Candy Crush Saga Level 1489

Hints and tips showing how to pass level 1489 Candy Crush Saga without boosters.
You need to clear all the blockers and popcorns as there is jelly under them, including the Spawner in the middle.
You don't need to worry too much about the spawner blocking your moves at the start as it can't get past the pocorns so can only cover the middle part with marmalade.
Colour bomb/stripe combos are the best, but try to get as may candies the same colour as the stripe on the board as you can before you switch them. With luck this will hit the spawner as well as some of the popcorns.
Once you begin to clear the popcorns the marmalade will be able to escape and will begin to cover the candies outside the middle area, so watch out for that.
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You get 50 moves to clear all the jelly.  You have one evil spawner that spits out jelly and marmalade right in the center of an island sandwiched between 2 popcorns.  The only real option is to do side blasts with horizontal stripes or stripe/wrap combos to get the spawner, or use your hammers to get the spawner.  
Chocolate bombs and stripes are really powerful for this level.  If you can time it to where the two popcorns above and below the spawner only need more hit at the time the spawner blows up then you will have a double chocolate bomb combo set up, you may need to get rid of a candy or two in between but it's worth it.    That would be 2 hits to each popcorn before the spawner blows up and then the spawner explosion will be the third.  
With the small play area and 5 colors , many times I would use half my moves without getting one stripe opportunity so luck is definitely a factor on winning this board.  If you do want to use your hammer boosters the spawner takes 5 and each popcorn takes 3.

109 comments:

  1. I think this is yet another level where I am going to need a lucky board. I am convinced they don't want us to get to the end. As soon as new levels are available it becomes easier to do the level before.

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  2. Took me 2 days to get this one with no boosters. At first I focused on the spawner and didn't get anywhere. Today I focused on combos to the popcorn. Was able to use color bombs I made and ones from the popcorn with stripes. This level is doable but very difficult. ALH

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  3. Oh wow, this one seems impossible. Been playing it for about 4 days and don't even come close. It is so hard to make horizontal stripes on this one, so I barely even get one hit in the whole game. Levels like this make it not fun to play, so I don't even play as much, because I just dread wasting my time getting nowhere. Ugh!

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    1. Agree! Been trying like a hundred times. Ready to quit.

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  4. As I've just found out to my cost (and this isn't mentioned above), if you clear the bottom popcorns first then you will have bombs to contend with. As if this level isn't hard enough...

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  5. Finally got through this one, but had to use 4 hammers to break spawner, otherwise I wouldn't have finished this one! Ugh, hated this the worst ever!!

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  6. Already braced for another wretched level but, thanks to tips to focus on hitting popcorns while not really worrying about the spawner, I kept making both horizontal and vertical stripes, making two color bombs as well. Couldn't match them up with stripes but still used them to weaken the spawner. Did use two freebie hammers to get rid of the spawner and passed this evil level on my second try. Thank you for all your tips. And, I agree about hitting popcorns as a priority.

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  7. Did it on my second try, 3 stars with 28 moves left! The stars were aligned!

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  8. My issue with this level is that it's BORING. You can easily spend the entire 50 moves just waiting for something to align, and most of the time, it never does. I don't mind difficult boards, but this one is just not fun.

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  9. ...and sure enough, after the previous comment, I just had the mythical "lucky board". No boosters, no nothing, and finished with 14 moves left. It's amazing how everything goes right all of a sudden. No skill, just the Crush gods being kind.

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  10. Why am I doing this? I hate this level. It sucks supreme.

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  11. Wow. I thought the previous level sucked. At least it was slightly entertaining. I agree with the other post that this level is BORING. Yup. Fifty moves waiting for something decent to happen. Been playing for days and realize that strategy really won't get you anywhere because you usually end up with 20 crappy moves up at the top that don't amount to anything. And only once have I been able to match a color bomb with a stripe candy, and of course there were only 5 of that color on the whole board! Wasn't willing to wait and have the combo blow up on its own. Anyhow, time to take a 2-week break and maybe, just maybe, they will ditch the bombs at the bottom and make it a little easier.

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    1. I'm with you. Tried like 200 times now. WORST LEVEL EVER. I am DONE, King!!!

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  12. Too much dang popcorn! Only good thing about this one is that the spawner can't really do much. Back at it....

