Candy Crush Saga level 688

Tips for level 688 Candy Crush Saga
Clear the cake as quickly as possible, which will remove the bombs, then make colour bombs to hit the jelly in the bottom squares.
A well placed stripe or stripe/wrap combo will hit some of the jelly, but colour bombs will always be best for clearing the difficult squares at the bottom.
To get 3 stars on level 688 try to save some jelly as long as possible and make colour bombs.. Colour bomb/wrap combo is the best for high points.
Level 688 was changed recently to make it much harder to destroy the cake, the video below is the updated version played without boosters and scoring 3 stars.


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67 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wish I had a Level 688 with bombs that counted down from 15! Mine count down from 9 dammit!! They must have thought it was too easy with 15 and changed it.....sigh...

Anonymous said...

Yep they just made it harder! Not only does the bomb counts down from 9 instead of 15, they also moved the pie down so that the row below the pie is no longer there, making it even harder to remove the bombs! They also give you 50 moves instead of 35 but what good are the extra 15 moves if you can't clear the pie within the 9 moves?? Guess they really want you to buy those lolly hammers!

pennyalis said...

Yep - came here to see how to win this level, and figured out that the video has bombs count down at 15. Mine are nine. This level will be next to impossible. Yuck!

Anonymous said...

For the first time I checked the site after only 2 times I tried the level (and saw the disaster!).
So, the third time (that was somehow promising) I used my last lollipop hammer and my last hand swich and won it!
I think it's very,VERY difficult without boosters...

Anonymous said...

finally beat this level. takes NO skill and don't waste boosters because you will either get a lucky board or not.
not only did they make the bombs 9 move bombs and removed the extra row under the pie, they added a row of jelly. frustrating level, just hold out for a lucky board. do NOT give in to king by buying boosters. that is why these last 2 episodes have been nearly impossible

Anonymous said...

So frustrating! Wish they wouldn't have made so many changes to this level, one would have been enough! Only cleared the pie one time in about a hundred tries! Refuse to buy boosters! Lol!

Anonymous said...

Just managed to clear the board. But the I appartentlyt only had 65.000 points instead of 70.000.
I nearly threw my computer out of the window. Bloody h...

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous...same thing happened to me when I managed to clear the board also! This level sucks!

Anonymous said...

FFS another ridiculous level. Just 9 moves on the bombs and hardly any decent moves near the cake. Ridiculous again.

Anonymous said...

Ok since the post above I have done it. I activated a chocolate ball and fish from my daily freebies and that got me a win!

Anonymous said...

I got very lucky on this board and still used 2 boosters that I won with my daily spins. I cleared the cake with 43 moves remaining. Then used the swap booster to make a color bomb. At this point I only had 3 colors needed to be cleared and 2 were the same color. So I used the color bomb to clear the 2 of the same color, and then a lollipop for the final one.

Anonymous said...

Another ridiculous level. Rarely do you get decent moves around the cake to break it apart, but the bombs are just beyond annoying. I thought I would use some fish to help eat some of the bombs - whadya know, King put my fish down where I couldn't use it and didn't give me any moves to hit with a stripe either. One thing I've never understood...why are the striped and wrapped candies that you get with using the stripe/wrap boost never side by side on the board? Isn't that the point of a stripe/wrap combo? What a waste of a booster! Think I'll be here for a while...

Anonymous said...

I will wait until this hits the iPad so I can back out of bad starts. This is actually impossible - not like the other boards that are extremely difficult. I wish they would stop making more levels so I could walk away...but the need to beat it trumps common sense. Still, I've made it this far without spending a penny..........

Anonymous said...

Ridiculous level! And, they made it harder? Agree with last post.. the only way to beat this is to get a lucky board, which you can do once the mobile version is released.. so you can back out if you don't like your initial play. At least you aren't spending a lot of time on it with only 9 chances to diffuse bombs.

Anonymous said...

Old board is on my phone. Got it in two tries.

Anonymous said...

The ipad version is the old one with fewer lives but longer time on the bombs and with the extra line of colour under the cake. Much easier to do.

Anonymous said...

Don't give up hope for level 688. Just completed without a booster. I had a hammer just in case but thought I'd try not to use it. It is the luck of the board and a lucky board will come. Good luck everyone!!!!

Anonymous said...

I left the above comment and sorry forgot to mention only had 9 moves on my bombs, so yes it is possible.

