EverMerge is the new merge puzzle game from Big Fish Games. Despite having been officially released for only a few months, the game has already taken the world by storm. People are falling in love with the game’s modernized fairy tale characters and addicting, vibrant gameplay. Like all freemium games, occasionally it can be challenging to fast track your way through EverMerge. These 7 easy-to-do EverMerge tips will hopefully help ease your frustration and speed up your progress in the game.
7 Simple EverMerge Tips and Tricks
1. Always Combine Five
This is probably the easiest strategy on how to master EverMerge, yet sometimes we forget. As a merge puzzler, EverMerge requires you to merge three identical items together to achieve an item of the next higher level. While combining three is nice and expected, combining five gives you an advantage. This is because combining five rewards you with two items of the next level, not just one. In other words, by combining five, you have automatically saved yourself a resource for later use.
2. Pop the Pixies
If you see some golden sparkling dots floating around the land, don’t forget to pop them. Once popped, these pixies reward you with free plant seeds that help you grow your food supply and complete recipe orders. From time to time, EverMerge also introduces the Enchanted Pixies event, which gives you free energy in the form with pixies as well.
3. Remember to Purchase from the Market
Personally, I find most items in the market to be expensive and unnecessary. However, there is a few things that are totally worth purchasing. The first is the free purple chest, which contains a variety of goodies to help your advance faster in the game. The second is the crystal splinter, at the price of 125 coins. These crystal splinters, once combined, turn into magic crystals which act as a “wild card” and are incredibly useful in helping you combine high-level items. Also, do remember that the market refreshes every six hours!
4. Collect Free Energy
One of the most simple EverMerge tips is to not forget to collect free energy. Click on the plus sign next to the energy bar at the top of the screen to access the Energy Shop. In this menu, you will see different options to earn more energy without having to wait for it to load. The scratch ticket usually gives you plenty of energy to play with and it refreshes four times a day. The free video is available to watch for 20 free energy once per day. There is also the option to purchase extra energy using 350 coins, which is actually quite a bargain given what you can achieve with the purchased energy.
5. Organize Your Space
Maybe this is just the neat freak in me talking, but I find clean, organized space to help boost my efficiency in playing EverMerge. You can organize your land whichever way you want to, but I like to organize my land in sections. For example, plant items stay in one corner, whereas items from the wood family stay together in another corner. This way, I won’t miss on any possible merges and able to level up my items faster.
6. Aim for Unlimited Energy Reward
Like most free-to-play mobile games, EverMerge features a handful of special events. Keep your eyes out for these events, such as Gnome Rush, Treasure Hunt, among many other, which occur every so often. If you are able to reach the highest reward tier of these events, you will be rewarded with the ultimate prize – 30 minutes of free energy. During this time, you can complete as many tasks as you wish, without the energy limit. The only limit is your space so store this prize and only use it after you have cleared your space by merging all possible items.
7. Use Instant Gnomes Strategically
Instant gnomes (or red gnomes) is one of my favorite features of EverMerge. They can be obtained by merging the hammers to the highest level and each of them can be used to construct any buildings instantly, for up to one hour. What’s great about instant gnomes is that they don’t need to be used on buildings that require exactly one hour of building time. For instance, if you use a new instant gnome to construct a 15-minutes buildings, the time is discounted and the gnome can still complete another 45 minutes worth of work.
It is also helpful to keep in mind that even if you use an instant with a balance that is less than the time requires to construct the building, the gnome continues to work on the building (just not completing it instantly) until it is completed. This means that for a short while, you get an additional worker for your land. I recommend using an instant gnome with low time balance on buildings with long construction time (yes, those painful 24-hours buildings) because this frees up your both of your two standard gnomes for the duration of the work.
These are just a handful of simple EverMerge tips and tricks to help accelerate your progress through the game. If you have your own favorite strategies or useful tips for EverMerge, feel free to share them down below in the comment section!