Candy Crush Saga level 789

Tips for level 789 Candy Crush Saga
Level 789 is the first tricky level in this episode. The aim is to collect 77 green candies in 25 moves.
The first priority is to kill the bombs in the middle before they count down to zero.
I have found that they are easier to remove if you make moves above them rather than below, as this clears the licorice to give you more chance of a move to destroy the bombs without allowing them to fall into the bottom of the board.
If the bombs fall down they are much more difficult to remove.
Once the first lot of bombs are destroyed more will fall from the top, but these are easier to keep under control as there is less licorice to block your moves.
Colour bombs and combos is the answer once the bombs are under control. The more candies, of any colour, you destroy the more greens will fall down. 
Try to make colour bombs and don't just concentrate on collecting the greens, combos of any kind, but especially stripe / wrap combos, will clear loads of candies and allow more greens to fall.
It is still difficult to get the greens once you get the bombs out of the way so you will need combos and especially colour bombs. Use the colour bombs on whatever colour has the most on the board, or the frog colour, the more candies you destroy the more will fall and if you charge the frog you can use him to get the last few greens if you need to.
A life stealing level. 
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197 comments:

Anonymous said...

All very nice if you actually get any greens on the screen.
I am lucky if I have more than 5 or 6 on the screen at any one time.

Anonymous said...

Struggling to get rid of all the Bombs....

Laurie G. said...

Very frustrating level. The bombs have only eight moves and there are eight to begin with. Too often, there are not any moves in the beginning to be able to get them all before they explode. Secondly, there a so few green candies and color bombs hardly ever appear. I think I'll be spending a lot of wasted time on this one.

Anonymous said...

5 lives, 8 move bombs = 30 seconds play; goodbye Candy Crush

Anonymous said...

I knew it was too good to last! After a run of interesting games which required a degree of skill and were fun we are back to the old story of stupidly difficult and boring with this level.

Anonymous said...

We had a good amount of levels that were actually fun and now this. Only once have I been able to get rid of the bombs. I wish I had advice to offer here, but I think I'll just have to save up lots of lollipops. I'll be on this level for a long time. Good luck, everyone.

Anonymous said...

Somehow got it on the first try with 2 moves to spare. On one stripe/wrap combo I did notice a lot of greens fall down to save me.

kaja said...

I know how to get rid of the bombs, did it already about 50 times but there are no greens!!!!!!

How can I ever finish this one, it is so stupid, finish a game without getting what you need!!!!

I quit, this is no fun at all.

Anonymous said...

I have cleared the bombs most of the time, but there are never enough greens, closest ive got is 20 greens left to get.

Utterly ridiculous level again

Anonymous said...

I broke down and used gold bars for five extra moves and got through. Tough, tough level. Without special candies to bring down lots of new candies, this level is close to impossible.

Anonymous said...

im noticing that the numbers of people coming through the levels are lessening. there are a lot of my friends have given up on CC and aren't playing anymore. Makes things a bit slower when asking for lives of unlocking episodes as I refuse to pay anything.

Out of curiosity, how many of you have got this far without buying any extras?

been stuck on this board for about 5 days now, but with no one sending lives much anymore, im starting to get bored with it now. not enough greens if you do manage to get rid of the bombs. will take a lucky board to get passed this one.

Good luck peeps

Anonymous said...

I am currently up to 792 and have not bought an extra. I have used the boosters from the daily wheel, of course, but apart from that, nothing. Level 789 is absolutely stupid. I passed it and had so much luck (happened to get two colour bombs in the last three moves AND the frog just happened to be green, which allowed me to 'hit' the last green candy required with my last move).

This level requires almost no skill and all luck - completely ridiculous.

Kickan said...

I have no problem spending 99 cents once in a while. I did that today when I only had 11 more greens to collect. I still failed.

With five lives to play I can get rid of the bombs perhaps once. The only good thing is that this game is over very quickly.
It seems so futile to play a game and have no possible way to start thinking strategically.
Onto more productive and fun activities...

Len Pietrow said...

STUPID STUPID STUPID level Never enough greens to get through.

Anonymous said...

This is a stupid level. I keep saying I'm gonna quit but here I am. I haven't spent a cent and will not. I just don't play as much. It's just not fun anymore.

MamaMia said...

Time to delete the game!!

MamaMia said...

Time to delete the game!!

rdrnner said...

Tough board! Wait 30 minutes for a life and it is gone in a minute. That is if you slowly look the board over before each move. I did get past it this morning after four days, and there are some fun levels after.

JB

SweetOleBob said...

I have never spent a dime and have made it this far, so it can be done. I do hate stupid levels like this one though, no fun! I only have like five friends that are past level 400 out of probably 200 that play, apparently I have to much time on my hands! LOL

Anonymous said...

next to impossible to beat this level

Anonymous said...

The most ridiculous level in the recent history. Levels like 735 (pre-nerf, 104 tries), 737 (pre-nerf, 74 tries), 751 (4 tries), 755 (pre-nerf, 17 tries), 758 (46 tries) and 762 (10 tries) were doable for me, whereas 747 (pre-nerf) and 765 was more likely to come close such that a few boosters can help to get past. As of now, 85 tries has passed and only got to 9 needed to pass.

Anonymous said...

This is ridiculous. I'm quitting this candy crush. It's impossible

Anonymous said...

I agree with all of the above comments. Been on this level for day, time to delete CC I think. Boring.

Anonymous said...

DAYS & Days I meant to say

Anonymous said...

ive been stuck on this level for days. the best I have managed is 15 greens needed.

Really think that king are looking to kill off candy crush. this level is impossible, there are not enough greens.

