Unlike other casual games where sweet treats are involved, Slide the Shakes is not a Match 3 title. Rather, this exciting new iOS game from Prettygreat literally involves sliding milkshakes along the bar, all the while making sure they do not fall. The game comes with 100 levels, different types of shakes to unlock, as well as some “interesting milkshake facts.” Aside from that, Prettygreat has little else to say in the game description except this closing nugget – “shakes are awesome.” Yes indeed they are, but does that apply to sliding the shakes, as the game’s name suggests?
We believe that this game could live up to its billing and then some if you, the player, have your shake-sliding technique perfected. And while doing this does take some time, we can at least ease you along with these Slide the Shakes tips and tricks.
1. Start Slowly Before Picking Things Up
When you begin sliding the shakes, it’s best if you start off with soft, subtle motions before picking up the pace and sliding them harder. Being too conservative when sliding is better than sliding them too hard, so play it safe and slide softly while you aren’t familiar with the relationship between shake colors and distances. You’ll eventually figure out that relationship, so remember that it’s better to be safe than sorry.
2. Jelly And Ice Aren’t Nice
In the real world, there’s nothing offensive about jelly, and it’s all well and good to eat. Ice keeps our drinks cold, and unless you’re drinking coffee, you most likely prefer your beverages to be nice and chilly. But in Slide the Shakes, jelly and ice are as good as poison. The pink jelly appears all over the stages, and slows your sliding motion down. Ice has no friction whatsoever, and this could have you sliding out of control if you’re not careful. Still, ice can give you some momentum when you need it, making it good for your slides on occasion; just be sure you move gently on ice until you’re familiar with how much pressure is needed.
3. The Basics Of Shake Performance
Each shake has its own performance traits, and you’ll get to unlock more of them as you go along and make more progress across the levels. What performance traits can you expect? Well, the heavier ones don’t slide along too quickly, but they can benefit more from momentum. Lighter shakes, as well as those that are more top-heavy, tend to tip over faster, making it very hard for you to move them properly when there’s some jelly around.
As for the color changes on the power meter, keep the following pointers in mind. Dark blue suggests that your shake will make a very subtle move forward if you release it. Sky blue hints at some additional momentum. And it goes on from green (average power/momentum) all the way to red, which is the most powerful shake color in the game.
4. Be Aware, That You Cannot Skip Levels
While you can always switch from one level to another by pausing the game and making the changeover, you cannot actually skip levels in Slide the Shakes. That means you’ve got no choice but to tough it out on the harder levels, and make use of trial-and-error to see what works and see what doesn’t.
5. When Should You Be Pulling Harder?
There are two situations where you may have to pull much harder than usual and also go up by one color level or more. The first is when you’re dealing with jelly, and the second would be when you’re trying to make an uphill climb. The latter is quite obvious, as it does take a lot of force to move something, anything uphill, but moving uphill doesn’t do a number on your momentum like the pink jelly does.
6. Don’t Panic If The Shakes Tend To Tip
It’s not the end of the world if a shake happens to tip over. You cannot advance even if you end up in a green zone, but even then, shakes tend to stabilize themselves due to their bottom-heavy nature. And if the contents of the shake spill over to the edges, it’s still good – the important thing is that the shake glass is still in one piece once it reaches the green zone.
7. Use Restarts To Practice Those Difficult Long Jumps
As you make your way through the levels, the jumps will become harder to pull off due to the increasing distance. You’ll want to work around this by practicing a long jump when you’re just starting out on a level, even if the green zone isn’t anywhere near. That should give you a good idea of what strategy to use when you’re actually dealing with the longer jumps.
And this completes our list of tips and tricks for Prettygreat’s new mobile title, Slide the Shakes. We hope you’ve enjoyed our guide and learned some hints that will help you succeed in the game and complete more levels.