The aptly-named Grogshot Games has launched a new game for Android and iOS called Clicker Pirates, and it’s proven to be quite the hit since its release. Just as the name suggests, it’s a clicker game where you play the role of a pirate, and you’ll have more than enough chances to kill monsters, hire heroes to add to your crew, collect artifacts and treasures, and loot, loot, loot. You’ll be doing a whole lot of tapping as you level up your captain and your crew and unlock more skills. There are also boss battles in here, and as far as your crew is concerned, you can recruit up to 25 different heroes, many of whom aren’t exactly human. There are also more than five worlds to explore, and you can expect that number to grow in future updates.
The tapping mechanic of this game suggests that you may have an easy go at things, but it’s more than just that – much more. So if you want to rule the seven seas and become the ultimate pirate in this game, we suggest you to check out our detailed Clicker Pirates strategy guide.
1. Tap With Two Fingers
As this is a clicker game, you want to get as much out of your taps as possible. That means you’ll want to tap with two fingers, but not at the same time. The game, unfortunately, cannot recognize touches that come in at the same time, so you’ll have to alternate your tapping. Do this as quickly as possible so you can get in the maximum number of hits possible against your enemies. It’s going to pose a bit of a strain on your fingers, but as the saying goes, it comes with the territory.
2. Focus On Helping Your Crew Members Reach Milestones
Your crew members can reach certain milestones in the game, and that would allow you to unlock bonuses; to be specific, these milestones are leveling up your crew members to Levels 10, 25, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, and 1,000. Once you upgrade your crew beyond Level 1,000, that’s going to give you an amazing damage bonus per tap, and each 25th time your crew members level up, their bonuses will keep increasing. That means you wouldn’t have to work too hard with the tapping, though you should always keep the first tip in mind whenever possible.
3. Use The Time Lapse Cheat For More Gold
If you want to earn more gold, you can try the time lapse cheat by going to your phone or tablet’s settings and moving the time forward by the amount of time in relation to the amount of gold you want to earn. The caveat here is that you won’t be able to reset the time on your device without consequences, unless you do it just right before the in-game world resets. Otherwise, you can still reset the time and reset the world, and still rake in the gold nonetheless.
4. Upgrade The Skills When You Can’T Properly Upgrade Tap Damage
There will come a time when upgrading your tap damage will no longer have the same effect, thus making the action basically useless. But that doesn’t mean the end of your upgrades, as you can still upgrade the skills on the menu. Upgrading will increase your skills’ effect significantly and allow them to be effective for longer, though the catch is that the cool down time in between using your skills will also be extended. That’s not much of a catch, however, if you consider the power and duration of the effect.
5. Upgrade The DPS Of Your Captain
While you will be spending less time clicking as you keep on upgrading in the game, and more time overseeing your crew, you will also have to keep in mind your captain’s DPS. Make sure to upgrade your captain’s DPS, but don’t save this for later on in the game; do it as soon as possible, at the point when you’re still doing a lot of tapping. Your captain’s skills should also be upgraded if you want to hold your own in the boss fights.
6. Utilize Your Captain’s Skills When Fighting Bosses
Speaking of those boss fights, that’s something else you’ll want to do when it comes to your captain – upgrade their skills. The boss fights can be quite the challenge, but using your captain’s skills will make it substantially easier. You don’t even have to use all of the captain’s skills; in many cases, using some of them will do.
7. There’s A Method To Unlocking Crew Members
You might think that the game doesn’t give you much leverage when unlocking and upgrading crew members. But there’s actually a way to work around this, and it’s quite simple. All you have to do is to upgraded the crew members who give you the bigger bonuses, may it be in terms of damage or additional earnings. Tap on a crew member’s first skill to pull up a list of all their skills, so you know whom to focus on.
8. How To Earn More Green Gems
There are a few ways in which you can earn more green gems, which are the game’s premium currency. First of these would be completing the achievements, many of which can be done naturally while playing Clicker Pirates like you normally would. You can also spin the wheel in hopes of earning green gems. Lastly, you can purchase them in the in-app store, though this is going to cost you real money. Unless you’re in a serious pinch, we suggest avoiding the option to pay real money for green gems.
9. Double Your Money By Watching Ad Videos
Occasionally, the game will serve up some ad videos, which you can watch in order to double the money you earn for four hours. You’ll want to do this whenever possible, as four hours of your money being doubled can mean a world of good for you. Look for the exclamation mark in the upper right hand side of your screen, as that will inform you if the option to watch ad videos is available.
10. The Water Could Hide Some Goodies
The waters aren’t all treacherous and filled with monsters, as they may sometimes spawn chests and crates. Collecting them will earn you a great deal of extra money, and if not, you may also be able to fill your ship’s chest meter so you can unlock a free spin. That free spin, of course, could earn you better rewards, and those rewards may include artifacts. Make sure to take advantage of the free spin as soon as it’s available.
These would be for now our tips and tricks for Clicker Pirates. If you happen to know additional hints for the game, that we haven’t included in our strategy guide, don’t hesitate to share them with us!