Azur Lane: Hyperdimension Neptunia Crossover Event Guide

The English/Global version of Azur Lane is finally getting the Hyperdimension Neptunia crossover event that previously hit the Chinese and Japanese versions of the game. Since I usually do guides for Neptunia games and picked up the game just for this crossover, I figured I’d make a little guide for players in a similar situation.

The event isn’t out yet in English yet, so this is Work In Progress and will be updated as info comes in.

The Neptunia characters are viable/high rarity units (Elite and Super Rare, the top two in the game) so if you want to play with just/mostly the Neptunia games it should be pretty viable. Take my advice with a grain of salt though as I only dove in to get the Neptunia characters myself; as always corrections and questions are welcome in the comments below! Or in our Discord Server

Game Info

Title: Azur Lane
Platform: Android iOS
Language: English (Global Release)
Release date: 2018 (Global)
Developer: Yostar Limited.
Price: Free to Play with IAP/Gachapon. No ads.
Genre: “Mobage” style collectable character RPG
Filesize: 1.59GB (installed and updated)
Always Online: Yes, persistent internet connection required
Gambling element: Yes (standard character Gachapon a la FateGO etc. Some characters can be acquired outside the gachapon. Other IAPs present)
Battery Drain: High

Azur Lane Quickstart Info

Azur Lane is a fairly standard “mobage” style collection/RPG game. IF you’ve played FateGO, Fine Emblem Heroes, Food Fantasy, or hundreds of others, you probably know what you’re in for.

If you’re just starting the game/haven’t started yet, you’ll want to get to level 15 as soon as possible. This is achievable within a day or two at most with moderate play; I’m level 30 now in 3 days.

Make sure to go to Settings, Account to bind your account to a Twitter/Facebook account. This is your cloud save option; without it, you may lose your account or be unable to transfer it to a new phone.

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Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium Halloween Event 2018 Guide

This is a guide for Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium, with only the Halloween Event (2018) information. See the main guide for a more comprehensive set of information. Feel free to add any of my guides to your homescreen for easy access, and offline loading of guides you’ve used (on supported devices)!

Update: 2018-11-17: Game update

Reduced the earning time for the Witch’s Den items. They now generate vitality at intervals of 1 second, 5 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, 3 minutes, and 5 minutes.

Reduced magic skill cost to 100 pearls per cast and increased skill time to 12 hours.

Adds 1 new hidden fish (Snowy Owl) and 1 new quest

Adds 1 new IAP (Ugly Octopus Trio) and improved the benefits of the IAP in the Halloween tank.

You can now move your Halloween fish to your Saltwater tank!

2018-10-31: Video Guide!

2018-10-25: I streamed the update recently if you want to take a peek!

It is a slow rollout and will take you a while to get. Despite literally every single update AbyssRium has ever done rolling out in the same (stupid) fashion I still get spammed every time it updates about this. Please don’t ask about it.

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After too long the Halloween event for 2018 is finally upon us! It’s got it’s own coralite (as many suspected) and is accessed via the Map icon when the main menu is closed, just like Freshwater. As always there’s a slow rollout and it may take up to a week for everyone to get it.

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Terrarium: Garden Idle Guide & Strategy

Terrarium: Garden Idle is an idle game in the vein of AbyssRium, AdVenture Capitalist and so on. It finally released for Android so I could play it! It’s a pretty simple game I’ve had fun with so far, so here’s a quick guide to help players getting started.

Game Info

Title: Terrarium: Garden Idle
Release date: 2018
Platforms: iOSAndroid
File size: 125 MB
Developer: Green Panda Games
Genre: Idle Game/Clicker
Price: Free to Play with Ads
Always Online: No
Battery drain: Medium
Mobile Data drain: None (Offline)/High (Online with video ads)

Basic Gameplay

Terrarium is a pretty basic “clicker” or idle game. All purchases in Terrarium increase your ability to earn more currency, which is used to purchase more abilities to increase currency, etc etc. Since you’re raising plants, Oxygen is the currency of the game, used to buy everything.

