This level is currently nearly impossible to beat without boosters (or even with boosters). This is probably caused by a design error or a glitch, or an objective which requires extreme insane luck to fulfill. This level is currently one of the hardest, if not the hardest level in the game. Please remove this template when the level is nerfed.
Level 2699 is the ninth level in Balloon Barn and the 199th mixed mode level (196th jelly-ingredients). To pass this level, you must clear 39 double jelly squares and collect 1 cherry in 34 moves or fewer.
When you complete the level, Sugar Crush is activated and will score you additional points.
The requirement of the player to swap the ingredient 6 times, even without the jellies, is an extraordinarily hard task even with 4 colours, and make this level almost impossible to pass. It was suspected to being the hardest level in the game as well.
Four colours make it easy to clear the frosting as well as to create special candies.
The board opens up very early in gameplay, and long cascades are produced, wherein colour bombs and other special candies form spontaneously, clearing more blockers and increasing the score.
The conveyor belts assist in clearing the frosting and jelly by making matches between moves. However, the same effect also interferes with the player's ability to move the ingredient to the exit column.
The four conveyor belts are not connected to one another (the entrance to each is connected to its own exit), which means they do not assist in moving the ingredient to the exit column.
The chief difficulty in this level is dropping the ingredient, which spawns in column 2, but can only exit in column 8. The player is required to move the ingredient to the right six times using matches.
The tops and bottoms of the conveyor columns are isolated, and the conveyor belts carry the ingredient into these isolated areas, limiting the times when the player is able to move the ingredient.
The jellies and the ingredient are both worth 88,000 points, which is more than the one-star target score.
Focus entirely on moving the ingredient to the exit column. Initially, you'll make one or two initial moves against the frosting, whilst waiting for a useful match to move the cherry, but beyond that, the conveyors and cascades will do in the frosting and jelly entirely, without player effort.
In general, pay attention to the placement and movement of candies on the conveyor belts to avoid setbacks in ingredient positioning.
Similarly, when the ingredient is on an upward-moving conveyor, if it cannot be moved right, make matches below it to keep it from going out of range and re-emerging from the bottom.
On the last conveyor, pick a colour from the exit column, and line up two candies of that colour above the ingredient, or place one above and one below. Make matches on the adjacent columns to avoid these candies being removed with conveyor movement. Either of these patterns will give you an exit match. (It is easier to do this here than on the central conveyors because the exit column cannot be matched to the right.)