1 star: 80000 points
2 stars: 120000 points
3 stars: 150000 points
The entire bottom half of the board is jelly. Once you can finally break through the blockers or shoot a couple of vertical striped candies down through, you can smash 2 bombs off of each other for a lot of action.
patricia frederick’s tips for candy crush level 197
The hardest part of this level is getting to the wrapped candies in the lower half of the board. Try creating anything that will explode downward (a vertically striped candy match; a striped/wrapped combo; 2 striped candies) but if that is not happening and you have created a color bomb, you can match it with a wrapped candy color. (If there are 2 identically colored wrapped candies next to each other use that color.) You want to set off a chain reaction of wrapped candies that will clear out some blocks! The optimal spot for that vertical candy is the column to the right or left of the center column of blocks as this will release those wrapped candies that, when switched, usually start the chain reaction on BOTH sides! As you work to clear out the jellies, keep looking to the top of the board…because there will be special candy making opportunities there you do not want to miss.