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To only just have realised that the direction of the stripes on the candies in Candy Crush dictates which way the fuckers explode

(109 Posts)
Bearbehind Fri 02-Aug-13 21:55:16

Level 133 and I have only just realised that the stripes on the candies tells you which way the little bastards will explode. I thought it was random.

I really need to get a life!

ninjasquirrel Fri 02-Aug-13 21:57:59

How did you get that far without that useful knowledge? (Currently stuck on level 92)

Bearbehind Fri 02-Aug-13 22:00:01

Luck and too much time on my hands!

MalcolmTuckersMum Fri 02-Aug-13 22:01:39

I hate myself so much for starting this game. The self loathing is all consuming.

Someone help me to stop! Please!

Jenny70 Fri 02-Aug-13 22:04:11

I only made this realisation about then!

But it's random which way they happen, right? It's not like matching 3 across makes horiz and 3 vert makes up&down???

ItsNotATest Fri 02-Aug-13 22:06:51

YABVU Level 133?

I finally dropped that penny this week on level 181. And am still feeling like a thicko angry

Bearbehind Fri 02-Aug-13 22:07:15

That's my excuse for not realising sooner jenny. I'm pretty sure what you get is luck so it's not a great deal of help knowing anyway!

ForgetfulNameChanger Fri 02-Aug-13 22:07:30

That far without realising? shock

mrslyman Fri 02-Aug-13 22:07:56

I was going to say YANBU as it took me ages but level 133, how the fuck did you manage that shock

ForgetfulNameChanger Fri 02-Aug-13 22:08:35

It isn't random which you get! If you make four by moving a candy vertically you get a vertical striped sweet and if you do it by moving one in horizontally you get a horizontal striped sweet!

Llareggub Fri 02-Aug-13 22:09:20

I hate you. I had not thought of candy crush for weeks and now I am thinking of taking it up again.

PeggyBabcockBoot Fri 02-Aug-13 22:11:13

181 here and didn't know that- thanks xxx

Bearbehind Fri 02-Aug-13 22:11:31

No idea! I refuse to spend money on boosters or linking to Facebook either- its just been perseverance! Only just realised what the lollipop hammers did on level 123 too.

I'm not doing myself any favours here am I?!

hurricanewyn Fri 02-Aug-13 22:12:01

YABU - I realised that much earlier (this week on level 117) and it was only because DH pointed it out

Bearbehind Fri 02-Aug-13 22:13:55

Blimey forget I thought I was quite intelligent- it appears I'm thick as shit! on the plus side, I still have 300 more levels to attack with my new found knowledge.

Bloody stupid game!

Nirvana79 Fri 02-Aug-13 22:14:02

I'm with you. I didn't realise until about level 150, felt so stupid but they always confused me. Doh!

mrslyman Fri 02-Aug-13 22:14:05

I don't think the way they happen is random, I think it depends on the whether the candy you move to make up the four is moved vertically or horizontally. Although I have only tested this on one game since you mentioned it jenny70 so it may not actually be a proper thing that always happens.

LittleBearPad Fri 02-Aug-13 22:16:09

Ok, so didn't know that... I thought the buggers were just random. Grrrr.

Why did I start playing...

mrslyman Fri 02-Aug-13 22:16:16

Xpost with forget.

bruffin Fri 02-Aug-13 22:17:13

I'm on level 153 and only just noticed it as well, no idea what lollipop hammers did 123, im sure I didn't use them. confused

crochetkate Fri 02-Aug-13 22:17:25

Wow I didnt know that! I have been trying to figure it out for ages! :S

meditrina Fri 02-Aug-13 22:17:40

Yes, it always happens.

What I've only just realised is that you don't need to line up three of a colour to release a fish. You can swop with an adjoining wrapped sweetie, stripey or jazzle to get very cute wrapped, stripey or spotty fish.

fairlynormal Fri 02-Aug-13 22:18:52

Level 226 here and didn't know that either!