Anonymous said...

Had to use iPad to finish this level, android version is just impossible.

Bill. said...

Still bombs with countdown of 15 on kindle much easier to kill off the cake. Jelly in bottom row difficult.

lucy said...

They should of kept it 15 for bombs really sucks now no fun

Anonymous said...

just played this level once then read the comments above hmmm might be here on this one for awhile coz never have brought any boosters and not starting now! cheers katrina

Anonymous said...

This level is all about the initial board. Spent many lives on it. Finally got a board and completed it in less then 10 moves. (thought King wised up and got away from levels that were all about initial board setup guess not)

Anonymous said...

This one realy sucks.

Anonymous said...

I have never left a comment on your site before. I always check in and read suggestions from you and the comments left by others. I truly enjoy your site. As for this level 688..you are absolutely correct about the update. I could not complete it, horrible level. Until....I usually use my Samsung android phone to play or the laptop. I have an iPhone4 that I use once in awhile but not very much...I turned it on and went to Candy Crush and WOW!, It was not updated and it still had the old version with the countdown of 15 and the cake was higher! Once again, You saved my sanity! Thank you!!! ;)

Anonymous said...

This one is f.c..ng undo able Kink. get some sense in what strategy is possible

Anonymous said...

Pure luck with 2 color bombs and a hammer did the trick. This one needs zro skills and 200% luck. Pff

Anonymous said...

Used a chocolate ball next to a possible stripe move at start and some luck.

Anonymous said...

And I thought 677 was hard, this is much worse, new improved version! HaHa

Anonymous said...

Hate this level! If you are lucky enough to clear the bombs (which is about once in 10 lives) it is impossible to clear the jellies in the corners! Very small area to be able to line up for color bombs also! Besides an extremely lucky board the only way to finish this level is with a bunch of lollipops! Oh and even then..you'll be lucky if you get the 70,000 points needed to complete. Seriously one of the worst levels ever! And soooo boring. Has me playing only a few times a day now.

Anonymous said...

PLEASE GO BACK TO GIVING US 15 TIMES FOR THE BOMB BEFORE IT EXPLODES! I HATE THIS LEVEL AND GETTING UPSET!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Level 688 another of those games that is just plain boring. 9 moves before the bombs go off what a JOKE!! I have just played 5 games on my PC and 5 on my iPad, out of those games I had 1 that I would call a game the others having the bombs go off before you could even clear the pie. In fact out of the other eight games there was no point in continuing until the bombs went off, as you know that you are not going to clear the pie when there are about 2 or 3 moves left on the bombs, so why waste my time playing until the bombs go off. I have said many times that I like to be challenged and I like games where skill comes into play, but 688 is none of that, it just plain BORING!! BORING!! BORING!!. I really don’t know what KING is thinking of in these recent games. Most of my fellow players have quit the game, so it probably won’t be long before the remaining ones leave and then there really is no point playing, as I would never be able to get to the next 15 games. Come on sort it out, a game is meant to be fun not frustrating and boring.

Ann Marie Kleiber said...

this level BLOWS!

Ann Marie Kleiber said...

as one player said, wait for the lucky board. I tried fish, color bombs, and wrap-stripe combo boosters, nothing worked. keep playing and trying to break the cake, otherwise it's impossible.

Anonymous said...

This level was impossible on the laptop but I tried on iPhone and it's so much easier, I passed first go. There's a layer of candies under the cake and more bomb moves.

It's quite a simple level on the iPhone so if you can access one do it on there!

Anonymous said...

I was moving through the levels at a pretty good clip, so I guess I'll be on this level for a while. Patience, I need patience to wait for a good board.

Anonymous said...

Whew! Finally got thru this level using three lollipops. Really tough to get rid of the bombs, but it can be done.

luckylau said...

Went thru 5 lives in 30 seconds....wtf....stupid level...9 moves before the bombs explode...really...on my lunch hour,thought I could use some relaxing time,but not with Candy Crush level 688...

Dana Schmitt said...

Very tedious..Finally passed the level when I got 2 wrapped candy next to the cake, before bombs exploded, then used a rainbow ball to get the hard to reach jellies... Pure luck!

Anonymous said...

What do you once you cleared the cake? Looks like you then need to create several colour bombs but that is hard given the layout. Almost impossible to get past bombs and then it is just as hard to get the jellies. Hardest level for some time that is for sure regards A J

Anonymous said...

