Candy Crush Saga Level 1396

Best hints and tips showing how to pass level 1396 Candy crush Saga without boosters.
The perfect game is to grow the first popcorn at the top, use it on the blue to get the first fruit, then grow the two bottom popcorns and switch them together. Game over!
However the perfect game rarely happens, so below are tips to help you with a normal game.
If you can make a colour bomb early in the game you can use it to remove the blue candies which will get the first fruit down, then you only have to worry about the second fruit.
An easy way to do this is to begin with a colour bomb booster, but I prefer to do without.
Failing that try to grow the 2 popcorns at the bottom, you can switch them together and clear the whole board, this is best done for the second ingredient though.
Wrapped candies will grow the popcorns best as they will give you 2 hits if you can detonate them next to a popcorn.
However you play you will need colour bombs, as the licorice will block any stripes or combos.
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57 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tin tin here. This one is a stinker. Sideways hits with a striped candy don't work because of the licorice. Its almost impossible to get enough sideways stripes to knock out the popcorn. Sometimes you get a choc ball and take out one color but it is almost impossible to get a second choc ball in the same game. Its possible to get the occasional wrapped candy, but almost impossible to get two in the same game and in the right place to do any damage. If you can get a board that re shuffles itself sometimes the candies in the left column could be helpful.. I guess my lucky board is still on the way, or if need be, I'll resort to a choc ball booster.

Anonymous said...

This one is definitely one of the least interesting boards to date. One option all the time, never getting anything remotely helpful... I've managed to get the top popcorn once so far and neither of the others at all. Pathetic effort to provide us with some entertainment, I'm afraid. Dreary and tedious.

Anonymous said...

i wonder the person who create this level ever play the game. seriously they have to stop making those stupid level that need to wait for lucky board !!!

Anonymous said...

Second try BINGO. Used a coconut wheel and they kept coming. I got a sprinkle out of luck. The coconut wheel helped me!

Anonymous said...

Pointless and boring. No skill involved whatsoever as you are given no choice of moves and most moves do nothing to help you pass this level. Very tedious.

Anonymous said...

I don't like this level. All about getting a lucky board.

Anonymous said...

I only got this when it went to the iPad. I used a color booster and a wrap combo. I restarted it several times to get a wrap near the popcorn. Coconut wheel did not work for me on the pc.
This was the most annoying level I've encountered.

Anonymous said...

Got this one first try. Managed to make three chocolate bombs without using the popcorn. My plan was to match one with a stripe but just using each one on a color in the left hand column worked with a few moves left.
Sharon

Anonymous said...

Since I have so many free boosters stocked up, I started with a choco color bomb & coconut wheel. I only received 2 coconut wheels during the game yet color bomb was very helpful. Thankfully, King was also kind enough to gift me a lucky board as I had 4 other choco color bombs/specials made. Will admit if I didn't have boosters, this level was definitely created to get you to spend money since it's pretty lackluster.

Anonymous said...

Lots of boosters also, so tried sprinkle with a stripe/ wrap twice but couldn't get that second fruit! Tried coconut wheel and finished- thanks!!
CC from vero

Mona Silva said...

I can't put into words how totally boring this level is. Mostly only get the option of matching 3 colors. Board reshuffles 4-5 times per game. No room to make combos and when you do get one, you can't make it drop close to a popcorn. I really wish I could skip this level.

Anonymous said...

Boring level waiting for a lucky board. Started with a sprinkle booster and took out the blues to get first ingredient. Left column was then all reds and oranges, so I used 2 lollipop hammers to remove the reds, matched the oranges and got the second ingredient. Was this cheating? Probably! But on this level, I don't care!

Van5 said...

Tried this without boosters and didn't come close, so I took the advice above and started with a colour bomb and a coconut wheel. Didn't manage to clear the top popcorn. Coconut wheel didn't help much. Got the bottom one and was able to smack the colour of the last candy holding back the cherry. Good luck everyone!

Anonymous said...

