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"Pet Rescue Saga" Tips and Tricks

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The King of social games is back, and this time they have a gem-matching game centered on cute piglets, pigeons, and puppies. Pet Rescue Saga lets you rescue cutesy 3D pets from the evil pet-snatching gang. All you need to do is match two or more blocks of the same color and guide the pets so that they can reach the ground safely.

Matching blocks can really get addicting right from the start of play. Although the gameplay mechanic is very similar to other gem-matching games, it’s the “rescue-animals” objective that makes it even more fun. There are also plenty of boosters to take advantage of and the uber-cool rocket to remove columns. Follow these fun tips to free those cute little animals and earn more points.

Game Rules and Objectives

  1. Your goal is to match two or more similar-colored blocks and fulfill certain requirements to advance to the next level. Instead of the usual match 3 mechanics, developers have eased on the number of matching blocks, making gameplay simpler and interesting. Each level has a goal that is different than the previous level:
    • Get an X number of points
    • Rescue 3 of 5 pets
    • Clear 75 percent of blocks
    • Rescue all pets
    • Rescue pets with 40-50 moves left
  2. Every level has more than one objective. You will need to complete an objective or a set of objectives if you want to go to the next level. If you fail to complete any one requirement, you lose a life. A life (red heart), however, refills after 25 minutes.
  3. When you are tasked to clear an X percent of blocks, you will have a small percent meter bar to your right indicating how many blocks you have removed so far.
  4. If the goal is to rescue pets, then you will need to match blocks and clear them away in order to guide those helpless animals to the ground.
  5. If you have rescued all pets, the game will give you a chance to clear all blocks. If you match all of them, the bar to your right will show a 100 percent block match. This will earn you bonus points, three stars, and more coins.
Pet Rescue Screenshot

Pet Rescue Screenshot

Match large groups of the same colored blocks.

Match large groups of the same colored blocks.

Tips and Hints

  • The number of stars determines the number of coins you will earn. Match large groups of same-colored blocks, earn more points, get the block meter filled up to 100 percent and earn 3 stars to collect more coins. To check your star status, have a look at the small star meter at the bottom of the screen, just beside the score ticker.
  • To quit a current level, click on the quit icon at the top-right corner of the screen. Beware. If you quit while playing, you will lose a life.
  • Boosters get unlocked after you complete some levels in a stage. You will get a trial booster for one level. After that, you can buy it by spending in-game coins or FB credits.
  • Some levels have a column blaster rocket. It gets charged up when you remove groups of same-colored blocks. Keep matching blocks until it is fully charged. When ready, click on the rocket and then select the column you want to remove.

How to Rescue Pets and Score Higher

Rescuing pets is one of the most challenging objectives of Pet Rescue Saga. Freeing these adorable animals will earn you 1000 bonus points (per animal). Here are some tips you might need if you want to free all pets:

  • Whenever you get an opportunity, make sure you remove a large group of blocks first. Not only you get to score more points, but also guide pets to the bottom of the screen quickly.
  • When you have more than 2 animals to free, make sure you remove blocks to keep the column level the same.
  • After destroying blocks, the screen drops to show more blocks. If a pet animal is left stranded in the tallest column and the screen drops below the tower, then its game over for you.
  • Try to use the column blaster rocket at times when you see a pet animal getting stuck in a tall block tower with no matching blocks left. Wait for the rocket to fully charge up and then click on the column to remove it.
  • Take your own time when matching blocks. There is no timer and so there’s no need to hurry up. Do remember that levels that need you to rescue animals are difficult. Essentially, you will need to remove all blocks in order to free animals.
  • Click on bombs to level the blocks so that animals don’t get stuck in isolated columns. Bombs can be very useful in these levels.

Hints for Completing Level 42

In this level, the objective is to bring down all six pets at the bottom and score points—all this in 25 moves. Seems quite challenging, especially with the chained and locked metallic blocks sitting at the bottom. But one can easily remove them if they can somehow manage to break open the glass block with a golden key inside. Here’s what players can do:

The fragile glass block with the Golden Key can be smashed by matching blocks below it and dropping the glass case on a locked block or on a ledge. Once broken, click on the golden key to get rid of all locked blocks at the bottom of the screen.

You can also use the column blaster on the column where the glass block resides. This way you can quickly break that glass block and retrieve the golden key. You can get rid of as many blocks as possible by taking advantage of bombs and the blue balloon. Once all pets are rescued, keep matching blocks and use bombs and the column blaster power-up to reach the required score.

To unlock level 43, you will need to ask your friends to help you cross the bridge. Send requests to those who play this game and if three or four of your friends accept to help, you will be able to unlock it.

