Candy Crush Saga Level 1988 tips and video

Hints and tips showing how to pass level  1988 Candy Crush Saga without boosters by Cookie
Level 1988 is classified as a hard level so you can expect to lose a few lives before you pass it.
You need to score 100,000 points in 35 moves. To get the required points you will need to release the bombs from the dispensers by clearing the blocker that is holding them back.
The bombs are only 8 moves, so once released they are going to be a priority for you both to score the points needed and also to keep the game going to the end as you have to use all 35 moves.
If you just want to pass with the minimum score you can just unlock the bombs on one side. This will make the bombs easier to control as you only have one lot to worry about. But if you want to get the best score possible then you will need to release both sets of bombs and keep them under control using colour bombs.
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39 comments:

Anonymous said...

this is looking pretty impossible...

Anonymous said...

really frustrating level. probably mostly luck

Anonymous said...

Absolutely impossible as far as I can work out. Have spent so many lives and can't even start on the score chart. Have used the tips given and tried various ways of playing but got absolutely nowhere. Have struggled on quite a few levels getting this far but this really really seems impossible. Totally demoralised :-(

Anonymous said...

got it finally...lucky board really. got several sprinkles. just opened up one side. still had to use a hammer and a hand switch. glad that's over though

PA Crusher said...

Played this twice and thought this was absolutely impossible. Next board. Released the bombs well before 8 moves left and got two stripe/wrap combos at the right times to pass the level. Was very prepared to use Lollipop Hammers or switches, but none needed. On to the next...

Anonymous said...

I haven't completed this yet, but have some thoughts. First blow away the cream blockers as fast as you can to make room for specials.

When you can, save your sprinkle bombs until the timed bombs are released. Then drop as many timed bombs as you can to get a lot of one color, and blow up that color with the sprinkle bomb.

Once you have bombs moving on the board, the points are not much of a problem. Just try to stay alive as the timer bombs count down.

Anonymous said...

Ok, now I've completed it and have further thoughts. First, clear the middle of cream so that you can make a color/sprinkle bomb. You'll want to switch that bomb with the same color as the stripe at the top of the screen - but NOT YET. The timed bombs will have 8 turns on them, so save your bomb until you only have 8 moves left, then use it to fire the stripe and release the timed bombs. In the meantime, try to set up some stripes and wraps for those last 8 moves. In your last 8 moves, you have to make one more color/sprinkle bomb, get a bunch of timed bombs of the same color (at least three), and then use the sprinkle on that color. Because you waited, you won't have to worry about the timers.

Thresa Muglich said...

Passed on the 7th try. Wrap/Sprinkle after bombs fell gave me 143,000 on one move. Had to use a few hammers as the bombs were counting down and I had not yet completed all of the moves. Moving on...

Anonymous said...

Thanks to Anonymous 22 September for great tip. Followed this advice and made 2 sprinkle balls which I was able to save until last 8 moves. Used one on the top stripe and matched the 2nd with 3 same color bombs and passed 1st time with one star.

Anonymous said...

Yap, thanks for the tip anonymous sept 22nd. It worked for me on first try. Just try to make and save your sprinkled choco balls (two balls worked perfectly for me) until 8 moves left and use one of them on the colour candy of the striped on top, the other one on a colour candy of at least 3 released bombs. Didn't have to use any boosters. Happy crushing!

CC from vero😎 said...

Great tip! Held off releasing bombs and finished first try. Thx!

Anonymous said...

Great tip from anonymous. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Got this on the third try using the approach I came up with, and this should work as long as you are content to pass the level and not worry about running up the score. In the early stages, concentrate on clearing the cream to open up the board and also try to form a colour bomb, but don't use it, nor release the bombs. Also try to get a vertical-firing stripe in the centre or on the sides. Once there are eight moves left, use the vertical-firing stripe to trip the stripe at top or to clear a cream blocker below the bomb dispenser. Then either use or move to position to swap the colour bomb with the colour with the most bombs. This should give you the necessary 100,000 points (it did in both of my attempts, but in the first, I did this with more than eight moves left and so could not clear the remaining bombs). I got this level on the third try using no boosters. I also noticed that the bombs fall to the main part of the board one at a time, so if you clear three candies underneath the bomb dispenser, only one bomb and three regular candies and not three bombs fall into the main section of the board, making it harder to control the bombs.

