I'm playing Candy Crush Saga on Facebook (but I guess the mobile versions features the same levels) and I'm currently stuck on Level 293
The main difficulty from this level is in my opinion the licorice dispensers that will block most of the board, preventing you from clearing it. So my question is: What is the exact condition that will decide if the dispenser will open or remain closed? Causing licorice or regular candies to appear at the top of the board.
I was thinking at first it was some kind of random sequence, but I'm not so sure about that after a few tries: because the amount of licorice over the board seems to be changing a lot from one attempt to another. So I guess there is something I do that have a direct influence on this.
I found this on the wiki:
A Candy Cannon (also well known as a dispenser) is an element that releases licorice swirls or candy bombs to the board when the candies in its vicinity are removed. (Source)
But I don't really agree with this, even if I only remove candies at the bottom of the board (the dispensers being at the top), they keep dropping them.