How to Beat Level 40

In this level, you will need to save six pets and score points in 75 moves. At the start of play, target the netted boxes by matching normal blocks beneath them. The metal mesh protection can be removed by matching blocks around them.

Meshed blocks also double up as multipliers so matching them with other blocks doubles the points and increases your score, making you score quicker. Get rid of the netted boxes as quickly as possible to make room for more blocks and pets trapped above the game board.

After rescuing the first animal, you will notice the other five inside trap boxes. These trap boxes are color-coded and so need to be matched with a similar-colored block to free pets from them. For example, you can free an animal inside a red trap box by matching it with a normal red colored block.

Make sure you make the most of colored balloons to remove maximum blocks. For example: clicking on the yellow balloon will remove all yellow blocks visible in the game board. Wait for the right moment and when you see a large number of blocks, only then pop the similar-colored balloon.

Beating Level 40 in Pet Rescue Saga

Beating Level 40 in Pet Rescue Saga

Additional Tips

  • The best way to get three stars is to remove all blocks from the game board.
  • Some bombs will be inside glass blocks, which break when they hit a wooden plank. Match blocks to guide these glass-encased bombs to these wooden planks.
  • Multiplier blocks in some levels have “x2” or “x3” written on them. Matching blocks with these special multipliers doubles or triples the match score. Make the most of these multipliers to improve your total score.
  • Matching large groups of blocks in a row earns you bonus points, thereby filling the star meter quickly.
  • Not all levels will have the column blaster rocket. You will need to be careful while removing blocks and guiding pets. In such situations, use the Block Buster to smash a block or two.

Do you have your own tips and tricks to share? You can post your questions and hints on the comment box below.


val on August 10, 2015:

How do I get rid of the flashing blocks. They are under the pets and don't disappear or break with a column blaster. Sometimes a lever comes from them and goes around and sometimes the pets are suddenly in a cage.

Dosi on June 22, 2015:

I enjoy pet rescue saga! When I click to help video the screens are always different I have 4 gold bars and I am up to level 79 ! In lower levels once pets rescued I can't click away more blocks ! It cheats not fair !

pat on August 04, 2014:

No one seemed to have a problem with. #56. Pet. Rescue I be help please

4cliff2011 on July 19, 2014:

I can't get 3 stars on level 13, any hints on how to play with blocks suspended above and do not drop

Nancy... on May 27, 2014:

I am trying into level 28...I need someone to tell me how to get the link!!!

donna on May 16, 2014:

Stuck on level 27 for weeks. I have 133,000 points and have rescued all the pets but would not let me cross the bridge. Whats up with this game? What do I need to do?

julie on May 06, 2014:

my level 48 is not the same as the one in the help examples---how do I get help

April on March 03, 2014:

I'm playing pet rescue and my image the pet's are very small can't see them what can I do ?

charro on February 24, 2014:

How do the numbered bombs work?

Carol walker on February 24, 2014:

Help help can't get game42 to go on to 43 I have conplented the game severely times. Seems like its stuck please help

Why do I have to wait for over 21, THOUSAND HOURS TO PLAY TO CONTINUE OK TO LEVEL 126 -- in other words , how can I play by setting the clock back ?? on January 19, 2014:

Why do I have to wait 22,00 hours to play this is outrageous !!!

mani on January 09, 2014:

Need to cross the bridge after 42.guys plz plz plz HELP HELP.

Charles on December 15, 2013:

I'm stuck on level 92....each time I manage to eliminate the maximum of blocks and when I use the rocket to free the pet in the third column from left it falls into the crate and the game is over....normally the rocket should break the crate and release the pet. Please let me have your comments

Mhay on December 05, 2013:

I have problem in.level 34 because the.key cannot Brooke the wall so.I'm blocked I try many times to play but I'm me to unlocked.

Maureen on November 15, 2013:

I can't get past the boxes on level 42 at the bottom of the screen HELP

KAT on November 14, 2013:

I cannot get past the yield sign after completing level do I get to level 43?

David Leonard on November 02, 2013:

Level 92, how do get rid of crate or prevent pets from dropping in? The way blocks are set up its not possible. If you use rocket to clear that stack then you can't use for solid black crates to get to bomb

KeeKee on October 31, 2013:

How do I block someone from constantly asking for lives every day. Its really annoying

How do I delete a friend from my pet rescue saga? She is asking for 10-12 lives a day, but will never send any in return, I need to delete her, can anyone help, I already deleted her from my Facebook, on October 30, 2013:

How do I delete someone from my pet saga game?

Vandanjan on October 07, 2013:

Can't get past 27. I have cleared that level 3x, but am not progressing to 28. I don 't see any explanation for the yield sign or what to do to get rid of it. Looks like these questions are. to really answered, it is just a way to vent. Ugh, I will not pay real money to advance and should not have to!