I think most players of Candy Crush will agree that the most boring levels are those with really restrictive moves were essentially you have no choice over the moves that you can make. This level is the perfect example. I think King should relabel Hard Levels to Boring Levels as it's a more accurate description. You just have to play this time after time in the hope that you will eventually get a lucky board. I would suggest that you DO NOT start this level with any boosters as it's likely that they will just be wasted and this makes the level even more frustrating. Sometimes the candy's will be reshuffled before the first fruit has dropped and if that happens there is little point in playing on. I personally would prefer if King would charge a small fee for each new series of levels and focus on making better games, rather than rolling out these boring and senseless levels.

JGWYN said...

I managed to beat this without boosters on my first try. I still had 15 moves remaining. Based off the comments, I got rather lucky. Made a wrapped candy that helped break the bottom two popcorn, and with those color bombs I dropped both fruits.

michelle mcbride said...

Ok I took a chocolate bomb and a coconut wheel in..
Used bomb to get rid of blues then got another choco bomb which I
mixed bomb with a stripe...then a second wheel which I mixed with a wrap...giving me a line of vertical wraps....last cherry dropped in and game over...12 moves left ...
Got lucky after numerous tries...

Anonymous said...

With coconut wheel booster finished first time with 24 moves left.

Cookie73 said...

Playing on iPhone. I have only 2 popcorns, not three - one at the top; one at bottom.
Not that it seems to matter.
Aaaaaarrgghhh

Anon lafy said...

On my iPad. I used a coconut wheel, but had to switch it to the right place, Then more appeared and I did the same. That burst two popcorn and the fruit came down.

AndyAdams said...

In mobile, I started with a sprinkle booster, and went back out of the game until I could hit the 3 color candy in the left side (orange, I think). That leaves you with an upward stripe. One hammer, and you're done.

Anonymous said...

Another boring level...

Anonymous said...

Thanks AndyAdams... Did the same and did itt in 3 moves, Great advice...

Steve Mills said...

Here we go again...aimlessly moving candies around hoping to get a combo, no skill, no fun.

Steve Mills said...

Ha! Finished it next go after about 5 moves, got a lucky colour bomb and blasted out the candies in the left hand column just leaving one move to drop the cherry, luckily I checked my score and made a few more moves before completing, otherwise I would have been short of the minimum points.

Melanie said...

I may have gotten a lucky board on my 8th try, but got 2 sprinkles to clear 1st fruit then 1 to clear second. Only popped one of the popcorns. I found I needed to use strategy, I enjoyed this level. Will play it again for sure.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Andy Adams. That strategy worked perfectly.

Anonymous said...

I usually don't believe those who say they got the hard levels on the first try... but I got this one. I grew the popcorn a little. got the middle one and used it to get one of the colors on the left. That enabled me to get one cherry out. Then I used a hand switch to put a vertical stripe under the top popcorn. When I played that, it opened the bottom popcorn and a striped landed next to it. When I played the sprinkle and the stripe, it got the 2nd cherry out. I think it was a lucky board. I usually only use a booster when it can win the game for me. I'm glad I took a chance, because the level looks stupid. Good luck!

B.K.Arora said...

I too was frightened after reading various comments and trying few times without use of booster. But then I used a colour ball with stripe wrap combo and adjusted the board in a manner that the stripe was next to colour ball. In in first hit the first fruit was down because of stripes created. This also struck the the popcorn directly as well as through the activation of wrap and got another color ball . Then few moves and could get a stripe next to colour ball and its activation brought the second fruit down. I was still left with 21 moves which gave me further stripes and other combos to finish the game with three stars.

B.K.Arora said...

I too was frightened after reading various comments and trying few times without use of booster. But then I used a colour ball with stripe wrap combo and adjusted the board in a manner that the stripe was next to colour ball. In in first hit the first fruit was down because of stripes created. This also struck the the popcorn directly as well as through the activation of wrap and got another color ball . Then few moves and could get a stripe next to colour ball and its activation brought the second fruit down. I was still left with 21 moves which gave me further stripes and other combos to finish the game with three stars.

Anonymous said...

