Rainbow Rapids levels is one of the seven level types in Candy Crush Saga. This level type's icon is
turquoise with a bending line. Rainbow Rapids levels first appear in Snowy Suburbs, the 476th episode, with the first
rainbow rapids level being level 7116.
Being a new level type, Rainbow Rapids levels make up 2.95% of Reality levels, at 300 Rainbow Rapids appearances out of the 10160 levels currently. Adding the 206 mixed appearances, there are 506 appearances in total. The percentage of rainbow rapids levels will and has exceeded moves levels , since there are no new moves levels being released, and that moves levels are recently phased out of the game.
The current trend is 0 to 1 non-mixed rainbow rapids levels per episode. Since the introduction of mixed levels with rainbow rapids combination, regular rainbow rapids levels don't appear as often.
The player needs to collect rainbow candies to complete the levels. To do this, the player must lead the rainbow rapids from the rainbow cannons to the mold. At which point, the mold will fill up to reveal a rainbow candy, which is then automatically collected (see below).
Overall, the difficulty of the rainbow rapids level depends on how easy it is to clear the blockers on the path. Almost all blockers can block the flow of the rainbow rapids.
Certain blockers, such as liquorice swirls and waffles can land on the rainbow stream to block it and push it back. For example, if a liquorice swirl falls onto the path, the rainbow rapids will be pushed back to the tile before the liquorice swirl.
Chocolate and dark chocolate can grow over the path to block it.
Conveyor belts may not be able to move rainbow rapids, but they can bring blockers to the path of the rainbow rapids to block the flow.
Chocolate fountains, bobbers, and candy cane fences can block the path for the rainbow candies. However, if there was ever a level where this happens, it would make the level impossible to pass even with boosters.
Rainbow rapids levels were released around the same time Hexagon levels were revamping their appearance.
On the map, if you haven't been affected by the hexagon level appearance change, Rainbow Rapids levels appear as rainbow buttons.
The appearance change for hexagon levels caused all the level buttons to be pink, purple, blue, or dark blue, regardless of level type.
This is the first level type that is exclusive to HTML5 versions, and the first one since Mixed Mode levels.
All rainbow rapids levels have blockers on their path.
The number of mixed levels began decreasing after this level type was introduced. Ironically, the first episode with rainbow rapids mixed levels is also the first one without regular rainbow rapids levels.
Mixed levels with rainbow rapids are introduced in Episode 563.
Level 7116 - First rainbow rapids level. First level with rainbow rapids, rainbow cannon, paths and rainbow rapids mold, and first level where rainbow candies are required. First rainbow rapids level with two-layered and three-layered frostings. First four-coloured rainbow rapids level.
Level 7117 - First rainbow rapids level with wrapped candies at the start. First rainbow rapids level with one-layered frostings. First five-coloured rainbow rapids level.
Level 7119- The first level featuring rainbow rapid cannons starting from the bottom side. First rainbow rapids level with five-layered rainbow twists and five-layered frostings.
Level 7122 - First rainbow rapids level with one- to four-layered bubblegum pops and the first to allow starting booster usage.
Level 7124- The first level featuring rainbow rapid cannons starting from the left and right side. First rainbow rapids level with four-layered frostings, liquorice locks, and three- and four-layered rainbow twists.
Level 7127 - First rainbow rapids level with three-layered candy cane curls.
Level 7128 - First rainbow rapids level with cake bombs, one- and two-layered crystal candies. Also first rainbow rapids level where rainbow candy cannons don't spawn initially.
Level 7130 - First rainbow rapids level with candy cane fences, liquorice shells, and two-layered candy cane curls.
Level 7132 - First rainbow rapids level with one- to three-layered toffee swirls, conveyor belts and five-layered bubblegum pops.
Level 7138 - First rainbow rapids level with two-layered rainbow twists, and all three layers of dark chocolate.
Level 7140 - First rainbow rapids level with liquorice swirls.
Level 7142 - First hexagonal rainbow rapids level.
Level 7142 - First rainbow rapids level with chocolate fountains.
Level 7145 - First rainbow rapids level with non-spawning colours, three-layered sugar coats, and one-, two-, four-layered sugar chests, and sugar keys.
Level 7147 - First rainbow rapids level with marmalade. Also the first very hard rainbow rapids level.
Level 7150 - First rainbow rapids level where rainbow rapids can travel through crystal candies.
Level 7156 - First rainbow rapids level with three-layered crystal candies.
Level 7159 - First rainbow rapids level with mystery candy cannons.
Level 7163 - First five-coloured rainbow rapids level with cake bombs.
Level 7166 - First rainbow rapids level with four-layered toffee swirls.
Level 7169 - First rainbow rapids level with empty sugar chests.
Level 7241 - First extremely hard rainbow rapids level.
Level 7281 - First two-coloured rainbow rapids level.
Level 7316 - First level where the number of rainbow candies are more than what is required.