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To answer your question, there are three mainly known free special candies. Of course, there are more, but these are the most significant. They are the striped candy, the wrapped candy, and the color bomb. The striped candy is created with four of the same colors and will explode in the same direction you created (in one line). The next is wrapped candy, which is created if you match 5+ candies in an L shape. When it is activated, it will explode twice in a 3X3 grid. Last is the color bomb, which is formed by matching 5+ candies in a straight line. It will take out every same candy you switch it with. Cool, huh? Wait... there is more you can do with these.
Striped Candy and Striped Candy Combo - Striped + striped is a workhorse combo that you should get used to using frequently. When you make this match, it creates a “plus sign” effect which clears the row and column from the site of the match. Note that this effect occurs, regardless of the direction of the stripes on the matched candies. This can be helpful if the stripes on your candies are the wrong direction. It can also be very helpful for positioning, and since it only takes two candies to create the special combo, it will save you the time and turns of moving other candies close enough to match with your striped candy.
Striped Candy and Wrapped Candy Combo - The striped candy will become a big striped candy (taking a 3X3 square). Then it will take out all the candies in both its horizontal and vertical direction. Works like a big Striped Candy + Striped Candy Combo
Striped Candy and Color Bomb Combo - If switched, every color of that striped candy will become more striped candy, and all will be activated. One of the reasons striped + wrapped nudges into the best spot for special candy combos, is that it is much easier to create. Striped + color bomb is often more powerful, but since color bombs can’t be moved directly without causing a match with another candy, it is a lot hard to make this special candy combo happen. If you do succeed in creating it, the color bomb will explode and make all candies that are the color of the striped candy change into striped candies with stripes of random directions. They will then all explode in random order, creating multiple column and row bursts. It is sometimes beneficial to try a few random matches to get a few more candies of the target color on the screen, because if there are enough striped candies created in this way, it can clear the entire board. Needless to say, this can often lead to a single move win.
Wrapped Candy+Wrapped Candy Combo - This is kind of underwhelming. It is perhaps pretty hard to get, and it explodes like Wrapped Candy, except in a wider range, giving you a lot of points. However, its applications are narrow.
Wrapped Candy+Color Bomb Combo - If switched, this combo has the effect of basically two stand alone color bombs, except that the second is for the most common occuring color at that omnipresent time. This combo can be used for any time you need to non-specifically wipe out some candy. If you already wanted to use the color bomb on the color that the wrapped candy happens to be go for it. Otherwise, I’d consider using them separately and saving the color bomb for the color of your choice.
Color Bomb + Color Bomb Combo - This combo is extremely hard to get, and a rare treat you should capitalize on any chance you get. When the two color bombs are matched, a chain reaction sets off that destroys all candies on the screen. but it is still something that is downright fun (if you like crushing candies). There isn’t much to be said in terms of strategy. If you get this pair, just match them.
Hello there, sorry for the late reply. There has been a problem with the Difficulty template.
To answer your question, there are 5 game modes in Candy Crush Saga. Maybe you have only encountered three so far, but there is a lot more to look forward to.
Moves & Score: In this game mode you have a limited number of switches before running out of moves. If you have not reached the score required to earn at least one Star, then you will fail the level.
Jelly: In this game mode the game board behind the candy is covered in jelly. Remove the jelly by matching candy on top of the jelly. If you fail to remove all jelly before running out of moves then you will fail the level.
Ingredients: In this game mode, ingredients will appear on the game board. Collect these ingredients by bringing them to their delivery point. On the side of the board you will see a recipe of how many ingredients you need to collect. If you do not bring down all the ingredients before running out of moves then you will fail the level.
Time Limited: In this game mode there is a time limit. If you have not reached the score required to earn at least one Star when the time runs out, then you will fail the level.
Candy Order: In this game mode, you are tasked with collecting a number of candies. This is done by removing the wanted candies. If you have not collected all the wanted candies before running out of moves then you will fail the level.
Nice to hear from you. Sorry I didn't get this message until now; I usually check all of the time!
Regarding the poll though, I was one of the first people to vote Option 4 (before and after the update). I personally think that this difficulty war is just disappointing and frustrating. The wiki is just going to get worse and worse if we keep it the way it is.
In addition, I disagree with the new updated Option 5. Having only registered voters vote is not democratic. 1, this idea will make the "wikia contributors" sad, and 2, it will not solve any solutions. 3, the wiki would not be democratic, leaving out a lot of the population to vote.
I was lucky to making it first in the leaderboard. There is no need to be congratulated for that XD. The only reason is because I received two lucky candies next to each other (which granted me the 200 points ahead of Lefty.
