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_PRISM Guide - How to solve those puzzles

Posted by Jennifer Allen on February 11th, 2016

_PRISM is a rather delightful puzzle game that’s been tailor made for touch screens. While part of the fun is figuring things out as you go along, we thought we’d offer you a helping hand at getting in the right mindset.

Don’t worry about messing up

Did you load up the game then wonder what the heck you were meant to be doing next? If in doubt, touch a few things on screen and see what happens. It’ll work out, promise!

Experiment

Moving around the screen and seeing the full picture is key. Use your fingers to rotate around and see where the other lines are. That’s generally where you need to start.

Line up the lines

Starting out, it’s easy to see where to drag the lines so that the colored circles line up. A few screens in though, and it gets a little trickier.

See the red circles? You can move those with your finger separately from how you’re moving the line. Obviously, you need to do this often.

Some lines can be rotated. Some can’t. If there’s a large orange circle on the outside, you can rotate the line.

Take it one sequence at a time

If you’re confronted by lots of different options, it can be intimidating. Don’t worry about it. Focus on just one line and it’ll soon make sense.

Stuck and not sure what’s required of you? Odds are you need to drag out some shapes. Just use your finger to do this. It’s pretty simple. _PRISM will happily take you to the next stage that way.

You don’t need to be perfect

Lining up the circles doesn’t require pinpoint accuracy. As long as you’re close enough, the game will do the rest for you.

Want to share your own advice on _PRISM? Let us know in the comments!

Mobile Strike guide - How to get the most out of your missions

Posted by Jennifer Allen on January 11th, 2016

Has Mobile Strike hooked you right from the very start? Or maybe you’re new to this modern take on Game of War? Either way, we thought we’d help you out by offering you some tips and tricks based around one of the most important parts of the game - the missions. You’ll be levelling up in no time!

Candy Crush Saga guide - How to use special candies effectively

Posted by Jennifer Allen on January 9th, 2016

Ahh, Candy Crush Saga. It’s a bit like returning to an old friend, isn’t it? Familiar and comforting.

While pretty much everyone knows how to match three candies together, the trick to truly succeed is to know when and how to use your special candies.

We’ve got some great tips on how to do just that, ensuring you’ll be flying through those levels in no time.

Candy Crush Jelly Saga guide - Tips and tricks for the newbie jelly spreader

Posted by Jennifer Allen on January 7th, 2016

So, you’ve just downloaded Candy Crush Jelly Saga, King’s latest game, and you’re not quite sure where to begin. Don’t worry about it, as 148Apps has you covered with some helpful tips on how to get started.

Expect this one to take up your free time like Candy Crush Saga did before it.

Spread that jelly

Candy Crush Jelly Saga is different from its predecessor. Instead of trying to clear jelly, you’re actually trying to spread it around the level. It’s a subtle but important shift, so try not to forget!

Jelly is spread by making matches with candies that have already been covered with the substance. Don’t bother making matches where all the candies are free of jelly. It won’t help you here.

Plan ahead

You’re tempted to go match crazy, right? Don’t do it. Take your time and plan each move ahead.

Like with any strategy game, you want to pay attention to the whole board and take it all in. Don’t just focus on one small area. You can accrue some handy combos this way.

Don’t forget to use special candies

Do your best to set up some great special candy combos. Match striped candies with other striped candies for profit and fun. Line up 5 candies together to create a special spotted candy that’ll clear all the gems of the same color that you match it with.

Oh, and those cute jelly fish you’ve seen in other King games? Save them for last. Always! They’ll take out a random but important candy, so they’re often a great way to tackle a tricky spot.

Battling the Jelly Queen

New to Candy Crush Jelly Saga are the Jelly Queen levels. These are the most strategy-focused stages, and they’re great.

The key here is that you’re trying to cover the level with more of your jelly than the Queen. You take it in turns to make a move and you can create special candies to give you an extra move. Plan really carefully here.

Remember though, don’t use one of her colored candies to set up a move - that will only help her out!

What do you think of Candy Crush Jelly Saga? Is it as good as Candy Crush Saga? Got some great tips you want to share? Let us know in the comments!

Country Friends guide - Tips and tricks for building a great farm

Posted by Jennifer Allen on December 19th, 2015

Ever wanted to be a farmer? No? Oh, well Country Friends might sway you into finding the fun in it.

Want some tips on how to develop the best farm? We’ve got you covered!

Magic: The Gathering - Puzzle Quest guide - How to build a strong deck

Posted by Jennifer Allen on December 14th, 2015

Magic: The Gathering - Puzzle Quest is a pretty intense match three card game that just launched on iOS and Android.

