Candy Crush Saga Level 1538

Hints and tips showing how to pass level 1538 Candy Crush Saga without boosters by Cookie
If you struggle with timed levels read our page on 
beating timed levels, it will help.
You need to collect the keys to unlock the plus 5 candies, then work as low on the board as you can to create cascades. Cascades bring down more extra time candies.
Watch the time and collect time candies as you go, but you really need to make colour bombs for the best scores.
Don't collect too many extra time candies at once because the time will never go over 30 seconds, so no point collecting extra time if your timer is already full.
Work as close to the bottom of the board as you can once you have the keys, this will cause cascades, which will give you more extra time candies.
This is not the hardest timed level in the game by a loing way, but if you don't get extra time candies you won't do it.
You could try starting the game with a colour bomb booster if you are really struggling.
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Anonymous said...

Very hard.Most scored 16000 points,90000 needed.Have to use boosters methinks

GRAHAMF said...

Getting nowhere near even starting with colour bomb and stripe/bomb boosters proving no help at all....Too few options, often getting a reshuffle coz no moves but this also takes up time!!! Think 9500 would be a better target than 95000, often not even getting 9500!!!

Could be the end?

silage said...

Same as you GRAHAMF not even near.Cleared all the keys a couple of times,the game speeds up but not enough. Looks impossible.

Anonymous said...

When king doesnt change this level i will end the game. i have paid enough

Captain Krapton said...

Terrible level lucky to get 3000 when the timer runs out. Who's the person with the tips, he must not have done this level.Think I will give it a break till It's sorted.

silage said...

Just done this level, had to use gold bars to get extra time,never mind got loads of them.got to 70,000 ended up with 109,000. No boosters waste of time, I think you just get lucky or whatever as I didn't do anything special. Notice there is another timed level at1546.

Anonymous said...

I don't do well with timed levels. Got close once, but usually around 20,000. Sometimes I get lots of 5+ candies and sometimes only a few. Not sure what triggers them. Will have to wait for the lucky board again. Good luck.

Mary Immel said...

3rd time must have been a luck board for me...ended up with 86000...bought 10 bars wasn't going to give up with 8600 not after reading all these comments of people not even getting close...hang in there

Anonymous said...

Played a dozen times, best score was 40000. Doesn't look like boosters are going to help. I am waiting for a lucky board to get close and then use gold bars to buy extra time.

Anonymous said...

Awful. I have posted that I'm finished with the game before but yep that's it for me now. I enjoy the games where you can take your time, not search the screen frantically for a move whilst you have 5 seconds left.

Anonymous said...

I think the only way to win is to get VERY LUCKY or this is a way for King to get people to buy gold bars for extra play time. I've never spent any money to play CC and I'm not about to start now! Anyway I don't have enough bars saved up to make it worth trying and if I'm going to get enough free gold bars from sugar drop levels it's going to take me a long time to get past this one. It costs 9 bars for extra 15 seconds but more than that if you need more time. (Does anyone know how much???) It's BORING to keep replaying old levels so I think I might finally be done with CC. Wish I had a better tip but that's how I see this one!

Anonymous said...

Think we better all stop this game without ebd.ts getting boring anf yhr only thing king wants is our money.

Anonymous said...

Got my best score to date on this level today, 54000!! Just over half way but not near enough to start buying extra time!! Not looking like getting anywhere near ever...

Bye for now!!!

Anonymous said...

Best score after 3 days was 46,000. At that rate if I bought extra 15 seconds for 9 gold bars I'd be lucky to get to 75,000 and I'd still be way short so I'd have to buy even more time and I think the second time it costs even more, something like 15 gold bars? Anybody know?

Anonymous said...

I almost hit 90,000 and the game froze up on me. I might be saying good-bye to Candy Crush with this level. I am not wasting money trying to beat it.

Anonymous said...

I was 360 short of the required 90,000. When I clicked on the bar to use gold bars to play extra time, the screen has frozen!
What a rort!! No doubt my gold bars have been debited.
Not happy!
jem

Anonymous said...

Don’t waste your boosters - it’s all about the lucky board (I played 40 frustrating games before the lucky one). I was just about to walk away from CC and call it quits. If King continues to give us these insanely stupid levels, more and more of the top-level players will be saying good bye…then their programmers will be looking for other employment.

Anonymous said...

I. Don't. Like. This. Level. King just wants us to buy gold bars and I'm not going to give in. Not a good move, IMHO. This is just plain boring. King, if you're reading this: You can do better!

Anonymous said...

After 3 days , I finally got 100,000 to pass this level. No boosters.
I had never got past 5000 in all my previous games.

Lucky board had all the keys in the right places to unlock everything quickly. I found a color/stripe ball combo that blasted the board open. I kept on making +5 ball combos and kept on playing for a really long time.

Pure Luck.

Anonymous said...

I think this is the worst level I've come across in this game. It seems like a shame to throw in the towel after having come this far, but it seems likely.

Anonymous said...

I can't do this. In three days I haven't even made it to twenty thousand.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, this level made me angry as well. Its beyond me why they have to make impossible levels like these, very annoying to play. It all about the lucky board, so as said earlier, save your money for something worthwhile.

Anonymous said...

I am seriously thinking of calling it a day, which is such a shame having come this far. This is an impossible level. I'm really hoping they either increase the time or decrease the amount of points. Surely the must realise they are going to lose players with levels like this.

