Candy Crush Saga Level 197,





Tips for level 197 Candy Crush
 Look for a vertical stripe in the first couple of moves. Fire this into the bottom and it will open 2 wraps, switch these together and it will just about clear one side and if you're lucky it may go into the other side too.. From there just keep trying to make combos to clear the jelly.

120 comments:

shelly said...
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Anonymous said...

This has to be the most boring level yet! I have done all the ones before it, some were really hard, others were frustrating in the extreme but this is just bloody bloody boring! Moving the sweets around with almost no result isn't entertaining.

Anonymous said...

^ agreed! ^ This level is really really frustrating. All Im doing most of the time is pushing pointless candy around. Unless I get a down candy within a few moves, this level is almost impossible to complete.

Anonymous said...

This level is boring, not fun, tedious, and stupid.

It's not fun when your pushing useless candies around up top for no apparent reason. Nor is it fun when you finally do clear the bottom, to have to continually push around useless candies up top after.

These developers need to wrap their heads around what makes a fun game. This needless pushing around candies and constant shuffling is the dead opposite of fun.

This game may have so many likes, but all I ever see is people complaining continuously and relentlessly. The question is, how fast will this game tank like it's other game Bubble Witch Saga.

Anonymous said...

This level just plain sucks. Nothing fun or entertaining about it. All it is, is needless pushing around of candies on the upper shelf with no real value.

Whohooo look at me guys, lets see how many candies I can push around on the upper shelf without ever making it to the bottom to break any jelly!

Anonymous said...

I want to know how having 38 moves to remove 1 piece of Jelly; and not being able to do it... fun?

Where is the fun in that exactly?

Anonymous said...

This level is awful and infuriating. No fun at all. After about a hundred attempts, even with extra moves, I've only gotten close a couple of times. Just close enough to get pissed off. Trash this level!

Olaf said...

You must by go to have 2 bags together under, then is 75% - 80% of the gelatine away.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree.... I cannot stand playing this level anymore with the same result and never any useful moves. Totally monotonous! I know they want us to buy a boost, but geez... how many weeks should a person have to be stuck on a level. At least make them remotely possible within a reasonable time period?

Not all of us can afford to spend money on games. And the ones who can will do so immediately I'm pretty sure.

At least at work I can reload the game without bothering to finish another obviously losing game. But at home, the game takes 20 minutes to load, what a pain, so I have to go to the end with those useless moves.

Totally frustrated... this level ruins the game for me. Yeah, I've been frustrated with it before, but this takes the cake. At least some of the other levels were kinda fun.

Anonymous said...

yeah but its the side ones that are the problem!
I cant even clear all the block out the way before having only 10 moves left to clear the rest of the jelly

Anonymous said...

This level sucks. 50 moves, cut it down to 15 moves that actually will drop somthing that is needed. I was down to 1 block left to brake with 33 moves left and never had a usefull move on that half of the screen. This is bull shit. Most of the game start with 30 moves that do Absolutelly nothing. I also am not going to buy the helps bombs. I had some and when using them they never helped anyway. Fix this level.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree! This is getting boring!

Anonymous said...

I agree with everyone here. This level is just stupid. Moving around useless candies that do nothing for you. The only part you can possibly clear is the center. The ends are not to be cleared. I love this game but I am about to trash it forever.

Constantine Markellos said...

Hmm, this one isn't going well. It seems the sample shown here, everything fell in place at the end. I am trying to understand lower level wrapped candy strategy. It seems when you mix the center column on either side, the most damage is done. Not sure, maybe others have seen the same. Well, levels were coming too easy, I knew there was a tough one coming. And, not sure what boosters I would even use (people, I don't mind paying a bit). Would be interesting to hear. I know the lollipop will help when you have 1 or 2 left. Wonder how the teeth would do? Not even sure how to control them, they are like a shark in bloody water.

Constantine Markellos said...

Well, had about 2 jellies left. Spent the $2 and got a 3X lollipop. It is either spend countless hours on this level, or cave in with a purchase. Plus, you can play other games and get 5x lollipops.

Anonymous said...

It's important to get wrapped and striped candies to explode. It is difficult to get the bottom right and left sides cleared. Try to get vertical stripes at the top right and left to clear downward. That's what helped me win this level.

