Monster Story – Game Introduction
Monster Story developed by Phoenix Age Games for Facebook is an engaging, fun, and multifaceted game that is sure to have you coming back every day for your monster fix. Once upon a time the land of Titania was ravaged by ancient evil and Monsters and heroes banded together destroying the evil forces establishing 1,000 years of peace. Evil has returned to Titania and they need your help to bring peace back to the land. Earn money and experience points (XP) as you clear the path through rough terrain and battle monsters to complete goals and make your way through magical lands. Gamezebo’s Monster Story quick start strategy guide will provide you with detailed images, tips, tricks, and hints on how to play your best game.
Quick Start Guide
- Monster Story is played on Facebook and can be found by clicking on the link at the top of this page.
- If you do not have a Facebook account you can sign up for a free one here http://www.facebook.com
- You will be asked to choose from a male or female avatar and enter your player name, which will be used throughout the game.
- Next you will choose from one of three monsters, which will be your first monster in the game. This monster will bond with you and grow stronger with each battle. Eventually the monster will evolve and gain additional powers.
- Here you will see the game screen elements listed and labeled with a description of what each element is used for in the game.
- Note – Since the game does not have a full screen capacity this area is divided up into top and bottom sections.
Top Area of Game Screen
- A. Game currency indicators – Here you will see how much currency you have available to purchase items for your avatar. (See “Game Currency” below)
- B. Current level goal – Here you will see the image of the character that last gave you a level goal. You will see the goal when it is new then can click on this icon at any time if you need to read the goal again. (See “Level Goals” below)
- C. Energy indicator – Here you will see how much energy you have on hand, the maximum amount of energy you can have at once, and a countdown timer that shows you how much time needs to go by to earn an additional energy point. (See “Energy and Stamina” below)
- D. Stamina indicator – Here you will see how much stamina you have on hand, the maximum amount of stamina you can have at once, and a countdown timer that shows how much time needs to go by for you to earn an additional stamina point. (See “Energy and Stamina” below)
- E. Level/XP indicator – Here you can see what level you are on and how close you are to reaching the next level as the meter fills up with the color blue as you earn XP. Place your cursor over this area and it will tell you exactly how many more XP you need to reach the next level.
- F. Game settings – Click on the gear icon to expand the buttons as shown in image above. Now you can toggle the game sound and music on and off.
Bottom of Game Screen
- A. Battle marker – When you see this marker you will notice there are stars above it. This marker shows that you have already battled a monster and what score you received. If you did not get three stars you can go back and fight again until you do. You do not have to score three stars to proceed in the game but if you do score three stars on all monster battles in a location you will receive a large XP and coin bonus which will help evolve your monsters and help you level up faster.
- B. Hire or invite neighbors (Party) – If you click on “Hire Party” you will be able to spend your Monster Cash on a neighbor that you will be able to battle with for Gold and XP. If you click on “Invite Party” you will be able to send invitations to anyone on your Facebook friend list to play the game with you.
- C. Neighbor (Party) list – Here you see all of your neighbors listed with their level indicated. Clicking on their images does not engage a battle at this time. Click on “Battle List” and find the Neighbor you wish to battle. Use the arrows on each side of the images to scroll through them.
- D. Battle list – Click here to engage in battle against your neighbors. You will have to pay in energy and stamina but will also win large amounts of gold and XP if you defeat you neighbor. (See “Battling your neighbors/Battle List” below)
- E. View statistics – Click here to see all of your game statistics in list form. You can access this menu at any time accept when in battle.
- F. World map – This is an important area which allows you to move back to earlier quests to try and achieve a higher score. You will be able to place your cursor over any unlocked location to see what you scored.
- G. Inventory – Click here to see all weapons, clothing, and equipment you have as well as gifts given to you by neighbors.
- H. Daily shoppe – Click here to purchase or sell items. You can purchase weapons, armor, and items that increase your attack level and defense for specific areas.
- I. Daily free gift – Click here to send your friends a free gift, which will help them in the game. Hopefully they will return the favor and send you free gifts daily as well.
- J. Purchase monster cash and epic gear – Click here to purchase Monster Cash. You can use a major credit card or your PayPal account. You can also earn free Monster Cash by clicking on advertisements, surveys and purchasing merchandise from game sponsors.
