Game developer Lunime has made quite a name for itself creating popular gacha-based roleplaying games like Gachaverse and Neko Gacha. This time around, they are giving their fans the freedom to create their own content. Gacha Life is a casual game created for Android and iOS devices. Players will be able to create multiple original characters using the game’s extensive customization options.
Numerous aspects of each character can be tweaked, including hair color, eye shape, height, outfits, and so on. What is even better is that all the customization options are made available from the moment you enter the game. That means you don’t need to progress in the game before you can create the character of your dreams. After creating avatars, players can then make skits, setup scenes, play mini games, and develop relationships with other characters. There is plenty to do in the game, and our Gacha Life guide, featuring a number of tips, tricks and cheats, is here to walk you through everything!
1. Create Your Characters
You read that right, you can create multiple characters. There are eight character slots on the left side of the Home screen, and each slot is filled with a premade character. Feel free to edit any of these characters because all those slots are yours to fill. There are also 12 additional slots for extra characters that you can access by tapping on the Slots+ button. Only the characters occupying the first eight slots will be available when in Studio or Skit Maker mode, so don’t forget to swap in the characters that you want to use.
There are pages upon pages of character customization options. Tap on any of the buttons on the right side of the Home Screen to get started. Don’t worry because you won’t need to go back to the Home screen if you decide to make changes to a different part of your character’s body. When going through the different options for each body part, you can either tap on the arrow buttons or tap on the item itself to open up all the available designs. Once you are done with the visual changes, don’t forget to drop by the Profile section to set your character’s name as well as the rest of the personal details.
2. Try The Studio Mode
Studio mode allows you to create scenes using all the characters that are in the first eight slots. That means you can set up a group photo for all your original characters, or you can come up with a scenario where they all interact. Tap on the icon of each character at the bottom of the screen to place them on the scene. You can then change the background, add props, edit their chat bubbles, position each of them on the screen and so on. Feel free to edit as much as you want until you are satisfied with the scenario you have created. Once you are done, you can tap on the Hide button on the top right corner of the screen in order to remove the interface, allowing you to take a clear photo of the scene you just created. You can also save up to nine different scenes and reload them if you feel like editing.
3. Make Your Own Skits
Another unique feature the game has is the Skit Maker. This allows you to make up your own stories involving the different characters. Your skits can have up to 100 scenes but you can only have up to two characters on the screen each time. To create a scene, first choose the position of the characters on the screen. After that, you can choose a character for the left side and another for the right side of the scene. You can add speech bubbles to each of them in the white boxes in the middle. On the right side are options to change the background, character facial expressions, and poses. You can also copy the details of an existing scene by tapping on the Copy button on the right.
If you want to see how the skit looks like, you can tap on the Test Skit button at the bottom of the screen. Once you are satisfied, just hit Save Skit then tap on the Start Skit button to watch your creation unfold. Make sure you change the Max Lines from 100 to the number of actual scenes you created. Otherwise, it will go through all 100 lines even if they are empty. Keep in mind that tapping on the New Skit button will delete all the lines you have created, so make sure you don’t mind losing the current skit before making a new one.
4. Rush To Level 10
One of the few things that is actually locked in Gacha Life is the Chat feature. You will not be able to chat with other players until you reach level 10. The whole point of playing a casual game where you can create your own characters, skits, and scenes is to be able to share it with like-minded people, right? Rush to level 10 so you can join the community and share everything you have made thus far. In order to level up, you will need to play in Life mode. Develop your relationships with the different characters in Life mode in order to raise your player level.
5. How To Raise Relationship Levels
When you enter Life mode, you will see a scene with one or two characters in them. You will also see arrow buttons on the left and right sides of the screen. The characters you see in the screen are the ones you can interact with. Tap on the arrow buttons to scroll through the different locations in order to find the rest of the characters. You can start talking to a character by tapping on him. You will then be given options for raising your friendship level with that character. Check out the list below to see how each option works.
Talk – This is the only option available if your friendship level with the character is still at level 1. Each tap will cost you 2 stamina points and will increase your friendship level by a random number between 4 and 9.
Ask – This is unlocked at friendship level 2 with the character you are speaking with. Each tap costs 3 stamina points and will increase your friendship level by a random number between 7 and 15. Make sure you pay attention to what the character says because you will need the information later on.
