Levels 219, 453 and 542

SystemSystem Posts: 1,519 Community Manager
edited September 14 in Support
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  • PhilaretiPhilareti Posts: 16 Level 2

    Hello!

    Alphabetty again...

    I am stuck at level 219! The combination of letters make it impossible. I try to make 4 letters words, which I manage. This in order to have more points. Now, something strange happens: I sometimes have 4 letters including 2 of them with crowns. I therefore hope a word with these 4 letters will count as a 6 letters word. But strangely it only counts as a 4 letters word. Can you tell me why? So what is the best way to handle this level?

    Moreover there are some words that are accepted but don't mean anything, either in French or in English! Of course I have checked. How come?

    Thanks in advance!

    Philareti

  • Hey! Would you like to give us your opinion?

  • abe_coffeeabe_coffee Posts: 1,872 AlphaBetty Moderator
    edited April 19 Accepted Answer

    hi @Philareti

    welcome back! ... if there were a hall of fame for asking good questions you would have my vote 🙂

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    a 4-letter word with 2 crowns counts as a 6-letter word ... UNLESS there are entanglers(vines) in the word

    entanglers do not add to a word's length

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    I am easy to please when it comes to playing a word I do not know, but ABS accepts the word ... to me this is much better than ABS not accepting a common word(which happens rarely)

    I like to encourage players to keep the mouse moving ... you never know what combination of letters will be accepted as a word

    it does not bother me that ABS accepts words that are unusual ... most players are pleased when it happens

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    level 219 ... 11 words in 34 moves

    early approach ... play 4-letter words that include entanglers ... why? ... crowns will populate the board and the entanglers that are included in a word are then removed from the board

    while you are removing entanglers try to include an exclamator(has the exclamation point) in a 4-letter word

    once most of the entanglers and exclamators are removed ... then start looking to make long words

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    there is a technique that will help when playing levels that require long words(word lists)

    crowns that are blasted will lengthen a word ... AND most are returned to the board in a new position

    Eugene and Michael discovered this in the old chat room ... we owe them many thanks

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    there is another technique that will come in handy on most levels ... if you have plenty of lives

    try to make a 6-letter word on the first move(without entanglers)

    try select a blaster that is aimed at many obstacles(entanglers, exclamators, traps) and play it on the second move

    if you cannot find a 6 letter word(or longer) on the first move then consider hitting the quit button

    Eugene says "the quit button is your friend"

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    many players like to use Mystery Mouse which adds 2 crowns to the starting board when fully empowered

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    I am out of breath ... it is time for more coffee

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  • PhilaretiPhilareti Posts: 16 Level 2

    Hi, it 's me again ! Thanks for your answer, really. Now, a few more things to say or ask, sorry!

    A: there were no entanglers on any of my 4 letters two of which had crowns and still it counted as a 4 letters word. Problem not solved and it didn' t happen only once.

    B:I DO keep the mouse moving, that 's how I come across non-existing words. OK, no problem... And I coin 4 letters words with entanglers too. But thanks for your advice!

    D: I have no lives yet. How do you get them? And what about the Mistery Mouse? Actually I am a beginner and the rules are not detailed enough - maybe to sell coffee to you and your colleagues ?(Lol) -😉.

    E: Hey hey, they 're clever about blasters...! They aim at letters I want to keep (with crowns for instance). By the way, I noticed that sometimes they add points to a word and sometimes they don 't. What about that?

    Sorry to keep you so busy... 5.15 pm in France, it must be quite early there if you 're in the U.S. (?) So have a nice day!

  • abe_coffeeabe_coffee Posts: 1,872 AlphaBetty Moderator
    edited April 19

    hi again @Philareti ... keep asking questions ... it is 8:30 am here in California USA(PDT)

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    A. that is disturbing ... it works that way in English for me ... are you playing in French when this happens? ... please post a screenshot regardless of the language

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    D. lives ... if you have facebook you can do a friend request to Abe Venti(that is me) ... once the process is done we can send each other lives

    more D. ... Mystery Mouse ... see images below for changing artifacts(helpers)

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    E. again ... that would be disturbing just liike A ... if you include a crown in a word AND it is blasted it only adds one to the word's length ... a screenshot would be helpful

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    you may need to open the images in a new tab or a new window

    step #3 clarification(correction ... lol) ... click on the Mystery Mouse icon(has a hat) ... then click "Use"


  • PhilaretiPhilareti Posts: 16 Level 2

    Ok, I ' ll have a look tomorrow. Time to cook dinner. THANKS a lot!!!

    P.S. Yes, I 'm on Facebook.

  • abe_coffeeabe_coffee Posts: 1,872 AlphaBetty Moderator
    edited April 22

    hi @Philareti

    have you had a chance to take a closer look at level 219?

