Amazing Katamari Damacy is Bandai Namco’s unique ball-rolling endless runner game for Android and iOS devices, that has previously been released on other platforms. In this game, you will help the Prince and his royal cousins on their mission to restore the galaxy. To do so, you must roll a ball to make it bigger as it collects various items along the way. There are thousands of objects for you to add to your giant ball, including fruits, candies, balls, and even vehicles! You also get to help the King of All Cosmos in his mission to win back the Queen’s heart by rolling the same ball. On top of that, you get to save the world from impending doom! If all that somehow makes sense to you, then you are playing the right game. Make sure you check out our Amazing Katamari Damacy tips, cheats and tricks for some help!
1. Beef Up Your Cousins
Your royal cousins are all here to help you. Of course, you will need to help them first, so that they can be better at helping you. Your cousins are the equivalent of power ups and boosts in other endless runner games. Make sure you upgrade them, so that they can give you better boosts when you play the game.
Some cousins are better than others. You should prioritize the ones that can help you the most when it comes to upgrades. The most useful cousin is probably Opeo, since he helps you stay in the game longer. After upgrading Opeo, you can focus on Foomin and Nik. Save Marny and Macho for last. They may not be your most useful cousins, but they can still help you out somehow. Since you can’t predict which cousin will pop up to help you out, it is a good idea to invest in upgrading all of them eventually.
Of course, the upgrades are useless if you don’t pick up your cousins during your run. When you see them, make sure you do everything you can to pick them up. It doesn’t matter which cousin you get. Any cousin is better than nothing. You should also keep picking these boosts even if you already have gotten a large ball. Stay in the game for as long as you can in order to get a high score!
2. Choose The Lesser Evil
As you go through your run, you will encounter numerous obstacles that can hinder your progress. Some obstacles are more dangerous, so make sure you avoid those at all costs. Hitting the wheels or falling down a hole will automatically end your run. If you have to choose, always pick the obstacle that will only impair your movement. That means you should not hesitate in avoiding a wheel or a hole just because there are other obstacles ahead. Don’t worry if the King seems like he is catching up to you. You will still have time to increase the gap once more as you continue your run.
3. Queue Up The Rockets
In Amazing Katamari Damacy launching rockets is the equivalent of opening chests. It takes time to launch rockets, so you should always have them queued up to ensure a steady flow of loot. Some rockets take longer to launch than others. The longer the wait time, the better the rewards.
A good system for launching a lot of rockets is to queue up rockets with short wait times during the day. This way, you get to open more rockets since you will be available to queue up additional rockets. Save the rockets with long wait time for when you are about to log off at night. You won’t notice the long wait time since you will be sleeping anyway.
4. Try The Different Control Systems
The game has two different control systems that can be switched at any time. The first one is the default touch controls that requires you tap on the screen to make your character move. If you find that you are always accidentally tapping incorrectly, you may be more comfortable with the game’s tilt controls. To switch to tilt controls, just tap on the cogwheel on the top left corner of the main screen.
If you are still struggling with the controls, it may be that the sensitivity is too high for your play style. Go back into the menu and tweak the sensitivity of the controls until you find the perfect setting. It takes a bit of trial and error, but once you have the controls customized for your play style, the game will be a lot easier.
Another thing to keep in mind is to keep your fingers at the bottom of the screen when using the touch controls. There is a lot going on in the screen, and it is easy to overlook obstacles in all the chaos. The last thing you want is to have your fingers blocking a third of the screen while you try to navigate around the obstacles.
5. Always Look Ahead
One of the golden rules of endless runners is to always look at the obstacles ahead. Things will get more hectic as you progress in your run. You cannot afford to know about an obstacle when it is already in front of you. Give yourself some time to prepare for upcoming obstacles by always looking ahead. This game can be very distracting, especially when you already have a giant ball on your hands. Resist the temptation to admire your work, and focus on thinking about how to avoid the obstacles ahead.
6. Don’t Lose Hope
Amazing Katamari Damacy may be weird and funny, but at the same it’s also a difficult game to master. It will take a lot of practice before you can consistently get scores you are proud of. In fact, you might find yourself getting frustrated often when you are still starting out. The key to this game is mastering the controls and maintaining your focus. Instead of getting stressed out about your previous failures, shake it off and just keep practicing until the controls become second nature to you.
Save the world and restore the galaxy by rolling the most epic ball of objects in history! Follow our Amazing Katamari Damacy guide and you will surely succeed!