- Select the column where you want the drop piece to land.
- When the drop piece lands, it "activates" pieces below and sideways.
- An activated piece will try to match another piece of the same color resulting in an activated path.
- An activated path is shown visually by laser-like beams connecting the matched pieces.
- In an activated path, all of the path pieces will shrink.
Matches, Gaps, and Piece Creation
- A piece may match an adjacent piece or one across a gap.
- Activating a path that skips over a gap will create large piece(s) of the match color.
- A piece is colored gray when it is created as part of
- activated paths of different colors; or
- activated gray path(s).
- There are six piece sizes.
- When the smallest piece shrinks, it is destroyed and the "piece stack" above it (if present) will fall.
- When a piece stack lands, the bottom piece in the stack will activate pieces below and sideways (just like the drop piece).
- Additionally to what is described in "Fallers" mode
- each piece that is part of an activated path becomes a flyer that wants to move to the column of its color and then downwards.
- If more than one piece want to move to the same location, priority is given as follows:
- down (moving down has highest priority)
- left (moving left has lowest priority)
- Additionally to what is described in "Flyers 1" mode, a flyer may at times follow an adjacent flyer provided that they are of the same color.
- When there are two to eight pieces that could be followed, following priority is as follows (table entries with arrow(s) in them represent candidate followees):
| target column left of follower
|| follower in target column
|| target column right of follower
| 2. ↖︎
|| 1. ↑ 1. ↑
|| 2. ↗︎
| 3. ←
|| 3. →
| 4. ↙︎
|| 4. ↘︎
- Differs from "Flyers 1" mode as follows:
- each piece that is part of an activated path becomes a flyer that wants to move to the column containing the landed piece that activated piece(s) that activated the path and then downwards;
- the color of the direction indicator lines may differ from that of the flyer and is used to indicate the target column to which it wants to move.
- A flyer has gray direction indicator lines when there is a target column conflict that would otherwise make the flyer want to move to two or more different columns; in this case, the flyer will want to move down irrespective of the column it is in.
- See "Flyers 2" and "Followers 1".
- A flyer may at times follow an adjacent flyer provided that they are of the same piece color and have the same direction indicator color.