Candy Crush Saga Level 1628

Hints and tips showing how to pass level 1628 Candy Crush Saga without boosters by Cookie
Level 1628 is a timed level, a hard one. You have to get 60,000 points in 2 minutes which is made harder by the restricted board at the start.
Take a few seconds to study the board before you make a move, it will pay off later.
To begin with the moves are very restricted, so make whatever move you can and get the keys if possible. It doesn't really matter if the keys get eaten by the chocolate because they will still unlock the UFO and that will help clear the chocolate and give you quite a few points.
You don't need to set off the UFO during play, it will be detonated at the end of the game and give you the points anyway, best to use the time to make special candies and combos unless the chocolate is taking over in whgich case the UFO will clear it.
You may find starting the level with a colour bomb helps if you are struggling.
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146 comments:

Bill. said...

Agree not a difficult timed level need to clear the centre then attack the keys, ufo helped a lot in clearing the chocolate. Second attempt.

Anonymous said...

I concentrated on getting all the keys to release the UFO as it seems unlikely you would get enough points otherwise. Took three attempts.

Bill. said...

Get the keys quickly and the Ufo's. Relatively simple level here.

Anonymous said...

Not easy! Playing on iPhone and I have to reach 60,000 but it looks like everyone else has to reach only 18,000!!!! Why is that?

Anonymous said...

Android is 60k too. The most I've managed so far is about 30k.

Anonymous said...

I finally got it but it wasn't easy. Always started with a color bomb & finally after about 15 tries I got it. Have to move fast to get 60,000, not as slow as they show on the videos where they only need 18,000. Frustrating! Good luck ��

Anonymous said...

I didn't find this easy, either. It requires 60,000 points on iPad, as well. I tried boosters twice and only reached 40,000. So I tried without boosters and reached 52,000 plus and used gold bars to extend twice to be done. I hate timed levels and there are TWO in this episode. Diane

Anonymous said...

Timed levels stink. I was drawn to Candy Crush because it's a game where you could take your time. Either they've run out of ideas or they're just being lazy.

Anonymous said...

On iPad and android 60,000 points needed in 2 minutes. Played numerous times and the closest I've been able to get was 50,000 twice.

Anonymous said...

Definitely don't play on mobile. I tried it on Android and iOS and was not even close to the 60,000 points needed, but on the computer, only 18,000 points needed and when I tried this level on the computer, I got it easily on the first try, just by making combos and ignoring chocolate and the UFO, which was released when the keys were eaten by chocolate. I did get a colour bomb late which I left until time ran out, as that seems to produce more points when these things are set off at the end. I got almost 40,000 points, which was the range I was getting on mobile as well, but the difference is that on the computer, it was way more than the number of points needed. Definitely play on the computer.

carlton said...

On my second try I got 59750..so it must be easy no need for extra moves. Well 30 tries later and I finally paseed it. The key is color bombs ..the number of color bombs at the end of the game. I had 3 and let the time run out rather than to explode them. Of course making 2/3 color bombs ain't easy

carlton said...

On my second try I got 59750..so it must be easy no need for extra moves. Well 30 tries later and I finally paseed it. The key is color bombs ..the number of color bombs at the end of the game. I had 3 and let the time run out rather than to explode them. Of course making 2/3 color bombs ain't easy

Zenith said...

I also got almost 60,000 on my second try...but never came too close again after that.

No point in playing on mobile when it's an easy level on computer. Easily passed it on my first try when I switched over.

CC from vero said...

Thank you Zenith!!! Had bern trying on mobile for hours with no score coming close!!
Read your tip about computer and 1st try passed!! Thank you hun!

Anonymous said...

My Android required 80,000 points.

Anonymous said...

This is BS!!! Some of us only play on mobile. Why are we penalized by having to get more than triple the points? This game gets less appealing by the episode. I'm starting to HATE candy crush.

Anonymous said...

CC is so unfair. Could not get anywhere close to 60,000 pts. on iPad. Got it first try on desktop. This is bullshit for mobile users.

Bill. said...

Played on PC and passed first go! I hate timed levels so I was expecting the worst and just like that I passed. I was so surprised I thought it must have been a glitch but PC is obviously the way to go judging by the comments above! Stop complaining about having to get 60000 points and just play the level on a PC people!!

Anonymous said...

