Optc  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Optc  RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network A Seafood Extravaganza for One Piece Treasure Cruise! https://www.gameskinny.com/dtpa3/a-seafood-extravaganza-for-one-piece-treasure-cruise https://www.gameskinny.com/dtpa3/a-seafood-extravaganza-for-one-piece-treasure-cruise Mon, 18 May 2015 02:30:01 -0400 Asante Simons

For those loyal - possibly addicted - players of Treasure Cruise who opened the game this morning, they got some brand new updates.

Starting May 19th and ending June 1st, there will be the "Seafood Extravaganza": a three-week event of special prizes and mini-events that'll make players' game experiences - and lives - a little bit easier. The in-game notification lists out the prizes that will be given and the events that'll take place.

  • Every day, throughout the entire extravaganza, players will receive a free Rainbow Gem.
  • From May 19th to the 25th, there will be more chances to find Guerrilla Turtles, which are incredibly useful for leveling up characters.

  • Also from May 19th to the 25th, there's double the chance to level up a character's Special Move each time they Power Up. (This will only happen if the character used in Powering Up has the same Special or if the player uses a manual.)
  • A special 24-hour event will take place on Extra Isle, on May 22 (12 a.m., midnight to 11:59 p.m., PST). Rather than an event to recruit the Warlord of the Sea, Hawk Eyes Mihawk, this is an "all-you-can-eat lobster buffet". The Inner Grotto of the Scissors Cavern will have double the drop rate. This will make it much easier to capture these lobsters that evolve crew members.

  • And finally, from May 26th to June 1st, it'll be Bonus Time at the Baratie restaurant. The drop rate will be doubled, so that will be the chance to recruit Chef Zeff. Zeff is a great support character as well as a captain; his Captain's Skill boosts the attack of Fighter-type characters by 2.5.

The Seafood Extravaganza will start in just a few days, so get ready to play and for all the special events.

Black Cage Hina Guide for One Piece Treasure Cruise https://www.gameskinny.com/gjobl/black-cage-hina-guide-for-one-piece-treasure-cruise https://www.gameskinny.com/gjobl/black-cage-hina-guide-for-one-piece-treasure-cruise Thu, 14 May 2015 20:01:25 -0400 Asante Simons

Black Cage Hina has finally come to Treasure Cruise's Extra Isle for a two-week event, and she is - along with some of her squad - recruitable!

Captain Hina, the cute yet harsh Marine, has taken a tropical vacation on Extra Isle with her squad. While there, players have the chance of recruiting her along with Iron Fist Fullbody, the rare mini-boss One-Two Jango, and grabbing a number of character manuals. With four different levels, players can test their skills and crews, and maybe gain a new member or two.

Good Character Combos to Defeat Black Cage Hina

Hina hasn't been mentioned in the series lately, but that doesn't mean she's not cool or unimportant at all. She's actually kind of funny when she blows off Jango and Fullbody, her subordinates and (some of her many) long-time admirers. In Treasure Cruise, a fully evolved, 4-star Hina has:

  • Base HP of 1,088 (at Lvl. 99, 2,270)
  • Base Attack of 422 (905, max; 1,810 if you count her Captain's Ability)
  • Base Recovery of 149 (300, max)
  • Captain's Ability increasing QCK-type characters' attack by 2
  • Special Move that keeps the team's slots for the next turn

Double Ashura Zoro

Ashura Ichibugin Zoro as a character is great for nearly any crew set up. His Captain's Ability boosts DEX-type characters' HP by 2, as well as their attack by 2. A full team of DEX characters gets a significant boost in battle with this. So a full DEX crew captained by not one, two Ashura Zoros would just be even more of an already great boost.

This double captain set up provides a very tanky crew that can go through all four stages of Hina's Resort Vacation. To fully round out the the team, you can add:

  • Smoker the White Hunter, whose Special Move reduces all damage taken by 50% for 3 turns.
  • Whitebeard Pirate Izo, in either his unevolved or fully evolved Flintlock Pistols-form. In both forms, Izo's Special changes STR and QCK-slots to DEX slots, boosting the damage output of all the DEX characters in the team.
  • and for some extra, just-in-case back up, there's Golden Pound or Sogeking Usopp. Usopp's Special for both forms delay all enemies' moves for 3 turns. Sogeking Usopp, though, also does damage when he uses his Special, damage 15 times his current attack.

