Introduction to Candy Crush Soda Saga
It might be possible that you did not get enough candy-crushing action out of the original Candy Crush Saga. But it can be cheerful for you because Candy Crush Soda Saga is here for both iPhone and iPad with all new challenges and levels to master. As it comes with new challenges, obstacles, and candies, you will also need to be on the lookout for new combos that can help you rack up some serious points. So, we bring this guide which contains top 10 tips, cheapts and hints you need to get past the toughest levels. We also bring a useful tip on how to earn free lives faster, no real-world money required.
1. Know how to get free lives faster
While playing the game Candy Crush Soda Saga, you earn about two lives every hour or so with a maximum of five lives. In case of run out, you will have to wait or cough up cash for gold bars. Or do you?
As luck would have it, Candy Crush Soda Saga is susceptible to the same free-lives cheat that the original game is. Simply hop into the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad and navigate to General and Date and Time. So, simply move time forward a few hours and re-launch the game. Your lives are refreshed and you can keep crushing candies.
2. Know how to scout out Frozen Bears under ice
In the game, Frozen Bears are stuck under either one or two layers of ice. When you crack the first layer, you will be able to see a faint blueish-green glow where a Frozen Bear is stuck. You should save moves by only going after areas of ice that contain bears. In Soda Saga, candy falls through ice and does not act as a barrier, so in case you do not need to smash the ice, leave it be.
3. Do not let soda bottles Go Off the Screen
In the game, there will be some occasion when you will be trying to save Bubble Bears but make sure you do not let soda bottles go off the screen by making the bear rise too fast. You should ensure that you match all the bottles on the same level or below the Bubble Bear before making it rise any further. In case you cannot raise the soda level enough, you will build yourself into a corner that you cannot get out of. Simply keep your eyes peeled on all corners of the screen so soda bottles do not unknowingly pass you by.
4. Candy necklace levels and use of vertical striped candies to reach the top faster
When you have matched all the soda bottles on the screen (or they are far enough up), create vertical striped candies in the same column as your Bubble Bear. If you detonate them, you will clear the entire row and he will float to the top faster. This theory may not always work, so whenever you get the opportunity, you should definitely take it as it can save you a few moves. Ensure that your bear has room to rise, otherwise you will be wasting a striped candy for a bear that cannot rise far enough.
5. Frosted Bear locations are random each time
In the game, while some levels always remain the same in Candy Crush, the Frosted Bear locations are always random. That means if you have to restart a level, do not plan on the bears being in the same place twice. Your memory would not help you here and you will just have to watch the ice and use your best judgment each time in order to figure out where the Frozen Bears are hiding.
6. Use of Coloring Candies wisely
In this game, coloring candies are new in Soda Saga and can be created by matching a whopping seven candies. You can then swap a coloring candy with any candy on the board, simply like you can with color bomb candies. Just be sure you understand what they do. Basically, whatever color is on the inside of the coloring candy is the color the pieces will change to.
For instance, in case the coloring candy is green, the color you swap it with will be changed to green. You will always want to swap a coloring candy with a color that you have a lot of on the board. If you have a green coloring candy and it's next to a yellow piece and you have a lot of yellow pieces on the board, swap it with yellow. Ideally, wait until you have a good amount of both the coloring candy color and the color of the candy you are swapping with. The idea is to maximize how many pieces get cleared off the board. (sometimes coloring candies are used as ways to free candy in pesky licorice cages, as well if matching colors are surrounding them)
7. Creation of Swedish Fish in case of Need.
In this game, you can now summon Swedish Fish on demand by creating a square grid of four of the same candy. While this is useful for getting at hard- or impossible-to-reach candy, you do not always need fish. For instance, if you are in a Frozen Bear level and there is not anything hard to reach, you probably would not require to create fish. And since fish pop things largely at random, you are always taking a chance. You should save your moves and create fish only as you have a need for them.
8. Master the physics of Bubble Bear levels
In levels of Bubble Bear, candies flow up from the bottom to the soda line. In case you swap pieces above the soda line, candies will fall downward. Do not forget this and plan each move based on this fact. There is nothing worse than wasting a combo that you thought would bring a Bubble Bear above the line only to realize the soda isn't high enough and the candies fell instead of rose, or vice versa. As these kinds of levels are not timed, you are better off planning moves accordingly and not rushing.
9. Know about your barriers such as chocolate, honey, and others
While progressing in the game through Soda Saga, you will come into contact with different kinds of barriers along the way, just like in the original Candy Crush Saga. There are a few general rules to remember for each type of barrier so you know what to expect, as under:-
Use of Chocolate: Just like in the first game, as long as chocolate is on the board, it'll keep multiplying unless you break at least one piece each move. The piece it covers is gone forever, so watch your combo pieces before chocolate gets to them.
Use of Pastry, cupcakes, and other treat items: The more toppings and items that are on them, the more matches you will have to get in order to break them down. Once you get them down to the wrapper, you need one more hit to break past them.
Use of Honey: You will require to break through honey in order to save bears. Honey layers can vary in thickness from one to six layers. When it is only one to two layers, you should be able to see bears through it. Anything more than that and you will have to do some guesswork first in order to learn the location of trapped bears.
10. Many original Candy Crush Saga rules apply to Soda Saga
In this game, many of the same combos and strategies from the original Candy Crush game can be used in Soda Saga as well. Hence, whether you are just getting started with Candy Crush, have not played in a while, or want even more tips and tricks, check out other guides for even more helpful tips to get you past those tough levels.