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  1. I've been playing Microsoft Treasure Hunt for a while now and have gathered some useful tactics unique to this game and not just Minesweeper. I'm listing them in a order of urgency and what you should be trying to do more to have better success. 1: Disconnect from the internet / be in 'airplane' mode First off, play the game in 'airplane' mode, as you will not have to watch ads and more importantly, in my experience you will not lose your data, yes that's right by being 'online', the game sometimes crashes and resets your entire data, including your upgrades. 2: Switch on double click 'chording' from the options This is by far the quickest way to reveal safe squares when you have tagged definitive mines. Always use chording as a way to clear the squares on your way to the end, only tap to reveal squares when you are making 50/50 guesses. 3: Try to 'unlock' the end of level stairs as quickly as possible Ignore treasure, don't use maps, picks or dynamite to reveal/access closed off rooms, span the map with your mouse and head to the end stairs using those items when you definitely need to, just to reach the steps. Don't go down them yet, this just makes it so that if you have 1 heart left and only have moves left which you are not certain of, then you can end the level and be at full health for the next. 4: Replenish Hearts at Bonus Level Following on from above, If you find a hidden bonus level, don't go into yet, there are two main advantages to leaving it, the first one is that by using the bonus level, it will fully heal you (no matter how many maximum hearts you have). This means you can afford to try and get as far through a level until you only have one heart left, then you can use the bonus level to get your hearts back, allowing you to potentially complete the level depending on how tough it is. The second advantage is below. 5: Double Treasure Value after Bonus Level If you are ignoring treasure and leaving the bonus levels until you need to use them to get your hearts back or have revealed all squares, then after going into the bonus level you will be given a Lucky Clover, which doubles treasure value, so by leaving the treasure then using the bonus level, when you come out, go back and collect all the treasure as it is now worth double. A quick note, you may need to pick up treasure to reveal numbers, it is important you sacrifice this treasure to identify numbers rather than leaving it and guessing. 6: Clever shopping Always buy the amulet of rebirth at the first shop, then save up for the 'upgrade' items, make sure you have a healthy supply of the 3 usable items, don't buy shields until you have unlocked all the upgrades as the ones you find are enough (a tip on how to maximize their potential is below) 7: Item efficiency a: Picks: Think before using your items, picks are used to break boulders, but they will also safely break any squares, thus revealing traps without damage. b: Dynamite: Dynamite is by far the best item needed to gather treasure and accessing areas. It blows up anything on the map, However use it wisely, if there is 1 piece of treasure behind a wall, weigh up the potential cost of a stick of dynamite at the next shop versus how much that 1 piece of treasure is worth. Also maximize damage radius to reveal more treasure on some walled off treasure. c: Maps: These are what are needed to get you to the end stairs, in the later levels nearly all traps are hidden behind squares where guessing is involved, weigh up your health and decide whether or not you want to risk it - but once you have no hearts left, start using maps. Maps work in a radius of 3 squares in either direction of you, but only reveal the mines in that area, what it does not show and what you can only remember are all the safe squares (because they are obviously safe if no mines were revealed), but you will forget, so either immediately tap all those safe squares (mainly on the edges of your 'revealed area', deeper into the direction you are heading) or do a print screen just before you use the map (on the part where it shows you the area of what will be revealed), this way you can consult it and know which ones are safe compared to what was revealed. d: Shields: Leave shields whenever possible, if you have 1 heart left and have no bonus level to get your hearts back, then pick up the shield, otherwise if you can safely make it to the end of a level pick them up ready for the next level, maximizing your efforts for the new level. Even when you come into a level with a shield, don't pick any more up, as stated above, if you can make it to the end, then it's better to end the level having revealed all squares with only 1 heart left with spare shields to pick up, thus entering the next level fully healed and with shields, instead of picking up the shields as you go, taking risks and losing them all by the end of the level. 8: Learn Minesweeper Patterns You'll no doubt pick these up as you go along, but here are a few of the core patterns to look out for. a: 1,2,2,1 a row or column of squares with this pattern will always mean that the mines are in the two '2' squares. b: 1,2,1 a row of column of squares with this pattern will always mean that the mines are in the two '1' squares. c: the power of '1', the '1' is the most useful of numbers as you know that only one mine can be touching it, try to split your sections into corners, as you may have a section that looks difficult, but once you have the corner and know only one mine is there, it will ripple down the section to what else is in, basically because you can look at the other numbers differently knowing about that corner mine. d:Try to remove as much of the map as possible without tapping, or chording - simply place markers on definite mines and walk your way through the level as your guy automatically cuts through, when there are no way through without breaking squares, then starts on all the squares marked '1' then onto '2' and so forth, this way you can clear the map safely, albeit a little longer. 9: Later Levels / Only Expensive Upgrades Left Once you are deep into the later levels, lets say beyond 21, you will be getting plenty of money, enough to fully stock yourself on the three items and any shields that appear instead of the last few upgrades you are after. Keep using the techniques above to collect plenty of money and reach the #1st and #6th levels for the shops, so that you can unlock all the upgrades and eventually get the 5,000,000 achievements. Similarly if you are starting on level 1 and only need one or two very expensive upgrades don't worry so much about money early on (just spend it all in the shops), as you know you can make it far (using above techniques) and start getting the serious money. I really hope these tips and general observations can help, if anyone else has any more or wishes to ask any questions regarding the tips above, if they don't make sense for example, then please reply to the post or send me a message.
