Superstar guide to Candy Crush Saga Boosters

ElsaElsa Posts: 17,821 Superstar
edited July 18 in Superstar Guides

There are six different candy colors in the game – red, blue, yellow, orange, purple and green. 

Creating special Candies 

The Striped Candy Booster can be created by combining four equal candies.  It’s a great booster because when you use it as a match, it will clear out an entire row or column.  For example, a vertical striped candy can clear out a whole column, whereas a horizontal strip can clear out a whole row.  When placed in the right position it can remove blockers such as jellies or chocolate.

The Color Bomb Booster is a special candy that looks like a chocolate ball with sprinkles on it.  You must make a match of five candies in a row to create this booster.  It’s not always easy to make this match but it is awesome at clearing out blockers.  Just match it with a specific candy color and all similar colored candies will be removed from the board.  If you can match this booster with a striped candy, all the same color candies on the board will become stripes and cause a lot of awesome explosions.  If you are ever able to combine two color bombs, it will clear the entire board.

The Wrapped Candy Booster results from matching at least three vertical and three horizontal candies forming a T-Shape, or an L-shape.  This booster is much more difficult to get compared to the striped candy.  But, when you can use it as part of a match, it will explode twice.  The first explosion will knock out the candies surrounding it.  The second explosion will knock out another group of candies.  These boosters can be useful in removing the blockers within their explosion area.  This works out well for the levels that have a lot of jelly, especially those hard to reach areas.   

Creating Combos 

A Striped and Wrapped Combo is the only available combined booster that you can obtain prior to playing the game. It’s a great booster but you never know where they will land once the board opens because it’s random.  I’ve never seen them land next to each other.  You can only get this booster by playing the daily booster wheel or by playing the sugar drop challenge.   When matched next to each other it will cause a big explosion. The candies will explode horizontally and vertically.  

Combining two Striped Candies is a great combo to watch! When they are matched side by side, vertically or horizontally, you can clear out a column and a row in one move which originates from where it was made.

When you combine a Striped Candy and a Candy Bomb next to each other, all candies that match the color of the striped candy will convert to all striped candies that will clear out quite a bit of the board.  Some levels require you to create a specific number of striped candies and having a combo such as this will help you reach that number quickly.  This combo can also help you clear some difficult areas but it’s not a guarantee as to which way the stripes will be facing (horizontal or vertical).

Two Wrapped Candies, when combined side by side, will give you a massive explosion which is much bigger than individual wrapped candies exploding.  Similar to a single Wrapped candy, the explosions will happen twice.  Using this combo may not be as useful in achieving your level’s targets, but it is fun to do and generates bigger points.  It can also be used to significantly clear out some blockers like jellies, licorice, and chocolate.

The Combination of a Wrapped Candy and a Color Bomb next to each other will turn all candies that are the same color as the wrapped candy into all wrapped candies of the same color.  Now that is some explosion!  This works out well in some of the higher levels when you must destroy the popcorn blocker.  When combined each wrapped candy will explode twice.

Combine two Color Bombs and now you’ve got the ultimate explosion! It will completely clear your game board.  I would relate this explosion as basically refreshing your board with new candies.

Candy Crush Boosters 

The Daily Booster Wheel gives you the opportunity to add boosters to your game every day. It's very difficult to hit the jackpot on the Booster Wheel but if you’re lucky enough to hit it you will get a bundle of boosters.

The +5 extra moves booster is offered as a purchase for a failing level.  This booster will give you five extra moves when activated within a game.  If you fail the same gameplay more than once, the game offers you to buy an additional booster, but getting more expensive each time you do.

The lollipop hammer is my favorite booster!  This is a booster that you can get from the daily booster wheel or playing the sugar drop challenge.  It can be used to get rid of one blocker square such as chocolate or jelly.  Since it’s just a hammer, it can crash anything that you’d like. 

The Jelly Fish Booster is another booster that is provided before starting the game.  You can get this from the daily booster wheel or the sugar drop challenge.  You need to match it with two candies of the same color to generate the move.  When activated it will swim around and eat jelly squares at random.  This can be very useful for hard to reach areas.

The Switch Hand Booster enables you to switch two side-by-side items on the board and you don’t have to use a move to do it.  Just click on the hand and click on the square where you would like it to be.  This booster can be very handy if you see a color bomb booster and a striped booster close to each other.  Move the two next to each other and then watch the explosion take place!  The hand can be used to make any booster combo.  These can only be obtained from the daily spinning wheel or playing the sugar drop challenge.

The Coconut Wheel is another special candy that cannot be generated within a game with any candy combination. It either is provided within the game or gained from the daily spinning wheel or sugar group challenge.  You will find this available only for ingredient levels (nuts/cherries).  When used, the Coconut Wheel will roll over the next three candies in one direction, converting them to Striped candies and then triggering them.  You can control the direction by swiping it across making 3 striped vertical candies or moving it up or down making it striped horizontal candies.  But be careful because if you get an explosion near this coconut wheel it’s going to choose its own direction.  It’s great at clearing out a whole column for ingredients to drop.

The Bomb Cooler Booster is a purchased booster.  This works well when you are close to winning and just need that extra couple of moves.  But it is a purchase item.  With the purchase each bomb will be given an extra 5 moves which will then be added to the current number of moves left on each bomb.  So, if you made the purchase because a couple of bombs were about to explode but others still had say 3 moves left, with the purchase those bombs would now have 8 additional moves left.

The UFO Booster is a really cool booster.  It can be activated by switching it with an adjacent candy.  It lifts off and hovers over the board shooting wrapped candies into 3 squares at random.  Then it flies off the board and the 3 wrapped candies explode.

The Striped Booster turns a solid candy into a striped candy.  The direction that you swipe the paint brush determines a horizontal or vertical stripe.   It can be very useful when matching it next to a wrapped candy or a color bomb booster.  Matching the two boosters together will create a combo and the results will be fun to watch!  However, this booster can only be purchased so be careful choosing where on the board to use it. 

The Lucky Candy Booster can be earned by playing the daily spinning wheel or sugar drop challenge. You can usually find them on the ‘collect the orders’ levels.  When used as part of a match or a combination, it will transform into another special candy.  Since it’s a mystery candy booster, you won’t know what it will transform to until it’s used. It happens at random and will transform to something you may need for that level.

The Mystery Candy Booster is just what it says – it’s a mystery!  You never know what hides underneath it. It could turn into a blocker such as chocolate or licorice or any blocker for that matter.  If it turns into chocolate and you can’t find a match next to it to destroy it, the chocolate will start to spawn to other squares.  But it could also become a good mystery too such as a striped or wrapped candy. The name serves it well because it’s questionable and you never know what’s hiding underneath it.    

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