Mobile Platform RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Mobile RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Hearthstone Galakrond's Awakening Chapter 1: How to Beat All Bosses https://www.gameskinny.com/o178i/hearthstone-galakronds-awakening-chapter-1-how-to-beat-all-bosses https://www.gameskinny.com/o178i/hearthstone-galakronds-awakening-chapter-1-how-to-beat-all-bosses Thu, 23 Jan 2020 17:46:28 -0500 Sergey_3847

Galakrond's Awakening is a brand new PvE adventure for Hearthstone that consists of four chapters. Chapter 1 is now available with two wings: League of E.V.I.L. and League of Explorers. Each wing offers three bosses, and if you manage to beat them all, you will be rewarded with four new cards.

The League of E.V.I.L. wing is free, while League of Explorers will cost you 700 gold or $6.99. If you want to beat all six bosses, then follow our tips and tricks below for the best strategies.

League of E.V.I.L. Boss 1: Sir Finley 

The first boss is super easy, and you don't even need to apply any special strategy. Just be as aggressive as you can and trade as little as possible.

Sir Finley will play nothing but Murlocs and Paladin secrets, which are never a threat. His hero power gives minions Rush, but your hero power gives your minions Rebirth, which is far more valuable.

Play some Taunt minions and go face. 

League of E.V.I.L. Boss 2: Chenvaala

The second boss is a bit more complicated, but if you follow a certain strategy, you will win in no time.

Your two most important tools are your hero power, which allows you to discover cards in your opponent's deck, and Shadow Ascendant, which buffs your minions.

Use your hero power to discover Snap Freeze spells from Chenvaala's deck and use them to kill frozen 4/4 elementals, which the boss summons often. Then protect your Shadow Ascendants by making more copies of them using Mirage Caller.

When your board is well protected, you can go face. You should win this battle in two or three turns.

League of E.V.I.L. Boss 3: The Amazing Reno

The Reno Jackson boss has a passive ability that summons random spells equal to the mana cost of the previously cast spell. That may sound cool, but often it works against his own minions. In this regard, Reno will help you win.

As for your own hero, it would be best to discover Recyclebot minion from your hero power. This minion offers an exchange of three Spare Parts for one destroyed friendly mech. If you're lucky, you will get three parts that switch the power and health of your minions, and that makes them instantly more powerful.

You can trade a little bit at the start of the match, but as soon as you get your Wrenchcalibur weapon, start going face, and Reno will fall.

The Rewards

League of Explorers Boss 1: Dr. Boom

Dr. Boom can be annoying, because he will generate a lot of armor, just like a Warrior hero. This will consistently pull you away from killing him.

In this case, it's important to keep buffing one minion until it becomes really big, using Explorer's Hat and Dire Frenzy, so you can eventually kill Boom with one shot.

Obviously, you will have to protect such a minion by casting Cornered Sentry and trading with Boom's mechs. Once your big buffed minion survives long enough, Dr. Boom's armor will deteriorate.

League of Explorers Boss 2: Avalanchan

The second boss of the second wing is a high-level boss with 150 HP. That's a lot, and you will not be able to beat him with minions alone.

Here is the best way to subdue Avalanchan:

  1. Play early minions
  2. Use your hero power to summon elementals that will cast your spells twice
  3. Protect them by trading and removing enemy minions
  4. Draw Archmage Antonidas
  5. Accumulate cheap spells in your hand
  6. Draw at least one copy of Arcane Power spell
  7. When Avalanchan drops below 100 HP, play Antonidas
  8. Generate at least two Fireball spells
  9. Kill Avalanchan using Arcane Power and Fireball

If you have at least two hero power elementals on board, and two copies of Arcane Power, your Fireballs should deal 46 damage each. From there, it should be enough to finish this boss.

League of Explorers Boss 3: Kriziki the Winged

There is no special strategy with the final boss, and you can be as aggressive as you want.

You will have a lot of minions in your possession and a Perfect Idea card, which will allow you to discover the most suitable card for the given situation in the vein of Zephrys, and completely for free.

So you are basically destined to win this match-up no matter what. Just go face and be happy to get your rewards.

The Rewards:

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That's all you need to know about how to beat the first chapter of Galakrond's Awakening. For more Hearthstone guides, check out the list below:

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Dead by Daylight Launches New Tome Mid-Chapter Update https://www.gameskinny.com/xnkzk/dead-by-daylight-launches-new-tome-mid-chapter-update https://www.gameskinny.com/xnkzk/dead-by-daylight-launches-new-tome-mid-chapter-update Thu, 23 Jan 2020 17:13:40 -0500 Yaneki

The new Mid-Chapter update for Dead by Daylight is here, bringing with it a host of new features. There's a rework of The Doctor, a controversial change to the previously widely-used perk Hex: Ruin, and, of course, the new Archives and Tome update, titled Reckoning.

For those unfamiliar, the Archives are a series of challenges players can complete for lore and points towards their Tome, Dead by Daylight's attempt at a battlepass-esque route for monetization.

This is the game's second outing with the system, and it's clear the developers have already learned a lot from their first excursion. Challenges are now more achievable and diverse, and a greater number of characters have been added to the Archives lore this time around, including Jane Romero, David King, The Doctor, and The Spirit.

Some mild spoilers: apparently, the Doctor used to be handsome. Yep, this guy. Players will have to work their way through the Archives and unlock his cutscene to see for themselves, however.

The Doctor himself has also gone under the knife this update, receiving a much-requested rework. Previously, players felt that the Doctor required very little input or skill to get the most out of his powers, and for the most part, he was an underwhelming but annoying killer. The rework has garnered praise from most, and The Doctor seems to be performing better than before.

Decidedly much less praised was the decision to effectively nerf Hex: Ruin with a complete revision, setting the Hex perk up to be more effective in the late-game. The decision was met with a lot of backlash from players, who saw the decision as short-sighted, lacking understanding, and catering to lower-ranked players.

While many could agree that Hex: Ruin was a band-aid on other underlying issues, and it needed to be changed and addressed in some way, treating a Hex perk as intended for "late-game" seemed a step back. 

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Dead By Daylight news and information. Be sure to head over to our Dead By Daylight guides hub if you're in need of any help.

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New Kingdom Hearts Mobile Game Announced, Coming Soon https://www.gameskinny.com/kbrvm/new-kingdom-hearts-mobile-game-announced-coming-soon https://www.gameskinny.com/kbrvm/new-kingdom-hearts-mobile-game-announced-coming-soon Thu, 23 Jan 2020 13:12:51 -0500 Joshua Broadwell

Kingdom Hearts: Re:Mind just launched, and we've already got news of another Kingdom Hearts game on the way. This time, it's a mobile-and-Amazon game, codenamed Project Xehanort. It is set for a release sometime in spring 2020, and will be available on iOS, Android, and Amazon.

The news comes from the official Project Xehanort Twitter account, which gives very little indication of what we can expect from the title. There's a shot of young Xehanort holding a chess piece, referencing the opening sequences of Kingdom Hearts 3, and... that's about it.

