Switch is a minigame on Poptropica, and unlike many of the other games, it is single-player only. It works much like the popular puzzle game Bejeweled. This is an example of what the Switch game card looks like:
Starting the Game
To start a game of Switch, go to your Games inventory and choose the “Switch” card. It is the second card listed. At the bottom of its game card, you’ll see a white button that says “Play This Game”. Click on it and the instructions will come up. Click on the green “Play Now” button to begin the game! 😀
- Note: You can play Switch anywhere, regardless of whether you’re in a multiplayer room or not. The only place you can’t play Switch at is in between places, because you can’t access the Games inventory there. 😉
How to Play
Swap the position of any two adjacent fruits by clicking on them with your mouse. If you can connect three or more fruits in a row, the fruit will vanish, and you’ll score points! The more fruits you can clear with a single move, the more points you’ll earn!
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Different fruits are lined up in a 9 x 7 grid, which means there are 63 fruits on the board. The game is 60 seconds (1 minute) long. There are 5 different kinds of fruits:
Points are awarded depending on how many fruits you clear in a single move. Fruits must have at least 3 of the same kind in a row or column to be awarded any points. An example of being awarded points, as shown below, is by switching the places of a strawberry and another different fruit. This created a column of four strawberries together, which awarded +40 points for each strawberry in the column, or 160 points. Likewise, it would be +30 for each fruit (90 points) if they were in a group of 3, +50 for each fruit (250 points) if they were in a group of 5, and so on. 😉
- By Neat Whale: Try to find ways to make double switches. Also try to make them long.
- By Calm Spinner: When playing Switch, don’t spend so much time solving what will happen after you switch one. If you find one, switch it.
- By Zany Dragon: Keep an eye out for fruits close to each other. Those can probably be made into a row. Also, keep an eye on the time and your score. If time is running out and your score isn’t high, you’ll need to hurry. Of course, if you’re doing single-player, this doesn’t necessarily count. Just rack up as many points as possible.
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