Bearbehind Fri 02-Aug-13 22:19:35

Oh fuck, I haven't even seen the fish yet! How do you get them?

ouryve Fri 02-Aug-13 22:20:16

I only got to level 30 before getting bored, but I realised straight away, since I was working through Jewel Mania at the same time and the blaster jewels are very obviously pointy (stuck on level 162 of that, now, but have got to level 125 taking all but level 100 up to 3 stars. gave up on 3 starring 100 after 10 days)

LittleBearPad Fri 02-Aug-13 22:20:27

Fish?? What fish??

meditrina Fri 02-Aug-13 22:21:13

I can't remember when they first start appearing, they just turn up one day. When you release one, it swims off, then three swim back and each eat a piece of jelly.

mrslyman Fri 02-Aug-13 22:23:07

Fish? Do you mean the ones that come at the end if you still have moves left?

Bearbehind Fri 02-Aug-13 22:24:58

That's the only fish I've seen too mrslyman. I fear we'll all go to hell in a candy shaped hand cart with his stupidly addictive game!

meditrina Fri 02-Aug-13 22:26:28

Yes, those fish. And in the later stages of the game (after level 200+?) they also appear on the board and you can use them to clear squares. Link about fish.

mrslyman Fri 02-Aug-13 22:26:33

Do the bombs ever stop appearing they are very annoying.

MissMarplesBloomers Fri 02-Aug-13 22:30:00

I only realised a few levels back (sound of gears clunking in grey cells)

I'm on Level 162......impossible, I can get a wrapped & stripy together once but not twice in the time & certainly not with 30 K points as well!!!

mrslyman Fri 02-Aug-13 22:30:22

I'm torn between hoping I never encounter fish in the game because I'll have given up and found a life by then and really really wanting to get to that level.

happybubblebrain Fri 02-Aug-13 22:37:37

I worked that out about level 20. I got to about level 60 and realised it's a complete and utter waste of time and haven't played since. I think it takes a lot longer for some people, shame.

MalcolmTuckersMum Fri 02-Aug-13 22:41:36

Yes. Do those damned bombs ever fuck off? I hate the bombs. grin

Gooseysgirl Fri 02-Aug-13 22:42:48

How did you get that far in the game without realising that OP? I can't remember which level it was far me but it was one of the ones where I needed vertical candies to clear the chestnut/cherry things and I'm only on 91

Bearbehind Fri 02-Aug-13 22:43:06

Good for you happybubblebrain. The rest of us really love to be patronised . I do hope you are saving the world with the time you are no longer wasting on this stupid game.

meditrina Fri 02-Aug-13 22:43:26

You don't get bombs in every game.

I hate the damned things too, because it's so frustrating to have to wait for a new life then it's over in 6 moves or so. Ugh.

TerribleTantrums Fri 02-Aug-13 22:43:31

I have just got to level 123, thanks for telling me about the stripes. blush grin

Ummmm ... lollipop hammers?

Gooseysgirl Fri 02-Aug-13 22:43:43

sorry that should say 'FOR' me

Nanny0gg Fri 02-Aug-13 22:44:01

Level 199 and yes, there are still bombs...

jacks365 Fri 02-Aug-13 22:45:56

I had it pointed out to me by a couple of patronising teenagers. Ha I'm way ahead of them now serves them right for being smug know it alls.

Not looking forward to those fish

meditrina Fri 02-Aug-13 22:46:27

I think you have to pay for lollipop hammers. And as I won't pay for anything except a ticket to the nest episode, I haven't a clue what you'd do with them, or any other boost.

ForgetfulNameChanger Fri 02-Aug-13 22:46:45

grin at thick as shit!

Anyway OP you are now on my hit list because I am seriously considering redownloading it to play!

meditrina Fri 02-Aug-13 22:47:05

The fish are great - they help you clear squares and they're cute.

Bearbehind Fri 02-Aug-13 22:47:12

PMSL tantrums, I kept getting 1 jelly left on level 123 and realised the lollipop in the top left of the screen give you 3 free hammers which allow you to kill 1 jelly. I wasted my first one testing my new found knowledge!

jacks365 Fri 02-Aug-13 22:48:38

Meditrina you don't need to pay for tickets you can complete quests instead depending how you play it.

notnowbernard Fri 02-Aug-13 22:49:17

I'm still getting over the trauma of one one of my dear children DELETING the frigging app by accident

I was on level 132 ....

(still weeping)

Flojobunny Fri 02-Aug-13 22:51:51

Wow I'm on 97 and didn't know that. Useful to know, thanks!

