How do you beat Candy Crush level 173? This page contains the solution of level 173 in episode 13 (Cupcake Circus) from the popular iOS, Android and Facebook game Candy Crush Saga. This step-by-step walkthrough will guide you through each and every part of this game and assist you to find all secrets and solutions to complete this level.
In level 173 your goal is to finish the level within 40 moves. To earn 3 stars, you must earn at least 150,000 points by matching candies.
Strategy 1Aiming for the color bomb + striped candy combo easily makes around 20 striped candies set off. Afterwards, just make more stripes on your own to finish.
Strategy 2Before using the combo, make sure there are enough candies that has the same color as the striped candy on the board. If there are 15 or less, it is recommended to allow more candies to drop in and fill up the colors, or just try making another striped candy in a different color.
Strategy 3The candy bombs aren't a big problem. Striped candies can run through meringues and defuse them.
Strategy 4Keep an eye on chipping away at the meringue to make more room.