Monster Hammer is a medieval-themed action game created by Dobsoft Studios for Android and iOS devices. In the game, you are put in the shoes of a hero who is equipped with a giant hammer. You must then conquer each and every floor of a seemingly endless dungeon. Each new floor increases in difficulty level, with new monsters to watch out for, and longer stages that you need to survive. Conquering levels will reward you with gold coins, power ups, and equipment. You will need all these in order to progress deeper into the dungeon, where even more menacing perils await.
The game’s one-tap controls make it easy for both newbies and veteran players to pick up. Of course, the simplicity of the controls also means it is more difficult to master. Do you have what it takes to rise through the ranks of the leaderboards? Check out our Monster Hammer guide for tips, cheats and tricks in order to make it to the top!
1. Practice Your Swing
The only thing your character can do is swing his hammer. He automatically moves forward in the dungeon, whether you want him to or not. As your character moves forward, waves of monsters will move towards him. The only way to protect yourself is by swinging your hammer just in time to kill the monsters before they get to him. Each wave will take off one heart regardless of the number of monsters in it. When you run out of hearts, you fail the level.
Swinging can be a bit tricky at first. A common mistake newbies make is looking at their character and his distance from the monsters. What you should be looking at instead is the position of the monsters on the screen. Keep in mind that your hammer swings in an arc. That means its reach is shorter on the sides than in the middle. There is also some delay in the hammer’s travel time as your character swings it.
What you need to pay attention to is the position of the monsters on the screen that will result in a perfect hit. This will vary per level since the speed of the monsters as they approach increases as you progress. Just take note of how fast they are moving and how fast you can swing your hammer. Once you get one perfect swing, remember where the monsters were when you made the swing. It helps that the bricks on the floor look like markers, so it will be easier for you to remember. Once you have a good feel for the swing time, you will be able to go through the levels with ease.
2. The Flawless Run
When you go through an entire floor without losing a single heart, you will be given a Flawless rating. You will also receive a few extra coins as a reward. As you could probably imagine, getting a Flawless rating can be difficult. The question then is, do you really need it? If you are a perfectionist, and you want to complete every single floor flawlessly, then brace yourself for a lot of work. You will need to start over every time a monster hits you because there is no way to go back to previous levels. That means if you complete a floor without a Flawless rating, it will stay that way forever.
The good news is, you don’t really need a Flawless run. The coins you earn as bonus is hardly worth the trouble of starting a floor over and over. There is also no indicator whatsoever that you completed a level with a Flawless rating. Once a floor has been completed, only you will know whether or not it was a Flawless run. If you don’t mind not getting everything perfect, save yourself the trouble and just move on.
3. Spamming For Gold
The basic way to earn gold in Monster Hammer is by breaking vases and crates during your run. You can do this by hitting a monster towards the crates on the side of the screen. Of course, that isn’t really always within your control, so don’t go out of your way to aim for them. You will also occasionally see a walking treasure box or a gnome. Hit these with your hammer and you will get more gold. Reading through these options will probably make you think if there is a better way to earn currency in this game. The good news is there is.
At the end of each run, you will not automatically earn additional gold. What you will have instead is an Earn Gold button that will play a video advertisement when you tap on it. At the end of the video, you will receive 150 gold. This offer is available regardless if you completed a level or not. You will also earn 150 gold no matter how far along you are in the level. That means you can just repeatedly fail a level in order to spam for gold. Just let your character die repeatedly until you have earned enough.
4. Double Your Earnings, Here’s How
Aside from the Earn Gold option at the end of every run, the game also gives out two more types of freebies. The first one is the Daily Login bonus. You get increasing amounts of gold for each consecutive day that you log in. You also earn a new piece of equipment on the fifth day. The second freebie is the Free Gift that comes in varying times. You will see a timer at the end of every run and you will be able to tap on the claim button when it is available. Whenever you receive either of these two rewards, you will also be given the option to double whatever amount you received. If you accept the offer, an advertisement will play, and you will receive twice the amount of gold as promised. Always take advantage of this offer as much as you can in order to maximize your earnings.
5. Unlock New Equipment
The game will provide you your first weapon, armor, and ring as you play through the floors. After that, you will have to unlock additional ones on your own. You will see a treasure box at the bottom right corner of the screen. Tap on it in order to unlock a random piece of equipment for 1000 gold. The price does not change no matter how many times you open one, so just keep opening treasure boxes as soon as you have enough gold.
