Snail Games has just released Taichi Panda: Heroes for Android and iOS, which is a role-playing game where you can journey back to a time long forgotten in a kingdom of magical mayhem and powerful panda warriors. Like you would in other RPGs, you can collect heroes, add them to your team, and manage that team of heroes. Going more into the specifics, this game can be considered part of the massively multiplayer online genre, where you can pit your team of heroes against those of other human players. You can also team up with your fellow human players and form alliances, and gather more loot as you defeat more human-controlled teams in the game.
The features of this game, in general, are quite similar to those of other MMORPGs, but the selling point here is the type of heroes you can unlock and upgrade, as well as the distinct panda-centric flavor of the game. (There are human characters here as well, of course!) So how can you succeed in this particular RPG? We advise you to read on, as we now bring you our Taichi Panda: Strategy Guide. This guide is, like many others we’ve written, primarily designed for beginners, with a few tips that you can also use if you’re a more experienced player in need of an extra edge.
1. Collect Rewards After The Tutorial
As this is a new game, Snail Games is quite generous with the rewards for the meantime. And once you finish the tutorial, you can tap on the event button on top to pull up several categories. Check the categories that have notification numbers beside them, and you’ll be able to collect rewards for each of those categories. That means a lot of free stuff for you early on in the game, so take advantage of the fact that Taichi Panda: Heroes is hot off the presses.
2. Take Advantage Of Your Skills
Due to the short cool down times of many of the preliminary abilities in this game, you can use your skills liberally from the get-go, allowing you to kill your enemies faster, and get rid of more of them. Keep a close eye on the cool down, and once it’s finished, you can unleash a new skill, usually every five to ten seconds or so. The SP bar shows you when you can launch your special skills, and it fills up quite quickly; each time you launch a normal attack, that bar fills up. You may want to try finding a good balance between normal moves and skills in order to systematically take out your enemies and do so faster.
3. Keep On Collecting Freebies By Regularly Visiting The Shrines
It’s not just after the tutorial when you can collect free stuff in this game. Go to the treasure icon beside the event icon, so you can draw random pieces of equipment, hero shards, and other free stuff. For equipment and hero shards, you can draw for them in the blue shrine to the left, while you can go to the orange shrine on the right to draw some super-rate pieces of equipment. Free draws are available at the orange shrine every two days, which may require some patience and vigilance on your end, while you can draw for free in the blue shrine every few minutes.
4. Prioritize Fortifying Your Gear
Taichi Panda: Heroes is one of those RPGs where your heroes’ equipment matters more than their attributes or their skills. Sure, those latter two are quite essential to success in the game, but you won’t be able to leverage those stats and skills properly if your heroes aren’t properly equipped with powerful gear. And to make your gear more powerful, you’ll want to fortify those pieces of equipment as often as you could. Simply tap on a piece of gear, then tap on the Fortify option.
5. Improve Your Overall Might As Well
Aside from fortifying your gear, you should also focus on improving your team’s overall might, which is a statistic that shows how powerful a team you’ve got. Try to make this stat as high as possible, and upgrade your might by spending gold. It could cost you a lot of in-game money, but more often than not, it’s going to be worth it in the end.
6. How To Use The Auto-Battle Feature
Normally, we advocate the use of auto-battle features against easier opponents, or if you’re farming for resources, gold, XP, or the like by replaying battles you’ve already won. Obviously, you should eschew the auto-battle and go through the whole fight when you’re against bosses or tougher enemies. But in Taichi Panda: Heroes, we strongly warn you, the player, against going on auto mode. Why is this the case?
Normally, auto mode allows the computer AI to take over and use simplistic battle tactics that are nonetheless good enough to help you win in easier levels or when farming. But in this game, the AI appears to be downright incompetent; this may be a bug, though, and if it is, we expect Snail Games to fix it in upcoming updates. When in auto, your character may stop fighting after taking out a few enemies, and that should be enough to scare you off playing the levels on auto mode.
7. How To Complete Three-Star Levels
All of the levels in Taichi Panda: Heroes allow you to earn a maximum of three stars. So how can you perfect a level and get all three stars out of three? You’ll have to work fast and complete, as the optional objectives to help you gain three stars may include killing so many enemies or completing the level within a certain amount of time. This may sound difficult, but there is a handsome payoff to finishing levels with three stars – unlocking and opening the Warlord Chest, which often comes with some rare and valuable items.
This wraps up our list of tips and tricks for Taichi Panda: Heroes. If you happen to know other hints for the game, be sure to let us know!