Anonymous said...

ABSOLUTELY AGREE TO ALL OF THE COMMENTS HERE!!

Anonymous said...

making me want to delete the game !!

Vie said...

haven't passed this level for like forever. it's getting on my nerve! hate it. currently thinking about leaving the game, but friends are playing it, so can't help to get back and try, and retry, and retry again until there's no more life. and there the circle goes. :(

Royal Scott said...

I just came to the point where I am done with this game.

Anonymous said...

ce facem lume buna ...stau la nivelul asta de mai bine de o luna...
adminilor ce faceti...?

Anonymous said...

Its Just a Game!

Anonymous said...

♥ Is everyone serious? It wasn't hard at all. Took me few tries. Get vertical striped to get in, then fill in the rest with matches/stripes.

Leslie said...

Even if you get lucky at the outset, and you try to strategize the rest of the game, it seems that you use most of your moves just setting up. Strategy doesn't seem to play in most of this level. You set it up, they knock you down. Just like the rest of the levels. This one just seems to kick more peoples butts. Excluding the last persons post.

Leslie said...

This one is making the game not fun, again!

Leslie said...

Oh, and the moment that you take those extra moves that your friends send you and you use them thinking, okay, this one feels about the right amount of bad games played. Should be a good one, negative! I have never moved through a tough level using my extras!

Leslie said...

I came so close today! One jelly to blast with a striped candy sitting next to and around the same color and no move! Very frustrating. I am done, but my husband wants to keep on watching over my shoulder. I have turned this level over to him. I have moved on to other things.

Leslie said...

Has anyone figured out what those candies are going to be that drop into the bottom? I can't figure it out. Just random? Except for the center row, the others seem to be random.

Leslie said...

I agree that you start out with 50. Seems even if you get a down striped candy, you can't get anything to align to break it through. The other times, you spend many moves setting up and end up not having enough in the end to finish. l Even getting a chocolate bomb at the bottom, or even the top, you can't seem to get a striped candy to blow everything up. If, it happens, because I have been on this level for quite awhile, there are multiple moves. Frustrating

Leslie said...

I understand that each level should be harder, but why make it so difficult that people don't want to play anymore? I think that them taking away my gaining a life by looking at one the ads to promote their game is further destroying the playability. I have talked to people that have payed for boosters and it is always, another $.99. I cannot see how this free game is so biased!

Leslie said...

My guess is that not enough are getting to this level. Quit it because it is so boring. l What a way to get people to keep coming back!

Leslie said...

Once you pass this level, no one posts!

Leslie said...

I finely got through this level this morning! I guess all I can say is get those striped candies in to shoot down and use them only when you have no more moves at the bottom. Get sideways striped candies in the bottom. Keep an eye on those centers candies to line up colors you need at the bottom. It still comes down to what candies are dropping.

dirty vegas said...

This level is so frustrating because it keeps freezing ,the fruits don't fall down ,many levels before were hard but you always felt you could clear them but level 197 is the worse level yet , I think it's about time to give this game up ,it's just not fun anymore and games are meant to be fun .

dirty vegas said...

There is definitely something not right with this level ,when you make a move the fruits catapult in to the air and take a good few seconds to come down ,could someone please check this out thank you .

Yolande Laycock said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one with the catapulting candies and the ones stuck up on some tree somewhere. Thought it was my computer acting up. Yup. Checking here because I can't seem to get anywhere near clearing any candies here.

dirty vegas said...

Can someone please confirm that this level freezes and the fruits catapulting in the air is normal ,there is a fault in this level every move takes forever and the fruits refuse to come back down ..Candy crush please check this out .thank you .

mOoPiNk said...

so borring , i cant pass !! so hardy T_T

Anonymous said...

Boring,boring,boring,boring,boring,boring,boring, level :(

DMB said...

Yes, I am getting that here so it seems that must be normal or a bug in the game for this level.

dirty vegas said...

Still on this level and still frustrated because the game freezes and the fruits take ages to come back down ,somebody please check this out ,it's not sour grapes because I can't pass the level ,its a genuine problem and has kept me on this level for over 2 weeks .

