking 30!

I'm sure it was getting a bit sarky with me in the end 'you only have to get 450 billion points and get rid of the jellies you idiot'

I'm obsessed with it grin

I'm stuck on level 38 now hmm

AgentZigzag Mon 06-May-13 15:25:40

And I also refuse to pay up, or justify why I choose this way to relax my hard done by brain while watching a bit of telly.

AgentZigzag Mon 06-May-13 15:27:12

It is educational, it's teaching me it's not a good idea to throw coffee cups at the monitor patience and how to deal with frustration.

Nelly000 Mon 06-May-13 15:28:53

I refuse to go past level 35 as I refuse to pay anything or spam other people with Candy Crush requests. Bit of a bummer though as it is a bit of light, mindless entertainment!

Nanny0gg Mon 06-May-13 15:29:37

Level 135.
Which is completely impossible. I cannot see how to do wrapped candies - it's only ever luck that I get them, let alone together.

sad

AgentZigzag Mon 06-May-13 15:30:55

Set yourself up with another fb account, friend yourself and send and invite to your new profile nannynick?

LEMisdisappointed Mon 06-May-13 15:32:59

NannyOgg i know exactly what you mean, you have to have them in a t or l shape but i find it impossible to orchestrate - i dont think i'll get past this level tbh. Probably a good thing grin

Shinigami Mon 06-May-13 15:36:41

I'm stuck on level 38 as well. Level 208! Fuck me sideways shock how long does this thing go on for.

Yanbu I'm thinking this too after being stuck for weeks with only one jelly each time preventing me from winning angry grrr. Well i ain't wasting real cash on a virtual game, its madness and I'm determined to win sooner or later!

YoniOneWayOfLife Mon 06-May-13 15:57:30

153 here. Just get two bobbles and mix them. Yeah, just get two rows of 5, next to each other... oh, and there's some candy squares you have to blast first and you've only got 40 moves. So, no pressure there then hmm

Tee2072 Mon 06-May-13 16:17:37

Play it in Firefox and use the cheat plugin. It's the only reason I haven't just given up.

Leethax gives you unlimited power ups and other stuff. The game is fucking stupid without it.

fritteringtwit Mon 06-May-13 16:39:29

I got to level 65 (there for about 3 weeks) and decided enough was enough and deleted the app.

Although I cant say doing that has made me any more productive today [insert sunlounger smiley here]

FoofFighter Mon 06-May-13 16:49:56

I used the cheat Tee says about above, great at first but then it took all the joy and challenge out of the game for me (plus I STILL got stuck on the get 5 wrapped stripy candies level anyway not cheat can help you on some of them!!)

I deleted it in the end.

Pancakeflipper Mon 06-May-13 16:59:36

I join the level 38 quiche.

AgentZigzag Mon 06-May-13 17:14:52

Have you got a link to the firefox cheat plugin please Tee?

Can't find it for the life of me.

Doinmummy Mon 06-May-13 17:18:47

I've been on level 65 for weeks now. Please someone post a cheat link.

Doinmummy Mon 06-May-13 17:24:21

How do you get boosters?

Nagoo Mon 06-May-13 17:25:35

As soon as I saw that people were still playing it after 200-odd levels I deleted it.

And Mardy I agree, you can either do it or you can't and you do just have to wait for it to become solvable.

RedHelenB Mon 06-May-13 17:26:40

I'm on 253 & haven't paid a penny extra. Stuck on 213 I think it was for quite a few weeks but then you have that sense of achievement when you do it lol!!

FoofFighter Mon 06-May-13 17:38:11

AgentZigZag click the word leethax in Tee's post it's a link. You do need Firefox browser for it though.

IncrediblePhatTheInnkeepersCat Mon 06-May-13 17:41:39

I was stuck on level 149 for about 4 weeks. I refused to buy cheats and eventually I got the right combination to complete. Now on 154 and stuck again. I actually completed it, but it froze then wouldn't register my completion - the bastards! So trying to do it again, which is more gutting.

AgentZigzag Mon 06-May-13 17:42:35

Ahh, thanks foof, you're a star smile

I read it as saying 'The cheat is not included in the leethax.net Firefox extension.' <dozy> grin

Anthracite Mon 06-May-13 17:42:38

I was fine until level 135.

I know I could play and play and eventually get there but then that would just be a game of chance.