If it’s the first idle game you’ve played, it’s a pretty simple one and you shouldn’t have much trouble. You simply buy and “upgrade” plants and tap them to earn more currency, and also cast “skills” in the rainbow tab to, again, get more currency.

Being an idle game, the first thing to remember is that (almost) no mistakes are permanent. If you spend lots of oxygen, the only currency in Terrarium , on something silly, it doesn’t matter much since you can just earn that oxygen back and spend somewhere else. Above all, don’t stress out and just relax.

Collecting currency also lets you “level up”, and level ups must be claimed by tapping the “level up” button in the top right corner, otherwise experience stops accruing until you do so. Leveling up unlocks plants and shelf space, and gives a bonus of Oxygen.

Just for fun/aesthetics, note you can turn on “night mode” (which literally makes it night ingame) in the gear menu, there’s almost no other settings for now.

Getting The Most Oxygen

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Announcing Spooktober on SirTapTap’s Youtube Channel!

It’s that Spooky time of the year again, so I hope you’ll join me on YouTube for a series of surreal RPG Maker Horror games this month! It’s what I call Spooktober!

Edit: 2018-10-15: Final half of Spooktober is finalized below!

The streams will feature more atmospheric, psychological horror and less of the jumpscare nonsense, so if you’re usually squeamish, it should still be pretty accessible!

Included are permalinks to each stream, press the Play button to see an option to get a reminder of when the stream goes live on YouTube!

Week 1 (October 6&7th)

Yume Nikki

Yume Nikki is a surreal classic of RPG Maker fame, more of a Walking Sim/Horror game than RPG. I played it before, along with it’s remake/sequel/something, Yume Nikki Dream Diary, but it’s fantastic and will be framing the rest of the games for the month!

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Fan Art Update: Art from CremexButter, Scott Ramsoomair, Yasmin Rawlings, and Amnesia Moons

It’s been too long since a fanart post, so here’s a five for one!

Here’s a beautiful avatar commission, drawn by Scott Ramsoomair (Yep, the VGCats one)!

Next is a simple but super-adorable one of me and Parker by @CremexButter! You might know Creme from instagram or this cute earlier fan art!

And another doodle from Creamxbutter, from our Patron Board Game Night stream:

Cremexbutter's Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival fan art of SirTapTap's patreon stream
It’s a long story and I promise we’re not brazen criminals

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AbyssRium: Tap Tap Fish Freshwater Update Guide

This is a guide for Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium, with only the Freshwater Update information, including all Hidden Freshwater Fish.

Updated 2018-09-27: Added a section regarding “maxing out” vitality. You can only make about 180 fish. Get Nessie/etc before going nuts with duplicates!

See the main guide for a more comprehensive set of information on the Saltwater fish or anything else in the game.  You can also chat in my Discord server! Feel free to add any of my guides to your homescreen for easy access, and offline loading of guides!

livestreamed the new features for those who want to take a peek!

Be aware this is not an event; nothing is time-limited and not even currency is used. However, the update is still a slow rollout so it might take a few days to get your update. Here’s an album with images from the update if you don’t have it and want a peek. No word on whether the fall event will repeat, but the last fall event was on September 20th, so it might occur later.

Please note my phone is dead and I’m unable to verify some of these details or experience things firsthand for a bit. As always feel free to send questions and corrections in the comments and I’ll get to them as I can. Thanks a lot to /u/farmerlesbian for the fantastic Reddit Thread on the update and everyone who’s shared info about the update! 

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La-Mulana 2 Guide: Outfit Locations, Walkthrough, and Secrets

La-Mulana 2’s PC release snuck up on…just about everyone, and so I haven’t had time to make a fully detailed guide like my old Axiom Verge guide, but I thought I’d get started since I couldn’t find much info and I got really, REALLY stuck. WIP as I complete the game myself and flesh it all out, check back for updates!

