Basics Of Jungle Heat
Know about your Base
- You must know that your base consists of four types of structures: Resource, Army, Defense, and Decorative. Along with these structures, your base will initially be filled with trash, rocks, and trees. These objects, like decorations, simply take up space and can be removed if desired.
- Command Centre: There is a Command Center which is the most significant part of your base. While it does not have any direct action, certain buildings cannot be upgraded until your Command Center is at a certain level. Take note that destruction of the command center in battle is a guaranteed victory.
- Two key resources are there in Jungle Heat i.e. oil and gold. These are used to purchase different structures and units. Oil and gold can both be gathered by creating oil rigs and gold mines, respectively. Both resources must be stored in facilities that are also built by spending resources.
- Along with oil and gold, workers and time are valuable resources. Everything in Jungle Heat is built in real-time, and there must be available worker units for construction to begin. More workers can be obtained by building the Worker’s Hut.
- There are a handful of defensive objects that can be built. Cannons and Mortars are effective at dealing large damage to ground forces, the Jericho attacks aerial foes, and towers defend against both ground and air troops. Also available are walls and traps. Walls take a lot of damage and must be destroyed in order to pass. Traps and bombs are invisible to enemies and cause a lot of damage.
- The Army structures power your ability to go on the offensive. Barracks allow you to train soldiers. When you upgrade the barracks, new units become available, each with their own set of strengths and weaknesses. The rally point determines how many troops can be ready to go at any time. The lab can be used to upgrade troops, making them more formidable.
- Your base is almost always at risk to enemy attack. While a high-defense layout will help minimize the damage taken, you can also purchase protection using Diamonds, the premium element. Protection prevents attack until it expires or you attack another player. You can also earn protection from taking too much damage during an attack.
Attacking the Enemy
- After pressing the “Attack!” button on the main screen, you will be greeted with two options for competitive play: Multiplayer and Single Player.
- Attacking a base is a mostly passive experience. Before attacking, you can look at the layout of the base, and at your available troops. When you are ready to strike, tap on the troop you would like to place and where you’d like to place it. Units will attack the nearest enemy structure, regardless of incoming fire from opposing weapons. You cannot control the troops once they are placed, so think carefully about their likely line of attack before you begin combat.
- Multiplayer gameplay needs a small coin fee to find an opponent. When you pay, you will get to check out that opponent’s base, and if you do not wish to attack, you can pay the fee again to fight a new rival. As long as you have enough coins, you can continue this process until you find a base you are confident in attacking.
- When you have finished a multiplayer match, you have a ranking system that will change based on the results. Your ranking points determine your standing in the weekly tournaments, which reward players with free diamonds.
- There is “Attack!” screen, where you will also see the single player map. For the most part, the single player levels progress linearly. You can earn up to three stars in each stage, determined by the amount of damage dealt to the enemy base. If you have earned at least one star, you can advance to the next level.
- Rarely, you will run into single player levels that branch off the main path. These levels are extra difficult challenges that provide a huge reward. Some of these stages may be a bit too difficult early on, but as you increase the level of your base, you can go back and fight them.
Important Tips and Tricks
- The most significant thing to remember is to protect your Command Center at all costs. There is a better way to do this is to put it in the center of the map, surrounded by other buildings and with traps, turrets, and towers arranged to wipe out the enemy while they are attacking the other complexes.
- Walls are tough to penetrate. One of the simplest and effective base designs is to surround everything important with walls.
- It is simple to forget how valuable time can be. You can pay diamonds to save time, but in some cases, it’s better to hold onto them and let things happen in real time. Training units and making low-level upgrades don’t take too long.
- Always be building and upgrading resource storage when possible. Resources are necessary for most upgrades, and you can never use more resources than your capacity allows. Not even using diamonds.