Candy Crush Saga Level 1998 tips and video

Hints and tips showing how to pass level 1998 Candy Crush Saga without boosters played by Cookie
Level 1998 is classified as a hard level, so you can expect to lose a few lives before you manage to pass it.
You have to collect 15 licorice and 60 cream blockers.
The licorice drops out of the dispensers into the bottom half of the board once you make room for them. So work on getting down into the bottom half of the board using stripes and wraps and any combination of the two.
Once you are down into the bottom part of the board make matches under the dispensers to allow the licorice to fall, make moves on alternate sides so you get licorice dropping both sides and try not to clear the licorice every move.
Keep track of how much licorice you need and make sure you allow as much as possible to drop before clearing it.
Working both sides will give you the best chance of getting enough for the orders you need.
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69 comments:

sleepless wherever said...

Agreed. Tried many times even with booster
impossible.

Anonymous said...

Either they've changed it, or I got the lucky board we all dream about. Got it on my 4th try using just one hand switch and one set of 5 extra moves!
It can be done without multiple boosters.
Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I think they lowered the licorice to just 15 instead of 20, and more come out. I played it using all of the boosters you did and made it easily, with 12 moves to spare.

sleepless wherever said...

Yup lowered licorice from 30 to 15. Think now better chance.

Anonymous said...

I've played this a lot, but not getting it. I clear space below the dispenser, but the licorice only comes down half the time. How do you get the licorice down?

bijendra rai said...

Impossible level, 30 licorice, 35 moves, and dat also come down 1 by 1, cleared all Icing in just 3 move bt ended up wid 13 licorice left. Heard a nerf has been done on dis level bt on android its still 30 licorice and dats next to Impossible or need a lot of extra moves to be purchased. Was eagerly waiting to play level 2000, bt dis level is a wall in between. Waiting for d nerf in android version also. King do it asap.

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Anonymous said...

This level sucks!! 30 liquorice and they don't even fall like supposed to on my Android. Forget this!!

Anonymous said...

why hasn't this level been nerfed to 15 from 30 licorice on my ipad?

Anonymous said...

It's 30 licorice on the iPad, not 15, so I played it on my computer which needs only 15 licorice and got it on the second try.

carlton said...
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carlton said...

Android and iPad players don't waste your time until it's nerfed. 60 blockers no problem. .30 licorice impossible. .even with boosters

Anonymous said...

Impossible on iPad! 35 move to get 30 licorice. Why are the games consistently harder on iPad? You can get the blockers, but not the licorice!

CCfromvero😎 said...

On ipad-I'll be back when they drop the licorice to 20!! Ridiculous :(

Anonymous said...

yep, impossible until they fix it.

Helpme said...

Why doesn't the licorice drop

Huntinup said...

Playing on iPad still 30 licorice needed and it only drops every 2nd or 3rd go this is nigh impossible come on King even the playing field you muppets

Amy Teo said...

On my Android is 30 licorice and 60 blocks. While knocking the blocks a piece of cake. The licorice is impossible cos they aren't 30 to 'kill' there simply not dropping!!!

Unknown said...

Please change the licorice to 15 on iPads and iPhones. It's impossible to get 30 when only 1 comes down. Ugh.

Victoria said...

You are correct! I had blockers cleared, but only 1 licorice fell with 9 moves left. I think I had 4 licorice for remainder of the game. Impossible, for me, at least.

AZBLUE said...

Suckiest level EVER. I SHOULD OF READ the posts before to play it on pc. Yes its only 15 licorice not 30. It sucks on android. I have no patience so I used all my gold bars to beat. King should be ashamed. Considering quitting once I pass 2000. Good luck,but try pc if u have one

AZBLUE said...

Suckiest level EVER. I SHOULD OF READ the posts before to play it on pc. Yes its only 15 licorice not 30. It sucks on android. I have no patience so I used all my gold bars to beat. King should be ashamed. Considering quitting once I pass 2000. Good luck,but try pc if u have one

Gil said...


Android (and probably all other devices that are not PC) users, don't bother
trying until they fix it.

You need to clear 30 licorices within 35 moves.

The licorice falls one by one (and only if you didn't blow one in the
previous move) so, this needs 30 moves.

That means you need to clear 30 licorices in 5 moves.

Taking into account that you start with 60 blockers so you will lose some
moves to clear them this level at this current configuration is impossible.
Period.



Don't waste your boosters, it will not help.



No other choice, play the sugar crush levels and wait till King fix it.

Helpme said...

No licorice falls. Cleared AL fine but the licorice does not fall. Please fix

Helpme said...

Guess I will just go play old games ylto get special candies until they fix it. This is so annoying

Amy Teo said...

On my Android is 30 licorice and 60 blocks. While knocking the blocks a piece of cake. The licorice is impossible cos they aren't 30 to 'kill' there simply not dropping!!!

Gil said...

Ironically, it is not marked as hard level on Android (maybe because it is not hard, it is mathematically impossible...)

Anonymous said...

Liquorice is impossible to get, come on King lower the number pkease

Anonymous said...

Sick oft trying level thinking of deleting candy crush all together

Anonymous said...

Pourquoi ne pas faire toute les jeux pareille ....vous le faites avec 15 réglisses sur ipad 30 pas pareille du tout c'est impossible !!

Anonymous said...

Everyone is correct. Licorice does not fall and there are 30 on the iPad. Impossible - even with boosters.

Anonymous said...