Think its time I called it a day and went and got a life lol

Anonymous said...

Well, so much for the fun levels we just finished. Now back to BORING and FRUSTRATING. I have been on this level for several days and if I get the bombs there are not enough moves to get all of the greens. I find myself playing less and less each day. Not sure how much longer I will continue.

dootje1966 said...

This is the most stupid and impossible level EVER !!! Bye bye CC

Anonymous said...

I think this may be the level to give up on CC. 8 moves is just ridiculous and way too many greens to get. Cleared the bombs a few times but didn't even get close. If you think I am buying loads of lollipops to clear this the you have another thing coming King games. I don't mind buying every once in a while but when it is as blatant as this then forget it!

Anonymous said...

do something with this level, impossible to beat, 789 grrrrr

Anonymous said...

I finally beat this level by buying the package that offers 2 hours of unlimited lives. Very sad about that :( I was well into the 2nd hour before I finally made it. Very disappointing level and it was worth the $3 to pass it. To all of those who never bought a booster - good for you! But my opinion is that they give us the game for free, and it has given me many hours of fun, so yes I have spent maybe $10 over the past year. It was worth it to me.

Anonymous said...

Taking some of this advise and persevering. Did anyone notice that in the game on the top video the player gets a bonus move! At 4 moves remaining he/she switches two striped candies and the move does not count..thereby allowing the player to finish the game on the last move, which would have actually been a loss!

Anonymous said...

Played for 2 days and haven't gotten more than 8 moves due to bombs - guess you just have to wait for the right board - at least you don't have to waste much time playing your 5 lives!

Anonymous said...

Madness.19 greens closest I came so far after a day of playing.
1 time cleared all bombs in 4 moves so had 20 odd moves and wasn't given the chance to make even 1 combo.
Looks like this might be my lot.
Make it impossible and people will stop playing. Simples.

Anonymous said...

Well I got it eventually. So its not impossible tho sure seemed like it.
Anyhow just to let you know after this one its all pretty easy.

dirty vegas said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY FELLOW CANDY CRUSHERS ,THIS LEVEL WILL SEE US ALL WELL INTO 2015 IM SURE LOL .

Anonymous said...

I play 2 candy crush games, one on my daughters iPad. I came at 677, a horrible level. We had to get 10 x stripe/stripe combinations. Now you need only 5... What I'm trying to tell is the following: we are always on front (this topic is released BEFORE the level is available on mobile devices), you can only play it through the facebook. Whenever they are updated and available on mobile devices, these are just beta versions, and we are the famous 'try this rabbits'...

Be patient and when you are stuck, like I am as well, wait until the version gets updated. You will finish is, like I will, after the update.

This has happened multiple times by now. Don't get frustrated;-)

Good luck from the Netherlands!

Anonymous said...

Definitely for me the worst level of the whole series. Hopeless and inanely boring.

I can only get one in every 10 tries to clear the bombs and after that no combinations to create bombs to release the greens.

I'm off to find a better game that challenges and stimulates.

Anonymous said...

Another awful lvl.... even if I do manage to clear out the bombs I don't get nearly enough green candies to complete this insanely asinine lvl! It's not even a skill lvl or a buy buy buy lvl.....there's just not enough moves and not nearly enough green candies

dirty vegas said...

I've been playing this level for a good few days now and this morning got down to requiring 3 greens , just not enough green fruits on the board my last few moves were fruitless ,wonder if it will take another 3/4 days to get near again .

Anonymous said...

yeah ive been stuck for 4-5 days too hope they nerf it soon idk if i can't beat this one

Joep van Mourik said...

Suddenly made it today. Got a sprinkled bomb and didf not remove the green, but the purple candies. In return got a lot of green and 2 sprinkled bombs. Removed green and saved the other so when there was more green I could use that one. No boosters used, 3 stars.

Anonymous said...

42 greens left;
22 greens left;
18 greens left;
28 greens left;
pffffff

granny60 said...

Thats me done. Sorry Candy Crush it was fun along the way and got to 789 without spending one penny, but its no longer skill but sheer luck to get a board that is going to work. Just used 3 lives and not One bomb was matchable and on the times when I did clear the bombs the green disappeared from the board and no combinations to blast my way through. You have ended up destroying a very good game. Im just not prepared to sit time after time just hoping for a lucky board. Going to my apps now and delete it from my FB. Very sad as I loved this game but its not a fair game now unless you can afford to spend. Good luck everyone else.

dirty vegas said...

Once again long term Candy Crush players are leaving ,I have very few players left on my friends list , it saddens me . I'm not surprised people are complaining ,after days of trying we are getting no where . hate seeing people leave ,these people were the very ones that paved the way for new players ,these people are the ones that shared links and useful tips , to get to this level is an achievement just so sad to see people give up but I totally get it ,levels like this are just no fun ,being stuck for days on end..

Anonymous said...

This level is a great cure for insomnia, boring is not the word....very tedious level. I don't look forward to playing this level, but if I do in the faint hope that the CC gods will bless me with the right board. Come on CC gods, time to move on from this one!!!

hráč said...

When he sees how video someone made a game 789 I wonder, too, I could make it if I fell Such combinations!
When a person gets rid of bombs are not so green candies.
Well, the game still freezes and it is now complete!

Anonymous said...

Woohoo! I got rid of the bombs, got to use all 25 moves, and got down to needing only 45 green candies at the end. Level 790 here I come!

Anonymous said...

I am ready to give up on CC. The levels are just not as much fun anymore and I have to wait so long for the new levels to be updated on iPad.

I also play Candy Crush Soda (on level 116), but it's frustrating too, and no booster wheel to help.

