Regular buildings are great in Bit City, but sometimes you just want to drop something a little more recognizable in your city and let it stay there.

Special Buildings are what you seek. These structures provide earnings boosts over their regular counterparts, and they’re automatically flagged as historical so you don’t have to worry about accidentally wiping them out while you’re furiously mashing away on the ‘Build’ button.

You’ve probably also noticed if you’ve been playing Bit City for a while that Special Buildings don’t grow on trees. Or rather, they don’t pop up as you cycle through buildings during normal gameplay.

That’s because they need to be unlocked first. Simply hit the Menu button (the icon in the lower-right that looks like an old school telephone dial, and yes, we’re dating ourselves by using that reference), then tap the Special Buildings button from the menu. Here you’ll be able to scroll through all the Special Buildings in the game, see what they look like, what bonuses they give and how much they cost. That last part is important┬ábecause you’ll need to save up the proper amount of Bux to unlock any Special Building. Once you do, it will always have a chance of showing up in the normal building rotation on the right size lot.

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And you know us here at Gamezebo: we’re not about to make you scroll through all the Special Buildings when we can list them all out for you to help you plan ahead. Keeping in mind that NimbleBit can and almost certainly will add more Special Buildings to Bit City as it goes, here’s what you need to unlock all of them in the game at launch, along with their bonuses.

  • Tiny House (Residential, +100%): 300 Bux
  • Log Cabin (Residential, +100%): 300 Bux
  • Sky Burger (Business, +100%): 300 Bux
  • Fireworks Stand (Business, +100%): 300 Bux
  • Dorado Motel (Business, +100%): 300 Bux
  • Radio Station (Business, +100%): 300 Bux
  • Ye Olde Bakery (Business, +100%): 300 Bux
  • Small Wildlife Preserve (Service, +200%): 750 Bux
  • Ultra Modern House (Residential, +300%): 1225 Bux
  • NimbleBit, LLC (Business, +300%): 1225 Bux
  • Large Lake (Service, +100%): 1250 Bux
  • Large Fountain Park (Service, +100%): 1250 Bux
  • Large Wetland Park (Service, +100%): 1250 Bux
  • Isometric Plaza (Service, +100%): 1250 Bux
  • Campground (Business, +100%): 1250 Bux
  • Farmer’s Market (Business, +100%): 1250 Bux
  • Drive-in (Business, +100%): 1250 Bux
  • Ice Rink (Business, +100%): 1250 Bux
  • Plant Nursery (Business, +100%): 1250 Bux
  • Mini Golf (Business, +100%): 1250 Bux
  • Water Park (Business, +100%): 1250 Bux
  • Large Wildlife Preserve (Service, +200%): 3000 Bux
  • Military Base (Service, +200%): 3000 Bux
  • Vineyard (Business, +200%): 3000 Bux
  • Hydroponic Farm (Business, +200%): 3000 Bux
  • University (Service, +300%): 4975 Bux
  • Arboretum (Service, +300%): 4975 Bux
  • Natural History Museum (Service, +300%): 4975 Bux
  • Art Museum (Service, +300%): 4975 Bux
  • Japanese Garden (Service, +300%): 4975 Bux
  • Hills Mansion (Residential, +300%): 4975 Bux
  • Classic Mansion (Residential, +300%): 4975 Bux
  • Outdoor Theater (Business, +300%): 4975 Bux
  • Deco Theatre (Business, +300%): 4975 Bux
  • Resort (Business, +300%): 4975 Bux
  • Sky Portal Tower (Residential, +400%): 7150 Bux
  • Tree Tower (Residential, +400%): 7150 Bux
  • Blossom Court (Residential, +400%): 7150 Bux
  • Crown Tower (Residential, +400%): 7150 Bux
  • Harajuku Building (Residential, +400%): 7150 Bux
  • Empire Tower (Business, +400%): 7150 Bux
  • Hyball Building (Business, +400%): 7150 Bux
  • Rocket Launch Pad (Service, +500%): 9450 Bux
  • Angkor Wat (Service, +500%): 9450 Bux
  • Arc De Triomphe (Service, +500%): 9450 Bux
  • Brandenburg Gate (Service, +500%): 9450 Bux
  • Coit tower (Service, +500%): 9450 Bux
  • Diet Building (Service, +500%): 9450 Bux
  • Eiffel Tower (Service, +500%): 9450 Bux
  • Ellis Island (Service, +500%): 9450 Bux
  • Trevi Fountain (Service, +500%): 9450 Bux
  • Gateway of India (Service, +500%): 9450 Bux
  • Guggenheim Museum (Service, +500%): 9450 Bux
  • Myan Ruins (Service, +500%): 9450 Bux
  • Yomeimon Gate (Service, +500%): 9450 Bux
  • St. Basil’s Cathedral (Service, +500%): 9450 Bux
  • White House (Residential, +500%): 9450 Bux
  • Himeji Castle (Residential, +500%): 9450 Bux
  • Neuschwanstein Castle (Residential, +500%): 9450 Bux

Also, a quick word on those super expensive Special Buildings: Bit City does put them on sale from time to time. It’s worth flipping through the selection to see what’s on sale, as that might guide you on how to most efficiently spend your Bux.

If you need more Bit City pointers, be sure to check out our guides on how to get more coins, how to build more effectively and when and why to Prestige.