Got it - I did use a lollipop hammer to get the last one but I didn't have enough points grrr. The very next game I past with no boosters three stars. If you are playing on mobile then reset until the set up is right to gain acces to the bottom part of the pie. I found I was getting past this first part of the level savour half the time. Then you really colour bombs to get the outside bottom jellies. You need these to get the points in any case. Wraps sometime can go down the bottom on the second explosion and that will clear the easier middle jellies. Good luck AJ

Anonymous said...

Completed in less than 20 tries. But I also skipped a number of games that didn't have candies that would knock off pieces of the cake immediatley. After just barely clearing cake, had a color bomb next to an orange stripe early and the two corners were orange. Then had a stripe wrap combo that cleared the middle. That left one on each of the corners of the second to bottom row. Took a long time to finally get the one on the left with a stripe. Finished with a pink lollipop hammer. But score was almost a problem. I tried to up it by delaying use of hammer to last move. But I still only had 68000+. When fish came across it went up to 69500. And I thought I was going to lose. But it then bumped me to the needed 70000.

Anonymous said...

Absolute stupid level !!! What a joke.

Anonymous said...

c/candycrush here.
I wondered if it was only me, but when you see this many comments just from Oct/Nov this year, you know it's bad.

At least it is over quickly.

I've never struck a half way good board yet & never got past the bombs. If they tweaked the board to make it harder, they went TOO FAR.

I can see a few of the daily spin wins will be needed but just waiting to see what might be most useful-and hoping for a lucky board in the meantime.

Anonymous said...

c/candycrush here again.

I'm through.
But just out of interest, is there anyone who has done WORSE than I have?
Out in 9 moves, on only 1120.

Is that a new low? LOL

Anyway, with some misgivings, I ticked to use a fish from my freebies.
Ah, bliss.
The first one was wasted when the cake was blown up, but after that, I cleared the board as much as possible, detonating fish whenever I could. I got a couple more of them and that cleared one of those hard to reach extreme corners.

The system seems to know you mean business and also (in my case) sent a board where I quickly cleared the cake and I promise you, that only ever happened twice before (and then I never managed to clear all the other jellies).

Way to go, folks. Use a fish if all else fails.

Tatarao Thoota said...

more than 200 trials...vexed, once in a blue moon, able to clear except one corner jelly...anot able to smash it even with more , than 20 moves..damn.......wish to stop playing candy crush.....
TATARAO THOOTA, INDIA

Anonymous said...

Not having much luck with this level. Have gotten down to just the left corner jelly. Guess I'll have to wait and save some freebie boosters to use, a lollipop or choco ball with sprinkles should do it.

MichelleDV said...

Ridiculous level but surprisingly I got my lucky board early - got the bombs out in time and then got two sprinkles next to two stripes. I did get it out prior using two free lollipop hammers but I didn't have enough points! Lesson learned the hard way!

Anonymous said...

after getting to level 688 and having such difficulty even getting to clear the pie, I decided to quit wasting my time and refuse to buy any bombs, or use any money at this point. I can see making things difficult but this is insane and not even fun. I'll read my book and not get so frustrated and I hope this game goes down the garbage disposal.

I guess I just know I can find better things to do with my time than to get so frustrated. I wish everybody would quit so that candy crush would not make it so utterly impossible.I know several people who quit at level 200 and I encourage them to do so.. I'm glad I did.

Anonymous said...

I got this on the second try on my android phone. I was fortunate enough to be able to get the pie to clear the bombs and had only I jelly left with 4 moves. Made sure I had at least enough points to finish and "hammered" the last one with the one move remaining. 687 and 688 had worn me out. I didn't want to fight this one. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Got on like the 5th try. All luck! Managed to clear the cake, which got rid of the bombs. I used one swap to make a color bomb, and it made 2 more color bombs for me.

Anonymous said...

After wasting several lives, took a choc ball booster and a striped candy booster (both freebies, as I'll not go down the spending path) and reset the board until they came up next to each other. Before starting, I also made sure there was a candy in the bottom row of the same color as the striped candy, to knock out the bombs. It was an instant slam dunk. This is a very unfair level, and warrants restarting until you get an almost sure thing.

Anonymous said...

