Every now and then (and with increasing regularity once you hit triple digits) you come across a Papa Pear ‘speed bump’. This saga is relatively fast paced in the beginning as you gradually get the hang of perfecting your Papas’ speed and trajectory. Admittedly some levels are harder than others but this generally means you haven’t found the right way to complete your objectives, some of these are not as straight forward as they appear…and then there are levels like 111.
This level has a relatively straight forward objective, knock out 45 carrots and earn a minimum of 150 000 points..(please dont forget about the points, trust me there is nothing more frustrating than finally popping that elusive last carrot and coming up short on points) but looks in this case are deceiving as 111 is HARD! it requires a little skill and quite possibly a lot of luck!
First thing you have to do is make some fire pins, remember this is done by bouncing a pear from one side of the screen to the other, in this case it is important that you do this first before the red chilies are destroyed. Now ideally you can create two fire pins by starting full power shot to the top left then quickly full power shot to the top right, this however only works if you time it right otherwise the two papas hit each other as they cross in the middle. Play around with this opening shot, you may make it work shooting two pins to the left or right. I believe that having at least two fire pins on the board is essential for success, the two fire pins already on the board at the start are near impossible to activate on their own and the best role they play is to extend the life of your fire papa.
What makes this level tricky is simply the positioning of the carrots in between the bamboo pieces. The carrots on the bottom corners are relatively easy to hit if you activate a fire pin to clear the first row of berries and crack a space in the carrots to activate the grenade pin within. A handy tip to remember is if you hit a grenade pin (the green ones) with an already flaming papa, this papa then inflates even further in size creating far more surface area and increasing the likelihood of burning up some orange crunchies!