Does anyone know of a comparable game that will allow me to play in landscape mode on my iPad? Seems that so many of the matching games only play in portrait.

I've enjoyed CC over the last year, but I think it's time to move on to something else.

Good luck everyone.

dirty vegas said...

The fun has gone out of CC, 6 days on this level and I've really only had one decent chance in all that time ,there's just not enough greens on the board ,if you manage to clear the bombs its really hard making combos to gather the greens ,I come here here every day to see if there are any more tips .The last episode was fun and a reminder of how good CC can be but levels like this are soul destroying and even worse when fellow candy crushers are leaving , got quite a few friends that have gave up.

Anonymous said...

Strewth, I've done it! Was just going through the motions, expecting my 5 lives to vaporise in my own version of "Gone in 60 Seconds", when it just came together, the lucky board. My sister-in-law is 40 odd levels behind me (she was 70+ levels behind when I started 789), I'll be miffed if this level gets nerfed by the time she gets to it.

Anonymous said...

Have not even come close, 40 greens left. A joke!

Anonymous said...

I haven't made it past the first 8 moves yet. What an idiotic, stupid level.

Anonymous said...

In over 50 games, I've made it past the initial bombs only 3 times and even then, either another bomb blew up on me or there was no way to get the required number of green candies. Bite me, King, this is the level that sealed the deal for me...no more CC.

Tony said...

First go got down to needing 3 greens, haven't got close really since, got rid of bombs but not enough greens coming down. Sad part was I realised too late on the first game I had a hammer and could have made three more greens if I used it. Not having too much trouble getting rid of bombs, just can't get enough greens.

Anonymous said...

Just got here and have not come close to making it past the bombs yet. Time to shut it down for a while and wait for them to fix the level or for it to come out on the ipad. I agree with some of the above comments, out of 100+ friends that used to play there are maybe 4-5 left and only 1 even close to this level so I think that the game is beginning to run its course....

hráč said...

After the hundredth game success last turn and missing only 26 Green candy.
Unfortunately, on the surface there is only 10th
So again nothing.
It is the stupidest game in the series!

Anonymous said...

Done like a dinner with candy crush. Got tired of 8 moves and out, game after game. It sucks to have come so far to have a level as utterly stupid and boring as this one so count me as another person who is no longer playing.

dirty vegas said...

Day 8 and still hunting the greens , simply not enough on the board and no decent moves to make them ,clearing the bombs is tough but gathering the greens is near impossible the game is over in the blink of an eye unless you buy boosters ,but you'd need to spend a small fortune for levels like this ,the only people I know that have passed this level have done so because they spent money ,others have become so frustrated with CC that they have left ..

Anonymous said...

Stuck for 10 days now... I'm going to wait for the level when it comes on my mobilde device in stead of playing through facebook.

Boring, frustrating and idiot. No fun, just luck...

Anonymous said...

I can't figure this level out. If by some miracle you do make it past the first 8 bombs, then there's no way to get enough green candies with the remaining moves. The few times I've got past the first bombs I still needed 40+ greens by the end of the game.

Anonymous said...

I play 3-4 series a day, hwen I have 5 lives to start with plus some from friends. My 5 lives are finished and the CC clock indicates that I have to wait over 25(!) minutes for my first new live I get from King.

Excuses my langage, but this just sucks and indicates how frustrating this level is.

Anonymous said...

Yet another completely stupid level!!! I HATE the levels that can only be completed at the whim of King!!! Only sheer luck will win this one and I really hate these levels!!! So disappointed that they keep putting these stupid levels in the game!!!!

Anonymous said...

Just finished this level after approx 30 tries. The key was to focus on special candies and nothing else. Finished with zero moves left. Hard and luck level, but as it turned out (for me) doable.
Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Well the mobile version of this level sucks just as bad as the PC version lol. I was waiting for my wife while she was at an appointment and I went through 18 saved lives without ever making it past the first 8 moves. Sheesh!

Anonymous said...

Another 5 lives, another 40 moves down the toilet.

Anonymous said...

Absurd. Total luck of the draw. What is the point of playing something like this? I thought they'd finally gotten over games that required only a lucky board to finish, but this tops them all. Maybe this is the end for me finally.

Anonymous said...

Oh boy...you know it's bad when you get here and there are over 60 comments. Totally ridiculous and pointless level. No fun at all, no skill involved.

Tony said...

Finally after a few hundred goes I passed this level. One of the hardest along with 765. No special tips, a couple of close calls with bombs but combos did it for me 3 moves to spare.

Anonymous said...

Impossible and frustrating! What a waste of time

Anonymous said...

been playing for a while and this level is stupid. I understand you want money but this is like begging for it. Not going to happen. See ya candy crush

Anonymous said...

This is a ridiculous level. First the bombs and green gems are finished before you know it. How can anyone get pass this without spending a lot of money for help

Anonymous said...

I find this hard to believe!!

Anonymous said...

I dont buy anything. Have enuff playing for unlocks. I play on android and get free lives putting clock forward. If I played on laptop wld hv given up long ago.

didueverdoubtme said...

So true but I did finally get the 10 combos then the update came. I was annoyed but glad I met the original challenge. Frustrated cause clearing bombs manageable but 17 is closest so far after a solid day at it!!

Anonymous said...

I finally got rid of the original starting bombs and still ended up needing 62 greens by the end of the game. Not a green on the frigging board.

Anonymous said...

Finally after a solid day at it...two choc bombs on green and careful moves finished on a wrap stripe.lucky combo to.bring down some green for.my last 4 with 2 moves left. Got down to.6 a few games b4. Crazy hard level!! Keep at it

Anonymous said...

