Game Introduction - Pyramid Solitaire Saga
Pyramid Solitaire Saga is a card game developed by King.com in which you explore the ancient pyramids of Egypt through the game of solitaire. Gamezebo’s Pyramid Solitaire Saga strategy guide and walkthrough will provide you with a quick start guide, tips and tricks, hints and cheats to help you come out victorious in the battles of Pyramid Solitaire Saga.
Quick Start Guide
The basics of Pyramid Solitaire Saga
In Pyramid Solitaire Saga, the goal is to remove cards from the pyramid by matching them with the card on the deck, which has to be one higher or one lower. So for instance, in the example below, the Jack card is on the deck, which means you can remove the 10 card (one lower), or the Queen card (one higher).
The following cards can be matched:
A < 2 > 3
2 < 3 > 4
3 < 4 > 5
4 < 5 > 6
5 < 6 > 7
6 < 7 > 8
7 < 8 > 9
8 < 9 > 10
9 < 10 > J
10 < J > Q
J < Q > K
Q < K > A
K < A > 2
Important in considering your strategy is also which card to remove if you can choose to remove one of multiple cards. In the example below, you can choose to remove either the yellow, the blue, or the red A-card. In this case, if you remove the yellow A card, you can also remove the 2-card and the 3-card, all in one move. If you choose to remove any of the other cards, you will only be able to remove one card.
One of the things in Pyramid Solitaire Saga that can make or break a game are streaks. It allows you to remove a lot of cards at once, and boosts your score.
By connecting multiple cards without switching a deck card, you create a streak. In the simple example below, you see how you can remove all the A and K cards, by building a streak.
Learning to recognize potential streaks is what will help you to survive in the later levels of the game.
A joker card can be used to match any card, but as you get only one joker card per level (unless you buy a bonus joker). There are a few tips to take into consideration to make best use of it.
USE A JOKER TO MATCH A DIFFICULT CARD
If you know you've had a lot of the same cards flipping through the deck, and now you're left with a couple cards that would match with those previous cards. In the example below, if you've gone through a lot of 3 cards earlier, there won't be many left in the deck, so this would be a good use of the Joker card. It opens up the cards below, and it removes cards that you are unlikely to remove with the cards from the deck.
USE A JOKER TO MAKE A STREAK
Streaks are important opportunities in Pyramid Solitaire Saga, and there are few things more annoying then having to interrupt a streak because you're missing one crucial card. In this case, you can use the joker card to bridge two matching cards.
In the simple example below, you have the Q card on the deck. If you play the Joker, it can act as a J card, creating, or extending the streak, into Q-J-10-9.
THE JOKER, TO PLAY OR NOT TO PLAY:
If you can finish a level without using the joker, you will receive 2,000 bonus points. However, you also receive 400 points for every card you have left on the deck at the end. So if you can finish the level using less than 5 cards, it will earn you more points than by using the joker-card. If you have just one or two cards left, and you know that there must be a couple of deck cards left that can help you finish, it is worth considering if you want to use the joker card, or try and play it out with the deck cards.
CATCHING THE RUNNING SCARAB:
Every once in a while, when you remove a card over a scarab symbol, a scarab with a gem on its back will run out. If you can catch it before it crawls back into its hole, you will get the gem and the bonus points for it. Of course, chasing around after the bug can be a pain. To catch the scarab easily, simply hold your mouse over its hole and wait for it to crawl back. When it's almost back at the hole, just click a lot, and quickly, and you'll catch it before it actually crawls in.
While I'm not certain how this trick exactly works, it seems that if there are only a few cards left (near a scarab symbol) and you remove the card over the scarab symbol, the remaining cards will also be removed. As I said, I can't exactly pinpoint the rules regarding this, but when given the choice between removing a card in the field, and a card on a scarab symbol, go for the latter.
You have completed the quick start guide for Pyramid Solitaire Saga by King.com. Be sure to check back often for game updates, Staff and user reviews, user tips, forum comments, and much more here at Gamezebo.