Walkthrough for Dragon, Fly!

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| Dragon, Fly!                           |
| Levels and Achievements Guide          |
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| Started: Jan 18, 2014                  |
| Updated: Feb 24, 2014                  |
| Version: 1.01                          |
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| Author:  Mitchell Fanning (chalupa120) |
| Email:   chalupa120@yahoo.com          |
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| Table of Contents |
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   I.   Version history [VHST]
   II.  Legal/Copyrights [LCPY]
   III. Introduction [INTD]
   IV.  Levels and Achievements [LACH]
        A. Getting Started [GTSD]
        B. Playing Basics [PBCS]
        C. Menu Options [MOPT]
        D. Achievements [ACHM]
        E. Strategies [STRG]
        F. Ranks [RNKS]
   V.   Closing Remarks [CRMK]
        A. Credits [CDTS]
        B. Corrections/Contributions/Contact [CCCT]
        
Use the terms in brackets and Control+F to quickly find different places
in the guide. 

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| I. Version History [VHST] |
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v 1.01
Feb 24, 2014
 -Updated Legal/Copyrights giving SuperCheats permission to use

v 1.0
Feb 19, 2014
 -Completed the guide. This took a little longer than expected. 
 -Did a little formatting as well. 

v 0.91
Feb 12, 2014
 -Updated Achievements subsection (Gold Lvl11). I hate this game.

v 0.90
Feb 08, 2014
 -Updated Achievements subsection (Gold Lvl6). I’m so close.

v 0.89
Feb 04, 2014
 -Updated Achievements subsection (Gold Lvl2)

v 0.88
Feb 01, 2014
 -Updated Achievements subsection (Silver Lvl5)

v 0.87
Jan 30, 2014
 -Updated Achievements subsection (up to Silver Lvl3)

v 0.86
Jan 26, 2014
 -Updated Achievements and finished Ranks subsections

v 0.85
Jan 25, 2014
 -Small updates every several days based on when I get enough
   Diamonds. Maybe I should use smaller increments than 0.01
   for Achievements subsection. Up to Violet Lvl 3 now. 

v 0.84
Jan 23, 2014
 -Continued work on Achievements subsection (the grind is real)

v 0.83
Jan 21, 2014
 -Continued working on Achievements and Ranks subsections (a level a 
   day keeps the doctor away?)
 -Did some formatting and editing 

v 0.82
Jan 20, 2014
 -Continued working on Achievements and Ranks subsections (Diamond
   grinding is a bit dull) 

v 0.81
Jan 19, 2014
 -Continued working on Achievements and Ranks subsections (will
    take a while to farm for Diamonds to unlock levels)

v 0.8
Jan 18, 2014
 -Creation of the Levels and Achievements Guide for Dragon, Fly!
 -Introduction, Legal/Copyrights, and Closing Remarks was finished
 -Levels and Achievements section started
 -Getting Started, Playing Basics, Menu Options, and Strategies
    subsections completed
 -Achievements subsection completed up to the Pink dragon
 -Ranks subsection started 

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| II. Legal/Copyrights [LCPY] |
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Copyright (c) 2014 Mitchell Fanning/chalupa120 

This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for 
personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise
distributed publicly without advance written permission. Use of this 
guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is 
strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright.

All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by 
their respective trademark and copyright holders.

I have given the following sites permission to use my guide. If you see
another site not listed using my guide, please contact me and let me 
know. 

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SuperCheats

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| III. Introduction [INTD] |
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Welcome to my FAQ for Dragon, Fly! The purpose of this guide is 
to provide you with all the information you would need in order to 
quickly and easily succeed at the mobile game. The game is on both IOS
and Android systems, but this FAQ will focus on the Android version. 
Level advancement should be similar between platforms, though. As of the 
writing of this FAQ, the game version is 5.3. The game is similar to
Tiny Wings, but I feel that this game does the entire mechanic
much better. 

There are a total of xx levels in the game, and with three achievements
per level, that makes for a total of xxx achievements. The description
on the Google Play Store summarizes the game pretty well (quoted for the
most part, but fixed some grammar errors). 

As a newly hatched dragon pup, you are still too young to fly. That, 
however, is not going to stop you from embarking on your very first
adventure. The realms are full of curvy hills. Slide along them, time
your touches with precision to build momentum, and take off into the sky. 
Be quick, though! Dragon mum is anxious about your whereabouts and has
reached out to end you journey and bring you back to the nest. 