The game's slot on the Kingdom Hearts website provides a tiny bit more detail, saying the new title will explore why Xehanort became a seeker of darkness. Sounds a bit like Maleficent if we're being honest. However, since it's Kingdom Hearts, with all the twisting lore that entails, we can probably expect a lot more depth to the story than that.

There's also a name guessing competition running until January 28 at 6:59 p.m. PST/9:59 p.m. EST. Entrants can guess what they think the game's official title will be, using two hints Square Enix provided: it's two words and contains eight letters.

The site has more details, but you can enter on Twitter.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Kingdom Hearts and Project Xehanort news, and look forward to our Kingdom Hearts: Re:Mind review soon.

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Stardew Valley Shoots Past Major Sales Milestone https://www.gameskinny.com/fysfp/stardew-valley-shoots-past-major-sales-milestone https://www.gameskinny.com/fysfp/stardew-valley-shoots-past-major-sales-milestone Thu, 23 Jan 2020 12:31:05 -0500 Joshua Broadwell

Stardew Valley creator and developer Eric Barone, aka "ConcernedApe," recently updated the game's fact page with a huge new piece of information. Stardew Valley has officially passed the 10 million sales mark,

That's pretty incredible. Not only is Stardew a farm-sim game developed by just one person who taught himself, but the game has only been on the market for four years.

The total shared sales figure includes sales on all platforms supporting Stardew Valley, including mobile and the almost-officially-dead Vita. While it's not clear which platform the game is most popular on, it's basically always in the Switch eShop's top-selling games and download-only games; at the time of writing, it's actually at the top of both lists. 

It's often in Steam's top-played games as well, currently sitting at #28 on Steam Charts behind Civilization 5, Red Dead Redemption 2, Temtem, Terraria, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to name a few. That's pretty good company.  

Incredible though the news might be, we're not too surprised. Stardew Valley gets substantial content updates on a fairly regular basis, and even the base game is one of the best in the genre.

What's next for the farm-sim king? Barone just finished getting the console versions watered with the latest update; he's also working on a new game set in the same universe, though it's not a direct sequel. We'll probably be waiting a while for more major updates and new games, but chances are, it'll be worth the wait.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Stardew Valley news as it sprouts.

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Project xCloud's Streaming Lineup Expands With New Games https://www.gameskinny.com/lj525/project-xclouds-streaming-lineup-expands-with-new-games https://www.gameskinny.com/lj525/project-xclouds-streaming-lineup-expands-with-new-games Wed, 22 Jan 2020 17:08:18 -0500 Ty Arthur

Though Project xCloud is still only in beta, the games streaming service already has 83 games in its catalog. The increase comes as a dozen new games were just added by Microsoft. They cover a wide range of genres. 

The new lineup includes a number of Telltale titles, which goes against the norm considering the studio's demise. Some other digital services have been jettisoning those games instead. For fans of those games, though, their inclusion in the xCloud lineup is a boon. 

Other games, such as SUPERHOT, Destiny 2, The Surge, and Sid Meier's Civilization 6 also make appearances. Here's the full list of newly added xCloud titles:

Several of those games are currently available through the growing Xbox Game Pass library, although Project xCloud and Game Pass are two separate entities at this point.

Game Pass notably has a monthly fee and currently supports installing games on Xbox One and PC. The two services are expected to eventually become compatible with each other, however, and may merge in some way.

At the moment, Project xCloud remains free, though in beta. If you get into the beta, you can play all the available games at no cost, However, the service is currently only available for a small number of player testers. Potential applicants need a compatible Android mobile device, a wireless Xbox One controller, and a stable wi-fi connection to take part.

Wondering what all the fuss is about and how this streaming service works? Check our Project xCloud early impressions here! Stay tuned for more news and info on Project xCloud as it develops. 

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Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Race Overview https://www.gameskinny.com/en4mg/final-fantasy-crystal-chronicles-race-overview https://www.gameskinny.com/en4mg/final-fantasy-crystal-chronicles-race-overview Wed, 22 Jan 2020 09:15:01 -0500 Ashley Shankle

Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles wasn't many people's favorite Gamecube game, but then again, many people didn't have Game Boy Advance connector cables to get into the spin-off's multiplayer.

To say Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles is best played with other people is an understatement the game is meant to be played with multiple players, which is very apparent once you get a load of its magic and chalice systems. Having a Moogle follow you around with the chalice and casting magic alone just isn't the same.

There are four races to choose from in Crystal Chronicles, each with its own strengths. The flexible Clavats, hard-hitting Lilties, dexterous Selkies, and magically-inclined Yukes. All four cater to differing playstyles.

We're going to go over most of what you need to know about all four of the game's races, including their overall strengths and weaknesses, base stats, and favorite foods.

Clavat

Though Clavat is the game's "balanced" race, Clavats are the sword and shield wielders in Crystal Chronicles. Just don't mistake that shield for low attack or magic  its stats, movement, and available equipment make it a more versatile race than it appears.

Clavats' shields are able to block both physical and magical attacks from the front when using the Defend command, but are vulnerable from other directions.

Despite the fact that Clavats use shields, they can move as deftly as the other three races. Their stats are balanced on the higher side of the races options.

Base Stats
  • Attack: 6
  • Defense: 7
  • Magic: 13

Their stats aren't different, but male Clavats do attack faster than females by a significant margin throughout all three attacks in its main combo. This makes male Clavats more suited to physical attacks, while females are better suited to using magic.

Clavats take a small amount of time to begin casting and actually fire off magic, and have a +5 range bonus to magic spells. They also have an average duration for all negative and positive status effects cast on them.

Food

Each race has different preferences for each food at the start of the game. This list is the base "like" value; higher values equate to them enjoying the food more.

If a character likes the food it eats, it gets a temporary increase to a specific stat. If it eats food it doesn't like, it gets a temporary decrease to a specific stat. The more a character eats food it doesn't like at a time, the more it will come to enjoy it and eventually get the stat boost from it.

  • Cherry Cluster: 75
  • Fish: 15
  • Gourd Potato: 45
  • Meat: 25
  • Rainbow Grapes: 65
  • Round Corn: 35
  • Star Carrot: 65
  • Striped Apple: 85

Lilty

Lilties are almost like little Onion Knights come to life. Small, strong, and well-armored.

Taking the spot as the dwarven race in Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles, Lilties are tiny powerhouses that can take a beating as well as dish one out. Their focus attack is the same as that of Clavats', but its charge time is long enough it shouldn't be your focus in combat.

Lilties are not suited to magic. Instead, they are best suited to button-mashing their way to victory. Lilties can use the Defend command to block from the front using their spear.

Base Stats
  • Attack: 8
  • Defense: 8
  • Magic: 10

Lilties and Yukes, which we'll come to shortly, have the same attack speeds. However, Lilties boast a much higher attack power.

