5. Avoid the Flash
Whether you’ve been playing Candy Crush for 10 minutes or 10 months, you are likely very familiar with the ‘flashing candies’. Whenever you take a little while to make a move, a potential candy match will be revealed to you by flashing.
It’s absolutely crucial for all ReadyGamers to not pay any attention whatsoever to the flashing candies. I’ve found more often than not these flashing matches are pretty much the last moves you would really want to make.
If you think about it – why would the game makers want to help you make the ‘right’ moves to beat a level? It’s better for their in-app purchases if you struggle on a level long enough that you end up buying a bunch of boosters.
All of that to say: don’t fall for the flashing candies. There’s all the reason in the world for you to believe they won’t help you, and I’m here to tell you I’ve almost never had a positive experience purely following flashing match suggestions.
Now, sometimes you’ll only have a flashing match as your only matching option. In that case, take the match and hope for something better in the ensuing moves.
4. The Most Critical Candy Squares
You might remember one of my previous ReadyGamer tips on which candy types to focus on clearing first. Chocolates, licorice cages, and meringues should always be a top clearing priority. And of course, you can’t forget about the candy time bombs either.
However, when you reach a level where you have to clear jellies, keep an eye out for the way the board is laid out. Some jelly levels can be easily beaten without a defined strategy. But others need precise and careful evaluation.
Are there nooks scattered across the board with difficult to reach jellies? Are there a ton of jellies allocated to the bottom and sides of the board?
If your answer to one or both of these questions is yes, then you need to make those candy squares your #1 priority for your first moves.
I’ve played too many levels where I would delay clearing the difficult to reach jellies until the end, hoping I’d get a chance to clear those jellies on a lucky cascade or special candy drop.
However, I’ve found that with some careful matching I’m able to clear the hard to reach jellies and bag a few cascades in the process. These cascades end up helping clear the easier jellies (rather, the jellies I would have been trying to clear had I not been focusing on the tougher objectives).