Update: The wiki’s fairly complete and I’ve been a lot less able to play the game than I’d hoped, so for now I’m shelving this

As a Metroidvania, La-Mulana 2 can be quite confusing, so as always in addition to the content of the guide, feel free to pop in my Discord Server or post in the comments below to ask questions or share info!

Here there be spoilers. The game’s huge and writing a spoiler-free walkthrough is pretty much beyond my time-allotment for now. Read carefully and I suggest only reading when you’re stuck. 

Game Info

Title: La-Mulana 2 
Platform: PC
Developer: NIGORO
Publisher: AGM Playism
Languages: Japanese, English, Simplified Chinese
Release date: 2018-07-30
Length: Long (Likely >40 hours)
Genre: Metroidvania

Updates

2018-08-12: Majorly expanded the item & item location list, starting to work on a map though it’s too ugly to share just yet; tomorrow probably! Added some boss info to Shrine of Frost Giants. My La-Mulana 2 streams have continued too if you want to see the footage!

2018-08-05: Started a video walkthrough. Added Divine Fortress. Added and fleshed out Items section. Greatly expanded the walkthrough, though there’s still much, much more to come. Added pictures of all the wall murals I’ve found, since I’m sure they’re a puzzle.

2018-08-04: Added info on the PS4 controller bug, and a workaround. Expanded the shops in the walkthrough. Finished La Mulana Ruins walkthrough.

2018-08-03: Published La-Mulana 2 guide

La-Mulana 2 Quickstart Tips & Tricks

Save often. If you beat a boss, get a new item, or do almost anything, save. La-Mulana 2 will have (almost) no mercy. Though it will save continue points automatically at save points you fast travel to, but these won’t persis forever. So save.

You can fast-travel at any time, to any unlocked place. Sometimes this is the only way to escape a certain death, and may even solve some puzzles.

Similarly, you can heal by fast traveling to Village of Departure at any time and resting in the hotsprings. Easily La-Mulana 2’s greatest mercy. Otherwise the only way to heal is to find a healing fairy (later on), or “level up” with experience.

The blue meter below your HP is your “experience”. When you get a “level” your health is refilled fully, but nothing else happens. There is no track of your “levels”, it’s really just a health restore method.

La-Mulana 2 is brutal. Expect traps at every corner, expect death, try not to get too frustrated. It can be healthy to take breaks and revisit areas later. With a fresh mind you might find something you missed.

Read (Y button on Xbox controller) every save point pedestal before leaving; this registers them in the Holy Grail’s fast travel menu.

Most bosses you can just leave the room from. Sometimes this is the intended way to handle them; if a boss seems impossible, you’re probably just not supposed to fight it yet. Explore elsewhere.

Some items must be equipped to use (or unequipped to turn off). Pay extra attention to your “apps” menu, as you can only hold so many apps. Create different sets for exploring/scanning if you run out of space.

There are sequence breaks (as more or less always in a Metroidvania), but they make La-Mulana 2 drastically harder until you’re back on track. Avoid them until a second playthrough IMO.

Surprise Fish, surprisingly, are not abundant from what I’ve played. Other surprises, however, are common. Huzzah!

Walkthrough

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Food Fantasy Complete Guide & All Recipes

Food Fantasy has released globally for iOS and Android, a surprisingly complex and well-produced RPG/Restaurant Simulator. Here’s how to get started and deal with each of Food Fantasy’s features (which can be pretty complex!).

I streamed Caviar pulls and more!

You can stop by my Discord server to chat about Food Fantasy. We have a guild (mostly) just for members of my Discord! As always feel free to ask questions, share info, or just chat about Food Fantasy in the Comments below. Finally, you can also support my guides on Patreon!

If you’re playing the Taiwan, Japanese, or Chinese release of Food Fantasy the ingame information may be slightly different, mostly timing of updates. This guide is not meant for those versions, but if you’re an English-reading player playing those versions of Food Fantasy, much of this info should still help.

Updates

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Grow Comeback Guide & Walkthrough

Grow  Comeback is the latest Grow game in the series by Eyezmaze, and since I didn’t find much info online when I first played it I made a tiny little guide for it! Grow Comeback is a double entendre; the game is about a literal comeback in-universe, but it’s also announcing the comeback of the Grow series via a crowdfunding campaign by On.

