Candy Crush Saga Level 2290 tips and video

Hints and tips showing how to pass level 2290 Candy Crush Saga without boosters by Cookie
Level 2290 has been made easier by increased time and decreased points, but is still not easy.
While this is not impossible to do it is extremely hard for anyone who doesn't love timed levels.
It is imperative that you get down into the bottom half of the board as quickly as possible using stripes or stripe/wrap combos. It isn't hard to make the special candies, but racing against the clock means it is very easy to miss the best moves.
DON'T WASTE BOOSTERS!
Colourbombs won't do much good to begin with so starting with a colourbomb booster is likely to be a waste of the booster.
Once you get down into the bottom of the board try to make moves there as much as possible while at the same time collecting extra time candies as often as you can. Extra time candies will drop from the top when you create cascades and these are best made using colourbombs and stripe/wrap combos.
 You really need to get those fingers moving and forget about thinking about your moves, there just isn't time.
Using a colourbomb on the countdown bombs will give you the best scores, but keep your eye on the timer and you may have to use a colourbomb to collect extra time instead.
Don't switch a colourbomb with a stripe or wrap because it gives very low points and takes up a lot of time. The only time a colourbomb/stripe may be useful is at the beginning of the game to break through into the bottom.
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141 comments:

GOGO said...

These hints come up at 2288 for me.... and 2288 is pretty difficult without boosters I
d say. I had to throw the kitchen sink at it twice to get it.... with a fish, sprinkle, wrap/stripe and a handswitch it was easy.... what a cheater I am... LOL gotta go to work.... see ya later... Onward Crushers.

Anonymous said...

I'm not going to waste any more time on it until a MAJOR fix occurs. I hate timed levels anyway. I've tried 2290 about 25 times and just barely been able to make the score bar move up. I can't imagine there being a lucky enough "lucky board" to make this level possible for me.

MB
lostmessages@charter.net

Ditte said...

Really? I must have gotten a lucky board. I passed 2288 without boosters on the first try. Was able to match a colourbomb and a stripe. I had much more trouble with 2286,2287 and 2289.

Anonymous said...

uh oh MB if you are waiting what will we do.... trying 2290 now... it's horrid I agree.... did you pass it yet? Onward Crushers

Anonymous said...

OK tried it and it is NOT doable,,,,, sucks....
well done if you are going onward crushers.... and if you are how'd you do it?

Anonymous said...

Ridiculous beyond words!!! Tried this level over 50 times now and highest score is 30,000.... please fix this so we can continue to enjoy this game....... Video sure gives a lot of extra time candies, and I'm lucky to get one!!!.....nothing more to say.

Anonymous said...

Just not doable! Why are they developing this type of frustrating levels?

Anonymous said...

Hey Ditte: Way to crush! Glad you got a good board. I've played in fifty something more times ( since last post ) and just not getting anywhere. It's just nasty, sticking with a game this long and having the writers hand you a kick in the teeth (not sure that's a valid... oh never mind) like this.


MB
lostmessages@charter.net

anonymous said...

got up to 143,000, so it is doable...I think

Anonymous said...

Tried over 30 times and barely got the bar to move even using a colour bomb or a striped/wrapped booster.

Need a VERY lucky board I think and I quite like timed levels. Sue

Anonymous said...

Note. You will not score highly if you mix a colour bomb with a striped or wrapped candy. This sounds counter-intuitive, but you will get a much better score by mixing the colour bomb with a plain colour. I agree with all the negative comments above. I think King throws in these impossible boards to slow people down. They must know by now that most of us hate timed levels, especially those like this one where it appears impossible to score anywhere near the required amount unless you get a lucky board. I'm getting tired of waiting.................

Anonymous said...

PS There is an even worse one waiting at 2290! :-) ..............

Ditte said...

Yippie! Finally! I managed to open the board by matching two colourbombs and scored 347140 points. Glad to be done with this horrible level.

Anonymous said...

Having said I'd tried over 30 times the very next go I passed. HOWEVER my score was 158,000 (only 1 star)and before it had said you needed to score 200,000???
Have they just made it easier? Sue

McT said...

