Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Brave Frontier - Potion Farming Guide

I've been playing the game Brave Frontier for several weeks now and there are many stuff in the games that often needed some research so here's a guide on what I have been looking up in the game so far. Some of the stuff on this guide is mainly based on my own game experience and some are based on my research. Hope this will help other player's out there who love playing Brave Frontier.

First off the potion farming guide.

Setup a Farmer squad composed of multi hitters, these are characters with 5 or more hits in their normal attacks. Equip a Thief Bracer to increase the chances of item drop.

Potion Materials

Green Drops and Green Grass - Used to synthesize Cures
  • In Mistral, "Start of Adventure" level in Adventurer's Prairie. Single target every enemy to get SPARK and OVERKILL to increase item drop rate. 
  • Upgrade your River and Forest in Town to get Green Grass and Drops from there as well.

Red Drops - very important for synthesizing  High Cure Potions.
  • Red drops can be farmed easily in the "Peculiar Black Knight" level in the Destroyed Cathedral. Make sure you fight all enemies in the level one at a time to get maximum drops.
  • You can also get lucky and get Blood Pelts here.
  • Red drops can also be farmed every Fridays at Level 2 Vortex dungeon.
  • Upgrade your River High enough in Town and get a few Red Drops from it.

Blue Grass - Needed for synthesizing High Cure Potions
  • Blue Grass can be farmed easily in the "Sword of Lightning Speed" level in the Shrine of Lystia. Make sure you fight all enemies in the level one at a time to get maximum drops.
  • You can also get lucky and get Blood Pelts here. 
  • You need lots of High Cure potions to create many Divine Lights.

Purple Drop - Needed for synthesizing Divine Light.
  • Purple Drops can be farmed easily in the "Sword of Lightning Speed" level in the Shrine of Lystia. Make sure you fight all enemies in the level one at a time to get maximum drops.


Honor Drop - Needed for synthesizing Revive
  • You can only get honor drops from your friends, make sure to add friends who will exchange items with you regularly. Check your friends list and see how often your friends go online. Remove friends who rarely go online and keep friends who's as addicted in the game as you are.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Wicked the Game.

Wicked: The Game is an exciting matching puzzle game based on one of the top musicals of all time! Each challenging level you win unlocks another chapter of the untold story of the witches of Oz. Move the magic energy through the map, free the magical objects and find out the untold story of the Wicked Witch before Dorothy comes dropping in.

The game is published by 505 Games US and is available to play for free on Facebook, Google Play and Apple Appstore.

Wicked: The Game controls and gameplay are very much similar to puzzle games of the same genre like Bejeweled, Candy Crush and Moshling to name a few. The game features beautiful graphics, and an awesome story line that gradually unfolds as you go further into the game. However what separates Wicked: The Game among the other match-three games are the level design. Wicked: The game features large scrollable levels that increases in complexity as more and more features of the game is introduced.

Notice the screen capture above, it shows the whole level map, you start at the top (the green square) and you have to work your way down towards the exit at the bottom. You move by matching tiles and destroying blocks creating a way for the green liquid to move towards your target destination.

Moving trough the map is not very simple either, especially in the later levels when many of the obstacles has already been introduced. Obstacles like the bubbles that you have to pop first before clearing the tile, jail cell that contains unmovable tiles and more! Being able to scroll trough the map and collapsing tiles and affecting a lot of tiles in the map adds a whole new depth to the game play.

The level above  took me days to finally be able to beat, and I the feeling when I was about to  move the final tile that will complete the level is pure AWESOMENESS. There are boosters in the game that you can unlock to help with your progress, but I recommend trying to finish  all the levels without relying on the boosters, that is if you really want the challenge.

The map style of Wicked is pretty much the same as the Candy Crush saga level map, but this time you do follow the yellow brick road. You can see your friends, their level and how well they did on the levels.

I recommend Wicked: The game to all Match-Three game enthusiast out there. The game employs all the familiar features of the genre making the game very easy to start with but becomes challenging and complex as you move along. With the new game mechanic and wonderful storyline combined making Wicked the game a very enjoyable and fun game to play for many many hours.

You can play the game now on Facebook, or  download the iOS  version from the appstore.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Brave Frontier - Addicting Turn based battles with awesome set of characters

Brave Frontier, a new mobile game by Gumi Mobile is a FREE mobile RPG available on both Android and iOS devices. The game was introduced to me by a friend and being a fan of japanese RPG's (Final Fantasy, Lufia, Breath of Fire etc) I downloaded the game without second thought, and I'm glad I did because I've been playing the game everyday since then.

Starting your Brave Frontier Adventure

You start the game by selecting a hero, which all looks cool. Each hero differs on elemental attributes, initially you can select heroes with Thunder, Fire, Earth and Water element. Each element is stronger or weaker against another element. Thunder is stronger than water but weak against Earth, Earth is strong against thunder but weak against fire etc.

