Jelly levels are the most common level type, with 225 levels currently, making up 42.5% of all levels. On average, episodes will have 6.1 jelly levels. Earlier episodes usually had 7 or 8 jelly levels, but newer episodes tend to have 6.
Jelly levels are considered the hardest level types, as most of the harder levels, such as 70, 109, 125, 167, 275, 290, 305, 323, 350, 394, 410, 434, 437, 461, etc are all jelly levels. The list can go on and on as many non-infamous levels can turn out to be hard.
For a complete list of jelly levels, see List of Jelly levels.
To complete jelly levels, the player must remove all the jelly on the board. On most jelly levels, this is easier said than done. The jelly is translucent in appearance, and can only be broken if a candy on the square with jelly is removed. Once all the jelly on the entire board is removed, the player competes the level.
In level 18, double jellies are introduced. These jellies are white and more cloudy in appearance and take two hits to be destroyed.
Jelly fish are helpful for this level but it is not really recommended to buy the booster. It can be helpful for very hard jelly levels since they can respawn multiple times within the move limit (not sure what the rate of spawn is). If they are destroyed, it will help clear 3 jelly squares. Another neat feature about them is that they can reach jellies behind blockers (except licorice swirls and locked candies).
A colour bomb + jelly fish combo can create up to 12 jelly fish.
When all the jelly is destroyed, the jelly level sugar crush is activated - 3 fish per remaining move swim onto the screen and eat random candies.
Jelly levels are consistently the hardest types of levels in this game. According to the Hardest level poll, a jelly level is voted the hardest in the game. Most of the Insanely Hard levels are Jelly levels. Some not known levels are not the hardest but overall when you compare an average Candy Order or Ingredient level, it is generally harder.
There are more double jellies in the game than single jellies. At higher levels, regular jellies rarely appear. Luckily, double jellies are the most amount of jellies you have to clear in 1 square. However, levels with meringues require 7 hits to clear 1 block of jelly.
The biggest issue when dealing jelly levels is that you have to destroy the candy on top of the square. This can be easy to say that and for King to design that but it is in fact the most difficult task in the game. At times, it is hard to find a regular candy match in the corners, especially on the bottom.
Certainly, there are plenty of jelly levels designed so that a normal candy match does not solve the problem and only a certain special candy will hit the square.
Jellies with no candy on top of it cannot be destroyed by lollipop hammers, sweet teeth and cake bomb explosions. However, other elements can still destroy jellies. This makes colour bombs harder to use as the candies aren't on top of the jellies.
Jelly fish are provided in some levels. However, players must make very good use of them in order to win. Many times players lose the level because the jelly fish is set off at the wrong time and hits a square that can easily be cleared manually. Level 342 is a great example of this and it requires luck for the jelly fish to hit the right square.
Due to the commonality of jelly levels, therefore this is arguably the biggest reason why this game is hard. Also, many people tend to be stuck at a jelly level for days if not weeks and months. Level 65 used to be the dead worst of the hardest level of all time, until it got nerfed. Level 147 got another nerf even bigger than what level 65 got. However, there are still lots of jelly levels in this game that are hard.
Overall, jelly levels are not only the most hated types of levels, but are also very boring to play. Level 461 may be an insanely hard level, but it is not as boring as thought.
Notable Nerfed Jelly Levels
These levels used to be insanely hard or at borders between insanely hard and very hard but have now been nerfed lower than very hard. The nerf that they all have in common are that it went from 6 colours to 5.
(If you want to expand please put big nerfs only).
- The sugar crush used to give a really high score. For unknown reasons however, the jelly fish were nerfed and now they give almost no points on the Facebook version. There was no reason given for this, but it used to make levels like 183 almost impossible.
- Double jellies actually appear more than single jellies. This can make jelly levels much harder.
- Levels 50, 100, 150, 250, 300, 350, and 450 are all jelly levels.
- Jelly levels are the only levels where jelly fish can be used, both in game play and Sugar Crush.
Notable jelly levels
- Level 6 - First jelly level
- Level 18 - First level with double jellies
- Level 31 - Only level that uses 3 colours
- Level 33 - The earliest hard jelly level
- Level 65 - The former hardest level in the game
- Level 100 - A level with extremely arguable difficulty
- Level 147 - Formely topping the hardest level in the game. Now badly nerfed.
- Level 235 - The 100th jelly level
- Level 250
- Level 300
- Level 350 - Voted the #3 hardest level in the game.
- Level 410 - Easily voted an insanely hard level.
- Level 450
- Level 461 - Voted the #2 hardest level in the game.
- Level 475 - The 200th jelly level
- Level 530 - Last level so far