Candy Box 2
When aniwey's Candy Box! came out earlier this year, we'd never seen anything like it. A deceptively simple looking webtoy that appeared to be all about generating candies for no good reason, yet with a remarkable amount of hidden depth, charm, and humour. Well, hopefully you weren't planning on getting anything done today, because Candy Box 2 has arrived. Able to run by itself in another browser tab, initially all you seem to be able to do is generate candies second by second you can either scarf down or throw on the ground Lonely Island style. But give it a while and you'll find there's a lot more in here than just tooth decay. Like... a lot more.
Unlike its predecessor, Candy Box 2 doesn't play things quite so close to the chest and feels a lot more straightforward as a result. It's less unexpectedly goofy and clever, which is sort of to be expected since the original was so, well, original. That, of course, isn't to say Candy Box 2 doesn't have its fair share of surprises, and there's a lot of content to unlock if you have the patience to "grind" for it by letting the game run and amassing all of its currencies. It feels a bit more like Gold and Gems this time around, but with more to discover. If you prefer a more structured, less obscure path of progression, you'll probably appreciate the sequel's design a lot more, though players who enjoyed precisely that weirdness from before may lament the loss of the unrelenting whimsy. Give it a chance, however, and you'll discover that a lot of what you loved is still there... it's just better hidden and requires more time.
As before, a large part of the fun of Candy Box 2 is discovering for yourself what everything does and what you can unlock, so reviewing the specifics of the new content would spoil a lot. This time around, you can manually save your game in different slots and set it to autosave for you at regular intervals, which makes the whole process a lot more user friendly than having to write down codes. You can even share your save file with other people! What secrets lie within the legendary Candy Box? That's for you to find out! (Remember to use spoiler tags for your comments below!)
Thanks to Corsaire for sending this one in!
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Candy Box 2 Walkthrough and Guide
The Beginning of a Candy Love Affair
Starting Out, Requesting New Features, and Saving Your Game
"In the world of the Candy Box, the currency of life is candy." -someone probably said
You begin with 0 candies, earning 1 candy per second.
As long as you have at least 1 candy, you can "Eat all candies".
Eating candies will improve your health (i.e. increase your hitpoints). The cost to increase your health bar goes up exponentially, so for each additional point to your health, the number of candies you need to eat also goes up (see more details re: health later in this guide).
At 10 candies:
You can "Throw 10 candies on the ground".
Throwing candies down will create a new mini character, who, as you continue to thrown down candies, will first make faces and various actions until he digs up a hole and (after throwing 1630c) gives you the chocolate bar he found.
Continue to throw to make more reactions which cap out at 2,500c. Anymore after that, he just "nom noms".
At 30+ candies:
"Request a new feature to the developer (30 candies)"
"You've unlocked a status bar! (above)"
After that, you can use 5 more candies to "Request another one"
"You now have access to a configuration tab."
Clicking this CFG tab opens a page with all the details about the game and the developer, lets you change the language or invert the screen colors.
With 5 more candies, "Request once again"
"A wild saving tab appears!"
On the SAVE menu, you can choose from 5 save slots in which to manually save your game.
You can also set it to save automatically every 10 minutes in a slot of your choosing. NOTE: Once you re-load from a save slot, you'll need to reset the auto-save.
Then...When you want to reload, choose one of the save slots under "browser load" under the save menu.
"Get the current game as text" This is a great feature! If you want to save your game at any particular spot and never worry about losing it on your browser, get a (rather long) text file of where you're at in game. Copy and paste it on a document or email or wherever you'd like...When you're ready to play that instance of the game again...
...paste your saved game text into the "Text load" box and, Voila!
Super Secret Note:
It is possible to alter those text save files, but then all the fun of the candy box is greatly diminished, and then the new game will just be called Editing HTML Code Strings. Which is significantly less fun. (I know, I played it. Poor reviews all around. 1 mushroom only.)
