Jelly levels (also known as Clear all jelly levels) is one of the six level types in Candy Crush Saga. This level type's icon is blue with a white square. Jelly levels first appear in Candy Town, the first episode, with the first jelly level being level 6. The panel shows how many jellies you need to clear [e.g. 45 jellies].
Jelly levels are the most common level type, making up 34.95% of Reality levels. There are 1433 non-mixed appearances out of the 4100 levels. There are also 436 mixed-mode levels requiring jelly, with a combined total appearance of 1869 appearances.
Jelly levels are also the most common level type in Dreamworld, making up 45.71% all the levels, with 304 jelly levels of the 665 total levels. On average, episodes have 6.5 jelly levels. Every single episode usually has 6-10 jelly levels. However, after Taffy Treetops, few episodes have more than 6 jelly levels. In the first four months of 2018, a handful of timed levels were changed into jelly levels.
Jelly levels were once considered the hardest level types, as many of the hardest levels, such as 125, 290, 305, 323, 394, 410, 434, 437, 461, 530, 549, 565, 567, 617, 755, 957, 1050, 1061, 1268, 1782, 1926, 1957, 1961, 1963, 2069, 2357, 2359, 2403, 2454, 2497, 2502, 2518, 2526, 2546, 2561, etc. are all jelly levels. For the most part, the early-mid jelly levels tend to be the type of levels that end up being marked extremely hard more commonly. The list can go on and on as many non-infamous levels can turn out to be hard. If you don't clear all the jelly, you will fail the level.
To complete jelly levels, the player must remove all the jelly on the board. On many jelly levels, it is harder than it seems. The jelly is translucent in appearance, and can only be broken if a candy on the square with jelly is removed. Once all the jelly on the entire board is removed, the player completes the level.
In level 18, double jellies are introduced. These jellies are white and more cloudy in appearance and take two hits to be destroyed.
Jelly fish are helpful for this type of levels, but it is not really recommended to buy the booster. It can be helpful for very hard jelly levels since they can respawn multiple times within the move limit (rate of spawn varies). If they are destroyed, it will help clear 3 jelly squares. Another neat feature about them is that they can reach jellies behind blockers (except for liquorice swirls and liquorice locks).
When all jellies are eliminated, Sugar Crush is activated - 3 jelly fish per remaining move will swim onto the screen and eat random candies.
The board behind the candy is covered in jelly. Remove the jelly by matching candy on top of it. If you still have jelly left when you run out of moves, you will fail the level.
Jelly levels are consistently among the harder type of levels in this game. According to the hardest level poll, a jelly level is voted the hardest in the game. Many of the extremely hard levels are jelly levels. Some not known levels are not the hardest, but overall when you compare an average candy order or ingredient level, it is generally harder.
There are more double jellies in the game than single jellies. At higher levels, regular jellies rarely appear. Luckily, double jellies are the most amount of jellies you have to clear in 1 square. However, levels with five-layered icing require 7 hits to clear 1 block of double jelly, and popcorn requires 3 special candy hits first.
The biggest issue when with dealing jelly levels is that you have to destroy the candy on top of the square. This can be easy to say that and for King to design that but it is in fact the most difficult task in the game. At times, it is hard to find a regular candy match in the corners, especially on the bottom.
Certainly, there are plenty of jelly levels designed so that a normal candy match does not solve the problem and only a certain special candy will hit the square.
Jellies with no candy on top of it cannot be destroyed by lollipop hammers and sweet teeth. However, other elements can still destroy jellies. This makes colour bombs harder to use as the candies aren't on top of the jellies.
Jelly fish are provided in some levels. However, players must make very good use of them in order to win. Many times players lose the level because the jelly fish is set off at the wrong time and hits a square that can easily be cleared manually. Level 342 is a great example of this and it requires luck for the jelly fish to hit the right square.
Due to the commonality of jelly levels, therefore this is arguably the biggest reason why this game is hard. Also, many people tend to be stuck at a jelly level for days if not weeks and months. Level 65 used to be the dead worst of the hardest level of all time, until it got nerfed. Level 147 got another nerf even bigger than what level 65 got. However, as more big nerfs came by, so did harder jelly levels.
Later episodes tend to have more harder ingredients or candy order levels. However, jelly levels tend to be quite hard, especially when they are a part in Mixed Mode levels.
Overall, jelly levels are not only the most hated types of levels, but are also very boring to play. Level 461 may be an extremely hard level, but it is may or may not be as boring as thought.
Jelly levels are not as difficult in Dreamworld as Reality. The main reason they are not as difficult is because the moon struck rip a lot of jellies due to massive cascades. As long as a candy is destroyed, a layer of jelly will be cleared. This effect is stronger with 6 colour levels as there are 2 candies removed from the board, causing lots of combinations just by the moon struck alone. Also, a larger board creates a bigger effect.