Anonymous said...

Soooo aggravating. After days of not getting close, I finally got within a few 1000 points. Bought 15 seconds and got within a few 100 points so, although I usually don't spend money, I decided to buy another 15 seconds so I can get past this awful level. Tried to buy the seconds and the link would not work. Pushed it several times and nothing happened. Unless they fix this level, I am done.

Anonymous said...

Beat it first try after reading these tips with two stars. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Here's a great tip for everyone stuck on level 1538. I quit CC after being stuck for 3 days. Sure, I'd eventually get a lucky board but when a level is based on pure luck I started feeling reeeeeeally stupid playing this!!! I know it's only been 2 days since I quit but I can honestly say I don't miss it (well, not too much anyway!) I still think about playing sometimes but when I realized I probably wasted at least an hour a day on this game I decided I would exercise whenever I got an urge to play and guess what, I'm feeling better already! There is life after Candy Crush!!!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

The best tip for this level is that it doesn't do you any good to "collect" the +5 candies since the timer will never go over 30 seconds. That really helped me get through this blasted level. I got to about 84,000 points, ran out of time and used 9 gold bars to get a little more time and bingo - I got through it.

Anonymous said...

I agree it is a total waste of time,that,could be put to much better use.A pity that they have had to resort to this but hey!! on to better things

Anonymous said...

How often do King change a level? For example lowering the 95000 or giving more time? How many comments do they need to receive before they act? Not getting anywhere near 95000 adding all 5 efforts together, at least each set of 5 challenges do not add up to a long time.............
Will give it a week off and try again to see if any changes are noticeable...

Anonymous said...

The lucky board is out there. Don't give up xx

Anonymous said...

Is this Kings official site? If so do they ever check the comments? This level has taken all the fun out of this game. Time to call it a day.

Anonymous said...

I did finally manage it only after purchasing extra time then I just got lucky. Very, very hard level though.

John5901 said...

Worse than level 956, which has four colours of candy only. This level needs to be modified to have four colours not five. Clock keeps ticking even when candies cascade. No skill, just stress and no fun. No point playing it until it gets revised : King are you listening ?

Anonymous said...

Thanks crush i can finally quit, hate time levels, this one ridiculous!!!

Anonymous said...

I quit playing 5 days ago and just checking back to read comments to see if the level was changed. I missed playing for the first couple of days but now I'm getting used to it and think I'm finally going to break this habit. And since I quit playing I've lot 2 pounds and my house is a lot cleaner too! Good riddance Candy Crush! What a HUGE waste of time!!

Mel said...

Impossible level.......a spirit damner..Looks like i hav to give this up 2...

alain cailloux said...

Impossible whitout using (reed) buying goldbars, this is not for pleasure, this is pure commercial bissnis, i quit playing cc, this is no fun annymore!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know how many GOLD BARS are needed to get the extra time? 9 to start with but think it then goes to 18 for next 15 seconds, anyone know after that?

I've tried this level over 100 times and my top score is 54000( only got 25000+ twice!!) think I will need at least 3 time extensions if I am ever going to finish this level.

Could well be the end of the CC road for me..

Anonymous said...

our club of 5 in Holland just stopped playing ccs. These levels are just made for the money.

Anonymous said...

This is a horrible level. I have been on it for days and days. I got to 70,000 but didn't want to buy extra time. When will King change this level? If not I think my candy crush days are over.

carmen hicks said...

I also loathe timed levels - I have macular degeneration so have blind spots in my central vision so I literally cannot see the whole board at a glance. As others are bound to have physical limitations, perhaps with vision, finger dexterity or other motor skill issues, timed levels can be ferocious. I wish King would allow a "pass" on at least one level every once in a while. However, that being said, I arrived at this level yesterday. I've played about 15 games yesterday and 10 today, noticing some boards were really pretty good as I could actually make almost 80,000 points. (Most yielded about 3-5,000 only.) I decided to try one last play a bit ago and got the lucky board. Passed with 2 stars. I agree with those who suggest not to waste boosters. Patience and perseverance will probably win...eventually.

Anonymous said...

I haven't complained about a board for a long time, as eventually a "lucky" one comes along - keeping me somewhat interested. However, this one will probably break my interest in this game. I have always disliked the timed levels, and cannot wait to pass them, as there is little challenge trying to beat the clock.

I play on my iPad and my laptop. My iPad game has a zillion boosters - that I cannot ever use, as King only loads the games once a week, and rarely do they catch up to the laptop levels. My laptop game rarely gives me boosters and I loathe purchasing any! Boosters on this level, except for extra time, will not help pass it! And, I cannot fathom what a lucky board would be, as the best I can do is around 40,000 points - once every 20 games or so. Most are around 4000. A far cry from 95,000! This level reminds me off some of the past "impossible" boards - holding players up until their game makers can come up with new levels. As much as I have enjoyed Candy Crush, I do think I will start cutting way back, as it only takes a few minutes to burn 5 lives. Not worth even waiting for the site to load! With my iPad Candy Crush, I am reduced to "cake climbing", which I find utterly boring. Enjoyment of this game is about gone.........

Anonymous said...

I've been playing this level many many times and no luck at all of coming close. Judging by the comments, most people who succeeded bought gold bars OR they (2 persons) don't give any tips how it was achieved. Boosters allowed are no good. Let's come to the evidence that King wants our money now. I refuse to put money on this game and it would take forever to collect gold bars just by playing sugar drops levels. CC is just no more a game for me. I might check one of these days if the level has been modified.

