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Jelly level icon (Flash)

A jelly level

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Level 8 - First jelly level

Jelly levels (also known as Clear all the jelly levels) is one of the seven level types in Candy Crush Saga. This level type's icon is blue with a white square. Jelly levels first appear in Candy Town, the first episode, with the first jelly level being level 8. The panel shows how many jelly layers you need to clear [e.g. 45 jellies].

Jelly levels are the second most common level type in Reality, making up 28.86% of Reality levels. There are 2932 non-mixed appearances out of the 10160 levels. There are also 2397 mixed-mode levels requiring jelly, with a combined total of 5329 appearances.

Jelly levels are also the most common level type in Dreamworld, making up 45.71% all the levels, with 304 jelly levels of the 665 total levels.

On average, episodes have 6.5 jelly levels. Every single episode usually has 6-10 jelly levels. However, after Taffy Treetops, few episodes have more than 6 jelly levels. In the first four months of 2018, a handful of timed levels were changed into jelly levels. However, after the introduction of order-ingredients mixed levels, they start becoming less common due to the increased commonality of mixed levels.

Jelly levels were once considered the hardest level types, as many of the hardest levels, such as 1467, 1565, 1897, 1957, 2069, 2357, 2403, 2454, 2502, 2546, 2666, 2676, 3024, 3156, 3164, 3165, 3278, 3996, 5146, 6252, 8576, etc. are all jelly levels. For the most part, the early-mid jelly levels tend to be the type of levels that end up being marked extremely hard more commonly. The list can go on and on, as many non-infamous levels can turn out to be hard. If you don't clear all the jelly, you will fail the level.

Objective[]

Info on web
(Crush all jelly Single-Jelly.png)

Info on mobile v1.71

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Jelly level icon on mobile

Jelly order icon

Jelly level map icon (old)

To complete jelly levels, the player must remove all the jelly on the board. On many jelly levels, it is harder than it seems. The jelly is translucent in appearance, and can only be broken if a candy on the square with jelly is removed. Once all the jelly on the entire board is removed, the player completes the level.

In level 9, double jellies are introduced. These jellies are white and take two hits to be destroyed. They can be very annoying when appear in large numbers, but they are the norm in most of the jelly levels.

Jelly fish are helpful for this type of level, but it is not absolutely recommended to buy the booster. It can be helpful for very hard jelly levels since they can respawn multiple times within the move limit (rate of spawn varies). If they are destroyed, it will help clear 3 jelly squares. Another neat feature about them is that they can reach jellies behind blockers (except for liquorice swirls and liquorice locks).

If you use Jelly Fish and combine it with Colour Bomb, then Jelly Fish of a colour will spawn. It can be either 10 or 20 (depends on the number of candy colours) and will go for the jellies. It has the same effect as Candy Crush Soda and Jelly Saga.

When all jellies are eliminated, Sugar Crush is activated - 3 jelly fish per remaining move will swim onto the screen and eat random candies.

Web description[]

The board behind the candy is covered in jelly. Remove the jelly by matching candy on top of it. If you still have jelly left when you run out of moves, you will fail the level.

Difficulty[]

Reality[]

How to play (mobile)

How to play (old)

Jelly levels are consistently among the harder type of levels in this game. Many of the extremely hard levels are jelly levels. Some not known levels are not the hardest, but overall when you compare an average candy order or ingredient level, it is generally harder.

There are more double jellies in the game than single jellies. At higher levels, regular jellies rarely appear. Luckily, double jellies are the most amount of jellies you have to clear in 1 square. However, levels with five-layered frosting require 7 hits to clear 1 block of double jelly, and a liquorice shell requires 3 special candy hits first.

The biggest issue when with dealing jelly levels is that you have to destroy the candy on top of the square. This can be easy to say that and for King to design that but it is the most difficult task in the game. At times, it is hard to find a regular candy match in the corners, especially on the bottom or in small islands of tiles.

Certainly, there are plenty of jelly levels designed so that a normal candy match does not solve the problem and only a certain special candy will hit the square.

Jellies with no candy on top of it cannot be destroyed by lollipop hammers and sweet teeth. However, other elements can still destroy jellies. This makes colour bombs harder to use as the candies aren't on top of the jellies.

Jelly fish are provided in some levels. However, players must make very good use of them to win. Many times players lose the level because the jelly fish is set off at the wrong time and hits a square that can easily be cleared manually. Level 342 is a great example of this and it requires luck for the jelly fish to hit the right square.

Due to the commonality of jelly levels, this is arguably the biggest reason why this game is hard. Also, many people tend to be stuck at a jelly level for days if not weeks and months. Level 65 used to be the dead worst of the hardest level of all time, until it got nerfed. Level 147 got another nerf even bigger than what level 65 got. However, as more big nerfs came by, so did harder jelly levels.

Later episodes tend to have harder ingredients or candy order levels. However, jelly levels tend to be quite hard, especially when they are a part of Mixed Mode levels.

Overall, jelly levels are not only the most hated types of levels, but are also very boring to play. Level 461 may be an extremely hard level, but it is may or may not be as boring as thought.