Anonymous said...

It's just a big con.they give you easy levels inbetween so it gives you hope.Then comes the stinker of a level, to where you have to end up paying for boosters to get through it.Hardly give you difficult levels back to back.Otherwise people whould quit the game. Level 197 is just bizzare.

Anonymous said...

All the comments said it all.
The game is bs

Anonymous said...

Been stuck here for several weeks. Soon ready to go to another game and say goodbye to this game.

Anonymous said...

I am surprised at all the negative comments on Level 197. It's actually quite easy to finish with several moves left over. The key is to make a vertical stripe at the top (which is often available the first move), if not the second or third move. Then maneuver the top candies around until you can explode the vertical stripe over the bottom section. This opens up two wrapped candies. Switch the two wrapped candies to create a chain reaction wiping out 80% of the lower level jelly. The remaining jellies are relatively easy to get.

Anonymous said...

Not only are the candies launching into the air, there have been several times when I've made combinations that didn't have the proper effect AND when the candies do fall, they don't fall where they're supposed to based on how all the other levels have behaved. I have played this level probably almost 100 times now and CANNOT pass it, or even actually get close. The youtube videos don't show the launching candies, so I do wonder if there's a glitch. The strategy for clearing the level is quite obvious, it just DOESN'T WORK.

Anonymous said...

Get a horizontal 4 chain so you get a vertical stripe which is used to free 2 bomb candies. Mix them together for big kaboom! should clear out half of the blocks on one side and sometimes blocks on the other side, if not get another vertical striped candy for that side. Once blocks are clearing candies will drop into bottom to be used to clear the rest of the candies. It took me about 2 weeks

Running Potato said...
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Anonymous said...

Haven't solved it yet but I've only been trying this morning so I'm not worried. It doesn't seem hard at all. And no more boring than other levels I have tried. I have never purchased a booster and aside from the +3 moves that friends give never used one (not that the +3 ever helped me). It takes patience is all. If all the levels were drop dead easy - yes this would be a boring game not worth playing.

Anonymous said...

So the comment above was mine. Thought it fair to come back and say I solved it. Took about 15 trues. Wasn't difficult or boring. You need to make your moves with care. Concentrate on forming striped candies - in the right direction and it willnwork. Like everything in this game youbalso need a little luck.

Anonymous said...

I refuse to buy a boost when I have I one jelly left and 15 moves left to clear it - and then end up totally wasting those 15 moves!

Too any times this has happened... give me a break!!

Anonymous said...

I know how to bust the big jellies to get to the bottom. I have done it with 42 moves left and STILL can't clear all the jelly at the bottom. I am bored with this level and frustrated.

Anonymous said...

It really doesn't help when someone posts how they did it in 15 tries. Stop the bragging and give real help.

Anonymous said...

I said yesterday 'no ways was I buying a booster' to get through this level and I stuck by that.... Cleared it this a.m.

Yeah boring level that it is, I managed a color bomb and a striped candy in the bottom section and that helped a lot - and again ended up with only 2 jellies and 12 moves left.

Try for vertical striped candies in top section and use middle moving column as a feed to the bottom section.

Anonymous said...

come on people this sight is to help people figure out how to beat it not complain how its impossible nothing is impossible or that its boring it just wants you to use your brain if you have one to try and figure it out. Im still trying to.

Anonymous said...

4 weeks, about 4 times a day I have opened this cursed level 197. So so far I have tried to manage this level about 560 times. Now I´m done with this game and this level. Thank You Candy Crush Saga.

Anonymous said...

Just finished this level after at least 100 + tries. Didn't think it was boring, just challenging. Yes, you definitely need some luck, but also trying to remove jellies while watching the top half for combo possibilities. It is doable if you just keep with it. I heard there is a worse level coming up soon.

Anonymous said...

This level sucks. I have NEVER been stuck on a level as long as this one. sucks sucks sucks. and to make it worse, I cant even get ON it to play! I't s stuck loading at 39% for about TEN fucking days now. and they want me to spend my hard earned money on boosters?? the developers of this game are complete morons. Been trying to get past this level on my iphone, but its too small to see so I guess I"ll just find another game that is actually FUN and NOT frustrating. I'd like to shove these candies up the *&()() of whomever developed this crap ass level

Anonymous said...