Anonymous said...

I just did the level after many many tries and some rest toward playing that game. Didn't use boosters or gold bars either. It was pure lucky board. Lots of +5 candies and cascades. Therefore the only tip I can give for this level without investing money is being patient. This is a game after all.

Anonymous said...

I agree with many others. This level is horrible. If I can no longer enjoy playing Candy Crush, then so be it. Boosters are a waste, and I will not shell out money in a feeble attempt to win the level.

King needs to realize that they are wasting money paying their employees to develop new levels. Since the majority of us cannot pass level 1538, then what is the point?

Perhaps a boycott is in order!

Anonymous said...

Who has time to even LOOK at how much time is left to know if you should stop collecting +5 candies? Good golly... I finally got a board that looked like it was getting somewhere but couldn't even move my eyes to the timer or the score -- and of course it was miserably low at end of it all.

Anonymous said...

If passing this level is all about luck, then how satisfied do you feel when you eventually "win"? I mean, if a million monkeys sat at a keyboard, given enough time, it's possible one might actually type a real word or two, but seriously, what have they accomplished? Think about it......

Anonymous said...

I think I am done with Candy Crush. There's no point in trying to beat this level. It is no longer fun.

Timed levels are bad enough… to make one like this that is impossible to beat is just downright cruel.

King developer needs to fix this level. It sucks.

SueJ said...

Checked in today and all is ok now - they have named it as a "Hard level"!!! Now I know why it was so impossible to get anywhere before - if only I had realised that it was hard!!! Not sure how this helps - it is still as difficult as before and as it stands I am getting nowhere near finishing. This might have to be the end for me too - I have always hated the timed levels so it seems fitting that I should end my CC journey on one!! Good luck to those who persevere - not sure I can face any more goes at this awful level.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha!!!! Sue I couldn't agree with you more. I laughed when I saw the new "Hard level" label as well. I'v moved on to other games now. I play games for relaxing pleasure in spare time. That level is just a joke and soooooo not fun. I guess they must make so much money from people desperate to progress it's worth the makers upsetting and losing a few like us. But there some other good fun games out there :)

Anonymous said...

I cannot get 90K points with all 5 lives combined let alone one.

Anonymous said...

Ha, after posting here I then got 210K, no boosters. Just wait for the luck board. Went from not having got >20K on any board to a very lucky one.

Anonymous said...

Today it finally happened, my lucky board. Only managed to get to 72000 points but much further than ever got before in 200+ attempts. Swapped GOLD BARS for extra time, first one was 9 bars, next one 18 bars and next 2 were 25 bars each before with 90,000 on the clock my final time extension gave me a stripe next to a chocolate ball and the job was done.. Good job I had got these bars from collecting the sugar drops...
These timed levels are not a test of skill but 100% down to a lucky board........

The Vee said...

The first game I played, I reached around 86,000 but since then haven't been able to get much past 10,000. Just have to wait for that lucky board?

Anonymous said...

Wow. With this many negative comments, you'd think King would lower the point goal. Closest I got was 60,000ish. I don't have gold bars to spare and I'm not spending $ on them. Maybe when levels go to iPhone and android, I'll have better luck. ��

Kevin said...
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Kevin said...

I got this on the 3rd attempt after scoring 70k+ and 80k+ on the first two. It's actually pretty easy as timed levels go. Just take it steady and follow the excellent tips on this page.

Anonymous said...

Yes I'm sure you did find it pretty easy Kevin because you were given a board with all the necessary candies provided to enable you to complete it! I've said this before but there's a room somewhere full of level designers rolling around the floor laughing their heads off at our comments of frustration. Probably shouting get a life you sad sad losers.........

Anonymous said...

Timed levels make me want to stab myself in the eye with a fork. It would be much more pleasurable.... Ugh.

Anonymous said...

I agree you with "Anonymous" with your comment about level designers rolling around the floor laughing their heads off!

That's what I think about while trying to beat this game to no avail.

We are fools, and I hope no one spends one bloody penny trying to buy their way out of the level. It is not worth it.

Anonymous said...

Finally beat it on my PC after 50 tries. Just got a lucky board with lots of plus fives, and a few chocolate bombs. Stick with it, it is doable. Good Luck!!!!

didueverdoubtme said...

Scored 170000...after 4 attempts. Target was 85000 from memory. Made lots of colored bombs and kept striking the color that gave most of same timer. It does say hard level. I was 2000 off gane b4. Yes timed leveks hard but this wasn't for ne and I don't think it was luck I just took time to make bombs they didn't just appear. Good luck

didueverdoubtme said...

And to all the whingers please..its a free game and totally your choice if you buy boosters or not...you want easy play something else..me I like the challenge..and I love this game. .have other games I play in between. I wish they updated levels quicker. Just tired of reading all the negativity for a great game that has given years of free entertainment and the added bonus of earning free boosters. I'm not posting cause I got this level quickly am posting cause its actually very doable and nowhere near as hard as one in last station.

Van5 said...

Amem to this!

A bunch of whiners on here!

Quit your bellyaching and play or quit!

Van5 said...

Btw, I got this 3rd try, 2 stars. The +5's just keep coming and cascades hit those, so dont bother chasing them. Make specials and youll get it easy. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I just beat this level!!! I think the developer might have finally fixed the level. Hope to see that others are able to beat it as well.