BoulevardOfBrokenSleep Fri 02-Aug-13 22:53:33

Well ACKSHUALLY happybubblebrain, as far as human psychology goes, it's just the right mix of strategy and random chance to tickle our oversized-ape-brain reward centre and keep us coming back for more. A bit like Skinner's superstitious pigeons.

Am currently stuck on bloody 147. Have got within one jelly square of completing it at least half a dozen times now, goddammit!

Moxiegirl Fri 02-Aug-13 22:54:09

Been stuck on 147 for weeks hmm

littleoaktree Fri 02-Aug-13 22:54:30

I'm on level 135 (and stuck!) and didn't know this very helpful indeed.

Those of you who are waiting for lives - if you're playing on a smartphone (I assume it works on others, I have an iPhone) then if you go and alter the phone's time to a few hours ahead you get 5 lives again and then go and alter it back before you start to play. I learnt that on here <more wasted hours>

BadRoly Fri 02-Aug-13 22:54:38

Lollipop hammers?! I'm on level 140 and have no idea what they are shock. If anyone can also tell me how to do level 140 too, that would be marvellous wink

CelticPromise Fri 02-Aug-13 22:55:48

I don't pay, I do the quests <tight>

What's wrong with the bombs though? They're useful aren't they? Or am I thinking of the wrong thing?

I'm on the quests after level 80 <saddo>

meditrina Fri 02-Aug-13 22:59:23

Maybe I'll have to try a quest next time I need a new ticket. What do you do?

I'm at level 60 or so, and am battling with the evil chocolate. On the plus side, it's put me off chocolate IRL wink.

Took me forever to realise I could do quests to unlock more levels though (or is that a fairly recent thing?)

Bearbehind Fri 02-Aug-13 23:03:24

meditrina I tried the quest route once and you had to complete 3 and wait 24 hours in between completing each one. As patience is not my strong point, I now go for the 69p option every time!

Nanny0gg Fri 02-Aug-13 23:05:43

Quest? If you are on FB just ask friends to send a ticket.

ShabbyButNotChic Fri 02-Aug-13 23:06:35

Wow. Level 108 and i did not know this. I feel stupid.....

Ps I HATE BOMBS!!!

BoulevardOfBrokenSleep Fri 02-Aug-13 23:08:53

What quests? I am on a laptop, and I get the choice of paying 10p per ticket (3 tickets per level) or getting a friend favour thing per ticket. I wasn't offered quests!

Level 140 - you have 40 moves to blow up 300ish candies so you need to concentrate on putting together stripeys, wrapped ones, and disco balls. Don't get overly hung up on the colours, you just need to blast the crap out of the board and it will work in the end. Maybe.

BadRoly Fri 02-Aug-13 23:11:39

Thank you Boulevard - that has kind of been my tactic so far, I'll keep going then grin

Oh and quests?! I have never seen/heard of these either!! I play on the iPhone app...

CelticPromise Fri 02-Aug-13 23:16:36

On the Android app you tap on the next greyed out level and it offers you buy next episode, connect to FB or play quests, I think.

meditrina Fri 02-Aug-13 23:19:34

Wait 24 hours! No way!!!

And I'm not on FB, an evil consumer of time (unlike Candy Crush, which is a sane, normal, harmless occupation for a woman of a Certain Age).

muminthecity Fri 02-Aug-13 23:33:14

Oh my God, I had no idea and I'm on level 210! What a revelation! I've never had a lollipop either, I thought you could only get them by paying, which I won't do.

bruffin Fri 02-Aug-13 23:35:59

A little cheat meditrina
If you are in android, go into settings change date, open up candy crush then close it properly and then you can go back into date and set for correct date again. When you for back into Cs it should let you play the next quest.
You do the same to get more lives.

jacks365 Sat 03-Aug-13 00:04:33

Went to check on candy crush and discovered the last ticket I needed to move on. I've now found the fish on lvl 232

Lampie Sat 03-Aug-13 00:24:15

Wait til you hit level 411 - there are tornado's. Bastard things quickly lost their cute novelty value and are now more hated than chocolate

MrButtercat Sat 03-Aug-13 07:46:24

Noooooo I'm never going to get off level 45 with that bollocking middle jelly piece!!!

carlywurly Sat 03-Aug-13 07:49:08

Yanbu - I was about level 120 or so when I realised. grin

I still don't get the hammer and fish references either..