Lilties take the longest to charge and cast magic, and they receive no range bonus to casting. They have the lowest negative and positive status effect durations among the races, making debuffs and buffs alike last less time than their larger companions.

Food

Each race has different preferences for each food at the start of the game. This list is the base "like" value, higher values equate to them enjoying the food more.

If a character likes the food it eats, it gets a temporary increase to a specific stat. If it eats food it doesn't like, it gets a temporary decrease to a specific stat. The more a character eats food it doesn't like at the time, the more it will come to enjoy it and eventually get the stat boost from it.

  • Cherry Cluster: 25
  • Fish: 45
  • Gourd Potato: 75
  • Meat: 85
  • Rainbow Grapes: 35
  • Round Corn: 65
  • Star Carrot: 55
  • Striped Apple: 15

Selkie

Of all four races, Selkies are the quickest moving of the bunch and have middling-range attacks to help keep them out of the depths of the fray.

All races have a Defend command, but the Selkie is the only one that backflips instead of actively defending. While flipping, the Selkie is invulnerable but they are vulnerable briefly after the animation, making this a race you generally want to avoid using the Defend command with.

Selkies have the second-lowest Defense in Crystal Chronicles and are best suited to hit-and-run tactics using their ranged focus attacks and weaving in and out of direct combat for safety.

Base Stats
  • Attack: 7
  • Defense: 6
  • Magic: 12

As with Clavats, male Selkies have slightly faster attack speeds than their female counterparts sans the third attack in their combo. Male Selkies are also notable for the fact that the last hit of their combo can strike airborne enemies. Both genders boast the same force attack speed, which is the highest in the game.

This race has high magic power and charges its magic at the same rate as Yukes, but it has a slight casting delay and receives no range bonus. They have purely average durations for status effects both negative and positive.

Food

Each race has different preferences for each food at the start of the game. This list is the base "like" value, higher values equate to them enjoying the food more.

If a character likes the food it eats, it gets a temporary increase to a specific stat. If it eats food it doesn't like, it gets a temporary decrease to a specific stat. The more a character eats food it doesn't like at the time, the more it will come to enjoy it and eventually get the stat boost from it.

  • Cherry Cluster: 45
  • Fish: 85
  • Gourd Potato: 15
  • Meat: 75
  • Rainbow Grapes: 55
  • Round Corn: 25
  • Star Carrot: 35
  • Striped Apple: 65

Yuke

The obligatory magic race, don't let the Yukes' bizarre visage scare you off. This is the race you want to play as if you're embracing the caster life.

Yukes are below average in every field, including magic damage. It starts with low attack and defense, and even magic lower than Clavats or Selkies. This race is entirely geared toward casting magic, but for reasons that are not its base magic stat  a Yuke's magic power will come from equipment, not from stats.

The race's lack of defense is made up for by its Defend command granting invulnerability from all directions, but its force attack is nearly useless in the face of its magic prowess. Keep these facts in mind if you play Yuke; they will save your life.

Base Stats
  • Attack: 5
  • Defense: 5
  • Magic: 10

Yukes' boon lies in its quick spell charging speed, total lack of spell cast time, and a massive +10 range bonus on spells. This means Yukes can cast from further away than the other races, and they do it without much effort at all.

In addition, this race has the longest status effect durations. Both negative and positive status effects will last the longest on a Yuke, which is as double-edged a sword as the rest of the race.

Food

Each race has different preferences for each food at the start of the game. This list is the base "like" value, higher values equate to them enjoying the food more.

If a character likes the food it eats, it gets a temporary increase to a specific stat. If it eats food it doesn't like, it gets a temporary decrease to a specific stat. The more a character eats food it doesn't like at the time, the more it will come to enjoy it and eventually get the stat boost from it.

  • Cherry Cluster: 55
  • Fish: 65
  • Gourd Potato: 25
  • Meat: 35
  • Rainbow Grapes: 45
  • Round Corn: 75
  • Star Carrot: 85
  • Striped Apple: 15

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Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles was one of my favorite Gamecube games, and I am thrilled to see it come to the modern age with online multiplayer no more need for a bunch of GBA cables to make the game worth it, thank goodness.

Did you play the original Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles, and are you looking forward to the remaster on PS4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices coming this summer? Let us know in the comments below!

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Galakrond's Awakening Chapter 1 Launches for Hearthstone Today https://www.gameskinny.com/tg8sl/galakronds-awakening-chapter-1-launches-for-hearthstone-today https://www.gameskinny.com/tg8sl/galakronds-awakening-chapter-1-launches-for-hearthstone-today Tue, 21 Jan 2020 12:32:50 -0500 Ty Arthur

Need more challenging single-player bosses to overcome between multiplayer matches in Hearthstone? Well, the first chapter of the latest Hearthstone solo campaign goes live today, and it provides just that. Part 1 of Galakrond's Awakening Adventure is now up and running, kicking off the final solo adventure in the Year of the Dragon series.

Galakrond's Awakening will conclude the saga that began with The Dalaran Heist and follows the previous Tombs Of Terror release. Unlike those sets, bosses must now be faced in a specific, linear order.

Want to know what's in store with this latest solo adventure? Check out the cinematic teaser trailer below, where Arch-Villain Rafaam reveals the League of E.V.I.L.'s villainous ploy to Reno Jackson.

You can pick up all four chapters of Galakrond's Awakening (or buy individual chapters as they are released) through the in-game store or over at the Hearthstone website here. Here's the full Galakrond's Awakening release schedule:

  • Chapter 1: January 21
  • Chapter 2: January 28
  • Chapter 3: February 4
  • Chapter 4: February 11

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news and info on Hearthstone as it becomes available. And be sure to check out our Hearthstone guides for more. 

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Arknights Reroll Guide Using Yostar Account https://www.gameskinny.com/5lclw/arknights-reroll-guide-using-yostar-account https://www.gameskinny.com/5lclw/arknights-reroll-guide-using-yostar-account Fri, 17 Jan 2020 15:19:39 -0500 Ty Arthur

Didn't get the characters you wanted when first loading up the Arknights gacha? You don't need to bother uninstalling and then downloading the entire app again in hopes of a better pull. In fact, you don't even need to leave the app at all if you go through the Arknights reroll process of binding a Yostar account!

In the first days after launch players had previously gone through the 'reset advertising ID' method to reroll, which does work... but it can also cause big problems. Some users were having their data reset on other Google Play apps, or seeing Arknights glitch out and require a full re-download. Not to mention, this method doesn't work for iOS devices.

Instead of dealing with any of that, we're going to go with an even easier and more sure fire method.

Arknights Fastest Reroll Method

To make this work, first sign in with the Guest Account method instead of choosing Yostar, Facebook, or any other account options. Play through the tutorial to learn the basics of the tower defense and gacha mechanics.

After learning how to do the Headhunt pull you reach the first real level (stage 0-1). Instead of playing the stage, tap the gear icon up on the top left corner to exit out, and then open your mail to claim your new account rewards.