AgentZigzag Mon 06-May-13 17:44:55

You can switch the add on on/off though can't you?

So you can use it only if you get stuck and about to <head explode>

Tee2072 Mon 06-May-13 18:07:41

Yes, you can switch it on and off. But, honestly, it makes the game actually enjoyable to me, rather than frustrating beyond belief.

There are still levels that take some luck and some skill but at least I feel like I have a fighting chance!

AgentZigzag Mon 06-May-13 18:12:34

Oh yeah, and you're a star too for bringing it up Tee grin

If they're cheating anyway it just balances it up as a double-cheat.

I wonder how they fix it though because how the sweets pan out on the grid seems random, but like other posters have said, I've got down to one jelly and one move left but no way of getting rid of it. That's not chance is it? And that lots of people are stuck on the same level says they've tweaked it somehow.

Farm Heroes is just as bad. I am stuck on level 54 of that and 208 of Candy Crush. I have no life.

MammaTJ Mon 06-May-13 19:55:05

Level 305 here and I admit I have spent the odd pound or two. Not much though and only when really stuck for ages. Only to buy the three extra moves.

level 65 here! its been a week already sad

somedayma Mon 06-May-13 20:16:07

How many levels are there?! Does anyone know? Or do they just keep adding them? I'm amazed at how bloody popular it is; they even have a tv ad for it- v unusual for a a free game. I'm addicted. Level 115

BatmanLovesVodkaAndCherryade Mon 06-May-13 20:27:13

Got to 208, stuck on that for weeks, then deleted it sad

I used to spend the odd pound here or there - they've lost that now. Take that, The Man!

Carolra Mon 06-May-13 20:37:54

If you're playing on an iPhone, you can set your phone clock forwards by 3 hrs to get more lives...

You need to set the clock forward (Settings, General, Date/Time) and then open Candy Crush. Before you start playing, set the clock back to normal. You should still have 5 lives. You need to make sure you have set the clock forward by enough to get 5 lives and then back again or it won't work properly....

Somedayma - Candy crush has 305 levels, I don't know how many Farm Heroes has.

I'm not hooked, though ..... I can give it up any time I want .... honest!

HotelTangoFoxtrotUniform Mon 06-May-13 22:06:16

I'm stuck on 323 at the moment. I need to finish so I can do my revision and coursework!

I have succumbed twice now and bought power ups. Once when I was stuck for two weeks and got down to the last move and had two, perfectly set up, moves to clear the level and another when I just couldn't clear the jelly stuff on one level for over a week so I bought the hammers. I said never again but I can see me wavering when I get truly stuck again - I get so bored playing the same level over and over.

nipersvest Mon 06-May-13 22:09:54

omg!! have just uploaded that extension linked to earlier for firefox, i now have 99 lives, plus 99 each of all the boosters grin

this had better work, have been stuck on 183 for ages, it's even more evil than level 65.

Thewhingingdefective Mon 06-May-13 22:11:54

Nah, it's not fixed. I was stuck on level 125 for weeks and then my 7 year old DD comes along and completes it for me on her first try.

BriansBrain Mon 06-May-13 22:18:51

I'm stuck on level 30+ and it just doesn't give enough ingredients to crush EVER!!!

AgentZigzag Mon 06-May-13 22:19:33

I've just downloaded the extension too <big grin>

Although I downloaded the program that turned out to be an advert twice before DH worked out I'd been had by the lure of the big green shiny button grin

AgentZigzag Mon 06-May-13 22:24:10

Bit of mum/daughter bonding going on there Defective? grin

Chocoflump Mon 06-May-13 22:25:06

Another one stuck on 208!!!

I think this may be my last ever level...

LastOrdersAtTheBra Mon 06-May-13 22:29:20

I've just done 365 without ever paying, I do the clock trick and have a couple of fakebook accounts for lives and tickets.

I like not having to wait for lives but wouldn't want unlimited cheats, that would take the fun out of it for me.

ApplesinmyPocket Mon 06-May-13 22:47:41

"I'm stuck on level 30+ and it just doesn't give enough ingredients to crush EVER!!!"

Me too Brian'sBrain, me too... Except once.... I had one last ingredient (a unique moment in itself!) left on the bottom row. And only one move left. I had never, never got so close before. SO CLOSE...! I sat there for a moment staring at the little box seductively offering me some more moves, for what seemed like a bargain amount of money. One click ...

