So you’ve reached Candy Crush Level 130, but you’ve probably played it half a dozen times like I did without any success. Looking for cheats or tips on how to beat this level? Ha, you don’t think King would make it that easy on you, do you?
The goal of this level is to match two striped candies together 5 times within the allotted 40 moves. Easier said than done, right? If any of you beat this level within your first three tries, I’d love to hear about it in the comments. You’re a candy crushing god/goddess.
- Objective: Mix 2 striped candies 5 separate times, and score at least 20,000 points.
- Moves: 40
- Stars: 1 star = 20,000 points, 2 stars = 60,000 points, 3 stars = 85,000 points.
All hope is not lost, however. Level 130 can be beaten. After all, there’s like a bazillion levels you still have to conquer. Surely 130 isn’t the end.
Don’t bother creating other types of special candies. Trust me, I’ve succumb to the temptation of making a wrapped candy when I should have gone striped. A wrapped-striped combo is just too fun to watch, and I feel like a lot is always accomplished. However, on Level 130, you could jeopardize one of your precious few opportunities to make a striped candy. Or, perhaps worse, set yourself up for destroying previously made striped candies. Long-story short, if you see a match-4, go ahead and take it.
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If you have a striped candy you’re trying to match with another, work on creating striped candies above the one you already have. The chances of matching a striped candy that’s already on the same level of your other striped candy are slim. If you have to, try to maneuver all of your striped candies to the bottom of the puzzle. This is risky, as the longer you go without finding a match for your striped candies, the more you risk an accidental cascade wiping out all your work.
Obviously, do what you have to do to get your striped candies to align, but be sure to consider the risk/reward of using too many moves to ‘position a couple striped candies when you could have used those moves making new striped candies.
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If simply focusing on making striped candies isn’t working, you may try straying away from Hint #1 if an opportunity to make a color bomb comes up. Use the color bomb to wipe a color away from the board, increasing your chances of finding a striped candy match.
This is probably the toughest level I’ve played in the game up to this point – right up there with Candy Crush level 97. But, hang in there – it’s definitely beatable. Cross your fingers for a bit of luck, mix in the strategic pointers from above, and give it a try.
Check out the video to your right and see if you can pick up a few extra tricks while you watch the level beaten by an expert gamer.
Let me hear in the comments how you’re faring crushing those candies. And, of course, read my Candy Crush level 131 and level 132 instructions and tips if you run into some tough board there (we all do!).