Cascade Cheats And Tips
This one's a real gem once you get through the basics.
Cascade is the latest puzzle game from Big Fish Games. It works in a match-three fashion, but plays quite differently, as you'll spin reels and use jewels to create lines on a grid. The more points you earn, the closer you'll get to moving to the next round!
You'll match like a pro if you follow our beginner's tips!
How do I play Cascade?
In Cascade, the goal is to slot together gems on the board in formations of three or more - going across, down or matched to-gether in one continuous string - using pieces that you get after spinning a jackpot reel. If you manage to use all the gems in one turn, you'll earn an extra spin for free without sacrificing one of your turns. However, if you have pieces left over, you'll need to use one of your spins to get new pieces.
The goal of each round is to get the minimum score within as lit-tle spins as possible. If you have extra spins left over, you can redeem them for more gems on the board, which will net you an even higher score. However, if you run out of spins before you meet the score, you'll have to use one of your lives to try again.
What's the best way to match up gems in Cascade?
Keep in mind that matches can be done vertically or horizontally, and you'll want to try and match up as many big formations as possible. In addition, watch out for bonus gems with spikes com-ing out of them. Depending which way these spikes point, they'll be able to clear out rows or columns for you with no problem. NOTE: You need three or more gems to match up, but some-times you can fill in the gap with your gem.
Also, try to save wild gems for when you need them the most. These multi-colored gems appear in your line-up quite frequent-ly, and will match up to any three-plus formation you link them to. However, using them too early could leave you messed up with other gems you can't use on the board, which will cost you one of your spins. Save them for last if you can.
How do I use power-ups in Cascade?
Power-ups appear on occasion, and can help you clear a board, including a wild gem generator and a bonus spin. Try to save these, again, for when you absolutely need them. The first ones are free, but seeing as this is a freemium game, you'll need to pay for additional ones. Don't get in the habit of using them too much, unless you don't mind making a purchase.
What's the best way to score in Cascade?
There are two things to keep in mind.
First, watch out for score multipliers. These can rack up your points quite frequently, and serve as one of the best power-ups in the game. If you prefer, you can pay for a few extra to help you out.
Second, try to slot your gems into larger formations. The more gems you eliminate in a single run, the higher your score will be, and the more spins you'll be able to save in the long run.
Do I need to pay for anything in Cascade?
Generally, if you want to refill your lives right away, you can pay a buck to do so. Otherwise, just wait about an hour and you'll be good to go. You can also purchase additional power-ups for $0.99 to $1.99 apiece, as well as a pack of extra spins for $0.99. Shop around and then decide if you want to acquire these pow-er-ups.