They made it "easier" by boosting the moves to 35 with a score of 150,000....that being said, I have been playing this level for some time now and can't get my score above 25,800...I will need the luckiest board on the planet to beat this one, but the frustration continues and I HATE TIMED LEVELS!!!!

Anonymous said...

AFTER they made it easier, I got it, 3 stars, first try, no boosters.
Does this mean they actually listen, or maybe read this blog? Oh, and by the way, it was one heck of a lucky board...


MB
lostmessages@charter.net

Anonymous said...

Well, what do you know.... I passed with no boosters!!! Scored 164,000.... Thank you King!!! I guess it can be done!

Judy Steckel said...

I've tried over 40 times and have only gotten 43,000 points. It's almost impossible and certainly no fun! I enjoy playing if the level is anywhere near doable without waisting time and special candies over and over. It may be a little easier since they increased the time and deceased the points you need, but it's still WAY too frustrating.

William Castona said...

I agree, over 50 tries, impossible, ready to quit

Anonymous said...

OK. Got through 2290 this morning. Just sat done and went through a few more levels and ran smack into 2295. Did I mention I hate timed levels? It doesn't look THAT evil, but I'm out of lives and my first few tries were massively so so.

Keep crushin'

MB
lostmessages@charter.net

Anonymous said...

I'm about done. This is so stupid and frustrating. I'll come back in a couple of weeks.

Anonymous said...

This is not a fair level. I will ask KING : Please fire de person that made level 2290
greetingsd from the Netherlands.

Anonymous said...

noticed that level 2290 has been changed to 35 secs and 150000 points needed. it doesn't make this level any easier. played about another 20 times since the change and got 46000 points once. not been above 12000 the rest of the times. very rarely do any time candies fall from the top and making special candies is still not easy because there is hardly any room at the top of the board. also there is far too much icing to clear with so little time. this level needs a complete overhaul ASAP. you need to start bringing levels back that have a bit of skill in them instead of making people hang around for a lucky board to appear. all the fun has been taken away from this game. don't think i'll be hanging around much longer unless big changes are made

Anonymous said...

I have been collecting extra lives by asking teammates to send some for the first time ever ! These, along with my dailies (collected at least 3 or 4 times a day) for the past 3 days and I haven't once scored anything above 22,000. Most of the time I run out of moves at about 8,000 !! I HATE timed levels anyway but this is ridiculous -(

Anonymous said...

OK, my first opinion of 2295 was wrong. I don't think it's as bad as 2290, but I'm going through a lot of lives trying to get through it. Not fun at all.

MB
lostmesssages@charter.net


Kickan said...

Boring, boring timed level. Frustrating too! I am not even getting close to the required score.

Sandra said...

I don't think I have complained about a level before, but this is just a stupid level. Tried over 100 times, best score 67K. Is this the best they can do?

Anonymous said...

Anyone who needs more people sending them lives, send me a FB friend request: Rob Mason in Banner Elk, NC.


MB
Lostmessages@charter.net

McT said...

King deserves every negative comment it gets with this level....I cannot begin to guess how many times I've played it now, but when you can't even get half the points necessary, it's time to hang it up...are you listening King???? People are not having fun when they can't even get close to winning...it's just a game, so if you don't go a little easy on us, it's just not worth it to stick with you...again, are you listening King???

PACrusher said...

Finally finally finally passed this level. Got lucky enough to get a stripe next to a sprinkle on the top early on. Knowing, the point value for this combo is low (lower than sprinkle with plain candy), I hesitated but ultimately switched them (heck, after 80+ tries at this, why not). This enabled a great swath of the bottom area to clear. Three sprinkles with a a bomb later, I'm at 291,000. What an awful awful level. After this, I'm thinking it might have been worth it to use a sprinkle booster with the package/stripe booster and hoping that they line up next to each other at the outset. Anyway, moving on...

Anonymous said...

Nice offer rob but I am so bored with this one that playing 5 lives at a time is too much

Anonymous said...

Random. Agree with above comment - it all depends on opening up the bottom. After about 60 attempts it opened up for me and then it was simple. Make a color bomb (that simple!) and take out a couple of bombs with it. 1 star and onwards. This level achieved what I am sure is its objective. It slowed me down for about a day.

