Outerminds Inc. has been active in the mobile gaming industry since 2014, and while their app portfolio currently contains only 5 titles, the aggregate downloads past and present apps from the company have amassed has reached more than 30 million. PewDiePie’s Tuber Simulator, Tadpole Tap, and PewDiePie: Legend of Brofist are currently Outerminds Inc.’s top games with PewDiePie’s Tuber Simulator having been downloaded well over 10 million times from the Google Play Store alone. Each of the company’s games have a near-perfect average user review rating and continues to grow in popularity to this day.
PewDiePie’s Pixelings is Outermind Inc.’s latest mobile game released iOS and Android platforms. Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the past 7 years or so, then YouTube celebrity PewDiePie should not be a stranger to you. With his smart, Goofy, and energetic antics revolving around playing video games of sorts, you can expect that PewDiePie would not allow his name and reputation attached to just any game.
With over 100 thousand downloads just a week after its release as well as climbing up ranks within top ten lists of games in several countries, you can expect PewDiePide’s Pixelings to be a unique game in its own right that will stay within lists of chart-topping games for quite some time. If you are up for a strategic adventure RPG with addictive collection elements all wrapped in amazing 2D pixelated graphics, then be sure to give PewDiePie’s Pixelings a try.
Like most fantasy adventures, PewDiePie’s Pixelings takes you on a journey to Pixeland, which is home to weird-looking yet cute Pixelings. As trouble begins to endanger the residents as well as the very existence of Pixeland, you set off on a quest to defeat evil invaders that threaten the land. As you make progress through your journey, each battle you engage in earns you experience that makes you and your team stronger. You will naturally be able to have more Pixelings join your group as well as you unlock more of them through the rewards. Battles in PewDiePie’s Pixelings maybe influenced by the strength of each team but strategy, in tandem with a cohesive roster of units, can secure you victory over stronger enemies.
PewDiePie’s Pixelings offers a quick and easy-to-follow tutorial. A simple drag and drop method of having your team join in on the battle is all it takes to get started. You will also be introduced to the basic types of units as far as dealing damage is concerned, so be sure to pay attention to the difference between melee and ranged type as a lot of strategies boil down to getting a good grasp of this difference.
The game is actually very simple and basic compared to most strategy RPGs. However, if you are stuck on a particular level or simply looking for more efficient ways of levelling up and winning battles, then read our PewDiePie’s Pixelings beginner’s guide, as it comes with a bunch of tips, cheats and strategies to jumpstart your game!
1. Maintain A Balanced Team
After you complete the tutorial, you will most likely only have enough Pixelings to complete a full team of 5 units and but you will soon have more than enough to mix and match them. What is important early on is to look closely at each one in your collection to determine how each one will synchronize with all other members in battle well. It is important to note that you can deploy only 3 at a time in combat with one on the front line and two others on the rear line. With this, a healthy mix of melee and ranged combatants should be considered.
Considering that melee units who are deployed on the front line are highly susceptible to damage, it is best to keep the ratio of unit types in their favor. For example, you can start off with a team of 3 melee units and 2 ranged units. Now, regardless of which ones you decide to switch out of the team later as you acquire other Pixelings, try your best to maintain this ratio.
Beyond damage types, each Pixeling in your roster belongs to a particular class and each class more likely gives you an idea about their charge skills and stats. You can tap the character icon at the upper left corner of the frame on the home screen to bring up your collection. Tap and hold on any character to view their details and you will see their class at the upper right side. Take note as well that characters belonging to the same class may sport different charge abilities.
There are as many different ways to form a team as there are classes and charge abilities in the game. For starters, be sure to have a tank for the front line and good assassin for dealing damage effectively as well. For the rest, feel free to mix in support classes for heals and buffs, or saboteurs for debuffs as well. Considering your overall team’s abilities, you should select spells that make up for or support what your team is lacking. For example, if your team is wanting in the health recovery department, then keep the heal spell intact. If you only have one strong damage-dealer, then keeping a good spell that helps chip away at the opponents’ ranks is a keeper as well.
2. Be Selective When Upgrading Characters
Each Pixeling’s general effectiveness in combat is determined by its power that can be seen at the upper left corner of its card. Power is impacted by the unit’s level and rank and both can be upgraded to result in an increase in power. As resources are continuously needed to ensure a steady increase in both level and rank, be sure to get to know your units well enough first before you decide to spend any resource to power them up. Given that you will most likely be having common units to begin with, you might as well wait to secure units of higher rarity before heavily investing into any Pixeling.
Each Pixeling you take with you in combat earns experience points that eventually lead to a level up. While this will generally suffice earlier in the game, expect that you will have to provide experience points for some of the units. There are fruits obtained through battles that can do just that but be sure to save it for when you are certain that you will be using that unit for a long time. With regard to levels, another point to consider is that each unit can only be levelled up as high as your account level so if you are at level 5, for example, keeping units at level 4 is the way to go as you would not want to cap on experience points and leave earnings from battles insignificant.
Upgrading a unit’s rank is a lot more challenging as you need extra copies of the unit on top of spending coins to be able to do so. While some common Pixelings can be won from quests and treasure chests, higher rarity ones are definitely harder to come by. In any case, feel free to rank up the Pixelings you use in combat but as far as spending coins or Bux at the store for copies of common units, you might as well save your currencies for rarer Pixelings.
