Game rules Fossil Fever
Object of the game
- Skillfully drop blocks on the playing field in order to clear combinations of 4 or more same-coloured blocks.
- Remove all blocks above the mark to dig deeper into the ground and thus, uncover additional blocks.
- Collect buried fossils to get additional playing time.
How to play
You can freely move the crane above the playing field and therefore place blocks anywhere. The number of available blocks is unlimited.
If a block dropped from the crane lands so that it forms a group of 4 or more same-coloured blocks, the blocks disappear. In certain cases, a chain reaction may be triggered when blocks are dropped from above.
Note: Larger groups of same-coloured blocks are often already located in the playing field. However, these also can only be cleared as soon as another block is added.
In order to advance in the game, you have to clear all the blocks above the mark. Once this is done, you will automatically dig a few meters deeper into the ground and new blocks appear.
In order to extend the short period of time at the start of the game and to be able to dig deeper into the ground, you have to collect fossils. Fossils are collected automatically, as soon as no additional blocks are located above the fossil blocks.
In Fossil Fever, you basically control the game only by using the crane at the top of the screen.
- Move the mouse left or right -> the crane moves to the appropriate place
- Left-click -> the current block is dropped
- Right-click or press the spacebar -> exchanges the current block with the next block in the crane
When you clear blocks in rapid succession, a drill appears in place of the current block in the crane. The drill can - just like a regular block - be dropped anywhere on the playing field. The drill removes an entire column of blocks as it works its way down.
Note: When special blocks are struck by a drill, their effect is automatically triggered.
The special blocks
Special blocks are identified by the additional symbol on the front of the block. A special block is triggered when the block is part of a colour group. For example, in order to clear a red "bomb" special block, you have to group it with at least 3 other red blocks.
The bomb removes everything within a radius of 3 blocks, starting from the center of the bomb. Additional bomb blocks in the explosion radius are also triggered - however, all other special blocks are destroyed.
The sound wave removes a complete row - namely the row in which the sound wave block is located. This can, similar to the drill, trigger other special blocks.
The colour joker removes all blocks of the same colour from the playing field. This often triggers a larger chain reaction - therefore, this block is especially rare.
Points & Time
Tips and Tricks
- Do not immediately drop the blocks. Take a look at the playing field - where are the valuable special blocks located? Where are the fossils? At which positions can you trigger a chain reaction?
- In order to obtain a drill as quickly as possible, you should not drop any blocks that do not directly result in a combination. The "block exchange" function is very helpful in this case!
- As the game progresses, it becomes increasingly difficult to find combinations. Therefore, it may be beneficial to save a drill which you earned early on in the game and use it later.
- Take caution when there are other, more valuable special blocks lying near bomb blocks - the special blocks should be triggered first before being destroyed by the bomb.
Collect fossils to get a surprise
- Help dig up the dinosaur skeletons! Collect fossils in order to assemble all the parts of a dinosaur. The required number of fossils per piece is different for each skeleton.
- If you have all the parts of a dinosaur, you can expect a surprise!
Please note: This feature is only available in duels with entry fees.