Game Introduction – DuckTales: Scrooge’s Loot
DuckTales: Scrooge’s Loot is a multiplayer team-based shooter game created by Disney. In it, you’ll create your own customizable duck, and then compete against other teams in a battle to see who can collect the most gold in a round. 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
- DuckTales: Scrooge’s Loot is free to play, and can be downloaded by clicking the “Play Now!” option at the top of this page.
- When you first open up the game, you’ll be asked if you want to receive push notifications. You will not be able to change this setting later.
- After selecting, you’ll be greeted with a brief cutscene introducing the game. From there, you’ll be sent to the in-game tutorial, which will teach you the basics of combat and customization. The tutorial can be skipped, if desired.
- DuckTales: Scrooge’s Loot is a team-based shooter. In both the online and single player game modes, players will be sorted into two teams of four. The objective is to run from the spawn point to the money pile, stand at the money pile to collect gold bars, and then run to your team’s drop-off point to get credit for the gold earned.
- Controlling your character is rather simple. Movement is performed with an on-screen analog stick, while aiming is done by touching and dragging a neutral part of the screen. There is no option for jumping or crouching. Control layout and sensitivity can be adjusted in the options menu.
- Your character is equipped with three weapons: two projectiles and one melee. One gun is typically more rapid-fire, while the other packs a punch. They can be swapped on the fly by pressing a button at the top of the screen. The melee weapon can be used at any time by tapping a button on the side.
- You’re also given access to consumable items, called “gadgets.” Gadgets range from a campfire that gradually heals you, to balloons that give you a few seconds of flight. All the gadgets are one-time use, and they’re available only using in-game currency.
- Before a match begins, players are given the option to vote on their preferred stage. While the layouts differ, every stage has a few similarities. Each stage is symmetrical in order to keep the best balance between the teams. This means that the gold pile is equal distance from each team’s spawn point, and the drop-off points are equal distances from the gold pile. Each level also features launchers that will jettison you in a set direction. These are best used to quickly get to the gold pile.
- There are no points scored for killing an enemy, nor do you lose any for dying. The only way to score is to bring gold to the drop-off point. On the other hand, dying is penalized by a somewhat lengthy wait time. This wait can be instantly passed by spending gems, the premium currency.
- Customizing your character is an important aspect to DuckTales: Scrooge’s Loot. Your default duck is the relatively-generic Adventurer. There are three other classes of ducks that can be unlocked after leveling up: the well-balanced Inventor, the super-strong Chef, and the speedy Pilot.
- Each class has its own array of stats. There are four key stats: health, speed, carry, and strength. The carry stat is important to look at. Carry determines how much gold your duck can hold at one time, determining how many points you can score in a quick sitting.
- Each class also features a few outfits that will modify stats slightly. Whether you want to dress up as a member of the Junior Woodchucks or a rootin’ tootin’ cowduck, a strong outfit can be useful to cover your weaknesses or greatly increase your strengths.
- Each character also has three weapon slots that can be customized. Most of the projectiles are similar in stats and style, so your biggest decision may very well be based on appearance. By nature, melee weapons are relatively one-dimensional, so there’s not much customization there, either.
- You can also buy premium bonuses, such as an item that slashes respawn time or an experience booster. Similar to gadgets, these items are one-match use, so use them wisely.
Tips and Tricks
- You’ll purchase the Junior Woodchuck’s outfit during the tutorial. Go ahead and equip it. There’s absolutely no downside (unless you hate the hat).
- Early on, there’s little reason to upgrade weapons, as they don’t vary too much. Spend some time to gain a few levels. As you unlock new character classes, go back and see what’s available for your class of choice and compare it to the default equipment.
- Costumes (other than the Junior Woodchuck outfit) have pretty sizable impacts on abilities. Use gold to unlock one early on.
- If you’re struggling with online play, play the single-player “Missions” mode. The gold and experience you earn is small until you start completing goals, which skyrockets the totals.
- When in a match, patience isn’t nearly as much of a virtue as it is in other games. It’s entirely possible to run to the gold pile then to the drop-off point and score without being touched. Making a mindless rush isn’t the best option, either. Always be prepared to hold your own. Aiming is slightly assisted in Scrooge’s Loot, but a fair level of precision will still give you a huge advantage.
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