Candy Crush Saga guide - How to use special candies effectively

Posted by Jennifer Allen on January 9th, 2016
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Ahh, Candy Crush Saga. It’s a bit like returning to an old friend, isn’t it? Familiar and comforting.

While pretty much everyone knows how to match three candies together, the trick to truly succeed is to know when and how to use your special candies.

We’ve got some great tips on how to do just that, ensuring you’ll be flying through those levels in no time.

Don’t rush it

When you get any form of special candy, you’re going to be tempted to use it immediately. DON’T! Use it wisely instead.

The various combinations

If you combine two striped candies, you clear both a horizontal line and a vertical line. If this happens to catch onto another striped candy elsewhere, you set up a combo for even more points.

Combine a striped and wrapped candy together? Even better! It clears three lines vertically and horizontally, making it a particularly potent combination.

That’s nothing compared to combining a striped candy with a rainbow candy though. That ensures all of that colored combination turns into striped candies across the board. That’s where the points really fly in, plus it’s handy when you’re up against a really tough level.

The dream combo

It’s going to be tough to set up but if you manage to get two rainbow candies next to each other, combine them. It’ll clear the entire board creating a frankly obscene number of points for you.

Don’t expect this to happen often though. It's very tricky to arrange.

Save your fish for last

Don’t waste the jelly fish early on - wait until you’re almost out of turns to use them.

Each jelly fish will home in on any remaining candies, meaning they’ll get to the tricky spots. Even if a candy is under frosting, the fish will home in.

This often makes all the difference on the particularly tricky stages.

What special candy is your favorite? Got a favorite way of making a combo? Let us know in the comments!

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