You’re Fired! Job Simulator! is a new frantic arcade game that’s just landed on the App Store. Not only is it super fun, it’s also got some really interesting things to say about our throwaway consumer culture. 

It’s not the most complex experience, but there are some hints and tips that we’ve discovered that are going to help you keep your job for even longer. Not that keeping your job is really the point, as you might be able to tell from the name of the game. 

This guide is going to help anyone from beginners to players who’ve already put some time into the game, and we reckon it’s going to help you enjoy the game even more. If you’ve got your own helpful hints to share, make sure you stick them in the comments at the bottom of the article.

Use Two Fingers

The game is all about moving items down a checkout, scanning them in a box and then getting the customer to pay for them. Swipe items outside of the box and you’ll lose some of your karma. Lose too much karma, by doing that or making other mistakes, and it’s game over.

It might seem weird to start with, but the best way to play the game is with your device laid flat, allowing you to use two fingers at the same time to swipe goods down towards the scanner. It’s easy to get overwhelmed if you’re only using one finger, so using two is a great way to try and counteract that.

Get Those Rats

You see those rats running around on the conveyor belt? They’re not just there for show. Tap on them and you’ll collect them. You can spend rats on new costumes, which give you extra cash when you get fired. 

When there are loads of rats on the screen it’s a good idea to try and nab them all. It might mean the run you’re doing ends a bit earlier than usual, but the bonus rats are going to help you out the next time you have a go.

Where Are The Costumes?

Head into the Staff menu, and then tap on the Canteen and you’ll find the costume shop. You’ll see how much each of the costumes costs and what bonus they give you. You’ll also be able to check how many rats you’ve got to spend – saving up for a new costume should always be on your mind.

Remember that the costume bonuses only apply after you’ve got three customers to pay, so if you mess up early you’re not going to be getting the most out of your robot arms or piratical hook-hands.

What Should I Spend My Cash On?

Head into the Office menu and then tap on the computer. There’ll you’ll see the upgrades you can make to your shop. It’s a good idea to get them in order, since you’ll get more cash every time you unlock a new one. Remember, the money you’re making is all going to the shop – the staff are utterly replaceable. In fact, every time you play through you’re a different wage slave.