Features:
-Super simple: One touch controls. Pick up and play. 
-Super complex: Advanced 2D physics engine makes this a game that 
requires strategy, skill, and dexterity to master.
-Super smooth: 60 frames per second on medium level devices.
-Many quests to complete. Get your dragon to the highest level!
-New beautiful landscapes generated fresh for you every day. 
-Online worldwide leaderboards. 

I couldn’t find very much information about this game elsewhere online, 
so I took it into my own hands to write a guide about a game into which
I have sunk many hours. I am by no means the best at the time; I haven’t
even managed to break onto the global leaderboards. I will say, however,
that my high score was the highest for both my local city and zip code. 

I made this guide based on my experience and testing of the system. I 
used the free version exclusively to make this as accessible to everyone
as possible. Also, I’m extremely cheap, and I couldn’t justify spending 
money on a game I could play for free, even if it takes soooo much longer
to play it for free. If you notice something is wrong or is missing, 
please feel free to let me know (see the “Corrections/Contributions” 
section). This is my third FAQ, and it seems I only like to write about
super obscure elements or games in my spare time. I hope you find it
useful!

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| IV. Levels and Achievements [LACH] |
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 A. Getting Started [GSTD]
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First of all, you need a smart phone running at least Android 1.6 that can 
access the Google Play store. Search the store for Dragon, Fly! so 
you can install it and begin playing. If you have even the most basic 
smart phone, it should still be able to handle the game; it is not that 
CPU intensive. If it simply can’t handle it, there are some settings you 
can change, and I’ll review them a little later.

 B. Playing Basics [PBCS]
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When you start the game, you are introduced to the basic mechanics 
through some introductory slides as well as a tutorial. You touch the
screen to make your dragon dive into the ground. Timed well, you can hit
the downward slope of a hill smoothly, and if you lift your finger when
the dragon is at the bottom of the hill, your dragon will get a huge
speed boost. 

This is called a “swoosh” and is the main element of the game. The more 
swooshes that you get, the farther you are able to get, and the higher
your score becomes. Three consecutive swooshes gives you a conditional 
upgrade, called Fire Mode. This gives you a large point modifier for the
entirety of the time you remain in Fire Mode. To keep Fire Mode active,
you have to keep swooshing. The first mistake will remove Fire Mode, and 
you will have to get three swooshes in a row to reactive it. If you get
enough height, you can see the clouds. If you get even more, you can go
into or above them. This is called a SkyFly, and these give you bonus
points. A good high score will result from a long time in Fire Mode with
many SkyFlys.

The game is divided into separate levels, or realms. They are all of
similar lengths, but the number and types of hills in each level are 
different. They get progressively harder to use for good swooshes 
consistently. Obviously, the first realm is completely uniform and is
easily completable. The increase in challenge is slight, and as you get
closer to double digit realms, you really start to notice the difficulty
increase. It is a challenging game, but it is not impossible. As 
advertised, it does take skill and dexterity to play the game well. 

There are obtainable items in many of the realms; these are Diamonds
and Speed Vials. Diamonds are the in-game currency, and collecting these 
will allow you to purchase additional levels (if you are playing the free
version) or specialty Vials from the shop. Diamonds look like little pink 
diamonds. Not hard to find, and with enough, you can purchase Vials that 
give you bonuses. These bonuses aren’t permanent and only last for three 
adventures, but they can make getting achievements significantly easier.

The other item is Speed Vials. Speed Vials give you a boost of speed when
obtained, and if you get a swoosh off a hill filled with these, you can 
go super far and high. This is a double-edged sword because it also makes
it harder to time your next swoosh at the end of the fall. Diamonds give 
you some extra points, while Speed Vials do not. 

At the end of each realm is a large downhill slope with exactly thirty
Diamonds at the bottom. Based on how fast you are going and with a little
bit of luck, you can get all thirty. Otherwise, your dragon will bounce 
and miss several. There isn’t a lot to be done about that but keep going.
Your dragon is then shot high into the air, and the next realm starts to
load. 