From there, select the Headhunt screen to do your first 10 pulls to get your first team of Operatos and see what pops out.  On your first 10 Operator pull, you are guaranteed a six star Operator. If you're looking for the top tier characters, here's the specific Operators we recommend looking for:

  • SilverAsh
  • Exusiai
  • Siege
  • Hoshiguma
  • Ifrit
  • Indra
  • Saria
  • Silence
  • Shining
  • Specter
  • Nightingale
  • Warfarin

After this process, bind your Yostar account to your gmail address, but make sure to add +1 to the end of the address. For instance if your gmail address was MyEmail@gmail.com, you'd enter MyEmail+1@gmail.com for the email address to bind to YoStar. 

Either on your mobile device or on your PC, check your email and then enter in the verification code to bind that gmail address to your YoStar account.

If you didn't like your pulls, log out of your account and then choose Account Management on the main screen. From there, select Guest Account again to start over.

Go through the process again of completing the tutorial, then exit out at stage 0-1, grab your mail rewards, and summon another 10 characters with a guaranteed six star Operator.

Make sure to bind the account again, bumping up the number by 1 -- so MyEmail+2 for second attempt, MyEmail+3 for third attempt, MyEmail+4 for the fourth attempt and so on.

Adding these numbers to your email accomplishes two things:

  1. The verification code will still be sent to your main gmail account due to a Google feature (you aren't actually having to create multiple gmail addresses)
  2. You will still have the option to choose a Guest Account when you log out to reroll again

You can go through this Arknights YoStar reroll process as many times as you want with your primary gmail address until you hit the perfect starting lineup, just bumping up the address number by 1 each time.

By going this route, you don't have to uninstall anything, figure out how to clear your cache, or manually delete any data hidden in obscurely named folders on your iOS or Android device!

Did you get the six star Operator you wanted, and how many rerolls did it take? Sound off in the comments below and let us know who you held out for!

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Mobile RPG Mobius Final Fantasy Shutting Down Globally https://www.gameskinny.com/unefz/mobile-rpg-mobius-final-fantasy-shutting-down-globally https://www.gameskinny.com/unefz/mobile-rpg-mobius-final-fantasy-shutting-down-globally Thu, 16 Jan 2020 17:42:45 -0500 Calen Nakash

Playing a mobile game is always a risky endeavor because there's no guarantee if and when the title will close down. Unfortunately, the long-running Mobius: Final Fantasy will be closing its doors to players in March in Japan, with the Global (American) release officially shutting down officially on June 30.

The game's developers thanked players for all of their support, saying "We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all our players who have supported us since service began on August 3, 2016."

Mobius will continue to be supported until the end with the final "Warrior of Despair" story, but players will not be able to use real-world money to purchase Magicite past March 31 in Global. Japan's in-game store is already down.

Mobius: Final Fantasy is a free-to-play turn-based role-playing game for Android and iOS. Playing as the Warrior of Light, players have wandered the world, meeting iconic FF characters and upgrading their equipment. Like many free-to-play titles, players can opt to spend real-world money for added in-game bonuses and gain a little power in their battle against evil.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news on the Final Fantasy franchise and its many spinoffs as it develops. 

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Mario Kart Tour Guide: Pass Through 10 Rings Created By A Dash Ring https://www.gameskinny.com/9lwj0/mario-kart-tour-guide-pass-through-10-rings-created-by-a-dash-ring https://www.gameskinny.com/9lwj0/mario-kart-tour-guide-pass-through-10-rings-created-by-a-dash-ring Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:24:50 -0500 Ty Arthur

While most of the Mario Kart Tour challenges for the Ice Tour courses can be completed by anyone, some are much easier (or only possible) by using a limited selection of drivers.   

Completing the Pass Through 10 Rings Created By A Dash Ring Item challenge is one of those annoying achievements that requires you get lucky with the right pipe pulls. When you finally get the right driver though, this challenge is easy to complete in just a few races.

10 Rings Created By An Item Challenge

Right now there are only four drivers who can pull the Mario Kart Tour Dash Ring from an item box:

  • Ludwig
  • Rosalina
  • Halloween Rosalina
  • Wintertime Peach

Unfortunately if you didn't pull Halloween Rosalina during the event, you're out of luck on her for now. Ludwig does appear in the shop randomly, however.

To complete this challenge the fastest, just go to any of those driver's favored courses. You want to pull 3 items at a time to maximize your chances of pulling a Dash Ring.

Unlike normal items, there are currently no gliders that increase your chances of getting a Dash Ring, so you just need to keep hitting item boxes (or using item tickets) until it happens. After using the item, drive directly through the ring for a speed boost. You will probably need to do this on more than one course to hit the full 10.

Here's where to go with each of those four drivers to finish this challenge quickly:

Driver With Dash Ring Favored Courses
Ludwig  Bowser's Castle
Kalimari Desert 
Kalimari Desert R/T
Neo Bowser City R/T
Rosalina Cheep Cheep Lagoon
DK Pass R
Mario Circuit R
Rainbow Road
Rainbow Road R/T
Paris Promenade R/T
Rosalina (Halloween) Shy Guy Bazaar
Choco Island 2
Luigi's Mansion
DK Pass R/T
Tokyo Blur 2R/T
Ghost Valley 1
Ghost Valley 1T
Rainbow Road R/T
Peach (Wintertime) Choco Island 2T
Frappe Snowland
Frappe Snowland T
Vanilla Lake 1T

 

It is technically possible to still complete the Dash Ring challenge without any of these drivers, but it will take a whole lot of effort and a bit of luck.

Instead of initiating the Dash Ring, you need to stay close to other AI players and wait until they start popping them off, then follow inside the rings.

Of course, this method could take hours of trying -- or never even work at all -- depending on whether the AI drivers use Rosalina, Ludwig, etc. and ever pull the Dash Ring item while near your kart on the course.

Which driver did you use, and what course did you think was easiest to pass through the dash rings in a straight line? Let us know, then check out our other Mario Kart Tour challenge guides including:

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Mario Kart Tour: Cause Opponents to Crash 5 Times Underwater https://www.gameskinny.com/lwxmg/mario-kart-tour-cause-opponents-to-crash-5-times-underwater https://www.gameskinny.com/lwxmg/mario-kart-tour-cause-opponents-to-crash-5-times-underwater Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:20:36 -0500 Ty Arthur

Time to say bye-bye to the New Year Tour and welcome the brand-new Ice Tour! Of course, a tour change means a slew of new, updated Mario Kart Tour challenges. Completing ones such as cause opponents to crash 5 times while underwater will help you snag extra stars.

Don't know which course, driver, or kart to pick for this challenge? We've got you covered with an easy strategy for making five opponents crash underwater quickly.

How to Cause Opponents to Crash Underwater 

It's not too difficult to complete this challenge naturally. But if you have trouble, be sure to buy an item ticket in the shop for 50 gold coins if you don't have one handy. Doing so makes it easier to get the crash-causing items you need for the underwater segment.

