Candy Crush Saga Level 2258 tips and video

Hints and tips showing how to pass level 2258 Candy Crush Saga without boosters by Cookie
Level 2258 is classified as a hard level nso you can expect to lose a few lives before you manage to pass it, especially if you struggle with timed levels, as I do.
First work your way down through the licorice to give you a clear playing field. Don't worry about the chocolate covering the extra time candies, they will still be added to your time.
Once you have cleared most of the licorice work as low down on the board as you can to create cascades. Cascades will bring down more extra time candies which you should collect as soon as they appear to keep the game going.
Look for colourbomb patterns every move because they are the quickest way to get to the score needed. Don't switch colourbombs with other special candies unless you have no choice as this will not give you many points. Better to switch colourbombs with a single candy of a colour that has plenty on the board for the best score. 
Switching a colourbomb with a single colour will also give you the best chance of making another colourbomb as it takes one colour from the board.
I scraped through this with one star and if I can do it so can you!
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124 comments:

  1. Anyone have the same problem as me? The word King at centre top of the page is elongated and intrudes on the playing area - like a Dali watch! I have re-booted several times, so it's not my PC. Mobile version is OK, but then it doesn't have the same opening screen. It only appeared yesterday, about mid-dayish UK time. It makes it very difficult to play because of you click the Logo by mistake it opens an advertising page for all King games, and of course you lose the game. I have tried contacting King, but the Captcha check box comes up with an error, so I can't report the fault.

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  2. I didn't have that problem, but I used a color bomb booster to pass this level. Even then it took me several tries. As usual, Cookie makes it sound like you should be able to make a color bomb on every move, which is not true, to put it mildly.

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  3. I haven't even come close! These levels infuriate me!

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  4. Have now played this Level 63 times....The best score yet is 32,000, way short of the needed 60,000. Watching the You Tube version from Ms Cookie, the player gets extra 5 second candies falling from the top but I find that once the ones at the bottom are gone the games gives me very few extra's and my time expires...Must once again need that "Lucky Board" love love these Timed Levels~right. Using boosters made no difference.

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  5. I haven't come close and I don't even always get credit for the extra time on candies. As for colored balls, I might get one every few games but they don't really help me. I need more time!!!!

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  6. This level is impossible! In the video lots of extra time candies drop... not wen i am playing... start getting some where then no time candies fall and its game over.. needs some modification

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  7. this level is unreasonable. I can do pretty good with getting rid of the licorice and even making color bombs, but the new extra time candies never appear ... so I play like crazy and never get extra time. Not fun.

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  8. After 92 tries I did get my "Lucky Board" I did not use any boosters and the Extra Time candies just kept falling from the top. This game should be about your playing skills and not about getting the rare Lucky Board...

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  9. No, no more. Call me when you've fixed this stupid level.

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  10. agree with last poster. I hate timed levels but recent ones seemed more reasonable. This level appears to need modification. I feel like we're unpaid King program testers.

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  11. So boring... and so impossible.
    Timed levels take ANY fun out of this game.
    Makes me not want to play anymore.

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  12. I have only come close to passing this level once so far. I've played it at least 50 times so far. I never seem to get time credit if the chocolate eats the time boosters which is disappointing. I'll keep trying but I do believe this level needs some modification. Either adding boosters from the time or time bombs or more time to begin with!

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  13. One other question I have...I never seem to be able to play my current level on my mobile version? Is it a week or two behind or am I missing updates somehow?

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  14. Finally! a reason to quit. Business 101, if nobody likes timed levels, but you insist on having timed levels, customers leave.

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  15. I kid you not. I had 59990. Lost by 10 pts and I had no idea what I could even do to win, if I even had enough gold to continue. ARGH. I have plaed this already about 3 dozen times. The next closest was 39,900. Crush on and pray for wed to make these older levels easier.

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  16. This level is the worst ever. I haven't even got close. It is total bull shxt and needs to be fixed. I didn't play this long to be stopped by an unbeatable level. FIX IT NOW

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  17. Two weeks now and not even close to winning !!!

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  18. So, after a few enjoyable levels it's time to slow everyone down with another impossible level. Just have to wait until King decides it's time to let us pass.

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  19. I played at least 150 games and still can't come close ready to quit again candy crush needs to fix it fast

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  20. Hey King, it's Wednesday and I'm still waiting for this to come out on Android!

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  21. Well, it's Wed and I just won with a lucky board after about 80 or 90 tries. 3 stars, no boosters. Breathing a sigh about this one

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  22. I get rid of the timed pieces and no more fall from the top. Can't extend the time even if I could make matches. Time to take a breather.

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  23. Wasnt easy but i got through the level after maybe 50-60 tries. No real method, just have to try to make color bombs.

