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How to use the bull!

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You see where the apple is? If you drop it down in the direction of the red arrow to make the row between the bulls, it will make the bulls move up and down, as shown by the black arrows. If its already near the bottom it will go up, if its not it will go down. To move the bull across the board (this shows to the left, it works the same but the other way to go right) in this picture, move the onion to the space indicated by the red arrow to make a vertical row. The bull will then go along the board to the side. If you want it to go to the other side of the board (assuming the bull is on the left) then make the row on the right hand side of it. Another way to move the bull. The same applies to which ever direction you want to move. If you make a row directly next to it instead of under or above like the previous descriptions, it will move along that line. Watch the video to see what we mean!

Level 715

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20 Moves (changed) Requirements: 8 Flowers 1 Chick 30 Water drops 80 Suns The flowers are laid out in a good way on this level. You need to make your rows in between as many as possible for maximum effect. As you are working on the flowers, watch for higher value crops and chances to make lots of water. If you flood the board with water it will make your work easier. Not only will you open flowers, you will also get more crops falling, and the more falling crops the more points you get. If you don't get any water, or any crops near your chickens quick enough, remember you can use a shovel to move them. Once they are on the top board, just making rows for needed crops should be enough to get them hopping about.

Level 714

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With things like fireflies its always best to start from the bottom. That way when you have falling crops, they get switched on. Sometimes you can use a shovel as a little help, if you only need one or two to be completely lit. Again, getting the bull isn't so hard, we really only need to move it across and up. But the trouble we have is, with having to light the fireflies, and move a bull, we don't have many moves left to gather the needed crops. So while its not a hard level, as in ability, its annoying because its easier to miss crops than get them all. Add value, use combinations and +5 and grab the highest crops first.

Level 713

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16 Moves (revised) 4 Sheep 105 Carrots 105 Strawberries 105 Water drops This level is not quite as hard as it first appears. Yes the slime makes things harder, but moving the sheep isn't the problem we might think. You still have chances for +5 and plenty of combinations, despite the board size and layout. Take advantage of them. Plan moves carefully, using shovels to help you, to position crops where you need them. Sacrifice crops in slime, to make better moves elsewhere and grab the higher point ones first.

Level 712

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19 Moves (revised) Requirements: 4 Poppy Flowers 50 Apples 50 Carrots 50 Onions The hardest part about this level, isn't getting the flowers, its getting all the crops needed. You must use combinations and +5, and have cascading crops to get the extra value on that you need. Move the bull in as few moves as possible, it will help if you have extra moves for the crop gathering. You actually only need to use one bull, take him round, starting at the top left flower in a square.  Use shovels wisely. Its always a good idea to save one to the end, in case you can move a crop to make a match to get the last few crops you need.

Level 711 **Farm Club**

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 17 Moves 1 Poppy 10 Flowers 165 Carrots 165 Onions This level has been completely changed several times, so if you have previously played it..it won't look familiar. We need to open the flower so we can move the bull up, then left, down then back up to hit the poppy. Make crops cascade so they open flowers for you and so you get extra points on the crops. The more points mean more stars you earn meaning more farm club animals.

Level 710

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16 Moves 1 Sheep 80 Apples 80 Carrots 80 Water drops You cannot see the hay, its in the bottom right corner under the ice. Unfortunately we have snowballs, so you need to try and move across the board without disturbing too many crops without matches, or you will be buried under an avalanche. Break the ice with combinations, rows or shovels and as soon as you get an opening, move the sheep across. You will likely need to replay this level many times, but if you get a good board, it can be done without any boosters or shovels. To get all the needed crops you will have to increase value, so plan your moves carefully.

Level 709

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18 Moves (revised) Requirements: 6 Flowers 50 Water drops 50 Carrots 50 Strawberries Lots of patience needed for this level. We don't have any bulls or other type of problems but we do need to make plenty of water. So make as many rows as you can next to your water buckets. It would be far simpler if we had more needed crops falling, but this level likes to be awkward, so if you see any higher valued crops they are the ones to collect first. Try and make your rows horizontally against as many flowers as you can, and hopefully also when you make plenty of water, it will also land near your flowers. Saving moves for you to crop gather.

