Mars Game Hongkong’s first global mobile game, Calibria: Crystal Guardians provided a fresh and unique RPG experience to players new to the genre as well as those well immersed in loosely similar games. With the largely positive response, reviews, and ratings players have for their first global RPG, fans of the genre are certain to look forward to more releases from the company.
Tour of Neverland is a brand new RPG from Mars Game Hongkong and is one devoid of fighting or violence. Comparable to popular titles of the subgenre like Harvest Moon, Stardew Valley, or Country Life Harvest Day, Tour of Neverland focuses on farming. It won’t be just about planting fruits and vegetables, though, as Tour of Neverland has a lot of features to keep anyone as busy as can be to tend to their developing island farm. Tending to various livestock, fishing, selling goods, or even visiting other islands are just some of the many activities you can revel in as you spend time in Tour of Neverland.
Take the role of an inexperienced farmer whose grandpa presumably owns an entire island to himself and has invited you to spend vacation on it. Surprisingly, there are a lot of work that needs to be done on the island and money matters relative to paying lease that needs to be tended as well. As you begin to learn everything there is to know to manage the island one area at a time, you will discover a variety of activities as well as meet new friends to help you in tending to different aspects of managing the farm.
There is a lot to take in as you dive into the world of Tour of Neverland and given that your adventure spans an entire island and even beyond, it may seem overwhelming for beginners but the game’s tutorial and interface, along with numerous NPCs to constantly guide you actually makes it a lot easier than you could imagine.
Tour of Neverland is the kind of game you can really play and enjoy at a relaxing pace. However, if you want a speedy progress and develop your island farm ahead of the pack, then read our Tour of Neverland beginner’s guide. Our comprehensive guide, that comes with a bunch of tips and strategies will certainly help you to jumpstart your virtual farming career!
1. Prioritize The Main Quest Line
Like many RPGs, Tour of Neverland immerses you further into the life of an all-around farmer. Every bit of progress you make as you take on the main quest objectives gives you some knowledge about the island farm and your grandpa. Beyond that, the main quest also serves as a key to unlocking more of the game’s features linked to areas and structures within the island that you unlock. Main quest rewards are also important for you to accomplish most of the other side quests and can also provide you XP to level up and unlock more content.
What would usually happen is that when you accomplish a main quest, side quests pop up along with the new main quest objective. In such instances, it is best to keep your focus on the main quest for as long as you can accomplish it. The typical impediment that will block you from completing main quests involve gold coins or the lack of it as expenses will always exceed income especially at the start of your farming career.
Once you have hit a roadblock and will not be able to progress with the main quest, there will be plenty of side quests to accomplish so you can earn more gold coins and even obtain some extra resources to earn enough for the pending main quest.
2. Keep Your Plots And Livestock Productive
Farming life is certainly filled with a lot of cycles or routine tasks that you can follow to utilize your land and investments more efficiently. Again, Tour of Neverland lets you play and enjoy your virtual life entirely at your own pace but if you want to produce and earn more, you have to ensure that everything in your island farm is working at maximum efficiency. There will not be a lot of activities to engage in early on but new structures and features get added up every once in a while as you reach new milestones. As such, learning to work through routines become an important aspect of the game.
For starters, you should always ensure that every plot you own is utilized to the fullest. Crops should always be growing and instead of just randomly plating whichever comes to mind or whichever yields the highest profits, there should be a prioritization of sorts to adhere to. The top priority should be crops relevant to the main quest or side quests you have yet to accomplish.
If you have none on your list then you should check on delivery orders to produce the needed crops first. If you have more than enough to satisfy both side quests and deliveries, then you should consider keeping a good balance of crops. It sort of works like keeping a good inventory of potential delivery orders ahead of time. Your crops will never spoil anyway so you can never really go wrong with having an excess stock of any of them.
Beyond crops, there are also trees you can plant and harvest from time to time. We are not compelling anyone to feed their OCDs but games like Tour of Neverland are the type that makes you want to take note of every cooldown period or countdown to start harvesting and planting again.
The same goes for all the livestock you will tend to for the resources they provide. You will start with a cow and a chicken but will soon be able to secure more of both and other animals as well. Like trees, take note of the time when you can visit your farm animals to obtain goods from them.
