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 Level 290 

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Level type Jelly new
Jelly squares Double-Jelly: 43
Moves Moves-50
Target score 1star (trans): 35,000 pts
Blockers Marmalade  Three-layered Icing new  Four-layered Icing new
Other features Jelly Fish Blue
Colours 5
Red Orange Green Blue Purple
Spaces 78
Difficulty Somewhat Hard
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Objective new Ingredient drop new
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Level 290 is the fifteenth and last level in Candy Clouds and the 125th jelly level. To pass this level, you must clear 43 double jelly squares in 50 moves or fewer. When you complete the level, Sugar Crush is activated and will score you additional points.


  • There's a sheer number of blockers. 43 double jelly squares hide behind frosting of up to four layers, so jelly fish do not help much. It is difficult to make it through all the blockers within the 50 moves, even with only five colours.
  • The jellies at the bottom are very hard to reach due to the shape of the board and the fact they are behind four layer frosting. An incredibly lucky board is needed to beat this level. You must need consistent special candies and cascades all the way through to win, which is dauntingly hard seeing due to the layout of the blockers. One will generally have a slow start with each attempt.


Two Stars
Score 35,000 70,000 95,000 190,000


  • Do not pay much attention to the jelly fish, as they are not very useful. Do not mix them with any special candies either, as they will most likely eat up frosting and waste your special candy. Just set them off when you can.
  • The level is pretty straightforward: Break as many frosting as fast as you can. Create vertical striped candies and blast them down. Make wrapped candies explode at the frosting . When you reach the bottom, create horizontal striped candies there.
  • Striped candy + wrapped candy and colour bomb + striped candies are the most powerful combinations in this level. Just make sure to set the wrapped candies off right above the frosting for impact.
  • The game will often create many cascades for you, usually 3-4 ones. Look out for colour bomb matches as well, as you can be distracted with breaking the frosting.
  • Just imagine all of the layered frosting was not there, and the jelly fishes were not in marmalade. It would be much easier to do this level. If it was like that, the difficulty would be very easy. 50 moves are not enough.
  • Colour bombs are very effective, but when you find the colour bomb + colour bomb combination, do not do it. Colour bomb + striped candy combinations are much better than colour bomb + colour bomb. But when a striped candy hits a jelly fish or two or three, you are wasting jelly fishes. You should only use the jelly fishes when all the frostings are out.
  • Striped candy + wrapped candy is much better than all combinations. Pretend this is a candy order and get 10 striped candy + wrapped candy combinations.

Earning More StarsEdit


  • The presence of five colours make it easy to create special candies.
  • The jellies are worth 86,000 points. Hence, a two star score is guaranteed and an additional 9,000 points for three stars have to be earned through matching of candies.
  • Since all the frostings have jellies underneath them, it forces the player to create special candies and their combinations to clear them quickly. All these result in a point boost.
  • With an open board, cascades can occur frequently which gives even more points.


  • This is the last Reality level that was released in 2012.
  • This is one of the few levels to make a cameo in a Candy Crush Saga television advertisement. The other levels are 33507097147181, 350361, and 461. Most of these levels were rated hard or harder.
  • With the redesign, this became one of the levels in this episode without any five-layered frosting,


Board Info

Level 290 Reality Notes
  • Orange line(s) show where the candies spawn.



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