Level 708

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22 Moves (revised) Requirements: 3 Poppy Flowers 90 Apples 90 Onions 90 Strawberries You only need to get 3 of the 4 poppies on the board! It should be easy to move him upto the top. Use shovels to remove problem crops so that you can make moves where you need him to go. Once up on the top, it does help to make water, as they can flush out all the crops so that you get new ones falling. Even if they are a pain landing on your needed crops. Try and keep at least one shovel for your last poppy flower. You cannot remove them using shovels, I tried lol. But if you don't get the right crops, sometimes you can move one down if you have it in the line above or take the chance and pat water. Gather the crops with higher values first (as long as it doesn't move your bull). You will probably find you get some more than others when you are busy moving the bull, so don't forget the ones you haven't so many of. Concentrate on them if you remove the flowers e

Level 707

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23 Moves (revised) Requirements: 4 Poppy Flowers 115 Apples 115 Onions 4 Flowers Having played this level numerous times, I discovered if a bull hits a normal flower, he also helps open it, just like using a shovel on it. So he is of some use after all. They have changed this level twice now since release, we only have 2 bulls but 4 poppies to get. One way you could do it is by moving the higher bull up out the way then the lower bull left and right. Once he has got those poppies, move the bull at the top down, then over to the right, back up then down again. Examples below, as the bull doesn't stop until it hits something. You will collect all the crops you need as long as you make combinations of L and T shape and gather as many rows of 5 crops as you can. While making rows of crops you will open the flowers mostly anyway.

Level 706

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10 Moves (revised) Requirements: 3 Poppy flowers 55 Apples 55 Carrots 55 Strawberries This level introduces the bull. To make him move along a row, you need to make a match next to him. In this first level, by making a row next to him vertically, he tootles along to the flower. That is how the poppy flowers are removed, by the bull headbutting them. Then you have to get him down. You don't need to get him to the edge of the screen. It seems if you make a row underneath him (as long as its touching him) he goes down. If you make a row above, he goes up. And if you want him to go left or right, you need to make a row, left or right of him on the same row. On top of this, in only a few moves, you need to get the crops needed. So as you see higher valued crops, grab them. Save shovels for helping with the bull, or dropping crops to get better matches. Practice, once you have worked it out how to do it, its more fun lol.

Level 705

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28 Moves (revised again) Requirements: 2 Sheep 4 Chicks 10 Flowers 100 Carrots The hardest thing about this level is the types of requirements. On their own they are easily manageable. Together they are tricky. Its a good idea to start opening the flowers first, while gathering higher value carrots because of the rabbit.  I used a companion here, the egg cracking one was the one that worked better for me.  As soon as you have a clear run, move the sheep across. Don't try and stun the rabbit too much unless its a good move for you, because you can waste moves. If he pinches the odd carrot that's ok. Even if its annoying. There are so many flowers on the board, its easy to think you have finished them to suddenly find you have one left, so always keep track of how many you have removed.

Level 704

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18 Moves (revised) Requirements: 80 Strawberries 80 Suns 5 Dragons 4 Oysters Its surprisingly easy to get your eggs on this level if you concentrate on breaking your eggs first. Along with that, make rows near your oysters to get them moved from the board. That should be the hardest part. A lot of rows of the needed crops will have been making themselves so its up to you now to gather what you need, keeping an eye out for your chances to make dragons at the same time.

Level 703

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15 Moves (revised) Requirements: 1 Chick 55 Onions 70 Carrots 70 Strawberries The idea of this level is to encourage crops to drop down, to reveal firecrackers..for those of us who were wondering how we were going to get the chickens. Once they do, its a case of setting them off until they start landing on the chickens, and then making rows next to the chickens to encourage them to lay eggs. Its quite easy to get the chick made, but you may struggle on getting all the numbers needed for the other crops. Extra value on them will help with this.

Level 702 **Rancid**

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20 Moves And this time we need to throw 400  Carrots, Apples, Onions and Strawberries. The grass is there to help us but its covered with flowers which you don't need to collect. A good idea though is to open some of them to get a little grass area clear. If you do that you can get more value on it. Drop rows of crops with each move rather than than just one row at a time because you need to have extra points on each crop or you won't clear the level. Cascading crops is a must here, watch all those points go on!

