View Full Version : Need help with level 117

03-22-14, 08:21 AM
Im having trouble figuring out the trick for this specific level. The challenge is to drop 20 apples in 15 moves. It seems easy enough, but Im struggling. Thank you in advance!

03-23-14, 04:10 PM
The usual trick for apple levels is to use vertical blasters (see this post (http://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?63896-Ability-to-control-boost-direction) for how to get them.) Then you activate the blaster in the apple's column to drop it immediately. Level 117 has very few moves, though; so you have to drop more than 1 apple per move. I actually went back & played it again to "remember", and I took screenshots. It might be awhile before I can add them all, though...so I'll try to offer some tips in the meantime. Here's how the level looks:


One of the easier ways to drop more than one apple at a time, is to get some bombs involved. Create long chains of at least 14 fruit* (Fruit Chains/FC) to get a bomb and a blaster. Once you have a bomb & a vertical blaster on the same fruit color, you can combine them in a FC--& clear 3 columns at once. This will drop at least 2 apples. Here's an example of this combo (Pic 1 shows the special fruits, Pic 2 shows them in the FC--notice the 3 shaded columns on the left that will be cleared.):

http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag81/Beadsbykat/Fruit%20Splash%20Mania/8ff2ce8b-aad9-4922-a859-b8739c311368_zps73b1a0da.png http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag81/Beadsbykat/Fruit%20Splash%20Mania/6155cc40-1d10-4b97-ae25-8af6079009bc_zps2b1a276b.png

Try to clear large FC's every time, so you get the bombs & blasters you need, but also--as you clear colors--you'll end up dropping apples simply because the fruit underneath them are disappearing. (I'll add the rest of the screenshots--for an entire round--in another post below this. You can see how the apples just drop when you keep choosing very long FC's.) You can help this along by choosing every match carefully, to get maximum benefit.

If you get lucky--or hold out/plan for it--you can get a bomb & 3 blasters on one chain of fruit. This FC will clear the entire board, dropping all the apples onscreen. 2 bombs & 2 blasters will work the same way. I did this a couple times during my round, then cleared the rest of the apples with "smaller blasts" and large matches at the bottom. To do this: once a bomb lands on a color, match other colors (longer the better) until you get 3 blasters (or another bomb & 2 blasters) on that same color. Then link them together--goodbye 5 apples! ;) Here's an example [Pic 1 shows all the special fruits (2 bombs & at least 2 blasters) on connected blue fruit. Pic 2 shows them linked in a FC. You can see the entire board is shaded.]:

http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag81/Beadsbykat/Fruit%20Splash%20Mania/d76388c1-dbda-4894-8604-90516699971f_zps935c6a01.png http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag81/Beadsbykat/Fruit%20Splash%20Mania/94bb04b0-e8d7-4e71-97f2-fc5e5836d458_zps190c0bfe.png

Hope that helps! Let me know if this doesn't make sense or if you have questions... :)

*Remember to end your FC's in an up/down motion (or diagonal after a vertical motion) so you end up with vertical blasters. (More info at link in 1st paragraph.) When you earn multiple blasters in a long FC (21+ fruit,) they will all be the same type (e.g., all vertical blasters.)

03-30-14, 06:11 PM
Here are some screenshots for almost an entire round of Level 117. I kinda goofed around for the first few turns, cuz I was trying to achieve certain things (for the above post.) So at first, I didn't always make the best moves/matches. But later in the round, I was trying to win, lol... ;) Some of these are repeats from above, but I'm adding them again so they'll be in order...

Level 117: Drop 20 apples in 15 moves.


I forgot to take a pic of my first move, but it was a FC of the blue fruits (above,) although it would've been better to connect the reds--a much longer FC (14+ to get a bomb & blaster.) In fact, I'm going to skip some pics, since my goof-offs aren't good examples at all!

The screenshot below is taken after 4 moves. I was trying to avoid hitting the bomb on the yellow fruit at the bottom. That's why I activated the blaster on the right side (the left would've hit red blaster, and then get bomb.) BTW, I'm not sure what my thinking was on leaving the blue blaster out of the FC--it was late at night when I did it, lol!)


I missed the next screenshot, but I did get all the rest. After getting a slow start, here's my first "whole screen" blast:

http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag81/Beadsbykat/Fruit%20Splash%20Mania/bb805ee7-bfd4-46b1-8c63-295d815bd546_zps8cbb6b8e.png http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag81/Beadsbykat/Fruit%20Splash%20Mania/0523e8a7-f9fe-4e27-822b-5a0def7e703d_zps3fba59d9.png

There's a bomb & blaster on blue fruit, so I chose yellow next (the largest non-blue FC I could make.)

http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag81/Beadsbykat/Fruit%20Splash%20Mania/a2dc65e7-5bf0-496f-942e-2865af13a717_zpsc8582528.png http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag81/Beadsbykat/Fruit%20Splash%20Mania/d6cfa27d-8d49-4851-a6fa-90a6e1bb8a04_zps23c2655d.png

In the shot below, I had a bomb on red and on blue. I also had 2 blasters on blue fruit, so I made a red FC. I activated the bomb high on the board, clearing "non-blue" fruit...

http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag81/Beadsbykat/Fruit%20Splash%20Mania/8610ce9b-a654-4739-b484-0d406992161e_zps2fd957e9.png http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag81/Beadsbykat/Fruit%20Splash%20Mania/47ec52fd-a414-4c0f-8a37-416f5ce0e7b4_zps31652d95.png

Now there are 2 bombs and 2 blasters on blue, but they're not connected. So in the shot below, the FC is just to connect the blue...

http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag81/Beadsbykat/Fruit%20Splash%20Mania/1cded5f3-0dbb-450b-ad5c-d7410539431a_zps8fd0c30a.png http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag81/Beadsbykat/Fruit%20Splash%20Mania/37f3707b-82c8-4746-97cd-9eaa8ea494fc_zpsbeb52f23.png

Now they're connected, and the blue bombs & blasters in the FC take out the entire board again.

http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag81/Beadsbykat/Fruit%20Splash%20Mania/d76388c1-dbda-4894-8604-90516699971f_zps935c6a01.png http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag81/Beadsbykat/Fruit%20Splash%20Mania/94bb04b0-e8d7-4e71-97f2-fc5e5836d458_zps190c0bfe.png

http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag81/Beadsbykat/Fruit%20Splash%20Mania/dc7395e0-c59e-492d-91fb-91872b477062_zpsc34e900a.png http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag81/Beadsbykat/Fruit%20Splash%20Mania/678b1f78-3581-44de-a839-2d8b91411702_zpsd7676ba4.png



And that did it...

05-19-14, 04:49 AM
Why my requirement for level 117 is drop 1 apple in 23 moves? Does anybody know? Please!!

05-19-14, 02:15 PM
Wow, they really changed the level! Doesn't look anything like how it used to--the strategy above won't help as much on the level now. Looks like you have to focus on creating lots of horizontal blasters until you clear some stumps & have more room to navigate. If one lands on the fruit to the right, you can always hit it with another horizontal blaster to make it blast vertically. Get rid of the doom fruits, since you can't progress if one of those goes off. You might want to try restarting/refreshing the level until you get a round with a doom-fruit match to start with (a head start,) or at least a big match on the right, or 7+ fruit match anywhere. Just pause & back arrow button if it's not a good board (doesn't take an energy if you don't move anything.)

I might have to go back & play this--it's quite different! The "lots of column blasters" methods I usually use for apple levels won't work easily on this one. Yep, gonna have to play to see...

Good luck!