Piggy Boom is a casual mobile game by Rafo Technologies where the main mechanic, believe it or not, is spinning the wheel so you can earn more gold and shields. But this game is more than just a casual title that even non-gamers by nature can enjoy. It is also a social game, as Rafo encourages players to invite their Facebook friends to play the game. And as you keep spinning the wheel, you can build your own islands, and do so with the help of pets; no, not the cuddly cats or dogs you may have at home, but RPG-style helpers who can also defend your island from other players.
All told, this is a rather interesting take on casual gaming. The mechanics may sound very simple, as there will be a lot of wheel-spinning for anyone who plays this game. But beyond that, you’ve got features such as pets and guild formation, both of which are trademark features of RPGs and real-time strategy titles. This makes the game more challenging than your usual casual game, but not if you follow what’s on this list of Piggy Boom tips and tricks.
1. It All Boils Down To The Wheel
The wheel in the sky keeps on turning in this game. And by turning, we mean what happens after you spin it. Your spins can earn you gold, shields, and in-game actions such as attacks and steals. You’ll need all these in order to build the best island possible and protect it from enemy invaders. And while you might not always get lucky, as you will often end up with something you don’t need, you have the option to buy additional spins at the in-game app store, or take advantage of special promotions.
2. Play The Game Every Day
It’s important that you spend a few minutes per game at the very least playing Piggy Boom, as this will get you extra spins as a reward, and other freebies. You can also play mini-games on a daily basis, and have a chance to win even more prizes. If you keep logging into the game and playing, you can bolster your defenses and attack opponents whose islands aren’t guarded, which is always a great way to get ahead in MMORTS titles, or those that have mechanics from that genre.
3. Mine For Gold
Want to earn even more gold in the game? Send some pigs to mine for gold in your islands, and get them ready once you’ve gotten a new island. Now this can be quite a premium expense, as pig miners will cost you a lot of gold. But those expenses are justified by the extra income you could earn, as you can easily come back to the game after several hours, and collect that extra earnings.
4. Manage Your Island Wisely
Once you’ve completed an island, you should turn your attention to the next one, wasting no time as you move forward. You want to make it to that island before somebody else does, and you’ll also want to make sure of a couple other things. First, it’s a dangerous proposition to have money sitting in your bank, as that could easily by stolen by opponents, and secondly, you should also protect your trophies, as opponents can earn cash by laying waste to them.
As you move on in the game and keep spinning the wheel, you will be able to unlock other features and areas in the game. You may, for example, get a shield that could protect your island, or you may also get the right to attack other players’ islands and loot them. And speaking of your shields, it’s important that you level them up whenever you could, so you can be assured of the best chances your island will be safe from danger.
5. About Pets And What They Do
As we mentioned in the game overview, there are pets in this game, and their job is to help you defend your islands. But these aren’t your usual mythical beasts from RPGs. They aren’t fearsome direwolves ridden by epic heroes in battle, but rather cuter characters that can collect your stolen gold, defend your islands, and assist you in a variety of other ways. In fact, we’d say that the pets in Piggy Boom are closer in nature to real pets, as they would need you to take good care of them by preserving their health and giving them energy, allowing them to become more effective in their many roles.
6. Once Again, No Man Is An Island
Piggy Boom may be a casual title, but it’s a casual title you can play with your friends. By connecting your game to Facebook, you can team up or compete against friends; the former is especially helpful, as two heads or more are better than one when it comes to battle. You can also take advantage of the other social features if you’ve got the game connected to Facebook, such as issuing warrants on other players, or even your own friends. Lastly, the game will gift you with even more rewards if it sees that you’ve successfully invited friends to play Piggy Boom with you, or even against you. You can call them guilds, clans, or whatever you prefer them to be known as, but there are myriad benefits to forming a team with your real-life friends.