Ever dreamed of roaming around in a near endless world with your very own unique monster friends by your side? A brand new turn based strategy gaming experience with all the unique elements of RPG has arrived to the screen of your smartphone! Nexomon brings the joy of capturing awesome looking creatures, intense battles and more to the palm of your hand. The game has been developed by the studio of LIME TURTLE, INC. games and offers pretty much everything that a fan of strategy and role playing gaming could dream of. Nexomon is available to download and play for $2.99 on iOS devices from the Apple iTunes App Store.
The game delivers eye catching graphics with an engaging gameplay experience in a slightly formidable size of 1.18 GB. Therefore do ensure that you have a considerable amount of free space on your smartphone before downloading this game. Nexomon is also highly rated on the App Store since its release which just goes to show the rapid increase in its popularity in the gaming category. The game also contains adaptive music which changes rhythm when creatures appear or when your Nexomon are out of health and this effect will definitely make you skip a heartbeat during the later levels when suspense is high and monsters everywhere. The game receives regular love from the developers and they pay close attention to the suggestions and criticism from players striving to always maintain and increase the standard of this game. The most recent version of Nexomon is version 1.4.1 and was updated on 23 August 2017.
Nexomon is basically an epic monster capture game, which involves you as a Nexomon trainer set in an open world complete with small towns and large cities for you to explore and enjoy. As the game is based upon the story of a Nexomon trainer, the game employs you as a young teenager character who embarks on missions and collects experience and gold by defeating wild Nexomon monsters and other rival trainers all over the open world. To get you further integrated into the story of the Nexomon universe, the game operates on an exploration strategy based method. This means that you will have to crawl your way out of many caves, battling monsters and defeating bosses along the way until you can reach the end prize which will allow you to proclaim yourself as the Ultimate Nexomon Trainer in existence.
Despite the very friendly outlook and great beginner tutorials, Nexomon is not a game to be taken lightly. Since the very first level, you are thrown into the midst of formidable enemies and entrapping obstacles. Even if you do manage to clear the first few levels using the free boosts and abilities provided to you during the explanatory tutorials, it will be very difficult for you to progress much further without any extra help. The Nexomon Trainer’s guild has favored you in this situation as this guide contains the necessary tips that you need to know while playing the game. Follow these with a staunch heart and passionate mind to rise above the perils of the dark rival trainers and become the Ultimate Nexomon Trainer!
1. Choose Your Starter Nexomon Wisely
Nexomon is a game that is all about strategy and tactical planning to always stay one step ahead of the enemy. As this is a turn-based game, any move that you make will have consequences on the entire game that executes afterwards as a result. You also have to keep in mind that while you are making a move, the enemy is also simultaneously planning its next moves on the battlefield. Think of it as a game of chess. If you make one wrong move, you cannot go back and you are left only with regret and sorrow. When you start the game, you begin as a teenage character and depending upon your choice of gender at the start of the game, your character will be a boy or a girl. If you don’t like the appearance of your character at the start of the game, exploring the vast open world and fauna will grant you with a host of opportunities to collect many customization items and you can equip these by going into the main menu which is accessible from the red device visible at the top left corner of the screen of your smartphone.
Once you get your bearings and begin to feel comfortable with the on screen joypad and movement controls, you will proceed downstairs to where your family of scientists is in meeting with the greatest trainer of your time. Once you approach near them, your father will proceed with the Trainer to a secret chamber and your mother will forbid you from following them. To anyone who has played similar games like Pokemon, this would be a blatant proof that something is not right and some evil forces are at work. Well be prepared to be shocked because when you go out to play with your friend Ellie, a thug is trying to run with a stolen Nexomon container. It is your time to play hero as you immediately confront him and snatch the Nexomon container back. During all this scuffle, the Nexomon container drops and when you come near it, you are given the option to choose from six starter Nexomons to keep and raise as your own.
This is the first and most important point of choice given to you in the game because once you select a Nexomon from the six starters, there is no going back! You will be stuck with the same primary Nexomon for better or worse for the rest of your game and it is better to spend as much time as possible comparing which starter has the best abilities to suit your style of play so that you do not start to get bored halfway through your journey. When you hover over any of the six starters, a card will be displayed showcasing the current skills of that Nexomon, its type, health and base stats. It is quite a chore to remember and compare each of the six starters one by one while you are in game so this guide summarizes all possible types of players and the best suitable Nexomon for each of them so you can focus on the real battles taking place around you.
You will find six different types of Nexomon for the six starters and each of them has a strength or weakness against each other and other types of Nexomon that you will encounter later on in the game. These six types of the starters are Normal, Mineral, Wind, Fire, Electric, Plant and Water Nexomons. If you have any experience playing Pokemon or related games before you will instantly recognize that four of these six types are the foundational elements of nature and each of these is a counter to the other. Therefore, if you select a Fire Nexomon for your starter, remember that it will always be very strong against plant and mineral type Nexomon but super weak against water type Nexomon. The key to making the best choice is to know about which Nexomon your starter will be strong and weak against before picking it so read carefully ahead as the knowledge mentioned might just be the turning point of a crucial future battle.
