So been battling this level for a couple of days now, and this morning I got the triple crown of power ups to start play with, and on every life, I'd noticed that now, with all the power, the drops were not dropping color bombs nor popcorn balls. And sometimes, when you hit them, they would not work as expected.
Then with about 20 minutes left on the power up clocks, the game froze. And when I restarted it, the power ups were gone.
Seriously buggy behavior.