 Then comes a lengthy but very rewarding tutorial that teaches you all the game basics, doing the tutorial even though you really don't have a choice will award you with 1 FREE RARE summon, 3 gems and a Metal God. What the hell are they? Gems are the special game currency used to refill your energy, revive your team when you got OWNED in battles and most important of all, gems are used to SUMMON RARE and AWESOME units! Metal Gods are special monsters that gives your units HUGE amount of experience during fusion. Yep in this game, the only way to levelup your units is to fuse them with other units.

Game Play
Brave Frontier's gameplay is not like traditional RPG's where you roam around the world map, walk around towns and talk to NPC's. In this game you move from different area by tapping on the location, sounds boring... nope its genius. This is a mobile game and by doing this,  you can play the game with one hand only (If you are using an iphone ofcourse).

Managing your team
You get to control up to 5 units per squad, and create up to 10 different squads. It's up to you to choose your squad members and with all the different units in this game, the squad combination you can do is endless.

However, choosing the right units on your squad is a very important. Usually it depends on your quest, there are quests in the game that would be easier if you have a squad composed of units with a specific element or a MONO element squad but having a versatile or a RAINBOW squad is also very important. The game wiki has a very good information regarding the game units and squad management.

My Main Squad
Above is a screenshot of my current squad I still don't have enough units to for a MONO light squad.
I'm planning to create a strong MONO light and dark squad to kick ass in the arena.

Battle System
Brave Frontier's battle system is easy to understand. The game employs a turn based battle system where your squad fights against a group of units or a single boss unit. You will have six characters in a battle, with your friend or another player owning the 6th member of your squad. Usually I pick the strongest character or a strong healer for my 6th character.

To start battling, tap a unit to have them attack a random enemy, usually the one in the middle. Or to attack a specific enemy, tap the enemy you wanted everyone to attack and tap on your units to start whaling at the unfortunate foe.

As your units attack, Brave Burst and heart crystals are randomly dropped by your enemy. Building your Brave Burst to full will let your characters unleash their Brave Burst or Special attack. When the BB gauge is full, tap and hold the unit with the glowing Brave Burst and SWIPE UP. Brave Burst can target a single enemy or a whole party depending on the character, some BB either gives your party buffs or heals you up.

Winning a battle will net you experience, zel, drop crafting items and sometimes units for you to use as a fusion/evolve ingredient or keep as one of your squad member.

Quest are the main adventure system of the game. Performing and finishing quest will earn you experience, units, resources and gems! You can also follow the game story by performing quests. I will write more details regarding quests on a separate post.

The game is available on both iOS and Android devices, I highly recommend this game to everyone who loves playing RPG's and cute characters. With addicting gameplay, very cute characters  and cool sounds I give this  game 4.5 stars. Its also worth noting that the developers takes cares of their players really well. It is the first game that I played that they give players cool stuff because they did some server maintenance. Other games doesn't even care. 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tappy Bird Defense - New mobile addicting game

Tappy Bird Defense is a new game available for download on Google Play. The game is a fun and addicting parody of the Flappy Bird games available in EVERYWHERE. The mechanic is very simple, as the title and game icon implies,  you have to tap the birds to kill and prevent them from passing by the pipes with the sign that read No Birds Allowed!

The game start's off slow with only a few birds to whack and picks up a notch as the level increases. The most fun part of the game is when the FAT BIRD ALERT suddenly appears, signaling the arrival of the Boss. A huge, cute chubby bird with enormous HP that you will have to kill by continuously Whacking it with your fingers. Killing the chubby bird will award you with a fat sum of 20 coins (No pun intended).                                                    

There are 5 different birds in the current version of the game

1. The normal bird - these are the birds that first shows up in the game.
2. The tough bird - these are red birds with HUGE chin like lower beak. 
3. The fast bird - birds that suddenly zooms across the screen. Easily killed but very fast.
4. The pelican - blue birds that regurgitate a small flying fish when killed. 
5. The fat bird (Boss) - Appears every 6 levels, have huge amount of HP and will instantly end the game if not dealt with.

Aside from tapping the birds, you also need to tap the coins that are dropped by the birds. Collecting enough coins will allow you to purchase upgrades that will help you go further into the game.

You have to be wise on how you spend your coins though as upgrades are quite expensive.

There are 3 upgrades available in the game
1. Tap Power - Increase tapping power.
2. Shock Wave - Randomly causes a shockwave that will damage surrounding birds.
3. Coin Turtle - A cute little helper that will collect coins for you.

The game is addicting and a fun way to pass time, you can post your score on facebook and challenge your friends. This game is recommended to all ages. Download Tappy Birds Defense now!