Play the game here on the official site; it takes a minute to load, then scroll down a bit under the ad to get the game. It’s HTML5 not flash so it works on PC and mobile regardless of platform! Watch out for malicious rehosts of the game, play Grow games on eyezmaze.com.

Grow Comeback Endings

Click the items to “use” them, the order in which they’re used affects the outcome. A specific order is required to “win” or see the endings.

To keep things fun, spoilers are staggered, so you can see which item to use first/last to help use process of elimination to figure things out, rather than simply looking at the whole list and spoiling it all in one go. If you know the first item, there’s much less possible mistakes to make.

Normal Ending

Item 1
Dumbell
Item 2
Heart
Item 3
Crowd
Item 4
Hair
Item 5
Armor
Item 6
Sword

Secret Ending 1

Grow games usually have at least one secret ending. This one has two!

AKA the

Ending spoiler
Hairy or Afro Ending
Item 1
Crowd
Item 2
Dumbell
Item 3
Hair
Item 4
Heart
Item 5
Armor
Item 6
Sword

Secret Ending 2

AKA the

Ending spoiler
Mario Ending
Item 1
Hair
Item 2
Crowd
Item 3
Dumbell
Item 4
Sword
Item 5
Armor
Item 6
Heart

Videos

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Mothergunship Tips & Tricks Guide

Mothergunship is out now for PS4, PC, and Xbox One! You can buy it for PC here or digitally for Xbox One/PS4.

I’ve been having a blast with it so I’ve started a guide to share some important info and tips! I’ll be expanding it over the next few days/weeks, so feel free to suggest info, tell me what I’m missing, or ask questions in the comments!

Mothergunship Essential Tips

Progression

The game is a “roguelite” meaning it has progression systems between runs; you lose the currently held gun parts but nothing else upon dying. This means you’re always moving forward and at most you “lose” a short play session’s worth of progress, rather than starting over from the beginning.

This makes Mothergunship much more accessible for those who haven’t played many Roguelike games, but don’t think it won’t get harder as you go along! But generally, don’t be afraid to experiment and learn by doing, since there’s very little to lose.

Note that not all features are unlocked from the start; progress through the main story missions to unlock various features like the ability to spend Experience, the Smugger’s Shop, Endless Mode etc.

Experience (purple diamonds) are used to level up your mech between levels, and can raise your jump count, movement speed, HP, hazard resistance, energy cap, energy recharge rate, ability to find secrets, and resistance to landing stun.

Coins can be used inside or outside of a level; inside a level Coins buy very cheap gun parts that are often critical to surviving and progressing through the map. After a level, extra coins are added to a total from which you can buy (very expensive) guns in the Smuggler’s stop.

Gun Parts can be gained from shops inside levels, and are kept as long as you beat the level. Gun parts are never dropped randomly or found in secrets; only shops.

Gun Parts are the only thing in the game that can be ‘lost’, but you only lose what you found in the level, plus anything you decide to take along. By simply not taking a favored gun on a risky mission, you can avoid losing it. Even if you do lose a good one, you can potentially get it back from the Lost and Found part of the Smuggler’s stop (for a fee, of course!).

There is (for some ungodly reason) a limit of 100 gun parts, so after you pick up too many gun parts, you’ll have to sell some.You’ll never be unable to pick up a gun part and lose it instantly; at the end of a mission you pick which parts to sell.

Kiting and dodging

Kiting (the practice of running around enemies to avoid their shots) is critical in this game (it is a bullet ballet after all). Certain enemies have limited ranges, unusual bullet arcs, or limited turning radiuses. 

Large cannons in particular you can often stand directly behind and hit, other enemies you’ll have to circle strafe around to keep them from hitting you. 

It’s often best to clear out low-HP smaller enemies before engaging in a strafe-down with a larger, high-HP enemy. You can only keep track of so much at once, and the difference in health can be quite large.

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