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  13. Omg got this after about 7 attempts. Thought I wld be here forever but once I broke a popcorn kept striking one color which helped make combos. Managed to.make two.matches with stripes. ..very happy

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  14. Four long days to pass this level. UGH. Not one of my favorites that's for sure. Well, onward to more FUN

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  15. obvious this a money board. Get a strip, poof, no more of that color. Same with bombs. Next they will create levels you have to pay to play

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  16. Brutal level. I was ready to give Candy Crush up for Lent and I finally beat this blasted level, but not without starting with a stripe and sprinkle next to each other. Simply horrible level......I think it's the worst one yet.

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  17. Your video for level 1489 on Candy Crush is not showing on your site right now.
    There is a complete blank space where the video should be.

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  18. I used my free booster of chocolate sprinkle with the striped/wrapped booster. Reset til the sprinkle was next to striped. Carefully made moves so I has a lot of the striped color. Completed in just a few moves!!!

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  19. Boring boring boring ....I had freed hrs of lives and didn't even get close....I beat that spawned with three hammers, got rid it it, and had no other good plays...as someon else said, hard is one thing, but such a boring level, I quit playing and still had three free hours of lives...this whole set of levels have sucked

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  20. Boring boring boring ....I had free hrs of lives and didn't even get close....I beat that spawner with three hammers, got rid it it, and had no other good plays...as someon else said, hard is one thing, but such a boring level, I quit playing and still had three free hours of lives...this whole set of levels have sucked

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    1. Me to have 100 lives keep adding up cuz so boring I don't play much anymore!

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  21. Usied all the he strategies and tips as mentioned and NOTHING! By the time I break the spawner my moves are very limited and still have most popcorn to worry about. HELP! Please simplify this game even if it's just a little!

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  22. Pain in the neck. Basically get a colour bomb stripe combination (or two) and its done. That's it. Nothing else works.

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  23. One useless move after another...I have one move, make it and it's replaced by the same move, different color...Very few moves that accomplish anything. I have had a couple lucky boards, with two chocolate balls next to each other at two different times and they did NOTHING to help! Have used hammers and switch hands to no avail...None left and after playing 5 high sugar drop levels, King gave me nothing. Time to say bye bye and I won't be playing any of your other games either.

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  24. No tips to offer (other than that fish are pretty useless on this level) because I'm getting absolutely nowhere. Posting on here in the hope that it brings me luck luck!

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  25. Not another awful tedious game....this is becoming just ridiculous. ..
    May be time to cut my losses and move on..
    Great way to repay loyal skilled players.

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  26. Not another awful tedious game....this is becoming just ridiculous. ..
    May be time to cut my losses and move on..
    Great way to repay loyal skilled players.

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  27. King will lose players is you keep making boring ass levels like this!! Help!!

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  28. Thought I could follow Ms Cookie's suggestion to smash the popcorns with hammers. Hammer doesn't work on popcorn in mobile. My best progress to date was 2 grown popcorns, a couple of jellies and 5 moves left. That too took a lot of maneuvering and boosters to arrive at. Counted I needed 5 more hammers to finish the job. Ok, I could just about spare these 5. Alas, not to be, hammer has no impact on popcorn. The 5 moves left were in places remotely material. Don't think I can ever beat this level given the lousy odds against it. My best was way inadequate by far. So bye bye cc! OM.

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  29. Too many colors on this board

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  30. As everyone has said ... A really boring level while waiting for the lucky board ... Ho hum

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  31. Please fix this level! IMPOSSIBLE! Been playing for days, hundreds of times, no success and not even close 99% of the time. Way too many difficult levels in this series, no fun and about to call it quits! Do not believe we are just waiting for that lipucky board, not happening. I love a challenge, but...Time to quit!

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  32. My focus was to aim for the top popcorn and spawner and work my way down, even if I had to use my hand switch when necessary to get a stripe or a choco ball/stripe to align. Once I cleared that I got to the bottom, open those popcorn and used them to clear the colors of the last jellies on the board. Good luck!

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  33. This level almost cured my Candy Crush addiction. After many games, with lots of boosters, I finally got close enough to be able to use hand switches and lollipops (4 of each) to win. Horrible level.

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    1. I had to use 3 of each myself...
      Judt to get of this awful level.

      Really am becoming bored of this crap
      Stuck here for a week....moving on...for now...but looking for a new game...King will be losing me soon..

