Alien Star Menace, which is available for Android and iOS devices alike, can be considered a throwback game, what with its ‘80s arcade look, feel and storyline. According to developer Animal Farm Creations, aliens have invaded the starship Paladin and they don’t seem interested in making friends. It’ll be up to you to out-guile these aliens and make use of your weapons to protect the good ship Paladin, and as you progress in the game, you’ll be unlocking new units and their respective abilities, all the while taking it to the alien bad guys. It’s essentially a tactical game, and despite its depth, it also happens to free. So join us now as we offer you some Alien Star Menace cheats, tips and strategies to help you in your in-game progress.
1. Don’t Go For An All-Out Attack, But Keep Your Troops Together
Launching an all-out attack against the aliens is always tempting. And it’s a lot of fun as well, as you charge at the aliens with all your troops and all your weapons. But it’s not always that easy as it sounds, and it would actually be wiser to go slow and steady and make sure your troops are together. While this takes less time, it gives you a better chance of victory, and leaves your troops less vulnerable to enemy attacks; using an all-out strategy often leads to individual troops being ganged up on by the enemy.
2. There’s No Such Thing As A Preventive Attack
Now, you may also have thought that the best way to deal with the aliens is to stand your ground and not do anything unless they strike first. That’s only going to lead to a lot of boredom, as the aliens won’t move if you don’t.
3. Arrange Your Troops Properly
Having a good and smart formation always helps in improving your chances of victory. Your melee attackers/heavy troops should be in the front line, followed by your ranged fighters right behind them. Those who rely on speed and stealth don’t have high attack stats or a lot of health points, but they’ll be your best offense against enemy ranged troops. As for your range troops, they make for a great way to deal with alien heavy troops quickly and efficiently.
4. Focus On One Side At A Time
If the aliens are trying to use their strength in numbers on you, it’s best to focus on one side individually, usually the toughest, before you take care of the other sides.
5. Grind To Get More Relics
You can potentially earn a maximum three relics per stage, and if you aren’t able to get all of them right off the bat, you can always “grind,” or replay a previously-completed stage, once you’ve unlocked more troops and completed other stages. New troops can be used in any stage, including those you’ve completed in the past.
6. Don’t Grind (Yet) If You’re Focusing On Troops
Conversely, if your goal is to unlock as many troops as possible, you wouldn’t want to grind old levels. Instead, try to beat each stage and move on to the next – one stage unlocked is equivalent to one new troop unlocked.