In Candy Crush Saga one of the most challenging obstacles is the Bombs. They can create problems for any player who doesn’t know how they work.
Candy Bombs can be matched like any other Candy of the same color. Also, the effect of Special Candies like the Wrapped or Striped Candy can blast them away. Sweet combos are also very helpful!
The most important thing to know is, even if you have moves remaining if a Bomb explodes the level is over and you will have to try again! Focus on them in any level where they appear as they are always the biggest threat to you finishing the level.
A number is shown on the bombs, which tells you how many turns you have left before it explodes. Each time you make a move, the number will decrease by 1.
The worst that can happen is if you get one isolated from the rest of the Candies on the board. This can result in situations where you can’t win the level - so make sure to keep them surrounded by other candies as much as possible.
Top Bomb Tips:
Depending on the level you are playing, the number of turns each bomb has before it blows up can be as high as 50 or as low as 1
Mystery Candies are sometimes helpful, but be wary they may contain a Bomb. Bombs trapped in Marmalade, Liquorice locks or held in sugar chests will still explode if the timer reaches 0
If a bomb is very close to going off and you can’t see any way to match it, then you can use a Bomb Cooler. That will add +5 to all the Bombs on the board and give you a little breather to figure out a way past it
Bombs give a lot of points! You can use this to embellish your scores and get those hard to reach top scores!
Sometimes it can be confusing as to exactly why you lost a level. For Bombs it’s easier though, you will see a message at the end of a level saying “A bomb was about to go off”