Candy Crush Saga Level 3498 Tips and video

Hints and tips showing how to pass level 3498 Candy Crush Saga without boosters by Cookie
You have to collect 100 each of yellow candies and licorice to complete level 3498 Candy Crush Saga and at the time of writing there are only 25 moves to do it. I have not been able to complete this level without boosters since the moves were reduced so I would suggest you stock up on boosters from the helmet or the spacedash before you try it.
The best special candies are wraps, stripes don't go far and are easily blocked by the licorice but wraps will clear licorice and change lucky candies without being blocked.
Remember that if you are making specials you need to have at least one normal candy in the match, if there are only lucky candies you won't get a special they will just change into licorice or yellows.
If you get a colourbomb you can use it to change lucky candies or if you want to switch it with a stripe or a wrap you need to have some normal candies of the right colour on the board, lucky candies won't turn into stripes or wraps so it may be better to just switch a colourbomb with a single colour to change the lucky candies.
Getting cascades going is almost impossible as the lucky candies don't vanish from the board and allow more to drop, they change into whatever you need and stay there so cascades judt don't happen easily.
The video below was made with 30 moves but I will change it when one becomes available with 25.
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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.

136 comments:

Jo Geddes said...

I've only got 16 moves, I've no chance!!

james4eva934 said...

I have 19 moves on iPad and been playing for an hour but got nowhere close!!! Hardest level for about a year!!!

james4eva934 said...

A few minutes later I did it. Started with two colour bombs and was lucky enough to get a couple of cascades. A couple of hand swaps at the end helped. The clue is to make wrapped candies to make a explosions. Good luck all.

Appu said...

Use hand switch it works..

Anonymous said...

13 moves but 16 moves with space boosters, as well as extra colourbomb, wrap & stripe. Still took 3 goes and gold bars and switches. Totally unfair. Why do they keep cutting the number of moves.

Bear with me said...

Found this impossible with the number of moves I used cb wrap - but too many specials on the board so only a few wraps exploded. It certainly helped, but couldn’t get all the orders within the moves. Needed to spin the wheel 3 times to finish and collect everything. Not a fun level at all!

Cher said...

I’m done unless they change this one to 30 moves!

Anonymous said...

I have 19 moves and not even getting close, how anybody has completed this I just do not know? Posting for luck

Paul S said...

Just used the best part of an hours free play on this level. 16 moves no space dash or boosters used or hand switches : best result 60 liquorice and 38 yellow candies collected. Can't be done

Bonnie Anderson said...

Only 16 moves, cannot be done. It must be a mistake.

Bonnie Anderson said...

Me too! The video shows 30 moves, why is it that we only have 16?

Anonymous said...

16 moves or 19. Doesn’t make any difference.cant be done without all the gold you can get.cc is trying to force you to buy gold. I’m done

Anonymous said...

Done using the space dash, starting with all other boosters and several other uses of hand switches. Can’t imagine it’s remotely otherwise.

JT

Rick said...

I played this level 3498 in my iPad 7 times and with just 19 moves I was not even close and ran out of lives, so I played it on the PC. With 5 moves left, I use one my piñata boosters and I was able to complete it in one try. I don't think the piñata booster is available on mobile but the UFO is. If you have UFO in your mobile, it might help but it is not as good as a piñata.

Anonymous said...

16 moves on the laptop. Used the dash, lost it and have lost lots of hand switches and colored bombs..not even getting close...would be nice to get a lucky board..

Pjay said...

Arrrggghh

Paul S said...

Full space dash and all boosters, 6 or so hand switches and a couple of hammers plus 5 extra moves and done. Best advice is have 2 CBs aligned but don't start with them, play a few moves to bring checks and liquorice down then use 2 CBs

Anonymous said...

Full spacedash, one hour free colourbombs and one hour free lives and I didn't even got near ending this level. This level is made to put us on hold Intel next Wednesday I gues KING??? What a waste of time and pleasure to put in a level that cannot be beaten. You have to get 200 specials to finish with only 19 moves. That means that you have to catch 10 special candies in ONE move!!! Ridicoulas!!!

Anonymous said...

Posting for luck since this an impossible feat.

cookie56 said...

Posting for luck. 19 moves

Anonymous said...

I agree with anonymous at 8:45 on June 27. Very frustrating, no strategy. Ugh

Anonymous said...

Hey King, have a heart. This one's impossible with 16 moves. 19 moves isn't enough. Please help.

