Game Introduction - Fieldrunners 2
Fieldrunners 2 is a tower-defense style game created by Subatomic Studios, where players try to defend against a wide array of enemies with different attack and defense styles. Gamezebo’s quick start strategy guide will provide you with detailed images, tips, information, and hints on how to play your best game.
Quick Start Guide
- To download the game, click the “Play Now” button at the top of this page.
- Once downloaded, click the “play” button
- That’s it! You’re ready to start the game!
How to Play
- User Interface: To begin, let’s go over the game’s user interface
- Dollars: As you can see in the top left, there is a dollar sign followed by a number. This is how much money you have to purchase weapons to help you kill the oncoming horde. You earn dollars by killing enemies, with the amount of money that you earn varying between how difficult the enemy is to bring down.
- Enemy Paths: The dotted lines across the map signify the paths that enemies can cross. What you want to do is shorten up the possible lanes. As you can see, I’m not very smart with my current placement, leaving multiple options for my enemies to sneak through, while also leaving the back end fairly exposed because my gun placements are far in the back. Leaving one lane open and lining that up with gun emplacements means funneling enemies down a choke point where you have guns on both sides—meaning total destruction for your foes.
- Life: In the top right of the screen you will find your “life”, so to speak. The 19 signifies that only 19 enemies can pass your defenses before it is game over.
- Buying Weapons: In the bottom right hand corner of the game you will find the weapon purchases. This is a screenshot from early in the game, so there is only the standard Gatling gun available for purchase for $5.
- Weapon Types: Here is a screenshot of the level a bit later. As you can see, there are some new additions to the arsenal. The first is the “glue gun”, which slows down speedy foes like motorcycles and airplanes. The next is a rocket, which are most effective against armored units and airplanes but will also do the job helping in the fight against ground foot units. More on weapon types shortly.
- Upgrades: When you first place a weapon, you can upgrade the weapon from there, making it more deadly or effective in its defensive abilities. All you have to do is touch the weapon and a pane opens up—which is shown in the image above. The upgrade button is on the right—you can upgrade a weapon three times to its maximum ability level.
- Weapon Range: Each weapon has its own specific range of attack. Enemies that step into the green area shown above are going to feel its wrath. Once out of it, however, they’re home free.
- Map Types: The type of maps you can play on come in two varieties: survival and rounds. In survival mode you have to survive a set number of units before you’re over-whelmed. In round maps, you have to survive a set number of waves. Die before it, and you’re all done.
- Map Overworld: This is the overworld of the game. From this screen you will be able to zoom in and out to select the levels that you want to play.
- Difficulty: Every map gives you the decision on what difficulty level you will want to play at. For most players, you will want to select “tough”, or the normal difficulty, but you will have to gauge for yourself where your skill level is at with regards to the game. Don’t overextend yourself at the cost of your enjoyment. However, do note that the higher difficulty level that you choose, the higher number of “stars” you will receive from victory.
- Items: Prior to entering a level, you will have the option to select an item to bring in with you. As you kill enemies in game, you collect coins, which will help you purchase these items. These vary from a big bomb that clears out foes in a pinch to a rewind option that lets you retry a wave that you screwed up on.
- Weapon Purchases: Here is where you’ll put those stars to use. As you pass levels and earn stars, you can use those stars to get weapon types like the “Flamethrower” (which you can find in the bottom right of my slot box for $50). The further along you progress, the more impressive the weapons get in terms of offensive and defensive capabilities.
- Leaderboards: Fiedlrunners 2 has a full leaderboard system. You can compare scores from different users on the same phone, as well as “global scores” (which you can see in the top left of the image) where you can compare scores to players across the world playing the game.
- Cards: Cards are essentially achievements. These cards are not worth a whole lot outside of feeling good about earning them. However, there are different levels which you can see along the bottom of the above screenshot, all of which house a variety of challenges of different difficulty levels.
Tips and Tricks
- Less is More: Upgrade your weapons rather than loading up on a bunch of level 1 weapons. By utilizing what you have got rather than what you want to have, you start mowing enemies down before they even think about reaching the end of the level.
- Funnelling: I mentioned this earlier but it bears repeating: On levels with more open space, you must funnel enemies into choke points, otherwise you will be bested. Enemies will run amok. Clog up all their lanes in the front of the map and then leave one open. Then place offensive and defensive (glue guns) along the sides and wipe ‘em out.
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