Candy Crush Saga Level 3497 Tips and video

Hints and tips showing how to pass level 3497 Candy Crush Saga without boosters by Cookie
You have to collect countdown bombs to complete level 3497 and only have 14 moves to collect 45 bombs. This is an almost impossible task without boosters so it is a good idea to get a colourbomb and a stripe/wrap combo from the helmet or spacedash and get the colourbomb next to the stripe or wrap before you make a move. This should give you a good start in collecting the bombs.
The only way to collect enough bombs is to continue to make colourbombs and stripes or wraps, but this is not easy because the candy cane fences restrict the board quite a lot.
I did complete this level once using a colourbomb/stripe combo at the start but forgot to turn the recorder on so the only videos I have at the moment are for before the change when there were only 30 bombs needed. 
I will replace the video when I have one.

As promised here is the latest video with 14 moves and 45 bombs
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If the level you play is different from the one here it is because the developers have changed it since I played and I have no control over this. Please let me know in the comments and I will try to change it.

102 comments:

Bear with me said...

I found a check mark booster really helped once I collected the initial bombs with a wrap cb combo. Since this is a task level, the quicker you collect the number needed, the less you have to worry about the bombs detonating.

cookie56 said...

Posting for luck.

Anonymous said...

Impossible level to pass. Please add more time to the bombed king.

Roger75 said...

Posting for luck.

Anonymous said...

Posting for luck

Anonymous said...

45 bombs now

Rita B. Sepulveda said...

Impossible!!! 45 bombs, 15 moves and only 8 moves of the bombs. Pls help

liloldlady said...

Totally agree with the above-mentioned comment.
Please more moves or fewer bombs!
It's more fun when we get doable levels.

Anonymous said...

Impossible levels are not fun and I'm about done with this game. Please send me a lucky board

Anonymous said...

The bombs are a freaking 8 moves on an Android. What absolute crap is King doing?

Anonymous said...

Maybe the check mark will help... Unfortunately, I have so few that I hesitate to waste one. I had a lucky cascade that wiped out most of the bombs, but I still needed many more. Not even coming close.

Anonymous said...

this game is all about money anymore. its not fun or challenging. I have had it. so therefore I QUIT...ON TO CLEANING MY HOUSE WHICH I HAVE NEGLECTED !!

Cbass said...

Come on, get real this is hopeless as it is

Martha Allen said...

Impossible !!! Finding another game to play. This used to be fun!!!!

Anonymous said...

On PC app version, it's 45 bombs and the bombs now have a countdown of 6, with 14 moves. Seriously?

Anonymous said...

Mort's helmet and check mark booster. Reset until I had CB and wrap next to each other and there were lots of candies on the board same color as the wrap. I ended up using 10 of my gold bars to keep playing with 1 bomb left to collect, but I got past this nasty level.
RA

Anonymous said...

IMPOSSIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

S C said...

Ok so I have a CB to start then I restarted the the board until I saw a possibility of another CB. I did three moves then used the two CB on two moves received another CB then I noticed I COMPLETED it. Wow.

Zanne said...

On the board I have, the bombs have only 6 moves to start. Got lucky with 2 CB at the bottom and a wrap/stripe that didn't take out the bombs at the beginning. Saved the 2 CB until bombs down to 1, and it all sort fell into place.

Anonymous said...

Have started this level a few times using boosters but they still don't make much of a difference with those bombs on an 8 moves countdown ..posting for luck

Anonymous said...

Correction on the above comment ..just 6 moves for those pesky bombs not 8 !!! this level seems impossible !!!

Anonymous said...

These levels are designed to force us to use boosters multiple times before passing.

Anonymous said...

Horrible horrible frustrating level !!! ..this is my 3rd comment on this ( the 2 above comments so 3rd time lucky ) ..i have used boosters ..gold bars to get past this level & got down to needing just 1 bomb but had ran out of things to use !!!

Anonymous said...

Passed this level a few moves later after making the above 3 comnents ..not sure what happened as it was so quick but didnt use any boosters or gold bars so it can be done ..good luck to anyone stuck on this level as i thought it was the end of cc for me .

Unknown said...

This may be the level that I quit candy crush. 14 moves to collect 45 bombs that have a countdown of 6. Impossible to pass.

Unknown said...