Like many others players, I'm frustrated by level 197, which requires too much luck. So that's where I will abandon this game. Too bad, I had enjoyed it so far, except for a few other luck-based levels.

Anonymous said...

It's a game......you have to have and the good and the bad. HHHMMMM we are on level 197 and this level is your big GIVE UP AND DELETE level. Have fun, its not the game.

Anonymous said...

Finally passed it after probably more than 100 attempts. Lesson learned: take your time, _really_ stop between each move, think of all side-effects (visible and probable) and pick the most (likely) beneficial move. It's still not enough to ensure victory, as a lot of luck is still required, but these efforts reduce the difficulty from "impossible" to "very hard"... Being careful will allow you to win this level when your lucky board finally arrives. Is that supposed to be a "casual" game ??? Good LUCK !

Anonymous said...

Dirty Vegas, there are NO fruits on this level, you have got it mixed up with another one.

Anonymous said...

Can we please keep the comments clean? Some of us come here for real suggestions and help not to be blasted with 'f' words. I wish the moderators would delete these vulgar posts. There have been many seemingly impossible levels yet here we are at 198. I know some still stuck back at double digits. Play or don't play just quit complaining.

Anonymous said...

Oops make that 197 not 198.

Anonymous said...

What's frustrating for me is I don't even come close to passing this level. I've played it probably a hundred times. I've tried donuts with stripes, I've tried stripes with wraps, donuts with donuts...NOTHING works for me. I think I'd rather pass level 65 again than this one.

Anonymous said...

Just like all the other levels; all of a sudden it's clear and I can't tell you what happened. Now stuck on 199. Even harder.

Anonymous said...

I was stuck on this for months, gave up on the game because it was literally impossible to complete this level on my iPad. Today I was bored and gave it a burl on my iPhone and it was like a totally different game. The bombs on the bottom when set off pretty much took everything out, unlike on the iPad where it would only take the first wrapper off. Took me four tries, coming close each time then it was completed. I never even came close on the iPad and I must have tried hundreds if times. I'm thinking its a bug.

Anonymous said...

Worst level thus far. Pointless moves above and no moves below where you need them. Stuck for over 100 days now. Agree with others, this level makes one ponder whether or not candy crush is a game you want to continue with or not. Too frustrating, no breaks. No ability to pass after this long??? wow

Anonymous said...

For those who have bragged about how easy it is, I challenge you. Try it again and let us know how easy it is and how you solved it. I would bet you got a lot of luck the time you beat it, and won't be able to duplicate the same results. If you do, please share.

Anonymous said...

Oh. My. Gosh. I finally got off this level. I was on this one the longest. All I can say is good luck. It's all in luck of the draw for a good board more than play. Just go slow and look at all your possibilities. I missed many opportunities because I went too fast. I played hundreds of games. That's all I can offer. Be patient and don't get mad. It's just a matter of getting the right board FINALLY.

Anonymous said...

Was stuck on this level for about a week (playing about 30-60 minutes per day). Yes it was extremely frustrating at times but hey if it was easy there would be no sense of satisfaction when you finally complete it! My strategy was to make vertical striped candy in the upper board as close to the centre as possible. You can take out all the wrapped candy's on the bottom board with one strike if you hit either of the two pairs closest to the centre. The other tip I would give is don't be afraid to quit the game if you havn't got anywhere after about 10 moves - you will only end up getting frustrated and realistically you aren't going to complete the level if you don't break into the bottom board pretty quickly. This level isn't impossible, you just need a bit of luck and a lot of perseverance...

Anonymous said...

LOL to those who are like, oh it is so easy. You got lucky. Many of us understand completely what we need to do, but the candies are just not there to do it. I have passed some levels which friends have been on for weeks with just one try. I understand that they are getting crummy games and that I am not smarter than they are. I will play this once in a while and hopefully it all falls into place. We all understand it takes stripes and blends to get thru it. So boring, many of the games on this level have no challenge to them.

Anonymous said...