Good luck from Manila

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Kaja said...

This is by far the most annoying level ever. Stuck now for a few days but I did not even come close. Maybe 50.000 is the best I did. Now I quit playing after 3 attempts. So boring. I don't even use the free lives I get from my friends anymore, they can keep it. Time to quit this game. 35 Seconds and in between shuffles because there no more moves........... This is stupid.

Anonymous said...

Seriously jealous of those of you who have passed this. It's taken all my good boosters, stupid me used them when it was even harder and now I have to go sugar popping again to get a stripe wrap and some hand switches and hammers to hopefully help me get through. I was close once in about 200 tries...

MB I sent you a friend request. I have no friends at this episode or anywhere close.... course I might not be playing much longer if it continues to frustrate me beyond belief..... I am not purchasing moves.... it is not on my terms LOL.... I only purchase when I feel that it's fair and I'm being impoatient... This is not fair and I am getting really frustrated! Go onward you lucky crushers.

Anonymous said...

I have got to say, this is one of the most irritating levels so far. It's a miracle if you can even get the bottom opened up, yet alone to get any extra 5 sec. I've been on this a couple of days and just don't seem to even get close. I guess it's just waiting for a lucky board-- anytime soon would be good!!!!

Anonymous said...

this level is again a joke

Anonymous said...

candy crush saga level 2290
ive been trying this level for 5 days now and got nowhere.
even although points have been reduced to 150000 and time has been increased by 10secs this level has not been made any easier.
very rarely do extra time candies drop down and its very hard to make special candies. ive had over 90 goes even after the changes and ive never opened up the bottom half once.
this game has had all the fun taken out of it.
I think its time that your designers take a long hard look at themselves. I don't mind hard levels but you have to give people a chance.
think i'll be leaving this game once and for all. its become a total waste of time

Kaja said...

Congrats, after all these years you finally got me this far. I just deleted the game, goodbye.

Anonymous said...

what a stupid level. no chance of getting the score! cant even make it half way! whats their problem? not enough people beijng able to create levels to keep up with us? what do think when they invent a game? these slow down tactics are really starting to bore me zzzzzzzzzzzzz

Anonymous said...

First post, worst level

Anonymous said...

what a crap level! I am lucky if I get 10,000 points let alone 150,000! wheres my lucky board? think I will be here forever. I dont even enjoy playing timed levels ... when is there going to be skip button? i play for fun and to think out moves

Anonymous said...

So now that I have paid to get past this level they have made it 125,000 points in 40 seconds. this happens all the time as if they just want to collect some $$ before moving on and dangling another carrot. I just wish it would end.

Kickan said...

BORING BORING BORING BORING BORING

Anonymous said...

I am not paying to pass this level, If I don't pass it by Wednesday I am quitting the game. Their little trick is to make it somewhat possible and let it seem like you will get a sprinkle if you pay to continue... so sucks and I am not going to do it.... it would be one thing if it were reasonable and I wanted to pay to pass it cos I just wanted to move along. I am not going to pay them to build hopeless levels. Nope.... so we will see.... sigh... onward you lucky crushers....

Anonymous said...

OK I made it now that it was 125000 and 40 seconds and a whole lot easier to break through. I did it without boosters.... pretty frustrated crusher here..... happy to move on though.... onward crushers!

Anonymous said...

This is one of those levels which I designed to make money for them.

I have used enough candies, stripes etc on this level and will not spend any more until a fix is applied to this level.

What a rip-off

Anonymous said...

Oh the irony. Takes me a week to get passed this level and then get 260k. No boosters though :)

Anonymous said...

This is the second-worst level I have ever played (I once had a level that took months!). I don't know how much more patience I have. I was hoping this would come out for the mobile app, because I find timed levels are sometimes easier on a mobile. But no, I guess I have to wait another week--or hope I get a lucky board soon.

imlac said...

I finally got through this awful level. Had a few lollipops so when I had a colour bomb and a bit of time, I used 5/6 of the lollipops to create bombs which the colour bomb took out.

Anonymous said...

It's easier now, 125K target wt 40 secs. I started wt CB and wrapped/stripped candy (wish that it's at hp, can restart the game for best position). Anyway, those candies helped to open the bottom part. Easy after that.

