Peak – Brain Training tips from the experts
When it comes to playing Peak you may fall into one of the following categories:
I play my favourite game on repeat
You’re the master of your favourite game because you love it and you’ve trained yourself to be good at it. Continuously crushing your top score and feeling that confidence boost. And you’re not keen on trying other games as you don’t always do as well.
I play all the games pretty averagely
You’re a player of all and a master of none. You like to dip in out of Word Fresh, dabble in and out of Pixel Logic and have a tinker with Must Sort. Your scores are consistently okay but you’re not an expert at any. It’s fun but can feel like you aren’t progressing at times.
I play all the games and I’m THE master of all
You play all of Peak’s brain training games and you’re an expert.
If this is you, we bow down to you and say don’t waste your time reading this as you’ll know all the tips and tricks and could probably write this top tips article with your eyes closed.
However, if you’re not an expert and fall under the other 2 categories, you may benefit from our top tips to crack Peak and get the highest scores.
We’ve asked 2 of our in-house Peak experts, Steph one of our Product Managers (who has an 800 day streak!) and Adam one of our Lead Unity Engineers (who has been playing for 5 years) to share their brain training secrets, tips and advice so you can get the highest scores on Peak.
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Before we get onto individual game tactics, it’s vital to look at how to approach Peak – Brain Training as a whole. In the same way you’d look at an entire recipe before focusing on the individual ingredients and processes that go into making the end dish.
Super-player Steph recommends the following:
- Keep up momentum
- It’s great to try to keep up momentum by playing at least a couple of games per day (plus you’ll keep your streak going!). Your performance definitely can be impacted when you’re having a bad day, but even on those days, it’s nice to have a sense of achievement, plus it’s interesting to note the impact on your performance from being tired and stressed!
- Keep your streak going
- To keep your streak, you just need to complete one workout in the app – this doesn’t necessarily need to be your Daily Workout. While I like to complete a full daily workout of 6 games, if I’m very busy or tired, I’ll just complete the ‘Coffee Break’ workout which is just 3 games.
- Choose a regular slot
- It’s good to have a habit of playing Peak at a regular time. I’m a real night owl, so personally I like to complete my workout just after midnight, about an hour before I go to bed. This has the added bonus that if for some reason I miss my workout, I have the whole next day to catch up without losing my streak.
- Know your scores
- You can find your overall scores for each game in the Stats tab. These are different from your high scores in the game and represent your current performance and change mathematically to represent your performance against other players.
Peak Pro Adam recommends the following:
- Go for the achievements
- For the games I have reached the top level of, I like to keep them exciting by trying to complete all the achievements for each. This can also change the way you play them, as some of the achievements encourage no mistakes or streaks rather than always chasing the highest score.
Now it’s time to get stuck into the juicy gaming details and uncover how to get the highest Peak – Brain Training scores:
How To Get The Highest Score On Word Fresh
The scoring in Word Fresh is based on both the length of the words found and the value of the tiles used for those words, multiplied by ten. For example, a 3 letter word with tiles adding to 5 would be worth 3 x 5 x 10 = 150 points. To get the most points, you need to find a balance between looking for long words or words using the highest scoring tiles and just going for all the easy words with the basic tiles.
If you spend too much time looking for harder words, you’ll be wasting time when you could be scoring loads of points on simple words – but look out for easy wins on hard letters or long words!
How To Get The Highest Score On Word Path
Make a direct path from one starting point to the other, but don’t finish it straight away. Then, using your remaining time, make as many words as you can from that path before connecting the points.
How To Get The Highest Score On Pixel Logic
In Pixel Logic, you should never need to guess a tile as there will always be a tile that logically must go in a certain place.
It’s easiest to start with the rows where you’re told the longest sequences and place all the tiles that you are sure about. For example, in a 6 x 6 grid, for a ‘6’ row you can fill all the spaces, or for a ‘5’ row you can fill the 4 middle spaces (as the 5 might fill the spaces on either end).
If you are really stuck and struggling to figure out the next square, try to forget all the ideas you’ve been working through and look at the puzzle with fresh eyes. A good way to do this is to switch from selecting squares to marking the squares that cannot have a tile and methodically go line by line marking these places. Often, once you have marked these, you’ll realise there is a place that a tile must go that you originally overlooked!
How To Get The Highest Score On Must sort
For the levels other than the hardest difficulty you can just focus on the colours of the pots in your peripheral vision rather than the shapes, you’ll find you can sort the targets much faster.
How To Get The Highest Score On Speed Spotting
It is very useful to have your sound switched on while playing Speed Spotting, as there are distinctive sounds when a new Peakster (bad or good) is added to the game.
The triangle Peaksters are the worst and they steal points at a much higher rate – you can tell when you have a triangle Peakster by the vibration during the game. When you have one of these in the game, you should prioritise getting rid of it, over any other bad Peakster!
Look out for the good Peaksters (the round ones). Holding down your finger on these can refresh some of your points!
How To Get The Highest Score On Happy River
If you want to move the baby elephant forward, you don’t have to swipe forward, you can also just tap the screen.
Try to mostly be moving forward, as this is the quickest movement; swipe to the sides when you might just miss a tile in front and only move backward if you are at risk of going off the side of the screen.
Try to look a couple of rows ahead of where you are – sometimes you’ll be able to tap twice or a few times in quick succession and get further across the river, very quickly!
How To Get The Highest Score On Babble Bots
Use shorter words first to build up your multiplier, then use longer words to take advantage of the points increase.
How To Get The Highest Score On Jump Control
In my opinion, it’s easiest to play Jump Control using two hands and with your phone on a flat surface. There’s less chance that you’ll accidentally take your fingers off the screen.
Instead of thinking about placing fingers on the screen, I find it helpful to frame it as taking fingers off the screen, (i.e. the base case is to have all fingers pressing on the screen) this helps to stop you from accidentally taking your fingers off from one circle to the next.
How To Get The Highest Score On Perilous path
Watch for pinch points in the obstacles so you can plan your path around them.
With tips like these, you’ll be able to push your highest scores and your brain even further. Share your tips in the comments below, to help other players surpass their potential and hit those high scores!
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