- When Going for a Maximum
Score, there are a few tricks to getting there. Collecting all the
flowers in a level is a must, but first focus on cat rescue before
finding all the flowers. Rescuing as many cats at once is critical to
getting a High Score. On some levels, every cat can be rescued at once,
on others, this is impossible. Granny's score will stack up with each
subsequent cat rescued rewarding her more than the last. If Granny only
rescues one at a time, this will result in the lowest score -but won't
otherwise effect her progress.
- Beating a Tough Level with
enemies. These levels will challenge Granny's reflexes and skills at
using weapons & items properly. Keep in mind that a rescued cat will
stay rescued, even if Granny needs to start over. Moving quickly to
rescue cats and water Vines and Killer Tomatoes will make the level a
bit easier if Granny dies and has to start again. Leaving a level and
returning, or if Granny has to Continue after "Game Over" will
reset the level, however. Use Dog Bones sparingly and only on the
toughest levels. Granny can take her time when a Dog Bone has been used.
Pausing the game will also allow for some time to look at a level and
plan a strategy. Hit "Esc" or click "Menu" to pause.
- Beating a Tough Level
without enemies. Levels without enemies are generally of the
"puzzle" variety. This doesn't mean Granny can't die though!
Falling into a Bog, getting stuck, or falling off the level are all
possibilities. Take time to study the level. Try to work backwards from
the goal if the solution isn't straightforward.
- Working with Crates. Granny
can build bridges, span gaps, open new paths, and walk safely over bogs
by pushing Crates into the right spot. Be careful where she pushes them,
however. A crate in the wrong spot may mean that Granny has to restart
the level! Try different ways of getting a back into the right spot.
Sometimes Granny can find a way around a Crate and push from the other
side. Digging under a Crate will destroy it when the ground fills in
again. If a Crate falls of a level, it will reappear right back where it
- Doors, Switches, and Gates.
Cat Doors can serve as a handy place to put cats while Granny is busy
fending off enemies. Be sure not to rescue cats until all the cat doors
have been opened! If Granny hits a Conveyor Belt Switch or a Light
Switch, remember that she can run past them again to reverse their
effect. Gate Switches can be held down one of two ways: with a Crate on
top, or when Granny stands on one.
Granny has a bigger arsenal
than ever. But not all pots and pans are equal. Know how and when to use
each item. If Granny is carrying a Tool or using a Weapon, picking up
another will cause her to drop the one she was carrying.
- Umbrella. Picking up an
Umbrella can allow Granny to float down slowly and get to hard to reach
places. Walking over an Air Jet will cause Granny to lift into the air.
Umbrellas do have their downside: they'll slow Granny down when she's
trying to outrun enemies.
- Bomb. When a Bomb blows, it
won't hurt Granny. It will destroy enemies, Dirt and Rock. Digging holes
is generally a more effective defense against enemies. Dirt will come
back after some time, but Rock will not. Super Rock is indestructible.
- Frying Pan. Keep Granny
swinging by holding down "Spacebar" rather than tapping it
quickly. The bad guys won't be able to touch her! Granny's backswing is
just as good as her forward swing, so enemies will get it good from
either direction! Granny can't swing the Frying Pan while climbing
ladders, so get her on solid ground.
- Shopping Bag. An effective
weapon from a distance, the Shopping Bag has so much stuff in it, that
it takes a while for Granny to find something and throw it.
- Jackhammer. Use Jackhammers
wisely! Holding down "Spacebar" may make Granny dig quickly,
but she can also dig her way off the bottom of the level, costing one
life! Think before you dig. Some Rock needs to be right where it is to
complete some levels.
- Super Sneakers. Granny can
outrun anything with her Super Sneakers. Try to remember where it first
appeared and time it so that when her pair wears out, she can pick up
another right away!
- Super Granny. The most
powerful of all Granny's weapons, she's invulnerable for a short amount
of time. Use that time to knock all the enemies out! Be warned: Granny
can still fall off levels, get stuck, or fall into Bogs!
- Kitty Whistle. This is a
one-time use item that will call in Granny's kitty reinforcements to
handle all the bad guys for her. It won't reappear after it's used, so
it's wise to wait until it's really needed.