Now the fun really begins, spend another 5c to "Request for something more exciting"
"Here's 100 health points for you. They're going to be useful."
Your health bar will indicate damage you take on a quest/fighting enemies. When it reaches zero, your specific quest will end, but not the game as a whole. You lose health (hit points) when you take damage from an enemy during a quest.
You gain health slowly over time only outside of the quest (unless you're using potions or special equipment) or by visiting certain places on the map.
There are also several ways to increase the length of your health bar, as detailed in a later section of this guide.
"Final request! This one has to be worth the candies. (10 c)
A MAP is added to your status bar. Click on the MAP to enter The Village.
In the Village
Shop, Forge, and Your First Quest
Screenshot: Village Exteriors
Your First Quest
After buying a weapon at The Forge, you can start your first quest.
Go inside the last house on the right and you'll meet a man who complains of rats in his cellar.
If you haven't already, open your INV ENT ORY tab and, under WEAPON, select your sword (or axe).
Then, click the MAP tab to return to where you are in game (in this case, the house with a cellar).
With weapon equiped, you'll have the option "Let's go, then!" Select that to begin the quest.
If you have completing the quest, there are things you can do to get better, including:
Buy better weapons.
Buy armor (at this point, only gloves and boots will be available from the Candy Merchant).
Eat candy to increase your health points.
After plowing through all the RATs, click the "Exit the quest (and keep what you found)" button.
When you complete the quest, you'll be able to keep any candies you found on the rats, and...
The grateful home owner will give you The Map.
The Map will show as a grey button just below the status bar after you click the "Back to the Village" button."
Clicking the "Back to the map" button will display the whole world (although only certain places will be accessible to you at this time).
The Squirrel's Riddles
After you earn The World Map, you can leave the confines of the village and go to A Tree. There, you can play some games with The Squirrel, earning lots of goodies.
When you arrive, click the "How can I help you?" dialogue button and then, begin to answer...
QUESTION:"do you really love candies?"
QUESTION:"complete this sequence of letters..."
all the letters together spell CANDIES
QUESTION:"how many candies does the candiest person in the world possess?"
(# of candies you have)
Tip: put in a larger number, then click as soon as the counter reaches that.
QUESTION:"How many marks can you find on its trunk?"
The number of marks on the squirrel's tree trunk.
QUESTION:"What happens to the yellow hat?"
It gets wet.
Next, you're asked to play a game. Say "Sure I am!" Play a game of Tic-Tac-Toe with the squirrel until you win (reward: a KEY to one of the locked houses in the village.)
This can only be won by putting your X's outside the box. So just click somewhere along the edge of the box to place your X. Since you're going first, you'll easily make three marks, and win.
Watch this space for more details, coming soon!
Now onwards to more quests!
The Ever Stretching Reaches of...The Map
More Quests, More Places, and How to Get There
More is on the way. In the meantime, here's a map:
Screenshot: Full Map
Candies, Lollipops and the Farm
Candies generate 1 per second.
Building a Mill at the Lollipop Farm then feed it candies to upgrade its candy generating power:
2 candies per second (cps) = 14,400 lollipops into the mill
2 cps = 57,600
5 cps = 129,600
8 cps = 360,000
13 cps = 921,600
and so on until you reach...infinity!!!
You can grow lollipops at the lollipop farm and start generating your own lolliops.
Ways to increase production:
Building a Mill:
Feed the following numbers* of candies into the mill to make...
21c = 1 lollipop per second (lps)
225c = 5 lps
492c = 10 lps
1,074 = 20 lps
2,492 = 40 lps
7,824 = 30 lps
23,046 = 100 lps (max that can be reached by feeding the mill).
*and some numbers in between.
Using Certain Items:
Green Shark Fin: defeat the green-finned shark then use this to boost lolli production x5.
Shell Powder: swim over it in the very bottom of the sea; it increases production x3.
The Pitchfork: found in the dark room of the castle; boosts farm production x3.