- K. Saved sattles – This appears to be an area where you can save your past battles and possibly see them again. Note – This feature was not working at the time this guide was written. When this feature is working you may be able to share these battles with others.
- Here you will see an example of a battle screen. (Also see “Monster Battles” below for more information)
- A. Your monster – Each battle screen will have your monster on the left and you will have to click on the red dot and while holding the mouse button down pull back, aim, and release the item your monster launches.
- B. Spreading shot – Immediately after you launch your shot you can click on the “Spread” button which will cause your ammunition to split into three, which increases the odds of hitting something valuable.
- C. Shot inventory – Here you will see how many and what type of shots you have left for this battle.
- D. Barriers – You will see wood, stone and other barriers built around the monsters to protect them. If you hit these barriers you will score points and the items will disappear leaving the monster exposed for your next shot.
- Note – In the early battles you will shoot at the monsters repeatedly and you will not be attacked. As you level up you will battle monsters that will attack you throwing items at your monster and weakening it if it is directly hit.
- You will score points for hitting the items around the monsters but they are not your primary focus. The best plan is to hit the monsters directly whenever possible. Sometimes it may take more than one hit to wipe a monster out.
- Levels will vary and sometimes you will have just one monster to battle and sometimes multiple monsters.
- E. Battle screen settings – Here you can zoom in and out of the scene allowing you to see all the monsters at once.
- F. Forfeit and exit – Click here if you have to leave the battle. Usually this is because you run out of energy or stamina. You can wait until it builds up or you can exit the battle and come back to it later when you have better weapons and armor. Use the world map to do this. If you do forfeit a battle you will lose all energy and stamina you have already invested.
- Gold coins – Gold coins are the games main currency. You will start out with zero gold but will earn some when you complete your first objectives.
- Monster Cash (Purchase in oracle) – This is the high end currency which will allow you to purchase items to strengthen you avatar allowing them to get farther on the game course. You can also purchase additional energy and stamina from the “Oracle,” which is where Monster Cash is sold and offered for downloading and purchasing various items in advertisements. (Scroll down to bottom of the page to find free offers)
- 10 Monster Cash will buy you a full refill on your energy or stamina or you can purchase gold coins in exchange for 10 Monster Cash. Tip – If you decide to use Monster Cash for an energy or stamina refill wait until you are at a high level. If you do this at an early level your maximum amount is very low and you are wasting a very valuable asset.
- You are given 15 Monster Cash for free when you begin the game. Any additional will need to be purchased or earned so spend it carefully.
- As you play the game you will encounter various characters that will be standing with a “!” symbol above their head. This means there is a new level goal for you to complete.
- Click on the character to see the goal and once you complete it you will earn a large number of XP, stat points, and coins.
- You can access your current goal at any time by clicking on the round icon at the upper left corner of the game screen.
- Goals are given to you one at a time and you must complete a goal before you can proceed to the next.
Energy and Stamina/Allocating Stat Points
- Energy and stamina are the vital ingredients to a successful game. You will need both for clearing away debris that is in your path and allowing you to collect items and ultimately battle monsters. You will need energy to clear away debris and stamina to battle monsters.
- Each action will require a specific amount of energy and/or stamina and by placing the cursor over an item you can see how much will be used.
- You will start out with a maximum amount of energy and stamina which is listed in meters along the top of the game screen.
- As you level up the maximum amount of energy and stamina you can have increases. You will start out with a maximum of 10 energy and 10 stamina and each time you level up this maximum will increase by three points.
- You will also be awarded one energy and one stamina point every five minutes and can see a countdown clock constantly running next to the indicators at the top of the screen.
- What to do if you run out – If you run out of either energy or stamina the game will notify you that you can’t proceed until you either let enough time go by to regenerate, purchase more using Monster Cash, or if you go into your “House” area and allocate your available “Skill” or “Stat” points into stamina or energy points, thus increasing the maximum. As you level up in the game you earn “Stat” points and you can place them in any of the categories listed in the image above. The game level of 14 gives 34 as the maximum energy and stamina but this was changed to 45 by clicking on the “+” symbol to increase the maximum amount of each. (22 skill points were allocated). Note – Once you add these you can not take them back so add carefully.