MalcolmTuckersMum Sat 03-Aug-13 07:50:10

CelticPromise the bombs don't show up until about 97 or 98 I think - and believe me, you will not love them! Wait and see............... grin

FriskyHenderson Sat 03-Aug-13 07:51:23

I had it pointed out to me by a 9 year old. Who also pointed out that the colour of the level number shows you whether it's a jelly/challenge/points level.

Vajazzler Sat 03-Aug-13 07:58:47

Can I just say.... Anyone waiting for lives and playing in a phone/tablet can get more lives by flicking your date forward 24hrs then go over up CC and you'll see you have full lives. Then just flick your date back and play!

Bearbehind Sat 03-Aug-13 08:02:13

I play on an iPad and in the top left corner there is a thing with 2 arrows and a number 5, which, when you press, tries to get you to buy 5 more lives, but next to it there's a lollipop and it originally said 3. I pressed it, not much happened but the next time I touched the board a lollipop hammer smashed the jelly I'd touched.

I used 1 lolloipop more to batter the last little fucker on level 123 so now have 1 left but I haven't paid for them. I think it's to encourage you you buy them, give you a few free ones to show you what they can do.

fufulina Sat 03-Aug-13 09:33:49

Ha! I only just found this out as well! Just did level 70 and THANK YOU (I think) for the time cheat.

fluckered Sat 03-Aug-13 09:38:47

oh I didn't know this either!! thank you for sharing!! on level 144

PlotTwist Sat 03-Aug-13 12:44:47

Tornados? I didn't think there would be anything I hated more than the chocolate.

(stuck on level 356)

noblegiraffe Sat 03-Aug-13 12:57:16

How the fucking fuck did you lot manage to get to over level 100 without knowing that? Are you just blindly tapping the screen like monkeys with typewriters and occasionally producing Shakespeare clearing a level?

Because despite having known that since nearly the start and using all the cunning strategies I can think of, I'm only on level 93.

Bah to you all.

BoulevardOfBrokenSleep Sat 03-Aug-13 13:32:05

Random button mashing is a surprisingly viable strategy for a lot of computer games...

MoreThanWords Sat 03-Aug-13 13:40:32

Had figured the stripe thing, and got through the dreaded level 65 - you have to make a move that 'touches' the chocolate iyswim so that more chocolate doesn't appear - but now stuck on 97 - 25 moves to reach 100000 and the sodding bombs .....

MrButtercat Sat 03-Aug-13 13:50:07

How I'd you all get off 45 with the middle jelly piece?

Bearbehind Sat 03-Aug-13 14:38:32

Level 97 is a bitch but after 3 days when I thought I'd smash my iPad, I just tried it 1 morning, git loads on combos and a huge score.

I'm not sure how knowing about the stripes helps very much anyway. It's not like you can predict the next move most times, so whilst it's good to know which way they are going to explode, it's not really helping me get passed level 133!

EeTraceyluv Sat 03-Aug-13 15:09:33

Please can someone explain what the chocolatey 'special' one does. It just seems to randomly explode other candies. Is it actually useful <embarrassing level 49-er>

MrsBungle Sat 03-Aug-13 15:11:26

I did not realise this!!!!!!!! I'm on level 80

Nanny0gg Sat 03-Aug-13 15:19:08

Candy Crush bombs are easier than Bubble Witch bombs...

(Addict? Moi?)

Shutupanddrive Sat 03-Aug-13 15:21:53

I'm on 208 and I didn't know that either!

Can I just point out that there is a wiki page about Candy Crush and the various bombs/sweets etc.....here

noblegiraffe Sat 03-Aug-13 15:30:12

The chocolate special clears the screen of all of whichever candy you switch it with, so aim for one there are loads of.

If you switch it with a striped one, it turns all of that colour into striped ones and then explodes them, which is great.

Switching a striped and a wrapped sweet isn't as good, but it makes and explodes a massive sweet.

I'd expect you to know this but if you haven't even figured out the line thing then maybe not!

EeTraceyluv Sat 03-Aug-13 16:27:46

haha! I have no idea how I've even made it to level 49!!

