Travelling around the world is everyone’s dream. MAG Interactive’s new mobile game Backpacker lets you experience that dream but there’s a catch. You get to go to Rome, Italy but you are broke. The good news is, you can earn some money by simply answering some questions. This unique trivia mobile game incorporates questions into different mechanics so that you can explore the world, earn money, and have a career. You start the game by choosing one of two locations. Regardless of the location you choose, you will be given a tutorial by a tour guide who will immediately throw questions at you about the city you are in. Answer the first few question and the tour guide will proceed with teaching you how to get a job. Remember that all aspects of this game depend on your ability to answer questions correctly. Make sure you read our list of Backpacker cheats, tips and tricks guide to learn how to answer all those questions!
1. Find A Hotel
When you are in a foreign country, do you sleep on the street or do you find a place to stay? Naturally, you would want to be in a safe place if you are going to spend the night. The game gives you the option to sleep on the street for free but it comes with natural risks such as getting robbed. You also do not get as much energy if you sleep on the street. So, even though it costs money to sleep in a hotel, it is best if you play it safe and stay in one. You should also choose the best hotel you can afford since they usually give you the most energy.
2. Worst Case Scenario
If somehow you come to the point where you are out of energy and have no money to spend on hotels, you don’t have a choice but to sleep in the streets. It would give you just enough energy to earn some more money to get back into a hotel. Running out of both energy and money would rarely happen but it is still a possibility. An alternative option for you is to just wait until the next day before playing the game again. This way, you can claim your daily bonus and hopefully that would be enough to get you out of trouble for good.
3. Get More Money From Jobs
In Backpacker the primary source of income is through jobs. You get to choose from a set of jobs and you will be asked trivia related to it. You will be able to get more money out of each job you complete by upgrading the wallet in your backpack. Try to upgrade your job bonuses early in the game because it will significantly increase your total earnings in the long run. You should also check the items that you pick up along the way because some of them can be upgraded in order to get even more rewards.
4. Pick The Right Job
Jobs in this game work like categories. For example, if you choose a celebrity job, you will be asked trivia questions about celebrities. Keep in mind that a celebrity questions can be anything about actors, singers, and bands. There are several jobs available so you should always pick ones that you know more about. You will end up wasting your energy if you fail to answer all of the questions in the job you pick. There is also a time limit for answering questions so don’t assume you can just research whatever it is you need to answer.
5. Play The Mini-Games
Out of the options you are given when picking a job, one of them will usually be a mini-game. Consider yourself lucky if you pick the mini-game because it is often easy to complete and will give you a lot of money. See if you can find the trend in job postings that hints which one is the mini-game. If you can always pick the mini-game you can earn loads of cash without having to trivia questions.
6. Check The Missions
Your passport lists down several missions that you need to complete in order to move on to the next city. Make sure you are always working towards completing these missions so that you can progress in the game. The goal is to be able to travel around the world so you would want to be able to do that as soon as possible. Also, you can check out the milestones you can achieve by tapping on the arrow icon on the lower right corner of the screen.
7. Explore Each City
Even though you would want to be able to travel around the world quickly, you also need to consider your expenses. Travelling costs a lot so make sure you earn enough money first before moving on to the next city. Explore each city thoroughly so you can save up a lot of money for travel. You should also check the different transportation options available. Some are cheaper than others although they may take longer.
8. Unlock Those Chests
Chests contain various rewards that can help you progress in Backpacker. It takes a while to open a chest so you should always have one queued up to maximize your time. You can open chests using keys you have earned from answering city questions or from completing jobs. Playing the game often will allow you to open even more chests through these keys.
9. Go To The Information Office
The information office offers several boosts for sale. It takes a bit of searching but after you tap around for a while you will eventually get the menu for it. Check out the different items for sale and try to buy what you can. They may be expensive but the boosts they give you will be worth the money you spend on them in the long run.
10. Ask Google For Answers
A lot of the trivia questions can be searched so you can find out the answers. However, as we mentioned above, you only have a few seconds to answer each question. You will need to be able to type very fast and read quickly in order to get the answer before the time is up. Alternatively, you should also remember the correct answer that the game reveals whenever you get a question wrong. Questions usually get recycled and rephrased so if you pay attention, you may get a second chance to get the answer right.
Explore beautiful cities around the world in Backpacker! Just stick to the strategy guide above so you won’t lose your way! As always, if you have some other tips or tricks to share, don’t hesitate to let us know below in the comment area!