- Note – Each time you level up in the game you are awarded with full energy and stamina meters at their new maximum amount, which has just been increased by three.
- As you get into the higher levels it will cost a lot more to battle monsters so if you choose to purchase either with Monster Cash wait until you have a large maximum reserve to get the most for your money.
- Energy and stamina can be purchased in the “Oracle” or you can go to your inventory to see if you can put together gems to make more energy or stamina.
Clearing Away Debris
- Monster Story is a multifaceted game and you will move back and forth between two types of game screens. The first of which is a patch of land where your avatar will walk to any location you click on. Your objective in this screen is to clear tall patches of grass, boulders, trees, and other obstacles until you reach monsters to battle, treasures, or a portal which will take you to the next location.
- Each time you click on an item to clear it away you will use up energy and when you battle a monster you will use your stamina points. You will also earn gold and XP after each area you clear and each battle you win. You will see a blue star that represents XP: click on this to collect it. You will also see a gold coin that represents varying amounts of gold. Click on the coins to collect the gold you earn by clearing away debris.
- Clearing away grass patch – To clear a patch of grass simply click on it and this will cost you three energy and will earn you three XP and two to four gold coins for each patch of grass you clear away.
- Clearing away boulders – If you have a small boulder to clear away it will also cost three energy and will earn you three XP and two to four gold coins. But it will take you two hits to clear it so technically clearing the boulders earns you six XP and four to eight gold coins.
- Clearing away trees – Large trees cost nine energy points to clear away. Simply click on a tree to clear it.
- Jackpots/treasure chests – Occasionally you will see treasure chests on the land. Clear debris until you can click on these. Sometimes you will find armor and sometimes large amounts of gold. It is always wise to collect these even if it is out of your way.
- Gems – As you level up you will need to collect gems. You may only find pieces of gems and will need to combine these pieces in your “Alchemy” area. Note – Neighbors can gift pieces of gems to you and it is one of the best ways to complete a gem to unlock various items in the game.
- Ancient Gates – When you see an Ancient Gate blocking your path you will have to wait until others help you to lift it. Click on the gate and you will see how many people are required to help you.
- You have the option of either paying 10 Monster Cash per person to unlock or you can send out requests to your neighbors asking for them to help you. When they log into the game they will see your request and if they hit “Accept” their name will appear on the gate list seen in the image above.
- Once all the positions are filled the gate will be removed and you can proceed with the level.
- Be sure to help others so they will help you when the time comes.
- Each monster has its own strengths and weaknesses and some have powerful attacks that will help you defeat the various monsters you encounter.
- As you bond with your monsters and use them in battles they become more powerful and may even evolve into a more powerful form.
- You will be able to choose one monster from a list of three monsters when the game begins and as you progress you will pick up many more with the help of your neighbors. Once the monster is yours, you can choose which monster you wish to use before each battle.
- As you level up you will need to be more strategic as to which monsters to battle with. You will need to compare the monsters abilities and choose which is most likely to win against a specific opponent.
- You can choose up to three monsters from your inventory to fight in a single battle. They will arrive to battle in the order you choose them.
- When you see a new monster on a patch of land it is most likely one that you can adopt versus one you will battle. Click on the monster to see if you can adopt it.
- If the monster can be adopted a screen will appear asking for neighbors to help you.
- You can also choose to spend 10 Monster Cash per neighbor if you don’t want to wait or don’t have enough neighbors.
- When the screen appears you will be prompted to choose from a list of neighbors to send a request to. Send to as many as the game will let you. As you level up you will be able to send more requests.
- Once the monster is yours you will be notified. The monster will be a level one and as you use that monster in battles it will gain experience and will eventually evolve and level up as well as develop new skills.
- The monsters are kept in the “Keep” or “Home” area under the “Monsters” tab. You can choose which monster to use before each battle and you can even use more than one monster in a battle if you want up to a maximum of three. Choose all the monsters you want and they will appear in that order during the battle.
- While in the game area you will be clearing away boulders, tall grass, and trees and in between this debris you will see monsters. Click on the monsters and you will be taken to a screen where you can choose which of your monsters you want to use in the battle up to a maximum of three. The order you choose them is the order they will appear in the battle.
- While clearing debris uses your energy, battling uses your stamina.