Anonymous said...

Easy level. Dont play to fast and dont burn up the extra time candies. use them when the timer is on half time. 2 stars over 139000 points 4th try. Good luck CC'ers. JJ from NL

anonymous37 said...

It took several tries (maybe 20?) but I was finally able to pass, one star, 98440, no boosters. I'd previously tried boosters (sprinkle ball, wrapped+striped, and the two boosters together) but it was a waste. I was able to get a stripe/sprinkle to help pass the level. My only tip is that if you're able to open one side of the board more than the other, try to keep your eyes on that side for moves. I know it doesn't always work but I found on the boards where I was able to open up one side more than the other I ended up with higher points.

Anonymous said...

After playing this level many, many times not getting above 36,000 points on one of my two Android tablets. I realized that on the 2nd tablet I kept running out of time faster and when I watched what was happening I am not getting extra time added on when I get any of the +5 candies. Obviously another glitch!
Sharon

Cat said...

Hi all. Thankfully got this one after days of attempting.

Not much advice except pray for that lucky board!

Gl all

Anonymous said...

You have got be kidding!! Really?!?! 95,000 points?!? Can't even get anywhere close!

Anonymous said...

Just wondering Cat what device you're playing on? Was it Android or iOS? Maybe give the rest of some hope of getting through.

Cat said...

Hi all. Just passed moments ago on an iPad. It took maybe ten tries, last five using both boosters, until I got that lucky board. Good luck.

Deano said...

What a bullshit level. 95000- what a joke.

Anonymous said...

Totally impossible!!!

Cookie73 said...

Whingers?

Cat said...

IOS

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmm. So you beat it twice in 1 day? Odd...

Janet Maltby said...

Is this possible even with a good board (happened once) only managed 50000 had sooo many attempts fast loosing interest

Anonymous said...

I passed this level with 100000 points after 3 days without any boosters.

After completing the episode and waiting for the next episode, I replayed 1538 several times and passed with scores of 150000 and 250000. I used no boosters or bought extra time.

My observations.

1. You need the Lucky Board. I won about 1 out of 30 games.
Most failed scores were between 5000 to 30000.

2. Initial boosters are of no use.

3 For each winning game, I got a colored/stripe combo.
This really opened up the board.
Also nailed some +5 balls to get more time.

4. Once the board is opened up, +5 balls show up frequently.
I concentrated on making +5 ball matches to get more time.
I could continue playing for a really long time.

5. This level is frustrating because you can be stuck for a long time waiting for the lucky board. I bet the number of attempts to pass timed levels are a lot more than with other levels.


I am a gamer using a PC gaming computer with a gaming mouse.

WARNING: There is another terrible timed level 1575 coming up.

J.Alison said...

I am older, my computer is older and my reflexes aren't so fast. I can't pass this level. The highest I've gotten is in the 40,000 range. Its so frustrating to have come this far and now it looks like its over unless KING adds more time to this level.

Anonymous said...

J. Alison... That's exactly the problem I'm having, too. I am in my 60's, and my reflexes are just not quick enough. And the way my eyes have to dart all around, it's almost dizzying! The highest I've been able to reach, like you, was in the 40,000 range. I'm really getting tired of trying this level. I hope King adds more time because this level is nearly impossible to accomplish!

carlton said...

One of the major reasons people go on this blog is to express their joy and pain and to see how others are doing. So if you don't like reading the sometime negative comments then you should probably stay off this blog. Because when people really get frustrated with cc this is where they come. Not everyday is a sunny day

carlton said...

One of the major reasons people go on this blog is to express their joy and pain and to see how others are doing. So if you don't like reading the sometime negative comments then you should probably stay off this blog. Because when people really get frustrated with cc this is where they come. Not everyday is a sunny day

grandma said...

King take pity on us oldies. We are very persistent but not fast. I hate these speed things I'm just too slow!

Anonymous said...

Well said Carlton.

Annonymous said...

I may finally have to enter CC rehab. This is just giving me anxiety. LA

Annonymous said...

That was me posting 7:27. Passed on next try. No boosters. One star. Good luck LA

Anonymous said...

For those who have not passed this horrible level - Don't give up, a lucky board will show up and you won't believe how different this level can be. Remember the Candy Crush Mantra - I will win when King lets me win.

Anonymous said...

How many times we have represented for senior citizens not to torture them by means of this kind of BP raising timed levels. Won't you listen to us. Please avoid this kind of levels Do something for it King. Thank you for listening.

Bill. said...

Took a lot of attempts I find these levels easier on the phone where you can use your fingers, getting a good start is essential then hopefully chocolate bombs form. PS now passed 70 years.

michelle mcbride said...

Yes they changed the amount for extra moves.
Pisses me off..

9 then 15....I admit uses bars occasionally for some extra moves but I refuse to pay 15

michelle mcbride said...

Yes they changed the amount for extra moves.
Pisses me off..

9 then 15....I admit uses bars occasionally for some extra moves but I refuse to pay 15

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I have no tips - just a question. How many 100s of times do you need to play this level before the lucky board shows up?

Anonymous said...

Just posting for luck. There is absolutely no skill involved in timed levels. I hate them. Without a lucky board there is no hope and it's even hard to recognize one when you get it. No time to even see it!

Anonymous said...

I think I'm done with candy crush. Can't get close. Not even remotely fair.