Each successive realm is a little harder, and now you just rinse
and repeat until you get caught. I haven’t exactly worked out the
algorithm that makes the different realms, and I don’t think it would
do anyone any good to know it. You get a general idea of how the realms 
form and adapt naturally, which is kind of hard to teach and put into 
words. Dragon mum will eventually catch you regardless of how well you 
fly. She will gradually get faster and faster until she is faster than 
even your best swooshes. You just have to go as far as you can. It is 
possible to get caught on the first realm, but you have to actively try
to fail. You get better as you play, so don’t worry. I believe in you! 

 C. Menu Options [MOPT]
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From the main menu, there are eight different options. In the top right, 
you can connect your game to Facebook to annoy your friends. I never did
this, and I don’t recommend doing it. No one likes people who do that, 
sorry. The middle is a large play symbol. Hit this to start playing. It
will show your current progress first, and then it will take you to the
start of Realm 1. On the bottom, there is a row of six options: Help, 
Leaderboards, Potions Shop, Unlock, Settings, and Achievements. 

Help will allow you to look at the introductory slides and tutorial again
if you need it. Sometimes a refresher is helpful. Leaderboards show the 
top times based on varying geographical sizes. It will first show your
Highest Rank Achieved with a title (i.e. Duke) and an associated 
percentage of your score (i.e. Best 10%). It will tell you what you score
you need to get to the next rank, but these are always changing as more
people play the game and score well. 

The geographical areas are Global, Country, City, and Postal Code. The 
Greatest in the World (from Global) have insanely high scores, and I 
simply don’t understand how. They are much, much better than me. They
won’t load if you have turned off your phone location services, though,
so be aware. 

Next, the Potions Shop is where you can spend your hard-earned Diamonds. 
You can purchase five types of vials. 

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|     Potion Name     |  Cost  |           When Consumed          |
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| Diamond             | 3000   | Speed vials count as diamonds.   |
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| Fire                | 2000   | Fire mode ignites after only two |
|                     |        | swooshes.                        |
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| Speed               | 2500   | Speed vials give an extra 50%    |
|                     |        | speed boost.                     |
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| Stealth             | 2000   | Gain +10 seconds head start.     |
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| Quest               | ????   | Completes all uncompleted quests |
|                     |        | on a level. Cheaper the more     |
|                     |        | quests you have already          |
|                     |        | completed.                       |
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Diamond Potions are useful for achievements where you have to collect
a large amount of Diamonds in one go. Fire and Stealth Potions are 
good to use when going for high scores. Speed Potions are supposed to
have the same effect, but I don’t like using them. They make it that
much harder to control your descent, which can cost you your Fire Mode. 
Quest Potions can cost from 0 Diamonds (meaning you have completed your
current level) to 11000 Diamonds (meaning you haven’t done anything). They
are a relatively recent addition and seem like a cheap way to do things. 
I was able to complete the game completely before they were introduced, 
so it is completely possible. 

You can also buy Diamonds with real money, but again, I’m super cheap. 
Alternatively, you can complete free offers, such as installing and 
playing a different game, to get some free Diamonds. I have done some of 
these, and they are legitimate. The games can start to clunk up and cause 
your phone to go slower if you do it too much, even if you uninstall 
them, so be careful. 

Unlock tries to get you to buy the full game if you are on the free 
version. I honestly don’t know what it does if you have the paid game. I 
also don’t think it is super important either. 

Settings allow you to tinker with the, well, setting. You can turn off
music, background images, and unnecessary graphics to make the game
run faster if your phone can’t handle it. I haven’t had a problem with
it overall, so I left mine alone. To check, you can turn on Display 
Framerate (FPS), and if you see a large dip or disparity between realms
or something, you can change some of the other settings to fix it. You
can also reset your game progress, which will take you back to the very
beginning. I’ve done this from boredom. Next, I’ll discuss the real 
reason for this FAQ, the achievements. 

 D. Achievements [ACHM]
------------------------

Achievements will show your current level, dragon, and the achievements 
you have remaining until you unlock the next level. There are three 
achievements per level, and unlock new levels give you bonuses. For example, 
you start out with a ten second head start on Dragon Mum, but 
with a few levels, you can get more time and even a score boost! The 
table below shows all of the dragon levels, their respective bonuses 
(10s being a 10 second head start; 10% being a 10% increase to your score), 
the achievements for that level, and finally your reward for completing
those achievements. Achievements are not retro- or proactive. You have
to complete the task as it is assigned, which can be frustrating when
you are trying to go through the game quickly with enough skill. The main
frustrating element of the game is that on the free version, when you 
complete the three achievements, you have to collect 2000 Diamonds in 
order to purchase the next level. I refuse to spend any real money or 
bother my Facebook friends over a game like this, but I’m cheap
and stubborn. This part of the games starts after you get the XXX
Dragon, so if you want to play this game for free, be prepared for a 
large amount of Diamond farming and grinding. It can be good practice,
though. 

