Icy Ropes is a new game from PlaySide that can definitely be filed in the casual category – it’s an endless climbing game for Android and iOS where you can take control of two climbers simultaneously, moving from cliff to cliff as you’re tied together by one rope. You should make sure not to look down, and as you move along in the game, you’ll have a chance to unlock more than 100 characters. You can also share your favorite in-game fail, and while it might sound like a good premise to share your wackiest mishaps, the stakes can be a bit high, as you should make sure not to pull your friend over the edge.
PlaySide doesn’t use the usual “easy to learn, hard to master” catchphrase we often see in casual games, but the company does use another old standby – “super hard.” You shouldn’t let this intimidate or discourage you, as the game doesn’t really have much of a learning curve to speak of. But it isn’t exactly an easy game to play, and that’s why we’ve got some useful Icy Ropes tips and hints for you below. Read on if you want to last longer in this game!
1. Time Your Jumps
There’s a lot of timing involved in this game, and you’ll have to wait first before your character properly lands on a platform, then make your next jump. That will allow the second character to jump off the next time you tap on the screen. If you jump too soon, the first/front character will do a second jump. Now if your second/rear character slides off, use your front character to jump toward the next platform. Continue doing this and the rear character will be able to get their balance back. It’s quite easy at the end of the day (easy to learn, remember?), but it may take some getting used to.
2. How To Earn More Coins
You can earn coins by naturally playing the game, but you can also earn coins through other ways. In fact, these are faster ways for you to earn; tap to play, and you’ll see a golden creature on the left side of your rear character. Tap on it and you’ll be asked to watch a video advertisement. Once the ad is completed, you’ll earn a lot of free coins for that 30-second clip; you could potentially earn up to 100 coins per video watched, and that’s a pretty big deal.
3. How To Collect More Characters
The game will allow you to open a mystery box once you’ve reached the 50-coin mark; that’s going to come with some random characters inside. Now you shouldn’t expect anything by way of different twists and turns with the new characters. They’ll only look different from your stock characters, but won’t come with any specific advantages or disadvantages. As mentioned above, you can collect up to 100-plus characters, and those also include the dragons (not available via mystery box, available for in-app purchase), as well as some characters that are of higher rarity, but still with the same characteristics. Like most other casual/endless games, Icy Ropes is designed to test your natural skill, and not your choice of character.
4. Why Should You Buy The Dragons?
You might be wondering why you should spend real money on the dragons when they don’t play any differently from the stock characters. Their main benefit is removing all of the ads in the game. Unfortunately, the ads on Icy Ropes can be quite annoying, and those pop-up ads can throw you off your focus if you’re not on guard. Buying the dragons will get rid of those ads, though you can also do this by playing the game with your Wi-Fi or data turned off. The catch is that you won’t be able to watch ad videos for coins, but the game will allow you to play offline, and therefore, ad-free.
5. Download Playside’s Games For More Characters
Aside from the above-mentioned dragons, there are a few other characters which you cannot win via mystery box. So how can you get those characters? Simply by downloading one of PlaySide’s other games, such as Spongebob: Sponge on the Run and Bouncy Bits. The game will reward your support by unlocking a few new characters, so download those games, and uninstall them once you’re done. You won’t lose the new characters anyway, and there’s no obligation to keep the other PlaySide games on your phone.
That’s it for now, as far as our list of tips and tricks for Icy Ropes is concerned. Do you know more tips for the game? Be sure to drop us a line in the comment section!