60 Seconds! Atomic Adventure is a survival game that requires savvy resource management skills and a healthy dose of strategy. Making the most of each gameplay mode is what will ensure your survival, so here are Gamezebo’s tips, tricks, and strategies to outlast the atomic fallout.
Atomic Drill is your tutorial; use it to practice moving around the space, collecting important items and learning how best to survive in the fallout shelter. Test out the rotation sensitivity and determine what works best for you. You’ll get some tips and tricks while you undergo your drill in the shelter, so stick it out as long as you can. Your ultimate goal is to survive long enough to be rescued by soldiers.
Scavenge Mode requires only that you collect supplies from the house to stock your fallout shelter. This is ideal for mastering movement around the house and getting to know the layout. Be warned that you can trap yourself in a room if you bump into too many things and it is possible to block the shelter with the lamps that are nearby, so try not to kick them over in front of the entrance. Each item you can collect has a different value and contributes in a different way to longterm survival. Games help prevent people from going crazy, and may also be used in trades for water or food when your fallout shelter receives visitors. Make sure you get an axe or a gun for protection, though an axe seems more multipurpose. A gas mask will be crucial if you need to send someone to the surface to get resources and a radio will help to hear updates from rescue teams. Ultimately, however, food and water are most important for long term survival in the bunker.
Survival Mode sets you up in a stocked fallout shelter with pre-populated items. This is a good way to practice rationing, which is likely the most crucial survival skill. In your first couple of days, skip water and food for people, and as you progress, skip every other day with food or water and only provide it if you’re starting to get a warning. 4 days is the longest someone can go without water so make sure you give them some before that time elapses. If you run out of food or water, you’ll need to send someone on an expedition. Make sure you send healthy people who aren’t hungry or thirsty because they are more likely to survive. If you only have one survivor, you can send them, but make sure you have a padlock to protect your bunker while no one is in it.
Apocalypse Mode is Scavenge Mode followed by Survival Mode, which means that what you collect has a direct impact on how long you’ll live. Do not attempt Apocalypse mode until you’ve spent some time focusing on scavenging and surviving first. The most significant choice you’ll make outside of how much food and water to ration day by day is how many family members you bring with you. The benefit of bringing more people is that you have cumulatively longer to live inside the shelter and more people will be available for exploration. However, you’ll also need more resources to survive and exploration is only valuable if you can survive long enough for some of the radiation to disperse.
Each of the three formal gameplay modes offers three levels of difficulty. While each is preset at “normal” or medium difficulty, you can choose to hone your skills and strategies by trying the easiest level called “Little Boy.” Here you’ll get 20 seconds exploration time in your home, sturdier equipment, fewer health issues, a better stocked shelter, and a lot less trouble in the form of vermin or visitors. If you’re feeling like an apocalypse master, try your hand at “Tsar Bomba,” the most difficult setting. Here you’ll get a sick family, weak equipment, no stocked supplies, and tons of trouble and unwanted visitors. Sounds fun! But if you can survive Tsar Bomba, then you can survive anything.