Anon said...

Never seemed to get past 10-15k. The trick is not to watch your candy crush but to look for your next move while it's doing its thing. When I started doing that my scores got into the 60s almost every time and after a few tries I got it.

Anon said...

With no boosters on an iPhone btw.

Anonymous said...

Dont waste any boosters. It's not worth it. They don't land any place useful.

Anonymous said...

Thank you to the person who said to use a stylus. It let me move candies quicker than I could with my finger so I was able win when I got a good board. I've always had trouble sliding candies with my finger.

Anonymous said...

Very frustrated with this level. Have been playing it for 4 days and the closest I have come is 76,000. It usually doesn't take me this long to get a lucky board. I've decided to use my lives for sugar drops, and whatever lives I have left I'll use to keep trying 1538. Too frustrating to waste free a free life on this nearly impossible level. Hoping my lucky board comes soon so I can put his horrific level behind me.

Henry Leenheers said...

Just wait for the lucky board. It will come. Passed this level after a week. Three are more timelevels coming. Already passed them.

Anonymous said...

Problem with doing these timed levels on my tablet is you have to swipe two or three times before the move is made. That's why I found using my stylus saves s lot of time.
Glad it helped someone.

Anonymous said...

I've finished with Candy Crush, this level has now given me my life back, no more money off of me King & co

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 5 March 21.26, I think it might be me that you helped on that previous timed level. Once again I got the stylus out to speed up my moves. After about 30 tries yesterday, I left this overnight and passed on the 6th attempt today - 120000 points and one star. Glad to move on. I absolutely hate timed levels - even more than chocolate or bombs. JG

Anonymous said...

Another problem I've had with level is that a good cascade lasting 10 seconds can end the game for you if it doesn't match any 5 second candies. This has happened to me 3 times, just when I thought maybe I had my lucky board.

Jane C said...

As Victor Meldrew would say "I don't believe it!". Been trying to complete this level for days with no success at all and then out of the blue came the lucky board. No boosters used and got 182700 points and three stars. No skill required on my part - it just happened. I was contemplating giving up CC altogether. Dreadful level. Good luck to all of you who haven't yet been blessed with "the lucky board".

Jami Weybright said...

Can't even get close

Anonymous said...

King......are you serious with this level!

Anonymous said...

Guess I won't be playing cc that much today since 5 lives are used in a matter of minutes. I suggest King adds more time to this one if they want to keep their players. Just saying!

Anonymous said...

THIS IS ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE ON THE IPAD. WHY WASTE YOUR TIME,

Anonymous said...

Definitely one of the impossible obtainable levels!

Anonymous said...

Will continue playing when the time is extended. Timing is absurd to obtain the required points. Ridiculous!

Mary Louise said...

Incredible. Get to a point in this game that I think I have it beaten (because everyone knows there is no time to glance at the timer), getting tons of combos and lo and behold with all of that movement there are no +timers coming down. I have the patience of Jobe but would really like a fair playing field. As with most everyone, I will continue to play my 5 lives in 5 seconds until the game is changed or I get that elusive "lucky" board.

Anonymous said...

I'm with you, Mary Louise

Anonymous said...

After 6 days and over 50 attempts my lucky board finally came! Now I can stop playing for drops and move on!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the above player. I am waiting for that lucky board or the level to be revised! Anxious to move on..

Anonymous said...

Guess it's time for a long awaited break.

Anonymous said...

Really taking the fun out of this game. An utterly impossible level.

Anonymous said...

Such a shame that we have come this far only to be faced with this impossible ridiculous level.

Anonymous said...

this level sucks! i had a good board. i combined a color bomb and stripe, and then a couple wrap and stripe combos, but no +5 candies came down! my time was wasting away while i'm cascading like crazy.... and nothin', not one +5 came down. can't win like that!

Anonymous said...

i had to use 2 hammers and 9 gold bars to beat the level. glad that is over. didn't like that level at all!!

Anonymous said...

It took me 8 days, 9 gold bars for 15 more minutes, and gawd only knows how many tries to finally pass this level. I was ready to say good bye. I'm over 80 years of age and I don't have that many years left to stress over a game! I was about to try my hand at a coloring book for fun. So hang in there all you younguns, you'll get lucky eventually. Carol in GA

juih said...

Been on this level for 2 weeks and still the lucky board is nowhere to be seen. The closest I got was 84000. If King wants my money, there's no way he's going to get it. I haven't paid a dime to date and have no intention of doing so.... I'll be patient and just wait for that lucky board, if no lucky board I'll just quit.

Anonymous said...

No words can describe how I feel about this game. I am off to get a life and good riddance to candy crush

Robyn Lor said...

Agree!

Robyn Lor said...

I have never bought gold bars or any booster and will not start now!

Robyn Lor said...

Good advice!

Anonymous said...

We've all said " impossible level, I'm going to quit playing". But we continue to struggle on. Why does King keep giving us timed games as I don't know of anyone who likes them. I guess it's a way for them to make more money. Maybe if we stopped buying gold bars for awhile they would rethink these stupid timed levels. The 95000 points is a bit ridiculous. C'mon King, give us a break. We made it this far so should be rewarded not punished.

Anonymous said...

Getting so fed up with this level, you say it is not e hardest timed level but I have passed everything until now and I am getting nowhere with this one. Have a really good run and think my lucky board has come then find I only have a score of about 50,000.

