Game Introduction – Backyard Monsters: Unleashed
Backyard Monsters: Unleashed is a strategy game from KIXEYE. You will build a base, assemble a team of creepy monsters, and attack other players’ bases. This quick start strategy guide will provide you with detailed images, tips, information, and hints on how to play your best game.
Quick Start Guide
- Your base is one of the most important aspects to Backyard Monsters: Unleashed. You’re almost always vulnerable to enemy attack, so being an expert on your base is of the utmost importance.
- The two most valuable buildings in your yard are the Town Hall and the various resource units. The level of your town hall dictates what you can build and what else you can still unlock. It takes a lot of resources or in-game gold (known as Shiny) to beef up this building, but it’s necessary for success.
- There are four key resources in Backyard Monsters: Unleashed: twigs, goo, putty, and pebbles. Each of them is used to build different structures, units, or objects. Each resource can be obtained by building the appropriate resource-farming structure. Higher amounts of each resource can be stored by building and upgrading the Storage Silo buildings.
- Your other resources are the builders, the cute little blue monsters who wander around spewing occasional sarcastic comments. A free builder is required to build or upgrade structures. You’re given two at the start of the game, but you can unlock more for a real-money fee. This may be worth it if you’re looking to speed things up considerably.
- There are three monster buildings that can be placed in your yard. The Monster Locker is where you’ll unlock and upgrade various classes of monsters. The Hatchery is where you’ll convert goo into usable monsters. The Housing structure is where your created monsters will go and wait to be deployed in a future battle.
- Defenses are the key to protecting your base. There are three main types of defense structures: guns, walls, and traps. Guns, such as the Sniper Tower or the Rail Gun, will attack enemy units when they walk into range. Walls will require enemies to break through or walk around. Traps will damage or kill an enemy as they walk on it, but will remain invisible until they are triggered. Arranging your defenses is a critical task. More tips will be found later in the guide.
- When you are attacked by an enemy, you’ll receive a notice of the battle. From there, you can watch a replay, check out a battle log, or choose to repay the favor and attack back.
Going on the Offensive
- Attacking the enemy is highly important as it allows you to gather a ton of resources for potentially little effort, if you’ve a strong army.
- When you’re ready to strike, hit the “Attack” button on the lower right side of the screen. From there, you’ll be given two options: attack another user, or play the single player campaign.
- The single player campaign is a linear series of battles that gets progressively harder; these battles cost no resources to initiate, but offer a significantly smaller reward than the multiplayer mode.
- “Invasion Mode,” the game’s multiplayer offering, requires goo to initiate. Once you pay your goo, you will be given a preview of another player’s base. You can check out the base for a while and choose to either begin combat or pay another goo fee to go to another player’s yard. Provided you have the available goo, you can keep swapping through enemy bases until you find one to your liking.
- The battle process is simple. When you confirm combat, you’ll be given your list of created and stored monsters. Tap on the type of monster you wish to deploy and tap where you wish to set them. Each of your monsters will have different strengths and weaknesses. Some will excel at destroying structures, others will be good with walls, and others will be able to take a lot of damage while the rest pound away. The battle will continue until you either retreat, lose all your monsters, destroy the entire base, or run out of time.
Tips and Tricks
- Arranging your base is important. There are various strategies you can use, but a good starting one is to place your Town Hall and Silos in the center, surround them with weapons and traps, and surround that area with walls. The walls will stop enemies long enough for the weapons to deal significant damage.
- Keep your team varied. While you won’t unlock a lot of monsters right from the start, do what you can to learn the pros and cons of each class and build your team around a strategy, but continue to have variety. Filling your team with one strong class may work for a while, but stronger bases will have answers to your plan.
- Don’t feel pressured to respond to an enemy attack. Starting off, you’re likely to be attacked by players who are much stronger than you. Retaliating and failing will hurt more than just letting them go.
- Make full use of damage protection. After your base has been wiped out, you will be immune to attack for a set time. Use this time to improve your defense and build a squad. The moment you attack another human player, your invincibility will vanish and you’ll be vulnerable again.