I tried the tips. Make a vertical striped candy to zap the bottom.
Well, I would if I could, but often I move candies around fo0r ages without any possibility of a stripe.
Then comes the big moment, I get one, it explodes down and clears a big section of either the left or right bottom, but that doesn't help much either, as I am finding I don't have many matches there.
I think the only way through this will be with luck from what you get right at the start, plus if you can make several rounds of combos.

Anonymous said...

This is the level that made me quit playing Candy Crush Saga. Goodluck players.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone done as badly as I have? Score of 6640 with only 6 moves to go. Not a single vertical stripe to be had the whole time and believe me, I looked. Then it had to do a reshuffle & I got the chance to make one then, but with 5 moves left, it was a bit late.
You need to make multiple combinations in this game and you need to make the first ones fairly early for it to work out. I suspect. I don't know yet as I haven't had it work out. Videos are no use if your candies don't fall in the right patterns.
The makers need to take out one colour to make it a fraction easier.

Anonymous said...

Yes, this is a tough one. Just passed with a couple moves to spare. My strategy was to start out with a board that allowed me to get a four in row striped candy combo, it not exit and repopulate the board without loss of life. Clear both lower jell filled boxes within a few moves and hope for the best. Finally got stars aligned for clearing outer cells on the bottom two levels which took some concentration to capitalize on a lucky board. Once the lower moves ran out I focused on upper board to benefit me on the lower boards and finally got some luck to clear the few remaining cells. All done on the iphone with no boosters. I've only had to pass a level once on the computer early on due to some documented glitch per the masses that iphone was impossible to pass. Don't bash the King, I pay only to get to the next level but never for boosters. They've all been doable up to this point. Awesome game!!!

Anonymous said...

I love using blogs to help with anything but rarely post but couldn't help myself. I was both laughing and sympathizing with all the lvl 197 pain. I too have spend more than 100 attempts with little luck but the last post gave me hope. I followed suggestions on next attempt and almost got it. Will keep trying but there is hope. Summary of suggestions: if the initial board doesn't give a stripped candy on the third column from left or right of board exit and start again. Only swipe middle two wrapped on each side then work your way across to other wrapped candies. Gets best initial results. Then cross fingers but a quick start makes all the difference.

Anonymous said...

How much would you pay for a "skip this level" booster? I've started playing other games after butting heads with level 197 for over a month. King has got to step up their game and find a way to retain people who leave after weeks of failure. Candy Crush isn't putting out and I'm straying...

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to chime in to say that I agree with what everyone is saying. This level has killed my enthusiasm for this game and now I have to start looking for other games to play while sitting on the toilet.

Anonymous said...

It's all very well saying exit the game if the board doesn't look promising, then try again. But I only have this on my como0uter and if I do that, I lose a life. I only get 5 lives at a time, too and they can't accumulate above that number at any time, no matter how many lives people send me.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't mind if I could even come close. It would add a bit of excitement. But it isn't much fun to never even get into the ball park of only one or two away from making it. Believe me, if that day ever comes, I will be using my spare hammers. But I haven't had a chance yet.

Anonymous said...

I just followed the same tactic as in this video, and made 3 stars..

http://youtu.be/SvAtVk2QplQ

Anonymous said...

This level is virtually impossible. I have been trying for weeks and have got close only a couple of times. worse of all, it is totally joyless.
I am off to find a game I actually enjoy.

Anonymous said...

So tired of this level! It is no fun and no strategy involved! I think it's time to finally delete this game! That and all my extra lives I get through FB keep disappearing! One minute they're there and the next they're gone. WEIRD!

Anonymous said...

yepppp enjoyed this game so much been stuck on this level 197 for weeks im done with this game was fun while it lasted.

Sharon O'Fallon said...

I am not opposed to buying a boost, but have had trouble getting rid of enough jellies to make it worthwhile. I agree that this level is no longer interesting. I have been stuck for two weeks, and I play severaltimes a day.

Anonymous said...

Another mega frustrating level where you don't get anywhere. Its no fun. If I don't get through soon I will delete the game.

Anonymous said...

The problem with this level is that there are 6 types of candies and the new candy drops aren't good for combos which narrow down multiple possible moves. At least there should be a preset verticle stripped for both sides. I'm laughing hard at the comments because all of them describes how I feel about this level lmao.

Anonymous said...

