Candy Crush Soda Saga: How to Spread Jam, How to Use Swedish Fish, and Other Hints and Tips

Candy Crush Soda Saga: How to Spread Jam, How to Use Swedish Fish, and Other Hints and Tips

Here's how to spread jam and use Swedish fish in Candy Crush Soda Saga, as well as other tips, tricks, and hints.

How to Play

Candy Crush Soda Saga by King is a successor to Candy Crush Saga. As with its predecessor, making matches of three or more identical candy pieces is still largely the order of the day in Soda Saga, and you're expected to meet certain goals within a set number of moves before you can move on to the next level.

There are a few new twists, however, the biggest being the addition of "soda bottle" pieces. When these bottles are matched up with two or more candies of the same color, soda rises from the bottom of the screen and causes new pieces to float upwards instead of fall down from the top of the screen.

How to Spread Jam

When you reach level 256 of Candy Crush Soda Saga, you're introduced to a sticky new gameplay mechanic: Jam. Many levels afterwards can only be cleared if you spread jam across the entire board.

You can spread jam by making matches on top of jam puddles. All the pieces in a match rest on a bed of jam, so use striped candies and candy bombs to spread a lot of jam in a single move.

What Do the Fish Do? How do I Make Them?

Swedish fish are made when you match four same-color pieces in a square. Fish are extremely important game pieces in Candy Crush Soda Saga. When you match them with two or more same-colored candy pieces, they automatically float off and perform a useful task. Most commonly, they pop soda bottles, eat ice chunks, or clear away a barrier object like licorice or honey.

In some levels, using a fish is necessary for success (for example, using a fish to pop an isolated soda bottle that you can't reach through conventional match-making). If you pair up a fish with a special game piece like a striped candy or a wrapped candy, it can blow up blockages on faraway parts of the board. In other words, fish are your friends, not food.

Look Very Closely at the Board While Bear-Hunting

Many levels of Candy Crush Soda Saga require you to chip gummy bears out of ice. This can be difficult, as the ice obviously obscures the bears' location. However, take a very close look at the game board when you're assigned a gummy bear level. You should be able to see some ice blocks are clear, whereas others have a faint blue-green smear under them. Blue-green ice has bears underneath. Free them!

Frosted Bear Locations Are Random

Don't bother memorizing the locations of the frozen gummy bears. Every time you restart a level, their location changes. You're much better off trusting your eyes and picking out squares of blue-green ice from clear ice.

Most of Candy Crush Saga's Tips and Hints Apply to Soda Saga, Too

At its heart, Candy Crush Soda Saga shares a great deal in common with the original Candy Crush Saga. That means a lot of tips are interchangeable between the games. Check out our Candy Crush Saga hints and tips for suggestions on how to crush more candies!

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve,, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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