Why is it on iPad you have to get 60000 points in level 1628 other devises only require 18000 points , please get this sorted as I'm not alone saying this is impossible to do on iPad , thankyou

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip not to play this level on mobile. I tried it on IPad several times and got nowhere near. I played it on PC and got 51,340 points 3 Stars well over the 18,000 needed.

Anonymous said...

Anyone else having problems with the games freezing? I quit playing the new games because of it but the sugar crush games are freezing as well. Get to the end of the games and it freezes. Have to start all over.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the levels keeps freezing at the end. Closing all other apps before starting cc doesn't make a difference. I really hate it when I finally used some boosters and passed, then it freezes and doesn't give me credit or give back the used boosters.
I'm kind of tired of the bad coding. Their coders should test for memory leaks before releasing a level.
I, too, play on just an iPad and this level is different than the one shown. I'm not gonna waste boosters. I'll just play lower levels for boosters and wait until they fix this level.

myrabug said...

Played on PC and passed it on the first try.... only needed 18,000. I hate the timed levels but this one was pretty easy. (with the right board)

Bill. said...

1st try using the play on PC advice!

Thank you folks. 3 stars.

JB said...

Cannot get close. Most is 40,000. Even with wraps and choc sorinklies matched

Ultramum said...

Off to fire up the laptop after reading the comments here

Anonymous said...

Posting for luck. I hate timed levels anyway and I'm not near a laptop so I guess I'll just wait. I'm really sick of the extreme differences between PC and mobile. It's maddening.

Anonymous said...

Where is 18 k and 60 k? Does King know that many people have only iPad It is too much. I am also getting 24 k as Cookie gets in the video. Pl do something. Have concern for us.

Catgirl said...

60k! Are you kidding King? Managed 12k on iPhone... Lol

Anonymous said...

Stopped playing cc and kept my iPad away. I am sure it is not easy 60 k in such timed level with such limited board. King change to 18 k please like other devices

Anonymous said...

I got 59400 on iPad. So close. How can I play on PC? Is there a way when I don't have facebook?

Anonymous said...

First try on android I was 400 points short of the 60K. Couldn't get close after that. First 2 tries on the PC were pathetic, even with a goal of 18K. Then I got a lucky board and won with 64K. I hate timed levels!

Anonymous said...

After many days got stuck with iPad and planning to give up suddenly got 80 k and passed. Wait for lucky board it is doable.

Anonymous said...

I really like this blog... Find it very frustrating that depending on which device you play on there is always different requirements... Equal games for equal devices is what CC needs to do.

Anonymous said...

I contacted King.com to ask about the 60,000 vs 18,000 pts & Caroline said she would report it to the tech team. I wish more people would do the same. I cannot pass this level. I've only been able to reach scores in the 30,000 area even with boosters.

Anonymous said...

Please contact King about this as I have done. Maybe if they hear from many of us they will fix the discrepancy.

Anonymous said...

Well obviously they made it harder some time before I got here. 60K required on PC and iphone. Ms. Cookie needs to update this level and show hints and videos for passing it now. On the vid the player only gets 25000.

Anonymous said...

Yep, 60,000 on the PC.

Anonymous said...

Played 5 times all 5 times cleared the board including time adders, best score 28K - and that was using two boosters. 60 K seems very unlikely, I guess King just wants peoplle to play for luck and not skill.

Anonymous said...

Just curious...lhow do you contact King? I agree with a lot of other players on different requirements for different devices.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely CRAZY on the IPad!

Anonymous said...

Wish I had some good tips...but this one is just absurd!

Anonymous said...

Ugh, ugh, ugh!

Anonymous said...

Guess there is no chance that King is going to make this one doable on the IPad.......60K!!!

Anonymous said...

Think it's time to take a break. Getting bored and getting nowhere. Oh hum! Good luck players.

Tamijay said...

Thanks for the tip, Carlton (April 13). Played many times with no luck, then managed to make 3 colour bombs, which I left on the board. After I ran out of time, my score went from 16,000 to 68,000. Yay! Done this level.

Anonymous said...

I'm on a PC and need 60,000 points. I don't know where 18,000 points come from

Anonymous said...

This is crazy; I needed 60.000 points to pass this level. Yet two people who passed it before me had a lot less. One even 18.000+. What is King doing to these levels? Grace from DU

Jennifer said...