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  24. No problem....I'm just going to quit! Found a new game to keep me entertained. Bye, everyone. And Thanks for all the tips. This site has been very helpful in getting me to this level. Good luck to all that continue

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  25. Waiting on that lucky board that has become the norm with CC. I usually get around 5,000 pts or less and did manage to get 47,000 once in all the times I've played.

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  26. Yet another shite level that just depends on a lucky board. How tedious is this becoming?

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  27. Really!! The chocolate starts covering the extra time candies on the second move and even if you manage to break through the liquorice, very few new time candies fall.

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  28. Got my lucky board IMMEDIATELY after coming back from this page...
    Colour bombs formed themselves all over the place...
    Lucky board!

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  29. Blahhh...this level is awful, not enough extra time falls from the top, takes too many hits to break thru the licorish as well. Then the score of 60,000 is outragous. Lucky to make 15,000 or 20,000

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  30. i hate these levels when the chances are nihil! lucky boards seem to be the norm and no real skill required! been playing endlessly for the past week and even tried a few boosters, all to no avail. hate it when you have to wait for that lucky board again and again. no real fun, but not quitting yet :) good luck everyone

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  31. If the only way to win points is a lot of +5 candies, then it is gonna take an impossible lucky board. Been playing for days and not even close. Ridiculous level.

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  32. Into my third week of playing this level and have never come close to winning.

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  33. Not enough time, not enough moves and most of all not enough points. How the heck can this one be passed? Grrrrrrr

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  34. Another ridiculously difficult level. The fun is completely gone from candy crush.

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  35. I get very few +5's after the initial ones...impossible til that magic board comes along...not fun.

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  36. Hmmm, tough level this, very tough. Cookie says it doesnt matter about chocolate covering the extra time candies as you get them anyway ... well I dont ?! IS that a bug ? But surely the comment cannot be right - why would chocolate cover them but you get the +5 anyway ??!! And then after a first flurry of extra time candies dropping form the top they dry up and none seem to drop. One game I made 4 chocolate sprinkles and got 40,000+ ... not come close yet so waiting for that very lucky board to come along as not much skill involved when you have so little time to create and/or make combinations.

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  37. I can't see any way past this level. Totally fed up and have lost all interest in playing the game. Good way to break the habit, just can't be bothered anymore. Good luck to those carrying on.

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  38. Once my time boosters are gone very few fall - with the best skill in the world I will not pass without them!! What a tedious level. I guess I will succeed in the end, but it is no fun waiting for that lucky board. :( I HATE timed levels!!

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  39. About every fifth game I get a few extra time candies fall from the top. But usually not any at all. Never gotten more than 25K points and then only once or twice. UGH

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  40. Impossible without the extra time candies. Another load of crap from King

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  41. Well, I have played a few more times since I posted yesterday, but this is a waste of time without extra time candies! Sorry, King, fair's fair but this is NOT fair! I am now taking a CC break in the hope that I can find a better game that does not get rigged to slow people up. If you don't want us to carry on then just say so!! Good luck. :)

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  42. This is the most idiotic level ever. Eaten time candies from chocolate do not give you time. And hardly any new time candies fall. just a really badly designed level.

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  43. I can't see any way of winning this stupid game, only a few extra time candies fall from the top. If King don't want to invent winnable games why don't they just say no more, and call it a day I am sure they have got plenty of money from most of us.

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  44. very frustrating level. helppppp!!

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  45. Now been playing this level for 4 week, best score 53k and that was with 5 colour bombs. Very boring level, just designed to hold players up. I agree with a previous comment, if king don't want to carry on designing levels, just call it quits

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  46. Well I'm here AGAIN posting for luck!!

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  47. You can't really do anything here but wait for the "lucky board". You have to reach the +5 candies at the bottom before they are eaten by the chocolates, so make your way to them by making matches to clear the licorice above them. I passed this on the 7th try but have to buy 2 time extensions.

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  48. Timed levels suck, King knows they make them impossible to slow players down. Then they "fix" it to make it passable. Don't use boosters

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  49. Now only 50000 on phone makiing it a little easier. Still took a lot of attempts. Very boring.

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  50. I thought this was the hardest timed level ever, I think in all the times (MANY) that I played, the best I got was just under 30,000. Today it opened up on mobile, I got it on the 1st try!

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  51. Passed it first try using one sprinkle from the magic dash, used 2 hand switches to form 2 more and one more formed by itself.
    Even with all 4 sprinkles, pssed it with one star only, few points less than 65k.

    With all the comments here, happy to move out of here.

    Good luck everyone.

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  52. I guess I need that lucky board again CC, can't even come close

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  53. Impossible and having arthritis makes it super impossible. Don't get any bombs that would add up the score.