You want to go with items that can't miss, like Lightning or the homing Red Shells.

Lightning will instantly complete this challenge (assuming at least five other drivers are also in the underwater part of a level) since it hits all other drivers at the same time.

Remember you need to be in the back for the best chance to get Lightning from an item box, but you can increase your chances of pulling this rare item by using the Lightning Oilpaper or Glitter Glider.

For a more surefire approach, stay in the front row and pull your item box just before an underwater segment.

As soon as you hit the underwater section, throw as many Bananas or Red/Green shells behind you as possible. I lucked out and hit a Red Shell frenzy as the first item in Cheep Cheep Lagoon to complete the challenge immediately. 

It may take more than one race, but you'll hit 5 crashes fairly quickly using this method. AI drivers tend to run into obstacles regularly. If you manage to pull a Banana frenzy, this challenge can also be completed almost instantaneously. Dropping dozens of bananas at once virtually guarantees 4-5 crashes right away if you are in first place.

If everyone is grouped in a tight formation, a Bob-Omb or Super Horn can also potentially hit all five drivers in one go.

The table below lists the best places to complete this challenge with the most underwater segments, as well as the favored drivers to use for those courses so you get 3 items at a time.

Note that Koopa Troopa Beach has a brief underwater segment, but it's on a side section of the course and doesn't last long.

Course Favored Drivers
Cheep Cheep Lagoon   Baby Peach
 Rosalina
 Black Shy Guy
Cheep Cheep Lagoon R  Lemmy
 Daisy
 Red Koopa (Freerunning)
Cheep Cheep Lagoon R/RT  Koopa Troopa
 Peach (Vacation)
Cheep Cheep Lagoon T  Mario
 Luigi
 Bowser Jr.

 

Don't have the drivers listed above? Here are a few alternate options that can potentially beat the challenge: 

  • Lakitu  2 items per box in Cheep Cheep Lagoon
  • Larry 2 items per box in Cheep Cheep Lagoon R and R/T
  • Wendy 2 items per box in Cheep Cheep Lagoon R
  • Dry Bones 2 items per box in Cheep Cheep Lagoon R and T

Let us know which course, driver, and item combo you used to cause 5 underwater crashes in the comments below, then take a look at our latest Mario Kart Tour challenge guides including:

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Make the Best of Winter with Mario Kart Tour's Ice Tour Event https://www.gameskinny.com/vkrqx/make-the-best-of-winter-with-mario-kart-tours-ice-tour-event https://www.gameskinny.com/vkrqx/make-the-best-of-winter-with-mario-kart-tours-ice-tour-event Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:49:53 -0500 Joshua Broadwell

Mario Kart Tour's latest tour kicks off today, the Ice Tour, and it runs until January 29. It brings the usual collection of gifts, Gold Pass rewards, and new karts and drivers, all of which are winter-themed. We know; we were surprised too.

There's Wintertime Peach, sporting her cold-weather duds from Super Mario Odyssey, the Penguin Suit Luigi because of course, and Ice Mario. The new course is Mario Kart 64's Frappe Snowland, which got a spiffy visual upgrade from its pixelated N64 days and looks quite lovely this time around.

The newest kart is the Gilded Prancer, and those who have a soft spot for gliders can try for the Blizzard Parasol during the tour.

"Try" is key here because, as always, you won't be getting most of these items for free. You can try and get lucky with the Pipe gimmick — shooting off Pipes for a price in the hopes of getting a rare item — or you can shell out 90 Rubies for the Mario Ice Pack that contains everything. Be aware, though, that it would cost approximately $40 to do that, and the new packs are only available until January 22.

While you're out there drifting around the snowdrifts, be sure to check out our ever-growing set of Mario Kart Tour guides, including:

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How to Become the Best Buddy to Your Pokemon in Pokemon Go https://www.gameskinny.com/qz2c1/how-to-become-the-best-buddy-to-your-pokemon-in-pokemon-go https://www.gameskinny.com/qz2c1/how-to-become-the-best-buddy-to-your-pokemon-in-pokemon-go Wed, 15 Jan 2020 11:13:15 -0500 Gabriel Moss

Taking your favorite Pokemon along with you in Pokemon GO has always been the best way to show off and train your best buddy. Now that Pokemon GO has a freshly revamped buddy system, you can earn bonuses and new features as you rank up your buddy level together.

Below, we go over everything you need to know about the improved system. 

How to Become the Best Buddy With Your Pokemon in Pokemon Go

There are four buddy ranks that a Pokemon can achieve in Pokemon GO as you spend time with them. Your Pokemon starts at Good Buddy, and eventually makes their way up to Best Buddy. When a Pokemon achieves the Best Buddy rank, they get a CP boost and a special Best Buddy ribbon.

But how do you get your 'mon to the Best Buddy rank? 

As you walk around with your 'mon every day, you'll notice that there are several hearts on the main buddy screen that you need to fill in. Here are the different tasks you may need to do to fill in your daily hearts and work toward Best Buddy rank.

Walk Together

When Pokemon GO is open on your mobile device, your distance walked contributes to the buddy score of your Pokemon. Walking around with your 'mon gradually increases their score toward the Best Buddy rank.

Feed It Treats

You can throw berries to your Pokemon in Pokemon GO, much like you can in Pokemon Let's Go. Throwing your Pokemon berries to eat will increase their Pokemon buddy score and contribute to increasing their rank.

Play Around

Also making a comeback from Pokemon Let's Go is the partner play system, which allows you to use the capacitive touchscreen on your mobile device display to gently pat and pet your Pokemon with your finger.

Battle Together

Battling your buddy Pokemon against other Pokemon in gyms, raids, trainer battles or even against Team GO Rocket will gradually increase their score.

Take Photos Together

You can use AR+ to snap live-scale photos of your Pokemon. Doing so will net you a cool photo with a Pokemon overlaid on top of the real world, and it will also help you achieve Best Buddy rank with your Pokemon.

Visit New Locations Together

You can contribute toward your Pokemon's buddy score by spinning PokeStops and gyms that you've never previously spun before.

Earn Bonuses

Once your Pokemon achieves the second buddy rank, Great Buddy, they'll begin giving you presents every so often. Upon receiving a present or a souvenir from your Pokemon, their buddy score will increase.

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You have to keep your buddy Pokemon fed, or they will return to their Pokeball. Additionally, the best way to use your time is by filling up hearts!

That's it for our tips for becoming the Best Buddy to your Pokemon in Pokemon GO. Be sure to check out our other Pokemon GO guides for more tips and tricks to keep you at the top of your game!

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Pokemon Go: How to Find and Catch Shiny Piplup https://www.gameskinny.com/samtr/pokemon-go-how-to-find-and-catch-shiny-piplup https://www.gameskinny.com/samtr/pokemon-go-how-to-find-and-catch-shiny-piplup Tue, 14 Jan 2020 10:51:47 -0500 Gabriel Moss

Pokemon GO has yet another new community adventure coming up. This upcoming Sunday, January 19, is the date of the January 2020 Pokemon GO Community Day. Those of you looking for Shiny Piplup are in luck, as Piplup is the themed Pokemon for this upcoming community day celebration.

