The Ice Age crew is at it again! Thanks to an unforeseeable consequence of Scart’s acorn hunt, Manny and Diego and the rest of the herd are now floating out in the sea. On the brink of a continental cataclysm, it’s up to you to guide Sid to rescue his friends and save the whole herd before it’s too late! Ice Age Adventures is an interesting mash-up of all the popular mobile game genres today; it has city management, a match-3 puzzle mini game, and even an endless runner mini game! We will help you get ready for this epic adventure with our Ice Age Adventures cheats, tips and tricks strategy guide.
1. Balance out your berry and shell spending to maximize efficiency!
When you start out, your maximum capacity for berries and shells is relatively low. When you explore the islands, you’ll expend berries to cut down grass and other obstacles. Every obstacle you cut down gives you a certain amount of shells back, and if the island is big and there is a lot of obstacles to get through, you’ll probably hit your maximum shell limit pretty fast. If this happens, be sure to take a trip back home and spend your shells on building or upgrading more homes for your herd. You’ll probably complete a quest in the process too, which sometimes reward you with berries.
2. Low on supplies? Collect the resource nodes on the islands!
On the islands there will be little mountain landmarks that have an item icon above them. When you tap them, a roulette starts and you’ll get a random reward. Sometimes baby animals are trapped in these things so make sure you activate all the ones you come across! After they spit out the reward, the resource node will enter cool down mode so you have to wait a while before you can activate it again. Remember you only need to pay the berry fee once to unlock an island. After that, you are free to visit that island as much as you wish with no cost.
3. Spend some berries before you do a baby rescue sled run!
The sled mini game is relatively simple – you have to swipe left, right, up, an down to dodge various obstacles to ensure Sid gets to the baby animal, just like any other endless runner. That’s not all though; these courses are usually littered with a bunch of berries lying around. If you manage to collect all of the berries on the run, you’ll usually total at around 150+ berries. That’s a lot, so make sure you’re at least around 80% of your berry capacity.
4. Use the special pieces during the match-3 puzzle minigame!
When you combine four pieces together, you’ll form a “wavey” piece. You’ll see lines going across it depending on the direction you formed it in. When you match this piece again, it’ll shoot out a laser beam in a cross formation that’ll clear out a sizable portion of the board. If you combine five pieces, you’ll form a meteor! This all powerful space rock can do all sorts of things. If you match with any other single piece, it’ll destroy every corresponding piece currently on the board. If you match it with a wavey piece, you’ll get additional cross explosions! If you manage to match two meteors, the whole board starts to blow up!
5. Be sure to clear out the islands completely before you move on!
When you’re on the map screen, you’ll see two icons next to the selectable islands: a paw icon and a torch. The paw shows you how many animals remain on the island and the torch shows you what key items are still there. Make sure to collect all of the animals and items because you will most likely need them for the next island.
6. Build decorations to upgrade your berries!
If you tap on a an empty snow angel spot (it looks like a little light blue bird), you’ll bring up the decorations list. Each decoration has a berry icon and a percentage next to it. If it has an up arrow on it, that decoration will increase your maximum berry capacity by the indicated amount. If it has two arrows pointing to your right, it’ll speed up berry production. If you have extra shells to spare, be sure to build some decorations!
7. If you are very low on berries, feed your herd to increase berry production!
Berry production works like this: if you tap on an animal home, you’ll see how many berries they make in an hour, and what their maximum is. When you upgrade their homes and rescue more animals, production and the capacity increases. So, if you run out of berries and you have nothing else to do, you have to wait for your animals to make more. This is basically the game’s version of an energy system, but there’s a way to make it better: when you tap on a home, you have the option to feed the animals in that home. When you do, production speed increases and you’ll get berries faster! It costs a bit of shells to feed them – about 200 shells for a full house – so use your own discretion.
8. Keep your bowls upgraded!
Whenever you upgrade your berry or shell bowl, your maximum capacity increases for the corresponding resource. It’s very important to keep them upgraded as once you progress to the later islands, exploring and building costs increase so you want to have as much room as possible.
9. Participate in the events for rewards!
At the bottom left, there’s an Events button. These are kind of like daily missions, where you have to complete a certain objective within an allotted time limit, usually around a day or so. The difference is that you’re actually compared to every other player who participates as well; the players who do the best get the best rewards. These events sometimes have really hefty rewards, so if you can, try to complete them fully. For example, the current one right now requires you to feed your animals as many times as you can. The top rank reward is 10 golden acorns, which is really nice!
That should cover just about everything. Ice Age Adventures is a very expansive game, so you’re going to be spending a lot of time with it! If you have any other questions or suggestions, leave a comment below. Until next time!