Anonymous said...

I hate timed levels. I hate this timed level. The only good thing about it is that it's over so quickly that I can go about my day. Ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

It's official. I will never finish this level. It's not even remotely fun.

Anonymous said...

no need for tips and hints, king will let you through when ready. ridiculous 5 lives used in 8 seconds that beats the previous level by about 3 seconds, that's fun!!!!!!
takes longer to prove I'm not a robot that to play this level.

Anonymous said...

Been trying for 2 weeks now, still get nowhere close! Could be here forever. What a dreadful timed level!!!!

David Lanz said...

It seems like every time I come here to read the blog, I get the lucky board. 298,000 points just like that. Keep crushing!

Antony Cook said...

Timed levels are all about lucky boards and nothing else. I scored 110k on my first try at this level, maybe that was my lucky board and I missed my chance. Since then I cant get over 30k. Oh well, just a matter of time I suppose, but I am starting to play this game an awful lot less, it has become very boring with these seemingly impossible levels

billyrabbit said...

The amount of comments on this level says it all. Soul destroying crap!!

Anonymous said...

KING WE HATE TIMED LEVELS...........posting for luck and praying for a lucky board ......AGAIN......

Anonymous said...

5 lives last about 4 minutes on this level, if you are lucky and 2 hours and 30 minutes to refill. No fun at all, just another boring, tedious level

Anonymous said...

If you are willing to use boosters, this level is very easy: add an additional CB on top of magic helmet, as soon as game starts, use two hammers to knock blocker under timed bomb, use CB on timed bomb color immediately, with one more CB on board and board wide open, it is easy to get required score. PH

Anonymous said...

Another frustrating timed level! I hate timed levels more so the ones that are marked Hard! Haven't come even a quarter close to passing this level.

Anonymous said...

Posting for luck. Bhahahahaha, no really, I am..

Rick said...

Thanks PH for your suggestion. I have the Magical Helmet on my Android but I don't want to lose it so I used my iPad. I played levels 1, 2, and, 3 just to acquire the Magical Helmet. Then load another CB and striped/wrapped for good measure. I passed it on that try. Now I have both Magical Helmets on my 2 tablets, IOS and Android.

Anonymous said...

Glad that you passed this level without much of trouble. Just to clarify, load stripe/wrapped could be a bad thing because if it triggers cascading before mystery candy drops, then game is pretty much over. PH

Anonymous said...

Sorry, please ignore above reply, it should be for another timed level 2295, not for this level. PH

Charlie Charlie said...

What is the magic hat thing? I keep asking get as I've never seen one. How do I get one? What does it do? How can I pass this God awful level?

Anonymous said...

Very difficult. I too used the helmets and an extra bomb. Still nothing. Need lucky board.

Anonymous said...

125,000 points in 40 seconds is still a joke! This level still needs nerfing once again! Goodbye CC!😡

Gil said...

The Magic Dash is a feature that automatically available from time to time.
You need to pass levels without loosing any life i.e. first try.
You can see if it is available by entering to the cup/envelop info (top right on android).

Gil said...

Passed it on scond try using one color bomb from the magic helmet and form 3 more by myself.
For the last color bomb I used hammer even though I was way above the required points.
Finished with 461,160.
Good Luck.

Anonymous said...

I don't know how you all are passing this one. I think I lost all my five lives in about 5 minutes:(
Ms. Cookie, please help and send me a lucky board.

Never pay a cent Bobby said...

I've tried helmet with extra sprinkles; not even close. I usually can't crack open the bombs even with my boards.

Diana C said...

5th try, no boosters,the bombs went off and a sprinkle popped up and sent it over the limit.

SharonH said...

Posting for luck as I am not finding it "easy" to make combos! Haven't been able to get any score out of a few thousand! Going to be a long few days or week trying to get this one done without that lucky board...

Anonymous said...

I want what you were having:)
Ms. Cookie, help!!!!

Anon lafy said...

I HATE TIMED LEVELS!!!!!!!

After trillions of tries I got close, and bought 5 extra lives with my gold bars and THANK GOODNESS! It's done.

Anonymous said...

Another impossible level that makes it harder with my arthritis.