To the people above who said they had no problems getting rid of the bombs, I don't get it. I've played this level over 100 times by now, and my average is 1 out of maybe 10 times can I get rid of the initial bombs. And of course if I do, then I don't even get close with the green candies. I think the best I've done so far is 24 left by the end and that was with a chocolate sprinkle and a few stripes thrown in. Totally ridiculous level.

Anonymous said...

Another rediculous stupid level..... If your lucky enough to clear the bombs , getting 77 green is impossible!!! I've played for days now and the closest I got was 40 green still needed!!! They only give you a few, so you need to either have more moves or more green candies!! I don't mind a challenge but this is totally boring!! I would even buy 5 more moves if I came close, but I would have to buy 25 more at this rate!! I'm so done with this!!

Anonymous said...

I hope they "fix" this level soon, I'm about ready to quit playing. A game shouldn't frustrate you like this.

Anonymous said...

Come on King, play fair. It's not on to use your loyal players as guinea pigs. 789 has obviously not been test driven. It is doable only when you allow. Fix please. If you clear the bombs there aren't enough greens to fill the order.

Anonymous said...

Most horrible level yet. Even when I get the bombs, there still is no way I can get to 77 greens with the moves left.
Will I be trying this level for a long time???
No way!! Wake up, King and be fair to us players who have been loyal, and have given your game it's popularity!!
DV

Anonymous said...

Horrible. I clear the bombs about a third of goes but then never get any greens on the board

Anonymous said...

JanC here. Did they nerf it? I play on an Android tablet and just passed it, three stars, no boosters, less than 20 lives (they're short) ... I expected to suffer, and for a long time based on comments here and one left on the last level just to scare us. Don't think I have any tips to add. You need a lucky board. Watched a couple on YouTube and it was obvious that you get a board that lets you eliminate the bombs and make wrapped and sprinkles galore or not. I ignored the greens and just concentrated on looking for opportunities to make specials, especially sprinkles, and when I got one, used it to either eliminate the most prevalent color or to kill a bomb if I couldn't get to it. Used the frog to kill bombs too. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

This level is impossible will probably give up now !!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Horrible horrible level give up the fun as gone out of it - not even getting anywhere close - pure luck us needed no skill required !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

After 100 games or so, I finally got smart and deleted the game. I'm not going to pay to win and there are other "free" games out there to keep me occupied. So long, CC :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is an amazingly difficult level for me. I am getting close to almost 1000 plays and still no luck. I actually did get down to 1 remaining green once, but mostly I haven't been able to get very close to meeting the goal. I hope I don't need to play another 1000 times to get through this level...

Anonymous said...

Waiting for THE board
Is there any way you can see how many attempts you have made on each level

Anonymous said...

What a stupid idiotic level. There are too many of these stupid move bomb levels! It's getting to the point where I barely care about continuing the game anymore. And did I mention this level is stupid? It's stupid! Come on, developers, put a little thought into your game.

Anonymous said...

Holy cow! I just finished this stupid level with one move left, after ~50 attempts and previously not getting any closer that 36 greens left. All the tips above are good, but it's still just luck. Best tip is not to give up. You'll have to get lucky sooner or later...

Amy R said...

Why or why do we have to have to go through these ridiculously frustrating levels to play a game we are suppose to enjoy?

Anonymous said...

Please King will you realise that the unfair games like 789 are not cash cows but driving players away. We buy the occasional booster if the end is in sight. So many times have I cleared the bombs & there are maybe 10 greens appearing during the game. What's the point in buying 5 extra moves when there isn't a green to collect. No thanks.

Anonymous said...

got a lucky board about 10 games after reading here.

I've made it this far without buying anything - although I was tempted when stuck in 2013 - what - I've been playing that long??? - on 300 something for 2 months

Anonymous said...

Bye, Absolutely ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't mind buying a lollipop hammer if I was constantly getting down to 1 or 2 greens left but IF by some miracle I do make it past the first 8 moves, I can't get down to less than 30-40 greens still needed by the end of the game. This has got to be the stupidest level yet and I'm so tied of the short countdown bombs being put into the recent levels; makes your games really go by fast.

Anonymous said...

I play mainly on a tablet so I can restart the game if I don't have a good start but even so, I can't get remotely close. Horrible level.

Anonymous said...

One thing about this level, I'm getting a lot of work done instead of sitting and playing this game.

Anonymous said...

I've never posted on here before but feel the need to vent my frustration trying to get through kevel 789. There have been challenging ones along the way but this one is RIDICULOUS. It is hard enough to explode the bombs in the centre but even after restarting endless times to find a board which offers half a chance, the best I've had is to be left with 28 greens. This is when I used a sprinkle with a striped! I paid for an extra 5 moves TWICE in this game to only destrot 3 more greens. I think my obsession has well & truly been cured.

Anonymous said...

I am not surprised JanC finished this level easily, she is a CC Wizard! So JanC, please send me again a touch of your magic so I can finish this horrible level.
DV

Anonymous said...

Bye Bye CC and shame on King for doing this to us!!!!

Anonymous said...

Finaly got the lucky board... I used all my boosters, colour bomb, wrapped/stripe, a "hand" and 2 lolly hammers. I had to correct the board with a "hand" and a lolly hammer with 4 greens needed and 1 move left. I was desperate, "how can I fu*#&%$ solve this"??? So glad I passed this level.

For me the most important tip was to work on top of the board until the bombs are away. Focus on colour bombs and kick out the colour that has the most candies in the board.

I played this level over 250 times... Yes, I do write this down-;)

Worked my way to 815 in 2 days, so there is nothing special coming when ou finished this nightmare.

