Game Introduction – Offworld
Offworld is a free-to-play mech title with turn-based RPG elements. 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
- UI: First, let’s go through the basic user interface to get you acquainted with what everything means.
- Attacking: In the bottom left corner of the screen you’ll see the fist. Clicking that brings up one of your basic attack options, which you simply hit the attack button once more to confirm.
- Attack Speed: In the screenshot above, you can see the opponent (who will always be on the right side of the screen) has a higher “attack speed”. All this means is that they will have the first right of attack. This is something that you will want to take into account when you try to defend or deflect attacks and is an integral part of understanding the battle system.
- Energy: Energy, noted next to the respective mech’s health points, is the currency that you spend to complete attacks for attacks or deflections. When you complete any action that is not picking up more energy, you spend energy. Take note of your enemy’s energy to help predict what is most advantageous for them to do in that turn—and then plan your actions accordingly.
- Deflect: Deflecting is one of the most game-changing actions you or your opponent can take in the game. This can create a big game of cat and mouse between you and your opponent. By selecting deflect, if you opponent attacks at the same time you choose deflect (options are selected simultaneously between you and the AI) the enemy’s attack is thrown back at them. Why is this so important? They take damage AND they lose the energy from the attack. It’s a disheartening and fight changing event when you or the AI deflect an attack.
- Battle Menu Options: The menu button in combat is fairly basic—the only two buttons that you’ll really want to use is the escape and swap. Escape is self explanatory—if you feel like you’re going to lose, simply escape and there’s no penalty for losing. Swap is for switching out your various mechs.
- Enemy Information: If you look in underneath the “LVL 3” text on your opponent’s side, you’ll see an icon of a mech. The number of mechs listed denotes how many the opponent has to fight. In this case, the opponent only has one, so the mech that is fighting is the only one that you’ll need to worry about.
- Overworld: Here is the overworld of the game. Each planet represents places where you can go to unlock battles.
- Gold coins: Gold coins are the base currency in the game. Every time you win a battle, you gain coins that can be spent on offensive and defensive upgrades to your mech fighters.
- Gems: Gems are the game’s premium currency that are much harder for you to acquire without purchasing them directly.
- Salvage Hunt: After every victory, you have the choice to spend 100 coins to try to find items, gems and items. This is one of the neater aspects to the game. With many freemium games, they are quite stingy with getting their premium, pay-currency. After all, getting people to spend money on these are how the game makes money. However, this allows you to essentially gamble a bit of your coins (which you can get back by winning battles) to try and get gems or items that you might not be able to get otherwise. Just be warned that you’ll typically just get coins, and usually less than 100. Despite this, it’s still worth a shot if you don’t want to pony up cash for in-game items.
- Garage: The garage is where you upgrade your mech fighters. Most of the upgrades cost gems—(in other words, you’ve got to pay cold hard cash). There are some upgrades that just cost coins, but they are few and far between.
- Adding Strikers: Before you go into the garage for a specific mech, you can see your current lineup of mechs and purchase new fighters. Like most everything else in the game, you can’t purchase the mechs with just coins.
- Pre-Combat Selection: Once you have more than three mechs in your garage, you can mix and match mechs. As you gain more, you might want to go back to previous battles and use the new mechs in these scenarios to get them up to snuff in some of the later, harder battles. Going back and gaining experience, coins and learning the battle system a bit better is never a bad idea, regardless.
- Purchasing Coins/Gems: Above is a screenshot of the prices of coins and gems in the game. Additionally, you can watch advertisements for coins or sign up for “special offers” (like Netflix, credit cards and the like) to earn some in-game gems.
Tips and Tricks:
- Go Back, Young Man: Going back and replaying old matches is critical to progression. The way the battles are set up, you will reach a battle fairly quickly that will be beyond your fighters means to win. Going back and grinding for experience and coins is essential to level your mechs and gain coins to upgrade them further.
- Don’t Over-Do Deflection: Deflection is great to have, but a lot of times your opponent will not be attacking. The real downside is if you deflect and your opponent doesn’t attack, you cannot deflect again for two turns. Since there is no hard and fast way to know when your opponent is going to attack, it isn’t a bad idea to do simply deflect on the first turn. Opponents will typically attack, you gain some energy, your opponent loses some, and they take their attack to their face. After the first attack, it’s all a gut feeling on what they’re going to do—but typically if they’ve got energy to burn, they’re attacking.
- Salvage: If you like the battle system, take advantage of the salvage system. Yes, you might turn the game into the grind, but it’s probably better to take advantage of the system rather than spend on the gem items. You’ll waste a lot of coins, but whether or not you strike it lucky, you’ll still be gaining experience for your mechs.
You have completed Gamezebo’s quick start guide for Offworld! You should be all set on your way to play your best game! Be sure to check back often for game updates, staff and user reviews, user tips, forums comments and much more here at Gamezebo!