Anonymous said...

Impossible...even with full boosters. Done, done, done!

Unknown said...

that's only 16 moves on my smartphone... how am i gonna pass this level with just 16 moves ????? come on.... that's impossible..... please change it. THANKS

Anonymous said...

Another mental level..so glad I haven't spent any money on this game.

Anonymous said...

Ok, guess after playing for almost 5 years it's time to let go.

Anonymous said...

still 16 moves...got the space dash 3 more times...used more hammers and switches and I still end up with 30 or more of each to get....this is getting very boring....I have been playing this level for nearly 7 hours and still have not come even close!! Now I am trying without boosters and it ends up just as close as when I throw everything at it...

Anonymous said...

posting and hoping

Anonymous said...

Giving us impossible levels to complete. Spent way too much time on CC so it's farewell. It was good whilst it lasted and goodbye Aston Willa and a humbly opinioned EFL (english football league) good riddance.

At least Germany gives the rest of the world hope.

motherof4 said...

Finally finished using the full space dash plus the extra color bomb that I had for the hour. Needed two extra moves so I used 10 of my free gold bars to buy them.

Anonymous said...

Impossible level! Not even close. I spun the wheel using 10 gold bars and got fish! Ugh. Can’t imagine winning without a super lucky board. Cookie please help me

Anonymous said...

This level is the definition of insanity.

anonymous37 said...

I'm on strike. :(((

Anonymous said...

Posting for luck. Even with space dash and all the boosters this is impossible in 16 or even 19 moves. I’ve started with two CBS together , a CB wrap and a CB stripe. None worked. I guess if you have an endless supply of hammers and hand switches so you didn’t have to use up moves you might have a chance. But I don’t so I guess I’m out of luck. Every Weds it gets more and more impossible and less fun. Good luck everyone.

Anonymous said...

Impossible make whit only 16 noves , vidéo 30 noves, why .

Carol the elder said...

I used space dash plus all boosters and concentrated on CB/wrap combos and then as many wraps as I could make. I also followed Cookie's advice and always made sure a normal candy was in a match with lucky candy. I had to use my free gold bars for 5 more moves. I had already collected the licorice, but still needed anout 20 yellows. After the 5 extra moves ended I still had to collect only one yellow, so I forked over 16 more gold bars. After reading all the comments here, I am glad to have escaped!

Jhunt197821 said...

This level is not possible. This is Kings way of trying to hold people off till they get the next levels out. I have just deleted CC I have been stuck on many frustrating levels and still stuck it out but this is not playing the game this is a set up by king and I won’t waste my lives on it. After many long years it’s time to say goodbye! Sad for the faithful users to be scammed like this but it is what it is. Don’t waste your time or your lives on this level it is really impossible

Unknown said...

Agree! impossible

anonymous37 said...

Well, my strike didn't last too long. ;-) I tried many times with full space dash and finally got it like James4eva above did, though it still took several attempts. I reset till I got the two sprinkles side by side. I used 3 switch hands to be able to make some wraps. I got all of the licorice and was lucky enough (and yes, it was luck) to end up with a sprinkle with 11 yellows on the board (I needed 10). Ridiculous level.

Avroh said...

After 16 moves the video demo showed a combined 107 licorice and yellows still to be collected. So not very impressive at all. Wish that ordinary players were allowed to play the boards and move numbers that these experts get.

vvarinder sharma said...

only 16 moves its unfair , Difficult to complete this level in 16 moves ,plz fix this level on actual 30 moves

Anonymous said...

I play this game to de-stress and relax. A mindless fun escape. I believe that is why most play. The last few episodes have not been fun and not even close to relaxing. If King has permanently changed this game to impossible levels that don’t require strategy and can only be passed with MANY boosters, King will loose out in the long run. I don’t know if King reads this blog, but I hope the cooperation takes this advice to heart. There are too many other fun games for players to switch to for them to ignore their faithful players. Those of us at this level have played on while many have quit. Think about it King. The stats will prove me right, but by then, many of us will have moved on

Anonymous said...

You can give us even 50 moves on this board and still will be impossible!!!
I don't even care about a lucky board because this is the proof that you want us to spend money, well I'm done with this ........ (Put whatever word you want in the blank). Bye Bye KING

Anton A said...

PFL impossible. The closest I come to with 19(!) moves is all lucorice collected and about 30-40 yellows left.
PFL PFL PFFFFFL

Anonymous said...

Wow..here we go again!