Good luck from the Netherlands!

Anonymous said...

What is this level good for? It helps wean us off of Candy Crush. Stuck on this level, I know that when the "lucky board " finally comes, there will be no sense of having been a good player. No skill helps with this level. No boosters help either. All one can do it go through lots of boards until CC thinks it is time for this player to move on. In the meantime, I'm not spending much time playing the game while on this level. The lives are blown through incredible quickly and many people have dropped out of the game and don't send lives anymore.

pennyalis said...

I play on a PC and get even get close. If they nerfed it, I don't see a difference. I am curious if the people that passed played on an android tablet. I get the special candies, but still can't manage to get enough green candies. I have played at least 100 times, and have been stuck for more than 3 weeks. I am done!

Anonymous said...

Here is how I did it. Used chocoball and striped/wrapped combo won in daily spin. Playing on iPad, I just kept resetting until I got the chocolate bomb next to the stripe. It happened to be a green. That one move took out a lot of green and all of the bombs. From there it was fairly easy. Used the frog to take out more green in upper left corner, then combined another chocoball that just showed up with a green and that took out the rest. Won with 9 moves left.

Anonymous said...

Best clue has to be to start with a wrapped/stripe combo from free spin wheel- tried this and suddenly had no problems removing the opening square of bombs. Cleared with no other booster with 7 spare moves.

Peter Vernon said...

I used choc ball striped candy failed miserable to say it's easy you're dreaming

Anonymous said...

Peter, did you reset until they were next to each other? Of course there is no guarantee that this will work every time, but it worked for two of us.

Anonymous said...

I got lucky. Got it on maybe my 15th board. No tips or anything, you all know how to play if you've gotten this far. Just got the legendary lucky board. Seems like I had a lot of cascading. Beat it with one move left.

Anonymous said...

I was going to push through to level 800 and retire. However this level is the one where I have decided to give up. There is never enough greens to pass the level. It is boring, and there appears to be little to no chance of winning. Bye CCS.

Anonymous said...

my daily wheel is gone. no more free boosters? anyone else has this experience?

Anonymous said...

AS IF!!!!! I notice that there's a pattern. A bomb ALWAYS goes off just when I have 17 more moves to go. On this I only get 8 moves then a bomb goes off. SO BORING king...getting predictable and repetative. Please fix this level.

Anonymous said...

Only tip I can suggest is using choc and wrap/stripe from daily spin. As I was playing on iPhone i kept resetting until choc and wrap were next to each other and I could make a few matches with the bombs to remove some of them. Choc and wrap gave some good cascades which brought green down but I still needed another choc and wrap on its own to complete it. Took me about 20 tries using the above tactic (I had over 50 of the boosters saved up prior to this level). Always try and work in the bottom sections as that's how you get the cascades which can bring greens into play (although not always) and obviously same with choc and wraps. I didn't find stripes too useful. Horrible level.

billyrabbit said...

Yet another stupid stupid level. Are the board designers trying to drive players away.

Anonymous said...

Got it after a week, I found myself not concentrating and hoping luck would take over but when I slowed down and took time on each move I found myself going close a few times. The key is cascades you can play for them but you also need luck, I also reset board until I could start on the bombs on the first move, doing this I could clear bombs half the time. I did get two wrapped striped combos when I won but the it was the cascades that was more valuable, regards AJ

Anonymous said...

Yeah, this one is do-able. certainly based on a lot of luck and getting the right board. some things that helped me.

keep restarting until you think you can clear the bombs in 3-4 moves. didn't always happen but eventually it did. i need as many moves as possible to collect the greens.

Work the bombs from the top as to avoid unexploded bombs from dropping and becoming harder to crush

watch out for new bombs on the edges and deal with them appropriately.

focus on special combos of any color instead of 3 green combos. a stripe or wrapped of any color should help you crush more than 3 greens.

after the bombs are cleared, work from the bottom to create as much cascading as possible.

cross your fingers and hope for color bomb/striped combo (or 2) to emerge.

Anonymous said...

On the downside, I have been stuck on this level for days. There just aren't enough greens.

On the upside, I finally got the jackpot on the daily spin! I never thought it was possible. I was so excited that I took a photo of it!!

Anonymous said...

Super boring game. Almost getting to a point of stopping to play. Was lucky once to get to 3 greens.. would probably try for few more days.. else, good bye CCS

Anonymous said...

I've gotten this far so I know I have a clue as to how this game works. This is a terrible level. I'm done for the time being. It takes 90 seconds to blow through 5 turns, the closest I've gotten is 21 more green candies to capture. This isn't even the tiniest bit fun. I'll check back in a few weeks and see if it has changed.

Anonymous said...

This might be the worst of all! 5 times I have gotten past the bombs only to have 50+ greens to go. 2-3 GREENS ON THE BOARD. Utterly ridiculous.

Barb Whitlock said...

I have cleared the pesky center part many, many times with plenty of moves left, and even some special candy combos. It does no good...the green just do not appear, that simple! What does appear are yet more bombs. This is really stupid. Might be time to call it quits.

Brickie52 said...

Am I missing something I need to do to get the greens to appear? The bombs are one thing, but the lack of greens is the main glitch. Hardly a fair playing field.

Anonymous said...

I've played this for days now - the annoying thing I'm finding is sometimes the stripes don't take out any bombs - I've also had a coloured candy not decrease the number of green candies I had intended it to? Glitches make an annoying level even more irritating....

Anonymous said...

For a game that requires stripes it gives an inordinate amount of wraps. Plus it explodes stripes when it shouldn't. Judging from the large number of comments I'm guessing it's an annoying level.