Anonymous said...

Best of luck! Took me a couple of days, but finally got a lucky board. Was able to get a few combos to do the trick. Just focus on getting the 5 second candies, as well, but NOT when it is full, since they will go to waste. I did not use any boosters at all, so I tell you it IS doable.

Anonymous said...

Ok, after I don't know how many tries, I've had it. I suck at timed levels as it is, and this level is impossible. 30 seconds with a level that has almost no moves? I don't know how many times I scored 10,000 or less, looking all over the board for that move that's there but I can't seem to see, or waiting while the board shuffles. I got 50,000 one single time, and I had the entire board cleared with combos everywhere, chocolate balls, and suddenly the 5 point candies stopped coming even though I had cascades. Sorry, I refuse to buy gold bars to make it through a level. So I'll just quite until King makes this one a bit easier (like maybe 60 seconds?) or, I'm done with this game.

Anonymous said...

Finally got that "lucky board" and finished with 98,000 points. I got several chocolate balls plus quite a few wraps and stripes, and the +5 candies just kept coming. So glad to be done with this one.

suzi said...

the 2 times I got close - 69K and 71K - the 5+ stopped coming - so game over - been playing for 3 days on both android and pc - going to give it a week for the lucky board - otherwise I am done - at least this timed level only takes a couple of min to go thru 5 lives so not muxh time wasted on it

Anonymous said...

This is total mindless crap. Done with King.

Anonymous said...

I vowed to quit Candy Crush the last timed level. However, today (I think it was level 1525) it was practically given to me after not playing for two weeks. Now I wish I hadn't started again. It is so addicting that I completed the next 12 levels in a couple hours! Back to reading a book King! This level is above ridiculous!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to have to say this but this level is extortion.

Anonymous said...

King this level is a joke. I would regard myself as a good player having reached this level. There is no way one can reach points in 30 seconds, taking all the reshuffling into consideration which takes 3 seconds away every time you really have only 15 secs to complete it. Thankfully I have Cookie Jam to go to ( a game I really enjoy, it can be callenging but never impossible). Change this level King and increase time otherwise you will lose a lot of players and with Cookie Jam looking over your shoulder who knows what might happen.I used to love Candy Crush Saga but with ridiculous levels like this may have to leave it.

Anonymous said...

Shame about this level. It clearly can only be done with the so called "lucky board" which, judging from the comments, a few have had so far and have been able to move on. But the idea that I'm playing a game which is being controlled by someone else is ridiculous. It's like someone is asking me to keep dipping in and actually waste time in the hope I will get that "lucky board".The problem is there will definitely be more levels like this further on so there's no point if you haven't got the frame of mind to engage in this nonsense. But it is a shame as the game was a good one and I admit I did enjoy it up to this point. But there are other games and other things to do like picking up a good book. :)

Anonymous said...

Have been on this level for more than 2 weeks, am really fed up now as it is impossible. Looking for a different game now!

Anonymous said...

Candy Crush is an addiction to those of us at this level. In a business sense, Why would King want to break people's addiction to their product? It's like a beer company who sells empty cans thinking people will continue buying forever hoping they will get lucky and get a can with something in it. Eventually, they will go to a different brand. Wise up King! With this level, I am now breaking my addiction. I've been on this level since the day it opened, about 3 weeks. When I think I have a lucky board the bonus time candies stop falling even with cascades and chocolate bombs. Purchase extra time still no more bonus time candies. No bonus time = no win. My addiction is broken. I've discovered other games not connected to King.

John Ohagan said...

Just past it after a week with 228,000 cant believe it

LynnKaiser07 said...

I am totally disgusted with this level! There's no way I can try to beat this one more time! Has anyone else decided to quit after playing to this level? Does anyone have the secret? Might just have to download another game to waste my time with! Ugh!!!

Anonymous said...

This level SUCKS......playing for 3 weeks....sometimes get above 75.000 but time extenders stop. Even with a chocolate you cant get enough points fast enough until time runs out. Getting ready to end the addiction soon.

Anonymous said...

This level is a clear example as to why King should be investigated by the gaming (betting) authorities.
It is clearly not a game of skill but as predetermined results which is financially benificial to king by encouraging purchases as to complete the level is rigged.
I had a two hour infinite lives for this level and the results were very revealing.
While your score is below 35000 - 40000 +5 timer candies drop fairly frequently but as soon as you hit this score they then almost stop dropping no matter what size of cascade you create and once you reach 60000 approx they stop dropping I was at 60000 with a full timer I had cleared all blocked candies and was creating move continuously yet no +5 dropped.

This game is clearly not a game of skill but more a lottery and as so should be governed as KING financially benefit from the situation.

If somebody has capturing facilities please confirm my observations.
Upto 35000 regular +5 drop
35000 - 60000 +5 drop infrequently but enough to continue
60000 and above +5 stop dropping no matter how many candies you clear unless you are one of chosen ones to get a pass (what we have all called a lucky board but I believe lucky boards are a predetermined percentage of players per day/hour allowed to complete a level.

Anonymous said...

Having read the comments I thought I'd be here he's but I got it out on about the 6th try on an iPad. The secret is partly a reasonable board but mainly: look as it is getting ready to let you play so you can make your first move immediately; concentrate on knocking out all the blockers etc and once you have an open board; don't run around like a headless chicken. You don't need to be fast. Keep hitting those +5 candies and read the tips on timed levels. You need cascades to get the +5 candies. I found chic balls appeared once the board was clear. I didn't strain to get the awkward +5s, I just plugged away at the main board towards the bottom making combos. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Been on this one for 3 weeks, first game this morning had 5 shuffles, just got time for 2 moves! how on earth can you beat that. really fed up with it!!!!