Agreeing with everyone else - stuck on this level and 60,000 points seems very unlikely. The board hardly ever gives me any +5 candies, and even if it does, I don't even come close.

Wanda said...

getting ready for therapy on pinched nerve in shoulder...this level doesn't help things :(

Anonymous said...

Again, my number one pet peeve with CC - changing the game after it has been released. My second pet peeve is with this blog not updating the video when the game changes. Show us how you can beat this with 60,000 points! Rant over! I just beat this stinking level after numerous days and wasted boosters. My strategy - go slow. I pretended it wasn't a timed level. Once I did that my average score inched higher. Today a sprinkle formed early and I maneuvered a color that was the most dominant on the board beside it and switched them. That took out the chocolate. Then a little later another sprinkle formed and I did that again. Finally - and by sheer luck - another sprinkle formed and by using a hand switch, I got a wrap beside it. That brought the score up to 59,500. I had several seconds left and by just making regular combos I finished with 64,000 points. I HATED every second of this level.

Anonymous said...

I have compained to at King about the difference 16.000 or 60.000 points. Thats not normal.

Anonymous said...

This is one screwy game. I have someone ahead of me who got it with 41,000 points. The game says clearly 60,000. On the PC, I can't get more than 15,000 points on my iPhone I can get 30,000. This is going to take a long time to do. This is not a fun one at all. There are often only 2 extra 5 seconds which does not help as you usually cannot get but one of them. I am reading the comments but why can't I have 43K??? These games are getting crazier and crazier. No skill, just waiting till the luck one comes along.

sprocket2 said...

I too switched to my PC after reading some of the comments. Should have finished reading as King has changed the game there and that's 60,000 too. Back to my phone because I can play easier on than that on a computer for some reason. After a lot of tries I decided to use the boosters available. On my third try with boosters I used the color bomb to unlock 2 of the keys. This also removed some of the chocolate and opened up the board a little. In the resulting cascade the striped and wrapped candy were set off accidentally but that opened up the middle of the board and got rid of the remaining chocolate. Once the board was clear of blockers and chocolate there was space to make special candies. I only ended up with a little over 64,000 points but I'm good with that. I think the boosters really helped if you have some to spare.

onlylisa said...

I was ready to quit on this level because I wasn't getting close on any format and boosters made no difference.
Finally got a lucky board.

CCAddict said...

60000 and freinds winning the level with under 30000 RIDiCULOUSLY UNFAIR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm getting nowhere near that !!!!!!!grrrrrrr

Anonymous said...

With arthritic fingers and cornea transplants one is not able to see fast enough or move quickly to obtain this hi score. Boosters seem useless since there is usually only one move before it reshuffles. Ned the grandkids I guess

Anonymous said...

I can pass this level with more than 70,000 points. No any booster. One rule of playing CC is you must keep on playing.

Anonymous said...

Well aren't you good Anonymous above me. A lot of us are having trouble with this level now that it has been changed to make it a brutal level as punishment for not being ahead with everyone else. I am sure we will keep playing CC as you so advised us so if you have any tips on how you got more than 70000 points please share that with us instead of gloating about your success

Robert Blythe said...

The CC hosts decided 18,000 was far too easy so they decided to really make this brutal by increasing it to 60,000. I've played the level at least 100 times and have only broken 40,000 once. Boosters are all but useless unless you randomly get a colored-ball with a wrapped candy which they probably set up to make sure you don't even get it randomly. I usually will give this type of level a month but if I don't hit by the end of June, I'm done with CC.

Anonymous said...

Having a hard time with this one, finally came close, only needed 400 points, cc couldn't just give me that during the cascade lol

Anonymous said...

I've had it. this game now sucks big time.

Joanne Murray said...

What the hell?? Why is it only 18,000 points on the video? I have 60,000 on PC as others have to get on android etc. How does King get away this? Oh, I know, because we just keep on playing. I too will contact them and complain.

Anonymous said...

Well of course Ms Cookie says it's an easy level. She only has to get 18,000 BLOODY points. I'm playing on a PC and have to get 60,000 points!!!!! Really fed up with the inconsistencies in this game.

Anonymous said...

Wow...60,000 pts? For real? Easy Level, for real? I can't even get to 30,000!!!! This is suppose to be a game to relax by, but thinking about finally giving up on cc.....Don't even care to play it anymore...Maybe I'll finally get some housework and yard work done. VERY FRUSTRATING

Anonymous said...