  2. You total legend, this works. the 'last one' would not appear having messed around with 100% status (UFOS, submarine searching, getting the jet from the fort... etc) for like days (real-life ones). Tried your trick and bang, the '?' appeared.
  3. I've just got your message PlanesWalker97, glad you did it, I really hated that level, some you tke a look at and think 'oh no' then throw the can and get 100% really easily, other like this one you think, 'ah looks easy' then get stuck for hours.
  4. I went back and did this level, it is a quite a tough one took a few tries. Here's what I did. green bird = aim at the first peice of wood holding the main structure near the first pig. red bird = smash any wooden debris that may have fell to the left of the main structure. white bird = most important, have the egg drop ontop of the two boulders sitting at the front, aim for maximum damage and have them fall. yellow bird = hit any standing up wooden peices that wont get hit by the eagle. can = I throw the can left, i know it's becoming popular, it's just finding the right angle to throw that equels the correct eagle pattern. 100-110 degrees? best I can say, you're looking for an angle that makes the eagle come down through what remains and then bounce up taking out the right most stuff. hope this helps.
  5. You sir are a legend. Great vid! Still took a few attempts but I've managed to do it, so thank you. However this isn't the end of my mighty eagle troubles for me... as there is a mighty eagle level that I'm now more stuck on. Mine and Dine 17-13. Please if anyone has a strategy for it, it'll be greatly appreciated. EDIT: Don't want to waste anyone's time, I've done this one now. If anyone needs to know, the strategy is to use boomerang bird on the rocks at the front, try and get him to spin back and hit the last big boulder, then with the first yellow bird, dont use a full pull on the sling and fire him at the first boulder, they should now roll down and hit the gems.with your last yellow have him fly full power towrds the boulder on the top of the main structure so it rolls to the right and takes out some wood, now with the can you want it to rest perfectly in the tiny little gap between the boulder you rolled and the little wall just before the main structure, he should take out all the boulder at the front and most of the strutcure to get the 100%.
  6. "Jross, thanks for the left advice...keep trying " - Yeah you too mate. Oh man this one is really doing me in, 3 days solid and still 97%., sometimers I throw the can on its own and it does massive damage 90%, so I think oh man had I just took down that floating stuff I would have done it, so I try that and then get only 80+%, it's a joke. I wonder if the patch made this level harder, I'm going to delete my cache and try and try the level.
  7. Same here Devils Bayou. I've scoured the darkest corners of the internet and found a tactic some guy uses, which is to throw the can left... I know LEFT! and he flies all the way down the pink, bouncy things. but still I've not done enouh damage to the rest of the level to get that extra 3%, i've been tinkering with the throwing left strategy and think it's pure luck if he hits the right stone blocks and how they fall... well here's to another 3+ hours trying.
  8. I think me and Devils Bayou were discovering this just as the update was released, but I got it working before I updated. It seems they've made it where you can now simply use all birds and hold Y, the eagle icon stays on for awhile before the level is 'over' and the score screen loads. So that update has sortof rained on my and Devils Bayou little trick, but I'm glad that it's now alot easier for everyone to get 100% on some of those extra tough ones.
  9. Okay the way to do it is like so: You charge Y and just as it hits the top quickly aim your bird and fire with A. The Bird will go and the can will appear. I'm going for the small blocks at the bottom with the bird then trying the can in the spot where others are saying above. Good Luck everyone! EDIT Did it 3 goes after posting above, technique worked great, big read sorted the stacked up small cubes at the front, can fell inbetween the first pig and the structure, eagle destoyed the rest and would have scored well over 100, as I hit that before stuff had fully broken.
  10. I've been stuck on this level and I havenot done it yet, however in total dispair I tried holding Y, thowing the bird and to my suprise the can appeared to throw next, I think that's what Devils Bayou is saying there, you can throw your last bird and have the mighty Eagle, I'm sure to do the level now and any others really.
  11. Hi looking for a friend to add who can join a playlist and we can do group objectives. Add me, i'll help out with other cheevos too GT = JRossiter13
  12. Hi, looking for help with online achievements, but eager to find a good friend to play street fighter in general. GT = JRossiter13
  13. Got this achivement, a big thanks to mamilo1 who helped. I was happy to retun the favor, thus I can't help anyone else I have used my dummy account.
  14. "Professor Portal" is still the only online achivement I need, anyone willing to create a dummy account or anyone who has just got the game could you help me with this and I promise to help you with some of the difficult co-op achievements. I'll be online the rest of tonight. GT = JRossiter13
  15. Hi, looking for someone to help me get "Professor Portal" achievement, I promise I will help with all other co-op achievments. I will be online from 5pm onwards, send me a message, freind request or reply on here. Thanks, Joseph
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