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Timed levels (also known as Time levels or Time limited levels) was one of the six level types in Candy Crush Saga. This level type's icon was purple with an hourglass.

The object of this level type was to earn at least one star before the time ran out.

Timed levels had been phased out of the game, though it might be that King is waiting for critical reception upon the removal of timed levels.

During the first two months of 2018, moves levels replaced some timed levels, which signaled an early stage of being phased out. By the end of February, the affected levels were 1710, 1891, 1995 and more.

In early March 2018, many earlier timed levels were replaced with moves levels, which was another signal of the final days of this level type. In the first week of April 2018 alone, most remaining timed levels were converted into other level types. It was assumed that the next update or two would remove all remaining timed levels. This came true when the last timed level, level 18, was removed in the first week of May. It's the symbol of the official removal of timed levels.*

*Timed levels still exist on the king.com browser version*

Objective

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How to play (mobile)

Time level icon

Time level icon on mobile.

It was the only level type which was not restricted by moves.

To pass a timed level, a certain score had to be achieved within the time allocated, such that you would earn at least one star. When a match subsequently resulted in three cascades, a +5 candy would come down. If the cascades were still in progress, a +5 candy would come down after every four cascades. When time ran out, all special candies would be activated, then +5 candies would turn into wrapped candies and would activate.

When an Extra Time Candy was matched, it would only grant 5 seconds or refill the timer, whichever was less.

Web description

You have a restricted amount of time in which to finish the level. If the time runs out before you’ve earned at least one star, you will fail the level.

Difficulty

  • Timed levels were considered harder than moves levels, since your goal was to earn one star. There were only a few hard timed levels to earn one star. Some were also very boring to play.
    • They were hard because you had to earn one star with some being very high, and you were not pressured due to number of moves, but there was a time limit.
    • Also, many later timed levels were notoriously hard to earn three stars. 1237 was an example.
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A green Extra Time Candy.

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How to pass timed levels.

Trivia

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  • This level type was officially called Time levels.
  • This was the level type in the original Candy Crush and Action Mode of Bejeweled.
  • This was one of the two 'primitive' level types, as their sole objective was the score. The other 'primitive' level type is moves, and it is used for tutorial levels.
  • There had never been two consecutive timed levels.
  • There had never been an episode with three or more timed levels.
  • In early days, there was never a timed level that was extremely hard to earn even one star. But many later timed levels were extremely hard to earn three stars.
    • This trend was broken with level 1068, the first timed level rated extremely hard.
    • Level 297 was an extremely hard level to earn three stars, yet it was almost impossible to fail to reach the target score.
  • The distribution of timed levels was variable. They became progressively rarer as you progressed through the episodes. Oftentimes, the player would see streaks of episodes without any timed levels, and at other times, they would appear as much as twice per episode.
    • They were somewhat uncommon up to World 5, but rare since World 6 and so on.
    • Up to Sweet Surprise, around 1 in 8 levels were timed, and episodes had an average of around two timed levels.
    • After Sweet Surprise, it decreased to 1 in 15. Episodes had one timed level each until Licorice Tower.
    • After Licorice Tower, the abundance of timed levels dropped so that there was only one timed level in every two episodes. There was a long stretch of episodes without this level type after Sugary Shire, for 156 levels.
    • However, at Cereal Sea, this level type made a short reappearance, but further on, it became very rare; most later worlds did not feature even one timed level. Additionally, most episodes which fall into this category were (and still are) dominated by jelly levels, with some ingredient levels, few (one to three) order levels, and often no moves levels.
    • Only 4 Timed Levels were present in world 8. After that, between Boneyard Bonanza and Coco Crossroads (an episode which was once infamous for the return of Toffee Tornado), no timed levels were available (725 and 880),a drought of 155 levels (Just a drought 1 level shorter than the one between Sugary Shire and Cereal Sea)
    • Between World 9 and 20, only 9 timed levels were present.
    • However, after 1512, they became more common. Episodes with 2 timed levels ware present for the first time after Toffee Tower and second time after Sweet Surprise (201-215) at Biscuit Bay (1536-1550).
    • Many later episodes featured 2, 3 or even 4 timed levels such as Icing Islands and Tricky Tracks.
    • However, they were phased out after 2300s. They were very rare. But Jelly-Timed mixed levels appeared in Tricky Tent.
    • Pumpking Patch became the first episode with all 5 level types and 2 types of Mixed levels.
    • After Cupcake Clinic, they were very rare. The last timed level ever released was 3093.
  • Before they were redesigned, there were only 23 episodes after the first 25 to have timed levels.
  • The music of this level type for the HTML5 version was the music for Candy Order levels on Flash version, while the music for this level type on Flash version was the music for Ingredients levels on HTML5 version.
  • Timed levels did not give any sugar drops on mobile.
  • This was the only level type not to appear in the final episode on Flash version.
  • After Sugary Stage, the phasing out of timed levels began. Following said episode, there had only been a handful of timed levels and after the end of Flash version, many of the earlier timed levels were being changed into other level types (mostly moves levels). Also, jelly-timed mixed levels used to exist but they were all converted into regular jelly levels as a part of this process. Finally, on 2 May 2018, the last remaining timed level, namely level 18, was reverted into a jelly level, after existing for 19 days as the last level of its type.
  • After having been removed on HTML5, timed levels still exist on Flash.
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The poll was created at 12:44 on April 27, 2018, and so far 126 people voted.

