Storm Watch Games’ new Android and iOS title Eco Birds is quite an interesting one – it’s a tap-to-fly game that may sound a bit like Flappy Bird, but that’s where the similarities end. In the game, you’re controlling a bird who’s trying to stop evil villains from cutting down trees, polluting the oceans, and destroying the environment, and you will be doing that by taking a dump on their heads. Yes, you read that right – you will be doing your business on the bad guys’ heads, but then again, you will also be doing other things to save the environment, mainly replanting trees.
The concept may sound odd, but Storm Watch’s heart is in the right place – this is a game with an environmental focus, and the villains here represent deforestation, big oil companies, and others. So if you want to save the environment the right way, we recommend you to read our list of Eco Birds tips and tricks.
1. Save Your Pooping For Villains And Stumps
Curiously, pooping is a measure of energy in this game, and you will only be allowed a limited number of poops. That means you should only take a poop when it’s absolutely necessary – either do your business on an enemy, or do it on a tree stump. Doing that will earn you Eco Points. And don’t just fire away indiscriminately – you should prepare your poop to be fired, and that will come in to play when it comes to aiming.
2. You Can Still Jump Around Even When Out Of Poop
If you’ve done all the business that there is to be done – you know what we mean – you can still jump. This is just a quick tip, but nice to know nonetheless even if you won’t be able to poop in such a situation.
3. Use Your Gliding Abilities With The Default Bird
Cuckoo Cate is the default starting bird for all Eco Birds players, and gliding happens to be her unique ability. Have her glide with a simple tap-and-hold gesture; that’s going to slow her down as she descends, and while doing so you would be able to cover a lot of ground without having to poop to jump. Make full use of her special ability while you’re still using her as your Eco Bird!
4. Don’t Stick With One Bird – Buy The Others
You have the option to unlock birds, or should we say, buy them with your coins. And each has their own special abilities. Chris Condor, for starters, comes with infinite energy, therefore infinite poop. (In other words, he’s full of you-know-what.) Buzz the Eagle launches mega poops with his special ability. Lastly, Timmy Toucan comes with a passive double coin bonus, allowing you to earn coins faster.
5. Complete More Achievements
However, buying a new bird can be very expensive. And if you compare the price of birds to the amount of coins you earn per run, you may have to play for quite a while before you can afford some of them. But there are achievements which you can find on the title screen, and most of them are easy to pull off, if often time-consuming. Typically, the achievements revolve around re-planting so many trees or pooping on so many enemies, and while they will get harder over time, the coins you earn will make it worth it.
This is our compilation of Eco Birds tips, tricks and hints. If you happen to know more tips for the game, don’t hesitate to share them with us!