They do seem to have fewer moves but it does not require as many moves to finish as Reality. Most hard jelly levels in reality are actually easier in Dreamworld. The most notable levels are levels 65, 147, 197, 213, 275, etc.
However, there are also very difficult jelly levels in Dreamworld. These levels usually have some of the following features:
- Their moon scale is extremely unstable (usually with only 8 candies for 5-colour levels or 7 candies for 6-colour levels at most). Also, their moon struck is usually short.
- The number of moves are far fewer than their Reality counterpart, like level 116 and 338.
Notable nerfed jelly levels
These levels used to be extremely hard or at borders between extremely hard and very hard but have now been nerfed lower than very hard.
- Level 65
- Level 70
- Level 147
- Level 167
- Level 184
- Level 197
- Level 213
- Level 275
- Level 311
- Level 350
- Level 461
- Level 578
- Level 747
- Level 755
- Level 758
- Level 902
- Level 914
- Level 1335
- Level 1364
- Level 1416
- Level 1452
- Level 1469
- Level 1488
- Level 1520
- Level 1536
- Level 1560
- Level 1583
- Level 1607
- Level 1967
- Level 1969
- Level 2011
- Level 2056
- Level 2062
- Level 2080
- Level 2324
- Dreamworld version of level 147
- Dreamworld version of level 382
- The Sugar Crush used to give a really high score. For unknown reasons however, the jelly fish were nerfed once and give almost no points on web version until the Fungi Forest update. There was no reason given for this, but it used to make levels like 183 almost impossible. This is no longer the case as is. However, this change has never taken effect on mobile.
- The nerfing of the jelly fish seems less critical on later levels which require plenty of moves to clear the jelly.
- However, later mobile versions (1.60 later) do not have jelly fish during sugar crush, but striped candies will spawn instead.
- On web version, upon clearing all jellies, the jelly area of the board will shine after the clearing cascade.
- The icon of jelly level in mobile is different in web version, the mobile version has a jelly square with 4 squares inside of it, on the web version, it just has only one jelly square.
- Before the release of Sweet Surprise, the icon of jelly level in the map is like a square with four squares inside and the one of the squares is shaded.
- Starting double jellies actually appear more than starting single jellies. This can make jelly levels much harder.
- Levels 50, 150, 250, 350, 450, 550, 750, 850, 950, 1050, 1150, and 1350 are all jelly levels, but level 650 is a candy order level, and level 1250 is an ingredients level.
- Jelly levels are the only levels where jelly fish can be used as a booster.
- Jelly levels tend to be found in trends. Trends of 3 jelly levels are somewhat common. The largest trend of jelly levels is 7 in Nerdy Nebula.
- Blueberry Brush, Kooky Kingdom and Praline Pavilion have only 1 jelly level that is not a mixed level.
- All full-length worlds end with a jelly level except World Seven and World Ten, which are ingredients levels, and World Eleven, which is a candy order level.
- Level 623 used to be a jelly level, but it was a duplicate of level 608. It was later changed to an ingredient drop level.
- The music used for the Jelly levels in the mobile versions are the ingredient levels as on web version. The web version uses the same as the moves levels.
- There is a little trend in Dreamworld where very easy jelly levels are very hard or higher in Dreamworld. This is usually because of more colours, unstable moon scales, blockers, or fewer moves than its Reality counterpart.
- Some timed levels become jelly levels in Dreamworld version. 84, 151, 198, 204, 267, 343, 373, 433, 462, and 618 are examples.
- Jelly levels are celebrated at Marmalade Moon. Furthermore, both jelly levels with blockers spelling out JELLY are very hard.
- Bonbon Beanstalk, Apricot Alley, Licorice Luna and Spicy Shop are episodes without jelly levels that are not mixed levels.
- There never have episodes without non-mixed jelly levels to have non-mixed ingredients levels, but there are in vice versa.
- In the past, on web version there wasn't an objective pane about amount of jellies remaining. This pane was added with the release of Scrumptious Studio.
- Meanwhile, on mobile, the objective pane showed the target score of current level. When v1.71 was released, it also included this change, but in a different manner of "remaining / total" format.
- It does not distinguish between single and double jelly. It also counts every uncleared jelly square as a single point value, whether if the jelly is a single or double jelly. Therefore, a level with 81 double jellies remaining, is listed as having 81/81 jellies, rather than 162/162.
- Candy Crush Jelly Saga also has a level with the same name, jelly levels. However, the player must spread them instead of removing. The mechanics are even harder!
Notable jelly levels
- Level 6 - First jelly level.
- Level 18 - First level with double jellies.
- Level 29 - The earliest hard jelly level.
- Level 31 - One of just four earlier levels that contain only 3 colours - the other levels being 587, 621, 1020, and 1108.