How exactly do you catch Shiny Piplup during the upcoming Community Day festivities? Read on to find out.

How to Find and Catch Shiny Piplup

During the short window of time when the Pokemon GO January 2020 Community Day hours are taking place, you'll find a vastly increased number of shiny Pokemon spawning around the map. You'll also find far more of the Pokemon, Piplup, as you walk around collecting 'mons and spinning PokeStops.

The important thing to know for this Piplup-themed Community Day event is the hours that the event will run. You have exactly three hours to participate, after which the Shiny Piplup spawn rate will decrease dramatically. Those hours are:

  • Northern hemisphere: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
  • Southern hemisphere: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Shiny Pokemon are much tougher to catch than their regular variants, so it's important that you stock up on the right kinds of Pokeballs.

In order to catch Shiny Piplup during the allotted Community Day event hours, you'll want to stock up on Great Balls or Ultra Balls, which will both allow you to have a greater chance at catching the Shiny Piplup when/if it appears for you.

You can also spin PokeStops for eggs, which you can hatch Piplup out of with an Incubator. For extra Incubators and extra Pokeballs, you can always check out the shop and buy them directly with gold coins, which are purchasable via microtransactions or obtainable by sending Pokemon to stay in gyms belonging to your team's color.

There are also new Community Day special boxes that appear in the store each month, so it's likely that they'll appear this Community Day as well. They're available in the shop, and they contain a heap of Incubators and Pokeballs that can help you catch Shiny Piplup this January 19.

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That's all you need to know to catch Shiny Piplup during the January Pokemon GO community day. Stay up to date with more Pokemon GO guides for more tips and tricks to keep you at the top of your game.

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Pokemon GO: How to Catch 5th Gen Unova Pokemon https://www.gameskinny.com/orfuf/pokemon-go-how-to-catch-5th-gen-unova-pokemon https://www.gameskinny.com/orfuf/pokemon-go-how-to-catch-5th-gen-unova-pokemon Tue, 14 Jan 2020 10:46:39 -0500 Gabriel Moss

In the January 2020 update of Pokemon GO, several new Gen 5 Pokemon were added to the base roster. Originally hailing from the region of Unova, the new Pokemon are now available to find and catch in the wild, trade, and even hatch from eggs.

In addition to the new Pokemon, Trade Evolutions were also added, allowing you to evolve certain breeds of Pokemon in Pokemon GO simply by trading them with another player. Here's how to find the new Gen 5 Pokemon and Trade Evolutions in Pokemon GO.

New Gen 5 Unova Pokemon

Of the new Gen 5 Pokemon that are now available in Pokemon GO, here are a few of the ones that you can find while walking around in the wild:

  • Roggenrola
  • Tympole
  • Dwebble
  • Trubbish
  • Karrablast
  • Joltik
  • Shelmet

Catching any of these new 'mon is as simple as finding them in the world while playing Pokemon GO as you regularly would. There are other new Pokemon that aren't quite as easy to catch, however.

Here are some of the new Pokemon that hatch out of eggs:

  • 2 km Eggs: Venipede, Dwebble
  • 5 km Eggs: Roggenrola, Tympole, Trubbish, Karrablast, Joltik, Shelmet
  • 10 km Eggs: Timburr, Tirtouga, Archen, Axew

Finally, some of the new Pokemon characters are region-locked, and can only be found in the wild in their respective part of the world.

  • Throh: North America, South America, and Africa
  • Sawk: Europe, Asia, and Australia
  • Maractus: Southern United States, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America
  • Sigilyph: Egypt, Greece
  • Red-Striped Form Basculin: Eastern hemisphere
  • Blue-Striped Form Basculin: Western hemisphere

Trade Evolutions

Trade Evolutions work much the same way in Pokemon GO as they do in other traditional Pokemon titles. By trading a certain Pokemon with another player, you can bypass the need for candies entirely.

The breeds of Pokemon that this evolution method works with are the same as in other games, meaning that if a certain breed evolves via trading in a traditional Pokemon game, it should also evolve through trades in Pokemon GO.

Classic examples of Trade Evolution-compatible Pokemon in Pokemon GO are Haunter, Graveler, Machoke, and Kadabra.

Here is the complete list:

  • Graveler to Golem
  • Alolan Graveler to Alolan Golem
  • Kadabra to Alakazam
  • Machoke to Machamp
  • Haunter to Gengar
  • Boldore to Gigalith
  • Karrablast to Escavalier
  • Shelmet to Accelgor
  • Gurdurr to Conkeldurr

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That's all you need to know about the new Gen 5 Pokemon and Trade Evolutions in Pokemon GO, but be sure to check out our other Pokemon GO guides for more tips and tricks to keep you at the top of your game.

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Magic: ManaStrike Review — MtG but Not as You Know It https://www.gameskinny.com/qp456/magic-manastrike-review-mtg-but-not-as-you-know-it https://www.gameskinny.com/qp456/magic-manastrike-review-mtg-but-not-as-you-know-it Mon, 13 Jan 2020 14:07:14 -0500 Jason Coles

Magic: The Gathering is a card game that's been around for decades. It's a titan of the industry, and it deserves to be, with a wealth of exciting mechanics, fascinating lore, and some beautiful artwork.

Well, the brains over at Wizards of the Coast, the creators of MtG, have decided it's time to branch out a bit. One of those branches is Magic: Legends, the upcoming Diablo-like. Another branch, though, is Magic: ManaStrikewhich is a real-time PvP strategy game that uses characters from the card game. 

It's Magic, Jim, but Not as We Know It

Not only does ManaStrike use MtG characters, but it also uses the cards. This is perhaps the most interesting thing about the mobile title, at least to anyone who's a fan of MtG. Seeing how the creatures and spells I love are translated into a different style is fascinating.

Take Giant Growth, for example, a card that gives a creature extra strength and defense in the card game. In ManaStrike, it provides a creature with additional health instead of strength. Every new card I unlocked gave me a new chance to see how the developers had implemented a classic card in a new way. That alone was enough to keep me playing, but thankfully, the gameplay is incredibly fun as well. 

Before you actually go into a match, you have to build your deck. Now, you only have to choose a handful of cards instead of 60, so you need to think really carefully about which cards to include. It's a hyper-focused version of deckbuilding that is simpler than its counterparts, but an error here is often more obvious when it comes to the battles themselves. You must balance mana costs more than anything else, but you can unlock some powerful synergies as you rank up. 

See, you gain new cards as you open packs, and you can get packs by winning battles, ranking up, and progressing through the battle pass. There is a free version and there is a paid version of the battle pass, so it's familiar territory in that sense.

30-50 Feral Boars (Overrun) 

In ManaStrike, the cards you open can only be from the ones you've unlocked, and you can only unlock new cards by ranking up. The further you go, the larger the pool of cards becomes. Often, these higher rank cards are more powerful, but it's just as likely that they are simply more complicated, rather than just being stronger. 