Gift – This option is unlocked upon reaching friendship level 3 with a character. It allows you to give a gift to the character you are speaking with. There are six levels of gifts that you can give. The higher the star rating of the gift, the more friendship points you get. A 1-star gift gives you 10 points, while a 4-star gift gives you 40 points. Giving a character their favorite type of gift will double the amount of points you earn. For example, the gamer Lemo likes game controllers. Make sure you give her all the controllers you pick up in order to maximize the friendship points you earn.
Quiz – This option is unlocked at friendship level 5 with a character. It costs a whopping 50 stamina points so make sure you remember everything the character said prior to trying this out. You can only get three incorrect answers before the quiz is stopped. Each correct answer rewards you with 10 friendship points. If you get everything correct, you will be rewarded with 500 points for a total of 600 from the entire quiz.
6. Don’t Draw When Your Stamina Is Full
When you tap on the Gacha tab, you will be able to draw for gifts. A single draw costs 5 gems while ten draws will cost you 50 gems. Drawing gifts will recover your stamina. If your stamina is full, it will not go over the maximum. That means you will end up wasting the free stamina that you get from drawing. Make sure you use up your stamina in Life mode first before drawing additional gifts. A ten-gacha draw usually recovers around 30 stamina, so try not to draw if your missing stamina is less than 30.
7. Play The Mini Games
There are eight mini games available for you to play. It is a good way to pass time while waiting for your stamina to recover. You can also earn free gems depending on your scores. Keep an eye out for the minigame with the bonus icon. Playing that game will reward you with extra gems. We have listed the different mini games below so you can have a better idea of what they are about.
1chi’s Math – As the name suggests, this game is about math. You will be given a series of arithmetic questions that you need to answer within a time limit. The questions start out very easy but will quickly ramp up in difficulty. You only have 3 lives in this game. You lose one life every time you give the wrong answer, or if you fail to answer within the time limit.
Bex’s Festival – This mini game will have you control the chicken nugget-loving Bex. Nuggets will be falling from the sky and you need to catch them all in order to raise your score. You don’t have to get the nuggets into the box. They just need to hit Bex and they will count towards your score. You have 5 lives in this game and you lose one every time a chicken nugget hits the floor.
Duck & Dodge – This is the opposite of Bex’s Festival. Instead of catching falling objects, you will need to dodge them. Getting hit will make you lose one life. You only have 3 lives here, so make sure you avoid all the falling objects as much as you can!
Phantom’s Remix – This is the music-themed mini game where you need to time your taps just as the crossfader lines up. Tapping too soon or too late will result in a Miss. You only have 5 lives and you lose one every time you miss. The speed of the crossfader picks up over time, so make sure you are prepared for it.
Narwhal Sky – This mini game will have you control Senpaibuns as she rides a Narwhal. You will need to pick up stars along the way in order to earn points. Watch out for the moon icons, though because hitting one will cost you one life. You only have 3 lives in this mini game, so make sure you are very careful when flying around.
Orca Sploosh – In this mini game, you will be controlling an orca as it tries to keep six balls out of the water. You will only be able to move from side to side, so you will need to use your body to block the balls. One thing you should know is that it is alright for the balls to hit the water. You will still be able to save them as long as they don’t sink to the bottom of the screen. You have 10 lives in this game and you lose one each time a ball goes down.
Picc Pawket Rhythm – As you could probably guess, this is a rhythm game. You will see six colored bars on the screen with notes falling down on each. You will need to tap on the notes as they intersect with the rhythm line in order to score points. You have 10 lives in this game and you lose one every time you miss a note.
Abushu Candy Toss – This is similar to whack-a-mole only with bunnies. You also don’t get to whack the bunnies. Instead, you wait for them to pop up from the holes so you can toss candy towards them. You only have three lives in this mini game. One life is lost every time you miss, so make sure you pay close attention to the bunnies.
8. Get Free Gems, Here’s How
Gacha Life is pretty generous when it comes to giving away free gems. Aside from earning gems from mini games, you can also earn a ton of it by simply tapping on the Gifts button on the Home screen. You will be able to claim various rewards from the game from this screen. On top of that, you can also subscribe to the different channels of each game developer through this section. Each developer you follow will reward you with 50 gems.
Another way to earn a lot of free gems is by watching video advertisements. A Watch Ad button will appear on the main screen every few minutes. Tap on it and an ad will play. After that, you will be rewarded with a random number of gems. You can earn up to 150 gems in a single ad, so make sure you don’t miss out on any opportunities to take advantage of this!
It’s time to create your own stories in Gacha Life! Just remember everything you learned from our strategy guide above in order to get the most out of the game!