- Next you will be taken to a screen where you will see the monsters stacked on top of and inside of wood and cement pieces that are strategically placed to protect them from your monster’s weapon fire.
- Your monster will be equipped with a bow and arrow and to shoot and aim you will need to click on the red dot above the monster then drag your cursor to aim the arrow and once lined up where you want it click again to fire.
- You have the option to “Spread” these bullets once you launch which will divide the ammunition into three increasing your odds of doing damage. Once you launch ammunition at your opponent click on “spread” directly under your monster.
- You will be given nine shots and if you do not defeat all of the monsters in those nine shots you will be defeated and can try again.
- If you are successful you will earn one to three stars and three to 10 XP. The faster you can defeat using the least amount of shots the higher the number of XP you will be awarded which will help you level up faster.
- Note – On the game screen where you originally clicked on the monster to engage in battle you will see a post with stars over it which represents a completed monster battle. If you want to go back and battle the monsters again until you have three stars you can do so by clicking on these markers or going into the world map at any time to replay any battle in the game in which you would like to improve your score.
Battling Monster Boss/Neighbor Battles
- At some points you will battle the boss monsters of rivals. This will start around level 13 and you will either click on a character to fight or you can click on the “Battle List” at the bottom right of the game screen and choose a neighbor to battle against.
- Battling a boss in your game will cost you 10 stamina and battling a neighbor will cost you five stamina.
- You will be given 12 shots instead of 10 and can also spread the shots once launched.
- The primary difference between this battle and others is that now you will be attacked and the monster will launch ammunition at you in a taking turns manner. If your monster is directly hit you will be weakened. Winning these battles earns your monster larger amounts of XP and will give your monster experience to help it evolve additional strengths or powers.
- You will fight your first boss around level 13 and if you complete the entire field and earn three stars on each monster battled you will receive a bonus.
Purchasing/Combining items to strengthen your Avatar
- You will find items in treasure chests, hidden while clearing debris, and gifted to you from your neighbors. These items will be in your inventory and can be accessed by clicking on the inventory button at the bottom right of the game screen.
- All items on the right side of the screen are in you inventory and to the left you will see your avatar.
- Drag an item from the right to the left and it will appear on your avatar.
- Use your cursor by placing it over items to see how much it increases your avatars strength, defense, and attack levels.
- You can also purchase items in the store which will be found in your inventory.
- You have the option of selling items you no longer need but they will be sold for a fraction of the purchase price.
- Alchemy – You can also make items in the “Alchemy” section by combining gifted items so that they make a larger or stronger item that can be used on your avatar for battle.
- Drag the items to the combination area and see if they can be combined. If they can be combined the new item will appear in your inventory.
Mysterious and Ancient Portals
- In order to move to the next location on the map you will need to clear the path until you can click on the portal.
- There may be more than one portal at a location so be sure to scan the entire area when deciding how to proceed.
- Once you click on a portal you will be taken to the next location.
- Going back to previous locations – Once you go through a portal you can still go back and replay an area if you wish to get a better score. Doing this once you have better weapons and armor will increase your chances of success.
- Click on the “World Map” icon at the bottom right of the game screen.
- From the world map you will be able to see locations you have unlocked and cleared and how many stars you earned out of the maximum allowed for that area.
- If you earn three stars for every monster battle in a location you will earn a huge bonus of coins and XP, which you can opt to share a portion of with your neighbors by clicking on “Share” when the option appears. This will cause a notification to post on the live feeds at Facebook. If your neighbor wants to earn free coins or XP they simply need to click on the link you have placed.
- Tip – Be sure to watch the live feeds for free XP and coins that others have decided to share. This takes time but it really adds up especially if you have a lot of neighbors playing the game with you.
Daily Free Gifts
- Once every 24 hours you can send a free gift to your neighbors.
- The items vary and are usually holiday themed.
- Gems can be sent in pieces that can be put together in the alchemy lab to strengthen your avatar.
- How to send a free gift – Click on the “Gift” icon at the bottom right of the game screen to send to your neighbors. Click on their names then send the gift to them which they can accept next time they play the game.
- Accepting your free gifts – When you log into the game you will be prompted to accept any gifts sent to you since the last time you played. Simply click on “Accept” and the items can be found in your inventory for immediate use.
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