Bet they lose A LOT of people at this level.

Anonymous said...

Cleared it first try...

Anonymous said...

I hate this level not all of us can buy boosters.

"D" said...

Okay.... I just beat this level after trying for weeks. Worst level so far!!! I was so frustrated and was feeling that nobody would be able to get through it without buying boosters or extra moves. But I did NOT :) So it can be done - and I am rejoicing right now! I even made 3 stars. Most of it is LUCK on the board you get but this is how I did it:
1.You need to play a horizontal 4 in a row as quickly as possible that is near the CENTER of the board. That will open up 2 wrapped candies below, which you will then be able to play and open up the whole bottom half in 1 move.
2.Play any moves on the bottom section FIRST but ALWAYS checking the upper section for anymore horizontal 4 in a row. Only play these if you have no moves on the bottom.
3.Try to make vertical 4 in a row in the bottom section. These will clear out an entire row.
4.I combined a striped and wrapped candy on the bottom which cleared out alot of jellies too
5.I combined a color bomb and a green striped which took out alot of jellies but they are very hard combos to get. Before playing it I made sure I had alot of green candies on the board so it was a great play.

I play on a desktop computer - not an iphone.
Good luck everyone - don't give up. I still can't believe I got through it.....doing the happy dance here!

Anonymous said...

This is BY FAR the MOST ANNOYING LEVEL SINCE (& maybe more than level 65). I am near my wits end... :( I have been playing with the several mentioned strategies mentioned before...only 1 or 2 jellies left a handful of times compared to the at least 100x played...UGH!

Stacy Lebeouf said...

i love a challenge but this is monotonous and boring. I understand people have gone past this level so it can be done. I am bored and dont want to play. and i know there are a lot of people whom feel this way. Perhaps a skip to next level button and lose 1-2 lives. I feel like a quitter and loser for that comment but i loved this game before and now it just isnt appealing. think about that button!

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of rich idiots, they really don't care what we say or think. They are making millions everyday on this game. Why would they fix something that earns tons of money.

Anonymous said...

This level almost made me give up the game but let me try to be constructive and pass on how I eventually beat it. It's important early on to get and blast a vertical striped candy in one of the two columns either side of the center. When you then switch the two open wraps it will clear both sides of the lower level.
Work as much as possible on the lower level unless you have no more moves. Try to get horizontal striped candy in the lower half. If you get ANY chance at all to make a hit on any of the 4 corner jellies then take it in preference to anything else as you will surely be left with these near the end. Then you need a lot of luck ! In my case after well over 100 attempts where I got close only 2 or 3 times I only succeeded when I used two lollipops (on the same corner piece of jelly) with one move remaining. It’s the only time I’ve ever used a booster. Good luck and don’t despair, it can be done!

Anonymous said...

This has to be the most boring level ever. I've managed to end with one jelly a few times now... but it all comes down to luck. The only way to clear this is luck - no matter how good you are at the game. Pretty stupid game when all that counts is luck...

Anonymous said...

Ok, I'm done!! I'll try another game that doesnt need a supranatural luck like this level. .

L Holland said...

I'm done this is just not fun. down to 1 jelly w/20+ moves and still could not get it. No skill involved just luck, well after over 200 games I'm done,. L holland

Anonymous said...

I should've known this level would be evil when on the second try, on the third move, I got adjacent sparkle bombs. Swapping those took a layer of blocking cream off and unfroze the wrapped candy. Swapping two of those cleared all the wrapped candy and left just one layer of blocking cream except in the corners. Despite that amazing start, was not even close to finishing the level. This one is a tough one. Getting the cream off the sides is very tough, as vertical blasters on the end columns are hard to get. The problem seems to be that matches in the bottom part are hard to make.

Anonymous said...

Many thanks to the great hints provided in levels past. Deleted the game tonight as two weeks is too long to deal with a level as ridiculously boring as this.

Anonymous said...

Going back to poker......better odds than this level.

Anonymous said...

This is my undoing now. Impossible to complete have spent days trying and getting nowhere. Bye bye candy crush you boring load of shite ��

Anonymous said...

been on this level for over 2 weeks now, just had a score of 212,000 but had 2 jellies remaining! Getting combos is the key, but you need an awful lot of luck! But... it's just a game, and gonna beat this level (never paid for any boosters so far, and don't intend to)

martha said...