SueUhart on October 01, 2013:

You have not answer my question. How do you get rid of the block on the bottom without using life line. I am on Level 89. Please help me so I can go on with the game

MV on October 01, 2013:

i am stuck on level 113 .....can't seem to get those springs to come down to eliminate the solid blocks rocket blaster in this level

katejg on September 28, 2013:

how do I get the pets down to the bottom on level 89....the boxes are in the way

Sue on September 21, 2013:

Pls help me! I can't give life or unlock my friends request in this game . Message keep saying that I'm unable to do it due to error. How can I help them?

lavanya on September 20, 2013:

strckd in level 56

Audrey on September 18, 2013:

how many levels are there? I've completed level 312 and can't go any further

SueUhart on September 16, 2013:

I am Stuck on Level 89 where the block are on the bottom and can not get rid of it. My husband do not want me to use any life line were you have to pay. Is there any other way to get rid of the block.

kaychar on September 02, 2013:

Don't know how to use coins. Seems whenever I click to buy it only asks for real money not coins!

Randa Lynn on August 30, 2013:

I cannot get level 145 I can pets or points not both how do I get it please geko

Pat on August 21, 2013:

Stuck on level 44 for days, probably a month, It takes the fun out of the game when you can't win. Guess I'll q

uit, plenty of other games out there.

Pelumi on August 19, 2013:

Amazing blog! Is your theme custom made or did you doowanld it from somewhere? A theme like yours with a few simple tweeks would really make my blog stand out. Please let me know where you got your design. Many thanks

Anurag Ghosh (author) on August 12, 2013:

Also added a tip to unlock level 43.

Anurag Ghosh (author) on August 12, 2013:

@All - Updated article with hints to complete level 42.

SueUhart on July 21, 2013:

I am on level 85 and I want to get pass this level without uses any life line. I been trying wihtout uses it. My husband does not want me to buy any life line because it cost so much. Is there any way on doing this level. Please send a message on this level.

dannirose on July 12, 2013:

Is there a way around clearing debris to proceed to Level 43? I do not have "friends" on Facebook and will not purchase help in these games. Thanks!

Cristetabel on July 11, 2013:

Im on level 27 i want to move on level 28 how can i unlock

steve on July 08, 2013:

how to remove the black boxes

louiserathkey on June 27, 2013:

cant get over the bridge to level 28 any advice what to do?

Apollo on June 25, 2013:

For those stuck on 40, I believe I played the game on the app on a tablet. It seems much easier to pass certain levels on the tablet versus via FB. Also, certain levels are completely different on tablets/mobile devices versus on FB.

I'm not sure if these are the only ways to break the grey boxes in level 43 and elsewhere, but I try to detonate a bomb next to them or recharge the rocket as fast as possible to destroy those boxes. Hope this helps!

SueUhart on June 25, 2013:

I have not receive any answer on how to get pass Level 82. I am stuck on this level for days. Please help me. I try not to buy any live line. I am tryong it without it. HELP!

Bethany on June 24, 2013:

How can an animal be rescued when it reaches the column's bottom, and it is standing a brick wall?

sandy brown on June 20, 2013:

i.m on 43 how do you get the tin blocks off?

skfluvsjrf on June 20, 2013:

How do you use coins to buy boosters? It says you can use coins to buy them but when I try it wants me to spend real money. What's the point of accumulating coins if you can't use them.

bangaltigr on June 19, 2013:

Does anyone answer these questions? Ive seen several stuck at the same places with no answers. Im also stuck at 27 and cant get over the bridge. Is there a problem. Do you guys want people to continue to play ur games? Then atleast give some answers or ur going to have a lot of players stop playing. I also have a lot of coins but cant use them. It wants me to buy more. What is this just a gig to try and get money. That's sad when you have a lot of children playing this as well.

SueUhart on June 13, 2013:

I am stuck on level 82. Can you please help me. Is there anything that can help me.

sri on May 16, 2013:

hi, how do i get past level 27? i have asked friends to help but nothing has happened. i really enjoy this game but it is frustrating not being able to carry on.

Audrey on May 11, 2013:

I am stuck on level 91. The pets are on the metal boxes and won't come off them. There are bombs under the boxes. I get one rocket and if I use it I run out of moves. There are balloons that come down but the colors don't match anything on the board. Help!

jj on May 08, 2013:

why does the game only last 10 seconds and it says you are done?

cm10 on May 05, 2013:

level 96 i watched the video and it shows that when you hit the red bar it takes the birds out of cages and they stay but when i do it the cage and birds just disappears help please.

miss josh on April 25, 2013:

here is the problem...i go to page. KING comes up. then finally the front page of PRS comes up. it twinkles for a second and then goes flat. the loading bar is just short of halfway. nothing moves again. i have been locked out of PRS for over a week! what happened????