As mentioned above, a fire starter will be weak against water type Nexomon but this does not mean that you forego picking a fire starter in favor of the water starter. The water starter Nexomon is very strong against fire types but it is extremely weak when matched up against a plant type or electric type Nexomon. If you choose a water starter, be prepared to catch a powerful fire or mineral Nexomon from the wild to keep in your team to balance out the disadvantages. Similarly, a plant type Nexomon is strong against mineral and water types but very weak against fire and wind types while electric types have a normal not so effective attack against them. Electric type Nexomons are the only type that has only one weakness for mineral and is strong against both water and wind type Nexomons. An electric type starter is therefore a very safe choice for beginners as mineral type Nexomons come at quite a later stage in the game and you will have ammassed a competent team of your own by that time. The wind type starters are the most attractive Nexomons in the game but dont let their beauty fool you as they are also very poweful. Wind types are super strong against plant types only but weak against electric so they have only one strength and one weakness and the rest of their abilities do normal damage to the remaining types of Nexomons.
Next up, the mineral starters are one of the hardest choices as they have hoards of natural enemies starting very early on in the game. You will have to battle your way through armies of fire, water and plant Nexomons, all of which are super effective against the mineral type. Therefore it is highly recommended to avoid selecting the mineral starter type unless you are up for a real challenge and love to battle for your very survival in the game. If you do end up with a mineral starter, you should take solace and pride in the fact that your Nexomon will grow to be much stronger and harder to defeat in battle if you manage to advance far off in the game.
You can also chooose to customize the personality of your characters to give a more meaningful turn to the gameplay story. The customization panel offers a range of options to choose the behavior and personality of your character that you have selected. You can choose from Aggressive, Protective, Team worker and so on which basically defines the kind of dialogues and decisions that the game will generate for your chosen character. For example if you choose the aggressive personality, the game will almost always generate brutal dialogues and hasty decisions which end up in fights with enemy trainers or even your friends. You can choose this personality if you want the game to move at a faster pace and are more interested in destruction and mayhem than some quality role playing strategy. Similarly, if you choose the team worker personality, you should prepare yourself for some humorous dialogues and strategic exchanges on the missions to come. The team worker characters are very jolly and great fun to play especially if you are more into the story building aspect of the game rather than mindlessly battling Nexomons all around you.
Nexomon is very unforgiving in the sense that if you do make the wrong move and end up getting trapped, then it is most likely game over for you. Also, because you control only one main character in the game at a time, there is no alternative option left for you but to battle it out against nerve racking odds. Therefore, it is advised to take your time and calculate the apparent movement of your enemy before making a move. A hasty decision will lead you to nowhere but regret so avoid acting on a whim and trust your instinct to make the best move to counteract your enemy Nexomon at all times.
2. Capturing Wild Nexomon And Nexo Battles
The strategic and RPG elements of Nexomon allow you to play with danger and entertainment all at the same time. Despite being a difficult game, especially for beginners in this genre, Nexomon does give you some reprieve by allowing a wide Nexomon selection and array of abilities to be at your disposal during the different missions. There are some main abilities of the the Nexomon that the game allows you to use and each can be used only a few times while performing a move, so think wisely before trying out a random ability based on chance alone. You will have in game items like Elixirs and Ethers using which you can restore the ability to use a certain skill once you have exhausted the default allotted turns. However, these are rare items and do not come cheap so try to use a combination of different moves instead of focusing on only one so that you do not need to spend them unnecessarily.
A primary part of your time in the game will be spent catching wild Nexomon during your missions and exploration quests. Wild Nexomon are an essential part for making the best possible team and to this end you should always strive to hunt for higher level Wild Nexomon even if you have a complete team at your side. It is therefore very important that you should learn about how to capture a wild nexomon, the best tips to get hold of the extra difficult creatures and use your captured friends to create the best possible team of Nexomon for every situation and battle. Capturing a Nexomon is very easy at the earlier stages of the game and requires only throwing a Nexo crate at a wild Nexomon without even attacking it. You can access the Nexomon crate by swiping left twice after opening the backpack menu and selecting the crate from thw dropdown list of key items. To capture a Nexomon just throw the Nexo crate and wait for the animation to complete after which the Nexo crate will bob sideways two to three times depending upon the level and rarity of the Nexomon.