Other Crews

Using a team with either of these characters is also good:

  • If you were able to recruit Hawk Eyes Mihawk from his 24-hour event last month, he'll come in handy. His Captain's Ability boosts the attack of Slasher-type characters by 2.5 and his Special reduces the HP of all enemeis by 30%.
  • Another visiter of Extra Isle, Escapee Morgan is extremely helpful in this fight. He boosts Slasher-type characters with his Captain's Ability like Mihawk, but only by 1.5. His Special, though, does put him somewhat on par with the Warlord. His Special helps bound allies by shortening their bound time 2 turns.
  • You could even have Izo, unevolved or fully evolved, as a team captain, if you don't have Ashura Zoro. Izo's Captain's Ability boosts the attack and recovery rate (RVC) of DEX-type characters by 2. So while not boosting their HP, there's still some of the benefit of an Ashura Zoro.

How to Defeat Black Cage Hina

Round by Round

The Rookie and Veteran stages are easy enought to get through without any sort of guide. The last two stages, Elite and Expert, however, do require some kind of guide and walkthrough. The only difference between the last two stages is the damage output, a few characters here and there, and higher chances of drops, recruiting, and character manuals.

The first three, fifth, and sixth rounds mainly consist of:

  • Marines, both the weak and heavy hitters
  • Turtles, great for boosting a character's level
  • Crabs for evolving
  • and a Sea Horse, also for evolving

It wouldn't take that much to get through these rounds, though you shouldn't take these enemies lightly. They can do some heavy damage if you let them live too long.

The fourth round is when things get more difficult. This is where Iron Fist Fullbody comes in with a mini crew of two Marines; all of them are STR-types.

His first move will be his Special, Double Hyper Straight, which'll do damage in the 3000s (4,800 on Expert). His regular attacks do around 2,500 (3,000 on Expert), so it's not wise to stretch out the fight longer than you have to. Upon his defeat, you have the chance of either recruiting him or getting a manual.

The seventh and final round consists of Hina herself and two other Marines. The biggest point to make here is to not attack the Marines first. You probably want to get them out the way, so you can focus your energy and time on Hina. But no, don't. If you ignore her, she'll activate a special move ("Ignore me?! Hina is Very Angry!"), where she heals the damage you did on the Marines and then attacks you. The other Marines attack as well and do a lot of damage. She'll keep using that move every turn until you attack her, too.

It's better to just attack Hina first with at least one or two characters and then switch off to the other Marines. If you do that, she won't activate that move at all.

Once you get further into the fight and it seems like it's going your way, bam! Here comes another one of Hina's special moves. This time, it's the special move you get when you recruit her for your pirate crew, Kimono Sleeve Cage. However, in this in-battle form, this Special binds a random crew member for 13 turns. (In the Rookie and Veteran stages, it was for just 1 turn.) She uses this move once she gets below 50% HP and for every turn after that.

If you're so unlucky enough to get down to one character, Hina will just randomly bind the already bound characters. Unless you have a character that can help unbind your crewmates (Escapee Morgan), you have to wait until they naturally unbind or you die. If you die and restart with a Rainbow Gem, all of the team's binds will disappear and you will be able to fight like normal again. 

And that's it! Hopefully this guide helps you and anyone else who wants to battle Captain Hina and add her to your crew. Best of luck!

Face Dinosaurs and Pirates on Treasure Cruise's Next Island https://www.gameskinny.com/hqkx9/face-dinosaurs-and-pirates-on-treasure-cruises-next-island https://www.gameskinny.com/hqkx9/face-dinosaurs-and-pirates-on-treasure-cruises-next-island Fri, 08 May 2015 07:47:23 -0400 Asante Simons

Whiskey Peak was only released a few weeks ago, and there's already a new island coming to Treasure Cruise.