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  34. Let's face it, there is absolutely no skill required in this level, apart from stopping yourself getting stupidly bored whilst playing this pathetic level.
    You are just waiting for the game to decide it's your turn to get through this level. It's easy to say get stripes, get combos, get chocolate bombs, its the board that you get, that is going to determine what you are able to do. Every time I think, these levels can't get any more boring, the designers at King go and prove me wrong

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  35. I see that King has generously given us a chocolate bomb at the beginning of this level now...Like that is going to help! Waiting for that lucky board, doesn't exist! There were so many hard levels in this series, some not even marked "hard"! After the changes to 1486&88, a friend of mine breezed thru without boosters, while I had used everything I had. NOT FAIR! First King didn't give me anything on 180+ Sugar drops, and then when I complained, they gave me 2 things I never heard of or saw...King needs to get it together or I will and it's called quitting!

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  36. I've never posted here before, but I thought now would be a good time. I Just wanted to thank everyone for all the very helpful tips and strategies I've found here. It really helped me get this far! Having said that, after playing this level for the umpteenth time last night, and after ending up both frustrated and bored for the umpteenth time, I deleted the candy crush app from both my I-pad and I-phone. Today I gave it one more shot on my PC with pretty much the same results. I've now deleted the app from my PC as well, sending all my progress into cyber oblivion! CONGRADULATIONS KING, YOU'VE CHASED ME AWAY!!! Good luck to all those who are pressing on, and once again thank you for all your help!!!

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    1. I'm with you brother! Screw King...major waste of time! DONE!!

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  37. Same as above; I've had it. This level was just too impossible and utterly boring. I figure after playing 1,489 games, it's time to quit anyway.

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  38. This is so tedious and boring. So tired of playing it. Used all my boosters and hubby won't let me spend anymore money on this game. I'm ready to start talking like Christina.

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  39. Finished the bugger?!@?! Matched a sprinkle booster with a wrap/ stripe and kept resetting till sprinkle next to stripe. Blew up a lot and then got another 2 sprinkles from popped corn and used hammer to drop them next to each other. Took one last hammer to finish!

    CC from vero

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  40. Think I have just about had enough of this level also. I have been stuck about 10 days, I must have played about 30 times per day and have got no where near finishing this level. This really must be the most boring of levels and I am not prepared to pay king money to finish. Time to move on and find another distraction

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  41. What does it take to clear the evil spawner on this level? I had a lucky board. I had two chocolate sprinkle/stripe combos and cleared most of the popcorn. And with 29 moves left, I ended up with two chocolate sprinkles next to each other and cleared the last popcorn. Hit the evil spawner with another stripe. All I had to do was clear it. But I had the bombs ticking away at the bottom. And got nothing to clear them or the evil spawner. HATE this game.

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  42. This level bites!

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  43. Seriously....I candy crushed this level using boosters and did not advance. BS!

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  44. Stuck here for one week and never came close!! Where is CC I loved to play??
    It is time to quit now and get back to real life. Good luck to all of you!!

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  45. Thanks for THE tip for this level, Roberta (6 February 2016 at 14.33)!! It worked.....

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  46. Aimlessly moving colors around with nothing to work with.. I haven't even come close to the top popcorn of the spawner.. Not sure where to go from here

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    1. I just had let you know I totally agree. This level is not only extremely frustrating it is very boring! I have been working on it for about two weeks and haven't even come close. I am done using my boosters and extra lives for thus level. Just not worth it. Candy Crush used to be fun, I think this is where I will be giving it up unless you adjust something to make it possible to clear this level.

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  47. Really tedious level there is no way to pass this, have had many stripes, chocolate balls etc nothing works. Good time to leave now - thanks for all of the tips. Shame I have not left on a happy note just on a bored one. Good luck to all who stay and try.

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  48. Another ignorant level. You can't even beat it if you cheat like a bastard.

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  49. Agree one of the most difficult and tedious levels completely boring in design. I got three lucky striped candy which attacked the spawner then three chocolate bombs plus striped candy which cleared the popcorn. It can be done. As with a lot of these levels I found it easier on Pc combinations formed more readily.

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  50. This is yet another ridiculous level! 2 hards in a row. Maybe time for bye bye CC!!

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  51. Boring...boring....used up all my boosters. Not even finishing games. I am tired of waiting for lucky board. I like the games when there is more strategy and planning.

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  52. How do you reset when you already chosen a booster? I play on iPad no have tried this but just loose the booster when I try to reset. Help.

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  53. I have been on this for a week. Have not got close. No skill involved, only luck. It's just frustrating. Not wasting my time anymore.

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  54. On this level for over a week. Impossible. Don't waste your boosters. Nothing works. Fix this stupid board.

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  55. Boring and near impossible, no boosters left just got to wait for a lucky board!

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  56. King you need to revisit this level. Boring, no skill, been playing for too long not to get through.

