Frequently Asked Questions

What is Patchmania KIDS?

Patchmania KIDS is a brand new edition of the popular puzzle game Patchmania® that launched in March 2015 (named “Best of March” and “Best New Game” by Apple). This pay-once-and-play KIDS edition features 625 original puzzles suitable for children, and animation so cute that kids won’t want to put it down! In Patchmania KIDS, a brave little bunny named Calvin leads his friends on a journey through Pitchfork Farms, seeking revenge on Farmer Lester for cutting down their forest home.

Easy path drawing controls, and a gradual difficulty progression, make Patchmania KIDS fun for any child to pick up and play, and small children will enjoy playing cooperatively with a parent. Patchmania KIDS is available for purchase on the iTunes App Store.

What do I need to play Patchmania KIDS?

You can play Patchmania KIDS on any Apple mobile device (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) that is running iOS 7 or later.

How can I learn to play the game?

Patchmania KIDS is very easy to pick up and play. The in-game tutorial will teach you the basics during the early levels, and the puzzles gradually get harder and introduce new ideas as you go. However, if you're the kind of player who likes to read the instructions first, we also have a “How to Play” summary included with the game – simply tap on the little gear icon on the game's title screen to view the game settings, and then choose “How to Play.” The main thing you need to be good at Patchmania KIDS is a keen mind, determination, and a love of cute cartoon bunnies!

I'm stuck on a level. Can I get a hint?

When you're stuck on a level, tap the lightbulb icon near the top right corner of the screen. The lightbulbs give the bunnies a stroke of genius, and they will give you a hint. You can use multiple hints during a level without losing any stars.

How do I get more hints?

Solving puzzles is more fun when you can't always see the answers, so we have limited the number of hints available. To earn more hints you need to collect Lester's gold coins and swap them for hints! It's best to save your hints for when you need them most, and remember you can always replay earlier levels if you need more coins!

What are the coins for & how do I find them?

Farmer Lester doesn't trust banks or his neighbors, so he buried his gold coins in his fields! Collect Lester's coins and swap them for more hints! You can find Lester's coins by simply playing the levels and tapping on them when they pop out of the ground. Occasionally you may also discover a larger hidden treasure!

How can I make the bunnies eat faster?

Tap on any bunny once it's moving to “insta-move” to its destination and explode lots of vegetables with a satisfying chain reaction!

How do I unlock more level packs?

The level packs are unlocked by collecting stars for completing earlier levels. The number of stars required to unlock each pack are shown on the padlock icon while the pack is still locked. You can earn up to 3 stars for beating each level.

Can I skip levels?

Unlike most games, in Patchmania KIDS you don't have to play the levels in strict order within each level pack. If you get stuck or want to skip ahead to something else, go ahead!

Does Patchmania KIDS save my progress?

Patchmania KIDS saves your progress on your device, and can also sync your progress to Apple's iCloud. To turn on iCloud sync, you need to be signed in to iCloud on your device, and have iCloud Sync turned on in the game's settings (it's on by default). With iCloud sync enabled, if you have more than one iOS device (iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch), you can play Patchmania KIDS on all of them, and your combined progress will automatically sync between your devices! This lets you play Patchmania KIDS on any of your devices, and pickup the game where you left off.

I got a new iPhone! How can I restore my previous game progress?

If you turn on iCloud Sync while playing Patchmania KIDS, your game progress will be stored on iCloud, and will automatically sync to any new device that is signed in with the same Apple ID! Your game progress in Patchmania KIDS is also backed up whenever you backup your device(s) using iTunes or iCloud, and can be restored in the usual way through iTunes.

How can I reset my progress?

Tap the little gear icon on the game's title screen to access the Patchmania KIDS settings. Then tap “Game Progress,” and finally tap “Reset Progress.” Please be aware that resetting your progress cannot be undone, and the reset will be synced to any other iOS devices you have that have Patchmania KIDS installed. Resetting your progress will remove all your stars and achievements, but you won't lose any hints or coins by resetting your progress.

How do I turn off the sounds?

If you need to discreetly play Patchmania KIDS without hearing Otto's loud farts and burps, the easiest thing to do is use the switch on the side of your device to toggle silent mode. Alternatively, if you only want to silence the game and not your device, tap the little gear icon on the game's title screen to access the Patchmania KIDS settings. Then tap the musical note icon in the top right corner to turn the game music on/off, or tap the speaker icon to turn sound effects on/off.

How do I turn off vibration?

When playing Patchmania KIDS on the iPhone, your phone will vibrate whenever you “insta-move” the bunnies and explode chains of food. To change this, tap the little gear icon on the game's title screen to access the Patchmania KIDS settings, and then tap the little vibration icon at the top of the settings screen to turn vibration on/off.

How can I earn achievements in the game?

Patchmania KIDS uses Apple's Game Center for achievements and leaderboards, and it is enabled by default. To earn achievements, you may need to create a Game Center account and/or login to Game Center if you haven't done so before. Some of the achievements in Patchmania KIDS are secret (you have to discover them for yourself!), and others you can read about in advance by tapping the little trophy icon on the game's title screen to open Game Center. Please note that if you cancel Game Center setup multiple times, the only way to enable it again on your device is to sign into Game Center using Apple's separate Game Center app (included with iOS).

Help! I encountered a problem or bug.

If you're stuck or have a problem, please – we're happy to help and will try our best to respond promptly. You can also on the game – we read every email.

If you want to , please be sure to include steps we can follow to reproduce the bug, and tell us what version of Patchmania KIDS you have (the version number is displayed at the bottom of the game's settings screen). We appreciate your help improving Patchmania KIDS!