This article is about the 28th Reality episode in the game. If you are looking for the 352nd Reality episode in the game, see Polkapalooza (Episode 352).

Reality Dreamworld

Polkapalooza Map

Polkapalooza HTML5 (28)


Episode 28
World (Flash) 5
World (HTML5) 6
Levels 396-410
Characters Mr. Rockstar
Champion title Polka Superstar
New features Mystery Yellow Candy in Locked Candies
5 to 6
Red Orange (Yellow) Green Blue Purple levels (unofficial)
Non-spawning colours on board (unofficial)
Non-spawning colour order (unofficial)
Mystery Yellow Candy of a colour that doesn't spawn (unofficial)
Yellow order
Release date Web - 17 June 2013
Smartphone icon - 29 August 2013
Difficulty Easy
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Polkapalooza (Episode 28) is the 28th episode of Candy Crush Saga and the fourth episode of World Five. This episode was released on 17 June 2013. The champion title for this episode is Polka Superstar.


Before episode:
In this episode, Tiffi encounters a guitarist named Mr. Rockstar who cries over his messed up hair.
After episode:
She grabs a sugary hairspray can and sprays his hair which makes it shine again so that his concert can commence.

New thingsEdit

  • Technically, nothing new is added. However, mystery candies appear in licorice locks for the first time in level 408.
    • Due to said level being redesigned, non-spawning colour candies, non-spawning colour orders and non-spawning colour mystery candies are all unofficially introduced.
    • It's now the first level with yellow candy order.


Reality 28 Background
This episode contains levels 396-410.

Polkapalooza is an easy episode. It has two somewhat hard levels: 401 and 407. Overall, it is easier than the previous episode, Licorice Tower.

Target score new Jelly new Ingredient drop new Objective new
0 7 2 6
The easiest :
Level 403
The hardest :
Level 401
The most fun :
Level 400
Orange Green Blue Purple
Red Orange Green Blue Purple
4 11
Sugar Drop icon Sugar Drop levels
Jelly new Level 396 Ingredient drop new Level 406 Ingredient drop new Level 409
Lockedhard Hexagon levels

 Difficulty code summary (details here)

NoneVery EasyEasySomewhat EasyMediumSomewhat HardHardVery HardExtremely HardNearly ImpossibleVariable

 Note that goals include target score.

0 2 5 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0



  • Numerous things were changed when this episode was released.
    • The score for breaking a chocolate with a striped candy was increased from one point to 20 points.
    • The score board design and color was changed. Previously, it was colored white, nowadays, it's colored pink.
    • The "beta" tag in the upper right part of the game interface was removed. (Flash only)
  • Besides Wafer Wharf and Sundae Stables, this episode has the greatest number of candy order levels.
  • This episode's name is reused for the 352nd episode, 324 episodes later.
    • Coincidentally, both episodes are followed by an episode named Soda Swamp.
    • This is the third episode in release order to have its name reused.
  • This is the 5th episode which takes place at night, preceded by Salty CanyonGingerbread Glade, Crunchy Castle, and Holiday Hut.
  • This, along with the identically named Episode 352, are the only episodes that has a 1-word name. It is a pun for Polka Lollapalooza. Lollapalooza is an annual music festival of which rock music is a featured genre.
  • This is one of the few episodes whose name is not based on a confection-related noun/adjective followed by a geographical noun.
    • However, Lollapalooza may be a reference to a lollipop.
  • This episode breaks many trends. First off, instead of the usual 3 or 4 ingredients levels, there are only 2. This is the fewest number of ingredient drop levels along with Salty Canyon, only behind Wafer Wharf with only 1 and Candy Town with 0. (Ingredients levels were not introduced yet.) Timed levels re-appear in this episode, after having been totally absent in Licorice Tower. There is also an unusual abundance of candy order levels in this episode.
  • This episode fits in with the trend of hard jelly levels as a finale. This trait is also seen in Holiday Hut's level 275, Candy Clouds (Episode 20)'s level 290, Jelly Jungle's level 305, Savory Shores's level 320, Pearly White Plains's level 350, and Pudding Pagoda's level 380.
  • The episode's pathway colour on the web version is orange.
  • Its banner was now thickened.
  • Like Sweet Surprise and Caramel Cove, this episode has 9 levels with 6 colours. These are 396, 397, 398, 399, 400, 405, 406, 408, and 410. It is also behind Chocolate Mountains with 10.
  • This episode reaches the 400th level milestone. The other episodes to reach a hundred milestone thus far would be Salty Canyon, Caramel Cove, and Jelly Jungle.
  • This episode was released on June 17, 2013. Tasty Treasury was released on June 17, 2015, exactly two years after.
  • This episode contains the second Hell's Cluster in the game, though it's only composed of somewhat hard levels (399-402).
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