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  54. I have never threatened to quit before. This one just might do me in. Nowhere close! Come on cc, what do you want from us?

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  55. It's strictly about the lucky board. .lost my helmet a couple of times and then lo and behold with only the sprinkle booster and a very lucky board ..got an additional 3/4 sprinkles from nowhere

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  56. Holy crap! Not even close. Just finished my 100th try! Best score so far is 42,000

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  57. Just posted and passed on the next life. WTF how does King know? Conspiracy theory- when they think you are about to quit they let you pass the level? It's happened to me on many occasions!

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    1. Me too, and judging by all the posts I have read here in the past, many others too. This is one conspiracy theory that has legs!

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  58. I tried UFO twice, even though it clears all licorice right away, it blows up all +5 also, so it is not helpful at all.
    As others mentioned, +5 covered by chocolate does not count, so can't let chocolate grow too quickly.
    Luckily Magic helmet is ongoing so that you can play level 1 7 times or level 1 to 7 to pre-load useful boosters.
    +5 does drop, just try best to make cascading. If by chance you get a time bomb, you should save it for color bomb.
    With all these, I still needed to use 10 gold bars(free, of course :) ) to buy 15 more seconds to pass. Glad to put this level behind.
    PH

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  59. OK the key is color bombs.. WTF... There are none to be made.. Cannot get above 26000...no matter what strategy I try
    Crap fkn crap timed level... Hate them
    Played on multiple devices and still crap!!

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  60. 2nd try, no boosters.

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  61. This level is like a heart attack. It's a frantic beat the clock but there's not enough time and not enough extra time candies. They just don't fall.
    I know eventually that lucky board will come along, but it could be weeks. I don't think my heart can take it.

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  62. The last few timed were easy enough that with boosters I could get through in a reasonable number of games without being so nauseated I had to quit. but not this one so I think it is time to quit. I can't play 93 times in hopes of a lucky board. This type of game doesn't generate revenue as boosters do too little - you can't get a score close enough to even think you should buy a few extra seconds.

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  63. Been on this level for days. Not even near passing it ~ can't pass when you don't get enough extra time. Sigh Posting for luck or at least a lucky board where I have a chance........ I don't usually mind timed levels but this one seems impossible.

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  64. In that just sucked .... 100 lives later .... It just passed me... Could not get more than 39000...then surprise 79000 and I am moving on... Thank goodness

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  65. In that just sucked .... 100 lives later .... It just passed me... Could not get more than 39000...then surprise 79000 and I am moving on... Thank goodness

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  66. Where are those extra timed candies??? Even if you clear the new ones just don't fall. Ridiculous!

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  67. Very hard level CC, need that lucky board soon or i'am out of here

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  68. Sage here: I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. think I can. I think I can. I think I can. think I can. I think I can. I think I can ...

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  69. The key to this level is once you are lucky enough to get a color bomb, match it to a non-special candy. I (luckily) managed to get 3 color bombs this way and passed easily after a few tries

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  70. This is ridiculous. Not fun. The last couple levels have actually been fun and challenging and passable so my booster supply is getting down. I can do sugar drop levels instead of this stupiditY and get my levels back up since I can't play this level much without going nuts. Most levels barely 12,000. Good luck crushers

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  71. Another ridiculous non fun level. Posting for luck! I hate these type levels where all your lives are gone quickly and you have to wait eons to play again with the same results. Beyond frustrating!!

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  72. Way to hard i finally quit CC

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  73. Timed levels make me want to quit this game!! This is ridiculous!!

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  74. 50,000 is the score needed on my tablet. Impossible level though...once I destroy the bottom 5 second timers, the cascades are not giving me any more, WTH? I got close one time with 42000 points but only after playing 32 games. Lucky board level so it seems.
    Another lucky board level.....King just doesn't play fair.
    ALS

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  75. Another level relying on pure luck. My lucky board finally came in the form of multiple colour bombs just forming by themselves which made it easy to get 3 stars and finally pass this blasted level!

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  76. Another ridiculous level. Boring wait waiting for that lucky board. So over it. Getting the other games out. Byebye.

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  77. Posting for luck, that's all I can do!

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  78. I've 'posted or luck' already, no luck. This is the worst level so far, I swear... hoping for intervention from anywhere!

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  79. About six tries and done. 50,000 on kindle.

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  80. No timed candies fall.Please help.

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  81. I have played over 20 games and no timed candies will fall.I have wasted time and boosters.Why even try CC? Make it fair please!

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  82. Stupid level. Chocolate eats my +5s with no credit (despite what Cookie said), and then one or two shuffles and time is up. Even if I do get a few moves in, there are so few +5s falling that I am nowhere near the goal. Time to take a break,I think.

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    1. About 8 games later I get my lucky board and pass with 3 stars. Go figure!