Anonymous said...

Got it on my Chromebook. It was a totally lucky board. I also used a handswitch cos I have found that if you use a booster for whatever reason on a timed level it will spark good things like choc balls... I have been doing this for weeks and have tried thousands of times. I thought it was the end for me and recently only been playing a few times a day. I thought my addiction was over... guess not:) Good luck your lucky board will eventually come... I didn't pay to get through...

Anonymous said...

I have not even read the comments yet but the fact that there is over 148 comments confirms my frustration, ARE YOU KIDDING ME CC ASS****HOLES. EXCUSE MY LANGUAGE, BUT WTF???? NOW I WILL GO BACK AND READ, BUT OK, YOU ARE OFFICIALLY AN ASS!!!!

Anonymous said...

I HAVE NEVER SEEN OVER 145 COMMENTS ON THIS BLOG!! THIS IS RIDICULOUS. OBVIOUSLY CC WANTS US TO PAY MONEY TO CONTINUE WHICH I HAVE BUT MAKING IT UNREALISTIC WITHOUT IS A BAD, BAD PRACTICE, IT SHOULD BE OUR CHOICE, NOT IMPOSSIBLE. YOU SUCK CC DEVELOPERS

rosella marie lapenas said...

after 3 days..i shrunk down my screen size,,,so it was on 25$,,you can see evrything and you dont have to miove cursor very far,, i founf having to move it on full size took too long....first go 116,000 starting with a colour bomb...also seems to play paster

Chuggs said...

Not a chance. Very demoralizing. Punishment level. I can't even get close.

Chuggs said...

Come on, this can't be for real. Early April Fool's Joke.

Chuggs said...

WTF CC?

Anonymous said...

Yep this is a big joke. I am just going to laugh at Candy Crush makers. Oh what fools they are. Imagine older people playing this game and being subject to this. Oh and I have noticed that another few levels ahead there is a timed level. Time to let go folks

Anonymous said...

Yes I gave up weeks ago. I just go in once a day to get the wheel booster and to send my friends lives. If I read here in the future that it's changed I'll give it another go. Been playing Papa Pear instead and it's equally good fun...............so far..........I mean it is another King game....................:)

Anonymous said...

It is sheer luck. When King decides you can have it you get it in spades. No skill whatsoever involved. Good switches just showed up and I got over 200,00 points. It was not even that fun because I had absolutely nothing to do with it. I will probably never see a good board again for this post. Good luck, hope you get your good board before you give up. I would not spend money. I was in the high 80s and spent a buck (which is really 3 due to paypal and FB plus King) and did not make it.

DoubleK said...

This. Is. The first level that I think has been totally unfair. How can any player with a hand or eye disability have a chance? I don't have those, but at age 74 my reflexes aren't that fast any more. I'll probably have 100+ hammers, gloves and coconut wheels before I get the necessary lucky board.

Anonymous said...

Just done it after 4 weeks, 2 lots of extra time and just about all my bonus colour bombs and stripe/wraps! Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!

Anonymous said...

I'm with the person who has given up, and just come in to spin the wheel, play it once to see if they have nerfed it, and then leave. I also see on mobile if they have any of those side games happening, and play those. If not, then I read a book or watch a tv show on my tablet at lunch instead! : )

I don't think we are the only ones who have given up.

onlylisa said...

I did it after about 12 tries. I watched the clock and made sure I only added on time when the clock was running low. This enabled a longer game. Perhaps a good strategy or maybe this week's update made it an easier level. Definitely wasn't a lucky game, just watching the clock helped me win

Leslie W said...

Oh boy, 161 comments! Having a little trouble watching the clock and looking for moves. Just like others have said, I know it takes the lucky board for most of these levels, but damn how long must we wait! To the blogger that condemned others for "whining", I come here to read tips and laugh and agree with others that are in the same boat as myself.

Anonymous said...

WATCH THE CLOCK and DO NOT grab a +5 until you're under 25 seconds...142, 000, no boosters, first try. I hate timed levels!!!

juih said...

After 5 weeks I finally passed this level. I did it not because King finally gave me a lucky board, but because I had more than enough practice. Its not impossible. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I've come to hate this game and I'm done too. Thanks for the posts here. I saw it wasn't just me. It's feeling self-punishing at this point and I'm through.

Anonymous said...

I hate this level and I've come to hate CC. I feel stupid spending time playing it. It's a silly game of luck. I've deleted and feel great! No more frustration and silliness! Yay! Just wanted to express the joy!

Anonymous said...

This level was my nail in the coffin for playing CC. Agree with above comments.

Anonymous said...

This level is the pit of hell. I'm lucky to get 10,000 each game. It is great to the watch the clock, but you have to have a +5 in position to get. This is a board you just have to wait on the lucky board to appear. When the game is opened and you immediately get a shuffle or you get one after every move, might as well give it up right then and there.

Anonymous said...

Is it really possible to pass this level?

Anonymous said...

I'm officially done with this stupid level and stupid game!!

Anonymous said...

