Casual gaming giant Ketchapp is well known for creating simple yet highly addictive games, such as Ballz, Dunk Shot and Rider to name a few, and they show no signs of slowing down. The company’s latest release called Bricks showcases their signature blend of minimalistic graphics and intoxicating gameplay. The mechanics are simple, but you might find yourself wanting to pull your hair out. You control a numbered brick that changes its colors randomly. You will need to slide it from side to side in order to match it with the colors on a wall of bricks. If you have played other Ketchapp games before, you would know that the company has a tendency to leave out the tutorial part of the game. You will be left to figure out what to do on your own. That is where our Bricks strategy guide comes in handy. Make sure you read on in order to learn everything you need to know about this exciting arcade game for Android and iOS devices.
1. Just Be Patient
The game can be frustrating at first, especially if you started the game without knowing what you are supposed to do. It takes a while to get used to the pacing of the game, and you might think the multi-colored wall is rising too fast. Just be patient and keep trying. After a bit of practice, you will be able to adjust to the game’s speed. When you reach the point where you instinctively match the brick to the correct colors, you will be able to play for longer periods at a time.
2. Keep Your Device Clean
We’re all guilty of it. Sometimes we just don’t have the time to wipe our devices clean. The problem with grimy screens, however, is that it can impair movement. There are even times when taps are detected properly. That is why you should make sure your device is in optimal condition before you play. The game is fast paced, so you can’t afford even a split second of delay. You should also check on your device’s lighting and display to ensure you will be able to see all the colors right away.
3. Watch Those Ads
Ketchapp’s games are always free, and a way for them to continue churning out these awesome games is through the use of ads. Viewing ads is not always a bad thing. For one, the game gives you an option to continue after you lose by watching a video advertisement. It just takes 20 to 30 seconds of your time to sit through the ad, and you will be able to pick up where you left. If you have to, you can just look away or rest your eyes as the ad plays.
4. Plan Ahead
The brick you are controlling seems to change randomly, but the change usually occurs after you clear five to seven bricks. With that in mind, make sure you anticipate the change after clearing five bricks by checking out the colors on the rising wall. This way, you can plan your next moves as soon as the brick color changes.
5. Fill Up The Bonus Meter
At the top of your brick is a tiny meter. There are times when it looks like it isn’t moving, and sometimes it is even decreasing. This little meter is the bonus gauge. It will fill up when you make quick matches. Once it is full, several rows from the wall will be cleared right away, giving you a score bonus. You will also get a message from the game that says you have done well. Try to fill it up as much as you can in order to get even better scores.
Are you ready for fast-paced brick-matching action? Just follow our list of Bricks tips and tricks above and scoring points will be a breeze! If you have anything to add, feel free to drop us a line in the comment section!