How to Beat Candy Crush Saga Level 421

The objective for this level is to score 10,000 points within 50 moves. At the same time, you must make striped candy + striped candy combinations exactly seven times – but it is tough to do so.

Level 421 of Candy Crush Saga.

Level 421 of Candy Crush Saga

Why is this level hard?

The main reason why this level is so tough is because of the presence of the cake bombs and toffee tornadoes. These are both major obstacles.

The cake bombs do nothing else but take up space on the board. With reduced space, it becomes harder to create striped candies, let alone match them together.

Moreover, the toffee tornadoes somehow appear to be telepathic and they seem to be able to read your mind, by sometimes destroying the very move that you are just about to make. This has happened to me multiple times when playing this insanely tough level.

But here are some tips that you can use to beat Level 421 of the Candy Crush Saga game.

Get the striped candies on top, to the bottom, as soon as possible

At the start, you will notice that there is one striped candy at each of the four corners of the board.

It will help you with one of the seven matches, if you can get the two striped candies at the top, to the bottom – so that you can match one pair of the striped candies together and complete one combination.

However, it may be quite tough to do so, because you may inadvertently set a cake bomb off while trying to do this – and the striped candies may be destroyed without getting used. To prevent this from happening, try your best to form vertical matches at the two side columns to bring the candies down faster and get a match before you explode the cake bombs.

Do note that losing your striped candies as a result of the cake bombs exploding is actually a common problem on mobile devices, but when the cake bomb is set off on Facebook, then it may automatically create one match for you and help you along.

Treat the cake bombs with care

The presence of the cake bombs at this level can be either a boon or a bane, depending on how you look at it.

If you don’t have a very good board and need to completely refresh the candies to form striped + striped combinations, then the cake bombs will help you a lot.

But on the other hand, if you accidentally set off the cake bomb when you have plenty of striped candies ready to be matched together, then it may completely destroy your game.

Forget about boosters

At this level, most of the boosters, such as the striped + wrapped candy and the colour bomb, won’t be of use to you. So do not bother wasting these.

The only boosters that may help you out are the free switch hand and the lollipop boosters, but then whether you can actually use them would very much depend on the situation of the game board at hand. So don’t bother using boosters at this level, unless you know for sure that they will help to create a match or win the game.

Get a good board

As with many other levels in the Candy Crush Saga game, you need to have a good board, in order to beat this level. In my opinion, the best type of board is one that has one or two striped candies waiting to be made – as this may go a long way to achieving your objective.

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  • DD says:

    I have read on other sites that it’s only 5 on the PC and 7 on mobile devices
    This level is not hard it’s just impossible
    The most I have got is 5 tho I was delighted the other
    Day to get the tooth fairy to pass next level
    But when I open it there’s nothing there 4 times
    Now this has happened really p*****d off!

  • Grant says:

    This level stinks. And tonadoes are the worst thing ever. And they are not random, they go right where is most inconvenient. Like someone else said, this would be bad enough with no tornadoes or only 5 matches needed. Horrible level!

  • TEH says:

    this is just impossible, some goes I can’t even get one match.
    Mine still asks for 7 matches, you must be lucky

    • Priscilla says:

      Yes,luck does play a part too, but if you keep going, you’ll eventually succeed. Don’t give up! 😀

      P.S. Go to your app store and update your Candy Crush app. What platform are you using to play Candy Crush?

  • Kris says:

    Have they changed the game? I suddenly passed today this awful 421, was very surprised. Some time later I opened level 421 again and the target was not 7 striped combos but only 5? Or did they feel sorry for me and give me some handicap …

    • Priscilla says:

      Congrats to you!!! 😀

      Did you just update the app?

    • Eileen says:

      I’ve been playing on my Ipad and it was asking for 7 matches. Today, I tried it on the PC for the first time in a long time and it only needed 5. Also, the pieces fall differently, it seems, making it possible to line up more matches.

  • Mare says:

    This board is ridiculously hard. Took me 6 weeks to pass with a lucky board and a free lollipop booster. The tornadoes are pure evil.

  • Puttinanendtocandycrush says:

    I too an over this level! Candy crush I used to be addicted playing every spare moment I had but now? It’s BS!!!! This level is only designed for the rich! So sick and tired of the world making stuff for the rich to pass! This level is beyond stressful and frustrating! Get rid of that dam tornado for starters it is not necessary and stop makin my stripped candies just spontaneously explode which in result always clears ALL my other stripped candies!
    CANDY CRUSH NOW DELETED!! I’m moving on with other FUN ENTERTAINING games/apps

  • Kerry says:

    This is by far the worst level ever!! There is no skill involved here! This level is designed to wreck anything you come close to lining up. Sometimes it just blows up your striped candies for no reason. What a waste of time. Loved playing Candy Crush, but I’M DONE!!

  • Kerrie says:

    Level 421 absolutely a complete waste of time because there are no strategies to use to pass this level, I used to love playing this game frustrating as it was some times at least you had some aim to beat it but this level is down to luck, glitches I think explode stripes when not supposed to, no stripes with 4 or more sometimes and those damn tornadoes that take any chance you have right away from you every time had enough of it now shall be join thousands of others and deleting the game bad move candy crush king makers

  • user says:

    Uninstalled due to this level. Done with candy crush. This level is BS.

  • Abraxas says:

    This level 421 is absolutely ridiculous. Its so disgusting that I would try another one day and if nothing happens, I am going to abandon this game and forget about the cruel joke being played. Its absolutely disgusting. Maximum double striped candies I could get are FIVE on a couple of occasions. King should be reasonable in marketing the extra moves. I dont mind paying some money but not in this uncertainty. Candy Crush game is good and thrilling but such levels are highly stressful.

  • Eric says:

    This level is ridiculously hard.

  • victoria says:

    I hate this level. I’m not going to waste more time on it! Bad for King…

  • Jerry says:

    Get rid of the toffee tornados and this level would still be a good challenge.With the tornados this level is next to impossible. I am really close to removing Candy Crush from my I-pad.

  • Patty says:

    I hate level 421 enough to make me want to finally quit this game. I never used to curse as much as I do when playing this level. its beyond frustrating, its impossible

  • Roger Hanson says:

    You should look at some of your levels lik 421, you can make them where no one can do them or you can make different versions where some can and some can’t. I think the level should be challenging but not to the point where it is impossible.The tornado in my version is honed in on striped or those around the strip every time I’m close.

  • Sara says:

    I have tried your tips, they are all logic for me. The boards I get are terrible. It’s too bad because I have had it. I want a fun challenge, not stressful. This level is boring and stressful, so I am moving on to something that meets my needs and doesn’t cost a ton of money. King keeps doing this, people will stop playing, little by little. Good luck to you!

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