Anonymous said...

Comment above is for 788. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

This is another absolutely pathetic level, it is King trying to make you buy boosts to complete a level you are going to be extremely lucky to finish! What is the point in playing a level when at best you get 8 moves, because invariably there are insufficient matches to blow up the bombs and when you do get lucky there are 50,000 blues and 3 greens coming down. The closest I have got is 3 greens left to get and I refuse to pay out for extra moves to finish a level! Make it at least possible to get close and give people a chance!

LEI said...

Wow I was reading all your comments here and I was sure I would be stuck here for a looooong while and then about 30 tries after I passed with 3 stars!
Some tips that might help that I did:
* Remove the bombs first. I did my matches on top not below. Because in my previous tries I always did matches below and some stupid lone bomb almost always gets stuck & im done.

* do not prioritize the freakin frog. If you have matches for the frog then good if none that is ok. Do not spend half your moves for the frog. I left it just in the middle board and used it in the end for some greens.

* make lots of combos the more combos, the more greens would come down but always be mindful of new bombs. Striped + wrap combo is the best.

* Color bombs : I eliminated other colors with it. I used 2 of these to eliminate bombs. Then greens started falling like crazy.

That's about it! Hope that helps, just enjoy the game dont go bonkers!

Barb Whitlock said...

Hey Candyman! Read my lips: "there are no green candies appearing even when you clear the center quickly and have many special candies - this is ridiculous - and I'm not going to buy your boosters" so there!

Anonymous said...

If you have gotten this far you know you can beat this level. I finally beat it after a few days. Hang in there!!

Anonymous said...

This level might make me pack in CC :( They either need to remove a color, increase the moves or throw in some special candies on the board....Not enjoyable right now.

Anonymous said...

10 days send nowhere near. Never enough greens on the board. Even if you use a stripped bomb on a different colour then no greens appear. Bored now.

Anonymous said...

Took me about 50 goes. Restarted til I had a good chance of getting the bombs before they exploded. Lucky to get some stripes & a couple of wraps. With 1 go left I needed 9 greens and for the 1st time had them on the board so bought 5 extra moves. Just glad to get passed this.

Anonymous said...

Lots like I'm done with Candy Crush. I'm sick of 30 second games that you know from the start are hopeless. Unfortunately on a PC you can't back out of a game without losing a life. On the iPad I back out of many many games before I actually play one - only to lose a few minutes later. This is ZERO fun and based only on luck. How fair is that?

Annomous said...

Impossible level!! I've played this level hundreds of times. No skill, all luck! If I can get passed the bombs, There is no green candy on the board. I love Candy Crushing but I truely don't think I can get passed this level. I'm totally sick of it.

Anonymous said...

After playing many many games, I sid it. No idea how, just everything fell into place. Seems impossible but it's doable with patience. Keep trying.

Anonymous said...

I must have done at least 70 boards. Managed to take out the bombs with a stripe/wrap combo, then got a chocolate ball with a green stripe. Made all the combos. Could and FINALLY got it! Just have to wait for the right board. Eventually it will come. Good luck all!

Zeus the GOD said...

Agreed. .got on first try.. u should claim prize from the makers of ccs.. This is a disgusting level

Anonymous said...

After doing update Jan. 19, bomb count is now 10 instead of 8 and you only need 70 green candies instead of 77. I am not close enough to consider spending any $.

Anonymous said...

I have no idea why they put the frog in this level. It's worthless and just an obstacle. If - big if - you get rid of the bombs work from the bottom for more cascades. Still waiting for that perfect board to appear and I am beyond sick of it. Don't really care to play any more. Gave up on Odus. Oh and Jan C is either the luckiest person in the world or she's a liar.

Anonymous said...

I have been on this for over a week have played hundreds of games and not even close to winning this use to be a fun game.

Anonymous said...

how do you get the update. I still have 8 count down

Anonymous said...

Been over dreamworld..now over soda..and this level takes the cake! On to new games..

Anonymous said...

Hi it's Kath. I don't mind the challenge of a difficult board, but PLEEAASE, give us a few more chances than 10 moves before the bombs go off. If I have been lucky enough to get rid of the bombs, there are never enough green candies to complete the level. No wonder so many people are giving up!!!
Good luck fellow crushers!! (What's keft of us!!)

Anonymous said...

STUPID! Ok, even if you're fine with spending money on the game, what the heck would you buy to help on this idiotic level??? A sprinkle? 3 extra moves? Like anything you buy would actually help... Then there are the glitches. Stripes that randomly decide to not pass through the holes in the board going horizontal, but they do go through the holes going vertical. That made me SO MAD! I got down to needing 6 greens on that round, and there is a very good chance I'd have won it if not for that stupid stripe that didn't do what it was supposed to. Geez, why do I keep playing this piece of crap game?

Annomous said...

PLEASE...PLEASE fix this flawed level!! I've played this level probably a thousand times, and spent money trying to pass it...it's impossible!! I'm really getting tired of trying. NOT ENOUGH GREENS even if I do make it passed the bombs!! I have really enjoyed this game. Even the difficult levels. But, this level is IMPOSSIBLE!! About to give it up.

Annomous said...

THANK YOU Candy Crush Saga!! After the update, I FINALLY passed this level after about 20 tries!! ;)

Anonymous said...

