If you’re guessing that the game called Shady Wars by Music Powered Games is endorsed by none other than rap superstar Eminem, then you are absolutely right. He has indeed become the latest celebrity to lend his or her name to a mobile game, and in this iOS and Android title, you’ll be playing as Eminem’s alter-ego Slim Shady. The game invites you to “play along to some of Eminem’s greatest hits” developed in partnership with his own label Shady Records, and if you’re good enough, you can reach “Rap God” status by avoiding obstacles, and also beating your friends (or other players) and collecting badges as you progress through the game.
The game’s basic mechanic is collecting icons and song lyrics that drop in tune to Eminem’s songs. And while this may seem like an easy task in this arcade game for mobile, it can also be a challenge at times. Check out our collection of Shady Wars tips, tricks and cheats and you might just become a Rap God before you know it, at least in the universe of this game.
1. Expect The Lyrics To Rain Down Fast
One thing to watch out for in this game is falling lyrics – yes, they can fall down fast and furious, even at the start of the song. And that means you have to be equally agile when working the screen. Swipe quickly from left to right/right to left, and if you can’t catch the lyrics in time by normal means, then try to catch them from the side. Using this simple technique could allow you to deal with the fast-flowing lyrics, as the results will be the same whether you catch the lyrics from under or from the side.
2. Be Prepared For The Drones
Drones are one of the things that will make life hard for you as you control Slim Shady. It’s very important that you keep a close eye out for the drones, who become tougher with each passing level. And you may need to attack the tougher drones in different ways, to ensure you get rid of them. For example, some drones can be killed by letting go of your screen to shoot a chainsaw, then tapping on your screen again to take them out.
3. How To Spend Your Coins?
Completing stages will earn you coins, and so will watching ad videos once an offer is available. But what can you buy with them? You can buy power-ups, for starters, and they can help Eminem (or should we say, Slim Shady) in a number of ways, improving his shooting, giving him a bonus life, or giving him a shield for defensive purposes. You could also buy coins for other characters, including real-life rappers like Royce Da 5’9”, and Eminem in non-Shady form.
4. What Else Can You Buy Or Unlock In This Game?
Another thing you can do in Shady Wars is play in more than just one league, which you can do if you earn enough stars for all the songs in your current league. It’s also possible to buy the Rap Star league, though that will cost you $5 or its equivalent in actual money. You can also unlock the Rap Bonus once you beat Til It’s Gone Battle 2 in the limited-edition Rap Baby Mode. This allows you bigger rewards for beating a dynamic, always changing list of songs.