First try. Lucky board, I am sure. The first ones are usually easiest.

Anonymous said...

I tried coconut wheel 3 x and every time it landed somewhere where it was useless. Don't waste them unless you have about 40 to play with. Grace from DU

Anonymous said...

Used my last hammer and my last switch-hand to finish this pokken level. Grace from DU

Bill. said...

Started with some lucky wrapped candy to clear the popcorn then need a bit of luck to get a striped candy in the lhs column.

Anonymous said...

Mic T here. I agree that this is very, very tedious. I also recommend not wasting boosters. I used a coconut wheel and got one the entire game and all it did was wipe out liquorish that reappeared almost immediately and did one pop on the popcorns. I even rolled the level so I had the coconut wheel on the same board as a sprinkle, to take out the one colour at the side. I guess it is just waiting for a lucky board.

Anonymous said...

Good advice but tried it twice & it left me with a horizontal blue which is totally wrong & absolute bullshit! CC CHEATING AT IT'S FINEST!!!!!

Adrienne Wynn said...
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Adrienne Wynn said...

Looks like lucky board needed for sure. Will probably and up using a sprinkle.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a very tedious level. Lucky board with sprinkles needed.

Anonymous said...

Got a lucky board second try. Sprinkle ball created itself, I made a blue wrap and switched. That left the second cherry two from the bottom. After using other moves, used two hammers to finish.

Anonymous said...

Great tips indeed, I got a "perfect game" on my first try. Yay!

Anonymous said...

Another wait for lucky board! Dumb!

Anonymous said...

Ok, great! Being sarcastic. This level is boring and another frustrating one that I most likely will be here for awhile. So sick of it.can't even get stripes to get even close to hitting popcorn, let alone getting any color bombs.

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me?!!! You can't even get the stripes close enough to the popcorns or the wraps to hit the popcorns!!! BS!!!!!!! I don't have booster and can't buy them! Cmon!!!!

Anonymous said...

It'll be days now I'm sure...sigh

Anonymous said...

This is just STUPID! You ought to be smacked cc king!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I quit. No. More. Candy. Crush!

Anonymous said...

Can't pass without boosters, can ya? Crap. I'm gonna be here awhile. Thanks!

Wendy Guyer said...

I am so flipping mad at this level. Seriously I hate having yo wait for the lucky board in order to win. And I have never ever won the jackpot on the free spin. What'd the point of having it

Jx11 said...

I used all three boosters. Waited till chocolate ball next to blue and coconut was next to stripe.detonated blue then went down wards on stripe. Bomb was near bottom. Created two more chocolate balls. Done in 3 moves. Just have two wait for right combo of boosters.

Anonymous said...

Rigged is not the same as difficult.

GC said...

After reading posts on here I first tried without boosters. 2nd try I started off with two of my boosters, sparkle and coconut, I reset until coconut was at the top left so it would move over the popcorn vertically. The sparkle I had matched up with a blue stripe so I set that off. I made a sparkle along with a wrap and stripe, which I set off next to the bottom popcorn. Made another sparkle and stripe but I had to use a handswitch to put them together. 2nd coconut appaeared at the top over the popcorn so I used another handswitch to move it over to the left and then set that off over the popcorn. The sparkle appeared, which I set off on the most of the same colour candy under the fruit. I was left with two candies to move and only two moves left, so I used two hammers. I didn't clear the bottom two popcorns.
Only one star but I'm ok with that. I need to play for more boosters but have to wait until the 8 hrs are over.

Good luck everyone.

Livia Saunders said...

This is the best advice I've ever gotten from the comments. Thank you Andy!

Francesca Xena said...

I have a 'stupid' question: why do some of the levels have a crown on the icon?

Anonymous said...

Crown signifies a hard level

Anonymous said...

Pulling my hair out on this level

June said...

A few people said it best "tedious" and "boring". Agreed.

Anonymous said...

anyone ever wonder why when you spin the booster wheel you can hit on every single one except the jackpot? it's obviously rigged, been playing for years and have never hit the jackpot but have hit all the others over and over again