With a deep sigh I closed the pop-up, saved my money, made the last move, and watched YOU FAILED!! come up onscreen. And that's why I'm still stuck on 30 and have been for 2 weeks. But it would be so so easy to think 'oh I'll just pay this one time....'

timidviper Mon 06-May-13 23:04:54

Ican't get the lives and moves on FB, it only seems to offer them when I have got a full set of 5 lives so you can't have more and God knows what happens to the moves, I accept them but nothing happens.

I'm up to 88 but when I get stuck I just keep going till the right candies fall

zipzap Mon 06-May-13 23:05:46

Can anyone explain something to me please...

If somebody sends me an extra life in this, then when I open up I get the little screen showing who has sent what. However, I have 5 lives so it won't let me keep any extra lives. Doesn't matter if I tick to acknowledge or close the box down to come back to later - those messages with extra lives have just disappeared and I can't get back to them when I need them.

Is there any way to actually make use of the lives - other than being incredibly lucky with timings so that somebody sends you an extra life just when you are in the middle of playing and have used some of yours up...

Another one here who is stuck waiting to get a ferry pass off level 35 on the iphone (having not linked up to facebook or put any details in) and level 20 on facebook on the pc and refusing to pay for it on either of them!!

twinklytoes Mon 06-May-13 23:06:04

another stuck on 38.

think I missed the firefox link, can you repost or direct to post please..scrolling, quick reading can't see it sad

Doinmummy Mon 06-May-13 23:18:23

Noooiooi I've tried the clock thing and now have 1324 mins to wait fir next life . Have fiddled and fiddled putting clock back and forward and can't make it work

It currently has 365 levels, they add another 15 every few weeks.. it's ongoing. I've reached the current end but I also started playing waaaay before most people did, pre Olympics I think, so I've had a massive head start. I play Farm Heroes as well (currently 85 levels, at the end of that too) and I feel that relies on luck even more so than Candy Crush.

I actually don't begrudge very very occasionally (e.g. if I've been stuck on a level for about fifty plays or something crazy) buying the odd extra moves or special candies. After all, they're putting in the effort to make the game and there's no adverts aside from advertising their other games, so I don't see why they shouldn't get paid. It's just another way to make revenue from games development, an alternative to the traditional pay up front model. This model I feel in many ways is a lot fairer as the cost ends up somewhat relative to the amount you play it.

Then again I was a games developer for a while way back when so I'm probably biased. However I suspect the makers of Candy Crush are very rich right now from the recent huge boom in popularity so probably aren't crying into their beer over people not buying stuff out of principle!

Nanny0gg Mon 06-May-13 23:23:56

zipzap I wondered the same.

I'm now playing Bubble Witch again, as Candy Crush is annoying me too much.

Don't suppose there's an add-on for Chrome?

<hopeful>

BriansBrain Mon 06-May-13 23:26:43

There is an envelope under current lives that you click on when under 5 to give you offered lives.

AgentZigzag Mon 06-May-13 23:30:16

Here y'are twinkly

It's the 'Get the leethax.net Firefox extension' link down the page before the comments.

WeAllHaveWings Mon 27-May-13 11:38:21

Been stuck on level 323 for over a week. Wasnt even getting near completing, so had a quick google for tips and it says there is a bug on this level on iPad/iPhone etc. Tried on PC and found the candies move completely differently than they do on the iPad. Competed level first time on PC smile

Noticed this with a few levels, some are easier on PC than iPad.

Loulybelle Mon 27-May-13 12:12:44

Im stuck on 153, i have given up on it now.

McNewPants2013 Mon 27-May-13 12:55:22

Stuck on 266 for weeks.

McNewPants2013 Mon 27-May-13 12:59:56

Now I going to have to download farm Hero to see what's that about lol

lelrods Fri 19-Jul-13 15:58:19

I am stuck on 208 and have spent so much money on Candy Crush I refuse to spend anymore I think it's fixed and it's pointless watching videos of how to do it sad

runes Fri 19-Jul-13 16:13:10

Not fixed. I've completed the whole thing without spending a penny or using any cheats. I was however most disappointed to find that there were no fireworks when I finished the last level shock. It just said we'll be adding more levels soon, in the meantime you can replay old levels to get more stars shock shock. What an anticlimax. I thought it'd make the news grin .

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