Candy Crush Saga Level 1978 tips and video

Hints and tips showing how to pass level 1978 Candy Crush Saga without boosters by Cookie
Level 1978 is classified as a hard level and it certainly can be, but it can also seem very easy when everything goes right and you pass it.
A lot of luck is involved in clearing level 1978 as you need loads of cascades to have any chance at all.
First you need a good start, if you can make a combo and hit the spawners before they block your move with licorice thats the first hit done and it gives you another move before they start to spawn.
Then you can forget them and concentrate on making wraps and colour bombs as these are what will give you the cascades you need.
To begin with you just need to break into the blockers with any combo you can make, but as the board begins to clear you can begin to get the cascades going.
Although there are only 4 colours on the board and combos and cascades are easy to make, the board is arranged so that the cascades won't really get going until you have more space and by then you will be getting very low on moves.
Colour bomb/wrap combos and colour bomb/stripe combos don't really do much good until you have a good open plying area, but they are certainly worth using, especially the wraps, if you have candies the same colour as the wrap close enough to hit the spawners.
There is jelly under the spawners so they have to be cleared to complete the level.
I have not found any booster to be particularly helpful at the start of the game, but hammers and hands may help during the game.
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72 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not enough moves, at this stage in the game you have 20 moves, but that is not enough. The level sure is very new at the moment I write this comment, but I already used ± 20 attempts. And yes, it is hard. For me wrapped/wrapped combo's are the best you can get here. If the boeard is more open, a colour bomb/wrapped combination does a lot of harm. So yes: you need a lot of luck, but that's common in CC.

Good luck from the Netherlands!

Anonymous said...

I cleared this pretty early on but after a lot of tries -- I think the key is to just smash you way through anything at the beginning, don't look for huge moves. Simple wrapped candies were the most effective and then they started to make themselves later on in the round. I got lucky.

Anonymous said...

this is a lucky board level because there are so few available moves at first...once you start to get stuff cleared, you can make a lot of specials. But most time, you just don't have enough moves

Anonymous said...

The best I've ever ended with is 5 left. I HATE THIS LEVEL

Surup said...

Not enough moves to even get close...waiting for lucky board. Wish the mobile version would update more than once a week...am several layers above it on Facebook version so never get to use the many boosters I've collected!

Anonymous said...

impossible

Anonymous said...

Frustrating and very, very hard. Not funny at all.

Anonymous said...

I completed this on the 3rd try - by using a fish booster.

Anonymous said...

This is a very frustrating level! It's pretty mush impossible without the use of an initial fish booster. The fish/wrapped and wrapped/wrapped combos are your friends. Also, I used one hand-switch, which brought me victory. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I finally used 4 hammers to finish the stupid level... I didn't found the fish useful and just a waste of booster

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tips. Fish booster is the key.

Violet Morgan-Cumberbach said...

Fish booster is the key, REALLY??!!! I don't think so, used all mine up and still got nowhere even close, I also HATE this level!!! GRRRRRR!!!!!

maz said...

This level required no skill just basic luck! after 2 days finally I got it but it honestly was just pure luck. hard level but doable

Anonymous said...

My lucky board finally came along after 2 weeks of boredom. Boosters weren't helpful so don't waste them. Purely and simply luck!

Anonymous said...

Anyone get this on mobile yet? Seems impossible!

Anonymous said...

Was really enjoying this episode but this level is ridiculous. Playing on iPad, boosters don't seem to matter, and not even close. This is the first time I've expressed that I don't think it's possible. I'm going to wait a bit and see if someone smarter comes up with a strategy! Otherwise seems a boring waste of time.

Anonymous said...

My post, above. Got a VERY lucky board and used a couple saved hammers and switches. This level has nothing to do with skill. Really thought this might be the end, happy to move on!

Anonymous said...

This can be done on the iPad with no boosters.....just completed it. A lot of stripe/wrap combinations to take out the cream. My only strategy was to make these combinations.

Anonymous said...

I was the one who posted above that this level seemed impossible on mobile. But like the next posters eventually I got my lucky board and completed it without boosters. So keep plugging away, it is possible.

Anonymous said...

Clearing 27 triple layered jellies is a tough ask by any means. Just waiting for that lucky board. Its no different in android.

Anonymous said...

Boring. Guess like everyone else I'll have to wait for lucky board. Yawn.

Anonymous said...

Waiting for lucky board...impossible otherwise...

Anonymous said...

Waiting for lucky board...impossible otherwise...

Anonymous said...

Thank you CCS for my lucky board. Whew!

Miss Rose said...

Impossible... só boring. Lúcia is not here. :-(

Miss Rose said...

Ops.. lucky is not here

JR said...

Didn't find fish booster to be useful..just wasted many..then started without boosters but had to use 2 hammers to finish the level..got over this nightmare finally!

Unknown said...

Nothing nightmarish about this. You guys are never happy. Finally a level that's just fun. I'm having a good time just smashing things up, and no I haven't passed it yet. It'll happen eventually.

Anonymous said...

I love the smash-em-up levels too! Usually they make them too easy so it was nice to have a tough one for a change.

Miss Rose said...

Lucky and 5 hammers to finish. Fishes didn't help me.

Thorn Millinger said...

Any boosters are a waste besides hammers or switches just beat this board after 100 tries ... The key is combos and hammers but u might have to use a free spin because there isn't enough to moves for 27 jellies ( you start out with 20 moves )

Thorn Millinger said...

Just beat this board after 100 tries .. It's possible . Don't use any boosters because nothing will help u unless it's a hammer or switch , you might have to use the free spin to win because there isn't enough moves

Gil said...

Don't flatter yourself, this game never required any skills, it only require bored addicted people (like you and me...).

Anonymous said...

