No easy way around this. Here are some tips:
- Do not use hints, as you will lose a significant chunk off your scoring bar at the bottom
- Speed counts. If you have a fast eye and fast fingers, you will score big.
- Set yourself up. If you can make hyper gems and power gems and refrain from using them until you are stuck, do so.
- You cannot run out of moves. The game will drop combos into the level if you are low on moves so check near the top for quick moves.
- Once you hit level 5, make as many single moves as you can but ALWAYS keep your eye out for combos. Single moves will barely do anything to the scoring bar.