The system is a good way of keeping strategy in line with your experience with the game. It also gives you a reason to keep playing and rank up, because every new card presents you with a new potential game plan. 

That being said, the game plan, at least initially, isn't all that complicated. The map is set up with two lanes and split into two halves. One half for you, one for your opponent. Each lane has a guardian at either end with a boss protecting both of them. If you kill the boss, you win. Simple. 

However, you can win in other ways too, which is good, because sometimes the three-minute matches just aren't long enough to decide things decisively. You can earn a point by taking out a lane guardian; if you have taken out both guardians, but your foe has only taken out one, then you win because you've got more points. 

I Need a (Hero) Planeswalker

Each deck is headed up by a Planeswalker, and they decide what cards you can include in your deck. If you have a green Planeswalker, then you can use green cards. Simple enough. 

In battle, you can summon your Planeswalker to march forward, and you can even use their special ability. Plus, they act as a mobile summoning area. Normally, you can only summon on your side of the field, but a Planeswalker has a field around them that you can use to summon new units. 

You summon units using mana, which regenerates over time. Strong units cost more mana, but it's not that simple. You've also got air units, ground units, and buildings. Plus, spells of different sorts. It seems like a lot, but it's introduced slowly, so you'll have lots of time to adjust. 

It all comes together to make for some really interesting battles. Though the strategy element isn't overly intricate, there are plenty of little bits that add up to create something genuinely fun to play. Plus, while you can only fight standard battles initially, you eventually unlock different events to take part in, too. 

Magic: ManaStrike Review — The Bottom Line

Pros
  • Fun and easy-to-learn gameplay
  • A surprising amount of depth
  • Seeing cards come to life is joyful
Cons
  • Gameplay very much depends on the strength of your opponents
  • Early battles are a bit too simple 

Magic: ManaStrike is an interesting strategy game. There are enough little new things scattered around to make it stand out from the crowd, but the formula is definitely one you've seen before.

There is a constant stream of rewards for those who don't want to spend money, too, so you never feel hamstrung for not wanting to buy in-game items. It's fun and has enough depth to make for some interesting strategies, the more you play. Plus, seeing the MtG characters and cards brought to life is incredibly endearing. It's definitely worth a look, and almost definitely worth your time, too. 

[Note: Netmarble provided a copy of Magic: ManaStrike for the purpose of this review.]

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Mario Kart Tour: Pick Up 5 Dropped Mushrooms Using a Driver With a Ribbon https://www.gameskinny.com/8wwvn/mario-kart-tour-pick-up-5-dropped-mushrooms-using-a-driver-with-a-ribbon https://www.gameskinny.com/8wwvn/mario-kart-tour-pick-up-5-dropped-mushrooms-using-a-driver-with-a-ribbon Fri, 10 Jan 2020 10:21:57 -0500 Ty Arthur

A few achievements still remain in Mario Kart Tour's New Year Tour. If you haven't quite managed to pick up 5 dropped mushrooms using a driver with a ribbon, there's still time.

This challenge is extremely difficult. You must have a driver with a special skill. The chances of pulling such a driver from the pipe are extremely low.

Pick Up 5 Mushrooms Using a Driver With a Ribbon

Keep in mind that you don't have to pick up mushrooms dropped by AI players.

You can drop mushrooms yourself. It still counts. In fact, that's the easiest way to complete the challenge.

Before getting started, you will need to have one of these Mario Kart Tour drivers with a ribbon. However, the best drivers for this challenge are:

  • Party Time Toad
  • Peachette
  • Kimono Peach

Each driver has the Mushroom Cannon special skill that launches mushrooms across the track, which can be picked up by any driver.

The special skill still pulls randomly when hitting item boxes, so there is some trial and error involved here.

Just keep hitting item boxes with one of those three characters until you pull the cannon, then wait to fire it until you are in a straight corridor where you can pick up all five mushrooms in one shot.

While Wendy and Birdo have a ribbon, they notably lack the Mushroom Cannon special ability, which makes it much more difficult to finish this challenge using those characters.

If you're using Wendy or Birdo, keep playing courses until a Peachette, Kimono Peach, or Party Time Toad pull their special skill and start firing off mushrooms to pick up. The chances of this occurring while you are nearby are extremely low.

Don't have Peachette or the other two Mushroom Cannon drivers yet? Save up those coins and check back in the shop every time it refreshes. Peachette appears randomly over time in the bottom left slot for 3,000 coins.

What course and driver did you use to complete the challenge? Let us know in the comments, then take a look at our latest Mario Kart Tour challenge guides including:

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Mario Kart Tour: Earn a Score of 8,000 on a T Course https://www.gameskinny.com/gcwpj/mario-kart-tour-earn-a-score-of-8000-on-a-t-course https://www.gameskinny.com/gcwpj/mario-kart-tour-earn-a-score-of-8000-on-a-t-course Thu, 09 Jan 2020 14:29:40 -0500 Ty Arthur

Wondering how to earn a score of 8,000 or higher on a T course challenge in the latest round of Mario Kart Tour achievements?

Most levels have a "T" variant later on in the cup, but those intersections aren't found in the early courses. Instead, you will need to keep playing to unlock them.

Let's take a look at the specific T courses available, and then see which ones are most likely to get the highest score for this MKT challenge.

How To Earn 8,000 Or Higher On A T Course

First things first: we need to know which courses qualify for the challenge. Here are all the T marked courses currently available as of the New Year Tour:

  • Bowser's Castle 1T
  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon R/T
  • Choco Island 2T
  • Daisy Hills T
  • Daisy Hills R/T
  • Dino Dino Jungle T
  • DK Pass T
  • Ghost Valley 1T
  • Kalimari Desert T
  • Kalimari Desert R/T
  • Koopa Troopa Beach T
  • London Loop T
  • London Loop R/T
  • Luigi's Mansion R/T
  • Mario Circuit 1T
  • Mario Circuit R/T
  • Mario Circuit 1R/T
  • Mario Circuit 2R/T
  • Mario Circuit 3T
  • Neo Bowser City T
  • Neo Bowser City R/T
  • New York Minute 2R/T
  • Paris Promenade T
  • Paris Promenade R/T
  • Rainbow Road T
  • Rock Rock Mountain T
  • Shy Guy Bazaar T
  • Toad Circuit T
  • Toad Circuit R/T
  • Tokyo Blur T
  • Tokyo Blur 2T
  • Tokyo Blur 2R/T
  • Waluigi Pinball T
  • Yoshi Circuit R/T

Any of those courses will work for the challenge. But to earn a score of 8,000 or higher, use one of the favored drivers so you can hit a frenzy and skyrocket your score.

On that front, Lakitu has the highest number of T variant favored courses, so he gives you the most levels to work with. If you've memorized the layouts of the Mario Circuit or Waluigi Pinball levels, he's the way to go.