Hi, Tchaik here. I'm playing on a PC (60,000 points) and can't get close. Agree with all comments that this isn't about skill or even entertainment; it's about mind-numbing habit. I do think King has run out of ideas.

Noticed a few people here saying they've contacted King; please could you tell me how to do that and get through to a real human? Whenever I've felt moved to use their "Contact Us" form, all I ever get is an automated email pointing me straight back to where I came from. So I can't even report glitches (not there are any with this level - it's just rubbish!).

Anonymous said...

HATE,HATE HATE STUCK,STUCK, STUCK

Anonymous said...

Game at 60,000 is almost impossible. I even exploded a candy with a wrap and got no were close. Most I got is low 50,000 after playing 150 times. Time to sit out and wait for point score to be reduced

Anonymous said...

plz fix the bug or whatever...60,000 is not possible in 2 min

Anonymous said...

Have been on this level for three weeks and can not get near 60,000! Love this game but if they can't level the playing field I'm done. Use to look forward to the challenge, but now I feel like it is a chore instead of fun.

Anonymous said...

Finally a level that will make me give up CC. I like a challenge but can't even get close to 60,000 points in this game. If King would lower it to 30,000 it would still be a challenge but doable. Boosters don't seem to do that much good.

Lynn in Texas said...

On my laptop it's 60,000 and can
t get close. If the game was fair and everyone had to get 18,000









It's 60'000 on my lap top, can't get close. If it was fair and everyone had to hit 18,000 I would have cleared this 10 times already.. three weeks and nothing!

susan elster said...

Horrible level! King you suck!

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Tara_the_spotted_cat said...

I don't come here to moan about nasty levels, until now. I honestly think I'll never crack this one.
60,000 points is totally unrealistic. The best I've reached is 40,000, and that was on an exceptional game where I did very well. The rest of the time, my best score is 18,000-22,000. Using boosters is a waste of time too.
On my laptop, the score to reach is 60,000 as well. King needs to look at this or no one will move on.

Tara_the_spotted_cat said...

Erm, embarrassing. I've just passed the level, buy by God, it takes some doing.
I somehow managed to get two sprinkles together to blast the board. This brought down a good few 5+ seconds blocks. From there I made another sprinkle and matched it with a stripe which did the same.
It was pure luck and I'd say this is the most difficult game so far.
Good luck people.

auntiejet53 said...

No where near 60000 and half the time after only 2 moves it has to reshuffle then says no more possible moves so I lose that life! Fed up with this one and only play once a day where as before I would go back again after my lives are renewed. Never even get close enough that buying boosters would help so King you are losing money from those of us that would sometimes spend on boosters. Lower the score or have sprinkles and combinations made more easily.

Candy Thompson said...

Everyone is saying 18000 on computer...on mine it is 60000 and after about 2 or 3 moves it says no m ore switches and I have 1:52 or 1:44 left! Not our fault if no more switches...putting too many blockers out there and need TOO MUCH COUNT! BYE after 3 years!

Ann said...

posting for luck...need to be done with this level. hate it

Candy Thompson said...

i HAVE BEEN PLAYING ON IPAD AND COMPUTER FOR 8 DAYS AND NEVER GOT CLOSE...42000 IS ABOUT ALL #1628 EVERYONE SAYS SO EAST??? USUALLY GET ABOUT 12 OR 13000 IS ALL! help BEFORE i HAVE TO QUIT!

Anonymous said...

Same as above, not easy for me 😢 Time to quit?

Anonymous said...

How about a video showing how to get 60000 points in 1 minute like I have to get on my iPhone. People have been posting here and telling King since April about this glitch but obviously they don't care enough to fix it

Tracy M said...

Ha I had to pass this level TWICE after my gadgets had a connectivity problem! 60,000 in 2 mins. Took constant play for a week, tried ipad, android and PC. The 2nd time passed it on android. Tips: first clear the space and keys, focus on getting bonus time that drops (impossible to pass without the extra time). Then focus on the bottom of board so more drop and just focus on creating special candies more than stopping chocolate. Leave the ufo to sort itself because it wastes more time.

Tracy M said...

The 1st time I used all the boosters possible but had none left for my 2nd time, and you definitely need a lucky board with some time bonuses dropping down.

Anonymous said...

