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DNCE Tips, Cheats & Hints: How to Earn More Stars and Points

Philymack Games’ DNCE is a new mobile game endorsed by the musical group of the same name. Actually known as DNCE: The Game, this iOS title includes music from the pop group’s upcoming debut album, which is scheduled for release on November 18. The game invites you to “journey with the band from land to space and beyond,” as you jump from balloon to balloon, as you move up toward the heavens. But the catch here is that these are timed balloons, and once they pop, that pretty much ends your run. You can play as any member of the band and accessorize them accordingly, and your objective is to collect as many stars as possible, without running out of lives.

You may be wondering how you can get as many stars as possible and avoid running out of time as you hang on to those balloons. So how can you make the most out of this new game and get all those stars? We suggest you read the following DNCE tips and hints, which should help you improve your game while achieving its simple objectives.

1. Pay Attention To The Ballon Position While You Can

Once you start the level, the screen will be zoomed in, and that will allow you to view most of the balloons on the level. That’s only going to last for a short period of time, so take advantage of those few seconds to take note of the positioning, because it won’t be long before the screen zooms out and you won’t be able to see a lot of them. Scan the balloons at the top, working your way downwards so you can easily figure out how to move around from balloon to balloon.

2. Use Zigzagging Maneuvers

Want to complete more three-star levels and get enough points to qualify? You can try zigzagging back and forth and going around the level before you make your move to the top. That’s a good way to farm for more points, especially if you encounter flashing balloons. These special balloons are worth two points, and if you purchase the 3x multiplier for 150 stars, you can get double the points per balloon, with flashing balloons being worth four points if you choose to go that route.

3. Try The Time Lapse Cheat

These days, we seem to be noticing more and more games outlaw the time lapse cheat and worse, ban or penalize players who use this cheat. As such, we advise you to use this cheat in moderation, and to take care. That said, if you’re all out of lives, you can go to your phone’s date and time settings, and move the time ahead by about an hour. You can then return to the game, and you can start playing again with all your lives refreshed. But since lives take just five minutes to restore on their own, you might be better off being patient and waiting it out.

Still, if you’re willing to take a bigger risk, then this cheat could theoretically allow you to play forever. Just keep returning to your date and time settings and moving the time forward to an hour, go back to the game, then return the time to normal. That won’t forfeit the energy you had gained from the time lapse, so once again, it IS theoretically possible to enjoy unlimited play in DNCE.

4. Watch Videos For Free Stars

Stars are the only form of currency in the game, and you can buy power-ups including, but not limited to the toothbrush and parachute. These power-ups can help you make your runs longer, so if you need help in getting more free stars, you can go to the stars menu in the in-app store, and watch an ad video. For watching a 30-second (or less) video, you can earn 25 free stars per pop. Of course, you can also collect stars by playing the levels naturally, though you can expedite this by watching ad videos.