Lick Runner takes the shape of a lot of other casual runners out there, then throws some icky tongue-based grossness into the fray. It’s fun, it’s weird, and it’s got a few challenging parts that you’re going to have to conquer if you want to get the most out of the experience.

That’s where this guide comes in. After putting a decent chunk of time into Lick Runner, we’ve discovered a bunch of strategies that are going to help you take your licking game to the next level. 

It doesn’t matter if you’ve already licked a bunch of cakes, or you’ve just started drooling over your first ice cream, there’s going to be something here to help you out. So here we go – these are the best hints, tips and cheats for Lick Runner. 

Red is bad

On almost all of the levels, if you see something red you should avoid it. Whether that means not licking it, or dropping your tongue so it doesn’t make its way into your mouth. If you see something red you should make sure it’s not getting anywhere near your tongue. Learn this and you’ll do just fine. 

Learn the levels

The levels come round on a pretty steady rotation, so make sure you’re paying attention and learning what you need to do to succeed when a new level comes along. That way, when it pops up again, you’re going to be in the best position to get to the finish line first again. 

Keep your tongue out

On the levels where you’re licking things, keep your tongue out in between foodstuffs – there’s no point retracting it unless you’re going to lick something you’re not supposed to. The longer your tongue is out, the more licking you’re going to do, and the more licking you do, the better your score is going to be. 

Don’t forget to burp

On the eating contest levels, you need to make sure you’re burping as soon as the option comes up. You can’t eat while you need to burp, and that gives your opponent a chance to catch up. Watch the bar behind your head and as soon as the green button appears, make sure you’re tapping it. 

Should you increase your gem haul?

When you’ve completed a level you’re given a chance to watch a video to get more gems. You can only spend these gems on new outfits, which you’re going to be unlocking just by playing anyway. It’s not really worth your while watching the videos to earn more, save them for new unlocks instead. 

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