The game's official English page announced that it would be rolling out the next island for players, Little Garden, by mid-May. Whiskey Peak, the first island the Straw Hat pirates visit on the Grand Line, was just released on April 22, but it seems like Bandai Namco knows how much fans want to keep playing and keep going through the story. 

The Straw Hats barely manage to escape Whiskey Peak with their lives. After the brave sacrifice of Igaram (formerly known as Mr. 8). The crew also pick up a new member: the former Baroque Works agent, Miss Wednesday, who turns out to be the crown princess of the Alabasta kingdom, Nefetari Vivi! With the criminal organization hot on their heels, the Straw Hats arrive on Little Garden, the very next island on the Grand Line.

It's there that players will have to fight their way through 15 levels of dinosaurs, giants, and Baroque Works agents. Though it seems daunting - and tiring - to take on 15 levels, there's also the chance that these (really good) characters will be recruited for the players' own pirate crews. It wouldn't hurt to round out the team with some pretty strong and helpful pirates. It wouldn't hurt to round it out with anything really, as long as it's helpful in some way.

"Mid-May" is in a week, so it seems like Little Garden will be released very soon.

Fall Prey to Captain Hina in One Piece Treasure Cruise https://www.gameskinny.com/ekwlv/fall-prey-to-captain-hina-in-one-piece-treasure-cruise https://www.gameskinny.com/ekwlv/fall-prey-to-captain-hina-in-one-piece-treasure-cruise Fri, 08 May 2015 07:43:10 -0400 Asante Simons

Since Morgan came out of his early "retirement" to take over Extra Isle, it only fits that an actual marine does the same.

For two weeks, from May 12th to the 26th, Captain "Black Cage" Hina will be taking over Extra Isle. On a tropical getaway with her squad on the "sunny Extra Isle," players will be able to recruit Hina to their very own pirate crews.
She's a very dependable QCK type character:

  • When fully leveled, she has a max HP of 1,176
  • Max attack of 495
  • A Captain's Ability that boosts QCK-type characters' attack by 2
  • And a Special Move that locks in the current slots for another turn

But when she's fully evolved into 
Black Cage Hina, that's when she becomes more useful in terms of attack and HP. When fully evolved, she has:

  • Max HP of 2,270
  • Max attack of 905

Coupled with that x2 QCK attack boost, she could do some real damage (something every team needs).

During the two-week event, players can also recruit Hina's right-hand men, Iron Fist Fullbody and One-Two Jango, as well as pick up some character manuals. These manuals give out a base EXP of 5,000, and if they're lucky, players get a Special Move level up. The character manuals for this event are:

  • "Happiness Punch" Nami
  • "Double Hyper Straight" Fullbody
  • "Double Cross Dance" Jango
  • "Bombardier Arabesque" Mr. 2 Bon Clay
  • "Demonic Dance" Gin the Man-Demon
  • "Dance Heaven" Dancing Jango
  • and "Duffaw Palm Bomb" Kuroobi

The higher the difficulty of the stage, the more likely all these goods will drop. So it's time to take a risk on Elite and Expert difficulty to make things easier along the way. Now, there's even a guide to help players get through the long fight with Captain Hina.

Morgan Returns to One Piece Treasure Cruise https://www.gameskinny.com/uwq3k/morgan-returns-to-one-piece-treasure-cruise https://www.gameskinny.com/uwq3k/morgan-returns-to-one-piece-treasure-cruise Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:52:17 -0400 Asante Simons

Axe-Hand Morgan makes his return to OPTC in his evolved form!

As account on the game's official English page, Axe-Hand Morgan has returned to One Piece Treasure Cruise in a special event. For the next two weeks, players can fight the renegade marine, now the evolved Escapee Morgan, in four different stages on Extra Isle. They also have the chance of recruiting the marine for their own pirate crews and the chance to gain one of seven manuals.

There are manuals for nearly every one of Tony Tony Chopper's, Cabin Boy Helmeppo's, and Escapee Morgan's Specials. These manuals can be used as power-ups, each giving 5,000 EXP, and - if players are lucky - a Special Move level up. The higher the difficulty of the stage, the higher the chance of getting one of these manuals. Now, there's a little bit more of an incentive to take on the Elite or Expert stages.

