Nanovation Labs seems to be following the lead of casual gaming leader Ketchapp with its new game called Escalate. Similarly to your typical Ketchapp game, the gameplay of this new Android and iOS title is excruciatingly simple. All you need to know about the game’s features that it comes with one-touch controls, minimalist graphics, endless gameplay, and the option to use the coins you earn to collect characters. What you’ll be doing here is trying to go as high as possible on your ship, while avoiding numerous obstacles you will be facing along the way. Of course, you’ll also get to collect gold, which you can then use to unlock different characters.
Simple, straightforward, but is it an easy game to master? Some may disagree with that latter statement, especially those who may be finding it hard to beat their old high score. But you don’t have to be that player, as we’re here with some Escalate tips and tricks to get a high score and earn more coins.
1. Learning The Game’s Basic Controls
Smarcle doesn’t lie when it promises one-touch control in this game. Simply tap left to go left, tap right to go right, and use those controls as you move upwards in search for more coins. Unlike in other games of the casual variety, the changes in direction don’t manifest automatically; instead, you’ll see yourself moving slowly to the direction of your choice. That means you might have to tap twice or even thrice so your character/spaceship/triangle goes left or right.
2. Be On The Lookout For Gears, Especially If They’re Moving Down
The obstacles in Escalate may come in the form of gears, which rotate downwards and make their way towards your ship. There are also gears that make their way upwards, and they aren’t as deadly at all. It’s the gears rotating downwards that you really need to be on the lookout for; they could crush you if you run into one, or they can trap you in a corner, ending your game prematurely. There will be many situations where you have to go between two gears, so be extra-careful when dealing with them!
3. Watch Out For Other Obstacles
There are also some other obstacles that have the potential to end your game if you get too close, namely the obstacles with white borders. Any obstacle with a black border, except the gears, are safe to come in contact with, but the ones with white borders will instantly kill you. It’s best to wait until they’re out of the way before moving, should they be going in a back-and-forth or up-and-down motion.
4. The Gold Lights Are Your Currency
We wouldn’t call it gold in the truest sense, but the gold lights you see in the levels are the equivalent of coins or currency. These allow you to buy new “characters,” which are essentially new ways to customize your triangle. And while they may cost differently in the in-game store, there’s no difference in the way they perform; they merely look different, but all play the same way.
Hope you’ve enjoyed our list of tips and tricks for Nanovation Labs’ new mobile game, Escalate. We’re planning to update this guide with more hints in the future, so stay tuned!