None said...

Look at all the comments King. And shockingly on a timed level. You SUCK King. Done with you . Deleting cc

None said...

What jackass is creating these timed levels. Completely impossible, they leave it for awhile and then make it easier. Fire this jackass and make FUN, DOABLE, levels.

None said...

Impossible

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Impossible

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Impossible

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Impossible

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Impossible

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Impossible

None said...

King are complete assholes

Martha said...

I finally passed this miserable level with a lucky board that got me to 114K. Bought 10 gold bars and was able to pass with about 150K. Thankful that is over!

Gofer said...

Reshuffling 6x?????? Ridiculous and many times there is only one move. This is an insulting level.

Anonymous said...

I followed PH's advice yesterday at 05:37 and finished on 2nd try. Level 2295 in my opinion is much, much harder.
Sharon

Kat said...

Got tired of not coming anywhere close. Got the helmet added sprinkle and wrap/stripe. That opened things up and away I went. When you have to use that much fire power- something's wrong.

Roberto said...

Very strange: on IPad hundreds of tries and not even close. On Android, made it on my second try.

Sage said...

Sage here: lots of comments. Lots of frustration. Suddenly I don't feel so old. Just determined. In the morning 2290. I will crush you! But then there's 2295? Oh my!

Charlie Charlie said...

Thanks Gil - I'll kept an eye out.

Anonymous said...

Finally done it, no boosters. You need to be very lucky to be able to make a sprinkle and match it with a colour that you have at least one bomb of. That's the secret but getting the arrangement for a sprinkle is pure luck.

Anonymous said...

You win candy crush. I just can't get one. Frustrated to the max.

Sage said...

Sage here: Level failed. You did not reach the goal! Demoralizing words.

Anon 1 said...

Nearly 100 comments.... says it all, really. I just got to 115000 and my finger hovered over the 'play on' button to buy more moves. But I resisted! How many people haven't? Say no more....

Anonymous said...

Lucky board I guess...third try. Got two sprinkles side by side and bam the rest a piece of cake. Over 335,000. Thank you candy crush. Good luck crushers!

Anonymous said...

Someone has to be paying king to buy boosters for levels like this. If they weren't, they wouldn't be making levels like this that make others quit for good. It's also enough for most of us to not play any other game ever again. So King is defeating it's purpose by not making these fun.

Anonymous said...

Need a lucky board CC, this one is very hard

Anonymous said...

You can tell somethings wrong by the number of posts. Doesn't matter if I use booster or not. I can barely break into the bottom. Only hope is waiting for the lucky board.

Anonymous said...

Done, done, done.

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely the WORST level ever! There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason. I've gotten as high as 78000 doing nothing and 25000 with boosters. I think it's time to say goodbye to Candy Crush. I've been at it a week now. I couldn't wait for my friend to catch up. She did and passed me! All luck! Jersey Girl

Never Pay a Cent said...

Took almost a week. I have no idea where my score came from. I was heading for the usual 10,000, got one speckle and action and the score was way over the requirement some how.

Anonymous said...

Need a lucky board

Sage said...

Sage here: praying for a lucky board posting for a lucky board.

Debi Davis said...

Followed Cookie advise, although still very difficult, finally opened the board up. Things fell nicely then. Three stars. Keep trying. I was on this level two days. Yes, I believe in lucky boards. Yours will come.

Anonymous said...

Played over 100 games can't even get close, need that very lucky board!!!!

Julie d said...

I am never going to pass this level, despite the fact it has supposedly been simplified. It's IMPOSSIBLE ! I cannot get even close ! Highest score about 80,000. Average score about 8,000 after many tries. Fed up, sort it out please king. At this level of the game we should not have to wait for so called lucky boards. You are insulting our intelligence. We want levels in which we have to rely on our skill, not luck.

Anonymous said...

Impossible. Posting for luck.

Anonymous said...

I cannot even imagine ever passing this level. What a nightmare 😭😭😭

Anonymous said...

The worst dumb-fuck level yet, can't even get to 10,000 most of the time. No tips, have to wait for a lucky board. FUCK those of you, who pay for boosters

- angry bird

Angela said...