18,000 points is a breeze, no problem, way exceed it every time, however 60,000 is impossible! So not fair!

Anonymous said...

One of the most asinine levels on IPhone!

Anonymous said...

Dalejrfan88 here......Don't even know how anyone could say this level was an easy time level. I have played it at least 100 times, and have not even got close. I do not like time levels one bit, and I am struggling really bad on this one.

Anonymous said...

And it's really frustrating watching the UFO fly around while five seconds tick off the clock before it does anything!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the only way to beat this level is to time out leaving a couple candy balls in play.

Unknown said...

I really do not understand how to beat this level. I don't come close and have no clue how to get more points. This seems impossible ����

Jo-Ann House said...

This is not fun! Come on candy crush fix this or I'm going to go find Pokemons!!!!

Anonymous said...

Still fighting the 60K battle, with no luck...one of the best suggestions is to update your Video to the 60K requirement with or without a booster...

Thank you for all of your previous tips and videos.....

Anonymous said...

Insane level! I'm not sure I could get 60,000 point even if it wasn't timed! Looking for a new game...

Anonymous said...

Ok, you win, King. I'm done. No fun any more.

Anonymous said...

I'm done. When a game becomes stressful instead of fun, whäts the point? I've had enough.

Anonymous said...

Timed games for us oldsters that don't move fast are impossible!! Come on CC cut me a break and give me a good board!!!!

Anonymous said...

Seriously how are you expected to get this. The people who passed it only had a target of 18000 now they up it to 60000. That is unbelievably unfair. I give up. goodbye CC

Anonymous said...

I have been stuck on this level for a while as well, it's just too hard. It's so annoying when the UFO gets eaten by the chocolate as well, so you miss out on those extra points. I've had points up to 58000+ but just seem to run out of time. I HATE timed levels at the best of times, but this is doing my head in.

Anonymous said...

I hate, hate, hate timed levels!

Anonymous said...

I've also arrived at a dead end on this level. After a million attempts, I got within 900 points once, but had run out of gold! Other than that I've probably only cracked 50K 3 or 4 times. I've tried boosters, I've tried leaving colour bombs, I've tried leaving the UFO but its no use!

Anonymous said...

For some reason I'm not getting any +5 candies anymore. I get the good cascades like I was doing before when they would show up. Got to 52,000 once and 45,000 once. Otherwise it's been under 10 with an occassional 20 to 30 thousand. And it reshuffles A LOT!

Anonymous said...

Here's a tip.

If you're commenting here just to rant, save your time and ours. It doesn't help anyone get through the level.

If you DO have something constructive, we'll all be appreciative.

Krusher said...

I was the anon who posted on 14th Sept. About 20 or 30 goes later I passed it. I suppose I got lucky after a few moves I got a colour bomb which I used straight away to clear a colour. Then I quickly got a wrapped/striped combo which basically removed all the chocolate quite early. I concentrated on getting another two of these combos rather than trying to get the +5s - if you get a combo, it normally takes care of those anyway. Then right near the end I got another bit of luck when I made a colour bomb(without meaning to!) I let the last couple of seconds run down and - boom- about 70K. The UFO came down quite early as well although I wasn't planning it, but it worked out well.

My suggestion is to just make as much carnage as you can and the +5s will keep dropping. And hope for a bit of luck!

Cc player said...

I dont get any 5+ dropping at all. Does anyone else have this issue?

Sue said...

I must have tried over 50 times and still stuck. Several times only short of 1000 points. I have NEVER had extra time drop down!!!!

Plush Velvety said...

It is a difficult level on iPhone....the only way to win is to get at least 3 color bombs....don't worry about making stripes, or wraps, they will come...focus on making at least 3 color bombs

Plush Velvety said...

BTW- Tired of hearing people complain...this is a site for HELPFUL HINTS - not to complain about ur inability to pass a level....get a life people

Katrina Arndt said...

Not getting close to 60k and the +5 don't come down need help with a lucky board please

Anonymous said...

I hate timed levels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'll take a lucky board please!!!!!!!!!!!

Katrina Arndt said...

Went on pc but still need 60k there, I don't get any extra +5s and even making combo's and getting all the keys still can't get over 30k seriously crap level need a lucky 🍀 BOARD PRETTY PLEASE KING

Katrina Arndt said...