- Level 35 - The first jelly finale of an episode.
- Level 50 - This is the ticket to Dreamworld, as well as the second jelly finale.
- Level 65 - The former hardest level in the game and the third jelly finale.
- Level 100 - A level with extremely arguable difficult. (before redesign)
- Level 125 - The fourth jelly finale.
- Level 147 - Formerly topping the hardest level in the game. Used to be nerfed, but got reverted to original version except timer of the candy bombs.
- Level 155 - The fifth jelly finale.
- Level 170 - The sixth jelly finale.
- Level 172 - First level to have only one double jelly.
- Level 231 - The 100th Jelly level.
- Level 260, 275 and 290 - The seventh, eighth and ninth jelly finales.
- Level 305 - First extremely hard level and the tenth jelly finale.
- Level 320 - The eleventh jelly finale.
- Level 323 - Another level which is extremely hard to pass and extremely hard to earn three stars.
- Level 350 - Voted the #1 hardest level in the game many times. Now drastically nerfed. Also the twelfth jelly finale.
- Level 380 - The thirteenth jelly finale.
- Level 410 - An extremely difficult jelly level due to hard to reach bombs and jelly. Now badly nerfed. It's also the fourteenth jelly finale.
- Level 440 - The fifteenth jelly finale.
- Level 461 - One of the hardest jelly levels in the game.
- Level 466 - The 200th Jelly level.
- Level 470 - The sixteenth jelly finale.
- Level 480 - First jelly level with waffles.
- Level 485 - The seventeenth jelly finale.
- Level 515, 530 and 545 - The eighteenth, nineteenth and the twentieth jelly finale.
- Level 575 - The twenty-first jelly finale.
- Level 578 - The level which it once has a double jelly under a chocolate spawner, making the level impossible to pass without boosters.
- Level 590 - The twenty-second jelly finale.
- Level 605 - The twenty-third jelly finale.
- Level 606 - Tutorial level on how to use the candy frog, once had only a single jelly but now has 5 single jellies.
- Level 675 - The 300th Jelly level.
- Level 695 - The twenty-fourth jelly finale
- Level 696 - Has the most number of moves in game with 75 moves.
- Level 710 - The twenty-fifth jelly finale.
- Level 713 - Second level to have only one double jelly. It is extremely hard to earn two and three stars.
- Level 740 - The twenty-sixth jelly finale.
- Level 755 - The twenty-seventh jelly finale.
- Level 770 - The twenty-eighth jelly finale.
- Level 800 - The twenty-ninth jelly finale.
- Level 815 - The thirtieth jelly finale.
- Level 838 - Coconut wheels appear on a jelly level for the first time.
- Level 898 - The 400th Jelly level.
- Level 920 - The thirty-fifth jelly finale.
- Level 940 - Third level to have only one double jelly.
- Level 1016 - Fourth level to have only one double jelly.
- Level 1055 - The level with the least number of moves in Reality at 5 moves. Also the fortieth jelly finale.
- Level 1087 - 500th jelly level.
- Level 1115 - First jelly level with dark chocolate.
- Level 1132 - The level with the highest two and three star target scores at 5,000,000 and 9,000,000 points respectively. Also, standard candies do not spawn at all, but candy bombs rain down.
- Level 1160 - The forty-fifth jelly finale.
- Level 1180 - Formerly a hated Candy Order level before it is redesigned to a jelly level.
- Levels 1207 and 1220 - Both levels have icings forming the word "jelly" at the same location.
- Level 1265 - The fiftieth jelly finale.
- Level 1267 - The 600th Jelly level.
- Level 1335 - The 2,000th level in the entire game, also formerly one of the hardest levels in the game, before the nerf.
- Level 1482 - 700th jelly level.
- Level 1688 - The first mixed level (Jelly + Ingredients).
- Level 1826 - The first jelly level after being absent in the previous episode for the first time.
- Level 1853 - 800th jelly level
- Level 1957 - Currently the first nearly impossible jelly level.
- Level 2119 - Based on Level 461, but has a chocolate spawner, 5-layered icing, and 5 colors.
- Level 2376 - The 900th Jelly level.
- Level 2406 - First level with Bobber.
- Level 2575 - The 1,000th Jelly level.
- Level 2823 - Last jelly level on Flash version.
- Level 2826 - First HTML-exclusive jelly level.
- Level 2871 - 1,100th jelly level
- Level 3167 - 1,200th jelly level.
- Level 3249 - First jelly level with candy cane fence.
- Level 3492 - 1,300th jelly level.
- Level 3501 - First official jelly level with waffles.
- Level 3711 - First official jelly level with dark chocolate.
- Level 3807 - First jelly-order mixed level.
- Level 3820 - 1,400th jelly level.
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