List of Original Timed levels

Some levels are still available as timed levels on Flash version.
  1. Level 18 - Unoffical and the last timed level before the completely removal of timed levels
  2. Level 20 - First timed level.
  3. Level 27 - First episode with 2 timed levels
  4. Level 32
  5. Level 43
  6. Level 59
  7. Level 64
  8. Level 80
  9. Level 84
  10. Level 94
  11. Level 108
  12. Level 121
  13. Level 134
  14. Level 139
  15. Level 145
  16. Level 151
  17. Level 159
  18. Level 166
  19. Level 177
  20. Level 182 - First Very Hard timed level.
  21. Level 189
  22. Level 198
  23. Level 204
  24. Level 211
  25. Level 223
  26. Level 237
  27. Level 252 - Could be played indefinitely.
  28. Level 267
  29. Level 283
  30. Level 297
  31. Level 313
  32. Level 328
  33. Level 343 - Longest Timer , 3 minutes
  34. Level 358
  35. Level 373
  36. Level 403
  37. Level 433
  38. Level 462
  39. Level 618 - First timed level after a drought of about 150 levels
  40. Level 683
  41. Level 698
  42. Level 701
  43. Level 725
  44. Level 880 - Second time a timed level appears after a drought of 155 levels.
  45. Level 956
  46. Level 973
  47. Level 1004
  48. Level 1068
  49. Level 1198 - Third drought, 130 levels. (Shortest Timer, 10 seconds)
  50. Level 1237
  51. Level 1387 - Fourth drought, 150 levels.
  52. Level 1409
  53. Level 1424
  54. Level 1512 - Fifth drought, 95 levels. Timed levels start to increase their abundance here.
  55. Level 1525 - First Insanely Hard timed level.
  56. Level 1538 - Episodes with 2 timed levels reappear after Sweet Surprise (201-215) (excluding Toffee Tower) - a gap of 1300 levels
  57. Level 1546
  58. Level 1554
  59. Level 1562
  60. Level 1575
  61. Level 1585
  62. Level 1595
  63. Level 1602
  64. Level 1628 - Milky Marina - First episode with 3 timed levels (1628, 1632, 1638)
  65. Level 1632
  66. Level 1638
  67. Level 1644
  68. Level 1674
  69. Level 1694
  70. Level 1710
  71. Level 1723
  72. Level 1730
  73. Level 1733
  74. Level 1741
  75. Level 1753
  76. Level 1762
  77. Level 1784
  78. Level 1787
  79. Level 1803
  80. Level 1810
  81. Level 1817
  82. Level 1822 - Icing islands becomes the first episode with 4 timed levels (1822, 1825, 1828, 1832)
  83. Level 1825
  84. Level 1828
  85. Level 1832
  86. Level 1837
  87. Level 1850
  88. Level 1859
  89. Level 1869
  90. Level 1874
  91. Level 1885
  92. Level 1888
  93. Level 1891
  94. Level 1910
  95. Level 1912
  96. Level 1925
  97. Level 1929
  98. Level 1932
  99. Level 1935
  100. Level 1955
  101. Level 1958
  102. Level 1995
  103. Level 2016 - First timed episode opener.
  104. Level 2030
  105. Level 2049 - Second episode with 4 timed levels (Tricky Tracks)
  106. Level 2053
  107. Level 2058
  108. Level 2060
  109. Level 2073
  110. Level 2079
  111. Level 2083
  112. Level 2089
  113. Level 2094
  114. Level 2126
  115. Level 2135
  116. Level 2163
  117. Level 2170
  118. Level 2175
  119. Level 2199
  120. Level 2205
  121. Level 2210
  122. Level 2220
  123. Level 2229
  124. Level 2235
  125. Level 2240
  126. Level 2258
  127. Level 2266
  128. Level 2279
  129. Level 2290
  130. Level 2295
  131. Level 2304
  132. Level 2314 - Phasing out of timed levels began after this episode.
  133. Level 2374
  134. Level 2583 - First timed level after a drought of 209 levels. (Fifth drought)
  135. Level 2634
  136. Level 2758 - Last timed level in Flash
  137. Level 2940 - First timed level exclusive to HTML5
  138. Level 3093 - The last timed level ever released.

Here is a list of Jelly-Timed mixed levels:

  1. Level 2781
  2. Level 2784
  3. Level 2786
  4. Level 2789
  5. Level 2791
  6. Level 2793
  7. Level 2795
  8. Level 2799 - Last Jelly-Timed level in Flash
  9. Level 2840 - First Jelly-Timed level exclusive to HTML5
  10. Level 2865
  11. Level 2871
  12. Level 2890
  13. Level 2923
  14. Level 2928
  15. Level 2930
  16. Level 2932
  17. Level 2936
  18. Level 2942
  19. Level 2951
  20. Level 2956
  21. Level 2981
  22. Level 2999
  23. Level 3008
  24. Level 3042
  25. Level 3090 - Last Jelly-Timed mixed level. (162 levels with time)