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|   Dragon    | Bonus |           Achievements                 | Reward |
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|             |       | Swoosh 5 times in a single game        |        |
| Red         |  10s  | Collect a speed potion (blue vial) and |  +10%  |
|             |       |   SkyFly on the same jump              |        |
|             |       | Get to Realm 3                         |        |
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|             |       | Fire: Swoosh 3 times in a row          |        |
| Green       |  10s  | Collect 100 Diamonds in a single game  |  +10%  |
|             |  10%  | Reach Realm 4                          |        |
|             |       |                                        |        |
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|             |       | Swoosh on the first impact of a realm  |        |
| Green Lvl2  |  10s  | Get to Realm 3 without having been in  |  +10%  |
|             |  20%  |   Fire Mode                            |        |
|             |       | SkyFly 6 times in a single game        |        |
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|             |       | Leave a Realm in Fire Mode             |        |
| Blue        |  10s  | SkyFly on Realm 5                      |  +5s   |
|             |  30%  | Swoosh 28 times in a single game       |        |
|             |       |                                        |        |
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|             |       | Do 3 Swooshes while in Fire Mode in a  |        |
| Blue Lvl2   |  15s  |   single game                          |  +10%  |
|             |  30%  | SkyFly 2 times in a row                |        |
|             |       | Reach Realm 5                          |        |
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|             |       | Do 3 SkyFlys while in Fire Mode in a   |        |
| Purple      |  15s  |   single game                          |  +10%  |
|             |  40%  | SkyFly 8 times in a single game        |        |
|             |       | Gain a score of 12000 in a single game |        |
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|             |       | Be 10s continuously in Fire Mode       |        |
| Purple Lvl2 |  15s  | SkyFly on Realm 6                      |  +10%  |
|             |  50%  | Collect 200 Diamonds in a single game  |        |
|             |       |                                        |        |
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|             |       | Stealthy: Reach Realm 4 without any    |        |
| Purple Lvl3 |  15s  |   SkyFlys                              |  +5s   |
|             |  60%  | Swoosh then SkyFly 3 times in a row    |        |
|             |       | Accumulate 60s Fire Mode during a game |        |
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|             |       | Get to Realm 4 without collecting a    |        |
| Cyan        |  20s  |   Speed Vial                           |  +10%  |
|             |  60%  | Pick up 40 diamonds while in Fire Mode |        |
|             |       | SkyFly 10 times in a single game       |        |
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|             |       | Do 10 Swooshes while in Fire Mode in a |        |
| Cyan Lvl2   |  20s  |   single game                          |  +10%  |
|             |  70%  | SkyFly 4 times in a row                |        |
|             |       | Reach Realm 7                          |        |
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|             |       | Leave Realm 2 in Fire Mode             |        |
| Cyan Lvl3   |  20s  | Collect 225 Diamonds in a single game  |  +10%  |
|             |  80%  | Be 15s continuously in Fire Mode       |        |
|             |       |                                        |        |
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|             |       | Do 8 SkyFlys while in fire mode in a   |        |
| Pink        |  20s  |   single game                          |  +5s   |
|             |  90%  | SkyFly 18 times in a single game       |        |
|             |       | Gain a score of 17000 in a single game |        |
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|             |       | Arrive at a realm, pickup at least 1   |        |
| Pink Lvl2   |  25s  |   but at most 3 speed vials, then      |  +10%  |
|             |  90%  |   leave the realm                      |        |
|             |       | Swoosh 8 times in a row                |        |
|             |       | Gain a score of 2500 before reaching   |        |
|             |       |   Realm 2                              |        |
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|             |       | Be 20s continuously in Fire Mode       |        |
| Pink Lvl3   |  25s  | Swoosh 4 times on Realm 5              |  +10%  |
|             | 100%  | SkyFly 4 times on Realm 6              |        |
|             |       |                                        |        |
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|             |       | Pick up 60 Diamonds while in Fire Mode |        |
| Orange      |  25s  | Gain a score of 23000 in a single game |  +10%  |
