As the last level in Holiday Hut, you should naturally expect level 275 to be one for the books. It has everything I hate in a classic Candy Crush Saga game — chocolates, double jellies, and time bombs. In fact, it was one of the most difficult levels in the game until some changes were done in late 2013 that made it a tad bit easier.
Instead of three-second time bombs, the timers were increased to eight seconds. The chocolates at the upper corners were also changed into two-layer icings. I can’t guarantee you won’t repeat this level several times, but here are some tips to somehow help minimize those repeats.
- Objective: Clear all the jellies and score at least 130,000 points.
- Moves: 45
- Stars: 1 star = 130,000 points; 2 stars = 230,000 points; 3 stars = 270,000 points
The board in level 275 is quite large, so I took advantage of it and worked in the middle and bottom part, trying to bust as many double jellies as possible without upsetting the corner icings. The icings should stay in the game as long as possible in order to keep the time bombs from destroying your game.
Also, making moves at the bottom of the board leads to a cascade effect, helping you destroy more jellies with fewer moves. The chocolates cannot be fully eradicated because of the chocolate fans, so the best thing to do is to destroy them as you go and keep them controlled.
Because of the many double jellies that need to be destroyed in this level, making combos is the best way to go about it. The trusty old color bomb and striped candy combo can help you get rid of as many jellies as possible, although there is always that risk of also destroying the icings that keep the bombs from falling. But this is a risk I’m willing to take because after setting off the combo, you will have fewer jellies left to bust to finish the level.
There are three jelly fishes at the bottom of the board that are very valuable for hard-to-reach jellies. As much as possible, try not to use them until you are nearing the end of the level. I find it most helpful when I combine it with a striped or wrapped candy so that it can remove as many jellies as possible.
Like me, it might take you several tries to finally conquer this level, so give yourself a pat on the back once you’ve done it. This level will provide you with much-needed training for the new five-layer icing blocker on level 276, and then then the frustrating chocolate fountains in Candy Crush level 277 located on the bottom row.