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  57. I am so over this level, used all my boosters. it's driving me nuts. keep getting down to 3 jellies left and never any closer. I am close to giving Candy Crush away for good!

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  58. Posting for luck. I've spent too much time on this boring level already.

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  59. I quit ... this level is impossible, boring, and a waste of time! I can't get even close to getting it!

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  60. I know I've said this before but WTH!! There is little to no room to even make a strip, this is by FAR the most ridiculous level EVER~!!I've already been here 5 days and bored out of my mind!! This might be the one to put me over the edge and quit! I will miss you CC. I'll give you a few more days and then I will be moving on for good.... :(

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  61. OMG, I posted the comment above and won the next game....I played on my android for days with absolutely no combo's and got strip/chocolate combo twice on PC. Thank goodness I am done with this mindless level! Good luck folks!!

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  62. Stuck for days like so many others, but what is even more frustrating is friends are giving me extra moves, but when I choose to add it to the game it is not doing it. Number of moves never goes over 50!!!! Playing on PC, wasn't doing it on I phone either until yesterday. Thanks Candy Crush for making it even harder!!!

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  63. Oh Lord, This is the worst level ever :(

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  64. Think this is where I finish with cc this level is impossible.

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  65. Just when it couldn't get any worse!

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  66. As I couldn't see any way out of this I resorted to using lots of free booster which I had collected. 7 lollipops and 2 hand switches later. All over. Otherwise an impossible level.

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  67. A most ridiculous level...now they're showing that you need 13 jellies, but when you hit one with a side hit or from the top, because they have blockers they don't count...awful...about ready to quit this game..have lost a lot of interest in it of late...

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  68. Spawner is not blasted by hammers, either on Android or on PC.
    I used a shed-load of hand-switches to line up the candies to hit the spawner. It did work but it's decimated my hand-switches.

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  69. I've been playing this level for 6 days and can't get close because the spawner fails to explode ?

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  70. CC hasn't been fun for a very long time now. Every time I pass a frustrating level, there's just another one waiting. CC gives you the feeling that you've accomplished something because if you play long enough you finally win. But it's just stupid luck, admit it! I'm so over it! Deleted. I finally beat CC, wiped 'em out.

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  71. This level is not only tedious, It also shuts down my ipad. If I use boosters and extra moves from friends, the whole game closes, my ipad goes dark and I have to restart it. When I get back to the game my boosters and extra moves are gone and I am down a life.

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  72. Horrid level! It will decide when you will win, not you! Hate these worthless boring levels. I think all the designers of CC should be locked in a room & make each of them play only one horrid level over and over again for one week. If they use boosters only give them one per game. They all have to play on iPhone which seems to make the games the hardest. Sorry no tips, but I do feel better.

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  73. Agree with all of the above.This level is ridculous and tedious.So over CC not enjoyable anymore.Time to move onto something else.

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  74. Time to use those saved boosters, hand switches and hammers, I used five or six boosters, hammered two candies to get speckled balls together, don't go cheap, if you ever get a small handle on the board, get ruthless, finally beat this horendis board with the boosters that are key, this far along in the game....luck all peace out

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  75. Really sick of levels like this. Dear Candy Crush, could you just let us know ahead of time how may times we will have to play a level before you "let us win"??? I really wish there was a final level, so there was a completion goal.

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  76. AARRGH! I finally passed this. After trying for a day on my phone and reading all of the tips here I decided to try on my PC. It still took a bunch of hammers and hand switches and a sprinkle ball booster. But the game on my phone has only plain candies in the central column above and below the spawner. On my PC they were wrapped candies. So I started the game by whacking them with a hammer. This gave the spawner 2 hits and puffed up the top and middle bottom popcorn some. I eventually got a stripe close to my sprinkle ball booster, used a hand switch and got them together. I didn't get a chance to make a bunch of other combos in this game and finally finished off the last popcorn with 3 more hammers. Not a good game and nothing to be proud of, but it's over. The only useful thing I can say is to try on a PC. At least having the 2 wrapped candies really helped with the spawner. Hope this helps someone!

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  77. I've never posted and have enjoyed the help this site has given, but going to join the rest that said Goodbye. For at least the last 30 levels It's not been fun. Get past a hard level and the next is worse. This one is not even labeled hard, but it's so boring and not worth the frustration. Candy Crush--what happened to having some fun levels! Seems like all they want is to frustrate us into paying for help to beat the level. And why, when the next is just as bad!

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  78. By the looks of it this will be a toughie. Oh, well. Just have to brace myself for the long haul.