|             | 110%  | Leave Realm 1 before Mum takes off     |        |
|             |       |                                        |        |
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|             |       | Toddler: Reach Realm 2 without any     |        |
| Orange Lvl2 |  25s  |   Swooshes                             |  +5s   |
|             | 120%  | SkyFly 20 times in a single game       |        |
|             |       | Be 25s continuously in Fire Mode       |        |
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|             |       | SkyFly 5 times in a row                |        |
| Orange Lvl3 |  30s  | Accumulate 100s Fire Mode during a     |  +10%  |
|             | 120%  |   game                                 |        |
|             |       | SkyFly on Realm 8                      |        |
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|             |       | Do 15 Swooshes while in Fire Mode in a |        |
| Violet      |  30s  |   single game                          |  +10%  |
|             | 130%  | Collect 250 Diamonds in a single game  |        |
|             |       | Reach Realm 9                          |        |
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|             |       | Do 10 SkyFlys in Fire Mode in a single |        |
| Violet Lvl2 |  30s  |   game                                 |  +10%  |
|             | 140%  | Be 30s continuously in Fire Mode       |        |
|             |       | Swoosh 9 times in a row                |        |
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|             |       | Swoosh 20 times in Fire Mode           |        |
| Violet Lvl3 |  30s  | SkyFly 23 times in a single game       |  +5s   |
|             | 150%  | Swoosh then SkyFly 4 times in a row    |        |
|             |       |                                        |        |
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|             |       | Gain a score of 30000 in a single game |        |
| Bronze      |  35s  | Collect 45 Diamonds before Mum takes   |  +10%  |
|             | 150%  |   off                                  |        |
|             |       | Swoosh 55 times in a single game       |        |
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|             |       | Swoosh then SkyFly 4 times in a row,   |        |
| Bronze Lvl2 |  35s  |   end with a Swoosh                    |  +10%  |
|             | 160%  | Be 30s continuously in Fire Mode       |        |
|             |       | Collect 275 Diamonds in a single game  |        |
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|             |       | Fly above the clouds                   |        |
| Bronze Lvl3 |  35s  | Make 8 Swooshes on the first realm in  |  +10%  |
|             | 170%  |   a single game                        |        |
|             |       | Arrive at a realm, pick up exactly 1   |        |
|             |       |   speed vial, then leave the realm     |        |
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|             |       | Be 35s continuously in Fire Mode       |        |
| Bronze Lvl4 |  35s  | SkyFly 6 times in a row                |  +5s   |
|             | 180%  | Pickup a Diamond on Realm 8            |        |
|             |       |                                        |        |
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|             |       | Collect 285 Diamonds in a single game  |        |
| Silver      |  40s  | SkyFly 30 times in a single game       |  +10%  |
|             | 180%  | Accumulate 120s Fire Mode during a     |        |
|             |       |   game                                 |        |
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|             |       | Pickup 120 Diamonds while in Fire Mode |        |
| Silver Lvl2 |  40s  | SkyFly 7 times in a row                |  +10%  |
|             | 190%  | SkyFly on Realm 9                      |        |
|             |       |                                        |        |
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|             |       | Collect exactly one speed vial. Then   |        |
| Silver Lvl3 |  40s  |   reach Realm 3                        |  +10%  |
|             | 200%  | Gain a score of 50000 in a single game |        |
|             |       | Swoosh 11 times in a row               |        |
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|             |       | Do 15 SkyFlys while in Fire Mode in a  |        |
| Silver Lvl4 |  40s  |   single game                          |  +5s   |
|             | 210%  | Be 40s continuously in Fire Mode       |        |
|             |       | Swoosh 10 times in a row               |        |
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|             |       | Make 10 Swooshes on the first realm in |        |
| Silver Lvl5 |  45s  |   a single game                        |  +10%  |
|             | 210%  | Swoosh 6 times on Realm 7              |        |
|             |       | Reach Realm 10                         |        |
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|             |       | Be 40s continuously in Fire Mode       |        |
| Gold?       |  45s  | Pick up a Diamond on Realm 9           |  +10%  |
|             | 220%  | SkyFly on Realm 10                     |        |
