Candy Crush Cheats – Special Candies and Matching

How do you play Candy Crush Saga? Here are all the different matches you can make in Candy Crush Saga, including how to make the three different types of special candies (striped candy, wrapped candy, and color bomb). has all the matching information, tips and cheats you need to become a candy-matching master.

Remember: matching more candies is always better! You will find when you match special candies together with each other (those that are striped, in wrappers, jellys etc), exciting things will happen! You can only complete levels by pairing off candies in groups of three or more either vertically or horizontally, but there are many special matches, candies, and tricks you can do to get power ups, bonuses and even more points!

Candy Crush Combinations

3 Candy Matches

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3 Matches are the most basic candy crushes in the game. To get three matches you must align three of the same colored candy either vertically or horizontally.


4 Candy Matches = Striped Candy

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By matching 4 candies together you will get a striped candy of this color. It is much more valuable to match 4 candies together if you can because the striped candies can produce line blasts that will remove all candies in the same line, horizontally or vertically.
Read more on striped candies »


5 Candy Matches in an L or T = Wrapped Candy

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By matching 5 candies in an L or T formation (see image), you get a wrapped candy. This candy, when activated, will explode twice and clear the surrounding 4×4 candies.

Read more on wrapped candies »


5 Candy Matches = Color Bomb (or Sprinkle)

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By matching 5 candies you will get a big chocolate ball that is covered in rainbow sprinkles. This is a great candy to use for when you combine this candy with a normal candy of any color it will blast and remove all of the candies of that same color. Try not to use this candy right away in the beginning for you will gain more points if you use it later in the level when you need more points.
Read more on color bombs »


Chameleon Candies (or rainbow candies) =

These candies, introduced in level 306 are unique in that they are dynamic! Any candy contained in a rainbow sphere will change colors after each move is made. Each candy will vary between 2 colors (if it is blue then yellow, the next turn, it’ll be yellow again). These candies can be cleared like a normal candy. They are often found encased in marmalade.


Sugar Crush


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A Sugar Crush occurs when at the end of a level you have either have more moves remaining or special candies left over. You can use these to get a Sugar Crush where you will get bonus points for having beaten the level so well.

Important Tip About Matching: Often times the game will give you a hint for candies to match (they will be flashing and moving on the screen) when you haven’t made a move in a certain amount of time. We recommend not always using this unless you are out of moves because their hints are random and are merely recommendations, and not necessarily the best move. Explore your other options before taking a hint as you only have a certain amount of moves.




  • Dale Princing

    Level 305

  • Deb Houghton

    Level 184

  • Pam Burke-Jaranowski

    level 325 is virtually impossible. it gives chocolate constantly which other levels would let you look and decide
    it automatically fills in the board and besides that you have items to bring to bottom and gain 100,000 points
    I have already spend over 75 dollars just on this level and I don’t think its made possible to beat.

  • DI Plimmer

    stuck om level 70 dont even understand what im supposed to do

    • k brown

      me too, but I have learned to start on the right side avoid breaking the barrier to chocolate till you have cleared as much jellies as possible. with each move you want to monitor left side for 4 to 5 color combos to use to your advantage by striking right side

  • Ray.

    Help on level 165!

  • Trevor Plantaginet

    I swapped a sprinkle with a stripe. It was a glorious explosion.

  • Scott Flippance

    Has anyone ever got a 7 sweet combo, if so what does it do (please hold the sarcastic comments as it is possible)

    • kyllelymuel m cinco

      Help me on level 220

    • cryonide2008 .

      You get a Willy Wonka chocolate bar with the Golden Ticket in it. You enter the code on the ticket and it unlocks all boosters to be used as many time as you would like and you get a trip to Hershey, Pennsylvania.

    • Brian Wrightsman

      causes your dick to explode

      • Kathy Shaw Banda

        shame on you

    • zach

      I have if u have it like the wrapped candy and the color wheel
      it will give u both of them side by side

    • vipin kumar

      Level one

  • Barbara

    I have been stuck on level 169 for way too long, I got all the matches but then not the total, I am about to quit Candy Crush all together this level is stressful and I can’t stand it anymore,this level is almost impossible

  • Gladys Gaston

    How do you go back to a previously level to just look at the scores?

    • Kathy Shaw Banda

      Just click on the level you are interested in…. don’t enter the game and you won’t have to give up a life

  • Dandy

    Help me on level 140

  • Yury Gomon

    you should also write about the effect of swapping two striped candies, a striped and a wrapped, etc. It’d be helpful to know how many candies will explode if I match two wrapped ones or a sprinkle and a wrapped

  • Susan Fortuna

    I can’t get out of level. Help me

  • varun

    help me on level 158

  • Tammy

    Does anyone have any idea of how to make Candy Crush Saga full screen so that I do not have another game on the lower half of my screen? HELP!!!

    • randycur0962

      on your PC type in the search box “how to get full screen” and you should get instrutions that way.

  • Gigi Marie

    I’m trying to figure out which has more impact and gets more points. Sprinkle ball/striped or wrapped/striped? I’m done w/ the game(up to level 605 currently) and am going back to try to get 3 stars and can’t seem to manage to do so on level 561 no matter what I do!

  • Gigi Marie

    Well I still don’t know the answer to my ? below but I finally got 3 stars on 561. You need at least 350,000 points and I just squeaked by w/ 352, 840!

  • Carole

    How do you start a game again when it says you have run out of time?

  • Ankur

    help me on level 638

  • Sally Boyd

    on level 130 have scored 163,000 but can’t get the other part of it what are orders?

  • Kevin Brian Dmitryx

    am stuck on level 29 4 ever ned xom advice plizz

  • ggram

    I believe this game purposely gives you a lot of screens on all levels that are impossible to solve then all of the sudden you get a winnable screen. You really have to pay attention to that so you don’t miss it….who knows when the next one will show up!!
    By the way; in spinning for the daily bonus I actually landed on Jackpot!!! Really didn’t think it could be done but I did it!!