3. Continue To Deliver Goods To Earn Coins And Affinity
Gold coins are the basic currency in Tour of Neverland and while you may expect an overabundant supply of it early on, you will be a bit disappointed. The thing is, there are plenty of ways for you to earn gold coins and with a bit of hard work, you can have more than enough of it. Almost every activity you engage in as play a unique adventure earns you gold coins. Well, you may not earn it directly in every turn but every bit of item or resource you obtain can be sold for gold coins.
One of the best way to continuously earn gold coins along with other rewards is to tend to deliveries. A way to do so is to go to Pecan, South of the island, or you can tap on the delivery icon at the upper right side of your screen. You can quickly hit the send button so long as you have the needed materials for the request. Note that on top of gold coins to be earned, you will also earn affinity points to boost your friendship with the islands many residents.
There is a special delivery request marked by a crown that typically has more resources requested. These requests, however, offer more gold coins and also earn you pearls, which are the premium currency in Tour of Neverland. You can only tend to these types of request 10 times a day, indicating just how special they are. If you can, try your best to tend to these requests so you can earn more gold coins, pearls, and even tickets that can be used to purchase furniture from Otis’ shop.
Remember that every delivery you successfully complete earns you points that unlock various rewards at the top of the delivery window. For casual gamers, it is an accomplishment already to make enough deliveries to earn all of those rewards but nothing will prevent you from continuing on making deliveries even after netting the top rewards.
4. Raise Affinity With Your Animal Friends
Every delivery you successfully accomplish for your animal friends within the island earns you affinity points. As your affinity level with each one grows, they will reward you with valuable gifts. As such, in addition to granting their request, try to give them gifts occasionally as well. While deliveries earn 10 affinity points per completion, gifts provide 5 points.
Most gifts will not form part of your regular inventory and some will have to be made via the kitchen. So on top of food you need to craft to give yourself some extra energy when needed, visit the kitchen as well to craft food as gifts to your friends in the island. At the kitchen window, you can actually see the food types that can serve as gifts to every animal friend you have made. If some animal friend’s icon does not show up, it just means you need to raise your affinity level with them through deliveries.
5. Accomplish Daily Tasks And Achievements
Tour of Neverland is the kind of adventure that leaves you with something for every bit of activity you engage in. Truthfully enough, the volume of content the island farm has will hardly leave you with any idle time or make it so that you can no longer play even if you still want to. Although there is an energy system that makes it look like your actions are delimited, you will always have plenty of food in your bag to replenish your energy and keep on adventuring.
Beyond the outright harvests you make and the multitude of rewards you earn from completing quests and deliveries, more can still be obtained via the daily tasks that you can easily accomplish. The daily task icon is the first one on the list of icons at the top of your screen. In essence, it is situated as such because it is something you should look into from time to time, especially as a beginner.
Daily tasks are well within the line of activities you should engage in on a regular basis and each task you accomplish earns you experience points to level up your account as well as some other rewards. Note as well that points you earn fro completing an objective will net you even more rewards at the top of the page. It is actually great that you do not necessarily have to accomplish each task to obtain all the rewards. Just the same, though, exerting a bit more effort to accomplishing each one will net you more EXP.
Achievements, on the other hand, take a lot more time and effort to accomplish. Achievements serve as milestones you make across every aspect of your adventure in Tour of Neverland and the game’s achievement system makes it so that accomplishing one feat will unlock a higher level one for you to strive to accomplish. Every task laid out under the achievement tab will earn you pearls so constantly keep an eye on the list and focus more on the ones you are close to achieving.
6. Constantly Strive To Improve Your Island’s Rating
As you accomplish quests and unlock more structures and areas within your island farm, it can become a challenge to tend to everything on top of planting, harvesting, tending to livestock, and completing deliveries. There are numerous other activities that we cannot delve into but the idea is that as you level up and purchase more areas and rebuild more facilities, it can all become a bit overwhelming in terms of prioritizing progression.
There is actually a feature in Tour of Neverland that can help you set your priorities with regard to the overall development of your island farm. Your island actually has its own level much like you do and it is determined by your island rating. You can easily view your island rating by tapping on it underneath your account level. You can increase your island rating based on your total earnings, increasing the size of your environment, as well as accomplishing certain feats as well.