Costly, in terms of wasted boosters, done at last, tactically quite clever,but a right pain in the arse, not the most boring of rounds, see previous stage for tedium!

Anonymous said...

Impossible to beat this level in only 20 moves!!

Anonymous said...

This was a tough level! My strategy was 1) to leave the evil spawners run free so they could replace 5-hit icing with 1-hit licorice and 2) hope for good luck; eventually both happened. Also, as Cookie said: open up the board and make wraps and color bombs (that is where the luck was needed). I did use two handswaps to make two color bombs; but ended up with 3 stars. - the Chipster.

Anonymous said...

I give up !!!? About 100 lives no boosters left and very very despondent !!!!

Anonymous said...

Thought this level was fun at first but I still waiting for that lucky board after four days of playing. Bored now and want to move on,must posting here for luck!

Unknown said...

Impossible in 20 moves, need more moves, need changing in moves

Anonymous said...

27 jelly to clear along with 2 evil spawners and only 20 moves???? Huh.... Breaktime

Doreen Price said...

Posting for luck

Anonymous said...

Not enough moves, and a lot of luck involved.

SharonH said...

Posting for luck! Everyone talks about getting that lucky board and that is and has been the only way to beat levels, and has been for some time. Can anyone remember when you completed a level on skill???? Probably hundreds of levels back!

Anonymous said...

Worst level yet over 100 goes not even close. I'm finally over it. How long to wait for that lucky board... to long. What a joke fun has definitely gone

Sam Devilder said...

What a load of bollocks. I give up. Bye CC.

Anonymous said...

Posting for luck as long as I'm here 🍀

Anonymous said...

I'm over this one, need a lucky board!

Ness Mc Murphday said...

Here we go...a few nice levels now they want more money!

Wanda said...

I am stuck :(

Anonymous said...

The people who have passed this must have paid for Lots of moves, day after day after day and can't get below 9 left. Hoping for a lucky board, or I guess I will just play from time to time, until that lucky board comes along.

Anonymous said...

How is this possible? I've used boosters, combos, even used two sprinkles. I can't even get more than a few jellies.

Anonymous said...

I got down just a few moves ( including some hammer hits), so I finally broke down and bought 10 gold bars for extra moves, something I have Never done before! Now I have the gold bars, but the moves weren't applied to the game, I have to start over! My advice DONT BUY GOLD BARS to finish a game, waste of money. 😕 I learned my lesson the hard way.

Anonymous said...

On iphone this is a joke. Booster-grinder-gold-bars ripp-off level :)) Not even close with this amount of moves. You would need an obscene amount of luck and a 10-15 levels cascade early to open this thing up and start playing some combos. Gave up and used 5 boosters to finish it.

Anonymous said...

I too, while here, might as well leave a trace that I was on this site,
and "Post For Luck"!

Lorraine said...

What am i doing weong. Makeing heaps of good combos and still can't get it. 20 moves just not enough. Another boring wait waiting for that lucky board :(

Lorraine said...

WTF. I get the daily gift but they never show up. Especially the stripe and wrap combo. Does anybody else have this problem. Having alot of issues lately. Have sent King a message about it but they don't get back to you.Come on King sort your problems out :(

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely impossible! This may be where I have to call it quits there is not near enough moves!!

Anonymous said...

Going into my 2nd week on 1978. This level is giving me a headache! Need more than 20 moves to clear the jelly! I'm beginning to think that the Candy Crush game creators are really a bunch of evil clowns... ;)

Anonymous said...

Without the PERFECT board, there just aren't enough moves. Once you finally get enough open space to get the specials going....BAM...game over!!! It's so frustrating.
On another note, with the upgrade it said anyone who is past level 10 can play level 2000 for the Orange challenge but I can't. Has anyone played and if so, how did you get into it? Thanks in advance and good luck!

David Lanz said...

I swear, it is amazing. Every time I come to this site to read it, I seem to pass the board on the very next try often. Keep plugging away. It is possible.

Wendy Green said...

Luck is the only way to do this nothing to do with skill another boring one.

Wendy Green said...

I have decided it is impossible played for ages used loads of lives and all my boosters, this is not fun time to stop playing there are just not enough moves I cant get anywhere near, rubbish king!

Anonymous said...

More fuckery from King what kinda crap is this level?! No where near enough moves to clear this level!! Thus one just might be the end of my CC run.... I'm so over these BULLshit levels.... It's no longer fun it has not been for a long time

Anonymous said...

Bullshit level!
Once I got on 1 stupid gelly left.
Guess that was the 30th time I tried, since then, let's say 150 lives further never got that luck again. Guess I saved to much hammers and hands...

Anonymous said...

Lucky board level, as usual.

Anonymous said...

Posting for luck. I need it!

MB

Anonymous said...

Absolutely ridiculous level, yet again! Way to treat your obviously loyal players King!! Impossible

Anonymous said...

Wow I must have been one of the lucky ones. I got it first try with moves to spare and no boosters.

Krusher said...

I don't mind this level! Yes its not easy to pass, but at the same time, I know that if I can get a couple of good combos in early I'll get through it. At least we're blowing lots of things up on this level!

Krusher said...

Hmmm - I know there shouldn't be any difference between Android and PC, but I had about an hour on my phone and only once got left with less than 6 jellies. Thought I'd have a quick go on the PC and passed 1st time.

Didn't think I did anything different. Just tried to get combos with every move possible.

Anonymous said...

After a week, I used 3 hand switch 3 hammers and 10 gold bars. But glad I passed eventually with three stars

Laket said...

Not so much about this level but has anyone else had all of there boosters removed this week? I had heaps, all earned not bought, so I'm guessing I don't have a case of trying to get them back but sadly I think this will force me to leave the game. Thank you for this blog, it has been a huge help!