Simon’s Cat – Pop Time is a cute match three game that’s all about saving cats and feeling great. With beautiful artwork and well designed levels, this is surely a game you’ll want to spend a lot of time playing. And we’re here to make the experience as pleasant as possible by sharing some Simon’s Cat – Pop Time cheats and tips in our complete strategy guide.
I know that things are pretty much obvious as in any balloon-popping game, but any bit of help can make the difference between winning a level and losing it, and that’s exactly what we’re trying to do today: make sure that you indeed have all strategies in mind and that you’re seeing the whole picture.
So, without further ado, let’s check out below some Pop Time tips and tricks for the highly addictive mobile game created by Tactile Games.
Match to remove as much as possible
Matching at the bottom, towards your character, doesn’t really give you many benefits. Instead, you should always look for options to remove chunks as large as possible.
Try to look if there are any rows of same-color bubbles holding a larger chunk of pieces and try to think about a strategy to get there as fast as possible.
If you simply match the easy matches towards your cat, you won’t have a chance to complete all missions and levels. So always look for an easier way out and a method to remove as many bubbles as possible, with as few moves as possible.
Don’t forget that you have the option to change the ball that you’re shooting! Always keep an eye on the other option that you have and use it if it’s better. Even more, if you have an active booster that allows you to see two other balls, put it to good use! Always shoot the ball that gives you the most per move.
The “Free Gift” Glitch
At the moment of writing this article, there seems to be a small glitch in place in the game – under the “Free Gift” option that appears in game in the upper right corner.
Simply tap that button and click to follow or do whatever they ask you to. You don’t actually have to do the required task, but you will still receive the reward. Of course, following the game’s developers on Social Media is a good way to show respect for their amazing game and get word on future updates – but if you don’t want to do it, you don’t have to and you’re still getting rewards!
Fill up helper cats’ meters & combine
In each stage you will have one or two helper cats with you. These cats give you a special move once their meter fills up and you fill up that meter by simply creating matches with their preferred colors (like purple or blue).
If there are two cats, you can wait for a bit longer and combine their powers when their meters are full in order to get a super boosted move.
Know what each of these super moves do and use them as fast as possible – but only if there is indeed a benefit from doing so. But usually, you will easily find a place to take advantage of the boosted shot as soon as the meter fills up and it’s best to use it early in order to have a chance at potentially filling up the meter again and using the power once more.
Complete the daily quests
Each day, the game challenges you to complete a difficult level known as the Daily Quest. If you manage to do it, you get some awesome rewards – so do your best each day to complete this level (especially since you have unlimited retries).
Don’t rush to spend your boosts on these levels – after a few tries, you will most likely be able to complete them with the basic moves. But do take in the offer and watch an ad for some extra moves, as these usually come in handy. And video ads are really fast, so you won’t waste a lot of time anyway.
Risk it for the tricky shots
Mastering the tricky shots is the key to success in Pop Time. Not all shots are a straight line and in most cases, you will have to bounce your shot of the left or right wall.
These shots aren’t the easiest to make and sometimes you will need a surgical precision for the perfect move – but the rewards when making them are great, so always go for these shots in order to quickly complete a level.
Use your boosters and special balls when they make a difference
Boosters and the Rainbow Balls are absolutely amazing and with them activated, you can easily win your levels. However, the problem is that these are very difficult to get and usually require premium currency to get.
So prize them as if they were a really valuable possession and only use them in extremely difficult levels – the ones that you have played over and over again and you know you can’t beat them unless you use one of these boosters. Because the truth is that most levels can indeed be completed without the need to use them. Eventually.
There you have it – these are our Simon’s Cat – Pop Time tips and tricks to help you get the most out of the game and beat all levels easily. If you have some tips of your own that you want to share with fellow players, don’t hesitate to do so by commenting below.