BTW: I have found a way of organising the categories in the level pages, now it is just a mess. Like this:
(Level type), (Episode), Major milestones, World openers?/finales, Episode openers?/finales, Levels with (xx limit), Levels that need (orders), Levels with (xx-xx) spaces, (x)-colour levels, Levels with regular/double jelly?, Levels with (level specific candies), Levels with (misc candies), Levels with (blockers), Levels with (items), Levels without blockers, Levels with new things, Booster unlockers?, Redesigned levels, Levels that need luck?, (difficulty*)
Bold - present in all levels
(parentheses) - "insert something here"
? question mark - unsure about name
asterisk - difficulty is subjective and controversial information that doesn't belong to a wiki. I'm still positive to polls on each levels just for fun.
Limit = moves or time limit, Level specific candies = jelly fish, coconut wheels and lucky candies (and extra time candies but that's an unnecessary category, obviously), Misc candies = bombs, mystery candies and chameleon candies, Blockers = no need for explanation, Items = teleporters and candy cannons.
Thanks so much for presenting this problem. The categories are a complete mess. I will try helping you whenever I can.
About the names:
Booster unlocker(s) - could this category be expressed in a better way or is it fine?
Episode opener(s) - maybe episode introduction/starter will be better? This could be controversial.
Levels with glitches - Levels that (may) glitch, according to your table, will be better. These levels don't glitch all the time.
Millions of points earned - Is this category unnecessary? This fact that one can earn millions of points on specific levels should be posted under the trivia category.
Candy or candies - Candy
Chocolate or chocolates? - Chocolate
Jelly or jellies - Jelly
Marmalade or marmalades - Marmalade
I personally find singular form for these particular categories to be better. But I don't know if anyone else will disagree with me.
EDIT: Some categories still have ugly capitalizing and wording. This includes (not all of them):
Levels with Locked Candies - should be Levels with locked candy?
Levels with Candy Bomb - should be Levels with time bomb (I think the name Candy Bomb is wrong on our wiki; every site I have seen so far has time bomb or other names for them)
Polkapalooza Levels - should be Polka Palooza levels (how did this become one word? It should be two)
This is totally up to you on how you want to do this. I will follow.
P.S. - We may need to bring the matter up to Storm2 for editing the protected pages.
P.S.S - These category pages will be hard to maintain. If a random user adds another category, let's say Levels with Chocolate, the whole organization will be sabotaged. This could be a problem, since it is really easy to add categories to articles.
Levels that may glitch is better than levels with glitches so I suggest a name change here.
Millions of points earned - yes, that information is pretty trivial...
I agree that candy, chocolate, jelly and marmalade should be in singular but all other candy and blockers should be in plural (like meringues, teleporters etc.)
Levels with Locked Candies - does it exist a better name for this blocker? If it's official then I can't complain but it's not a good name...
Candy bomb should be shortened down to just bomb because that is the official name.
Polkapalooza levels - If that is wrong then you can change it, but remember that "levels" should not be capitalised.
Yes that would be a problem. I don't know if it exist an easy method to deal with how categories display on pages. Maybe Wildoneshelper knows this because he is very good at creating and edit templates.
The "levels" after level types should be typed in small letters like this - "Jelly levels", not "Jelly Levels" like it is now. Ingredient Drop Levels should be "Ingredients levels". "Candy Order Levels" should either be "Candy Order levels" or "Candy order levels". "Timed Levels" should either be "Timed levels" or "Time levels" (the latter one is the official name). "Target Score Levels" is an unofficial name... "Moves levels" or "Moves & score levels" are official names.
Wildoneshelper wrote: Locked candies is alright but not booster unlockers.
Do you know where the name "Locked candies" comes from? Is it official?
I agree with you about booster unlockers. What should we call the category that pages about levels rewarding you with a booster belongs to? Levels with booster rewards? Levels where boosters are unlocked? Levels that unlock boosters? :/
To answer your questions, stage 1/3 refers to the number of mystery quests that I have completed to move on to the next level. I think you know what mystery quests are, since you are probably after level 35 by now.
There are two types of Lucky Candy, one related to the game, and one related to the wiki.
About the game:
Lucky Candy is a booster in Candy Crush Saga. It debuts in Level 131. It releases candies that can meet the objective. For example, a Striped Candy is produced in levels requiring Striped Candy and/or combos, a Wrapped Candy in levels requiring Wrapped Candy and/or combos, or a Colour Bomb in levels requiring Colour Bomb and/or combo, and normal colour candies in levels requiring certain amount of coloured candies. It is only used in Candy Order Levels. It looks like a pink ball with a check-mark.