New Orleans - Level Help

 
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New Orleans - Level Help

[Post New]by bfgWaimea on Nov 25, 15 4:26 PM
Hi Everyone,

With all the cities that are available for you to explore, we realize that it can be a little tricky to find help or give advice for specific levels in each city. To help with this, we've set up the Gummy Drop! City Directory and have created threads for each city.

This specific thread is dedicated to New Orleans. To help keep everything organized, we're asking that all requests for help or helpful advice posted here pertain to this city only. If you'd like help with a different city, do check out the Gummy Drop! City Directory in order to find the appropriate thread.

In the post below, the moderators will try to add links to existing threads that contain helpful hints for this city. However, we'd like to ask everyone to create any new New Orleans posts here. You can do this by clicking on the Reply button. If you'd like, you can also change the Subject line to the specific level that your post is about.

Cheers,

bfgWaimea

Edited on 11/25/2015 at 4:27:07 PM PST


 
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Re:New Orleans - Level Help

[Post New]by bfgWaimea on Nov 25, 15 4:27 PM
Existing New Orleans threads:

New Orleans, Level 2
New Orleans, Level 16

Edited on 06/28/2016 at 1:38:30 PM PST


 

Re:New Orleans - Level Help

[Post New]by cynscar on Nov 26, 15 5:56 PM
Can anyone help me with level 16 in New Orleans. I have played this at least 50 times and just can't get anywhere with it. Does anyone have a clue to offer me to clear the souvenirs?

 
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Re:New Orleans - Level Help

[Post New]by yarnycakes on Nov 26, 15 10:11 PM
If you have a waterfall boost, use it at the very start to clear the center column...if not, focus on making matches that include the center column of chained gummies

 
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Re:New Orleans - Level 16

[Post New]by eli173 on Nov 27, 15 4:34 AM
yarnycakes wrote:If you have a waterfall boost, use it at the very start to clear the center column...if not, focus on making matches that include the center column of chained gummies


I didn't want to post in these new threads until they add the links to existing threads. As I said before, posting like this will result again in numerous repetitive posts that will defeat the whole purpose. New posts should be really new, with questions that have not been addressed before. It will also help if both the question and the answer include the name of the level in bold letters.

So NEW ORLEANS (NOLA) 16:

This level has a bug that was reportedly fixed but was not, at least not for me and many others. Making matches will not work. If you make one match and then see souvenirs falling anywhere else than in the center column, then you have the bug.

You have to use immediately UPON ENTERING THE LEVEL either a waterfall or 6 shovels one right after the other. Before you lose more lives, please read the thread Gummy Drop- New Orleans game 16- I have written there extensively about this issue. You can find this and other threads on this level by doing a search (window to the right of this post): just type "New Orleans 16" as keywords.

Edited on 12/08/2015 at 4:30:24 AM PST


 
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Re:New Orleans - Level Help

[Post New]by eli173 on Dec 5, 15 4:36 AM
NEW ORLEANS 115-2 NEEDS FIXING

It's one of the levels where there are not enough gummies to fill the color blockers, therefore the use of boosts is mandatory. I'm still struggling with Intern tier, I don't know about the other ones. Please fix it.

ETA: Sorry, I meant 115-2, not 115-3. Just passed it using shovels on both color blockers. After that, it was easy enough. But you have to use the shovels early on, so that you have moves left to get the souvenirs to the exits.

Edited on 12/05/2015 at 6:11:15 AM PST


 
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Re:New Orleans - Level 41

[Post New]by Loonz111 on Dec 5, 15 5:29 AM
I have been able to pass this level to Architect (at the cost of many lives), but find myself unable to pass it on Master-builder... I can hardly make any moves before it says: 'no more moves', and those souvenirs get in the way of making matches to clear the stickers. Before even getting close to the bombs, they set off. Does anyone have tips? Or is it one of those 'you have to get lucky' levels?

ETA: after posting this I tried the level again, and behold, I passed. And yes, to answer my own question, it was pure luck.

Edited on 12/05/2015 at 6:47:49 AM PST


 
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Re:New Orleans - Level 16 Help

[Post New]by verekaren on Dec 7, 15 9:26 PM
cynscar wrote:Can anyone help me with level 16 in New Orleans. I have played this at least 50 times and just can't get anywhere with it. Does anyone have a clue to offer me to clear the souvenirs?


hi. I finally passed it by using a shovel to break the top chain and that made 3 tokens fall into the middle column. the others I couldn't find any way except to buy SWAP bonuses and put the token/souvenirs at the bottom of the middle column. despite what has been written, waterfall won't help and neither will breaking all the chains(they obviously don't have the same broken playing board as some of us). I first tried lightening bolts to combine with other bonuses, but impossible to get them together. this was intern stage, just to get past the d#x* thing.
haven't gone for the other levels to get the gem prize. waiting until I cool off after all that gold spent, I guess. you can get gems by drilling in any city but Sydney. and refilling resources playing your best or easiest level in that same city.

Edited on 12/07/2015 at 9:34:38 PM PST


 
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Re:New Orleans - Level 16 Help

[Post New]by eli173 on Dec 8, 15 4:00 AM
verekaren wrote: I finally passed it by using a shovel to break the top chain and that made 3 tokens fall into the middle column. the others I couldn't find any way except to buy SWAP bonuses and put the token/souvenirs at the bottom of the middle column. despite what has been written, waterfall won't help and neither will breaking all the chains(they obviously don't have the same broken playing board as some of us). I first tried lightening bolts to combine with other bonuses, but impossible to get them together. this was intern stage, just to get past the d#x* thing.