Doreen Price said...

Posting for luck

Anonymous said...

Got it first go with no idea what I was doing. WOW looking at the comments I'm so glad.

Anonymous said...

posting for luck

Melanie said...

Posting for luck 😎

Karen said...

This level seemed horrendous at first but the trick is to remove all the meringue from the middle and make sprinkle bombs, don't release the bombs until you have 8 moves or fewer. The sprinkle bombs alone get more than the minimum score so the points from the bombs aren't needed

Anonymous said...

Second try. Stared with a free color bomb booster I left the bomb dispensers blocked until the bottom was mostly clear. Had one color bomb set next to a candy that would fire the stripe at the top to release bombs. Also another color bomb doing nothing in particular. THEN I wasted moves until there were only 8 moves left. THEN I released the bombs when there would not be enough moves left for one to go off. Matched the remaining color bomb to blow the most bombs possible. Then just needed to mop up a few more bombs to get to one star.

MB

Flooz said...

Perfect advice! Passed with 3 stars!

Jennifer said...

I did the same thing the others are posting about. I tried playing this various ways, then discovered that I could probably easily beat it within 8 moves, if I only held off on releasing the bombs. I had a chocolate sprinkle, which I ignored and just played on one half of the board. When I got down to seven moves, I released the bombs and was able to get enough to get the required points.

Martha said...

Great advice to use a sprinkle with the color of the stripe at the top. AFTER there are less than 8 moves left!

Krusher said...

Yes - great tip. I had my colour bomb in place very early and had to play about a dozen moves being careful not to accidentally detonate it early!

Anonymous said...

I'm not liking this one!

Anonymous said...

Appreciate the tips, but I just can't PASS it πŸ˜•

Anonymous said...

Is anyone having problems with this level to load? I'm playing on a iPad and am not on FB.

Anonymous said...

Oh darn! My game won't load on this level 😒😒😒

cvbcb said...

Thank you for the tip on the sprinkle / wrapped combo. I was able to keep the bombs from dropping until 8 moves remained. I used a hammer to situate a sprinkle and wrapped side by side. Finished the game with 154,000 points without ever having come close in previous attempts. Good riddance to this level!

LynnR said...

Stripe/wrap combo booster and unlock bombs on only one side worked for me.

Unknown said...

how come in the video the bombs explode at the end of moves to give the score,i got 98000 and ran out of moves and the bombs do not explode for me,very annoying or cheating

Anonymous said...

Not sure what I'm doing wrong!!! I can't pass it!! So 😑

Anonymous said...

Understand the comments on what needs to be done to pass just cannot get all those elements needed to do it. Cannot keep a color bomb that long. Cannot get bombs to come down at the right time. Too many elements to coordinate. It will be luck again that gets it done.

liloldlady said...

Posting for luck too!

supermax said...

Wow, finally reached a level that has cured me of my candy crush addiction. An impossible, boring level. I'm done.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I'm done. Will not be playing anymore. I guess you won't be getting my money anymore. Taking a trip to California next week, so bye bye king.com.

Anonymous said...

cherylcandycrush here:

Not all that well designed a level, because it's not about playing well to get through. Medium difficulty.
If you play safe, no matter how brilliantly and with cunning combos that don't release the bombs (as I tried), you won't get far.

You have to release the bombs to get the scores high enough.

Try to clear a bit of the cream first then just go for it, get the bombs cascading out, more the merrier.

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Rachel said...

UGH, UGH, UGH again! I'm so over these impossible levels. I've used all my boosters, had an extra hour to play, and have tried EVERYTHING! This level, as most of them are now, will only be beaten when King wants you too. I'm about over it.

Anonymous said...

Tx for great tips, love these pages. Waited till 8 moves left then released bombs...it worked first time like that with high score but even if it failed would have been much more fun to play then the bomb fest I had before trying this method!