Farm Heroes Super Saga: Beginners guide

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You can’t drive a car without a license, you can’t run before you can walk and darn sure can’t whip without learning the nae nae first!

Take my advice, dear friends, you’ll want to read the Farm Heroes Super Saga Beginners Guide before charging head first into one of the best games you’ll play all year/decade/eon! Pull up a comfortable chair and prepare to ingest this sweet syrupy dose of gaming know-how directly into your eye holes.

Farm Heroes Super Saga is a ‘match three’ game, which means you have to match three or more items of the same type in order collect/remove them from the game board.

In Farm Heroes Super Saga the objects you’ll collect are the cute-as-a-button cropsies (water, carrot, plum, tomato etc).

Creating Matches
Creating a match is simple, touch and hold the cropsie you want to move and then swipe in a direction, either left, right, up or down. If when you move that cropsie, it creates a match, it will disappear from the board. If not, your cropsie will move back to its original position.

Cropsies and Value
Now the cool thing about the Farm Heroes games is that an individual cropsie can be worth more than one cropsie! You’ll notice that some cropsies have a little number on their bottom right-hand corner; this number represents how many cropsies it’s worth!

So if you collect three cropsies and each has a little number two at the bottom, you’ve actually collected six cropsies! You’ll want to pay attention to this as it can seriously help you decide which matches you’ll want to prioritise in the collection game modes!

Match Types
So how does a cropsie gain extra value? Well remember, a match is three or more cropsies in a row/column, the more cropsies you match, the more you collect and the better the status effects are! One of the most important effects adds value to cropsies.

Cropsies gain extra value when you create a match of four or above; all adjacent cropsies that are part of your collection goal (more on this game mode later) will gain 1 extra point of value! However, if they are normal cropsies, they will only hold their value for one turn.

For instance:
- Collecting four cropsies will add 1 point of value to adjacent cropsie
- Five cropsies in a row will remove all cropsies of the same type off the board.
- Creating a T or L shaped match of 5 cropsies will create a line blast that adds 2 points of value to all affected Cropsies that are part of collection requirement.

However, the match you really want to look out for is matching 4 cropsies in a square, which will create the all powerful Super Cropsie!

The Super cropsie is incredibly important to Farm Heroes Super Saga, as you may have guessed. It’s a super sized cropsie that has extra points and sometimes collecting super cropsies is a requirement depending on the game mode. Collecting one is the same as collecting any other cropsie, you have to match it with two or more cropsies of the same type, they don’t have to be Super Cropsies but the same base cropsie that helped form it.

The Game
So we’ve got the basics down, you know how to swipe, you can create matches, form and collect super cropsies but now we have to put this knowledge to work.In Farm Heroes Super Saga each level you play will have an objective and these objectives differ depending the game mode. You may have to collect a number of different cropsies, like 10 bananas, 4 plums and 50 tomatos, you may have to collect super cropsies, nuts or maybe even both!

There are also modifiers, most important the wind modifier that can add an extra wrinkle to a game mode. Wind is a brand new feature that appears on certain levels and will refill the board with Cropsies by following the direction of your match. For example, if you create a horizontal match by swiping from left to right, the board will refill from left to right after the match instead of top to bottom.

Game Modes


Collection is the primary game mode in Farm Heroes Super Saga and generally other game modes are modifiers of collection. In collection mode you have to collect a predetermined number of cropsies in order to pass the level. You are generally given a number of turns in which to do this. Failure to complete the objective with the amount of allotted turns will result in failure of the level!

Super Cropsies are especially useful in collection mode as the are worth more than your average cropsie, they gain point value way quicker and they never lose their value, so it’s important to create Super Cropsies whenever the chance arises.

In flower mode, you have to awake the the sleepy plants from their restful slumber! You do this by creating matches next to them, the bigger the match the more the flower buds.

Once it’s fully open it will be collected! Flowers can complicate things by blocking parts of the board, not letting cropsies flow as freely as you’d like as you create matches, which can make creating further matches even more complicated.

This mode requires a few steps to complete which makes it especially tricky! You’ll have to enlist the help of our friend the squirrel in order to collect the nuts. You’ll have to create matches that move the nut towards the squirrel, once the nut is adjacent to the squirrel, it will swipes its tail and collect it.

It’s a tricky mode that requires some forethought but their are things you can do to make it a little easier! The Squirrel has a special number counter which decreases when a match is made directly next to him. Once the Squirrel's counter reaches zero, he will perform a special move that allows him to extend his reach and collect nuts that are within 2 spaces of his current location.

Goats aren’t known to be the most cooperative of creatures so you’ll have your work cut out for you wrangling this willful animal. In Hay mode you have to convince the goat to chomp up all the hay by creating matches that are aligned horizontally or vertically with the goat. The goat will then move in a straight line, chomping any hay in his way has he goes.

The Goat has a special counter. Make matches directly next to the Goat to reduce his counter. Once the Goat's counter reaches zero, he will do a special move that makes him jump to the nearest Hay spot instantly to collect it!

Boss Mode
One of the great new features in Farm Heroes Super Saga is the brand new boss mode! As you can guess, Rancid is not too happy with the idea of you spoiling his fun, he can show up at random and make your progress that bit more difficult by throwing garbage onto the board. To get rid of Rancid, create matches next to the garbage to throw it at him. Eventually he will become dazed and run off to lick his wounds!

Defeating Rancid is not a prerequisite for passing a level, rather more an optional challenge, but there are definite benefits to kicking his behind. One, it’s fun to ruin Rancid’s day and two, defeating him gives your country show plant an added boost!

Ah ha, so you’re probably asking yourself what is the country show! Keep reading to find out!

Country Show
The Country show is the awesome new ‘meta-game’ in Farm Heroes Super Saga where you can win fame and coins by growing your very own cropsie.

Each week, players are automatically entered into a new country show and they will have that week to grow the biggest cropsie they can.

Fear not! Unlike real gardening, this is pretty straight forward, and a lot more fun. Growing your cropsie is easy, all you have to do is play levels; win lose or draw, you’ll still help your cropsie grow! This is because each time you play a level, you’ll receive stars. The better you do at a level, the more stars you get, which is important because stars are used to feed your cropsie.

There are five tiers in the Country Show with tier 1 being the best. It will take some expert playing in order to gain the highest tier but it’s definitely worth it. The higher the tier your Country Show cropsie is, the more coins you gain and you can use coins to purchase boosters in the in-game shop! See definitely worth it.


Boosters are that little extra helping hand that can save you pulling out your hair or punching a hole in the fabric of reality in frustration. Yup, i’ve seen it happen and it ain’t pretty!

Boosters can be purchased from the store for gold bars or with coins gained in from the country show!

Watering Can
Turns any cropsie into a super cropsie and adds 5 points to its value!

Gardening Glove
The glove is almost magic! Its effect can change depending on the object you use it on.

If used on a cropsie - it collects it.
If used on ice - it breaks it.
If used on a flower - it grows it one stage

Collection Basket
This handy little booster will collect all cropsies of any one type. Much like creating a match of 5 cropsies.

You should now have enough knowledge and knowhow to venture out into the world of Farm Heroes Super Saga - time to kick some serious Rancid tail! We’ll be back with more tips and tricks on your favourite games so make sure to visit the blog daily, minutely, secondly!

Remember to check out the fabulous Farm Heroes Super Saga website to keep up to date on all the latest news and events!

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