Available Moves: 40 moves
Goal: Special candy order (30 striped candies)
Target Score: 80,000 points
Two Stars: 120,000 points
Three Stars: 150,000 points
30 striped candies are a lot to make with just 40 moves available, so really the hidden goal in this level is to get a color bomb + striped candy combination (this makes as much as 25 striped candies,if you are lucky.) There are 2 20-move bomb hidden in the middle of cupcake walls, so that would be a problem since cupcakes are hard to clear, but you can always use your specials to work around them and into the bombs. There are only 5 colors present in this level so special candies are easily formed, but it is still a challenging level. You better remember the following tips and strategies for Candy Crush level 173:
1. Get the candy bombs to slide out:
News flash: you don’t need to clear out a lot of cupcakes to get to the bombs, just clear the one directly diagonal to it and the bombs will slide out of the box, making it easier to detonate them.
2. Get a color bomb:
It is absolutely needed, because 40 moves sure wouldn’t be enough to get you all 30 striped candies you need if you do them one by one. Better get the help of a color bomb and then pair it with a striped candy so you could get as much as 20 moves.
3. Use your remaining moves to get the few stripes you need:
Keep track of how many more stripes you still need and strategize your moves accordingly.
4. Have you spun the free booster wheel today?