Use fully-upgraded power-ups early to have time to refill it. This way, you can refill it and use it again or save it until the next level. If possible, do not use power-ups at the end of a level so that they can be used it in the next round. If you only have one match to complete a level, match as many power-ups as you can and replenish your bonus so you will have it for the next round.
Break chains before you start matching. This also applies to the corners. Breaking the chains before everything gets jumbled might make it easier. Chained pieces will remain in the same positions until the chains are completely broken. Line up magic runes to complete the level automatically. You must do this five times to get the "Princess" citizen.
When you start with a new level and you have double chains (only in the higher levels) and it might be tough to complete, immediately exit the game completely. Start the game again and you will now have single chains and the level will be easier to complete.
-Moving the tiles to fall the correct way allows you to make larger matches and complete levels faster. You must use this when using the magic runes to finish levels automatically.
-When you drag the tiles in a row starting from the left and pull them towards the right, the tiles will move towards the right.
- To move tiles to the left, drag the tiles in a row starting from the right. The same also goes for the opposite direction. If you drag the tiles in a row from the right pull them towards the left, the tiles will go to the left side of the board.
- If you drag tiles across the board in a zig-zag pattern, they will move in the same pattern just made. If you started from the bottom and you went up, the tiles will follow the same pattern and will end with the final tile you linked. This can be useful when you are try moving a blocked tile that you are trying to free.
In the more difficulty levels towards the end of the game, create matches in the hard to reach corners first. Save your bonuses during the final levels because there is no bonus round to replenish them.
Cities need resources for purchase. Create extra matches on the resources you need in order to purchase the next city. Completing levels quickly earns you the resource the game determines you need the most. Every 20,000 points results in an extra life. Try linking five tiles or more to get the maximum amount of points.