Level 701

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18 Moves (revised) Requirements: 5 Oysters 65 Apples 65 Strawberries 6 Flowers Open the flowers by touching as many as you can when you make rows. It doesn't matter if you end up with grumpy crops at this point. They will still open them up for you. As soon as you get a seed drop (hopefully) anyway near the slime, make some grass and it will cancel it out. If you cannot make grass there, wait until the seeds drop under the slime and make your grass there instead. That way you will cancel the grumpy crops. In the same way as you opened your flowers, do the same with your oysters. As you need two moves per oyster you will save moves giving you more to gather crops with. Of course when crops land on the grass too they get extra points.

Level 700

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17 Moves (revised) Requirements: 2 Sheep 240 Suns 100 Apples 100 Strawberries You will notice there are two hay seeds, but hay patches have already been made under the firecrackers.  As you don't need to use any of the firecrackers to complete the level, making your own hay, lessens the threat of frogs jumping onto the board.  They can only come because of the firecrackers, so if you try not to set them off, you will be safer. However. If you do get frogs on the board, all is not lost. You can still beat this level! You need to make many combinations and +5 moves, but you will be able to gather all you need with patience. If you make hay next to each other, you will find the sheep are easier to take home.  It doesn't matter if they jump around a little to start with as long as you are gathering crops while doing it.

Level 699

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14 Moves (revised) Requirements: 2 Sheep 4 Fireflies 95 Suns 95 Water drops Work from the bottom of the screen first to open your fireflies.  Don't worry if you end up closing some. Look for rows which will hit more than one at a time. Once the fireflies are out of the way, start moving your sheep. You need to have done all the previous in as few moves as you can as you will need them for later. As you are busy leading them home, keep a careful eye out for extra value, and promising cascading rows.  This will increase your points ensuring if you get the sheep home, you will pass :) I would advise saving your shovels, either use them to open a stubborn firefly or to help position the sheep on the hay.

Level 698

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16 Moves (revised) Requirements: 2 Spiders 1 Sheep 140 Apples 140 Suns Concentrate on the spider freeing first. Once you have done that its a good idea to break remaining webs. This should be one of those levels where its easy to get crops falling and +5, so take advantage, As soon as your path is clear, move your sheep. Its a good idea to keep your shovels to start with, as you may need them to get the crops into place to get the sheep onto the hay.

Level 697

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22 Moves Requirements: 2 Spiders 14 Flowers 110 Apples 110 Strawberries Break open as many flowers as you can each time you make a move. Once the spiders move, break their new webs as quickly as you can. This will give you more moves to open remaining flowers. Remember you only need to collect apples and strawberries so try to concentrate on these. By making bigger combinations you will get more points.

Level 696

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11 Moves Requirements: 130 Apples 150 Suns 170 Carrots In this tricky level, you need to gather the higher value crops first. If you make moves next to the frogs they will eat Strawberries, which helps as you don't need to gather them this time. Cascading crops is a must here, so how about using a shovel to move obstacle crops?

Level 695

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18 Moves (revised) Requirements: 2 Sheep 190 Onions 190 Suns 100 Strawberries We have bombs and strawberry eating frogs this time which really does not help. You need to make multiple rows of crops, so they fall and fall, which add value on. Ideally try and gather some strawberries first before going near your frogs to give yourself a head start. The more you gather, the less you need to worry about being eaten. Lead the sheep to the hay at the earliest opportunity. Making rows from crops on grass helps here too for extra points.

Level 694

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17 Moves (revised) Requirements: 6 Flowers 70 Carrots 70 Strawberries Break open the flowers quickly. On the lower half of the board, move crops to make other crops fall from above, once some of the flowers are out of the way. Once the water drop is near the flower seed, make your flower. Once flowers are open, its simply a case of adding value onto drops, to make some good points. The more points you make, the less crops you need to gather which is handy if you are running out of moves.

Level 693

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17 Moves (revised) Requirements: 50 Apples 50 Carrots 50 Strawberries 3 Chicks A fun level after the last one. You don't actually need to move the chickens to get eggs. You can make all the matches you need, and all the chicks by using the top half of the screen. You only get the needed crops falling, so lots of rows to be made. Eggs will fall anyway the same as crops. You need to have falling crops so your crops have extra value. Use shovels if it helps you make a better match. The more value you add onto each crop, the better your score.