Lolligators at the candy farm will convert lollipops into candies, and each costs 1,200c. You must first dig a pond for 1,000c.
Chocolate Bars and Pain au Chocolat
Chocolate Bars can be used to enchant certain items or given to the oven in the castle to make pains aus chocolat.
You can gain chocolate bars by doing various things, which are...
Answering the squirrel's questions will give you chocolate 3 bars.
Eating 1630 candies (1 chocolate bar).
Buying 1 from the Candy Merchant for 800c.
Finding 1 in a room of The Cave.
After seeing a picture on the floor of the cave, going to that spot on the map (a tree to the right of A Lonely House) and clicking several times until you find a dig spot. Continue to dig to get 3 bars.
Exploring The Hole, finding the treasure chest containing 4 bars, and then successfully reaching the bottom.
Pain au Chocolat is baked by the oven inside the castle's big room. You'll need chocolate bars and candies to begin the process.
You begin with 100 health. The maximum you can have is 2,904. There's a few ways you can increase your health bar...
The first candy you eat will add 1 hitpoint. After that, it will take more candy to increase your health....
Give Pain au Chocolate to the wishing well and ask for more health (20-eent increase each time).
Find the HEART PLUG inside The Cave for another 20-percent increase.
Follow the tiny arrow symbols on the left or right side of the cave until you find a chest. Open it for a heart plug.
Obtain the HEART PENDANT for an additional 300 points to your health.
It's in one of the chests inside The Hole. You must first reach it, then reach the bottom of the hole safely.
More healthy Advice
"Here's a nice way to rebuild health pretty quickly...[and] cheap."
Get the pink enchanted gloves, jump into the sea, and stall the progress by hanging out at the bottom. When your health is full, click "end quest."
(Thanks to silent george!)
The following items can be enchanted at the wishing well (cost=1 chocolate to unlock feature then 1 chocolate per enchantment) to create special benefits...
Leather Gloves (buy from merchant for 300c). Enchant two pairs to make:
PINK ENCHANTED GLOVES: continual healing during quests.
RED ENCHANTED GLOVES: randomly casts fireballs which damage enemies.
Knight Body Armor:
Obtained by beating the knights in the castle, enchanting the knight's armor will give an 80-percent reduction in damage when worn in battle. The drawback is, you'll also deal 50-percent damage to your enemy.
Octopus King's Crown:
Obtain by beating the Octopus King. Then, choose one of the following enchantments from the wishing well:
JASPERS: "In quests, it will frequently cast powerful magic fireballs around you. And also, it's shining!"
OBSIDIAN: Gives a random chance the Octopus King will join you on your quest, helping you best your enemies.
Monkey Wizard's Staff:
Obtain by beating the Monkey Wizard. When enchanted, it is "faster than the non-enchanted version, and will also cast a lot more spells."
Get this by beating the Giant Teapot inside the castle. Then, when enchanted, it's more powerful (but slower, too).
Get this from beating warriors inside the hole. Enchanting it will create a Summoning Tribal Spear (10 damage, fast speed). It summons tribal warriors in battle more often than the regular tribal spear.
Compiling this walkthrough is a HUGE project, so this is so far quite incomplete. I'll keep adding to it, though, so check back. In the meantime, please read the comments section, or post your own, to get help from our awesome JayIsGames community!
QUICK ACCESS to SAVE SLOTS:
You can load a local save by using the following links:
VERY IMPORTANT! Please Read:
Because updates are planned, don't risk losing your spot in game. Before closing your browser for the day, save your game as a TEXT FILE, then keep that string of code safe in a document somewhere for future use.
Since nothing should happen as long as you're currently active in game, this is not necessary as long as your game is kept open in your browser (but might be a good idea just in case).
Many thanks to our fabulous JIG community members for sharing their candy-encrusted discoveries!
Posted by: elle | October 29, 2013 8:58 PM