Zynga’s FarmVille: Harvest Swap is a totally different game from the FarmVille you probably played on Facebook or on mobile. That’s because this iOS and Android game is a Match 3 title, combining elements of the original game with Match 3 mechanics. As you may expect, you’re going to be matching three crops or more on here, while meeting goals like you would on FarmVille. It’s a very different game indeed, but don’t mistake this as another same old-same old Match 3 game. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of FarmVille: Harvest Swaps cheats, tips and hints to help you clear that board and achieve your goals.
1. Use Time Lapse To Get Your Lives Back Quickly
As is the case in other Match 3 games, you have five lives to start with, and each time you fail a level, you lose one life. You’ll get those lives back eventually, though you’ll have to wait 30 minutes per life that you lose. If you can’t wait that long, you can go to your phone’s settings and set the time ahead by two hours and 30 minutes if you’ve lost all your lives, or in 30-minute increments depending on how many lives you lost. Return to the game and you’ll get your lives back just like that – they won’t go away even if you set the time back to normal.
2. Connect The Game To Facebook If You Don’t Want To Cheat
Now, if you don’t want to go through all the trouble of changing the time and changing it back, there is another way to get your lives back quickly, and that’s connecting your game to Facebook. This will allow you to ask fellow FarmVille: Harvest Swap players for lives, though if you don’t have too many friends who play the game, if at all, you can always add people from the Google Play review pages, or on the game’s Facebook page.
3. Get Special Pieces
Special pieces can help you clear the board faster, though there’s nothing really too different from other Match 3 games – you get a sparkling crop by matching four, and a barrel by matching five. Form an L-shape or T-shape of the same piece and you get a prize crop. You’ll get a box by matching a 2 x 2 box of crops – simply draw a line from one crop through a matching crop, then create another line with all adjacent, matching crops, even if they’re diagonal.
4. Check The Stage’s Objectives
Each stage has its own set of goals, so this will require you to fine-tune your strategy per stage and check the objectives carefully. In any case, though, you’ll want to combine two or more special pieces if the opportunity arises, so that you can clear your board faster.
5. Create A Multi-Box Combo
Creating a multi-box combo can be tricky, but it will be worth your while if you’re able to do it. Draw a line through one crop type, then draw a line through a second crop set, or maybe a third or fourth if applicable. This is a great way to finish a level and clear the board quickly.