Level 692 **Farm Club**

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16 Moves (revised) Requirements: 5 Flowers 55 Onions 55 Strawberries 55 Suns A hard level for the farm club. You need to open the flowers, while gathering the amounts of crops. At first glance it looks quite easy. But you can see the carrot bombs we have. The rabbit eats them for us. Oh Good a little help? No. You then have to be careful you don't stun the rabbit when the bomb count is going down, or he won't be able to eat the bombs. You really need combinations and make rows of 5 crops here, more than any of the new levels. And if you want to use any farm club shovels, now is the time.

Level 691

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16 Moves (revised) Requirements: 6 Firecrackers 100 Water drops 120 Apples 120 Carrots Make as much water as you can on this board. You will need it to set the firecrackers off that are sat at the bottom for a start. But the more water, the more crops you will clear with it, meaning more value on your crops. Watch out for the bombs. Hopefully water will jump onto it, but you will have chances to match them with your crops. Make rows on grass and cascade crops for more points too. Combinations and +5 moves help.

Level 690

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20 Moves (revised) Requirements: 2 Sheep 1 Spider 140 Apples 140 Strawberries One spider, but one empty nest. On this level you need again, lots of multiple rows and falling crops to get extra value. Move your spider as quickly as possible as they are webbing up the hay. Once you have a clear space for the sheep to move across, move them. The quicker you break webs, remove spiders and move the sheep, the more moves you have left for the crop gathering.

Level 689

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16 Moves (revised) Requirements: 160 Carrots 160 Onions 100 Water drops You have to break flowers to make water, but you don't need to remove any as part of the requirements. We do get more water dropping anyway, but if you free the buckets it helps. We need falling crops here for extra points, so combinations, +5 all are welcome. You can make your patches of grass for added points, but if you are lucky enough to get decent matches, you won't need to.

Level 688

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12 Moves Requirements: 190 Apples 45 Onions On this level its easy to get +5, but we seem to get a lot more apples than we do onions. So as soon as you can make rows of higher value onions. Use shovels to knock rows into place, saving you moves. You don't get enough moves to mess about with. Its a case of having to watch each move carefully.

Level 687

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13 Moves (revised) Requirements: 1 Sheep 6 Flowers 55 Onions 55 Strawberries Save your shovels for possible help at the end. You need to have multiple cascading crops and combinations to beat this level as you need such large numbers. Getting the sheep to the hay isn't actually as bad as it looks, its the crops you will struggle with. Watch for +5 moves, and vertical moves to open flowers. Sometimes working from the bottom is better, as crops fall they open your top flowers.

Level 686

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14 Moves (revised) Requirements: 12 Flowers 30 Carrots 180 Onions This was A nice fun level to start the new episode with. Then they took away 4 moves :( You need to make lots of +5 and combinations on this level if you want a higher score, but you should be able to pass it without too much trouble. You should get some decent matches anyway, use a shovel to remove a crop that's in the way of a good one. The carrots fall down from either side, and luckily we have little squares of grass that will help. Make the best rows to hit as many flowers as you can then they will open faster.

Level 175

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25 moves 10 flowers 35 suns 35 strawberries 65 water The Flowers are at the bottom, encased in ice. You also have water buckets to make your own water again. Use your shovels carefully, in the right place and you can open up the iced crops if you don't get the necessary crops. Try and get the seeds to fall down and hope water lands near them, so that you can stop the grumpy crops in their tracks.. Best to try and remove the ice then flowers then work on the rest. You will likely find its the corner flowers that are the worst. You could always save a shovel to help finish here.

Level 174

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14 moves 4 flowers 8 strawberries 50 apples A split level again, good side, bad side, but we have seeds so that helps Personally, I worked on the flowers first rather than growing grass, as it is better to use that trick on the slime parts. These are the only strawberries you have though, you will not get any more, so again, you need to build up their value before removing them. You also need to be careful that you don't activate a +5 move and whisk away the crops from beneath strawberries. Otherwise you find they all sit in a row and vanish. If that happens. Quit and start again. You can do nothing else. Try to get a seed down to the strawberry area and activate it, that is the best way. You get rid of a lot of slime then. Its a good idea as soon as you have extra value on crops, to use shovels to remove them. This is one of those levels you need to wait forever for crops to fall to do anything.

