Candy Crush Saga Level 1861

Hints and tips showing how to pass level 1861 Candy Crush Saga without boosters by Cookie
Level 1861 is all about colour bombs. You need to grow the 8 popcorns and switch 2 colour bombs together 3 times!
The 12 colour bombs you need are all given to you at the start of the game in the form of the popcorns plus you will get 4 more colour bombs as soon as the candies settle at the start of the game.
So really all you need to do is work on getting the colour bombs together to get the three combos you need.
You can  grow the popcorns and try to get the resulting colour bombs together, but I found this to be quite a challenge.
The easier way to complete this level is to make a couple of colour bombs yourself and switch them, this will help to grow the popcorns and is likely to give you more colour bombs, which can be switched again.
If you have 2 colour bombs next to each other and also more elsewhere on the board it is risky to use the separate colour bombs to increase your score before making the combo. Doing this will give better scores, but you need to be brave and sure that you can make another combo if you lose the one you have if it gets destroyed in the ensuing cascade.
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55 comments:

Anonymous said...

Used a Check booster and finished with 21 moves left.
Sharon

Anonymous said...

MW
Thanks for that Sharon. I Was wondering why there were no comments here as I am finding it very difficult to pass this . Just getting nowhere even thou I have tried all the boosters . All my striped candies seem to be vertical rather than horizontal so they don't help.Will go back and try check boosters again . Hopefully they will give me chocolate bombs rather than more popcorn as previously. Here's hoping.

Anonymous said...

Couldn't do it without boosters. Even with that, I needed a few plays before succeeding. Check booster is great unless it turns into a popcorn instead of a colour bomb so on my winning lucky board, it turned more into colour bombs. Now, let's see what's next.

Van5 said...

Check booster is the way to go. I have over 600 of them. Don't use them much but in this game most of them turned into colour bombs! Great tip! Thanks

Anonymous said...

Checkmark is no help on IPad. You just get more popcorn that blocks the board. Have lost many lives on this level. Need to try the PC.

SharonH said...

Someone tell me why this isn't considered a Hard level! Been playing for days and only once did I get close to winning. I have used every hammer and switch hand I had accumulated to no avail! Unlike some of you who have hundreds of extras, I did not! Unfortunately when you have more than 1 bomb on the board and are trying to connect with the second, you lose them all! Check helps, but not always as it turns into additional popcorn you can't hit to destroy...I tired and this may be the end of CC for me!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the check booster tip. I got lots of sprinkles and passed it the first time. Playing on iPad. Carol the elder

Anonymous said...

Play on PC! Board gives you stripes under the popcorns which makes this level much easier!

Anonymous said...

Check booster by itself did not do much for me but when I added a colour bomb booster it all came together real fast. Finished with 3 stars and over 370.000 points. Grace from DU

Anonymous said...

I have no striped candies below the popcorn on the game when I open it. Virtually impossible!!

Anonymous said...

^^^. Me too anonymous above. No striped candies. Is this a glitch or are iPad users in big trouble. Has anyone else had the problem and is King aware of the problem?? Have any iPad players managed to pass this level?

Anonymous said...

Not just iPad. I am Using an android and I dont have the striped candies either. Impossible to beat!

Anonymous said...

Level 1861 is totally impossible without striped candies. Please change soonest as on iPad this level cannot be passed

Anonymous said...

cannot not pass on ipad without stripes!!

Jane said...

Impossible level! No boosters work!

Anonymous said...

If we need check boosters, where are they?

queenscook said...

Thanks to all who recommended using the checkmark booster. I tried once and got more popcorn blockers, but the second time was the charm. Got sprinkle color bombs, and they were close enough to others that using 2 switch hands was all I needed to do. Since I have about 370 check marks and close to 300 switch hands, I decided it wasn't too much to use them on this round that I had played for a full day without boosters, to no avail.

Anonymous said...

If we need check boosters, where are they?

Anonymous said...

Ready to quit!!! 3 days...impossible!!!

Mary Barrett said...

After watching video I saw the difference. No stripes on iPhone or tablet. Will have to check on pc. Impossible without those striped candies.

Anonymous said...

Seriously King?!?!?! Once again different games for different devices!!! No stripped candies on iPad!!!! So SICK of this crap!!!! Tell me, WHATS THE POINT???? I don't have a PC, just play on a iPad, so I guess I'm out of luck!!
Time to hit the delete button!! Bye bye!! πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹

Van LippΓ© said...

Impossible!!! Arphhh... 😠

Anonymous said...

Exactly! Checks turn into sprinkles.

Anonymous said...

Stop complaining, if you have gotten this far, you know the drill. Sometimes you just have to wait until it's your time to win the level. After 7 days on the last timed level (1859), I was lucky enough to get this in 2 tries. King owes us nothing....go play solitaire is you aren't happy here.

