Farm Heroes Saga: Top 10 tips, hints, and cheats!

Farm Heroes Saga: Top 10 tips, tricks, and cheats!

Farm Heroes Saga strategy guide: 10 best ways to boost your score and clear levels faster!

Farm Heroes Saga by King is a classic match-three game that tasks you with collecting the right crops and materials for your farm. Along the way you'll collect animals, hatch chickens, pick flowers, and even go head to head with Rancid the Raccoon. Whether you're new to Farm Heroes Saga or are just looking for ways to hone your game play skills, we've got the tips and tricks you need to get further, faster!

1. Draw on your Candy Crush experience

Farm Heroes Saga: Top 10 tips, tricks, and cheats!

Farm Heroes Saga comes from the same makers of the insanely popular Candy Crush Saga. If you play that, a lot of our Candy Crush tips and tricks apply to Farm Heroes Saga as well. Look to make rows of four, rows of 5, "L" shapes, and "T" shapes. These all rack up your points faster than just standard match-three moves. I especially look for rows of five in Farm Heroes Saga since it completely clears the board of all crops of that kind. A very useful move in almost any occasion.

Completing a row of four will spawn multipliers on crops that surround the cleared ones. That means you rake in crops faster with less moves. Always a winning move.

2. Ride those Hero Mode multipliers

Farm Heroes Saga: Top 10 tips, tricks, and cheats!

Whenever you complete a level with moves to spare you will activate a special Hero Mode. During Hero Mode the game spits out a bunch of random multipliers. Don't rush through them! Take your time to look around the board and swipe the ones that get you the most points. If you have quite a few moves left, leave some large multipliers be until the very end if you can since they most likely will just grow larger. Just make sure you leave them in a position that won't let you cash them in.

3. Don't waste beans on Rancid

Most Rancid levels aren't hard to beat. At least the first few aren't. So don't use your beans to make them easier. If it takes you a few times to pass it, that's okay. Beans are much more useful for buying boosters, particularly the shovel for those problem crops that are stopping you from clearing a level.

4. Understand multipliers and beans

Farm Heroes Saga: Top 10 tips, tricks, and cheats!

Your score is based on how many crops you collect. Multipliers, well multiply it. Each crop is worth one point on your score. A multiplier adds that many points, or crops. So where a regular three crop line gives you three crops, multipliers add whatever the multiplier is on top of that. Always try to meet goals by clearing crops with multipliers. It'll save you a lot of moves in the end.

Beans basically translate to whatever your final score is. If you had 150 crops, that's how many beans get added to your bank. You can then cash those out later to buy boosters or to help you beat Rancid.

5. Flowers first

Farm Heroes Saga: Top 10 tips, tricks, and cheats!

In levels where flowers come into play, always get problems ones out of the way first. Mainly problem flowers are defines as ones that are smack in the middle of the game board. They prevent you from making matches and trying to make them around the flowers just cause you to waste more moves than you need to. Instead, meet your flower goal first and then worry about matching the other crops you need.

6. Extra moves

Farm Heroes Saga: Top 10 tips, tricks, and cheats!

Extra moves cost you gold. Don't ever spend gold on extra moves. We'll get into what you should spend gold on in just a few minutes. One thing you should never spend it on is extra moves. Unless you're completely and utterly frustrated with a level and know 100% that you can beat it with five extra moves, don't bother. It's never a sure bet and more often than not, it's a waste of your gold.

7. Don't let eggs build up

Farm Heroes Saga: Top 10 tips, tricks, and cheats!

Once you get to the levels that require you to match three eggs in order to start hatching chicks, be sure you don't let too many eggs build up on the board. You'll spend more moves trying to get rid of them than you will actually swapping crops to meet goals. I try and keep all the eggs congregated in one area when I can and then match what I need as I see it come up. For the most part it's a strategy that works.

8. Stay low to the ground

Farm Heroes Saga: Top 10 tips, tricks, and cheats!

As with most match three games, whenever you match towards the bottom you have more of a chance to create a cascading effect towards the top. Whenever you have moves at the bottom that are beneficial to you, always take those over moves towards the top. You gain new pieces and have a better chance of getting a combo.

