It’s Tuesday again and that means it’s Tips Day! Each Tuesday we’ll be showcasing one of Pogo.com’s games and collecting your tips, insights, and hints for playing the game, ranking up, and earning badges more easily. These weekly posts will be a place for you to give help and get help with Pogo’s games and badges, and tips shared may be used to put together detailed guides in the future!
We’re talking about Jewel Academy this week. There are a total of 50 Jewel Academy ranks and numerous in-game award badges to be earned, and these are the types of challenges Pogo offers for its badges:
- Complete # games
- Complete a level with 4/5/6 or more moves left # times
- Complete/Finish # levels with 3 stars
- Remove # blue/red/yellow gems
- Remove # gems
- Score # points (Play in new levels)
- Win # games
Do you have any questions about this game? Do you have any more tips to share for the game itself or the types of challenges listed above? Leave them in a comment below. Thank you!
For 3 stars, I use levels 1 and 2.
For X moves leftover, I use level 2.
For removing X color, removing X number, making X moves, or using X power-ups, I use level 35. It has 80 moves to use and it’s easy to leave one tile uncleared until the final move. I get over 100 of each color per round on that level.
I think this is one of Pogo’s better games. It is a match-3, but you also have to solve a puzzle of sorts, like we had to do in Match n Merge and Tumble Tiles.There are tons of in-game badges to be earned.
The only power-up available is “extra moves”. This does not become available for you to buy until you have run out of moves, at which point a pop-up will appear asking if you want to buy them. You can only buy 1 at a time, there are no “packs” available as there are in other games. They are on sale once in a while, but you have to be playing to take advantage of the sale price since you can’t stockpile any.
I watch where I am as my moves wind down. If I see I can win the level with 3 stars if I get the extra moves, I will buy them. Other than that, I replay the lost levels, and it’s often not difficult to get a better board.
There are Pogo Forum Threads devoted to the more difficult, puzzling levels. You have to scroll through to find the level you have questions about. Some very savvy and kind players have left many insightful posts which provide tips and hints to get through those levels.
Found this in the Forums and find it to be for all levels and have gotten me through many of them using this strategy.
Posted by OneHappyJoy155 » May 22nd, 2018, 3:20 pm
Often a lot depends on a good “board” and the “luck of the fall”. Beyond that, here are some general tips & strategies that apply to all levels:
1. TAKE YOUR TIME. Take a deep breath and relax. This is FUN! 😆 If it’s not fun, take a break and come back when you are refreshed. It makes a difference. 😀
2. STUDY THE BOARD. WITH EVERY MOVE, study the board 😕 . Look for the moves that will make p-u’s. Look for the moves that will clear obstacles. [Thorns, vines & blue flowers.] Look for the moves that get hard to reach places.
3. CHECK UPPER AREAS FIRST:roll:. Before each move, check upper areas. Again: for moves that will make the p-u’s & for moves that clear obstacles/hard to reach places.
4. CLEAR OBSTACLES ASAP:evil:. Thorns esp., vines, blue flowers. This allows better gem flow which is essential to winning.
5. MOVES IN LOWER AREAS CREATE MORE GEM FALL:o. AFTER you’ve checked the upper area, moves in the lower area create more gem fall and give you the chance for those magical “gem fall power-up chain reactions” that clear tough areas/obstacles, make power-ups, and increase your score.
6. ALWAYS BE WATCHING FOR THE CHANCE TO MAKE A POWER-UP:shock:. Esp the color bomb. When you see 2 purple–1 green–2 purple adjacent in a line, is there a way you can get a purple to the center (green) spot to make that color bomb. I am continually looking for ways to make that color bomb happen. (Arrows too!)
7. PAY ATTENTION TO WHICH GEM/DIRECTION YOU SWAP:arrow:. Often you will have a choice of “which gem to swap” or “which direction to swap it”. Will a horizontal or a vertical arrow be more advantageous for you situation? You can sometimes get 2 power-ups in one swap when the one you swap out of your way makes a match also. So always be asking yourself “what happens if I do this?” “What happens if I do that instead?”
I’m really struggling with level 389; I must have played it about 100 times by now. I did complete it once but my score didn’t reach the first star (which is well up the bar) so it didn’t count.
I’m stuck there too. Power ups seem to be the way to get stars, I’ve gotten the pearls but not a high enough score to win. Ugh!
Loren, I persevered and kept playing 389. I figured I had to win eventually! And I did, and went all the way to 400. Waiting now for new levels!
Me too. Eventually I got a board that gave me a color bomb just as my moves were winding down. I purchased the extra moves, exploded the color bomb, and the cascading moves from there helped push me to the 2 star mark.
The levels after that to the end weren’t too bad.