Be patient people, I'd been stuck on this level for days & very frustrated with it & finally got it due to the right board without using any boosters or paying for anything,haven't spent a cent to get this far & never will. It appears you just have to keep playing til you get a break. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

I am on my tenth day and getting no where. How do I get the update.my bombs are 8 countdown.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to King, you have managed to succeed where you failed on countless other levels of stupidity. I have deleted your app on my Ipad, Android phone and the facebook app. You updated the Ipad version to 10 second bombs and 70 green candies but left the other 2 at 8 second bombs and 77 green candies. Regardless of how long the bombs have to explode or how many greens to get, it is an utter pointless level if it does not produce enough green candies. This has been 3 weeks of 25+ games a day of sheer and utter s**t! Once I got to 3 green candies and once to 8 green candies and the rest I was lucky if I cleared the initial bombs. I'm sure you had your reasons in producing an utterly impossible level but at the end of the day you have to give people a chance and you haven't so goodbye and good riddance to you. To**ers!

Anonymous said...

On the iPad, you start with bombs at 10 moves and only 70 greens needed to complete the level compared to my PC or Android phone that starts at 8/77. WTH?

Anonymous said...

Guuuuuys, I am stuck since last Sunday. What a stupid level! Closest I got was 5 greens to go. I am not giving up though and I am not buying any booster. Frustrating. I play at work on my computer, on my tablet and on my mobile, still cant get through! Greetings from Belgium and good luck to fellow level 789 stuck people :-) katy

Anonymous said...

Officially the level that I'm quitting on

Anonymous said...

Do they just not want people to play anymore? I see no possible way of passing 789. Even the free daily spins are useless on this level. Once every few days I'll get a sprinkle bomb, but usually it's stupid coconut wheels (which I never need to use, even on levels where they are playable) or jelly fish.

Anonymous said...

After about 2 days with barely getting the bombs destroyed at all, I finally got a pretty good board. The bombs were gone in a few moves which seemed odd to me. Then I got a few specials appearing on the board. Used them to good advantage and then a bomb that appeared was about to go off but I had a free lolly hammer and used it on the bomb. Miraculously I only needed 3 green and had only 1 move left and no three green candies together. So I had a hand switch booster free saved and moved one green candy and got the last three green to win with 3 stars. Unbelievable, I was shocked to have won this evil level. Do not give up just use your free boosters when that lucky board appears. Good luck to all...Luci

Ultramum said...

Ho hum .... off to play soda as I am so so so so bored of this level

Anonymous said...

Dont give up, people, i managed today after 6 days stuck! Following some tips i found here... good luck! Katy

Anonymous said...

It's Kath. Finally, after days... I had two green candies to go, with two moves left, so sick of this level, I used two hammers from the daily spins to get rid of them, and finally be finished with this really horrible level.!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Today I noticed on my android phone that this level had been updated. Bombs get 10 moves instead of 8, and the green candy requirement is reduced to 70. After the upgrade I won it on my 2nd or 3rd life. I kept resetting the board until I saw some good moves in the center. After that I still didn't really expect to win, but was surprised when got down to 1 move left, and only one green was needed. Yes, finally!

Anonymous said...

Yes I saw the update too...sucks....i have to do it the hard way then others who catch up breeze em...happens all the time. ..now I see why those behind me who were stuck forever got thru! ! Well least I met the original challenge..always do

Anonymous said...

Very nice update on Android... NOT! The first 4 tries, I didn't have a chance to remove ANY of the bombs, so 4 lives in 45 seconds, nice. The last try looked good but with 11 green to go, the last 10 moves didn't give me a single green!! I've been stuck for three weeks and now this game will disappear from my phone and FB, have better thing to do than this shit.

Millie said...

Game updated on my phone but not my PC - any idea how to update the PC?

Anonymous said...

This one has stopped me from playing as much. I've never purchased anything during my time playing this game and would never. I did get today to only 7 green to go but it is true there is rarely enough green candy on board to make it work. This just might be the end of my candy crush career

Peachie said...

GOT IT! Knew it would cost me money because the greens were all over the place. One move left and I needed 6.They were in close proximity to each other but I was out of moves. Worth it to me to spend 9 gold bars to get the hell out of dodge and off this level. Dreadful. Kudos to those that hasn't or won't spend money. That's just not me. Good luck!

lucy said...

What is the point a CC how can you get 70 green candy when there is only 30 green to play with we can't magically create something that's not there at least give us a chance please.

Anonymous said...

Even with the nerf on mobile 789 should still be rated "insanely hard." I have been able to defuse the bombs with a good board which would not have gone off in the old version anyway and I've come nowhere near getting even the 70 greens.

justme said...

Yet another STUPID level which requires pure LUCK and NO skill. It takes the fun out of playing when the designers come up with idiotic levels like this! I guess I will just keep wasting lives waiting for a LUCKY screen to come along so I can advance past this STUPID level 789!

Anonymous said...

Stupid,stupid level. We've all come across some extremely difficult and frustrating levels to get this far but this takes the cake. 99% of the time one can't even get past getting rid of the bombs and when I do the greens are virtually non existent. Another day and I shall be saying goodbye CC, it's been fun for the most time but this level is ridiculous.

Jennifer said...

I have not gotten past this level yet. However, I did have to reiterate what the original tips state, which are that it is easier to remove the bombs if you make combos above them, rather than below. I kept losing lives rapidly; however, when I tried to make moves above the bombs, I was able to remove them all both times.

Having said that, it does little good if you can't then get enough greens, which is the ongoing issue with me.

Anonymous said...

I have never complained about this game and have enjoyed it until 789 - it's stupidity and I believe not worth my time anymore!!!

Anonymous said...

I was lucky enough to get two colour bombs a few moves apart which helped me pass this level. I used the first one to get rid of the orange candy which was the dominant colour. I now had 25 green left to nuke. I then used the second one to get rid of the 19 green on the board. I then used my last 8 moves to get rid of the 6 remaining green.