BlissfullyIgnorant Sat 03-Aug-13 16:55:29

Anyone else here managed to swap a pair of Rocky Roads (the ones that wipe out along the one colour)? They wipeout the entire hoard of candies, all except none. It's soooo satisfying

I heard Candy Crush described as the crack cocaine of gaming junkies. They're not wrong.

Nottalotta Sat 03-Aug-13 16:57:39

I did not know this. I have been stuck on 65 for an age. How many levels are there ffs??

Also, i had the lolly hammers early on without paying but no idea how they came about.....toddles off to try 65 AGAIN!!!

Notta, I've been on 65 for FOUR weeks!!! I refuse to pay I move on

Pawprint Sat 03-Aug-13 17:24:30

Nooo! I didn't realise that either! I'm only on level 56 and refuse to pay for any boosters etc.

I hate the levels with chocolate and I hate the levels with fruit/nuts that you have to bring down. In fact, I hate the whole fucking game and will -never delete it.

Nottalotta Sat 03-Aug-13 17:29:03

Oh dear god. Just failed again. Knowing this didn't help me in the slightest. That bastard chocolate!!! I also refuse to pay - i did pay to move onto the next bit before but thats all. Therein lies madness!!

HouseAtreides Sat 03-Aug-13 17:51:39

I am on level 370-something. Maternity leave well spent...

pointythings Sat 03-Aug-13 18:30:06

Level 65 is a bitch. I love swapping two of the speckly chocolate ones, it just rocks...

Am on 196, having been stuck on 191 for about 4 days because I solved it at a time when the bloody Candy Crush server went down, grrr!

So far 147 has been the absolute worst level of the lot.

PeriodFeatures Sat 03-Aug-13 18:36:36

Blimey forget I thought I was quite intelligent- it appears I'm thick as shit!

There was an article in the independent some months ago that suggested that this game only appeals to intelligent people. That is it's target market.

That was all the justification I needed to continue playing it!

Bearbehind Sat 03-Aug-13 19:15:27

Love it period! I'm sticking with your story too!

I've just completed level 133- yay!

FobblyWoof Sat 03-Aug-13 20:14:54

Fuck, how did I not know this?

FobblyWoof Sat 03-Aug-13 20:16:10

Also- have you seen the devestation causes if you swap two of those five in a row candy sweet things? Was brilliant grin

ModernToss Sat 03-Aug-13 20:52:05

Currently struggling with 181, which is entirely about exploding horizontal stripes, so I had definitely figured out the direction in which they explode. What's weird is that I can only create a horizontal stripe candy by lining up four vertical sweets.

I know this is true because I have done it 3126 times today.

bruffin Sat 03-Aug-13 20:58:25

If they are vertical then you have to move the 4th sweet horizontally to get it in line.
I'm stuck on 153 where you have to get two of the spotted bomb ones lined up. It doesn't have a lot moves either.

CelticPromise Sat 03-Aug-13 21:03:01

I was wondering what happened if you swap two colour bomb things, now I know smile

I got stuck on 65 for flipping ages.

softlysoftly Sat 03-Aug-13 21:05:15

Can you people hear yourselves?!

Stripy jazzle exploding fish eating jelly with lollipop hammers.....

&#12298;Shakes head sadly&#12299;

Glory be, I've done 65! The sweet relief, new episode started

Hulababy Sat 03-Aug-13 21:06:50

I'm on level 100 and did't know til I read this thread!

pointythings Sat 03-Aug-13 21:15:32

softly how is it any worse than

- people in silly trousers taking a small white ball for a long country walk by way of a stick
- people in silly shorts/skirts whacking a poor defenceless ball at each other with two objects superficially resembling fishing nets
- people in silly all over white cloth body armour poking at each other with long pointy objects until one of them scores 15 points
- people wearing full makeup and sparkly swim suits dancing around mostly under water

etc. etc.

It's a bit of fun. People like talking about their hobbies/pastimes. Why is this a problem for you?

Strongecoffeeismydrug Sat 03-Aug-13 21:26:21

Stuck on level 361hmm
Anyone got any tips

softlysoftly Sat 03-Aug-13 21:27:20

Omg pointy oversensitive? It was a joke.

plus I would happily poke fun at all the above

fitflopqueen Sat 03-Aug-13 21:57:12

Any tips PLEASE for level 97, stuck for 2 weeks now, and yes hold my hands up am a sad CC addict

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