Dog lover said...

Posting for luck luck luck luck. 16 moves impossible

Herbiedax14 said...

Had 19 moves and space dash, finished with one move left. Worked from the bottom of the board and lucky that a few wraps and sprinkles were made.

Edson Meinel said...

Impossible!

Anonymous said...

tried nearly a hundred attempts...no luck...finished my gold,lollipops n hands.....but still not able to finish it in 16 moves....i bet the creator of this level too will not be able to finish it in 16 moves.....its getting sick....please fix it up as soon as possible

Anonymous said...

Please king play fair. Add more moves to this level please.

TNC said...

Got this on my second try. Used CB on strip to begin. Got a CB wrap on next to last move which brought me to 10 yellows still needed so bought the extra 5 moves to finish. Lucky board, lucky me. Hang in there everyone, you'll get past this one. Barb

Stu said...

The extra moves made it possible

Anonymous said...

Well, when I went to play this morning, I had 22 moves. It took me two times to pass. I used some hand switches just to be done with it. There were a lot more special candies that showed up to help get rid of licorice and bring down more yellows. Hope everyone else has more moves today. Good Luck!

Edson Meinel said...

Level changed. 22 moves.

Anonymous said...

very very hard level. i used balloons to pop wraps instead of matching them. seemed to do the trick for me.I think if you use a booster it does not take away a move. I did start with full dash which will give you 3 extra moves. hang in there you got this far and you can beat this horrible level.

Pilofun said...

Try to create cascades. If you start with Space Dash, use the CB on the color with most on the board. Work close to the bottom when possble. Make each move take out as many as you can. Very hard. . I started with SD which gives three extra moves, and tried to use each special candy alone, making cascades with each move. Tricky but finally passed. Very hard level.

Anonymous said...

I see this level has six more moves today. Should be doable now.

Anonymous said...

Having trouble with this one.Help please.

John P said...

I don't know if this will work for everyone... But I concentrated on getting the licorice first then all my check marks were yellow.. Good luck

Anonymous said...

I can get enough of anything...and I wasted 2 pinatas. I quit!!

Anonymous said...

...can't, can't get enough

Anonymous said...

I am beginning to feel like I am not smart enough to play this game or either I am the unluckiest person on earth. HELP PLEASE!

Unknown said...

I only get 19 moves for level 3498! That's insane I wish I had 25 moves

Anonymous said...

Thank you CC for adding 6 more moves. With space dash it brought it up to 25. Used 5 moves extra moves with gold bars and finally finished.

Anonymous said...

Totally impossible. Please help! Lucky board needed.

Anonymous said...

Game may have changed, but I passed on my second try. Concentrated on using wraps to get rid of the licorice. I did wind up using a hand and a hammer to create a CB to use with a yellow on my last move.

Saartje said...

What is piñata?

th said...

Please help
Asking for luck

Anonymous said...

Agree with Paul S. Start with 2 color bombs aligned but don’t use them until you fill the board as much as possible with specials, yellows, and licorice. Then use the CB combo and you will likely get some cascades. Then go for wraps and stripes. This did it for me without any extras. - Boris

Roger75 said...

Posting for luck. Don't have access to any space dash...

Lynn K said...

I agree that this level sucks. I have been playing all day using bloosters and come no where close. I refuse to buy more moves. Good bye Candy crush.

Anonymous said...

I concentrated on getting the licorice first then all my check marks were yellow.

Anonymous said...

posting for luck this one is impossible without the lucky board.

Anonymous said...

Time to say goodbye c.c. not enough moves to pass this frustrating level.

pascorp said...

Like many others I need help, without it I am considering to quit...

pascorp said...

Thanks... I now passed just with a hammer

Anonymous said...

This one is impossible. Come on King , give me a fighting chance.

Roger75 said...

Finally passed! Lucky board with two (colour bomb + wrapped candy) solved my problem.
But maybe you need to play many many times till the proper situation occurs.

Anonymous said...

I have tried so many combinations in the hope of passing this horrible level. No such luck.

Mia Sliwinski said...

25 moves, hat filled with colourbomb and stripes and wraps. Did it with wraps, 3 moves left.

Anonymous said...

It just gets sillier, doesn't it? No skill or strategy will help here, except knowing that wraps are probably your best chance. It's become a truly dreadful "game".

th said...

asking for luck

Anonymous said...

Another ploy by greedy King to coerce players to spend money.
F U C K T H E M

Anonymous said...