Anonymous said...

going on my fourth week. I have never spent this much time on a level before. I am very sad that my candy crush days are over.

Anonymous said...

How the f... can you get those green ones if there are hardly any greens on the board.

Anonymous said...

Hate hate.hate this level. But at least the games are short...

Anonymous said...

This level is horrible! Because it plays so painfully slowly. Due to the small size of the board, the licorice, and the holes, there are limited opportunities for a move. You have to stop and search around for a play. Completely frustrating to anyone who plays this game fast. And then after suffering through that, there are not enough greens. Hate! Hate! Hate! Hate! Hate! Hate! Hate! Hate! Hate! Hate! Hate! Hate! Hate! Hate! Hate! Hate! Hate! Hate! Hate!

Anonymous said...

After reading numerous hints and venting the usual spleen at the King developers, I finally cracked it. The free boosters are there to be utilised - not hoarded. On a mobile phone used one chocolate sprinkle bomb and one striped + wrapped. Restarted till the bomb was next to a stripe. Finished off using lollipop hammers. It took me two tries but I finally nailed it. Good luck one and all.
Dee Lite

Anonymous said...

Yeah but getting enough chocolate bombs and hammers from the free booster wheel is easier said than done. Usually I get crappy boosters like fish and coconut wheels which cant even be used on this level! Another thing..the coconut wheel should be made available on all boards not just ingredient levels. That's a bug created by King where they don't let you use certain boosters which actually could be useful!

1derfool said...

Just finished- 3 stars no boosters- after 2 days and using up all of my donated lives. Just got that lucky board where chocolate bombs and wraps just seemed to appear. Used the frog to get the last 3 greens.

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Ccgooo said...

After a few good levels, now this. This level is stupid and can be compared to 430 dreamworld which is equally stupid. I havent spent a dime and will never do so. It is obvious that this level and 430 dreamworld is designed to separate cash from the wallet.

Keep trying or wait for it to be patched. I really think that a lot of people are spending so kings is delaying the patch. When people stop spending, it'll be patched.

onlylisa said...

Ok, just passed this level on PC first try. Suggest you play it there instead of the Apps

Jennifer said...

I've tried playing on the computer and on my phone for over a week now. Still stuck. Hate this level.

Bobette said...

I thought this level was ridiculous and it was. I just happen to get a lucky board. It reminds me of the video one arm bandits in a casino. It takes a lot of spins before they let you win to keep you interested. Same here. Sometimes it just isn't luck when you run out of moves and all of a sudden the board appears to be winnable. Yes I'm still playing because I'm bored. 🎯

Anonymous said...

This level is a joke. How can a person get that many green candies when they're not there to get? I think it is time to go to a different game. I like a challenge, but when it is not possible at all to get it, that's when it's not fun anymore.

Rain Thompson said...

This level is horrid!!! Making me want to quit CC. For the first time, I am actually thinking of quitting. Which ticks me off, because I am not a quitter. At this high of a level I haven't even gotten a jackpot on the spinning wheel. King has to have this one rigged. I just don't believe I'll be able to pass this one.

Anonymous said...

I don't have the answer yet. But I have to laugh at the people who have made it through 788 levels and say THIS is the one that will make them quit.

Grow a pair.

Anonymous said...

Also have gotten to this level without spending any money. But seriously, folks, you're still waiting for lives? Just go to your settings and change the date to tomorrow, reopen CC and your 5 lives will load, and then go back to settings and reset the date to today. Rinse and repeat, you will have as many lives as you can stand.

Anonymous said...

Not doable not enough greens!

Anonymous said...

So weird! After fruitlessly playing this level for days on my iPad and iPhone I finally tried it on my computer. Only needed 45 greens and the bombs lasted 20 moves, too easy. Why is there such a difference, not that I'm complaining.

Bill. said...

Bomb life on PC now 16 completed first attempt.

Ally258 said...

On iPhone and iPad bombs go off in 10 but on PC 20 and less greens to get too on PC!

Bill. said...

Sorry bombs now 20 and less greens. Much easier on PC>

Anonymous said...

,,,some tip for those who needs more lives;-))) You need to have facebook account for this and different email accounts. I have 3 different email accounts. You have to sign up this accounts with facebook ( with different names and surnames of course:-))))) and later start playing Candy Crush Saga. You have to go through a couple of levels this game.Of course you have to send invitations to your new friends and then accept it :-)))))) Every time when my lives disappear ;-)I click on ASK FRIENDS and sent request to my 3 lovely friends about lives:) Then I have to log in to this 3 different accounts and accept this requests :-))))) simple:-) Sorry for my English. Not first language for me:-)

Hunter MacLean said...

Bombs 20 and need 45 greens. Passed it the first time. No problem :)

Anon lafy said...

Took about 15 lives but I did it. Not too bad since King listened to the complaints and nerfed it. I didn't start a board if there were no greens on it to start with. Hope that little tip helps someone else. Good luck!

kfmconsulting said...

I guess I'm lucky that I'm later to this level than all the commenters before me. I was dreading the start of this one based on the comments but was pleasantly surprised. King has updated this one with 20 count bombs and collecting 45 greens so it is now a fun level. Got it on 6th try, 3 stars, no boosters on iPad.

Anonymous said...

I must have got really lucky! Got it first try no boosters with 5 moves to spare.

Anonymous said...

Pretty easy level. Work the top of the board as much as possible; it will help get rid of the bombs and collect the green fairly quickly.

Anonymous said...

Grace here: I needed to collect only 45 green candies. That was easy enough. So sorry for those of you who had to collect a higher number. Have completed 789 and NEVER EVER paid money to pass.