What you really want to get from the treasure boxes are the rings. There are two types of rings in the game: Silver and Gold. The Gold ring increases the amount of gold you earn while the Silver ring increases the frequency of power ups. The effect of the rings increases as their level increases, so try to unlock a higher-level ring as soon as you can.
6. What To Wear?
Now that you have unlocked a bunch of equipment, you are probably wondering which ones are the best. Aside from the rings that have varying levels, there is no best equipment. Every weapon, helmet, and armor have the exact same effect. A helmet and an armor will each add one heart to your total life. This means you can wear whatever you like as long as you don’t unequip them. This is a good thing since you are free to customize your character’s outfit as much as you want.
The same is true when it comes to your hammer, but this is where you need to put a bit of thought. All hammers have the same length, swing time, and damage. Technically, it shouldn’t matter which one you equip. The problem is the visual effect it has on the player. Some hammers look shorter or longer depending on their shape. This can lead to a change in your timing if you are not careful. It is best if you stick to one hammer if you have already mastered swinging it around.
7. How To Take Advantage Of Power Ups
There are four types of power ups in the game, and you will unlock them on different floors. You cannot choose which power up will appear, since they show up randomly within the levels, but you can influence their frequency by equipping a higher-level Silver ring. Even if you have no control over which power up you will get, it is still a good idea to familiarize yourself with each of them in order to maximize their use. We have listed the different power ups below to help give you a better idea of what they do.
Shockwave – This is the first power up you will get, and it is probably the most useful. While it is active, each swing you make will send a shockwave across the floor, killing all monsters in its path. Feel free to spam it for as long as it is active.
Invisibility – This power up will make you invisible, and therefore, invulnerable for a short period. You can still swing your hammer around while invisible in order to kill monsters and earn a higher score.
Whirlwind – This power up will make your character twirl around and around for a short period. He is invulnerable while this is active, and he will kill all monsters that are hit by his twirling.
Time Slow – This is the final power up you will unlock, and it will slow down the movement of monsters for a short period. While most people don’t appreciate this at first, its true value shines through in advanced levels where monsters seem to rush towards you.
8. Use Your Boosts Often
There are two types of boosts available in Monster Hammer. The first one is the Exploding Shield. This will protect you from one instance of damage, helping you save hearts. It will also explode upon impact, taking out an extra wave of monsters with it. The second boost is the Super Hammer. This will increase the size of your hammer, making it easier to hit monsters with every swing.
These boosts only cost 100 gold each. That means you can have them both active for 200 gold. You may be hesitant to spend gold on items that will only be effective for a single run, but keep in mind how easy it is to actually earn gold in the game if you are diligent with your ad offers. These two boosts will save you a lot of heartache as you go through the levels. Besides, once you have high-level rings and the outfit of your choice, there isn’t much reason to spend more gold on opening treasure boxes. You may as well spend them on making your life easier.
9. Continue After Failing A Run
When you fail a level, but you have already reached the 50% checkpoint of the floor, the game will ask you if you want to continue. You will also see how far you are from the end of the floor. If you agree to continue, a video advertisement will play. Once the video is done, you will be able to continue your run with all your hearts replenished. If you purchased both boosts at the beginning of the level, your Exploding Shield will not return, but you will still have a super-sized hammer. Another thing you should note is that even if you make it to the end of the level with your replenished hearts intact, you will still not earn a Flawless rating.
10. How To Get Rid Of Ads
Monster Hammer is not really obnoxious when it comes to pop up advertisements. You get one video that you can cancel out once every five or six runs. The ads never interrupt your run, so there really isn’t much reason to get rid of them. However, if you really want an ad-free experience, you can simply purchase coins in-game. Any amount will remove all ads from the game, and the cheapest one is only worth a couple of dollars.
If you don’t want to spend real money on the game, though, there is an alternative. You can switch your device to airplane mode to prevent the game from accessing the ads that are stored online. Keep in mind, however, that doing so will also remove the ad offers. You will no longer be able to earn 150 coins after every run or double your rewards. You also will not receive the option to continue your run.
It is time to wield your mighty hammer and brave the depths of the dungeon in Monster Hammer! Just remember the tips and tricks listed above and you will be breaking top scores in no time!