How to play
How to play Pokémon Café Mix on PC (3 Easy Steps):
Unique Pokemon Link Game
When playing a puzzle game, how many times have you wished you could just nudge those annoying mismatched items out of the way and make a massive match? If you play puzzle games often, chances are, a lot. This is what makes Pokemon Café Mix such a relief.
The average puzzle game requires one to make a match by connecting similar looking items that are lined up in a specific position. With Pokemon Café Mix, however, you can actually swirl around obstacles and match scores of identical pokemon heads in one go.
Instead of the usual match grid with properly arranged items, this game consists of a screen with floating pokemon heads. Since the heads are not fixed in place, you can force your way through and move all over the screen, matching identical pokemon characters as you go. A link only gets broken after you lift your finger from the screen (or run out of time). Therefore, you have to move smoothly and fast to match as many pokemon heads as possible in one move.
Game Levels include Making Café Orders
Another aspect that makes Pokemon Café Mix an adorable game is that it puts you in charge of your own food joint. However, it is no ordinary café. You will not be serving humans but rather pokemon characters, including favorites like Pikachu, Charmander, Minccino, Snubbull, and more.
The café starts as a small establishment with only one staffer named Eevee and a limited menu. To grow the restaurant, you will need to complete orders that unlock more staff members, menu items, and upgrades (e.g., tea shelf, decorations).
Every order presents as a puzzle round with goals to accomplish and successfully prepare a dish. If a customer likes the meal, a friendship bar will form. Keep in mind, though, it will then take a few more orders for the friendship bar to fill up.
Once the bar fills up, the pokemon will decide to join your café as a staff member. Every pokemon comes with certain skills that make them better suited for serving specific orders. For instance, the Charmander’s specialty is drinks, Minccino’s has a knack for sweets, while Snubbull excels at completing small plate orders.
Several Gameplay Mechanics to Learn
The mechanics of playing Pokemon Café Mix are simple, but there is a lot to learn before you can become a master. For starters, there are rules on how to create and use booster skills. Rewards are part of the game but you can only collect the loot after every 5 stages. Boosters also come in different types and varying effects. What’s more, you can assign pokemon staffers as leaders during orders.
Ultimately, you will learn everything as you go from your jovial café manager Leah who walks you through all play mechanics as they come along.
Tips & Tricks for Playing Pokémon Café Mix on PC
Always Aim for Numerous Links
Whether the goal is to drop tomatoes into a basket, break something, hit a certain score, or collect a given number of pokemon heads, you should always aim to make the most matches with each move. You will clear a round much quicker this way and, in turn, earn more round points as well as gold acorns from the pokemon customers.
Be Strategic with Your Moves
If it is not a limited number of moves, you will find yourself constrained by a timer in Pokemon Café Mix. Given that you have to complete several goals within the allocated time or round limit, you ought to think through each move carefully. What route will allow you to grab the most pokemon heads? Which cluster of pokemon will get the tomatoes to drop closest to the basket? Start every round by studying the screen first to plan a series of big moves because you will be on the clock.
Move Linked Pokemon Near the Target
There are some levels in the game where the target is to break things such as sugar cubes, nuts, and whipped cream. The trick is to link as many pokemon heads as you can and then drag them over to the target. Doing so will make a bigger dent as opposed to making a match far from the target.
The same goes for any boosters or special skills that you acquire during that round. Drag the booster or skills to line up next to the target before activating it.
Redeem gold acorns on Crucial Rounds
The game’s premium currency, gold acorns, come in handy for all manner of purposes. For instance, you can use them to buy, power ups, extra lives, and more turns when you fail to complete a stage. Given their high value, only use acorns during crucial points in the game. For example, spend them when a friendship bonus is active, to complete a challenge card, when you have lost all your lives, or in the game’s latter challenging levels. Redeeming acorns to get extra moves is a huge waste because you can simply retry the round.
Choose the Right Server
With every order in Pokemon Café Mix, you can choose which character serves the dish. Therefore, try as much as possible to go with a pokemon character whose specialty is the dish ordered. Doing so will fill up the skill gauge faster, giving you a huge advantage early on in the round.