Pirates & Pearls is a beautiful match three game for mobile created by G5 Games. The title mixes match three mechanics with pirates and rum (well, maybe not so much of the latter, but you’re free to add that up yourself if you’re of legal age) and the result is impressive. And we’re here to make sure that you have a blast when playing the game by sharing a bunch of Pirates & Pearls cheats and tips to help you master all levels easily.
Although there are no revolutionary or highly innovative game mechanics brought to the table by G5 Games and you’ll feel right at home if you have played match-3 games in the past, why not double check and make sure that you have everything covered by reading our Pirates & Pearls tips and tricks below?
Start matching at the bottom
Except for the cases where you have extremely good options in other areas on the playing field, you should always start matching tiles at the bottom. The reason why this is a great strategy is that incoming tiles might fall just in the right spots in order to create combo matches and help you complete your mission as fast as possible.
Always look for potential special tiles
Another reason to skip matching tiles at the bottom for at least one move is if you have the option of creating a special tile in the game by connecting more than three tiles. These are extremely useful in the long run and you should always keep an eye out for opportunities to create them.
Afterwards, try to stick to them for a while as you might be able to create a similar piece on the play area. Matching two special tiles would help you a ton!
A bit of strategy never hurts, especially when we’re talking about the more advanced stages of the game when things get really difficult. You won’t be able to complete all levels in the first try (maybe not after the 10th, either), but if you strategize and try to plan your moves as well as possible, you’ll do a lot better than most players.
The trick is to look not only at completing the mission requirements as quickly as possible, but create matches in such a way that you complete all the requirements in time. That’s the only thing that matters, in the end, since there are no stars for levels – you just need to complete them!
A good strategy is to either start working on the most difficult parts/areas of a level, or work your way to getting there and making sure that you remove those tiles in time. Usually, the ones placed in hard to reach places are the real deal breakers here and you should always keep an eye for opportunities on removing them and create your strategy around them.
Hold onto your free boosters
You get a bunch of free boosters of each type as soon as you unlock them and you’ll surely be tempted to use them in order to blast your way through the levels, but my suggestion is not to do so. My suggestion is to start using the best booster for a specific level (based on your own judgement) only after you have played it and failed 5 times in a row. That would be a difficult level and, even though even more difficult levels will follow, that would be a good place to put your free boosters to good use and possibly have them help you win the mission easily.
Try the time lapse cheat for free hearts
In case you run out of hearts and you still want to play some more and you have no friends to help you on that matter, you can try the so called “time lapse” cheat. This means that you should force quit your app and remove it from the cache, then go to your device’s settings and set the time forward by 60 minutes or more. This hasn’t been tested, but it usually works and gives players extra hearts by fooling the game into believing that the actual minutes have passed in real life.
These would be, for now, our tips and tricks for Pirates & Pearls. If you have other strategies that you want to share with fellow players, or maybe tips on beating the most difficult levels, don’t hesitate to share them with us below.