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  83. Another shite one even wrapped and stripes don't hit the timed ones with NO licorice in the way!!! And once the timed at the bottom have gone no more appear, so how is it possible, call me when you fix it.

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  84. Seems like an impossible level. Posting for lucky board.

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  85. No extra time candies. Impossible to get the points req'd. Need help in getting that lucky board.

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  86. 160 points short. Now that's just a tease.

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  87. Come on lucky board.

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  88. Just got the lucky board. Takes at least 3 sprinkles to get through.

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  89. Reading all these blogs let me know I will be at this level a long time.

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  90. Been on this level for such a long time. Waiting for a lucky board

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  91. Do not like timed levels.

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  92. I'm recovering from a stroke so playing with my right hand, as my left arm is affected and I am left handed. Been trying to pass this level for 2 weeks now. Must give up candy crushnow. Life is frustrating enough without this crazy level. Have some compassion please King, not all players are fit, well, 20 year olds

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  93. I just come here for hints and tips and advice and I have learned so much. the reason I know this level is BS is because nothing that has ever worked does....no number of color bombs..mixed with specials or many colors....I think this is a classic King "you will pass when we want you to pass" level that proves they own us.....I think I will not just quite this game but the other King game i play too...which I already know just lets you move on randomly. It's more pointless that this one. This level is no fun and if this is what I have to look forward to....it's not worth it. Sooner or later if you don't let that cat catch the string...it WILL stop chasing it.

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  94. Followed Cookie's advice. On fourth try on laptop got a lucky board with lots of cascades, plenty of 5+ candies and scored 90K points. No boosters.

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  95. Posting for luck.

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  96. Need 50,000 got 49,800 so frustrating

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  97. I detest timed levels. Just posting for luck. Good luck everyone.

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  98. Well for the first time in a long time posting for luck didn't help. I'm sure my lucky board was there but there simply isn't enough time to recognize it. I always see what I should have done after I've made another move. Good luck everyone. I'm really sick of this level. Even the magic helmet is next to useless.

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  99. Posting for luck!!!

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    1. It worked...6th try and I passed!

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  100. The extra time candies covered by chocolate still get added to your Time? Paleaaaase. Not only that but I seem to get the same problem as everyone else, no time candies drop however low I play on the board. Heck I might as well be playing at Dante's deepest circle of hell.

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  101. And here another frustrated reaction! These time levels grrrr, the only thing one can do is hoping for luck!

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  102. OH how I hate these timed levels. Just a matter of getting a lucky board.

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  103. A deceptively simple looking grid that packs a serious underlying punch. I have yet to have been favoured with any plus 5 candies. I live in hope. It looks like one of those games that may take several days. Indy

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  104. Posting for luck.

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  105. WTF! I have 2 hours free time and I'm not even going to play this game any more today. This level is really unbelievable.

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  106. Going to wait for a lucky board. Can't get extra time if the extra time candies don't even drop!

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  107. Another impossible level! Come on King, don't be so selfish!

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  108. Does any one else find that when you finally finish a timed level you play the next one at the same breakneck speed

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  109. No 5+ candies fall for me. Blow through 5 lives in no time at all. Not much fun. Come on King!

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  110. Like everyone else who plays this stupid game, I loathe timed levels. But I loathe this one more than most.
    So far, in about 200 plays, I've got into the 1,000s. No doubt one day my lucky board will happen, and inexplicably I'll get through the level.
    I guess this must be how lab rats feel when the researcher lets them get out of the maze....

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  111. How many more times do I have to play this stupid pointless level for before King gives me the magic Lucky Board ?
    So far I've pissed about with it about 200 times - and have at best got half the required score before time runs out.
    Total waste of time.

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  112. I play this game before bed to get me sleepy, but never during the day, and I never use more than 5 lives per day. I never paid to play, because the game is like a slot machine.

    So anyway, I deleted the game on this level. I'm not angry about it, but 3 minutes of play when these impossible levels come up (5 lives go fast) isn't enough to get me sleepy, and I've noticed it happening a lot. For the past 2000 levels or so, I've dreaded timed levels, and loads of other cash grabbing schemes. Then I realised - this game isn't my job, I was always free to stop playing as the game deteriorated... So are you!

    I downloaded some chess apps - I'd never played before. It's a very fun game, and keeps me focused until my eyes get heavy. If anyone wants to stick it to King, reply here and we'll play chess together (I'm in Western Australia, for time zone).


    Game of Ur is also really fun... If anyone knows of any other games that'd be fun to try, let me know! But you should all try chess, there are lots of versions online

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  113. Worst timed level ever! Only way to pass is with a great deal of luck!

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  114. Really impossible!

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  115. Must have played this level a hundred times with a best score of 29,000. Impossible!!!

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