9. Use gold to unlock gates, nothing else

Farm Heroes Saga: Top 10 tips, tricks, and cheats!

Use your gold towards unlocking gates, not extra moves or other boosters that replenish on their own over time. It's a much better use of your gold and if you're keen on not spending real cash on in-app purchases, it's the wisest way to use it and keep you on track to do just that.

10. Lives cheat: Set your clock ahead

Farm Heroes Saga: Top 10 tips, tricks, and cheats!

If you don't like bugging your Facebook friends for lives or you're just downright impatient, there's a glitch in Farm Heroes Saga, just like in Candy Crush, that lets you move your system clock ahead to replenish lives. Simply perform the following steps:

  • Go into **Settings > Date and Time > Set ahead a few hours
  • Pop into Farm Heroes Sage and your lives should replenish
  • Go back and change the time back

When you launch the game again, you should still have five full lives. If you don't just keep setting your clock ahead and playing that way, just be aware sometimes when you set it back you'll see negative lives. Results may vary but setting it forward when you can't wait to play any longer always works.

Your tips and tricks?

If you play Farm Heroes Saga be sure to let us know useful tips and tricks you've found that help you clear levels faster or keep you from spending real cash. If you've had issues with problem levels, let us know that too!

Allyson Kazmucha

Editor for iMore, Potter pundit, and the ninja in your iOS

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Jose Pisaturo says:

Eu preciso que alguém me ensine a liberar as flores, não estou conseguindo, me ajudem

Laura Denilsen says:

I use a hack for Farm Heroes Saga that gave me unlimited lives, unlimited moves, magic beans, gold bar and also unlocked all the levels. Here it is: http://g4mehacks.com/farm-heroes-saga-hack/

Maria Rocha1 says:

Settings, Application manager, find FHS and clear data. That will bring ur lives back and reboost ur boosters without having to change ur times.

Annuncia Wright says:

That worked AMAZINGLY!!!!! THANKS

Janice Weigand says:

Does anyone know how to get gold bars without spending money?? I am on a level that requires 10 of one fruit and they only give you 4....so it is forcing you to purchase bars to get past the level.

Debi Cavanagh Sparks says:

Does anyone know how to beat level 121, they only give you four green. I can collect all the others, but no more green appears, you only get 4 and you need 10.

leflorelawrence says:

You must match other colors until the four greens add up to the ten you get. They should be worth three, four etc ape ice for total of ten. Do not match greens until then

Kim Foster says:

Does anyone know why I'm not getting any of the life's people are sending me? Also how do I send my game friend life's? I'm about to give up.

Timothy Siscoe says:

Hi Kim, I play this game on Facebook on a desk top, not mobile, but I believe the mobile game is very similar. To request lives from your friends you have to try to continue playing a level after you run out of lives, when you click the play button a new window will open that will allow you to send a request to your friends for more lives, you can repeat this process as many times as you like thereby sending multiple requests to multiple friends. Receiving lives is a little more complicated. In the desktop version when the game is loaded, a series of windows will pop up allowing you to send your friends different help, like extra lives, extra moves or to invite them to play, the last window to open should be titled Your Messages. If your life bank is full (5 being the maximum) when the Your Messages window opens then each life requests that you sent and have received a replied to will give you a 100 magic bean bonus, I only ever use these magic beans for buying shovels at the start of a level which you can only do if your shovel bank is empty. If your life bank is less than 5 when you load the game then any life requests that you sent and have received replies to will give you extra lives. Only accept lives until your life bank reaches 4, then close the Your Messages window by clicking the X in the top right corner of the Your Messages window, when you do this a small envelope will appear in the top left corner of the game window, if you run out of lives again you can click the envelope and accept more lives from Your Messages. The reason a state that you should only accept lives until you have four in your bank is because if you accept 5 and fill your bank then it will reset the 1/2 hour timer that gives you even more lives. So if the timer is down to 1:30 and you only accept up to 4 lives then in a minute and 30 seconds you will have 5 lives. It's just a way to get a few extra lives.

Hope this helps you on your quest.

