Welcome to the beginner’s guide to Candy Crush Saga for the iPhone and for Facebook! The Facebook version is now the most popular game on Facebook, for the first time in the history of any game not by Zynga (this one is by King.com), and the iOS version is one of the most popular on the platform as well. It’s a match three game with a twist that pits you against your friends, in a mission to clear the most candy off the board as possible, set up chain combos, and use all kinds of special candy and power ups to make this happen as well. Read on for the beginner’s guide to Candy Crush Saga!
As has been said, this is a match three (or four or five) game, where your goal is to progress from level to level, earning a high enough score for three stars, beating your Facebook friends and their scores. The different stages will have different goals that you have to complete in order to beat the stage.
The initial stages will only require you to make the minimum (one star) score within a certain amount of moves. These are the easiest types of stages to beat. After that, you will play stages where you have to get rid of the jelly on the stage, which looks like a cloudy coating over certain squares. You do this by making a combo inside of the jelly. Later on you’ll also have tougher jelly, which requires you to make two combos inside of it in order to clear it.
Other stages include stages where you must get all of the ingredients (consisting of various types of fruit) to the bottom of the screen, or where you must make the required score within a certain amount of time. The timed stages are the only ones where you are bound by a time limit. Otherwise, there is no limit on how long you can take to finish a stage.