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    here is an example in English ... there are 7 crowns on the board ... four letters are played ... the blaster hits 3 crowns ... this word is recognized as a 7-letter word

    when we look at the next board(14 moves left) we now see 8 crowns? How did that happen? ... the four letter word created a new crown ... the three blasted crowns were returned to the board in a new position

    summary ... blasting crowns in English is fun ... I hope this works the same in French

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    look here for tips on many levels ---> Level Help & Tips

    look here for tips on level 219 ---> level 219

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  • PhilaretiPhilareti Posts: 16 Level 2

    Wow! Thanks for getting in touch and helping! Actually I finished level 219 a few days ago, I don' t know how... Should I have informed you? Actually I only dare write when I 'm fed up with being stuck or when strange things occur on the board. Now level 223. Not easy at all (I 've tried a number of times without succeeding so far) but I 'm enjoying myself and need no help. I must be stubborn...!

    Have a lovely day and take care.🙋😉

    Philareti

  • abe_coffeeabe_coffee Posts: 1,872 AlphaBetty Moderator
    edited April 22

    you are very welcome

    thank you for the feedback ... it helps others who read the forum regardless of the results ... and may encourage others to keep trying when they get stuck(we all get stuck at times)

    good luck with 223

    remember ... tips are available for many levels ---> level 223 has tips

  • PhilaretiPhilareti Posts: 16 Level 2

    Hi, me again...

    Level 453 is really hard!

    How can I avoid the explosion of the 2 blue isolated bombs fast? I always lose 4 turns, and thus never succeed !

    Thanks in avance and have a nice day!

    Philareti

  • abe_coffeeabe_coffee Posts: 1,872 AlphaBetty Moderator
    edited July 23

    hello again @Philareti

    welcome back! ... congrats on your progress from level 219 🙂

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    here are some approaches for level 453

    1) select adventure mouse if it is fully empowered(by getting 3 stars on every level from 141 to 185) ... adventure mouse will remove both move stealers when fully empowered(one move stealer is removed when not fully empowered)

    2) the quit button approach(many lives are required) ... keep hitting quit until a 4-way diagonal blaster is found on the first move that is aimed at both move stealers

    3) blast one move stealer ... take the extra move(s) ... look to make a diagonal blaster to hit one move stealer early in the game ... you can still win if one move stealer blows up

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    general info for word lists

    • it helps to start the game with crowns on the board ... how is that done? ... there is a booster wheel that is available between 12 & 2pm local time ... you can win crowns which will put three crowns on the starting board(see image below)
    • crowns add to a word's length when included in a word
    • better yet ... blasted crowns add to a word's length ... and most blasted crowns are returned to the board in a new position

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    there are notes for level 453 ---> here(open in a new tab or a new window)


  • PhilaretiPhilareti Posts: 16 Level 2

    Hi, it 's me again...

    How not to lose the 2 letters in the middle with only 2 or 4 moves and these damned blue blockers on both sides ?

    Thanks in advance !!

    Philareti 😉😊🙋





  • PhilaretiPhilareti Posts: 16 Level 2

    Sorry, I forgot... level 542 alphabetty saga.

  • abe_coffeeabe_coffee Posts: 1,872 AlphaBetty Moderator
    edited September 12

    hi @Philareti

    welcome back

    you have made awesome progress from 219 to 453 to 542 in a short amount of time ... congrats!

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    12 words in 14 moves ... this one is a challenge

    level 542 ... when you are going for a win try Adventure Mouse ... if fully empowered both move stealers are removed at the start of the game

    Adventure mouse is fully empowered when you have 3 stars from levels 141 through 185 ... eventually you want 3 stars on level 1 through level 365(every artifact is then fully empowered)

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    one approach ... try to make four letter words while hitting the rocks ... take your time ... once you find a four letter word keep looking for a five or six letter word ... patience is a big key ... remember that a crown is created for each 4-letter word

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    so we have a bunch of crowns ... how do we use them?

    once you have created several crowns the game begins

    1) every crown in a word adds to the word's length

    for example ... a four letter word that includes 2 crowns is accepted as a 6-letter word

    the two crowns are consumed, however

    2) crowns that are blasted will lengthen a word ... AND most are returned to the board

    blasting crowns are fun ... this really comes in handy for very long words in the levels that follow

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    there are more notes for 542 ---> here ... open in a new tab or a new window

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  • abe_coffeeabe_coffee Posts: 1,872 AlphaBetty Moderator
    edited September 12

    hi @Philareti

    screen shots have been added to the Level Help for level 542 ---> here (open in a new tab or a new window)

    this example uses a different approach

    if you opt for extra moves you will start with 15 or 16 moves

    barney was used in this example thus it starts with 14 moves

    • a blaster was found on the starting board that was used to hit the lower move stealer on the second move
    • you may have to quit several times to get such a great board
    • rocks were weakened on the first two moves and then removed on the third move to get access to the other move stealer
    • a word was accepted on every turn leaving 2 unused moves

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  • PhilaretiPhilareti Posts: 16 Level 2

    Hello,

    Thanks for your answer... Nevertheless I don't have the 3 stars allowing the action of thé moyse (at the end of some previous levels I do once I have succeeded)...

    What can I do not to be stuck by not having enough moves ? Any means to get these damn stars?

    Thanks in advance!🙋😊

    Philareti

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