PS You should never have to spend anything on Boosters to complete this game. I'm presently at level 460 waiting for King dot com to add more levels so I can continue playing and I have never had to buy Boosters. Though I do use the ones that replenish over time frequently.

Rafael de Paula says:

Thank U!!! Life Endless so nice

Twillisrdh says:

When the box pops up for me to ask friends for lives, none of the friends that are playing the game are on the list. Even one person's memorial page comes up. Anyone have a solution. I am getting lives from friends when they choose to send them, but haveno way to ask for them when I need help.

Timothy Siscoe says:

I invite all Farm Hero's Saga players to add me as a friend on Facebook, I've been playing the game since before there were 100 levels and right now I believe that I have the highest score of all my friends that have completed the first 100 levels I'm starting on the next hundred now, This is more of a skill game than most would consider it to be. I challenge you to beat me.

Nancy Johnson2 says:

I am on level 61 and you have to spill the water out of buckets to be able to get blue matches. I am confused as to what triggers the blue rain drops to come out. Does anyone know the magic trick? I have did several matches around the buckets but when they spill I'm not sure what move caused it. I can never seem to get enough blue raindrops out to beat the game.

Timothy Siscoe says:

Hi Nancy, you've probably figured this out by now but here goes anyway, You have to make two matches next to a bucket and a third match will cause it to spill over but if a crop is covered with ice then the match will only break the ice and doesn't count towards filling the bucket. You shouldn't have any trouble beating this level, just try to get as many matches as you can on the lower bucket and you should get some cascading matches on the upper one. try to collect the suns and apples when the multipliers are high and take any matches of 5 in a row whenever you can.

Karlie Wozney says:

I play farm saga on my Ipad and Iphone, for some reason I only have the plus 1 booster on my ipad and not my iphone. Ive gone back to level 12 on my Iphone and beat it in hopes to get the booster but its not working. Any advice??

Timothy Siscoe says:

Hi Karlie, If you have used your +1 booster it becomes disabled for 18 hours then it replenishes, It's 6 hours for shovels, 12 hours for tractors, 18 for +1 boosters and 24 hours for the collector or you can get them by beating the farm Club levels. The +2 move booster can be requested but only after failing to beat a level 15 times or sometimes your friends are offered an opportunity to send you one if you have not advanced a level for the past 48 hours. Any other boosters are rewarded once at different points in the game but once they are used you have to buy them to get more.

If this doesn't help I apoligise, I only play on desktop.

Timothy Siscoe says:

The following statement which was taken from my previous post dated May 22,2014 is no longer true, King dot com has changed the programming and now rewards some players with a daily bonus which sometimes includes +2 and +5 move boosters.

The +2 move booster can be requested but only after failing to beat a level 15 times or sometimes your friends are offered an opportunity to send you one if you have not advanced a level for the past 48 hours.

Sofie Beaufays says:

Ik zit vast op level 525 ... alle dieren vrijgespeeld ... Wat nu ... ???

JulietPurcell says:

Hi. I'm stuck on level 67. I can't seem to get down to unfreeze the frozen veggies for ages. Then I only get about 7 water droplets (need to get 22). Can anyone help with any tips/tricks?! It's driving me nuts!

Timothy Siscoe says:

Hi julietPurcell, I just replayed level 67 and beat it with 14 moves left to go on the first try. As soon as I knew there was enough water drops on the screen to total 22 after the multipliers were used I used a green bonus multiplier and a purple collector booster. Use shovels and matches to break as much ice as you can early in the level and pay close attention to the total value of the water drops after each move.

JulietPurcell says:

Hi Timothy. Thanks for your reply, but I've nowmanaged to get through level 67, finally. Used a +1 bonus thing to help me. On 75 now. Onward & upward!
It's a great game.

JulietPurcell says:

I also play Candy Crush Saga, but am stuck currently on level 269 on that, so started playing this game!

twerenyame says:

I need help guys. so basically, I changed the date for farm heroes so I could get more tools to finish this hard level I been stuck on for days (which I still haven't finished) I changed the date back to the normal date and now my shovel, truck and dog have been back logged to reset in 2089 hours