There’s plenty for you to learn and only a brief tutorial to ease you in so, to help you out, we’ve rounded up some tips and tricks to help get you started, and so you won’t feel too out of your depth early on.

Shred It! Beginner's Guide - tips and tricks for negotiating the slopes

Posted by Jennifer Allen on December 12th, 2015

Shred It! is a charming Endless snowboarding game from Extra Mile Studios. With its recent update adding plenty of new content, we’ve taken a look at it and rounded up some great tips and tricks to help you rack up those high scores.

Fallout Shelter guide - How to keep your dwellers alive in Survival Mode

Posted by Jennifer Allen on November 13th, 2015

So, a lot has changed since Fallout Shelter was first released and, with the advent of Fallout 4, this might be the perfect time to return to your vault.

We’ve rounded up some handy tips and tricks to get you to grips with what’s new.

Blossom Blast Saga guide - How to get the biggest combos and the highest scores

Posted by Jennifer Allen on November 11th, 2015

From King, the makers of Candy Crush Saga, comes Blossom Blast Saga,a Match-3 game that requires a surprising amount of strategy.

To help you get started, here are some simple tips and tricks to ensure you achieve some great combos.

The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land guide - Tips and tricks for upgrading your equipment

Posted by Jennifer Allen on November 8th, 2015

Going into battle with the best weapons and armor is an important part of dictating whether or not you survive in The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land.

We’ve got some great tips and tricks to help ensure you’re on the right path when it comes to equipment upgrades.

X-Mercs guide - Tips and tricks to help you defeat the alien hordes

Posted by Jennifer Allen on October 20th, 2015

If you haven't played a turn based strategy game before thenX-Mercs is a good place to start and we’ve concocted the ideal guide to help you get to grips with it.

Puzzle Craft 2 - Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Being the Best Builder

Posted by Jennifer Allen on September 21st, 2015

[Want to know if Puzzle Craft 2 is worth the download? Check out our review.]

Puzzle Craft 2 is a significant upgrade to its predecessor, offering a lot more content than before. That also means that it can seem a little intimating early on, as you try to figure out what to focus on and when. Here are some handy tips and tricks to get you started on the path to having the best settlement.

The Walking Dead: Road to Survival - Tips, Tricks, and Strategies on How to Survive

Posted by Jennifer Allen on September 10th, 2015

Did you download The Walking Dead: Road to Survival despite our review? Well, I’ll assume you just really love the show rather than you’re wilfully ignoring anything I say. Either way advice is always welcome, which is why we have a selection of tips and tricks to ensure you survive for longer than expected.

PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX - Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for the Newbie Score Chaser

Posted by Jennifer Allen on August 3rd, 2015

[Wondering if its worth getting into another Pac-Man game? Check out our PAC-MAN CE DX review.]

So, you’ve just bought PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX and you’re not quite sure where to begin. It’s all looking pretty different from the PAC-MAN of old, right? That’s because PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX happens to be one of the best versions out there, and we’re here to guide you through the paces early on so that your high scores can only get better.

UNWYND - Tips, Tricks, and Strategies on How to Unwind and be the Best at This Puzzler

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 6th, 2015

[Unsure about UNWYND? Have a look at our review.]

Just downloaded UNWYND and not sure where to start? I don’t blame you. It’s a fun game but a little confusing, especially early on. Multiple solutions means you don’t need a walkthrough, but here are some helpful tips and tricks on how best to get the hang of everything.


Starting Out

  • Starting out, UNWYND is so minimalistic, it can be confusing. You start out with one red block and one green. As the game explains, a swipe from the red to the green creates a red ribbon, while the same is the case in reverse.
  • Swipes can occur in either direction. You can swipe up, down, left or right. The key here is to know what color ribbon you’re going to create through doing so.
  • The ribbon doesn’t stop until it clashes with another ribbon. Sometimes, that’s useful, sometimes that’s a problem. Remember it’s fine to create multiple small ribbons. One that simply aids a single block can often be what’s needed in order to complete the level.
  • Early on, if you mess up, UNWYND tells you to undo the move. While it won’t tell you how to do things correctly, and there’s no hint system (aww), that gentle nudge is helpful in reminding you how to do things correctly. A simple tap on the undo move button will take you back a step and you can correct your error. Particularly with these early stage, it’s usually immediately obvious what you did wrong and what needs to be done to fix it.
  • Besides the undo move button, there’s also an option to restart the whole level. In more convoluted stages, this can be frustrating as you try to remember every move you made, but other times, it can quickly fix a major mess of ribbons.