Timed levels (also known as Time levels or Time limited levels) is one of the six level types in Candy Crush Saga. This level type's icon was purple with an hourglass.
The object of this level type was to earn at least one star before the time ran out.
Timed levels had effectively been phased out of the game, though it might be that King is waiting for critical reception upon the removal of timed levels. In HTML5, they have been redesigned to other level types. They are still present, but can only be accessed by playing the Flash version, or by using an old mobile version that has been set to prevent updating.
During the first two months of 2018, moves levels replaced some timed levels, which signaled an early stage of being phased out. By the end of February, the affected levels were 1710, 1891, 1995 and more.
In early March 2018, many earlier timed levels were replaced with moves levels, which was another signal of the final days of this level type. The fan favourite level 252 became a moves level. In the first week of April 2018 alone, most remaining timed levels were converted into other level types. It was assumed that the next update or two would remove all remaining timed levels. This came true when the last remaining timed level, level 18, was removed in the first week of May. It became the symbol of the official removal of timed levels.
However, timed levels still exist on Flash version which can be played on King.com browser. See here for the list of timed levels on Flash.
It was the only level type which was not restricted by moves.
To pass a timed level, a certain score had to be achieved within the time allocated, such that you would earn at least one star. When a match subsequently resulted in three cascades, a +5 candy would come down. If the cascades were still in progress, a +5 candy would come down after every four cascades. When time ran out, all special candies would be activated, then +5 candies would turn into wrapped candies and would activate.
When an Extra Time Candy was matched, it would only grant 5 seconds or refill the timer, whichever was less.
You have a restricted amount of time in which to finish the level. If the time runs out before you’ve earned at least one star, you will fail the level.
- Timed levels are considered harder than moves levels, since your goal was to earn one star. There are only a few hard timed levels to earn one star. Some are also very boring to play.
- They are hard because you had to earn one star with some being very high, and you are not pressured due to number of moves, but there are a time limit.
- Also, many later timed levels are hard to earn three stars. 1237 on Facebook is an example.
- This level type is officially called Time levels.
- These levels can be very stressful, especially the ones with low time limits.
- This is the level type in the original Candy Crush and Action Mode of Bejeweled.
- This is one of the two 'primitive' level types, as their sole objective was the score. The other 'primitive' level type is moves, and it is used for tutorial levels.
- There has never been two consecutive timed levels.
- There has never been an episode with three or more timed levels.
- In early days, there was never a timed level that was extremely hard to earn even one star. But many later timed levels are extremely hard to earn three stars.
- Before they were redesigned, there were only 23 episodes after the first 25 to have timed levels.
- The music of this level type for the HTML5 version was the music for Candy Order levels on Flash version, while the music for this level type on Flash version was the music for Ingredients levels on HTML5 version.
- Timed levels did not give any sugar drops on mobile.
- This was the only level type not to appear in the final episode on Flash version.
- After Sugary Stage, the phasing out of timed levels began. Following said episode, there was only a handful of timed levels and after the end of Flash version, many earlier timed levels were changed to other level types (mostly moves levels). Also, jelly-timed mixed levels used to exist but they were all converted into regular jelly levels as a part of this process. Finally, on 2 May 2018, the last remaining timed level, namely level 18, was reverted into a jelly level, after existing for 19 days as the last level of its type.
- After having been removed on HTML5, timed levels still exist on Flash.
- If a extra time candy was in a blocker and couldn't turn into a wrapped candy, if other wrapped candies freed it, then it would not transform again. The transforming phase only happens once.
List of original Timed levels
This is a list of the original Timed levels on the HTML5 version before they started phasing out of the game. Note that the "Gap" column is just for purpose of illustration.
- Most of these levels are still available as timed levels on Flash version.
See here for the list on Flash.
|Timed Level #||Level ()||New Type||Gap from the previous timed level||Details|
|#1.||18||None||Unofficial and the last timed level before the complete removal of timed levels.|
|#2.||20||2||Was originally the First timed level.|
|#3.||27||7||First episode with 2 timed levels.|
|#20.||182||5||Was the First Very Hard timed level.|
|#27.||252||15||Could be played indefinitely.|
|#33.||343||15||Was the Longest Timer - 3 minutes!|
|#39.||618||156||Was the First timed level after a drought of 125 levels (or higher).|
|#44.||880||155||Was the Second timed level after a drought of 125 levels (or higher).|
|#49.||1198||130||Was the Third timed level after a drought of 125 levels (or higher) and the Shortest Timer - 10 seconds.|
|#51.||1387||150||Was the Fourth timed level after a drought of 125 levels (or higher).|
|#54.||1512||88||Timed levels used to start to increase their abundance here.|
|#55.||1525||13||Was the First Insanely Hard timed level.|
|#56.||1538||13||Episodes with 2 timed levels have reappeared after Sweet Surprise (201-215) - (excluding Toffee Tower) - a gap of 1300 levels.|
|#64.||1628||26||Milky Marina was the First episode with 3 timed levels (1628, 1632, 1638).|
|#82.||1822||5||Icing Islands was the First episode with 4 timed levels (1822, 1825, 1828, 1832).|
|#103.||2016||21||Was the First timed episode opener.|
|#105.||2049||19||Tricky Tracks was the Second episode with 4 timed levels (2049, 2053, 2058, 2060).|
|#132.||2314||10||The phasing out of timed levels began after this episode.|
|#134.||2583||209||Was the First timed level after a drought of 200 levels (or higher). (It has become the longest and 5th drought)!|
|#136.||2758||124||The Last timed level in Flash version! It was the 6th long drought.|
|#137.||2940||182||Was the First timed level exclusive to HTML5 version and the 7th long drought.|
|#138.||3093||153||Has become the very last timed level ever released and the 8th long drought.|
Jelly-Timed Mixed levels
This is a list of the Mixed Jelly-Timed levels before they started phasing out of the game (All got changed to Jelly levels):
- Level 2781 - Was the very First Jelly-Timed level ever released.
- Level 2784
- Level 2786
- Level 2789
- Level 2791
- Level 2793
- Level 2795
- Level 2799 - The Last Jelly-Timed level in Flash.
- Level 2840 - Became the First Jelly-Timed level exclusive to HTML5 version.
- Level 2865
- Level 2871
- Level 2890
- Level 2923
- Level 2928
- Level 2930
- Level 2932
- Level 2936
- Level 2942
- Level 2951
- Level 2956
- Level 2981
- Level 2999
- Level 3008
- Level 3042
- Level 3090 - The very last Mixed Jelly-Timed level before King did the removal. (A grand total of 163 levels with time)!
|Candy Crush Saga level types|