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Level 289
Level 289 Dreamworld
Level type Objective new
Orders Color bomb (trans): 1   Orangecandy order: 100   Purplecandy order: 100
Moves 45 Dreamworld
Target score 1star (trans): 10,000 pts
Blockers Liquorice Swirl new  Five-layered Icing new
Other features Liquorice swirl cannon new
Colours 5
Red Orange Green Blue Purple
Spaces 68
Difficulty Extremely Hard
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Ingredient drop new Jelly new
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Level 289 was the fourteenth level in Funky Fortress and the 61st candy order level in Dreamworld. To pass this level, you must collect 1 colour bomb, 100 orange candies and 100 purple candies in 45 moves or fewer. When you complete the level, Sugar Crush is activated and will score you additional points.

The following factors made this level hard to pass and even earn three stars:

  1. Five colours instead of four making it harder to create special candies.
  2. Tons of five layer icing and liquorice swirls causing many moves spent to clear them;
  3. Liquorice swirl candy cannon adding to the problem of clearing blockers;
  4. Unstable moon scale with respect to the orders required;
  5. Moon strucks coming late as it requires 20 moves to fill up the moon scale.
  6. Moon struck duration being too short at only 5 effective moves.
  7. Moon struck being not that powerful as it only removes candies on the left side of the moon scale.
  8. A high three star target score.


  • The initial space is very small, and colour bombs cannot be created at those spaces.[1]
  • Five colours makes it difficult to break though the five layered icing.
  • Even though you only need to collect 100 of both orange and purple candies instead of 150 in its counterpart in Reality, it is much more difficult to do so with five colours.
  • Colour bombs are harder to create due to the increased colour.
  • The icing will cause many moves to be spent to clear them.
  • Moon struck will prevent candies matching the colour on the left side of the moon scale from spawning. If orange or purple colour appears on the left side of the moon scale, 14 additional candies of that colour will have to be collected in addition to the 3 candies the player has to collect six moves after the moon struck.[2][3]
  • This level is much harder than its counterpart in Reality in terms of passing the level and earning three stars.
  • The orders are worth 21,000 points,[4] which is more than the one-star target score.


Two Stars
Score 10,000 75,000 115,000
Difficulty None Medium Extremely Hard

Moon ScaleEdit

Moon Scale
Odus normal
Odus Worry
Odus panic
Odus falls
Candies 0 5 9 11

Moon StruckEdit

  • 1st Start: 25 Dreamworld moves left.
  • 1st End: 20 Dreamworld moves left.
  • 2nd Start: 0 Dreamworld moves left.
  • 2nd End: 0 Dreamworld moves left.
Moon Struck Normal moves Moon Struck moves
Moon Scale is full 20 moves 5 / 0 moves


DR level 289 tips

The area marked in red should ideally be cleared first as there is much fewer icing.

  • Concentrating mainly on the icing is key. It is essential to open up the board as quickly as possible before the first moon struck arrives. However, this requires extremely good luck.
  • A good tip is to clear the icing located near to the liquorice dispenser which in turn should allow the space required to create the colour bomb (refer to the picture for details).

Earning More StarsEdit


  • Even though the presence of five colours should cause fewer moves to be spent to create special candies, its Reality counterpart has four colours for all the moves available. Hence, it is harder to create special candies compared to its Reality counterpart.
  • The orders give 21,000 points. Hence, an additional 54,000 points for two stars and an additional 94,000 points for three stars have to be earned through matching of candies.
  • Even though the two and three star score requirements are the same as its Reality counterpart, the extra colour makes them hard to reach. Moreover, the orders require require 100 fewer candies compared to its Reality counterpart, requiring 10,000 more points to be earned through matching of candies.
  • The starting available board space is limited and only has two quadrants, making it impossible to create a colour bomb.
  • There are plenty of five layer icing which require plenty of moves to clear them, reducing the number of moves available for sugar crush. To make matters worse, an extra colour makes it even harder to clear them.
  • The liquorice swirls and the liquorice swirl dispenser compound the problem of clearing the blockers.
  • The need to collect a large number of orders with the amount of blockers present requires huge cascades and special candy combinations which in turn gives a huge amount of points.
  • Moon struck removes candies matching the colour on the left side of the moon scale, lasts for five moves and occurs twice.[5] This makes it much easier to create special candies. However, considering that its Reality counterpart has four colours for 45 moves, the moon struck duration is much too low to boost the score as only 11.11%[6] of the Reality counterpart has four colours in the Dreamworld counterpart. Furthermore, the moon struck duration will be wasted in attempts to clear the blockers.
    • Overall, the moon strucks may not be enough due to their short duration.
  • Even after the first moon struck ends, it is not much harder to create special candies. However, the blockers and available board space negate this advantage.


  • This level suffers from the empty slot glitch, like level 325 Reality version 1.
  • This is one of the few levels in which the player has to collect a huge amount of candies.
  • This level is selected to be the most boring level of 2014, though it got the second in the first round.


Elements Info

Element Spawn Notes
Elements Notes
Liquorice Swirl new
  • Spawn 1 every 1 move.
  • If there are fewer than 16 liquorice swirls on screen, then the board spawns up to 16 when possible.

Miscellaneous Info

  1. A colour bomb requires five horizontal or vertical spaces, but the longest length is only four spaces.
  2. 100 candies × ((5 moves + 1 move) / 45 moves) = 13.33 candies
  3. This assumes that the start of the moon struck removes less than the number of required candies whose colour appears on the moon scale.
  4. (200 regular candies × 100 points per regular candy) + (1 special candy × 1,000 points per special candy) = 21,000 points
  5. The second moon struck starts at move 0, which means that there are only five effective moon struck moves.
  6. 5 moves / 45 moves × 100% = 11.111%


Candy Crush Saga Dreamworld Level 289 (Traumwelt)

Candy Crush Saga Dreamworld Level 289 (Traumwelt)

Candy Crush Saga Dreamworld Level 289 (3 star, No boosters)

Candy Crush Saga Dreamworld Level 289 (3 star, No boosters)


Candy Crush Saga Dreamworld level list
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