If you don't have the top-tier favored driver for any of the T courses (or you get unlucky and never pull a frenzy), you need to do this challenge the old-fashioned way. Keep your combo going and never let it drop down to 0.

Choco Island 2T is a great spot for this because of its jump boosts, and Shy Guy Bazaar T is another solid choice since you can hit so many pots and coins to keep your combo going between using items.

If your combo is about to run dry, don't forget you can use an item ticket to pull an item without actually hitting a box.

Here's the full list of favored drivers and their T courses where you can pull 3 items at a time to potentially get a frenzy:

Favored Driver T Course
Baby Mario Mario Circuit 1T
Baby Daisy Daisy Hills T
Daisy Hills R/T 
Baby Rosalina Choco Island 2T
Rainbow Road T
Baby Luigi Luigi's Mansion R/T
Dry Bones Bowser's Castle 1T
Shy Guy Bazaar T
Larry Kalimari Desert R/T
Lemmy Mario Circuit 2T
Ludwig Kalimari Desert R/T
Neo Bowser City R/T 
Roy Kalimari Desert T
Mario Mario Circuit T 
Metal Mario DK Pass T
Rainbow Road T
Musician Mario New York Minute T
New York Minute 2R/T
Hakama Mario Mario Circuit T
Mario Circuit 1T
Bowser's Castle 1T
Tokyo Blur R/T
Happi Mario Mario Circuit 3T
Koopa Troopa Beach T 
Peach Mario Circuit 1T
Koopa Troopa Beach T
Yoshi Yoshi Circuit T
Yoshi Circuit R/T 
Red Yoshi Tokyo Blur 2R/T
Tokyo Blur T
Rock Rock Mountain T
Reindeer Yoshi Yoshi Circuit T
New York Minute 2T
Daisy Daisy Hills T
Toad Mario Circuit 1R/T
Toad Circuit R/T
Rock Rock Mountain T
Toad (Pit Crew) Mario Circuit T
Mario Circuit 2T
Rosalina Paris Promenade R/T
Halloween Rosalina Tokyo Blur WR/T
Ghost Valley 1T
Rainbow Road R/T
Luigi Cheep Cheep Lagoon T
Luigi's Mansion T
DK Pass T
Bowser Dino Dino Jungle T
Bowser's Castle 1T
Rainbow Road T
Dry Bowser Dino Dino Jungle T
Bowser's Castle 1R/T
Neo Bowser City R/T
New Bowser City T
Diddy Kong New York Minute 2R/T
Lakitu Waluigi Pinball T
Paris Promenade T
Mario Circuit 2T
Mario Circuit 3T
Toad Circuit T
Ghost Valley 1T
Bowser Jr. Cheep Cheep Lagoon T
Neo Bowser City T
Kalimari Desert R/T
Paris Promenade T 
Wario Choco Island 2T
DK Pass T
Kalimari Desert T
Waluigi Bowser's Castle 1R/T
King Boo Luigi's Mansion R/T
King Boo (Luigi's Mansion) Shy Guy Bazaar T
Rock Rock Mountain T
Luigi's Mansion T
Rainbow Road R/T
Black Shy Guy Ghost Valley 1T
Red Koopa (Freerunning) Mario Circuit 1R/T
Toad Circuit T
Gold Koopa (Freerunning) Tokyo Blur 2T
Tokyo Blur 2R/T
Mario Circuit T
Mario Circuit 2R/T 
Birdo Rainbow Road T
Pauline Daisy Hills R/T
Waluigi Pinball T
London Loop T
New York Minute R/T

 

Where did you finally beat the 8,000 score T course challenge? Let us know in the comments, then take a look at our latest Mario Kart Tour challenge guides including:

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Clean Your Evil Spirits in Bathhouse Management Sim Spirittea https://www.gameskinny.com/nv4zl/clean-your-evil-spirits-in-bathhouse-management-sim-spirittea https://www.gameskinny.com/nv4zl/clean-your-evil-spirits-in-bathhouse-management-sim-spirittea Wed, 08 Jan 2020 14:17:34 -0500 Joshua Broadwell

If you have a knack for finding disgruntled, dirty spirits and thought Spirited Away's Chihiro was absolutely daft for wanting to leave Yubaba's bathhouse, then Cheesemaster's upcoming Spirittea is probably your kind of game.

Playing as a writer who moves to a new town while trying to finish their book,  you quickly discover this quaint hideaway has some serious problems. It's almost like the gods have a grievance with the place — because basically, they do.

The town you move to is plagued with a host of angry spirits, beings forgotten by the locals, no longer worshipped, and seriously displeased by the fact. After you drink some tea from a special pot, you find you can see these beings, and it's in your best interest to calm them down.

That's where the bathhouse comes in. These spirits like their baths, tea, and proper respect, and they'll reward you for taking good care of them and fulfilling their requests. Each one has different needs and affiliations, so you'll always be kept on your toes as you try and manage your bathhouse, find new spirits, and get to know the local living people too.

Spirittea has a day/night cycle, seasons, festivals, a tea-gathering mini-game, and, of course, fishing and bug catching. Spirittea proudly wears its Animal Crossing, Spirited Away, and Harvest Moon/Stardew Valley influences on its sleeves and seems like it's set to combine all these things into a unique blend all its own.

Spirittea has a Kickstarter campaign running until the end of the month and aims to enter Early Access in 2022. Though specific platforms are still up in the air, Steam, iOS, Android, and itch.io are some of the main emphases right now.

This is one we'll be following closely, so stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Spirittea news as it's brewed up.

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Final Fantasy 15 Getting Mobile MMORPG Spinoff https://www.gameskinny.com/7ht2k/final-fantasy-15-getting-mobile-mmorpg-spinoff https://www.gameskinny.com/7ht2k/final-fantasy-15-getting-mobile-mmorpg-spinoff Wed, 08 Jan 2020 10:31:00 -0500 Joshua Broadwell

Final Fantasy 15 might never get all of its originally planned DLC, but the story will continue in a brand-new mobile MMORPG nonetheless. The game is tentatively titled Final Fantasy 15 Mobile and is the result of a partnership between Square Enix, Korean developer JSC, and GAEA.

FF15 Mobile will release in China first, with a global launch planned sometime after that. There's no word yet on when these launches might be, though more details and a trailer are planned for the first half of this year.

FF15 Mobile is set in a world parallel to the original Final Fantasy 15, but it borrows many elements from the base game. Players take control of Prince Noctis and friends and travel around the massive world. While the mobile game will include many elements from FF15 Royal Edition, it will also have new content that expands on the game world and lore based on the "Origin of Mythology."

That means new locations as well, like the Great Pagoda and, in true Final Fantasy fashion, floating continents. Combat is touch-controlled, and even though gameplay is designed as a large-scale multiplayer experience, the dev team is taking steps to ensure it has a specific JRPG and Final Fantasy feel to it.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Final Fantasy 15 Mobile news as it's conjured up.

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