For fck sakes why don't any +5s come down and there is no skills in this level pure luck when king decides to give you a lucky board FUCKING over these stupid timed levels arghhhhh

Liz Tomlinson said...

This 1628 is a joke isn't it ? They are having us on aren't they ? I even had - for the first time in what seems like a trillion attempts, two speck lies together and I still ended up with only 12,000 points. SORT IT KING or you'll be out of players. Lizzie.

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! Timed levels are hard enough without chocolate and time-wasting moves. Please just give us all lucky boards and end this nightmare!

Anonymous said...

Hate hate hate timed levels. Nowhere near 60,000 and been doing this for what seems like years. How did king go from 18,000 to 60,000? Where's the logic in that?

Katrina Arndt said...

60k, no added +5s come down, can't even get close to what you need in points timed games have no skill in them fckin impossible I fckin give up over and out good fckin riddens cc

john fogarty said...

i play on pc and require 60.000 points. i dont get any +5 candies only 2 on opening board. impossible level

Anonymous said...

First attempt 30k, second 27k, then I got lucky on the third try. A wrapped and wrapped cleared most of the chocolate then sprinkles made themselves. Only one star and just short of 70k but it will do me.

Anonymous said...

I only play on android so I guess I'll be here for weeks trying to pass this. I hate different rules for different devices.

Anonymous said...

Crazy level, and not in a good way.

Anonymous said...

This is really getting on my nerves now. Why wont any +5 thingies appear. I have cleared the chocolate really quickly loads of times and been left with 20 odd moves doing nothing but reshuffling. I think I've had it with candy crush.

junebug119 said...

I have been on this level for more than a month. I play every day and, although I love the game and the challenge, I feel that it's just about hopeless. 60,000 points is more than "just out of reach". It's WAY out of reach. I've read every blog on this level, used up all my special candies, paid for time and more, and never seem to get past 30,000 on a REALLY good day. What's the point??

Anonymous said...

YUP!!! It's official! I STILL hate timed levels!! Please give me a lucky board so I can move on! No boosters to be had!!

Anonymous said...

Ok I give up now. How anyone has got 60 thousand points is beyond me. I have tried everything and I mean everything to pass this over the last two weeks and my nerves and patience are on the brink. Please cc, a lucky board!!!

Anonymous said...

This is just not possible.

Game over

Anonymous said...

I normally don't come to this site to complain but I have found this level impossible. I can't get closer than 40000 pts and have only done that twice after playing for several days. I don't have enought sprinkles to use one every time even they do seem to boost your points. But they also don't seem to multiply - only apppear once.
I have been working on my sugar drop levels trying to build up my boosters and waiting "not so patiently" for some kind of luck!

Anonymous said...

This level is impossible having to get 60,000 points! Fix it please King!! or--give me a lucky board please! I don't have any boosters and don't plan on buying any! thanks!

Anonymous said...

Has anyone yet come up with a plausible reason yet as to why King have created a level that's actually impossible to do ?

Anonymous said...

Impossible is right!! I guess I will never get past this board! My fingers are too old and slow!! I'm not buying boosters either, so forget that!! Lucky board please King if I am to go on!! thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Was able to pass on my Android. I noticed that more "+5" boosters appeared than on computer. So I kept hitting those as much as possible. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I've been stuck on this for more time than I want to admit. Never had a +5 drop. Most of the time I can't even get 18,000, much less 60,000 or close to it. Used both android and computer and neither have been easier. Super frustrating and not wanting to even try anymore.

Katrina Arndt said...

Omg still impossible, after not playing it for a few weeks decided I'd have a go at it again and nope still stuck no +5s constantly reshuffles and pointless moves arghhhhh

Kenny said...

This level is a stinker. On my laptop, I failed with a hundred-odd attempts. I have never had a 5 second drop (the player in the video above got about 90 seconds extra). My strategy was to have 3 sprinkles remaining at the end. Not easy - I only ever managed 2, but 2 will give you about 25-30k points so 3 should be about 40-45k.

After watching the video, I gave up on that strategy, and after a couple of goes and another apparent fail, when time was up, I had 1 sprinkle and about 25k points, then a sprinkle appeared randomly, and various other explosions inexplicably took my score to 61k.

So no need to give up. Like many levels before it, it only seems impossible til you complete it.

Anonymous said...

