Morphite is an action/exploration romp that takes inspiration from the likes of Metroid and even No Man’s Sky. There’s a lot of planet-hopping adventure to take in, to the point where it might feel a bit overwhelming to start. Gamezebo’s Morphite tips, cheats and strategies will help get you started, and should keep you at peak Space Explorer effectiveness.
Exploration and Survival
- Scan everything. It’s useful for all sorts of reasons, such as unlocking new types of upgrades, plus it’s satisfying to fill out your log book. And if you’ve already scanned it, you’ll know right away.
- The scanner will tell you what’s scannable. When you’re pointing the scanner at something it can actually scan, a little symbol will appear on the scanner’s screen depicting what kind of thing you’re pointed at (i.e. insect, flora, etc).
- Listen for the tones. When you complete a scan you’ll either hear a DING for common scans, or something a bit different (tough to describe but definitely not a DING) for rare scans. And as of this writing you can scan rare things multiple times – thus building up your stockpile and possibly selling them for more money than the common scans – so do with that what you will.
- Check the sides of trees, boulders, and fallen logs. Sometimes you might find a bug or some sort of fungus sitting there, ready for scanning.
- Approach skittish creatures slowly when scanning. Some creatures will run away, thus making scanning much more difficult, but if you walk up to them slowly and stay in one spot once the scan begins they should be much more cooperative.
- You can use the same trick to approach hostile creatures. If you’re able to come up behind them slowly you should be able to scan them before they realize you’re there. Much easier than trying to scan them while they’re attempting to eat your face.
- Blast rocks for chunks. You can shoot crates and other objects for ammo and chunks and whatnot, but many rocks will yield chunks as well. If you’ve got the ammo for it, there’s no reason not to.
- Blast mineral deposits, too. Minerals are a bit more specific in their use than chunks, but they’re still super-useful. If you see a mineral deposit, shoot it!
- You can tap to target while scanning. It’s a useful function for when you need to defend yourself against a hostile creature, but using the tap-target system for scanning is also helpful as you’ll pretty much stay locked-on to your target so long as you manage to keep them roughly near the center of the screen. This is particularly handy when trying to scan skittish creatures.
- Go back to the pod if you’re running low on pistol ammo. There’s a little bit stored inside, so as long as you can either make it back or call the pod to your location you’ll never truly be left in the lurch.
- Your pistol will automatically recharge 5 shots over time, so you won’t ever bee completely helpless. Be aware that it will only recharge like this when you have it equipped, though, so if you empty it and switch to a different weapon or item it’ll still be at 0 when you switch back.
- If you can’t scan it, try shooting it. Lots of objects have to be shot in order to function – opening chests, opening doors, activating power nodes, etc. Shootable objects will flash when you hit them.
- Follow the power lines. If there’s a thing that needs power, chances are there’s going to be a dark blue cable leading you to a node that needs shooting. If you come across a door that won’t open or something similar, look for one of these lines and follow it to the source.
- Teleporters will guide you. If you see a teleporter or the telltale light column coming from one, there’s a good chance that’s where you want to head. At least once you’ve finished scanning everything nearby, anyway.
- Look for hidden paths. Maybe it’s a small glimmer of light on the other side of a cave, or the lip of what could be a ledge on the side of a cliff. Point is, sometimes investigating these little details can lead to discovering extra goodies.
- Upgrade your ship at space stations. Stations are easy to spot on the system map (they look decidedly mechanical next to the more natural looking spherical planets), and are where you’ll want to go to restock, refuel, refit, etc between planets.
- Upgrade ship fuel first. I mean you don’t HAVE to do this, but you won’t be dealing with hostile ships right away and the less time you have to spend waiting for your ship to recharge between jumps (or the less chunks you have to pay to refuel it) the better.
- Use Conversion Chambers to upgrade your suit. These chambers can be found on planet surfaces and in some space stations. You’ll need specific types of resources, as well as chunks, to purchase these upgrades, though.
- As with ship upgrades there’s no “wrong” way to improve your suit, but I’d recommend focusing on things that will allow you to explore harsh environments (like extreme hot or cold) first. That way you can visit more types of planets sooner.
- Weapons can only be upgraded at shops, which can be found in some space stations and on some planets (usually near other forms of habitation).
- Once again, there’s no right or wrong way to upgrade, but increasing maximum ammo counts is a good catch-all approach.
Other Morphite Tips
- ”Explore” space stations to visit shops and find other goodies. Not all stations will have a shop on them, but they all have various crates you can find for some extra chunks, resources, etc. Sometimes there are even scannables.
- Look for NPCs with symbols floating above their heads. If you see this, walk up to the NPC and tap on them to get a side mission – good for earning some extra resources and chunks.
- Keep an eye out for chests. Chest contain Trinkets, and Trinkets bestow you with permanent passive buffs – such as increased duration effects for certain items – as soon as you acquire them.
- Watch for cracks. Prominent cracks in walls and the like are a good indicator of something destructible. Once you have Ion Grenades, chuck one at the cracked surface and see if anything might be hiding behind it.
- Side missions will complete automatically. So long as you meet the conditions, you’ll immediately get the rewards and the mission will be removed from your active queue.
- Check your map. You’re pretty much left to your own devices when it comes to exploring a planet, so be sure to look at your map to tru and figure out where to go. This can be a great way to keep track of points of interest, as well as keep you from wasting time wandering around the same areas over and over.