By now, you’ve seen us cover Tap Tycoon – Country vs Country quite a bit. With a glut of big releases in the final month of 2015, the game has emerged as a big hit on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, and we’d say it’s because of its simple gameplay and the twists it brings to your usual clicker game. Those twists include the game being set in the 35th century, with some far-out technologies that you can invest in – these include the anti-gravity fork, luggage shrink ray, holographic window view, and many more. And like you would in other games of this type, you’ll also need to upgrade your businesses regularly.
Of course, you probably know that the main twist here is the “country vs country” mechanic, as you team up with countrymen in global competition. There are more, as you’ll find out, and if you’re looking for a one-stop shop that compiles all our best tips and a few new ones, do check out our exclusive Tap Tycoon – Country vs Country ultimate guide.
1. Upgrade Your Taps For A Fast Start
Upgrading your taps is one of the first things you will want to do in this game. If you’re playing on an average-sized phone, say, one that’s about 4.5 to 5 inches, you can tap with two fingers at once. But if you’re using a tablet, or even a phablet, you can use anywhere from four to six fingers at the same time without much difficulty. Consider how much money you could earn in such a short amount of time if you upgrade your taps.
2. Tap On The Fat Cat For Ad Videos
When you see the Fat Cat appear on your screen, that’s your cue to tap on him and watch an ad video. The ad videos in this game give you 2x income multipliers for taps, buildings, and everything else. And as you keep unlocking skills and buying upgrades, the effects of these ad videos will become more pronounced.
3. Tap On The Boxes Too
Aside from the Fat Cat, you can also tap on the boxes flying on the screen so you can earn special skill bonuses and free diamonds, which are the premium currency of the game. With your diamonds, you can buy new tech cards (more about them later), and give your business a big overall boost by “supercharging” it. You can also use it to “make it rain,” as the expression goes – making it rain with money, that is.
4. Keep Your Eye Out For Building Perks
Once you buy buildings for your city, keep an eye out for which level they will be earning perks for you. Typically, you’d get them at Levels 10, 25, 50, 100, or any similar “milestone”-type numbers. Perks may include a bonus profit multiplier or a speed boost, and speaking of speed boosts, you can get even more speed bonuses when ALL your buildings are at the same milestone level.
5. How To Earn Tech Cards
Tech cards are another important part of Tap Tycoons, and you can earn a lot of them once you’ve gone for a while without prestige-ing (see below tips) and substantially boosted your maximum net worth and prestige points. The gauge here is the increase of your net worth and prestige points relative to your present net worth and prestige points. And if this confuses you a bit, the easy way to put it would be this – wait a good long while in between prestiges and you’ll have a better chance of earning free tech cards.
6. A Quick Refresher On Prestige
Prestige, as we told you in our previous Tap Tycoon guide, is mainly used as a verb in the game’s context, and not so much as a noun. You would first be able to prestige once you’ve earned $20 trillion, and being able to prestige pretty much means you’ll have the ability to deploy your soldiers as they “fight” in the international money war. You will earn bonus tech cards by doing this, though you can also earn tech cards by paying with diamonds.
7. About Prestige Bonuses
Now that you know when to prestige and what it means in Tap Tycoons’ context, let’s talk about prestige bonuses. It will all depend on the total amount of money you have made, as well as your net worth at the time you prestige. The game doesn’t say the exact multiplier per prestige point, but as a general rule of thumb, you can earn more cash by default with more prestige points. Also, percentage multipliers go higher by varying amounts each time you prestige, but never go down.
8. How To Deploy Your Soldiers
Unfortunately, it can be a bit challenging to get more soldiers in the game; in fact, it’s harder than it is to get prestige points. The number of soldiers you can add is based on the prestige points that can be added in relation to your current amount of prestige points – yes, it can be a bit confusing. But if you want to keep it simple, we advise sending lots of soldiers early on, rather than sending them after prestige-ing several times.
When deploying your soldiers, you also want to do so regularly, after consistent periods of time. That typically ensures your name remains on the leaderboards in time for the next country vs country war. Logging into the game adds you to a country’s banners, with your country corresponding to where your mobile carrier is located. It is possible to use a VPN to switch countries, but wouldn’t it be so much better if you played the game with the idea of representing your own country in Tap Tycoons? Sometimes it isn’t, and we’ll tell you why on the next tip.
9. What Can You Do If You’re Able To Switch Countries?
The drawback of representing your home country is the fact that a higher rank in terms of soldiers contributed means bigger bonuses. So if you’re from a country where there are a lot of players, say, the U.S. or the U.K., your bonuses may be on the small side. Now if you want to, and are able to switch countries, you should choose a smaller country, so as to allow you to rise higher on the list of active players. The Make it Rain feature can help you rank higher through angel investors and tech cards, though this isn’t always the smartest thing to do, given that you can spend 500 gems to buy five tech cards straight away.
10. Know The Advantages Of The Different Skills
You have different skills in this game which you can upgrade, and from left to right, we shall be recapping them with you and giving you a brief explanation of what you can expect.
Quick Cash, first of all, allows you to earn immediate cash, with that instant cash multiplying via Fat Cat and Business Supercharged. Business Supercharged, which we also mentioned above, gives you a 2x income multiplier or more depending on your upgrade level. Auto-Tap is self-explanatory – it does all the tapping for you, and can be a great way to help you rest a bit in the game. Cash Stack boosts your chance of a cash stack event, which can be best described as one tap translating to much more cash. And last, but not the least, Midas Touch boosts your tap value by a whopping 100x or more, again depending on your current level.
11. What Happens If You Activate All Five Skills?
This is a very good question, and a very good way to get humongous cash bonuses. Once you’ve activated all of the five above mentioned skills, you can tap as quickly as you could, with as many fingers as possible. Keep on tapping frantically with all the fingers you could use until the skills run out. And once you reactivate your skills, you’ll get that big money bonus we were referring to.
12. Synergy Bonuses Explained
Once you’ve reached 100 points, synergy bonuses, or bonuses given when all of your businesses are at the same level, will come every 100 points earned. Each new milestone will give you a chance to either double your speed or double your income. You would also want to prestige if it takes too long from one milestone to another.
13. The Benefits Of Playing Online
Advertisements popping up randomly in games may suck, to put it very bluntly. That’s why many gamers prefer to play with their Internet turned off. But playing with the Internet turned on gives you a formidable chance of getting huge cash bonuses or five-diamond rewards. Just make sure the “fairy video” option is turned on in your game’s settings, so that you’re assured of some ad videos to watch…or ad videos to line your in-game pockets.