Candy Crush Soda Saga stays close to the Candy Crush Saga formula in many ways. However, Candy Crush Soda Saga introduces new special candies and shakes up existing special candy combos. Becoming a Candy Crush Soda Saga special candies expert is practically required to win the more challenging levels. In this guide, I’ll explain all the special candies, how to make them, and what sorts of combos you can build with them.
Candy Crush Soda Saga: Striped Candy
Striped candy in Candy Crush Soda Saga is identical to the striped candy from Candy Crush Saga. You make it the same way – any four-in-a-row match. When matched, a striped candy will clear an entire row or column, depending on the direction of the stripes on the candy.
The direction of the match determines the direction of the stripes. If you move a candy horizontally to make the striped candy, it will clear a row when matched. Similarly, when you move a candy vertically to make the striped candy, it will clear a column.
Candy Crush Soda Saga: Wrapped Candy
Wrapped candy is also identical in Candy Crush Soda Saga to wrapped candy from Candy Crush Saga. You can make wrapped candy by making an “L” or “T” shape out of 5 candies of the same color. When matched, a wrapped candy explodes and destroys the candies surrounding it, then when the candy settles it explodes again.
Candy Crush Soda Saga: Color Bomb
The color bomb is another returning special candy in Candy Crush Soda Saga. You’ve got to match 5 candies in a straight line in order to make one of these. It does not require a 3-in-a-row to be matched – it will match with any other candy on the board. When matched, it clears all of the same color candy off the board.
Many times a 4-of-a-kind can be nudged into a color bomb. If you can move candies around a 4-of-a-kind, it’s usually worth it to try and make it a 5-of-a-kind to get a color bomb. Color bombs are very useful, doubly so because they enable many special candy combos that we’ll talk about later.
Candy Crush Soda Saga: Swedish Fish
You may remember the Swedish fish from Candy Crush Saga, but now it’s created in a totally new way – by putting four candies in a square. This makes it much easier to get, and you’ll find that Swedish Fish play a much bigger role in CCS Soda strategies. The Swedish fish will also bring in surrounding candies if it can, so sometimes it will match 5 candies instead of just 4, for example.
The Swedish fish can be extremely powerful because it seeks out important matches for you. For instance, it will break cola bottles, jelly, licorice cages, and other obstacles in your way. It doesn’t just hit candies around it or in a straight line. This makes it an extremely powerful addition to the special candy roster.
Candy Crush Soda Saga: Coloring Candy
The coloring candy is the other new special candy in Candy Crush Soda Saga. To make one of these, you’ve got to match 8 candies in a T shape. 5 of them have to be in a row, so this is kind of a cross between the color bomb and the wrapped candy.
When matched with any other candy, a coloring candy will turn all of that color candy into a new color. This candy is harder to make than the color bomb, but it doesn’t seem that much better than the color bomb, honestly.
Candy Crush Soda Saga: Candy Combos
The game doesn’t really call this out, but any two special candies can be matched together to do something special, even if they’re different colors. This is very, very important to clearing the harder levels.
|Striped||Wrapped||Color Bomb||Swedish Fish||Coloring Candy|
|Striped||Clear a row and column centered on the current square||Clear 3 rows and 3 columns centered around the current square||Turn all of the same color candies into striped candies and break them||Seek out an important square and clear a row/column from there||Turn all of the Striped’s color candy to random direction striped candies|
|Wrapped||Clear 3 rows and 3 columns centered around the current square||Detonate in an extra large area and let the candy settle before detonating a smaller area||Turn all of the same color candies into wrapped candies and break them||Seek out an important square and detonate in that square||Turn all of the Wrapped’s color candy to Wrapped candies|
|Color Bomb||Turn all of the same color candies into striped candies and break them||Turn all of the same color candies into wrapped candies and break them||Clear the entire board||Turn all of the same color candies in to Swedish Fish and seek out important squares to break||Clear the entire board|
|Swedish Fish||Seek out an important square and clear a row/column from there||Seek out an important square and detonate in that square||Turn all of the same color candies in to Swedish Fish and seek out important squares to break||Releases 3 Fish to attack important squares.||Turn all of the fish’s color candy to fish|
|Coloring Candy||Turn all of the Striped’s color candy to random direction striped candies||Turn all of the Wrapped’s color candy to Wrapped candies||Clear the entire board||Turn all of the fish’s color candy to fish||?|
Right now I haven’t played enough with the coloring candy to see what all the combos are. I think they’re similar to the color bomb. However, if you know them, shout out in the comments!
Here are a couple of things to keep in mind:
- Special candy combos are way better than normal special candies, so it pays to get them and match them together! Sometimes, it’s the only way to win with a limited number of moves.
- The “important squares” that the fish chase aren’t foolproof. In particular, they don’t always hit squares of frosting that there are bears behind. They work okay, but they’re not going to solve all your problems all the time.
- Notice that the color bomb + wrapped combo has changed from Candy Crush Saga – it used to just clear two colors, but now it will turn all of that same color to bombs. I think this is much better, personally.
Candy Crush Soda Saga keeps some of the old candies from Candy Crush Saga, but it also introduces a couple of new ones. There are a lot of the special candy combos that haven’t changed from the original, but there are some important changes to note. Mastering special candies and special candy combos is essential! Hopefully this guide has helped you understand them!