I just contacted King customer care about this issue. Let see if they respond. But no sense in playing until it's fixed.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for letting them know. It's pointless the way it's set up right now. How do they let levels like this get through with such big flaws?

None said...

Again, worst episode ever. King sucks bad.

None said...

This is all on purpose, King can't be that inept can they? Do they even test these levels? Fire this one and give someone else a chance

None said...

Impossible, deliberate, assholes= king

Anonymous said...

Agree with all the above comments about 30 licorice and only 35 moves on IPad.. Break time till it's fixed!!!

Anonymous said...

impossible on android and ipad!!! Help!

None said...

What an absolute joke. Real morons at King.

carlton said...

What's really amazing is that when you play level 2000 the licorice drops like crazy....but of course you don't need licorice in that level.I'm just glad that this was not a "hard" level

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the advice to use PC.
Very frustrating. Could someone please tell me which levels are the best for collecting the candies as I stupidly used them all on this game
Ta z

Gil said...

I think this level cured me.
Didn't play in the last 2 days.

Feels great!

bijendra rai said...

1476, 1168, 906, 666

bijendra rai said...

3 days, still on d same level, never happened b4, still no nerf done

bijendra rai said...

3 days, still on d same level, never happened b4, still no nerf done

Anonymous said...

My game asked for 30 licorice not 15, not good just used a ton of boosts o get through.

Jx11 said...

Best way to get bonuses is to play their challanges and find one that you can get to final level 5 to get reward with out using any candies bonuses.Use them to get through 5th level they will be replenished. Boring but collected 32 hammers 60 or more chocolate balls 30 combos 15 hand switches. Use some up on 5th level but still worth it.

Anonymous said...

My reply from Beth at King customer care was less than satisfactory. She did not address the fact that licorice requirements have been dropped to 15 from 30 on devices other than mobile devices. She referred me to blogs for tips and assured me I could get through this level without buying boosters. Oh well, guess that's it for me.

Rajiv Kumar said...

On my Android is 30 licorice and 60 blocks. While knocking the blocks a piece of cake. The licorice is impossible cos they aren't 30 to 'kill' there simply not dropping!!!

My game asked for 30 licorice not 15, its not good

2 days, still on d same level, never happened before, still no update

Sone people getting only 15 to clear...why not me

Rajiv Kumar said...

On my Android is 30 licorice and 60 blocks. While knocking the blocks a piece of cake. The licorice is impossible cos they aren't 30 to 'kill' there simply not dropping!!!

My game asked for 30 licorice not 15, its not good

2 days, still on d same level, never happened before, still no update

Sone people getting only 15 to clear...why not me

Maria Fernanda said...

In my Android I have 30 licorices and 60 cream blockers! It's not fair!

Chantal said...

Merci pour réglage 1998 candy crush

Rick said...

Guys, you can play now level 1998 on your mobile. King just reduce the licorice count from 30 to 6 this morning. Happy crushing until level 2000. Till next Wednesday.

Anonymous said...

30 licorice and 60 cream blockers. Impossible. 2 hours later, 6 licorice and 60 cream blockers. Passed 1st go.

Gil said...

They fix it, it is now doable.

Gil said...

First try after they fixed it, 3 stars, 281,300 and out of frustration, I used boosters.
Finally, on to the next.

Anonymous said...

Ha, I did the same! Cleared the cream blocks several time without boosters back when I was first playing the 30-licorice levels, but I was too impatient and fed up with this level to play till I did it naturally. Hammered my way out of the last couple blocks.

Gil said...

The boosters I used:
Started with sorinkle and tick, reset until one hammer enable me to set a second sprinkle near the sprinkle booster.
From there it was piece of cake.
Finished with 17 moves to spare.
Could finish even faster, but looked for more sprinkles to increase the points.

Anonymous said...

When I woke up this morning I checked level 1998 on my Android tablet and the licorice count was down from 30 to 6. This afternoon, I tried to replay level 1998 on my iPad and it still shows 30 licorice. Maybe they haven't corrected the iPad version. Am I right, iPad players?

Victoria said...

I passed 1st try after the fix. I did not use boosters, and I'm not the world's greatest player.

Unknown said...

Was only asked to clear 60 and 6. Thanks for tge fix.

Unknown said...

Was only asked to clear 60 and 6. Thanks for tge fix.

Unknown said...

Was only asked to clear 60 and 6. Thanks for tge fix.

JR said...

Passed it first try_without boosters!was easy because of the modified version.

Huntinup said...

Still waiting for this level to be modified.im playing on iPad and have posted on this forum about this issue since the 30th of September so come on and help a crusher out and fix it already

Anonymous said...

Mine not fixed, need 16 and 60. Even harder as all my boosters disappeared overnight!!!!

Alison McBrearty said...

I still have 15 licorice on android,cleared the board with 21 moves remaining but but got down to 1 move and only 14 licorice had dropped, used 6 hammers, 4 hand switches but still no extra licorice dropped, tried hitting the candies immediately below the droppers, no luck,tried the bottom row,still no luck, absolutely steam coming out of ears at the moment.

Anonymous said...

Tnx guys, just did the update, now 15 licoraces, so that was doable.
Luckuly had five extra moves ( very much needed :-D) and did one handswitch.....and.....MADE IT!
30 awful licoraces can never be done, so glad I looked here.
Again, tnx and sweet greetz from The Netherlands

Anonymous said...

Impossible imposible grrrrrrrrr . 😡