Went to a lower easy level to collect color bomb stripped wrapped candy and +3 moves. Then I used 2 color bombs and restarted the game until the two CB were next to each other. I still needed a hammer for a bomb that was about to detonate but I did pass the level.

Anonymous said...

Posting for luck
Hoping to crush
Find out who I am
And I'm going to blush!

Anonymous said...

Another BS level from King designed to frustrate it's players and or spend money! I'm done!

Anonymous said...

Add me to the bunch who is quitting. I am not going to spend one more second wasting my time on this one. King is obviously out of ideas.
Why don’t they just end the game instead of making stupid levels? Enough already.

Anonymous said...

Add me to the I’ve had enough list! I have only given King 99 cents since level 1000.not planning on giving any now. This level is pretty impossible with only 6 moves before bombs explode.

Teresa said...

What the hell this is impossible!!!!!

Giorgos said...

Are you kidding?? You make us quit...

Anonymous said...

SERIOUSLY, KING.....this is ABSURD!

Anonymous said...

Posting for luck

Selly Zarminda said...

Imposibble!!!

Kathy said...

Posting for luck.

Bev said...

It seems like it would take one very amazing lucky board to get this one.. Its impossible to do with 6 count bombs.. and that candy cane stuff... Posting for luck but I don't have a lot of hope here...

Bev said...

and the next time I played this level, I got an amazing lucky board.. happy to be able to get to the next level...

Unknown said...

Made it with 3 lollipops and 1 handswitch. It’s doable with a bit of luck.

Dawn Darden said...

I agree - impossible without a tremendous amount of luck!!

Pauska said...

This game has a long time been nothing else but waiting for lucky boards. The King guys should understand that they make the players to quite more than buy boosters.

Pamela Damm said...

Is this a game or a money pit!!!!!!!!!!! Ridiculous level!

danddely said...

This game or certainly this complete level is just about making money, this has to be the worst ever run of levels I have had the displeasure of playing, would be stuck on levels for days on end! Time to put this game to bed as many others have done, more a case of driving your customers away! Not a smart strategy from King. I too had only 6 on bombs in 14 moves!

Jacqueline Cuijpers said...

Its impossible to do with 6 count bombs

Jonno65 said...

King you absolute bunch of ....ers! Your developers are a shower. Now quitting this nonsense as these levels are ridiculous and I am not lining the coffers of you greedy .......s. even the so called easy levels are booster intensive. Had enough and want to spend my time on better things now.

Anonymous said...

Totally not fair. My bombs are set to explode at 6...Some have 13. This is no longer fun.

Dieter Heinz said...

Please, King, take away this helmet and space dash or give it to all of us.

Anonymous said...

Onmogelijk, niet te doen,stoppen is de optie

Pamela Damm said...

This level is ridiculous!!!! I'm done until is made more fair!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Another boring horrible level
No funny, ridiculous
Posting for lucky board ?
Bye bye

Wendy Cameron said...

Sort it now.

Anonymous said...

Not possible!!! Bombs only 6 on the countdown!!!! Stuck forever.

Chrissy said...

I have less moves than you and 45 bombs. Tiresome and frustrating.

Chrissy said...

Plus in addition to my other comment the bomb goes off in 6.

Ness Mc Murphday said...

Less moves and bombs go off in 6.
Then I get an hour free😠 No chance..this is impossible ffs!

Dolce’ said...

Ridiculous! 14 moves! Bombs go off in six counts, there’s tons of licorice, and you have to get 45 bombs!!!! Absolutely insane!!! they are forcing us to quit. they sure have taken the fun out of the game! 🤬😡🤬

Unknown said...

Terrible!!! Not able to pass this level!!!

Unknown said...

Vou desistir. As bombas estourando em 6 movimentos, é impossível. Tchau.

Anonymous said...

Posting for luck

Anonymous said...

not going to play until they change the board, is just impossible to play and waste of time

Anonymous said...

Worst level ever, some impossible level at least you have chance with lucky board, this one is totally impossible

Anonymous said...

If it was impossible with 8 bombs how are we going to manage with 6. Definitely need a miracle or a lucky board please

Anonymous said...

i guess king is not going to do anything about this level, so is a bye bye for me

Vivien said...

