One of my favorite puzzle game at the moment is 1010!. It’s frustrating as much as it is addicting but after carefully trying to understand how this game works, there are a number of strategies that will guarantee higher scores. The game is made to screw you over, so the next set of blocks is not likely going to help you.
So consider these 1010! tips, tricks, and strategy for higher scores.
The Number One Tip: Always Go for Line Removals, Don’t Spend Time Fitting Blocks
At first, I was trying to make blocks fit together nicely and try to go for that massive row and column removal. WRONG! For each set of blocks you are given, always look to take out a single row or column. Don’t worry if it doesn’t look like the best fit because it will remove the entire line of blocks anyways, which will open things up for you.
This has helped me get higher scores a lot quicker without using much thought.
Consider Your 3 Options Before Placing Them
A natural tendency for this game would be to grab the first block you see or whichever is most convenient. For strategist looking to score much higher than average, consider all options prior to laying it down. Look for ways to add multiple row and column removal within the given set.
Start in the Corners
The corners are the worst part of the game as it can trap you early on. I always like to start off in a corner rather than dead right in the center. This will give you more of a direction path and allow you to avoid being cornered.
Work With the Most Difficult Block First
You’re given three blocks at a time, all of different shapes. Be sure to consider where to play the larger or more complex shape block, especially when your 1010! board begins to look busy.
Always Make Space for the 3X3 Block
There is an evil shape with a 3×3 set of blocks. This is typically considered the game killer because once your board fills up and you haven’t make space for this block, well, it’s game over. If you have a 3X3 in your set of moves, then carefully think about how you will open up space for it.
Fill in the Holes or Spaces
At times, a lone purple block will come to you and you will feel like you are on top of the world. Rather than placing it anywhere, it is best to use these as hole fillers if there are any single space gaps or rows to remove.
Go Both Ways
This is a simple part of the game, but it is often overlooked. Although you would want to consistently taking our horizontal rows, remember that vertical rows count as well. Mix it up, as long as the focus is around removing it right away.
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