If you want to get better at playing the game, our Traffic Puzzle tips and cheats will help you achieve that. This is a guide that will tell you how to play the game and how to increase your chances of finishing all stages with three stars.
A truly impressive and on of a kind match three game for mobile, Traffic Puzzle comes with some unique concepts and gameplay mechanics, some that will increase the level of challenge of the game and keep you entertained for longer periods of time.
And for when things become too difficult, our tips and tricks might come in handy. So let’s not waste any time and instead let’s check out our Traffic Puzzle guide below!
Replay stages for easier setups
In most levels, the colors of the cars are random and refresh each time you start a new game. So even though they will always be placed in the same positions, sometimes the color arrangements are more difficult than in other occasions.
I would say that in the more advanced levels – which are really difficult – you will have to try over and over again until you get a friendly set of colors. Otherwise, it will be impossible to complete the levels without spending power-ups or extra coins.
Look at the directions the cars are facing
This is probably the most important bit of information that you need and have in the game and you have to always pay attention to which side the vehicles are facing.
This is also the feature that makes traffic puzzle unique: unlike in most other match three games, here the tiles change positions (or not) depending on the directions the cars are facing.
This means that some matches are better than others and in some cases, the direction from which you create a match (for example from a side or from the top/bottom) can have an influence on the game as well.
So always look at the directions the cars are facing before deciding your next move and make sure that the match you make is the best possible one taking future movement into account.
Combine planning with the tip above in order to easily complete all levels. While you will never know exactly what color vehicle comes next, if you try to plan 2-3 moves ahead, you’ll do a much better job in the game.
An important thing you should plan for is getting rid of a color (or more): the fewer colors you have left on the board, the easier it will be for you to complete the puzzles. So always plan your moves ahead and be patient – this is not a game where speed matters!
Save your power-ups for really tough times
Just like most games of this kind, Traffic Puzzle doesn’t give you a ton of power-ups that you can use whenever you see fit. Instead, you only have a few of each type and you should try to hold onto those until the hard levels hit.
And even in those situations, make sure that you use them when they can really make a difference and that you’ll complete the level by using them. Otherwise, it’s just a waste of very important resources and you don’t want to do that!
But do keep an eye on the power-ups that the Garage gives you during the game – you can use those for free and they can really be game-changers.
You can match more than three vehicles
You probably know this already, but in some situations you can actually match 4 or more vehicles.
It’s not very clear to me right now which shapes work best – because squares, for example, are not considered as a match – but definitely go for long matches that are horizontal, vertical or L-shaped.
However, unlike in most match three games out there, creating a match of more than three cars doesn’t give you a power-up or special car or anything, so you shouldn’t focus on clearing the board in such a way that you save up for longer matches.
Instead, do things methodically and try to get rid of as many vehicles as possible by taking advantage of the directions they’re facing or regular matches.
Be prepared for unique modes
…like the Reward Rush. This is a special game mode where you must complete a set of stages without losing at all, but you only have a limited amount of time in which you can do it.
The good news is that even if you fail, you still have a second chance (or more). However, when you do, you start from the beginning once more. So things are not going to be easy here, but give it your best and use all the other tips shared in this article to make it work.
You don’t really NEED to 3-star all levels
I know that we all love to see nothing but 3 stars in all levels, but the truth is that some are extremely difficult to master – especially if you’re playing as a free player.
You won’t need to pass all stages with three stars in order to progress through the game, so don’t worry if you can’t master all levels. Instead, enjoy the new ones and only go back to try again the levels you haven’t been able to master if you need additional stars for some reason or if you realistically believe that you can do better.
Keep an eye out for obstacles!
Obstacles are extremely annoying in any type of game out there and Traffic Puzzle makes no exception. And these are definitely places in such a way that they’re supposed to make your life more difficult, so always consider them.
The thing about obstacles (be them actual, unmovable ones or even other vehicles) is that they can be avoided or even taken advantage of if you think the level through and are a bit lucky in some situations.
But no matter what happens, you should always have them in mind because they can interfere with the movement of the cars on the board or even block out some vehicles in places where creating matches is very difficult.
Only get extra moves if victory is certain
Premium currency is really expensive in the game and getting it for free is not easy. Therefore, you should try to conserve it and only use it in those special situations where spending some money for extra moves would really mean that you’re beating an otherwise seemingly impossible (or very, very difficult level).
Most levels (at least up to the point where we’re currently at) seem to be built to allow us to beat them without spending real life money, even though they might require several tries or more.
But if things really get too complicated and you want to get past a level at all costs, do use your Premium coins – do make sure that you actually beat the level after you do this, though.
This would be all for now in terms of Traffic Puzzle tips and tricks. If you have additional advice for fellow players, don’t hesitate to let us all know by commenting below.