Mmm another awful level just hoping for a lucky board

Montserrat Ortega said...

On the video the bomb countdown is 13, while now it's just 6. If you say that with 13 is impossible without boosters, what about 6? Not affordable to clear them with such a short countdown. This kind of levels make no fun. Please change it.
As usually, posting for luck.

Anonymous said...

This is totally fake. The countdown on the bombs is 6 not 13. If you say it is impossible without boosters when they are 13 what possible hope have we got when they are 6???? Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Montserrat Ortega said...

Further to my previous comment I have to say that I got the lucky board and passed without boosters. With a wrap/stripe combo that cleared 3 of the bomb lines and hit a cb. This gave a second cb that could match with a blue striped candy, having a lot of blues on the board. With that I was quite done but collected a third cb that was the final key. Incredible! I'm glad being rid of it. But King: please do not place such frustrating levels...

Veronica said...

Waste of time unless prepared to pay! Or very lucky board plus boosters

Anonymous said...

This used to be a fun game that I enjoyed. Now it’s just a joke. Don’t even look forward to playing. My play time has dwindled tremendously. Good job King. Run us off!!!

Anonymous said...

Impossible with 6 countdown bombs.

Carrie Chik said...

Terrible level! Post for luck or else impossible to complete

Aussie said...

The King staff need to get off the drugs. I refuse to buy boosters to feed their habits. Cookie needs to get rid of the "without boosters" claim. That died weeks ago. Not playing until this level is fixed.
*Bomb fuse too short.
*Fences too hard.
*Too many colours.

gowri ramdas said...

Pl waiting for developers help n thus posting for luck bec I love the game

Anonymous said...

I Need a Lucky Board . Impossible Level

Anonymous said...

Nasty level, impossible without lucky board, help needed

Anonymous said...

Seriously??? Time to quit. This is just stupid.

Anonymous said...

been stuck for a week dont think king will change the level, so i guess is time to find another game, disappointed after so many years of playing.

Edward Shorey said...

Ok. Posting for luck the only way on this.

Anonymous said...

I can't pass the level even with boosters. The developers are doing a very good job in creating frustration. Such a nonsense...

Maiga said...

Impossible level,posting for luck

Unknown said...

Impossible! Can not understand the rational behind levels not giving a fair chance to the players. A lucky board needed!

Unknown said...

Impossible!!! 45 bombs, 15 moves and only 6 moves of the bombs. Pls help

Anonymous said...

Ridiculous level... no challenge, absolutely boring and impossible to complete with only 14 moves and a countdown of 6 on the bombs... Time to try and quit this pointless addiction...

Anonymous said...

Countdown is now at 10 on IOS.

Anonymous said...

HAVE I MENTIONED HOW MUCH I HATE THE CANDY FENCES???? DO THEY EVER GO AWAY IN HIGHER LEVELS?? uUGH

Anonymous said...

Lucky board please

Grandma said...

This is super hard LUCKY BOARD PLEASE

Jules said...

Looking for luck, again...

Anonymous said...

Impossible, posting for luck

Lizzie said...

How is this not even considered a hard level? It’s a super hard level and completely unrealistic
I think king do this every few level just to get attention

Anonymous said...

Thus whole episode has been about lucky boards and no thinking. Most of the levels were " no more moves, switching" that's not about skill. Very boring and absolutely frustrating, going back to poker game!

Becky said...

Wow! Must be making all the wrong choices on moves! Getting nowhere! Luck please!

Anonymous said...

Will need a little bit of luck

anoniem said...

Please give me some luck CC.Thanks.

Anonymous said...

The reset button is now a quit button and takes a life if you use it!! On both pc and mobile devices

Sue Harvey said...

So need that lucky board for this one

Anonymous said...

Just am finding this impossible... I am getting put off candy crush now.. and I noticed i am playing less..
No fun in this game anymore

Anonymous said...

I can't reset any more without losing a life and any boosters I've chosen to use. What sorcery is this? Also if I log out and back in I used to keep my space dash but not any more. ��

Deborah Vaughan said...

Impossible and no fun anymore! Need help on this one

Katericia said...

Publicar para la suerte!!!!

Anonymous said...

impossible, far too hard

Anonymous said...

16 bombs left is the closest I have been. Just impossible with this many bombs. Really need a lucky board