Here are some tips to help you play Big City Adventure:
Make sure to look for the hidden bonus coins. They can help you to find difficult objects and can give you some more time or even some bonus points.
Save your hint and fast forward coins for when you really need them (the objects are harder to find as the rounds progress). If you don't use them immediately, they are saved for use in future rounds.
You can use the time bonus coins just before you finish to get a higher time bonus, even if you aren't running short of time.
If you like a more relaxed pace of game, try turning on Relaxed mode and you will no longer run out of time.
Try and find objects quickly to earn a quick find bonus.
You can click on the mementos that you have collected around the map screen to review the postcards you have collected.
Match the groups mini-game
Try and create large groups of the same object in order to earn more bonus objects and to get a bigger score.
This mini-game can become hard in the later rounds if you don't plan ahead. The key is to use the bonus objects (the blue or red ones with the arrow shapes) to destroy entire rows of wooden blocks. So plan your moves so that you can create groups of 5 or more objects (that is how you earn bonus objects). Then when you click on these larger groups, make sure you click on one of the objects in the group that is on the row you wish to clear. The bonus will appear on the object you clicked on. If you follow this strategy, you should be able to get through these rounds - but it may still take a few tries.
Cross-Town Taxi / Bobsled Run
Try working from both the starting and ending points to find the connecting sections more easily.
Load the Taxi / Load the Sleigh
Try to load the larger items first and work your way down to the smaller items.
If you are really stuck, try clicking on the Reset Coin in the upper left corner and start over.
Jigsaw puzzle mini-game
Try placing the corner and edge pieces on the board first.
Look carefully, the words may be spelled forward, backwards, up, down, across or diagonally.
If you are having trouble finding a word, look for the first letter of the word on the board. Then, look for the second letter in an adjacent spot below, above, right, left, or diagonally from that letter. Keep working outward until you find all the letters.
Use the hint coins if you are having trouble finding matches. They will give you a chance to see where all the object pairs are so you can find them more easily.
Remember, each type of totem must be the ONLY one of that type in each row and column.
Look for the color of the highlight around the placed totems. Green means that the totem is currently in a valid position. Red means that there's already a totem of that color in the same row or column.
You may find it helpful to initially place totems into the rows or columns that are already mostly complete. It is easier to find one missing totem than to figure out three missing totems in a particular row or column.
Pay close attention to the indicators on the right. They will help to guide you towards the correct solution.
A green check mark indicates that the ticket is correctly placed.
A yellow question mark indicates that the ticket is currently in the wrong slot, but it does belong in another slot.
A red cross indicates that the ticket will not be part of the correct solution.