First post!!!!! Whomever you are Anonymous from Jan. 8.......THANK YOU!!! Took me LOTS of restarts but finally got it and your advice was spot on!!! Got it in less than 20 moves with three stars. Awful level thought I would be here forever so again THANKS!!!! Everyone who comes here for advice should follow your suggestions!!!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

After wasting several lives, took a choc ball booster and a striped candy booster (both freebies, as I'll not go down the spending path) and reset the board until they came up next to each other. Before starting, I also made sure there was a candy in the bottom row of the same color as the striped candy, to knock out the bombs. It was an instant slam dunk. This is a very unfair level, and warrants restarting until you get an almost sure thing.

8 January 2015 at 17:37

If you restart the board surely you lose the freebies?

Anonymous said...

Right up there with the most stupid boring levels......why CC decided to make it harder is beyond belief unless they are short of money & need us to buy extra moves in frustration. Bloody unfair & I may well quit if this money hungry nonsense carries on.

Anonymous said...

This level has certainly cured me of any enjoyment with this game. Utterly stupid senseless level that you are NEVER going to get unless you have a lucky board or buy bonus's. I am over giving CC any more money in desperation. One more day & I will quit for good as I have had a gutfull!!!!

Anonymous said...

This level is just nasty. Even when I clear the bombs in time I can't get all of the jellies. And it's a waste to start with boosters because I can never use them effectively. Sometimes I can't even reach them. Guess I'll have to save up sufficient lollypop hammers to make it by this one.

Anonymous said...

And as if the level isn't hard enough, with one tick on the bombs remaining, I cleared the last slice of the cake (I still think it looks like a pizza) only to have the bombs go to zero and end the level. This has happened a couple times on me.

Anonymous said...

Does King look at the comments we make to make adjustments if there's too much complaining about a level? Seriously, most of the time I don't even bother playing a level until the bombs go off because I can see that it's impossible to get rid of the cake. I can go through five lives in under a minute.

Anonymous said...

24 turns to get one jelly, and I couldn't do it. You really need a lollypop hammer (or three) to have any real chance at finishing this level.

Anonymous said...

9 moves? You have got to be fucking kidding me!! Too much mindless matching and aggravation. Adios ejits...

Anonymous said...

Someone is having a laugh with this level & I am NOT amused in the slightest !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I would like to know what idiot designed 688. Games are supposed to be challenging AND fun. There is NO challenge to the impossible. I really do have way better things to do with my time. Thanks for ruining it.

Anonymous said...

I FINALLY beat this level after LOTS of trials, very frustrating!!! I used the fish (many times) but a combination of the fish and a lucky board.
I had almost beat it one other time but had not scored high enough.
Def. one of the worst levels

sprocket2 said...

I came here after just one attempt at this level to check out the tips. My first look at the board arrangement and the 9 bomb timer made me think this was going to be a real pain. I play on an iPhone so I went back for my 2nd attempt having decided I would only play if I had a 'lucky' board. As the game was loading I was thinking 'what actually constitutes lucky here?". I only had 2 bombs of the same color but I did have potential moves on both sides of the cake. When the bombs had counted down to 1 I had one piece of cake left and a color bomb and striped candy just one candy apart. I used a free lollipop to position them next to one another, mixed them, the bombs counted down to 0 and out came the cannon. All of the jellies got cleared but I only had about 50,000 pts. When the candies stopped moving I was still 15,000 short of the needed score. Then came the school of jelly fish! I ended up with 3 stars and 123,000 pts. Lucky indeed!

But my biggest piece of 'luck' was coming here and reading all of the tips and comments!! If I hadn't I would have assumed that this level wasn't as hard as it looked (I was almost finished after all and it was just my second attempt). I would have saved the lollipop and been cursing myself a day or so later while I was still trying to beat the level. So THANKS!!! to CC All Help and to all of the people who take the time to post tips.

Anonymous said...

I have made it this far and this has been one of the worst. I managed to clear the "pudding cake" a couple of times but never can quite clear all the jellies at the bottom. One of my friends quit at level 652 and another at 743 (she was the whiz friend). I now have to wait on the tooth fairy to move me to the next episode because so many have given up on CC. I may be joining them soon. I think this is a lucky board level.

Anonymous said...

Definitely one of the worst levels. Thought I had it finally beat today but had just over 66,000 so the level didn't count. That stinks. This may be the end of CC for me.