CCAddict said...

Lol

Ornursecandy said...

iPad...used all 3 boosters and a hand switch to put two sprinkles together. Passes first time.

Anonymous said...

OK, here's the secret to getting enough points to win - I discovered it by accident. Every so often, a Sprinkle Bomb spontaneously appears somewhere on the Board within the first few moves. If you exchange it with a timed bomb, preferably of a color that is plentiful elsewhere on the Board, you will SOMETIMES earn 300,000 or more points. Use stripe/wrap combos, or other methods, to push you easily over 400,000 points. Then, you just need to kill off the rest of the timed bombs to win.

So, there are two ways to get big points: The way I describe above, and stripe/wrap combos that kill off timed bombs.

What I did to finally win this level: If I didn't spontaneously get a Sprinkle Bomb in the first 3-4 moves, I started over.

jlrubas said...

Thanks for the hint of using the check bonus. I finished, on iPad, with 14 moves left.

michelle mcbride said...

OK I am don.... Days passed and cannot even start to make the specials I need.
Ridiculous.. Good luck all

michelle mcbride said...

May I add I have tried on 3 devices and multiple booster.... Check mark just gives me more popcorn..

Anonymous said...

So after a week of trying on the tablet, I switched to my laptop and passed first time with 3 stars. So much easier with the stripes.
Bangs head on table.

Suzanne said...

I love coming here for helpful tips. After several tries I read here to use a check booster. Got it 1st try.

Van5 said...

Awful I say!!!!

Anonymous said...

whoa! first try. no boosters. oops. not entirely true. used one hammer to get the first two sprinkles together

Dowerland said...

I can't get to grips with this one at all, my longest ever stint on one level!! A lucky board would be nice King?

Anonymous said...

No stripes under popcorn

Anonymous said...

Another level to complete on the PC. Its easier with the striped candies under a few of the popcorns, which are not on the mobile version.
I did it within 8 tries on the PC (without any boosters), after spending a week being stuck on the iPhone.
VeeKay

Anonymous said...

How the heck did you get over 600?

Anonymous said...

Asinine level...

Anonymous said...

There's no vertical stripes underneath the popcorn on iPhone/Ipad. It never ceases to amaze me how difficult it seems for King to make a level the same on different platforms! (Why do they accept that?)
Easy on PC, don't play on iPhone.

Lorraine said...

Come on King. Make it the same instead of penalizing us who dont play on a PC. Another boring wait waiting for that lucky board.

No one important said...

Passed on iPad , used hand switch to get two sprinkle bombs together on my final move.....opened up board fast, using up sprinkles already on board, made another sprinkle got next to stripe, did that twice to popcorn. Had to get around not starting out with any stripes like other devices have. Don't play as often with all the tough boards, to infinity ! And beyond!

Anonymous said...

Thank you. I used one sprinkle bomb and one check mark booster. No need for anymore to pass this easily.

Martha said...

Used a check mark on PC. Passed with 31 moves left with 3 stars. This is after playing many levels on iPhone and iPad and using many boosters.

Anonymous said...

Impossible on iPad. Check boosters just give you more popcorns.

Anonymous said...

Agree with the above comments. Impossible on iPad without the stripes under the popcorn. Did it in about 2-3 tries on the PC without boosters.

Anonymous said...

same here no stripped candies on android.

Anonymous said...

Appreciated the tips here. One check and two hand switches to get color bombs together got me past this ridiculous level. Well worth the boosters.

Anonymous said...

No joy.tried every tip and just bored now so we are parting ways

Anonymous said...

Couldn't get this done on my tablet but after 4 tries on PC done in a flash. Tablet does NOT have the striped candies under the bombs GRRRRRRR

Anonymous said...

My question too, i get all kinds of boosters but then they just disappear. 600? WOW! And you never lose them?

Anonymous said...

Been playing for a week or so and I'm soooooo boooooored with this level. Fortunately I've found 2 other games to replace this on, so it's not that big a deal.

Dora said...

Imposible level,been playing fot three week in my iPhone, no striped candies under popcorns... very frustrating

Anonymous said...

I was struggling to get even one sprinkle/sprinkle match and thought I would never pass the level. Then I managed to drop one of the starter sprinkles onto the other and open the board quickly. Soon after I'd made the second with 25 moves left but I couldn't get the third. I thought afterwards that I should have used the hammer on the popcorn under a sprinkle but it was too late. The very next board I was in the same situation and did use the hammer. I then had another two sprinkles next to each other and set them off to clear the remaining popcorn. Glad to see the back of this level!

Unknown said...

Impossible you show stripe candies they are no longer there.