Level 173 **Rancid**

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20 moves (revised) We need 280 Water, Apples,Carrots and Strawberries Very tempting to say oh my! and run for the hills! We have seeds near grumpy water so they can't be used yet. Slime all over and some iced crops. Rancid is having a field day on this one! Underneath the ice though, a glimmer of hope. There is some grass, so try and break the ice if you can as soon as possible, make matches, or use your shovels. You could even knock your seeds down a level if you happen to have them near a nice water sitting on a patch of grass to encourage your grass to grow quicker. Make as many patches of grass as you can. If you can get them near each other there will be more grass and less slime to turn your crops bad.

Level 172

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18 moves 4 flowers 1 Alligator 85 apples 55 carrots Mr. Rabbit is back It would be quite easy to make many matches apart from that stupid mean nasty rabbit popping up everywhere. Make rows next to him so that it stuns him and keeps him quiet, while keeping an eye out for the highest value crops. Once you get your ice broken, which is quite easy, try and set your crops up so that they will fall multiple times. Thereby opening flowers all by themselves. Now the flowers are out of the way, if you match up apples and carrots on the grass you will soon build up enough points. The easiest part is actually the dinosaur. You only need one, so as you are busy making matches, you will break eggs. And if you don't quite get 3 in a row, use a shovel to crack them open.

Level 171

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10 moves (revised) 50 water 30 apples 30 carrots 30 strawberries A mixed level, half grass, half slime. The best way to approach this level is to break the ice as soon as possible. If you can't make a row, then use shovels to break it. Once its broken, the crops will fall down from the slime and cheer up. Not only will you have happy crops again, you will also get extra points for matching on the grass. The more crops that fall, the more value on your crops. Any remaining shovels can be used to remove crops in the way of a better match. Make the best combinations you can for extra value too. The attached video is slightly different, but I had to get more water than you did, so if I can do it, you can :)

Level 170

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26 moves 4 flowers 70 water 50 strawberries 30 suns A lot of water is trapped under the ice, preventing the flowers from being reached. You can use shovels to break the ice if you need to, but there always seems to be plenty of crops that you can just make rows. A lot of grass, which as you know by now, always helps a lot for points.The more you drop crops, the more points you get. A little relief, no grumpies, slime or rabbit..You just need to make sure that you break the ice as soon as possible, giving you time to open your flowers and gather your crops.

Level 169

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30 moves 50 strawberries 50 suns 50 apples the slime is back but we don't need to worry because we have grass seeds, but where would be the challenge? We need to make our water instead of having it given to us. And because there is so much slime, you have to be careful that any water doesn't end up grumpy or its worthless to the seed. Try moving the seed into the slime if you have water near, the slime doesn't affect the seed. Then you can swap with a water drop to make the grass. And it is possible to do this level without using any water or changing seeds at all. But it is very challenging.

Level 168

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Ice, flowers and grass. Use shovels to break ice over the water if you cannot make a match near the flowers, it makes it easier. No slime or rabbits, just patience needed. Make as many matches round the barrels as possible, you need a lot of water! If you flood the board with water, you gather water quicker and it also encourages other crops to fall.

Level 167

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16 moves 2 chicks 15 apples 30 carrots 15 water This level has been changed quite drastically. To start with: Move your uncracked egg up on both sides. This will match up with the others, cauing the egg to crack and then the apples to fall and match. Doing it this way should gather 14. Match both rows of eggs up. Continually make rows near the water buckets. Falling crops make extra points on other crops, so make them fall and fall. The apples and carrots are the harder ones to get, so make sure you have extra points on the ones you do collect.

Level 166

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13 moves (changed) 8 flowers 160 strawberries 160 suns 160 water Flowers are on the grass. Lots of slime, but the seeds are back so we can make grass. Match the seed near healthy water to grow grass. Remember even matching grumpy crops leads to help with blooming flowers Again its a patience level but you need as much grass to combat slime as you can. Try and make the grass where it will cover as much slime as you can to help you with your rows.

Level 165 **Farm Club**

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22 moves 20 suns 30 water 75 Strawberries There is some grass to start with, so its much easier to remove the grumpies. Nothing to sneak up, no slime, no rabbit woohoo. Its just a matter of trying to move grumpies onto the grass and a lot of patience! Keep practicing combinations for more points.