This is a tough, cruel level. If you’re on an iPhone, use the exit and restart strategy as many times as you need to get a good board. A good board will be one where two of the bombs are the same colour, or you have an immediate chance to make match-4s or breaking through the licorice locked candy and getting down to the meringues.
First concentrate on clearing out the time bombs, don’t worry about the orders. You’ll be making striped candy anyway to get to the time bombs, so you’re fulfilling part of the level requirements anyway. Your aim is to combine a colour-bomb with a striped candy, which will convert all candies of the same colour to stripes and fulfill that part of the level – but if you need to use your first colour bomb to take out the timed bombs, do that. When you go for your colour-bomb + striped candy combination, try to wait until you have many candies of the same colour on the board, so you get more stripes against the required order.
The surprise bags can have anything in them. You’re as likely to get spawning chocolate, another time-bomb, or meringues as you are a marmalade covered striped or wrapped candy, so be prepared to take the new threat out when it appears.
Fulfilling the green and yellow requirement is more difficult, there will be a shortage of one of the colours. Once you have an open board, there will be many more chances for match-four and match-five, so go for those instead of focusing on making match-3s of green or yellow – the cascades you get will bring down the candy you need.
The first time we completed this level, it was on the very last move, however, if you play with boosters, getting through this level is a lot easier, because you’ll already have the colour bomb you need to get started. It’s one of those levels where the boosters make a great deal of difference, and turn it from ‘tough as nails’ to ‘relatively simple’ – if you’re feeling rich, give it a shot, and good luck crushing those candies.
In level 345 the order is 80 green, 80 red and 20 striped candies in 50 moves, Just to make things trickier there are three thirty move bombs surrounded by blockers and with candies trapped in licorice above. Therefore you need to try to get to those before you do anything else. At the bottom of the board are some mystery candies which could help, but may not. If you use a vertical stripe to destroy the bomb, then you will open two mystery candies and could cause yourself more problems. It may be a risk you have to take though.
Once you have clearer the bombs, then you can work on fulfilling the orders, the striped candies are the hardest to get so work on those first. A color bomb and stripe will produce a lot of striped candies and clear a lot of other candies from the board, so aim for this if you can. Striped and wrapped combinations could clear a lot of candies and help towards the quota of green and yellow candies. If you get any color bombs while you still have active bombs then it could be wise to save them in case you need them to destroy the bombs if you cannot get to them in time. If you have no other moves but to use the color bomb, then use it on a color that destroys at least one bomb, if you can. Once the bombs are gone, if you cannot use color bombs with a striped candy or you have your striped candy quote use it with green or yellow to help towards collecting them.
A bomb cooler could be a useful booster in this level but there is a lot of luck in the game and so most others would not necessarily help very much and it may just be worth persevering with it.