After too many tries to count, I finally passed this horrid level! I never came close on my android phone, which is usually so much easier on timed levels. I took the advice of someone above and shrunk my pc screen to 75%. As they stated, my mouse didn't have to move as far to make a move and it was easier to see what was going on in the whole level. It was the 1st time I cleared all the blockers, so I was able to get many cascades...leading to many +5 moves. I got around 93,000 points (the closest I ever came) so I spent the 9 gold bars to complete it. I ended up with a little over 105,000. Hope that helps anyone on this shit level. Good luck everyone!

Anonymous said...

Two weeks and counting, way too long for one level. May have to give it up.

Anonymous said...

Impossible..

lucy said...

I can not do this level hate time levels

Anonymous said...

Posting a comment to see if it speeds up bringing a lucky board. So far, can't come close to winning. Boosters are no help. Once in a while I get a lucky board soon adter posting here. But, not always.

Anonymous said...

I put this game in a time out-- moved it to the very last page of icons on mt iPad. It crashes continually. This level is usually set up to be impossible no matter how well you play. Sorry friends, who like it when I send you lives-- I won't be doing that for awhile. Will check back later and if this game is still unwinnable will quit.

Anonymous said...

Started with both a chocolate bomb and stripe/wrapped candy combo. Got to over 92,000 when the the game ended. Every sindle +5 that came up in the game was used, proving this was a board set up to be impossible. Gonna look for something else to play now.

Anonymous said...

After the above post where I had reached over 92,000 i played until my boosters were gone. Only about half of the games would actually play. The rest crashed the iPad before my 1st move. On restarting the lifes and the boosters were gone. So, I deleted the game from my iPad and my phone. Its been fun, but this is where it stops.

lucy said...

Well cc I enjoyed playing the game this far but when you have time levels you should think about older people that play the game who can't work fast I have used all my boosters and can't even come close

lucy said...

Cc you need to change this can't even get close used all my donuts and still cannot come close

sprocket2 said...

Good grief!! what an ugly level! The first time I played I accidentally got over 80,000 points and if I had come here before then I would have bought my way out of it. Many, many lives later I got 86,000 points. We had that strange calendar thing that King did last month where you got boosters and some significant gold just for checking in every day for a few days - 9 or 10 I think - so I had some available. So yes, I paid 9 gold bars for 15 extra seconds and then was still short 400 points! So I ponied up for 15 more gold bars and got 15 more seconds and a striped candy. I still ended up with just one star. I HATE timed levels. I have very poor eye/hand co-ordination and like many other people they are really tough for me but I think this one is tough for everyone.

Charlie Graham said...

We are clearly decent standard players to have got this far, but I've now been stuck for a week on this level and for the first time I'm seriously thinking about quitting. I have no worries about occasionally buying some gold as King need an income bit this level is, frankly, a joke, and I'm not prepared to spend big on it. If I make it to 90k I might buy extra time but as my best has been 50/60k I doubt it'll happen.

Charlie Graham said...

And now, an hour after posting my rant and having one more game it smash it first try with 146920 easy points. Weird.

Charlie Graham said...

And now, an hour after posting my rant and having one more game it smash it first try with 146920 easy points. Weird.

Anonymous said...

Stuck, stuck, stuck for so long on this level. Boosters have been no help at all. I can't even get close enough to consider buying time. There don't seem to be any sugar drops on the old levels. King needs to help people find a way past level or people will quit.

Anonymous said...

A lucky board would be nice right now. Its been a couple of weeks on the level. Many boosters wasted. Boredom to the extreme setting in. Sigh...

Anonymous said...

I came here and couldn't believe there are 186 comments. Sounds like I'll be on this on a while waiting for a good board.

Anonymous said...

It looks like a lucky board is a definite to pass. Help!

Anonymous said...

We'll it looks like the end of the line here. I'll try this level intermittently when I'm bored.

Anonymous said...

Impossible board without buying extra time. Unless every screen has a sprinkle, you can't get enough points.

susan elster said...

Oh my God! Reading all the Post's, this is hopeless!!! I'm sick of buying gold bars. No more, CC is getting greedy!!!

Anonymous said...

I have never posted before, but I am having a horrible time with this level. I am not good at timed levels to begin with and have read all the tips about playing them. I don't think I will ever get this level. I have started using both boosters plus extra time and only got about 22000. I cannot make many specials to make a difference before time runs out and the ones I do make don't accumulate many points. I really don't think this is possible to complete.

Sage said...

I agree. The game is costing way too much and I am on a fixed income. Wishing I played as well as some of the other "crushers". Could it be age? Lol.

Sage said...

Way to go! Congrats. Hoping to do likewise.

Sage said...

I envy you. I spend way too much.

Sage said...

Wish I had your know-how.

Anonymous said...

A very bad level. They should give you 60 sec and that's not enough. Oh well, CC, you won't be seeing me for a while till you fix this one. I really don't want to invest any money in something that's supposed to be fun and not impossible.

Anonymous said...

Going on 3 weeks on this level. Got over 90,000 one time weeks ago. Now, I never get very high at all. Many times boosters were wasted by falling into positions where they could not be used. Offten find that all the + time candies have been used with none more in sight while the clock keeps ticking toward closing the game.

Anonymous said...

Finally. Had to buy extra time but done with this nightmare.

Anonymous said...

These levels required you to buy gold bars. So my Mother's Day gift was a gift card to buy gold bars when I could of had flowers, thanks CC

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