- Water Can, Vines, Killer
Tomatoes. Using Water Cans should be Granny's first priority. Vines will
allow access to more of a level, and Killer Tomatoes eat dogs and robots
for lunch -very slowly! Enemies will not come back after a Killer Tomato
has gotten hold.
Granny should approach each
enemy differently. Some are fast, but not too bright. Others are very smart,
but can't keep up with Granny's quick shuffle. Think ahead and anticipate an
enemy's approach. If 2 or more are headed Granny's way, dig a few holes in
front of her and lure the enemies into the holes by standing on the edge.
Bats & Weiner dogs aren't affected by holes, and they're the only bad
guys that move faster than Granny! Here's a summary of the enemies Granny
- Weiner Dogs move quickly
once they get going. Get their attention from a distance and move out of
the way. If there's a wall between Granny and a Weiner Dog, she can use
the wall to dispose of these naughty dogs. Once they launch, Weiner Dogs
won't come back again!
- Bats won't hurt Granny, but
if they hit her, she'll get stunned for a moment. That would be a bad
time to have other enemies around! Make sure Granny isn't above a deadly
drop when she encounters a bat. Bat's won't come back after they fly
- Robots may be Granny's
toughest enemy. They move fast, can climb ladders, and they're
programmed to chase down cat-loving Grannies! They have a weakness
though: Robots can't use Monkey Bars, but they will come back after they
- Hound Dogs can't climb
ladders to follow Granny, but they can be pests because they'll guard
one small area and can't be lured to different parts of a level. Wait
until they're as far away from Granny as possible, then dig a hole to
trap them! Hound Dogs will come back after they die.
- Pink Poodles can follow
Granny up and down ladders, and they're pretty smart. They can't follow
her across Monkey Bars, however, so take advantage of them if you see
them. Poodles will come back after they die.
- Monkeys don't hurt Granny,
but they'll take her kitties away! Granny can take care of these pests
the same way she does other enemies. Try luring them into a bunch so
they won't keep coming at Granny from all sides. Monkey's will come back
after they die.
- Bulldogs are the smartest
deadly opponents Granny will face. They can climb ladders and use Monkey
Bars just like Granny does! Granny's wits -and her Olympic-class speed
walking will keep her a step ahead. Bulldogs will come back after they
Granny picks up coins wherever
she finds them. If she collects enough, she can buy very useful items at the
Shops. But she can be very frugal. By spending her money wisely, she can
save a bunch! It's also wise to save up items for later levels if possible.
They'll get pretty tough!
- Gate Keys will give Granny
access to new paths in the game. Every shop has one Gate Key for sale
-and there are enough keys for every gate in the game.
- Park Pass. Buy early and
buy often to achieve the best score! This is the only way for Granny to
get extra lives in the game. If getting a high score isn't a concern,
spend the money on items that will help Granny finish her adventure.
- Dog Bone. Save this for a
really tough level Granny just can't finish. Dog Bones will keep enemies
busy until Granny has gathered all her kitties and finished a level.
Beware though: if Granny dies or can't finish the level, all the enemies
will be back on the hunt!
- Shields will let Granny
take a hit and keep on truckin'! Be careful though, when Granny is done
flashing, she'll be vulnerable again. If she gets hit again, she won't
be truckin' any more! A Shield won't protect Granny from deadly Bogs or
from falling off a level.
- Monkey Off. Granny can
usually avoid Monkeys or get them to follow her without too much
trouble. In those tough situations where they're just too much to
handle, use Monkey Off to keep them at bay. If Granny dies or has to
restart, the effects of Monkey Off will wear off!
- Walking Stick &
Jetpack. The Walking Stick will give Granny access to paths she can't
climb. These are marked with a Walking Stick icon. But Granny can save
her money and just buy a Jetpack instead. The Jetpack will give Granny
access to all paths, including some secret ones!
- Ride Tickets & VIP
Pass. Granny needs to purchase Ride Tickets to advance to the next Theme
after she's beaten one. Mr. Fang's castle, Transylfangia, requires a
more expensive VIP Pass for access. If Granny has used her money wisely,
she should be able to afford all of them.
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