|             |       |                                        |        |
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|             |       | Swoosh 12 times in a row               |        |
| Gold Lvl2   |  45s  | Gain a score of 60000 in a single game |  +10%  |
|             | 230%  | Collect 300 Diamonds in a single game  |        |
|             |       |                                        |        |
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|             |       | Swoosh then SkyFly 5 times in a  row   |        |
| Gold Lvl3   |  45s  | Get to Realm 5 without collecting a    |  +5s   |
|             | 240%  |   Speed Vial                           |        |
|             |       | Accumulate 170s Fire Mode during a     |        |
|             |       |   game                                 |        |
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|             |       | Do 25 Swooshes while in Fire Mode in a |        |
| Gold Lvl4   |  50s  |   single game                          |  +10%  |
|             | 240%  | SkyFly 9 times in a row                |        |
|             |       | Reach Realm 11                         |        |
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|             |       | Do 25 SkyFlys while in Fire Mode in a  |        |
| Gold Lvl5   |  50s  |   single game                          |  +10%  |
|             | 250%  | SkyFly 40 times in a single game       |        |
|             |       | Gain a score of 88888 in a single game |        |
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|             |       | Be 45s continuously in Fire Mode       |        |
| Gold Lvl6   |  50s  | Pickup a Diamond on Realm 10           |  +10%  |
|             | 260%  | Collect 340 Diamonds in a single game  |        |
|             |       |                                        |        |
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|             |       | Stealthy: Reach Realm 8 without any    |        |
| Gold Lvl7   |  50s  |   SkyFlys                              |  +5s   |
|             | 270%  | Swoosh then SkyFly 6 times in a row    |        |
|             |       | Accumulate 200s Fire Mode during a     |        |
|             |       |   game                                 |        |
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|             |       | Do 40 Swooshes while in Fire Mode in a |        |
| Gold Lvl8   |  55s  |   single game                          |  +10%  |
|             | 270%  | SkyFly 40 times in a single game       |        |
|             |       | SkyFly on Realm 11                     |        |
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|             |       | Do 60 Swooshes while in Fire Mode in a |        |
| Gold Lvl9   |  55s  |   single game                          |  +10%  |
|             | 280%  | SkyFly 10 times in a row               |        |
|             |       | Pickup a Diamond on Realm 11           |        |
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|             |       | Do 40 SkyFlys while in Fire Mode in a  |        |
| Gold Lvl10  |  55s  |   single game                          |  +10%  |
|             | 290%  | Gain a score of 150000 in a single     |        |
|             |       |   game                                 |        |
|             |       | Swoosh 15 times in a row               |        |
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|             |       | Be 60s continuously in Fire Mode       |        |
| Gold Lvl11  |  55s  | Swoosh then SkyFly 8 times in a row    |  +5s   |
|             | 300%  | Accumulate 300s Fire Mode during a     |        |
|             |       |   game                                 |        |
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|             |       | Collect 400 Diamonds in a single game  |        |
| Gold Lvl12  |  60s  | Do 100 Swooshes while in Fire Mode in  |  +10%  |
|             | 300%  |   a single game                        |        |
|             |       | Fiery: Enter a realm in Fire Mode and  |        |
|             |       |   leave it without breaking fire       |        |
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|             |       |                                        |        |
| Gold Lvl13  |  55s  |                                        |        |
|             | 310%  |                                        |        |
|             |       |                                        |        |
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As far as strategies go for individual achievements, there aren’t any. 
You really just have to do them; they are simple one line commands. If 
you are having serious trouble, put down the game and try again tomorrow.
The realms are regenerated daily, so maybe the new hills will work in 
your favor. You can also use Potions to help you. If you absolutely must,
I guess you could use the Quest Potion, but what is the point of the game
if you aren’t actually playing it and completing the challenges? To each
his own, I won’t judge. As of my writing, I was unable to complete all
three of the Gold Lvl11 challenges. I bought the Quest Potion to get 
me past the 150,000 high score achievement. My best run was within 400
points of getting it. 