Hmmm...There's only one souvenir to begin with, located right above the first chain. Breaking the first chain with a shovel will not result in automatic matches by the game. So, how did 3 souvenirs fall after breaking only the top chain? It looks like after that shovel you made another move? Did you use that shovel in your first move? You must do so, and then the next 5 shovels one right after the other. Anything else in between will cause souvenirs to fall in columns other than the center one and at this point it's too late to do anything. Same goes for the waterfall solution.

PS And the mods say that this level has been fixed...

Edited on 12/08/2015 at 4:25:21 AM PST


 
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Re:New Orleans - Level 52

[Post New]by Loonz111 on Dec 8, 15 7:06 AM
Level 52
I have to pass this one on all three tiers, but can't even get passed intern level. Is there a strategy to this one? I'm stuck for days now...

 
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Re:New Orleans - Level 52

[Post New]by eli173 on Dec 8, 15 7:39 AM
Loonz111 wrote:Level 52
I have to pass this one on all three tiers, but can't even get passed intern level. Is there a strategy to this one? I'm stuck for days now...

I passed Intern after 5 tries only because I happened to be able to create several bolts that were followed by cascading. I did not need to play the other tiers, because I got the rewarded pink gems elsewhere in new Orleans- don't remember where, but it was in either a HH or a prior 10-item mission.

PS You know now that as soon as you post you get back and pass the level! Happens to me frequently!

 
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Re:New Orleans - Level 52

[Post New]by Loonz111 on Dec 8, 15 8:59 AM
Thanks for replying, Eli. Well, I did get past intern, but only with lightning bolts and extra moves, guess I'll just play on and first see if I really need those pinks...

Edited on 12/08/2015 at 9:00:16 AM PST


 
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Re:New Orleans - Level 16 Help

[Post New]by verekaren on Dec 8, 15 10:41 AM
eli173 wrote:
verekaren wrote: I finally passed it by using a shovel to break the top chain and that made 3 tokens fall into the middle column. the others I couldn't find any way except to buy SWAP bonuses and put the token/souvenirs at the bottom of the middle column. despite what has been written, waterfall won't help and neither will breaking all the chains(they obviously don't have the same broken playing board as some of us). I first tried lightening bolts to combine with other bonuses, but impossible to get them together. this was intern stage, just to get past the d#x* thing.

Hmmm...There's only one souvenir to begin with, located right above the first chain. Breaking the first chain with a shovel will not result in automatic matches by the game. So, how did 3 souvenirs fall after breaking only the top chain? It looks like after that shovel you made another move? Did you use that shovel in your first move? You must do so, and then the next 5 shovels one right after the other. Anything else in between will cause souvenirs to fall in columns other than the center one and at this point it's too late to do anything. Same goes for the waterfall solution.

PS And the mods say that this level has been fixed...


eli173. I stand corrected! I believe your explanation was clearer than others. to make sure I wasn't posting erroneous info I went back and played new Orleans 16 again. the shovel/ waterfall method DOES work , but you must ONLY play in the center column and ONLY use the shovel and waterfall. you must make sure you do not make a match/play anywhere else or the souvenirs won't fall in the middle! clear up the rest of the board after you drop all the souvenirs.
phew. and cheaper than swap. I only restated the method for those (like me) who found them unclear. thanks

Edited on 12/08/2015 at 10:48:50 AM PST


 

Re:New Orleans - Level Help

[Post New]by Pugmaster27 on Dec 14, 15 3:48 PM
Need advice on N O Lv 32-2. Any tips will a godsend. Edit: please disregard this post, must have been in coma when I couldn't see what needed to be done

Edited on 12/15/2015 at 4:38:35 AM PST


 

Re:New Orleans - Level Help

[Post New]by Pugmaster27 on Dec 15, 15 3:30 PM
Need some advice on level 42-3.

 
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Re:New Orleans - Level 42-3

[Post New]by Loonz111 on Dec 16, 15 5:09 AM
It's luck, really. Lost a lot of lives on this one.
Before making a move, look if you can make moves next to the stickers (on both sides), if not, back out. Create bombs, line bombs and if you can combine them with a .
Good luck!

 

Re:New Orleans - Level Help

[Post New]by Pugmaster27 on Dec 16, 15 2:34 PM
Thanks Loonz. I have since solved it. I was unaware of the " helpers" that appear, I had just looked at it and thought this is impossible. Once I played it and all the cascading begun, it was just sit back and watch

 

Re:New Orleans - Level Help

[Post New]by chamblou on Dec 19, 15 11:43 AM
New Orleans, level 97
??????

 
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Re:New Orleans - 30

[Post New]by mdamlady on Dec 25, 15 7:56 AM
Finally got past 16 - just to hit this road block!!

Don't have enough hats to build the Cathedral - where do I get more hats as the previous levels you only get bricks?

I know I can transfer from the other cities, but...........that might take forever!!

 
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Re:New Orleans - Level Help

[Post New]by rosiebvt on Dec 25, 15 9:47 AM
I've just gotten into NOLA and absolutely hate it. I don't have the coins to buy anymore extras and the boosts I have bought didn't help much. I've gotten the level 6 helping hand so have all but blues, but I've tried a dozen times and can't get anywhere on the level 2 helping hand. Either I can't drop everything or I can't get a high enough score. Aside from shipping another million blues from my other locations, what do I need to get through this while I'm still sane?

 
 
 
 
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