Dreamworld[]

How to play (Dreamworld, mobile)

Jelly levels are not as difficult in Dreamworld as Reality. The main reason they are not as difficult is because the moon struck rips a lot of jellies due to massive cascades. As long as a candy is destroyed, a layer of jelly will be cleared. This effect is stronger with 6-coloured levels as there are 2 candies removed from the board, causing lots of combinations just by the moon struck alone. Also, a larger board creates a bigger effect.

They do seem to have fewer moves but it does not require as many moves to finish as Reality. Most hard jelly levels, in reality, are truly easier in Dreamworld. The most notable levels are levels 65, 147, 197, 213, 275, etc.

However, there are also very difficult jelly levels in Dreamworld. These levels usually have some of the following features:

  • Their moon scale is extremely unstable (usually with only 8 candies for 5-colour levels or 7 candies for 6-colour levels at most). Also, their moon struck is usually short.
  • The number of moves are far fewer than their Reality counterpart, like level 116 and 338.

Trivia[]

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  • The jelly fish during Sugar Crush used to give a very high score. However, they were nerfed once and give almost no points on Flash until the Fungi Forest update. No reason was given for this, but it used to make levels like 183 almost impossible. However, this change has never taken effect on mobile.
    • The nerfing of the jelly fish seems less critical on later levels which require plenty of moves to clear the jelly.
    • However, later mobile versions (1.60 later) do not have jelly fish during sugar crush, but striped candies will spawn instead. As of now, it has been reverted.
  • On Flash, upon clearing all jellies, the jelly area of the board will shine after the clearing cascade.
  • On Flash, as well, the jelly level icon has only one jelly square.
  • It is possible that there could be a level with less required jellies than total jellies in the future.

    Before the release of Sweet Surprise, the jelly level icon in the map is different. The old map of Caramel Cove.

  • Before the release of Sweet Surprise, the icon of jelly level in the map is like a square with four squares inside and one of the squares is shaded. However, this design has been used for HTML5.
  • Starting double jellies truly appear more than starting single jellies. This can make jelly levels much harder.
  • Levels 50, 150, 250, 350, 450, 550, 750, 850, 950, 1050, 1150, and 1350 are all jelly levels, but level 650 is a candy order level, and level 1250 is an ingredients level.
  • Level 118, 418, 718, 1018, 1318, 1618, 2218, 2518 are all jelly levels but level 1918 is a moves level and level 2818 is an ingredients level.
  • Level 170, 470, 770, 1070, 1370, 1670 are all jelly levels
  • Jelly levels are the only levels where jelly fish can be used as a booster.
  • Jelly levels tend to be found in trends. Trends of 3 jelly levels are somewhat common. The largest trend of jelly levels is 7 in Nerdy Nebula. Some episodes have trends of 6 jelly levels such as Glittery Grove.
  • Blueberry Brush, Kooky Kingdom and Praline Pavilion have only 1 jelly level that is not a mixed level.
  • All full-length worlds end with a jelly level except World 7 (Flash) and World 10, which are ingredients levels, and World 11, which is a candy order level.
  • Level 623 used to be a jelly level, but it was a duplicate of level 608. It was later changed to an ingredient drop level when Bonkers Bakery was released.
  • The music used for the jelly levels in HTML5 is the ingredient levels as on the web version. On Flash, it has the same music as the moves levels.
  • There is a little trend in Dreamworld where very easy jelly levels are very hard or higher in Dreamworld. This is usually because of more colours, unstable moon scales, blockers, or fewer moves than its Reality counterpart.
  • Some timed levels become jelly levels in Dreamworld version. 84, 151, 198, 204, 267, 343, 373, 433, 462, and 618 are examples.
  • Jelly levels are celebrated at Marmalade Moon. Furthermore, both jelly levels with blockers spelling out JELLY are very hard.
  • Bonbon Beanstalk, Apricot Alley, Licorice Luna, Spicy Shop, Radiant Resort, Gumball Gorge, Fizzy Factory, Marzipan Meadow and Nougat Nebula are episodes without jelly levels that are not mixed levels.
    • There never have episodes without non-mixed jelly levels to have non-mixed ingredients levels, but there are in vice versa.
  • In the past, on the web version there wasn't an objective pane about the number of jellies remaining. This pane was added with the release of Scrumptious Studio.
    • Meanwhile, on mobile, the objective pane showed the target score of current level. When v1.71 was released, it also included this change, but in a different manner of "remaining / total" format.
      • However, when the format of the level display changed on version 1.11x, the counter changed to a similar style as jelly in mixed levels.
    • On versions before 1.196, it does not distinguish between single and double jelly. It also counts every uncleared jelly square as a single point value, whether if the jelly is a single or double jelly. Therefore, a level with 81 double jellies remaining, is listed as having 81 jellies, rather than 162 from version 1.196, due to the jelly counter showing jelly layers instead of jelly squares to adapt with clone games such as Cookie Jam.

      The jelly counter for level 696 shows "104" instead of "52" for 52 double jellies.

  • Candy Crush Jelly Saga also has a level type with the same name, jelly levels. However, the player must spread them instead of removing them. The mechanics are even harder!

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Notable jelly levels[]

Level 8 - The first Jelly level

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