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  79. Another insidiously boring level. Used a chocolate bomb and fish booster and 2 hand switches to pass. These are the levels that boosters are made for. Move on and don't look back....

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  80. Candy Crush use to be a fun game to unwind after a long day at work but has become just the opposite with this level.... all I do is get extremely frustrated and it's just not fun like a game is supposed to be and I do not understand why they make a level like this and they don't even consider it a hard level..... absolutely ridiculous. I personally think they're getting tired of making levels and hoping we all get bored and frustrated and just give up!

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  81. Got a wrapped next to a color bomb in the middle of the bottom This need enough damage that I could pound away at the rest of it. Then the spawner could just do it's thing, I had could concentrate on the rest of the bottom.

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  82. Thanks king, for wasting my boosters. A whole

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  83. Not sure why this isn't rated a hard level. It's impossible!

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  84. Took me about ten tries... Then I used the fish booster. Made a world of a difference! Yay!

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  85. Don't know when I have been on one level for so many plays/games. I think I am getting some good boards, am just not making chocolate bombs and stripes very well. Advice here,above really good,but I gotta be going about this wrong,I can't get close. Wish I had some solid advice to offer

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  86. I did it,with 3 stars,& after at least 20 more attempts after I posted 3 days ago. I think it was just a good board. I used all of your good tips...was prepared to use saved booster(s),but didn't need any. I confess, was just about to abandon CC...just felt like I was wasting time not entertained. Yet here I am. Hope you pass soon and enjoy more than I did

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  87. 4 times my board has quit after the first move and shuffle. That's a little absurd. That needs to be fixed. This isn't the first board that I've seen a shuffle line up 3 of the same type and still say there are no more moves. What a joke.

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  88. Three stars, no boosters, bur it took more than 20 tries. It's doable but tedious enough that I recommend also playing some of the more entertaining, candy-drop-rich levels while you're waiting for the lucky board on this one.

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  89. Lucky board, come and find me...please!

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  90. There are no words to describe the frustration of this level. It's like rearranging deckchairs on the titanic. I can't even get close. My cc days are numbered I think.

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  91. I read this blog all the time, this is my first post. I was having a tough time with level 1488, stopped here last night and read some comments that really weren't very helpful. I went back to the game and shortly after my visit I passed the level, no boosts, 3 stars and many turns to spare. Thank you blog. I spent today's time on the game to the next level 1489, struggled again. Came here again, went back to the game and got through the level, no boots, turns to spare, 3 stars. I am thrilled. Both boards were on my laptap, no joy on my ipad. I have no tips to offer, just got lucky twice.

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  92. CC is so depending on luck!!!

    After resets 3 times I dive in. No boosters, as I have decided to go back to how I played in the past to win it without any. Turns out I have THE Lucky board. Won this level with 7 moves, with 43 moves left.

    Why can't the developers develope something fun and not just base on luck ? As it gets so boring after 15 tries!

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  93. Set off a double wrapper that created a cascade of wrappers, knocking out the spawner & most of the popcorn. Used superior CC technique to create a color bomb / striper combo to clear out most of the remaining board. Cleaned up with color bomb from last popcorn. 1st shot...it was masterful!

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  94. Have been playing my boosters to get through levels lately - not really worrying about it because I just turn the game on to get my daily boosters and play a couple of rounds. It's no longer about skill. Came here, got the lucky board - couple of color bombs aligned and before I knew it - I was done in 10 moves. On to 1490 - and it's wretched - guess I'll spend a few days collecting boosters. Quickly getting over this game. sk

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  95. I cannot understand for the life of me why king keep putting these impossible levels on here after somebody came this far. It's only going to piss you off and make you stop playing and go to another game. This level is stupid and impossible!!!! I'm mad 😡 as hell!!!!!!

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  96. King needs to remember, there are MANY new games coming out every day and they are far more rewarding than CC.
    They need to make it a tad easier for us, after all, we are very skilled and loyal.
    But how do we remain loyal ?
    Give us boards where some skill is involved, we are metaphorically punching ourselves in the face and hoping for some luck.
    That's really not good enough!

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  97. Worked on this forever. Kept trying and collecting sugar drops. I worked on putting up stripes on the conveyer belts. I had to use two hammers to get the last layer at the top up, I was tired. Then I forecast on color bombs to get those two colors at the top. I never figured out how to ser off the isolated bombs at the bottom. They just did it by themselves. So confused, but it's gone.🤗

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  98. This level should have been labeled "Hard Level"!!!! 3 days and I'm still working on this one!

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