Posting here for advice, I still never got my levels starting at 2286 on my android phone. I pistwd5 on King care and someone said I should do an update for cc on my phone. I thought that makes you lose all of your boosters. Y'all are the cc gurus so asking for your advice.

Anonymous said...

This is the worst level yet. Average score after numerous games is 10,000. I may try a few more times but it's time to get rid of CC, levels are getting worse and worse.

Anonymous said...

I don't have any mates at this level, I don't know what to do, nothing seems to work, I got 75,000 once but that's to little to buy moves, it would cost a fortune, help please

Anonymous said...

I brought my IPad on a trip with my husband so I would have something to do while he works.Timed level 2290:(. I get no timed candies falling at all, and haven't scored even close to the points.I cannot understand why CC would want people to give up after days of trying .Why waste time and stay frustrated?I have other games so I guess that is where I will go unless CC makes this level passable.

Anonymous said...

Posting for luck after days of trying.

Anonymous said...

Posting for luck, maybe that's the only way to get past this

Anonymous said...

A couple of other games that are fun if you need some time to fill are Cookie jam and Genies and Gems. That both have lots of variations on different levels, have boosters that can be earned without costing money and best of all you sometimes get 24 hours of unlimited lives for no reason. Oh wait, really best of all is that there are NO timed levels. I don't know how long I'll be stuck here but who cares, there are other games that are less frustrating and maybe soon King will finally get the point that timed levels are just not fun.

Anonymous said...

Level 2290 is so difficult, I never manage to get anywhere near the total required. Please wish me good luck for what must be 80th attempt, after 100 I will have to give up

didueverdoubtme said...

Had board very open at bottom..when i timed out a choc bomb hit a bomb and made score! Took about 8 tries

Doreen Price said...

Impossible level posting for luck

Anonymous said...

Amen to all the above. This is no fun anymore!

Anonymous said...

I've been stuck here for a day and it definitely no fun. Once I got to 105k but most of the time I'm struggling to even reach 20k. I need a miracle.

Anonymous said...

A miracle happened two tries later. A stripe/wrap combo blasted a big hole and a couple of sprinkle later my score was over 259k. Pure luck but I don't care.

Anonymous said...

Reading all these frustrating blogs, I can tell I'll be here a long time.

Anonymous said...

Did I say I don't like timed levels.?

Anonymous said...

This level is impossible. Can't get to the bottom of the board.

Anonymous said...

Waiting for a lucky board. Very frustrating!

Anonymous said...

No time for skill in the level. Boosters are no help. Waiting for a long time for a lucky board.

Anonymous said...

Not super hard level but impossible level. Time to quit this frustration. No slkill but luck only. No fun!

Anonymous said...

Even had a double chocolate sprinkle and no luck.

Anonymous said...

You made it till here and everybody complains about how hard the level is. Yes, it is hard, even marked as "super hard", and it is super hard so what do you expect? A challenge. Nice!! E
But everyone is personally insulted if a level is not solvable after 10 attempts. Yes, you need patience and a fairly good board (and if you do a CB, usw it soon for a color with 5sec or any color helping to open the lower board). Because the solution is "only" to get down and open the lower part of the board and then a little luck. I promise you, it is possible. Btw, after about 70 attempts I had 124900 points which meant to fail for 100 points, but did still not want to invest 10 gold because I knew one can make it without boosters. Needed another 40 attempts, then ended with about 270.000 points, You need patience and as I said little luck and you must be quick quick quick and use every vertical stripe you can make, the more the better. Later wrapped are better. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Tried at least 100 times with no luck. Patience is the key.

Anonymous said...

Still waiting for a lucky board. Can't make necessary combos. I know patience is the name of the game but this is getting boring. Not even close.

Anonymous said...

Helmets and booster aren't any help. Just a waste to use them. So frustrated!

Anonymous said...

No clue how to accomplish this level. Been on it too long with no success. Boosters don't help. Getting about ready to quit. Not fun anymore.

Anonymous said...

Can't get passed 40,000. Any suggestions? Been on this level for ever.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone passed this level on an iPad? No luck. Not close.

wendy green said...

Absolutely rubbish I hate times levels and this one is impossible, time to delete I think there are other better games about