Boosters are a useful asset in tackling levels in Candy Crush Saga. Sometimes they can be the perfect tool for those hard levels!
It's important to know that there are two basic types of boosters...
You can choose boosters on the pre-game 'goals' screen before the level begins. These are 'Pre-game boosters'.
Beneath the goal are the boosters you can take into the level to help you from the start. e.g. the Color Bomb booster lets you begin the level with a Color Bomb placed in a random position on the game board.
If you fail the level, the booster you use pre-game is also lost.
Not all boosters can be used on all levels, so make your choice from those available before you start.
Pro Tip: Events and challenges will offer a way to win 'Unlimited' boosters. These add a booster or extra to your game without the worries around quantity. It will continue to deliver the perk for the duration of the Unlimited timer, at which point it expires. Be aware, these boosters are available only while you're playing. The timer clock will tick down while you're away.
Push through those levels while you have that extra help!
The second type of boosters are those you use 'as-and-when' in the game. A great example of these is the Candy (Lollipop) Hammer.
You can select this type of booster in the level you're playing and use them whenever you need them. This type of booster is shown at the edge of the screen when you play a level, so you can see how many you have at any time.
If you've run out of a booster, tap it to show the costs in Gold Bars to restock. Buy a bundle for an even better deal!