PILE Cheats And Tips
Stack things up with this free-to-play puzzle game.
If you like puzzle games along the same lines as Columns or Tetris, then 1Button SARL's PILE is for you. In this game, you lay down a series of blocks that appear at the top of the screen into, well, piles. From there, you have to align certain colors together, at least three in a row or a column, to eliminate them from a playfield. However, you'll have to be quick, or even more rows of blocks will build up and bring your game to an end.
We've got a few pointers to help you out with PILE, so enjoy!
How do I play PILE?
The best thing you can do is try to align your rows as quickly as possible. Lining up three blocks of the same color horizontally or vertically will eliminate them from the playfield, so try to set them up that way the best you can. Also, keep in mind that any coordinating colors that align with the disappearing row or column will vanish as well, so don't be afraid to link them all together in one shot.
How do I create combos in PILE?
The same way you would in any other puzzle game, by aligning rows or columns to disappear subsequently. Set up colors so you know they'll join up after you eliminate a certain row, and you'll create a combo as a result. Not only will this do wonders for your scoring, but it will also free up room on the playfield for even more blocks.
What happens if I don't move tiles quickly enough in PILE?
You get a few seconds to move the four tiles at the top of the screen onto the playfield. If you don't do it quickly enough, a random row of colors will appear from the bottom, cluttering the screen. Work as quickly as you can to move the tiles down, and don't forget you can double-tap them to swap the colors if you want them to match up.
How do I get rid of X pieces in PILE?
On occasion, X pieces will appear should a combo go wrong or pieces not quite mesh out in a combo. The only way to get rid of them is to put together a bomb combo, which you can coordinate with one of the power-ups that appear on the top of the screen. By doing this, the white X pieces will disappear along with all the other colors you're taking out, thus freeing up room on the playfield.
What modes are available in PILE?
There's the classic gameplay mode, which is essentially an endless round of tile dropping; a Missions mode that unlocks after you reach Level 6 with pre-set tasks to overcome; and a Special mode you can buy for 150,000 coins.
How do the power-ups work in PILE?
Power-ups are either randomly littered at the top of the playfield, or can be purchased with coins. Ignore the red ones, as they're booby traps that can add more white X tiles to the playfield. The others do quite a lot for you, including the Multiplier, which doubles your score; the Nuke, which clears a huge amount of tiles off the playfield; the Dynamite, which detonates a complete row; the Eraser, which takes certain blocks away; and the Relax meter, which slows down time. Watch for these and use them whenever you can.
Do I need to buy anything in PILE?
If you want to get more power-ups, you can pay for additional coins, ranging from 2,000 for $1.99 to 50,000 for $7.99. For good measure, power-ups can also be bought or upgraded with coins as well, in case you feel like adding more.
Download Pile: iPhone & iPad