Fairway Solitaire Blast Cheats And Tips
Fans of Big Fish Games' Fairway Solitaire are in for a treat with the release of its follow-up, Fairway Solitaire Blast. This game works a bit differently than the original, although its remove the cards-style format remains the same. You'll systematically remove higher or lower numbered cards from a playfield across three rounds, in an effort to take them all down and get the best score possible.
This game's simple to learn, yet hard to master. Don't worry, though - we've got you covered with some helpful tips!
How do you play Fairway Solitaire Blast?
It's simple - you need to remove all the cards on the playfield while making sure you don't lose all your cards in your default deck. You'll draw a new card and then coordinate with higher or lower cards on the playfield. So, say you draw a 6, you'll want to connect them with a 5 or 7, and continue the chain as long as possible.
The more cards you remove from the playfield without referring to your default deck, the higher your overall score will be. On occasion, you can use power-up cards to help you progress, which you can either draw at random or pay for in the game's shop. (More on that in a second.) These will help you clear away those bothersome cards and move on to the next round.
How do power-ups work in Fairway Solitaire Blast?
There are two types. The first are random cards that appear on the playfield, ranging from a bomb that eliminates cards within a radius to worm and gopher power-ups that can take out an entire row or column, depending where they're positioned.
The second are more concentrated power-ups, which you'll use whenever they pop up. These include a wild card that pair up with any given card on the playfield (so you can continue your chain), or a Hot Shot power-up, where a gopher will zap cards with his ray gun in one flail swoop.
Again, you'll need to pay for certain power-ups if you don't draw them, but the ones on the playfield should help quite a bit.
What's the best way to clear cards in Fairway Solitaire Blast?
Aside from using power-ups, the best thing to do is clear away cards blocking other cards on the playfield. You'll want to get these out of the way early, as they'll provide a better opportunity to create a string, which in turn will let you clean up.
Later rounds will become especially tricky, as one of two cards will cover up others. Try to get these out of the way as quickly as you can, as you'll have more to deal with as a result.
When you see power-ups, use them when the time feels right. Some can clear away bothersome cards on top, letting you get to better ones on the bottom. The gopher rocket and bomb in particular are quite helpful with this method.
One other note - make sure that you don't have any connecting cards on a playfield before drawing another one. This isn't a horse race, and you won't face time penalties, so make absolutely sure you have all the cards nailed down. Otherwise, the game will notify you when there's a card left over, with a crowd going, "Awwwww!" on top of that.
How do I earn stars in Fairway Solitaire Blast?
The better your score, the more stars you'll earn - it's as simple as that. Acing a level consists of earning three stars, but the truth is, you only need to earn one by meeting the level's basic goal to move on to the next. Stars only exist so you can tell everyone how well you're doing in the game. If you complete it with just one star, that's good enough.
Do I need to pay for anything in Fairway Solitaire Blast?
Only if you're a devoted player. You have five lives to start, but you'll lose one if you abandon a level. You can earn it back over time, but the game also provides an option to refill your lives for a quick $0.99. There's also a very expensive option to expand your lives by one heart for $49.99, but just skip it. It's not worth the purchase for an extra heart.
You can also purchase additional power-ups separately, ranging anywhere from $0.99 to $4.99, which will help you out during the round, but you'll get them quite randomly, so don't bother with this purchase unless you're absolutely stuck on a level. We never reached this point, so chances are you won't either.