I'm amazed with myself. I usually take ages to get through timed levels with being disabled. I dread them. Got to yet another and my heart sunk. I always try first with no boosters, to see how well (badly) I do, and plan my strategy from there. Timed leve;ls are the only ones that I have to use boosters. Tried 3 times to test how poorly I did, then used a sprinkle and a stripe/wrap booster. As timed levels go, this has a reasonable amount of time, and the tip about spending a couple of secs to assess the board was good. Also good was getting the keys quickly. I used 2 hammers from my stash to release the UFO. I was left with a decent board - another sprinkle had appeared and I was able to make 2 stripes. I made the decision to leave these and just get rows of 3 that were sure not to explode any of my stripes or colour bomb. with about 15 secs to go, I just let the time tick away and the resulting cascade got me through! Only one star, but at least I got through this with minimal effort, for a change. Lin

Anonymous said...

Ive been stuck on this lever forever. Never got more than mid 30,000. I have never once had a +5 drop! I have played on my phone, ipad and imac. Nothing has ever dropped. It is totally impossible to get without a few +5's dropping!

Anonymous said...

I have been playing cc for years and enjoyed it but this level is ridiculous ...
KING you are going to lose a lot of loyal players who have given you a far amount of money over the years.
Listen to your players and drop the target by at least 10000. Please

Katrina Arndt said...

Fckin over it this fckin impossible stupid fckin level l used to play cc every day now it's just maybe once a week I'll have ago to see if this level has been fixed fckin fix it king this fckin level is a fckin joke

Katrina Arndt said...

Fck this FUCKING level FUCKING delete delete deleting this fcked up game OVER it

Anonymous said...

This isn't easy on Android. I'm still shy of about 10-20 thousand points. How will I ever get 60,000? Waiting in a lucky board again.

Katrina Arndt said...

Ok didn't delete but seriously after not playing for a few days thought I'd give it another shot hmmmmmm nope no such luck what you gotta do to pass this stupid level fck it all.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much to all who posted helpful tips on this level. After reading the comments on this page I was able to finish on my third or fourth try (after 20+ prior). Here's what I did:

1) Focus on the center. Any outside moves don't really lead anywhere usefulness. The goal is to open up the board.

2) Ignore the keys, even the one in the center. The keys will take care of themselves soon enough via setting off specials.

3) Don't set off specials! Just create them and let them accumulate. They will get set off by happenstance as you go along.

4) If/when the UFO drops you can either ignore it (it gets set off automatically when you run out of time anyway) or use it to polish off any remaining chocolate. The latter is recommended because an open board is critical to success.

5) Don't sweat the time too much. This level is about making thoughtful, deliberate moves, not hyperfast speed.

6) Identify opportunities where you are not quite at a sprinkle, i.e. use a hand switch or hammer to force a situation where you are able to make five in a row, don't just wait for them to come to you naturally.

7) Don't explode the sprinkles! Let them sit until time runs out. Exception: if you have tons of time, set one off and keep going. I had three with one minute left, but no other moves. After sitting there paralyzed for about ten seconds, I realized this might not be the greatest strategy, and set one off to see what I could make happen in the final 50 seconds. I set one more off by accident (via cascade), but created one more as well and that was enough.

Worked for me... I hope my experience helps others. This level *is* doable. Yes, it requires luck, and some boosters in my case, but not as much as it first appears. Skill and strategy are prerequisites.

Anonymous said...

Anyone else having trouble with the game not responding to the mouse clicks immediately? That really slows me down and eats up the time. And don't click on the flying sauce, it eats up time as well. Save it for the end of the game.

Having a hard time passing this one.

Anonymous said...

After one week of trying just playing the 5 lives per night I finally got a lucky board! I was able to create 5 bombs, 3 stripes and got to complete this level. Got 3 stars too, but moving pass this level meant more.

Anonymous said...

good bye have my Nintendo back and not addicted to candy crush not 2 weeks on a level have choices

connie said...

iPhone or PC, it doesn't matter. Once got to 40,000. Tried all the tips. Just don't know what else to do to try to move on, so posting for luck.

Katrina Arndt said...

I thought I would give this level another try after not playing for a awhile, still can't pass it give me a lucky board already been a few months seriously arghhhhhhhhh

Anonymous said...

I play on an Android phone, IPad and laptop and they ALL require 60.000 points. I haven't seen an 18.000 board.