SueUhart on April 19, 2013:

I am also stuck Level 40. I do get the pets down, but can you help me how to get the 40000 points. I love the game too. let me know if there any why to get the points

Sue on April 18, 2013:

I can't figure out the secret to unlocking the keys to the chains in level 56. I have passed several levels with the keys, but I just got lucky. I don't know what I did to get the key to unlock the chains. Help!!

Anurag Ghosh (author) on April 17, 2013:

Hub update: Level 89 video guide.

SueUhart on April 07, 2013:

I am still waiting for an answer to my question.

SueUhart on April 06, 2013:

When will I get my answer also on Level 35. I do not watn to drop any pets to the grwoun.

SueUhart on April 05, 2013:

I am stuck on level 35 and cannot move on. How do I get all the pets down on the ground without dropping them.

graciela on April 03, 2013:

When will I get an answer

Graciela on April 03, 2013:

I have been on level 90 and there is no way to get though it with only 50 moves I have tried everything my frined and I are not able to enjoy this anymore but no way to go move up

miss josh on March 22, 2013:

how do i access the coins and buy bonuses?????????? i have been stuck on level 27(the bridge out) for over 50 games. i get the high score and clear more than 8 pets, but i'm still there!

Karen on March 21, 2013:

I'm on 27 and can't get help to unlock to go to level 28 people have sent me coins but what do I do with them?

Diana on March 21, 2013:

I am stuck on #113. They give you 50 chances but half the time only gives you 1 red thing (that clears the entire horizontal line). How do you get more of those? FRUSTRATING!

Crystal on March 19, 2013:

Im stuck forever on Level 43! HELP!

Lorna on March 16, 2013:

How do you use the coins to buy things? Every time I say I want to buy something I get taken to the screen for buying more coins. I am not going to use real money to play this game

Vicki on March 08, 2013:

Level 90....what is the objective. All balloons and the animals all at bottom. What to do?

jane on March 04, 2013:

i am stuck on level 34 i have no keys and don't want to buy them any idea's please.

dora on February 13, 2013:

i am stuck on level 40 i get all the pets plus some i just can not get the points 40000 points any tips plzzzzz im getting to annoyed but love the game

lynn on February 13, 2013:

stuck on level 57 going through the cross and grey blocks . what is the secret for getting through

Shirley on February 12, 2013:

I'm on level 68.Can't figure it out. Please help me.

donna on February 04, 2013:

help im stuck,,,,how do you remove debris to move on to level 43

barbara on February 01, 2013:

Melinda, I am stuck at exactly the same place/problems. It just does not bring up any friends to invite. Very frustrating.

Melinda on January 30, 2013:

I am on level 27 and it will not invite friends to help me over the broken bridge to level 28. I have played level 27, 2=3 times already. Would like to go past it to level 28,.... PLEASE!

michel on January 30, 2013:

I'm stuck on level 40...I save the number of animals plus, but I can't ever seem to get 40,000 points...any hints would be appreciated...I enjoy the game, but am thinking of quitting since I can't get pass this level.!

donna on January 29, 2013:

im stuck on going to 43 how do you clear the debris rafters to move on

tel on January 10, 2013:

hi, how do i get past level 27? i have asked friends to help but nothing has happened. i really enjoy this game but it is frustrating not being able to carry on. thanks

Debbie Weatherby on January 01, 2013:

Im stuck on level 89,,,,got 3 gold stars and over 30.000 points,,,wont let me go to level 90?? please hrlp

amy on January 01, 2013:

What are the coins in the top left corner for?

Karen on December 31, 2012:

I have tried both pieces of advice and they don't seem to be working. A "key" is still on top of an animal that you cannot shoot with the column blaster and a times the animals do not move over to the next column whether you column blasted it or not.

shellyboots on December 17, 2012:

my advice is, don't pop the animals which will land on the ledge wait for the animals over the exit.

Bonnie J. Lauria on November 29, 2012:

in level 30 my pets get stuck on a ledge---- the column blaster will not work ----- how do you move them over to the next column????

Anurag Ghosh (author) on November 21, 2012:

@Linda I think the best strategy is to use column blaster. Also, try to clear that column by matching gems around it. Stones can be destroyed using bombs.

linda on November 20, 2012:

how do you move the pets or keys or bombs from one column to the next??? i am stuck because a "key" (to unlock the locks" is above a "pet" and can't hit the stone to break. thanks for your help