For the best results, save your experience fruits for when you acquire rare Pixelings that need to catch up with the rest of your crew as far as level goes. If you acquire uncommon ones that look promising enough to be very useful in your team for a long time, feel free to invest on them as well. When it comes to ranking up units, extra copies of specific ones will not be of any use other than ranking those units up. What you need to be patient with, in this case, is how you spend your currencies to secure extra copies of harder to obtain Pixelings. To be safe, you may want to save you coins and Bux if you are only missing a few to rank up some a valuable Pixeling.
3. Switch Strategically In Combat
There actually is a bit of luck involved as you engage in battles through the campaign. With 5 Pixelings that make up your entire team against another team that holds as many members, your first pick of unit deployed is chosen from the initial 2 that is made available. These may not be the ones you are primarily rooting for especially if you only have one tank in the team and you would want him to be the first one to man the battle formation. Likewise, the same applies to the enemy team, making each battle on the same stage different in a sense.
While this mechanic may impact your performance in the early stages of combat, it should not be a reason for you to worry as you can swap units in and out of the battlefield and even in-between specific spots. Consider the tank in the front line taking damage from the entire enemy team especially in instances where all enemy units deal melee damage. You can switch him with another unit from the back row or even with a unit on standby.
The thing is, switching places among units in the field will not impact the bars that determine turns to attack while switching new units in from standby will leave their action bars empty. Considering this, be sure to time switching in and out immediately after the unit you wish to park has just finished attacking.
On a more advanced note, you can also consider the deployment of charge abilities whenever you switch characters in and out of the playing field. At this point, take note of the yellow diamonds under each unit’s HP as the indicator for when they will use their charge skills. Keeping track of their charge skill level, you can strategize around when you want each unit to use their special skills. This works well with buffs, heals, debuffs, and even high damage moves.
Considering everything, you can still win a lot of battles in the earlier stages without even utilizing strategies around switching between units. As stage completions have ratings, though, and securing a 3-star rating requires that all your units are kept alive, switching a lot and strategically will help you secure a perfect rating a lot easier. Do not stress as much if you cannot complete a stage with a perfect rating on your first attempt, especially the special purple-colored stages. In addition to the extra Bux you can earn based on the number of stars you acquired on each world, securing a perfect rating unlocks the instant win option for farming.
4. Expend All Stamina Before Leaving The Game
The in-game stamina is perhaps the strongest hindrance to your progress in PewDiePie’s Pixelings. With a small cap on it for starters and with instant wins costing 3 times as many stamina points, you will quickly run out of it especially if you do not reach an account level up. Given the value of in-game stamina, be sure to exercise patience in manually playing levels that you have already completed if you cannot push through with the next one. Subscribe to going for an instant win only if you do not have much time to play and especially if you have yet to secure the special reward in that stage.
You can always tap on the stamina bar at the top of the screen to determine how much time it takes for it to fully replenish. In general, you should take not of that before logging out of the game and be sure to come back and expend all of it again. In the event that you are close to reaching a new account level, you can cut off the waiting time shorter based on how much experience points are needed to level up and fully replenish the in-game stamina.
5. Accomplish Daily Quests For Extra Rewards
On top of the immediate rewards you earn from each battle you engage in, there are extra coins and account experience points to be earned from completing daily quests. Given that you would want to earn more experience points to level up your account, which in turn raises the level cap of your units and unlocks more slots for chests, accomplishing as many of the daily quests should form part of your daily routine.
For the most part, these quests all fall within what you would normally be doing in the game so be sure to visit the check icon at the upper right side of the home screen to see the available quests.
6. Watch Ads For A Variety Of Rewards
PewDiePie’s Pixelings actually contains a lot of ads but none of which will play without you choosing to do so. Considering everything, chances are that you would want more opportunities to play ads within the game given the numerous perks they provide.
For starters you should always tap on the boost button at the top of the home screen and watch a short video ad to double your coin earnings for the next 30 minutes. As you will need coins by the thousands to rank up your units, every opportunity to earn more coins should not be ignored.
With in-stamina being a necessity for you to be able to engage in battle and progress through the campaign, completely emptying it out for the first time within the day will give you an option to watch a video ad for it to be completely replenished. Be sure to always go for this even if you have very limited time to play as you can quickly deplete it on instant wins on stages you have completed with a perfect rating to farm extra coins and experience points.
Yet another very useful perk you can get from watching ads is when you line up a chest to be unlocked. Small chests take 4 hours to unlock and watching an ad can take down 4 hours of waiting time and opens the chest instantly. You can activate this once every 8 hours so be sure to take note of these cool down times. In the event that a chest will unlock in less than 3 hours or faster, you may want to reserve this perk for another fresh chest.
Last but not the least, you can unlock an additional quest after watching an ad. As quests earn you coins and experience points, be sure to go for this if you really want to progress faster in the game.
7. Check Offers For Free Bux
Bux are the premium currency in the game and are expectedly a lot more difficult to obtain through normal game play. At the shop, which is the last icon at the bottom of your screen, browse and check for the offers that offer different amounts of Bux. These offers may require you to answer surveys or install and play other mobile games and reach a certain milestone. Keep in mind that the more difficult to accomplish the offer is, the bigger the reward will be.
And that would be all for now, as far as our PewDiePie Pixelings beginner’s guide is concerned. We hope that the tips and strategies we shared in our guide has helped you understand the game’s basic mechanics more and that you enjoyed reading through it as well. If ever you have delved much into the game and have discovered some other helpful tips relative to the ones we already mentioned, feel free to share them with us!