The most frustrating part for me was the Gold Lvl12 challenges. I know
for a fact I had done all of them on previous levels, but having to do 
them again was just annoying. Gold Lvl13 is the final and highest level,
so if you manage to get there, stock up on potions, and have some 
really good luck, you can set a very nice high score. I’m not going to 
lie, by the time I got to that point, I had played myself out of 
wanting to set a new high score. Maybe in the future when I stop hating
this game. :)

 E.Strategies [STRG]
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I’ve touched on some general strategies earlier, but I’ll do my best to
list them here in a little bit more detail. 

Swooshing is the main component of the game. If you do nothing but have
solid swooshes, you will automatically have a fantastic score because
your momentum is never halted. As a bonus, you will be in Fire Mode for
the entire adventure. With that being said, you need to accept that that
is incredibly difficult and next to impossible. Maximizing swooshes is 
paramount, but there is more you can do. 

It is better to play it safe with swooshes than to try to go for one
more hill. Your dragon’s natural diving can be deceiving, so the dragon
might land on a rising hill instead of a falling one, ruining your 
swoosh. I have found it is better to dive earlier as opposed to later, so
even if it might take more swooshes to finish a realm, I can still 
maintain my streak. Swooshes and SkyFlys give you points as well, 
remember, so you can get extra points this way. 

My personal method of diving is a little different than what the game 
suggests you do. I do several quick touches while my dragon is flying
in the air, and during the dive I hold for longer. The quick touches 
allow for much finer control that just holding the screen, hoping you 
timed it right.

Getting Fire Mode before leaving a realm is huge; you have a good 10 
seconds or so of FREE Fire Mode bonus points. Maintaining it on the first
impact of the realm can be difficult, but then your momentum is back to 
normal and you can adjust for the next swoosh. 

I get Diamonds whenever I can, especially when I can swoosh through them. 
Free points are important. Don’t go out of your way and loose a swoosh 
just for Diamonds if you are going for a high score. 

That being said, you can plan your swooshes a little bit based on where 
the Diamonds are located. This takes a little bit of planning from 
playing the day’s realms several times. The only downside is that they 
change every day, so you have to make new strategies daily. 

I try to avoid Speed Vials when possible because they make it harder
to judge your landing location, and I have lost many swooshes to those
dreaded blue potions. It can be done, and they can be of great use, 
especially if you hit a hill poorly and lose all of your speed. That
being said, as you get better, you can adjust and make great use of
those Speed Vials. They can really help you with the Realm goals, 
such as getting to Realm 11. That one took me one or two tries.  

Buying Potions from the Shop is also a great way to increase your score.
You just have to be able to front the cost of the Potions, whether that
be from grinding Diamonds to purchasing them in game.

Most importantly, practice will get you a higher score. As you play the 
game more and more, you learn how to judge distances, speeds, risks, and 
rewards faster and more accurately. Even when I’m grinding for Diamonds
and not trying to go far, I can still consistently get to Realm 8. All
you have to do is take the time to figure out what works best for you, 
and then perfect your skills. 


 F. Ranks [RNKS]
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After you complete all of the achievements and beat all of the levels, 
all that is left for you to do is to get a super high score. My current 
best is 149549 (Gold Lvl10), so try and see if you can beat that. 
My current best did not use the highest level dragon; it did use the
potions. It still put me in the top 1% and the highest score in 
my area. The farthest I have ever gotten is Realm 12, so if you manage 
to get past that, props to you. The most Diamonds I have collected was 
436 in a single game, which is crazy, but that was a different run than 
my high score. 

As I mentioned earlier, the exact score it takes to reach a certain rank
fluctuates. As a result, this table is just for you reference to see
how you compare to other ranked individuals. It is also here to fulfill
my completionist tendencies. 

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|   Rank   | Percentage | 
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| Peasant  |  n/a       |
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| Squire   |  Best 75%  |
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| Knight   |  Best 50%  |
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| Baron    |  Best 40%  |
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| Viscount |  Best 30%  |
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| Earl     |  Best 20%  |
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| Duke     |  Best 10%  |
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| Prince   |  Best  5%  |
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| King     |  Best  2%  |
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| Emperor  |  Best  1%  |
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| V. Closing Remarks [CRMK] |
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 A. Credits [CDTS]
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Four Pixels for making the game
Google and Motorola for making my phone
GameFAQs for formatting help and hosting this guide 
YOU for taking the time to read this guide =)

 B. Corrections/Contributions/Contact [CCCT]
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This is my third FAQ, and I would love to hear your feedback on what I 
can do to improve this and others in the future. If you notice anything 
that is wrong or just completely nonexistent, feel free to contact me. 

You can PM me on GameFAQs as chalupa120. I have no idea how this works 
for GameSpot users, however. I usually check my profile daily, 

My email is chalupa120@yahoo.com. I check it regularly during the day, so 
you should hear back from me relatively quickly. Email is the best way to 
contact me. 

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Thanks for reading my FAQ! I hope it was of use to you!
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