Candy Pop Duel — Tips and Tricks

Your Blockchain Candy Crush game

Fauve Altman
Nov 12, 2019 · 5 min read
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Remember when the craze for candy crush happened? I do, and I couldn’t wrap my head around why everyone, but I mean, literally everyone was playing this game obsessively. Part of me was curious, but my (potentially misplaced ego) made me not try the game because I wanted to go “against the general hype” — talk about personal logic here (haha). Anyway, enough about my ranting, since I have been in the blockchain space for some time now, and it is highly dominated by epic games, I ended up being curious about Candy Pop Duel, the doppelganger of Candy Crush but with a double twist: rewards and duel format. The goal is to obtain more points than your opponent to win the game. You have 2 minutes to play — No time to waste!

Similar as in Solitaire Duel created from the same company: NEOWIZ PLAY STUDIO Blockchain Lab, you can play the game with both EOS and SLT. If you have SLT obtained from playing Solitaire Duel, you can use those tokens to play Candy Pop Duel as well.

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Special Candies

There are four types of special candies (see images below), and truth be told, you want as many of them as possible as they will help you gain more points much faster.

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Super Combinations

My rule of 8

  1. Don’t follow game suggestions blindly. If you don’t make a move for a few seconds, the game will suggest you a move by circling the candies in white. This is useful if you are stuck, especially for newer players, but don’t automatically use these matches because they do not always offer you the best option for combinations.
  2. Try to think ahead when possible. If you just make every match you can see without thinking, you’ll fail the harder levels. Look at how the candies are laid out and think about the moves you can make to create a follow up of actions where super candies are created and combinations are made.
  3. Make special candies and learn how to use them. Matching three candies together only clears those candies, but matching four or five creates a special candy. These special candies are the key to beating harder levels and winning against your opponent.
  4. Look for combos, and use the best ones. Combos, like swiping a color bomb into a striped candy, are extremely powerful. If you can maneuver special candies together, they do a whole lot more good together than they would alone.
  5. Use and make striped candy the right way. Striped candy can have horizontal or vertical stripes. The direction you swipe your finger to create the candy matches the direction of the stripes, and the candy will clear a line horizontally or vertically that matches its stripes.
  6. Prioritize specific obstacles. In every match you’ll play, there will be obstacles for you to get rid of (chained, boxed or iced candies). To get rid of them, simply make them part of a chain of candies of the same kind. If you don’t get rid of them, you’ll run out of moves, it will block you and you will get frustrated. No one wants that to happen! I got stuck a few times with iced candies on the edges…not fun!
  7. Focus on edge obstacles. It’s harder to get rid of the obstacles on the edges, so if you have threats there, make sure to get rid of them as fast as possible. You’ll have more space all over the grid to play.

Here is an extra Golden Rule: Have loads of fun! So yes, I did end up getting quite hooked to this game. See you on the other side of the screen!

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