So frustrated!! I am not getting anywhere. I’m not even close. I can’t stand theses levels that take hours and days to get through. There is nothing relaxing or pleasurable about this.

th said...

day 6
posting for luck

Dowerland said...

Also posting for luck, I must be losing my touch with this game!

Anonymous said...

Day 4 I have tried everything. Have no5 come close. Space dash ran out, used all boosters. Doesn’t seem to make a difference. Seems impossible.

liloldlady said...

Might be the toughest game so far. It seems to be rigged to hold us down and make profits by making us use all our boosters and spending money to more! Impossible to pass with so few moves. Very very frustrating. Not friendly at all and no fun anymore

Anonymous said...

since additional moves I’ve retried it and managed it on third attempt using boosters (didn’t have space dash or helmet). Try to start with colourbomb/wrap combination., then aim for as many wraps as possible. Still think it should be classed as “super hard”

JT

Anonymous said...

So many leaving cc - I'm about to join them and find a game I can actually enjoy again - these impossible levels are killing the fun. Please just send me a lucky board

Scott said...

Finally passed this level, combination of Morts helmet, lucky board, 5 hand switches, and the UFO. You need to make wraps as often as you can if you're going to have any chance of beating this level!

Anonymous said...

What.....fresh......hell..... is this.......

Anonymous said...

This level s no fun, I have no boosters left so can only play it with none. Have got the space dash but that didn’t help either. Even with several wrap/colourbomb combos still nowhere near completing. Probably time to delete this game and go out into the garden. Won’t be spending any more money on this game.

Frieda Loewen said...

What a difficult episode! Thankfully there were a few easier or at least quite doable levels on it as well. My very first piñata booster is what got me to win the impossible 3498 level, as well the hints about using the wraps, and the double CB. Now I wish I knew how I received the piñata and how to get more. Now celebrate Canada Day and wait till Wednesday for the new episode. Happy Canada Day to all!

Anonymous said...

Over this game! Thanks for all the tips and good luck to all!

Anonymous said...

Finally passed. Used less boosters than on previous tries. I truly got a lucky board. No strategy

liloldlady said...

This level could be so much fun if only there was a reasonable amount of moves. Still waiting for the lucky board!

Anonymous said...

You need to have built up a stack of boosters. Then Get the extra 3 moves from space dash. Tick extra bomb,stripe/wrap and special candy before starting. Switch some candy to make bombs and get to about 2 moves from the end. Then use approx 20 switches/2-3 hammers.
Absolutely ridiculous level.
No strategy - just a way to get everyone stuck and fed up with the game IMHO. Good luck from across the water.

Anonymous said...

I usually end with about 60 yellows and 40 licorice left before I run out of moves! You have to average a combination of 8 yellow and licorice per move to eliminate all 200 in 25 moves. If you could create some strong cascades, that may be possible. But the licorice alone blocks the cascades leaving you with eliminating 1, 2, or 3 per move. Those of you who have finished- congratulations! There is a point of fun and challenge, and there is a point of giving up because it is a waste of time. The makers of this game apparently are not smart enough to know that point. I have reached that point.

Anonymous said...

One of the many problems with this level is that a stripe/wrap combo won't clear anything especially below it and it has absolutely nothing to do with licorice blocking it.

Lynne said...

As usual, after many tries and getting fed up, I read and tried many of the above comments. I finally got through by a combination of them. I bought 60 coins with my piggy bank. I then started with space dash, chose all boosters and reset until I had 2 color bombs together. I played a few moves to get some check marks and liquorice on the board. I then switched the 2 color bombs together. Next I tried to make and detonate wraps, got one stripe wrap together and set off. I didn't have any hand switches or hammers to help me out. I ran out of moves and purchased 5 more moves because I was so close. Then had to purchase 5 moves again. That got me through. So I ended up using a good chunk of the $2.99 (?) piggy bank purchase to get through but since I was so close I just had to do it! I don't seem to be able to get through some of these games without resorting to using a bunch of booster. Great job those of you who never have to pay. I wish I were better

Anonymous said...

This level just needs at least 10 more moves. It already has 6 more moves than when I did it Wednesday. I got the one 15 more move slot on free extra move wheel. That's along with Space Dash plus the 1 hour chocolate @I won from Rami and a check booster.
But it is just sooooo boring!

Anonymous said...