Increasing your island rating earns you some rewards as well as gives you added perks like increased daily rewards. Once you have statisfied daily quests and delivery quotas, be sure to take a peek at what you need to accomplish to boost your island rating.
7. Add Friends And Visit The Airship
While Tour of Neverland can be very enjoyable to spend time on all on your own, it actually has a lot of multiplayer options that can make you adventure even more exciting. If you want to have a more sensational experience as you immerse yourself in Tour of Neverland, be sure to add as many friends as you can. You can easily max out your friends list of 50 and if you have the extra time, be able to visit their islands. There isn’t much you can do, though, except give it a tour. For one, you may get some ideas on how to give your island a better look in terms of layout and design. You can visit their cabins as well.
Another place you should occasionally look into is the airship. The airship in Tour of Neverland serves as a hub where players can meet one another. You can also purchase some items that other players put for sale and can be a critical aspect of the game if you are in dire need of something that cannot be easily obtained elsewhere. Likewise, some items you have but do not necessarily need may prove useful for other players and you can put them up for sale as well.
Be sure to revisit every once in a while to claim proceeds of your sale as well. There are also slot machines inside the airship where you can gamble your “extra” gold coins for a chance to win more of it or even some pearls. We are not really much into it as we are still at the stage where we need more gold coins for various upgrades but if you are feeling lucky, then give it a try or two.
8. Engage In Mining, Fishing, And Snorkeling
As we mentioned earlier, Tour of Neverland is not exclusively about farming as the game’s initial set of activities may impress. There are tons of other activities to revel in and mining, fishing, and snorkeling are just some of it. Each one offers a wide variety of materials to discover, collect, or sell, and the activities themselves are actually fun to do.
Mining is perhaps the simplest and works very much like breaking rocks inside your farm with your pickaxe. Each location can be mined 10 times and the fun part is the randomness of the ores you can find. There is an option to spend pearls on a dynamite to reap more ores but for us, it is best to save pearls for more important purchases.
Fishing is among the first extracurricular activities you get to try out after a bit of farming on the island. It actually does not offer much challenge and can be a fun activity to spend some idle time on. Fish that can be caught have different grades or rarity, and depending on the bait you use, the chances of catching higher rarity breeds can increase.
The mechanics are pretty simple, one a fish bites, you only need to wait for the moving indicator to center in on the bar to tap. You will have to wait 3 passes and tap precisely to catch the fish. The movement of the indicator is slow and the room for error is pretty wide so even if you are a total beginner, it will still be easy to catch with every attempt.
At some point, you will be able to venture farther off the beach sands and into the water. It is actually a surprise for you to be able to swim in Tour of Neverland as you would normally be thinking of being locked within the island except from when you visit another person’s island home. As you swim in the ocean, pay close attention to bubbles that appear in random areas.
If you get close to these bubbles, there will be an indicator to grab an object and in some cases, will have you dive a little to obtain the item. Corals and other marine life can be obtained from snorkeling and the mechanics work very much like fishing.
9. Clean Up And Explore The Island
As you expand your horizons and unlock more land for you to work on, there will be bushes, trunks, and rocks that you will need to clean up before you can place new structures and equipment. Each action you do here works much like anywhere else and consumes energy but for the most part, these objects do not grow back up out of nowhere once you have cleared them.
The beaches, on the other hand are home to some objects that regenerate endlessly over time. It is actually a good thing since you always get something out of using your axe and pickaxe. On top of rocks and wood, you can collect shells, coconuts, and crabs from the beach so be sure to spend some time and explore your very own island. It is well understood that there are a plethora of activities within the farm itself in that it hardly leaves you any idle time for exploration, but touring the island casually and picking up stuff along the way is actually refreshing and relaxing.
There are so many features in Tour of Neverland we have yet to uncover ourselves but we are certain that the tips and strategies we shared with you are sufficient to keep yourself and your island farm at peak performance. Tour of Neverland is likewise new and is expected to have more content coming in the future.
For now, this is where we end our Tour of Neverland beginner’s guide and we hope that the tips and strategies we shared with you will help you progress much faster in the game. Despite an energy system, there is hardly anything that bars you from spending as much time on your virtual island farm. If you have spent a lot of time on the game and have stumbled upon some neat tricks or strategies you are inclined to sharing, we welcome you to do so by writing to us through the comment section!