As you progress through the game, wild Nexomon will begin resisting and get harder and harder to capture. In these situations a useful trick in the game could save you from hours of frustration and anger. Whenever you encounter a very high level Nexomon in the wild and especially if it is of ultra rare or very rare class, you should never try to immediately throw a Nexo crate in attempts to get a lucky catch. Always find the best counter to the Nexomon from your team and begin attacking it. Once you have engaged the powerful Nexomon, it will be very unlikely for it to try and run away from you thereby giving you a lot of time to wear it down and make it much easier to capture for you. The best technique is to bring the Nexomon down to 25 percent of its health and then throw a Nexo crate at it. This is known as the magic HP level because whenever you throw a Nexo crate at this health, you will almost always be guaranteed with a successful capture of the Nexomon.
Battling with rival trainers and other Nexomon is also an experience in itself and a vital part of the entire game. If used properly every Nexomon has skills which can turn the tide of battle if used at the correct time. These abilities should be used only when one or more of your Nexomon are at more than half their health for maximum effect. If used correctly, the valor bonus can completely upset the odds of the battle and ensure a definite win for your team of Nexomon.
3. Achievements And Nexo Evolutions
Nexomon brings with it a truck load of achievements for you to track your progress and motivate you towards higher goals as you continue playing the game. Not only do these achievements serve as milestones for you to brag about to your friends and family, they have in-game benefits as well. When you complete a certain set of achievements you will be able to claim rewards against that achievements and you can track how much you have progressed with the other achievements in the progress menu. It is important that you do not lose track of your main gameplay strategy while chasing after these achievements because then you will not be able to create a balanced style of play. Just go with the flow and keep a track of your progress because it will be very hard for you to gain many of the achievements at earlier levels and you will lose valuable time and effort trying to achieve these unnecessary milestones. You should also focus on gaining coins through normal paths and save the claiming of achievements for when you are in real need of an influx into your balance. Claiming all the saved achievements at once will help make sure that you have a lot of coins available and this could possibly make a difference for defeating the enemy rival bosses or clearing a particularly difficult mission.
In addition to achievements, you as a trainer get the ultimate reward when your Nexomon evolve into different and much more powerful versions of themselves. These Nexo Evolutions as they are called increase both the health points and basic stats of your Nexomon as well as giving them the ability to learn new moves for you to use in battle. These evolved Nexomon are bigger in size and strength and therefore much harder for an enemy to take down in battle. However, some trainers choose to hold off on the default evolution timings because some special moves can be learned in this manner but as a beginner, it is advisable to stick with the default evolution timings to get the most out of every Nexomon on your team.
4. Exploring Towns And Purchasing Essentials
Nexomon is a strategy style exploration based game so there is no restriction on how many times you can repeat a level and you can abuse this feature to always get ahead of the difficulty curve in the game. The main problem which most players face is the lack of coins available to upgrade their characters in order to tackle a hard level that they just unlocked and purchased or for the purchase of better looking customization items. By repeating certain levels which guarantee an easy accumulation of coins you can avoid being stuck in a loop for all the time that you will be playing the game.
Repeating levels also has the added benefit of making you familiar with almost all the obstacles and dangers that you are likely to face during that particular level. You will also get a very fair idea of which combos to use against the enemies that you are facing on a particular level and you can synergize the abilities of your Nexomon much better when you know what skills your enemies are weak against. Therefore with enough practice you can easily predict which skills the enemies will be using on a particular level and using this information, you can easily counteract with combos and moves of your own Nexomon.
Nexomon is similar to the thousands of other strategy role play and exploration based games in the market but this game makes you work hard for a relatively low amount of reward. This means that you will have to be extra careful while spending coins in the game if you want to achieve any significant progress. This is actually the main reason why many new players give up or fail to progress beyond a certain level while in the Nexomon career mode. They spend tons of cash on needless updates whenever a prompt to do so is shown by the game and as a result they do not have enough cash left for the purchase of ability upgrades or unlocking other cool features in the game.
An easy way to avoid falling into this trap is to collect as much cash as you can without spending any except when you absolutely need to. You will face such a situation only when the difficulty level listed besides the missions reaches to “impossible”. When this difficulty level is reached the game does not allow you to begin the stage unless you have performed some of the required upgrades to make your Nexomon stronger in accordance with the stage requirements. Following this strategy saves you around 20 to 25 percent more cash. This may not seem like much but it really adds up to quite a lot and will result in you being able to purchase much better skill points and upgrades faster than you would have been able to had you been spending cash whenever the game prompted you to.
In addition to efficiently spending your money in the game, you can earn a lot of experience and value by exploring different towns and side missions which are essentially not part of your primary quests. This strategy is quite useful for beginners because they will be able to learn about different areas of the Nexomon universe and the many types of creatures all in their natural habitat. Wild Nexomon are also much more powerful in their dominant area rather than being captured in a foreign land or reserve. The exploration of new towns and areas will also help you to gain knowledge of the areas where you can go in emergencies for quick healing or restocking your items before a major battle. So let your inner adventurer get loose and explore your way to becoming the ultimate trainer in Nexomon!