Following the success of Gardenscapes, Playrix Games has released Austin the Butler’s newest adventure: Homescapes! Austin travels back to his parent’s house to relieve precious memories only to find out the whole place is about to fall apart! Help Austin play through match-3 puzzlers to restore the house to its former glory. Our Homescapes cheats and tips will help you perfect your match-3 technique!
Homescapes is very similar to Gardenscapes in that you’ll need to play puzzle levels to restore parts of the house, so if you were skilled in that game you’ll do fine here! Even if you’re not, that’s why we’re here with our Homescapes cheats, tips and tricks strategy guide!
Go for the Paper Planes!
Homescapes has all of your typical match-3 puzzle game special pieces, like the rockets that clear horizontally or vertically and the bombs that clear a space around them. There is one special piece that you should be aware of, and that’s the Paper Plane.
Paper planes are created when you match four pieces in the a square or box formation. Paper planes, when activated, will automatically fly towards your next objective.
If you’re on a level where you need to clear a specific amount of pieces, the plane will clear out one piece for you. If you’re dealing with locked pieces, the plane will break one of them free. If you need to carpet the area, the plane will target an uncarpeted area.
Basically, paper planes are those boosters that let you hit a specific spot on command, except you can actually create them! Utilize them – they’re incredibly helpful!
Utilize the rockets!
The special Rocket pieces in this game act like the usual row/column clearing pieces in match-3 puzzle games. However, they’re especially important here because of the carpeting levels.
You need to cover the entire board with green carpet to clear these levels, and you have to spread the carpet by matching pieces already on it. If you have rockets on the board, they can make these levels a piece of cake because they spread carpet regardless of where they are. Use them to cover hard to reach columns and rows or just generally tucked away areas.
Don’t be afraid to use boosters!
The only currency that seems to be present are the regular coins you earn in-game. You can spend these coins on changing up furniture inside your home and using them to help you through the levels.
Before a level starts you can buy some boosters, and don’t be afraid to use them if you’re having trouble. You don’t really need coins for anything else, so go for it! Also, when you run out of moves on a level, you can spend 900 coins to gain five more moves if you were on the verge of clearing the level. Bottom line is not to be afraid of spending your coins!
Try to save moves!
Every move you have left over once you’ve beaten a level is transformed into a special piece on the board. You’ll mostly create rocket pieces but every now and then you’ll end up with bombs.
After they’re created, all pieces will be set off simultaneously for a crazy explosion that will net you a bunch of bonus coins. Try to conserve your moves to the best of your ability for those bonus endgame coins!
That’s all for Homescapes. If you’ve got any other tips or tricks to share, let us know in the comments below!