Guide for Pepper Panic Saga Crates with Tips
Pepper Panic Saga Crates Details
Crates are blockers in Pepper Panic Saga that hold an unknown pepper inside. Crates block the board until they are removed by making a match next to them They can also be cleared by shooting them with shockwaves, or exploding a pepper next to them.
Pepper Panic crates are similar to other obstructions like cages and ice, but also have some unique qualities. Unlike cages and ice you can’t see what pepper is inside, and you can’t grow that pepper until the crate is removed. Therefor you can’t explode the pepper in a crate to get it out of your way. Similar to the other blockers crates protect peppers from explosions so you will have to make matches next to them to clear out space on the board.
Tips for Playing Pepper Panic Saga Crates Levels
Pepper Panic Saga Crates are first introduced into the game in level 206. They are a straightforward obstruction that sits on a tile and blocks that space until they are removed. They are made of wood and can be either a stage one crate, a stage two which have chains on them, or a stage three which has chains and a metal pepper on top. Stage 1 crates take one match or hit to remove while stage 2 crates take two, and stage 3 crates take three. In the screenshots below you can see the difference between the three stages of crates:
To remove crates you have to make a match that directly touches the tile that they are sitting on, explode a pepper that is next to them, or you have to shoot them with shockwaves from big matches. Once you have made a match next to a stage 1 crate or hit it with a shockwave it will disappear to reveal the pepper that is inside. That’s really all there is to getting rid of crates, but it can definitely be more difficult than it sounds at times depending on the board layout.
Sometimes the color of pepper that is trapped inside a crate is fixed, and is the same every time you play the level. They may contain a color you need to collect which won’t be available on the board until you start getting rid of them. This adds an interesting element to some levels, and can also make them more difficult as you go. For example the number of colors of peppers on the board may be low until you start opening crates. This means it will be easy to make matches at first, but that it will get more difficult later in the level. On these types of levels pay attention to how the new color doesn’t start to fall onto the board until you start making matches with it and removing those peppers.
Crates are simple but a pretty cool feature overall. The graphics and sounds when they are removed add an extra layer to the levels that they are on, and depending on how they are placed can require quite a bit of strategy to get rid of. This makes some crates levels fun to figure out, and makes them challenging in a way that we haven’t seen prior to level 206. In the future there is a possibility that we could see more stages of crates that would take more hits to remove so there may be more to come in their evolution.
The tips for Pepper Panic Saga Crates are as follows:
- To remove Pepper Panic Saga Crates make matches next to them, shoot them with shockwaves, or explode peppers near them.
- When you make a match it will remove all stage 1 crates that it comes in contact with. It will also turn stage 3 crates into stage 2, and turn stage 2 into stage 1.
- Crates hold peppers inside but you can’t tell which color is there until you remove them.
- The peppers trapped inside crates can’t be grown by exploding peppers of that color elsewhere on the board like they can in cages.
- Hitting a stage 1 Pepper Panic Saga crate with a shockwave will remove it, and hitting a stage 3 will make it a stage 1 and so on. Shockwaves damage crates more than making matches next to them does.
- Shockwaves don’t pass through crates so they only cause damage to the first crate in their path, except for super shockwaves that are the result of a five pepper straight line match. These shockwaves will damage entire rows or columns of crates and can be very effective.
- On some levels the color of pepper inside is always the same, and on others it can be random.
- On levels with fixed trapped colors removing crates may be the only way to get those colors onto the board.
- If you need a color for a level requirement and you don’t have any on the board start destroying crates to find them.
- As new colors are introduced by removing crates the level will start playing differently. Each new color that is freed will start to drop onto the board as the trapped peppers are removed. This can make it more difficult as the number of colors in play goes up.
- Pepper Panic Saga crates are fairly simple, but they add a layer of strategy to levels that they are on.
- Pay attention to how the crates are arranged, and notice whether the colors trapped inside are always the same.
- Remember that even though a crates level may seem confined in the beginning that even a 3 pepper match can remove several of them and open up space quickly.
Pepper Panic Saga Crates Video
Watch the following video to better understand how crates work in Pepper Panic Saga:
You can watch our old video where we show a couple different levels and talk through the process of how they are arranged and how to remove them. Keep in mind that this video mentions that explosions don’t damage crates which is no longer the case.
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