Ghostbusters: Slime City is a ghost-busting shooting gallery from Eight Pixels Square and Activision. It’s bright, it’s colorful, it’s chaotic, and it’s haunted! I mean… it’s supposed to be, but still!
Gamezebo’s Ghostbusters: Slime City tips, cheats and strategies will help you get started, and make sure you ain’t afraid of no ghosts.
It’s Your City
- Buy up all the buildings you can. Some, like R&D facilities, earn you money over time. Others will allow you to take on contracts for big rewards. Regardless, every property you can own is well worth the investment.
- Upgrade often. You’ll need to upgrade the HQ in order to increase the maximum level you can upgrade everything else to, and of course higher level R&D facilities yield more cash.
- Keep your eyes peeled for colorful icons. Whenever a building can be used – to take on missions or contracts, collect money, watch a video to earn freebies, etc – it’ll display a brightly colored icon above it. This is your cue to check it out. Note that greyed-out icons mean the building isn’t ready yet.
- Look for bags of gold. Every so often there will be a glowing bag or two on the map. Tap it to collect the premium currency within.
- Really tough bosses sometimes wander through Central Park. If you see one of these gigantic specters, tap on it to initiate a battle. Just know that these things are particularly brutal and will likely squash your puny human face if you aren’t at least at full health.
- Don’t forget to collect your free card draw. Every few hours you’ll be able to draw a card for free by tapping on the ghost trap looking thing with the counter under it (towards the top-right corner of the map screen). Always do this, because why not?
- Feed Slimer. Ever 12 hours or so a hotdog cart will appear next to Central Park. Tap it and you’ll be able to play a simple mini-game where you stuff hotdogs into Slimer’s mouth. It’s a little gross, and you might look silly frantically swiping the screen in public, but it’s a good way to earn some extra cash.
- Contracts are a bit of a gamble, but can be worth it. Every now and then a contract will pop up somewhere in the city. These will require specific cards to complete (you’ll also lose those cards), but the potential rewards might be worth it. Maybe. It’s up to you to decide if a given contract is worth sacrificing your other cards.
- Join a squad. By teaming up with other players you’ll be able to request help with contracts, as well as partake in what amounts to PvP once you reach level 11.
Grab Your Gear
- You can change your character from the main screen. There’s zero functional difference between any of the playable avatars – things like health, defense, and so on are tied to your player account – so feel free to use them interchangeably if you’d like. Just tap on the Characters tab at the bottom and then scroll to your desired rookie.
- Upgrade your Packs. Tap on the Packs tab to check out your Proton and Electron (unlocked after a set number of missions) Packs. You can buy new and better parts for either by then tapping on the Edit button and scrolling through your options.
- Spend Skill Points often. You’ll earn skill points as you progress, which can then be used to permanently increase things like attack power, defense, health recovery, and so on. Swipe the menu bar on the bottom of the screen over to the right and tap on the Profile tab, then tap the Skills button to bring up the appropriate menu.
- Healing takes time. you don’t have to worry about stamina or anything like that, but any damage your Ghostbuster takes during a mission won’t fix itself right away – it’ll take several minutes to get back up to full. You can speed things up with premium currency or by watching a movie, though.
- Pay attention to your booster cards. As you play you’ll earn cards – some are for money and experience, but others are more like reusable items. Before each mission you’ll have three of these boosters randomly selected for you. If you don’t like what you see, you can reshuffle and draw three new ones (using premium currency, or for free if you’re a “VIP”). The random nature of it all makes reshuffling seem like sort of a waste if you can’t do it for free, though.
- Pick your pack carefully. You can’t go back once you’ve committed to playing a mission (not even from the card booster screen). Make sure you have your desired pack (Proton or Electron) selected first, which you can do from the Pack screen or by toggling the choices on the mission selection screen.
Heat ‘em Up
- Recharge rate and charge levels are usually better than raw damage. Doing more damage will, of course, bust individual ghosts faster, but having to stop to recharge you pack will make you a sitting duck. In my experience, being able to fire for sustained periods is way better than doing more damage but over less time.
- remember your special boosters. Some booster cards give passive bonuses, but others are powerful items you can use a limited number of times during a mission (don’t worry, they can be used again in later missions). Use ‘em if you got ‘em!
- Blast everything. Ghosts will “pop” if you hit them enough, objects in the environment will break and sometimes release goodies, and you can shoot the muck balls ghosts toss at you out of the air. Just remember to recharge when there’s a lull in the action – don’t want to run dry in the middle of all that chaos.
- Replay missions. I mean obviously, right? But this is important to remember anyway, as things will get pretty tough pretty fast and you’ll want to go back to earlier stuff in order to earn more experience and cards. Some missions also have reward boxes at the end, which you can play through over and over again in order to unlock them all.
- Ghosts with an “aura” need to be trapped. Most of the ghosts you encounter will poof away after taking enough damage, but the ones with a glowing outline around them will need to be dragged over to a trap. Once they’ve taken enough damage the trap will open automatically, and that’s your cue. Although some of the more powerful booster weapons can explode them without the trap.
- It’s kind of possible to dodge projectiles. Sort of. When you tap and hold the screen, your Ghostbuster will pop up and start blasting. When you let go of the screen, they’ll duck back down. This doesn’t qualify as them being in cover, unfortunately, but if you time your movements right you can duck out of the way of oncoming goop.