Poptile is a new iPhone and Android tile-popping game where your goal is simply to go for as long as you can without the tiles crossing the threshold at the top of the screen, like Tetris. Unlike Tetris, your method of play is to tap a tile to delete it (and the similarly-colored tiles next to it), and to go for as long as you can and rack up the highest score that you can. Read on for some tips and tricks for Poptile!
The number one thing to remember is that you can set off chains of combos. Any time that you pop a tile or a group of tiles that has at least two tiles of the same color on one side of it, and one tile of the same color on the opposite side of the piece, they will pop automatically when you put three tiles of the same color next to each other. This goes for horizontal and vertical placements.
However, tiles placed diagonally from each other will not automatically pop, nor will three or more tiles that are positioned in a way other than right next to each other either horizontally or vertically. You’ll have to keep popping tiles until some of those same-colored ones end up horizontal or vertical, or of course you can just tap the conglomeration in order to knock it out immediately.
There are three power ups that can be used randomly during levels. The first one is the target icon. When you use this one, tap on any color tile and every single one of that color will disappear off of the screen, making it easy for you to set up large combos and/or automatic hits.
The second power up is the -3 icon, which will do exactly as it says; it will cause your block of tiles to drop by three lines. The third one, the “stop” power up, simply stops the bar from increasing for one turn. These three power ups pop up randomly, and you can use them at any time when they are lit up.
Save them, though, for when you get in trouble during a round and are fairly close to losing, because then you can blitz the entire stack of tiles with all three power ups successively. Always use the target power-up first simply due to the size of the chain reaction it can create.