Candy Crush Level 1-5 Guide

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Level 1

Goal: Get at least one star within the given available moves

Available Moves: 10 on Facebook, 6 on mobile

One Star: 650/300 points
Two Stars: 2,200/400 points
Three Stars: 3,700/500 points

First of all, welcome to the Candy Crush Saga! Since you are on the first level of the saga, this will be a pretty easy one. As an introductory tutorial, let me tell you how you can achieve the goal of this level using these tips and strategies. Enjoy!


1. Normal Combos
The idea is to switch candies in order to match at least three candies of the same colour. This is the most basic way to get points in this game.

2. Special candies
Special candies are made when you match four to five candies of the same colour. Specific instructions for this can be found in the later levels, since Level 1 would just require you to make normal combos.

3. Special candy combos:
Now, this is the real thing! Special candy combos are made by pairing two special candies together! These combinations will get you bigger points! More details on how to make special candy combos can be found on the later levels!

Level 1 specific tips:

For Level 1, simply follow the tutorial that will guide you throughout the game so you won’t get confused. I know we all hate that introductory tutorial and would want to jump straight into the game, but it really pays to follow them. Candy Crush can get confusing at first, you know? Well, good luck crushing candies!



Level 2

Available Moves: 15 moves
Goal: Get at least one star within the given available moves
One Star: 1,900 points
Two Stars: 2,100 points
Three Stars: 2,400 points
Level 2 is still an introductory level, and I’m sure you won’t have any problems cracking this one. However, you will be introduced to special candies in this level. So, this guide will tell you more on how to make special candies and special candy combinations. These score magnets will really help you later on, so read up!
Special candies:
1. The striped candy:
This is done by matching four candies of the same colour in linear fashion. Striped candies, when detonated, clear off either an entire row or an entire column. That’s pretty sweet, eh?
2. The wrapped candy:
To get a wrapped candy, you need to match four candies to make them form an ‘L’ or a ‘T’ shape. Detonating a wrapped candy would clear all candies that are in the immediate vicinity of the wrapped one.
3. The colour bomb:
Colour bombs form when you match five candies of the same colour. Colour bombs clear out all of one colour in the board. For instance, if you match a colour bomb with a blue candy, it will clear all blue candies that are present on screen.

Getting stars in Level 2 is a piece of cake especially with the help of the tall guide man. Just make sure to make a lot of special candies, so you can beat your friends’ high scores, too! Have fun!


Level 3

Available Moves: 18 moves

Goal: Get at least one star within the given available moves

One Star: 4,000 points
Two Stars: 6,000 points
Three Stars: 8,000 points

Level 3 is where the real fun starts in Candy Crush. The board has so many opportunities for special candies, and you won’t have to worry about that target score at all. For this level, you will be experimenting on special candy combos. Here’s how you do that:

Special candy combinations:
1. A pair of striped candies.
Match two striped candies and they’ll clear one column AND one row of candies for you! The amazing thing is that the striped candies don’t even have to match colour!

2. A pair of wrapped candies:
Matching two wrapped candies (of any colour) would trigger a huge explosion, clearing twice the number of candies cleared by a single wrapped candy.
3. A pair of colour bombs:
A pair of colour bombs would clear every jelly that are currently on board and replaces them with new ones. This one’s pretty sweet, although it can be hard to chance upon!
4. Striped + wrapped:
Combine one striped and one wrapped candy to immediately clear three rows and three columns of candy!
5. Striped + colour bomb:
Match a colour bomb with one striped candy and it would transform all candies that are the same colour with your striped candy, and make them all striped candies!
6. bomb + wrapped candy:
Match these and they’ll clear out TWO colours off your screen!
Experiment on all of these and you’ll get past Level 3 in no time. Good luck!


Level 4

Available Moves: 15 moves

Goal: Get at least one star within the given available moves

One Star: 4,500 points
Two Stars: 6,000 points
Three Stars: 9,000 points

From the last guide for Level 3, you’ve learned how to make special candies and special candy combinations! Well, level 4 is all about that. 15 moves are not plenty, and getting 4,500 points can be hard if you just make regular 3-candy matches. So, here’s how you can conquer this level:

1. Work from the bottom:
Logically, working from the bottom means that you’ll get cascade matches, or combinations that form accidentally when the candies are shifted around. It would be ideal if you can get matches on the bottom most rows, since that would shift the most candies and could trigger a good cascade effect!

2. Make special candies every chance you get!
Opportunities to make special candies can present itself to you, but you have to make them yourself sometimes. This means you’d have to strategize and shift the candies around so you’d get matching colours together. Never settle for a 3-candy match when you can make it a 4 or even a 5-candy combination! Be creative!

3. Hold on to your special candies:
Unless you’re down to your last few moves, do not detonate your special candies immediately upon formation. Remember that special candy combinations would earn you more points, so try to always pair special candies with one another, and have fun with the amazing effects!

4. Connect your mobile game to Facebook, and add a lot of friends who also play Candy Crush:
You might have noticed by now that Candy Crush allows you only 5 games at a time. However, if you have friends, they can lend you extra lives, so you won’t have to wait lengthily for your lives to regenerate.


Level 5

Available Moves: 20 moves

Goal: Get at least one star within the given available moves

One Star: 5,000 points
Two Stars: 8,000 points
Three Stars: 12,000 points

Level 5 is where the challenge begins. As you notice, the game board is irregularly shaped, with gaping voids here and there. Sure, getting one star is pretty easy, but getting three stars is a real challenge! So, here are some effective tips to ace this Candy Crush level:

1. Skip the tutorial:
You can make better combinations than the ones suggested by the tour guide. I know by now you know your way around the game, so you can disregard the in-game tutorial already.

2. Don’t miss the spinning wheel:
Remember that you are entitled one spin every day, and the booster won is free. Just click on the spinning wheel and press stop any time to claim your daily booster. Boosters really help you in this game, so don’t miss the chance to earn them for free!

3. Do not fixate on one part of the game board!
Make your eyes roam around until you find the best move! This way you make every move count, and make sure you’re not missing any special candies in the making! Take your time, and have fun!