Dead Eye Deputy is a quick-fire arcade shooter that sees you taking on the role of the titular law-person. You need to take down criminals and make sure you’re not getting shot in the face along the way.

It’s easy to get started, but there are layers to the experience that you’re going to have to uncover if you want to get the most out of the game. Don’t worry though, that’s what we’ve written this guide for. We’ve played a lot of the game and discovered plenty of its secrets.

If you’ve played the game and have your own helpful suggestions to share, make sure you chuck them in the comments section at the bottom of the article. Before that, though, here are the best hints, tips and tricks we’ve discovered for Dead Eye Deputy.

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Make Sure You Reload

It’s tempting to just keep swiping around the screen to try and kill everything. That’s just not going to work though. You need to lift up your finger to reload your gun so you can get back to shooting.

Different guns have different chamber sizes, so make sure you know how many bullets your weapon can hold and change the way you’re going to play accordingly.

Take Cover

You need to keep an eye out for the exclamation points. These show you where your foes are about to shoot you from. You’ve only got a small amount of health, so you want to avoid getting shot as often as possible.

When you lift your finger off the screen you’ll dive under cover if there is any nearby. The exclamation points will disappear a split second before the criminal shoots, so you’re going to have a moment to react.

Spend Your Gold

You need to upgrade your skills and your weapon if you want to get through the tougher levels. Focus on getting the best gun first, as it’s definitely going to help you out in the early stages.

Once you’ve got that, it’s time to spend on upgrading your character. Look at the different stats and figure out which ones are going to help you out the most.

Watch Out For Different Items

You’ll get more gold for shooting various items around the levels. Look out for red bottles and golden horseshoes and make sure you take them out whenever you can.

There are also explosive barrels, which will take out multiple enemies with a single shot. Pay attention to the environment and you’ll find all sorts of different ways you can get a boost.

Download Dead Eye Deputy from the App Store and Google Play Store