As you start this level it says “Hard Level”, a more accurate description would be almost impossible level so don’t bother. I have never got below about 30 yellow when running out of moves and only once got all the liquorice and that after about 200 attempts. If this level isn’t changed I can’t see many people getting through it. I wonder if the developers ever try to get through some levels after they have put them up, probably not because then they would realise they are killing the goose that lays the golden egg!

Anonymous said...

Posting for luck again

Anonymous said...

Dropped to 80 yellows and 80 liquorice now, still can't pass!

Emsa8 said...

I didn't find it this hard as so many write. 22 moves/80 liquorices/80 yellow was the aim. Started without helmet or dash, but with a CB of Didi, wrap/stripe booster and checked booster of my own stock. Tried using wraps as much as possible, preferably CB with wrap. Needed only 20 moves. Maybe they changed it that it is easier now

Aron said...

You didn't find it hard because on Wednesday it only had 16 MOVES and you had to get 100 YELLOW and 100 LICORICE.

Anonymous said...

Not too bad now with only having to get 80 of each but still not a walk in the park either. Started with Mort's helmet, and worked on the bottom as much as possible to create cascades, concentrated on the licorice first, and used wraps wherever possible.
RA

S C said...

It’s absolutely not easier. It’s still satanic and demonic don’t forget EVIL (in my Austin Powers) voice. But I’m sticking to my guns I REFUSE TO BUY ANYTHING. If it’s a free game it’ll remain free. The author of this website often says use boosters like we have them just coming out of our ears. But anyway I got cheated out of my win after about 20 times. Then the so called lucky board comes.

Just wait be patient and use curse words under your breath. Whatever

Stacey said...

Impossible!!! Ugh. Not enough moves to even come close.

Anonymous said...

Wow! This is impossible! What is King trying to do to us! We made it this far! I hope it changes soon. I had full space dash! Jersey girl

Anonymous said...

I don't get it. King you get 0 stars now

Anonymous said...

Posting for luck

Randall Branham said...

Another ridiculous level,I have been playing candy crush for years and always found it relaxing. The last several levels are anything but enjoyable, they are a nightmare. Need another lucky board

Randall Branham said...

Please show a video for the way it is now

Randall Branham said...

Come on give us a break. This thing is impossible

Erik Kamp said...

Another ridiculous level, posting for luck

McT said...

So many comments...I have only 18 moves and no weapons....my tragedy is in getting enough yellows....where are they?...since I need 80 licorice and 80 yellows, but can only get about 30 yellows "hit", what else can I do?....I mean, I'm asking...can anyone help me out there?

McT said...

WOW....Really?....How?....Doesn't the fact that there are more comments than ever speak for itself?....Can you do something about this?....Sure hoping that if you can, it happens fast....a lot of people will be leaving over this level...

Teresa said...

OMG PLEAZZZZZZZZZZZZE fix this impossible level!!!

Anonymous said...

UGH....HORRIFIC!

Anonymous said...

not even getting close.

Anonymous said...

PLEASE HELP, KING 😕

Anonymous said...

Ridiculously impossible.

CCAddict said...

Start with Space Dash..3 extra moves.Start with CB and wrap.Make another CB and wrap.Game over..Phew!Retry this strategy if it doesn't work first time.Good luck

Anonymous said...

Posting for luck

agnes power said...

Can't get close only 18 moves impossible. Posting for luck and a lucky board

Kathy said...

Posting for luck. I can’t even get close no matter what combination of boosters I use.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Kathy. I'm not getting close and have tried different combinations of boosters. Posting for the lucky board. That's the only way I'm going to pass. Just hoping I get it quick.

Anonymous said...

Ok CC if you are waiting until I play 100 times before giving me a lucky board, I've done that. So please give me thT lucky board so I can move on.

Anonymous said...

Ok, one more round of 5 and then I'm done. Cb and wrap still didnt do it for me. Posting for luck for the last time.

Anonymous said...

HELP!!!!!!!!!! I need HELP!!!!!!!!! can you hear me CC. HELP

agnes power said...


HELP THIS LEVEL IS IMPOSSIBLE Posting again for luck and a lucky board PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!

Michelle Kurciviez said...

Well this might be the level that sends me packing!! Panda pop is fun so far lol

Anonymous said...

Not so hrd anymore, first go 7 moves left (out of 25).
Used full SD, Didi CB and one hand switch to create one more CB.

Easily done.
Good Luck!

Dieter Heinz said...

I got during the game several CB. So I had for the last move to spend 10 gold bars. Needed no booster. I had 22 moves