7. When in Doubt, Go North & South
It took me a while to figure this out, but once I adopted this style of playing I was able to beat levels noticeably quicker, and do so losing far fewer lives.
Honestly, if you simply started crushing candies with just this tip, you’d probably improve your game two-fold. I’m that confident on how helpful this tip was for me.
What is it? When you have a choice between making a vertical move or a horizontal move, 9 times out of 10 you’re going to want to choose the vertical move.
Making vertical moves is especially critical in ingredient collecting levels. Matching candies up and down more often than not will help you collect ingredients much faster, as I here at ReadyGamer can attest to.
However, making vertical matches will also improve your game on just about any other level. A couple exceptions would be when you need to move ingredients towards the center of the board (reference my previous tip), or when you need to take out a jelly in a hard-to-reach corner.
This tip may seem fairly simple and obvious to you, and you’re absolutely right – it’s both of those things! But, that’s the beauty of it. If you’re not focusing on vertical moves now, trust me – just start trying it.
6. A Trick for Re-Loading on Lives (Facebook Required)
Here’s a quick tip to tide you over for what’s ahead. The next 5 tips are candy crushing gold.
Did you know the 5 lives you start with when you open Candy Crush Saga on your phone aren’t truly the only lives you get at once?
After you use up all of your lives playing the game on your iPhone, iPad, or Android, make your way over to a computer and load up Candy Crush on Facebook.
You’ll find 5 brand-spanking-new lives to play with, and your level progress will be updated to your last played mobile level.
In the same respect, if you’ve been playing on Facebook but have run out of all of your lives even after following my ReadyGamer tips, just open up your mobile device and you’ll have a fresh set of lives.
This is one of, if not the, primary reason people can start playing Candy Crush and suddenly be in the mid to late 100’s faster than you’d ever thought possible. They simply find ways to pick up more and more lives without sitting around waiting for their friends to send new moves invitations.