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to think Candy Crush Saga is totally fixed?

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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.

TattyDevine Wed 04-Nov-15 23:02:22

I'm on level 1053

I've been playing it for quite a while and stopped for several months because there were other games I played at the time, I chop and change a bit

I never pay. But I do the "daily booster wheel" which is invaluable. Sometimes its the lollipop hammer or coconut wheel that makes a difference in getting the level or not.

Plus if you save up a few you can use more than one in a game, "free switch" etc.

If you have friends who play they can send you 5 extra moves.

Also, the more recent thing where you collect certain types of candies as you play which add up and earn you boosters.

All of these things make enough of a difference that you won't get stuck for too long. That, and a bit of luck.

I do think several moves ahead, sort of. And I've been playing so long you kind of see patterns in the colours that help you predict things.

I love it! I don't spend all that much time doing it, you only get 5 lives at a time so its not like you can sit there wasting hours, its just 10 minutes here or there at odd times of the day where you are having a sit down.

SistersOfPercy Wed 04-Nov-15 22:43:26

They are all fixed.

I'm playing inside out and have discovered that if I walk away from the game for Five days or so the next time I play it will be miraculously easy to win. I then get five or six nice, simple levels to suck me back in again and then bam, difficult, unbeatable level. I suspect this is the point they expect me to buy lives /cheats etc but I'm not bloody daft so this is when it gets ignored for a week again.

Dd also plays it and confirms my theory.

BrianCoxReborn Wed 04-Nov-15 22:24:11

I gave up with CC when they released Soda Saga.

I'm.really into Pet Rescue and thats fixed too.

I'm addicted though. It's my switch-off-brain-before-bed activity

redredblue Wed 04-Nov-15 22:20:59

I'm nearly on level 1000 without buying any extras!
But yes, YANBU. Some levels are very very hard and I've spent months stuck.

Oysterbabe Wed 04-Nov-15 22:16:43

I'm on 1029 blush
Been stuck for ages though.

EnthusiasmDisturbed Wed 04-Nov-15 22:04:10

Thanks Whois I shall remember that next time I play. I have deleted the game for now smile

SmillasSenseOfSnow Wed 04-Nov-15 22:01:31

They have another game called Pyramid or similar and that definitely has rigged levels. I've got the exact same deal of cards (in order and location, etc) multiple times in some of that one's levels. Which would suggest that it's not randomly generated, and thus quite possibly rigged for you to lose at least some of time.

DeltaSunrise Wed 04-Nov-15 21:58:34

Level 370 and never paid a penny. I do the clock thing for extra lives.

I put it forward 24hrs, open candy crush so it shows the lives then put the clock back before starting a game.

almondpudding Wed 04-Nov-15 21:56:21

I'm well beyond 200. I wouldn't buy stuff; I'd feel that was cheating.

ChristinaParsons Wed 04-Nov-15 21:55:15

I am on 935 and have never paid. Was stuck on 147 for months tho!

WhoisLucasHood Wed 04-Nov-15 21:50:13

Enthusiasm, the trick is to set the time back before you first play and then add 4hrs at a time to give you 4 new lives. This works with the King games.

WhoisLucasHood Wed 04-Nov-15 21:47:45

I'm on 1048, I need to get a RL, the hours I must have spent on it. I also love Candy Crush Soda and Jelly splash. On CC they now give me a free booster every day on a spinning wheel thing, I'm not sure which level it started on though.

EnthusiasmDisturbed Wed 04-Nov-15 21:43:41

Don't you know about changing the date on you iPad once you runabout of turns

once I was setting date over three months in advance I knew it was time to delete the game

YouBastardSockBalls Wed 04-Nov-15 21:36:52

I'm on 886, had to go and have a look as haven't played it for weeks! I've been stuck on it for ages, this is the first one I think I might have to buy a booster for and I just don't want to!

floppyjogger Wed 04-Nov-15 21:26:04

Im on level 1313 and have never spent a penny but Candy crush did delete a level a few weeks ago because it was impossible. I wasted days on that one!

Its the first time i've ever known it happen.

I'm sure once you've played the same level 200 times it throws you an easy board to keep you interested.

pointythings Wed 04-Nov-15 21:21:02

I'm on level 1277 and have never spent a penny on it. No matter how bad the level, it does eventually let you through - they don't want you to stop playing!

It does get very frustrating at times though.

5BlueHydrangea Wed 04-Nov-15 20:59:46

You need more variety .. Play other games too! Farm Heroes, Cookie Jam, candy crush soda...
Can't get on with pet rescue though!

SniffsandSneezes Wed 04-Nov-15 20:21:48

Level 736, never spent a penny on it!

Coco0123 Wed 04-Nov-15 19:45:52

Level 408 here blush

Orangeanddemons Wed 04-Nov-15 19:21:05

I'm on 227, and I'm totally hooked. I think it's easier than plain Candy Crush. Takes me ages to do each level though.

Osmiornica Wed 04-Nov-15 19:13:53

You don't need to spend a penny on this. If you get to the end of a level and it asks you to login on facebook or whatever just turn off the wifi/internet on the phone and it'll prompt you for a quest instead. Often I do the first one then forget for a while and it'll have just jumped me forward without even doing the other 2.

Also if you really really can't wait to keep playing just adjust your phones date/time forward - just don't forget to set it back again afterwards.

I'm on 400 odd and haven't spend anything or linked to facebook or harassed anyone else for lives.

Doobigetta Wed 04-Nov-15 18:50:15

Soda Crush is better, there are fewer frustratingly impossible levels and if you do get a really hard one the next few seem to be easier and let you straight through them. Also only occasional chocolate ones. I hate the chocolate levels.

Mari50 Wed 04-Nov-15 18:30:43

Candy crush is fixed, if you show enough disinterest after trying a level it let's you get it. So my advice if you're stuck is stop playing for a week and then you'll get an easy game. I'm on level 558 or somewhere there abouts, I'm embarrassed to be seen playing it and mortified about the waste of time involved getting to the level I have. I'm definitely at the point where I'm losing interest though so that's good. . . No money has changed hands either!!

JohnMc Wed 04-Nov-15 17:36:50

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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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