This level is a pointless piece of crap. I hope I am allowed to say that. I have never spent this long on any level before. Read that others here paid to win it. Stuff that! Why pay to move up a level? The people that made this game put this level here to make people feel they have to do that and laughing all the way to the bank. If I don't break this level soon I will just move on to another game. Another thing I have noticed with this game is not like other games where it consistently harder, this game jumps up and down with the amount of difficulty. I find that really annoying.

Anonymous said...

Been working on this level for about 1 week with no success. closest i've got is 3-4 jellies left. My strategy has been to keep restarting the level until i get a board that i see i can get a vertical stripe candy on either side of the center column on the first moove. then i can clear the 2 big wrapped sections with usually about 45 or moves left. Just haven't been lucky enough to clear the rest of the bottom...the sides are the hardest. I'm playing on an Ipod touch. Does anyone else manually reset their clock to get extra lives?!? and pass the challenges without waiting 24 hours? My clock is almost 3 weeks in the future right now. won't be for long if i stay stuck on this dumb level!

Anonymous said...

Can anyone recommend a new game because I have had it with Candy Crush now 197 has done it for me this isn't fun it's not even clever, all the skills that have been brought into play up until now have been great but now I am going to have to pass, so Candy Crush makers no more money from me bye

Anonymous said...

I have finished level 197 after 10 days and over 100 tries. I agree this is a boring level. I finished it with luck and strategy. I tried to get as many stripped candies as possible in upper and lower levels. And focused to switching wrapped candies as early as possible. I got many times with few jellies left before and its frustrating. I almost deleted the game because of this level. In the end it was luck and trying to work on the lower half with as many moves left. Good luck to all. My target is level 200 before i leave the game to enter candy crush rehabilitation center

Anonymous said...

This level is so ridiculous. I will never pay to play a game. It's boring the fun had been lost. I no longer play because of this level.

Anonymous said...

Finally passed level 197 after almost 2 weeks of trying, which is the longest I've spent on any level. Wish I could share a strategy for it, but the truth is, it was 95% luck.

Bill. said...

Much easier on the PC than phone. Passed fifth attempt.

kelcie said...

This level is the definition of insanity.

Anonymous said...

Was very frustrated by level 184 and when I got to 197 I don't remember having too much trouble with it. Then it came up again as a Mystery Quest and it took me weeks to pass it. I just finished level 290, chapter 20, and 197 appeared again as a Mystery Quest so I have to pass it a third time. Really annoying, just here to vent, thanks for listening!

Anonymous said...

Finally passed 197 only to reach 199, which is almost EXACTLY the same as 197. I envision another two weeks trying to get past this level.

Anonymous said...

the only thing I find gratifying about this level is refusing on principle to buy boosters or extra moves. no matter how close I get at least the suckers aren't getting my money.

Anonymous said...

I realized I hadn't updated my App in quite a while. As soon as I updated I won the third game I played. Make sure App is updated!!

Anonymous said...

I thought I had plenty of Patience untl reaching this level. 197 is close to impossible to complete. Continue to get oh so close with color bombs and combos. Just a big Tease. The fun is all gone. I've tried all the tips on this site. NO LUCK!! Ready to call it Quits. Bye,bye!

Anonymous said...

HELP!

THERE IS A VERY LARGE WHITE SCRATCHED-LOOKING AREA ON LEVEL 197, AT THE BOTTOM LEFT SIDE OF THE PAGE, MAKING IT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO SEE THE JELLIES IN THAT AREA.

CAN THE SCREEN BE CHANGED OUT?
IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TRYING TO PLAY THAT LEVEL WITH THAT PROBLEM EXISTING.

THANK YOU! joan

Anonymous said...

After my posting on Feb 21 I followed the advice from Anonymous Feb 13th and updated my app.Finally passed level and am now waiting for tickets to proceed to level 201! !
Didn't spend any money, never will.

Anonymous said...

This is just a game people. If you are so frustrated go read a book or go outside and enjoy yourself. If you are letting a game ruin your day, stop playing it.