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This article is about the element when the player scores a certain number of points. If you are looking for the character in Fizzy Falls, see Little Star.
Star meter

From bottom to top: 1-star, 2-star, 3-star.

Stars are a fundamental element in Candy Crush Saga, present in all levels. In each level, stars can be earned by reaching certain score targets. A player can earn up to a maximum of 3 stars on each level. There are currently a total of 6,105 stars (6,015 on mobile) that can be earned from 1,370 Reality levels (1,340 on mobile) and 665 dreamworld levels: 30 stars for episodes 1 and 2, and 45 for the rest of the episodes.

Reaching a level's target score will award you one star. If you get a score that is a certain number of points over the target score depending on the level, you will be awarded two stars. When you hit the top of the star meter you are awarded three stars. You can tell how close you are to the next star by looking at the meter on the upper left hand side of the screen.

The number of stars you win depends on your score when you complete the level. Let's say you have a level that requires you to score 50,000 points to acquire the first star. If you get anywhere between zero to 49,980 (as points are a mulitple of twenty) points, you fail the level. Let's say to get two stars, you have to acquire 100,000 points or more. If you get anywhere between 50,000 to 99,980 points, you stay with one star. If the level requires you to gain 125,000 point to reach three stars and you get anywhere between 100,000 to 124,980 points, you will still be at two stars. Getting beyond 125,000 points will not reward you with any other additional stars.

When you go back to the level selection screen, your level stars will show on the level button. By opening the level info screen, you can find the target score to obtain a new star, or your highest record if you have already collected three stars.

On web version, your friends can see how many total stars you've collected and if you have collected the most stars out of all your friends in a particular Episode, you will be given the Champion Title for that episode.


When you cursor in stars, an information will show up:

1 star: 1 star description

2 stars: 2 stars description

3 stars: 3 stars description


  • Some levels are very easy to score three stars (level 252), while others are insanely hard (levels 297713, pre-nerfed 9101132 and Dreamworld 289.
  • It is impossible to receive anything less than three stars on level 11, as the three star requirement is 3,000 points; bringing down an ingredient earns 10,000 points. The same applies to: 22, 30281, the 1st and 2nd versions of 578, the 1st version of 664, the 1st version of 671, 743, 745761, 791, 875877, 895947, 961, 991, 992995, 1014, 1313, the 1st version of 1014, 1149, 1157, 1173, 1220, mobile Dreamworld level 2, the 1st - 3rd versions of Dreamworld 276, Dreamworld 618, and Dreamworld 665.
  • In mystery quests, stars do not appear. Instead, a colored key shaped like a candy cane appears at the location of second star.
  • If a level has its star requirements changed and your score at the time would have fallen into a different range, there is no effect on how many stars you have. For example, if you beat the first or second version of level 578 with 185,000 points, you would get three stars even though you need 200,000 points for the third version, because the old versions already gave you three stars (30,000 points for three stars). If you beat the first version of level 623 with 350,000 points, you would get two stars even though 350,000 points is more than enough for three stars on the new version (200,000 points for three stars), because it was not enough for three stars on the old version (370,000 points for three stars). The only way to fix this problem is to earn more points than the highest score the user had.
  • The Reality levels with the highest three star target score are pre-nerfed level 910 and level 1132 at 9,000,000 points. The Dreamworld level with the highest three star target score is level 463 at 2,500,000 points. 
  • When you complete the level, the stars in the mobile version constantly glow while the stars in the web version is not.
  • For some reason, on web version, while the first star is a red one, it is shown as a green star (the second one) on the map if you only have one star in that level. The mobile version shows the lone red star correctly.

Hardest Level And Episode In The Game To Earn Three StarsEdit

There are three polls created to determine the hardest levels and episodes to earn three stars for the Reality and Dreamworld segments as shown below.

Hardest Level in Reality to earn three stars

Hardest Level in Dreamworld to earn three stars

Hardest Episode in the Game to earn 3 stars


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