The event only lasts for two weeks, so players should hurry and take on the renegade marine before it's too late.

Hawk Eyes Mihawk Guide for One Piece Treasure Cruise https://www.gameskinny.com/9ynem/hawk-eyes-mihawk-guide-for-one-piece-treasure-cruise https://www.gameskinny.com/9ynem/hawk-eyes-mihawk-guide-for-one-piece-treasure-cruise Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:32:10 -0400 Asante Simons

Players will soon be able to add the World's Greatest Swordsman to their pirate crew in an upcoming one-day-only event!

One Piece Treasure Cruise, the smartphone game based on the manga franchise One Piece, will be hosting a 24-hour event for the one and only Hawk Eyes Dracule Mihawk at the end of the month. With only a week left until May, it's time to get ready to grab this character.

Good Character Combos to Defeat Hawk Eyes Mihawk

Mihawk is without a doubt one of the coolest characters introduced in the series so far, and in Treasure Cruise, he's one of the best characters to have. A fully evolved, 5-Star Mihawk has:

  • Base HP of 1,926 (at Lvl. 99, it's 3,760)
  • Base Attack of 782 (1,285, max)
  • Base Recovery of 5 (15, max)
  • Captain's Skill increasing the attack of all Slash-type characters by 2.5
  • Special Move reducing the HP of all enemies by 30%
Lion's Song Zoro and Princess Vivi

One of the easiest ways of completing this event is with the Lion's Song Zoro and Princess Vivi-combo. This is a very defensive/heal heavy route that definitely gets the job done.

  • Lion Song Zoro reduces the damage taken by 80% when the crew's HP is completely full.
  • Princess Vivi recovers the crew's HP at the end of every turn.
  • This combo essentially makes the crew indestructible and ready to fight the Warlord.

This strategy, though, mainly works for the Expert stage (30-stamina). At the Master stage (40-stamina), Mihawk can do 25,000 damage with his Special Move. He uses this Special whenever he's at 25% or lower HP, so unless you can burst through the last bit of his health, you won't be ready for his next attacks.

Laboon and Princess Vivi

Another set-up would use Laboon and Princess Vivi, and this one is able to take on Mihawk's Master stage. Coupled with Vivi's healing and Laboon's Captain's Skill, your crew won't be defeated as long as you have more than 50% health. (Having 50% or more health is an absolute must; otherwise, Mihawk's Special will defeat you in one fell swoop.)

Other Crews

Other strategies and crews revolve around Force (STR) characters. Mihawk is a Technical (DEX) character, 2 times weak against STR characters. Using Third Gear LuffyWhitebeard, or some other high attack STR character will make the fight easier, no matter which stage you choose. Golden Pound Usopp is also very useful, since his Special delays every enemies' attacks for 3 turns. If you need some extra time to recover during the fight, this comes in handy.

How to Defeat Hawk Eyes Mihawk

Breaking down each round of the battle

Now, to get down to the battle itself. The Expert and Master stages are essentially the same. The only difference is that the Expert stage deals out less damage and has some different enemies for you to face.

The first round consists of:

  • Expert (30-stamina) stage: a mob of 3 attackers.
  • Master (40-stamina) stage: a mob of 5 attackers.

The second round:

  • Expert: 3 DEX Big Turtles.
  • Master: 1 DEX Crab and 1 DEX Marine soldier. The soldier will attack you preemptively for about 2,000 damage.

The third round:

  • Expert: 1 Big Turtle.
  • Master: A Marine soldier and a DEX Pirate Penguin. The Marine will preemptively attack for about 2,200 damage.

The fourth round is where things get really tough:

  • Both stages have 5 big hitters of each type that bind whichever crewmate they're weak to, for 6 turns.
  • In the Master stage, on top of the 5 fighters, there's a Sea Stallion. This seahorse also binds a random crew member for 6 turns.

Once you get past this round, you finally face off against one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea, Hawk Eyes Mihawk. His attack pattern is the same regardless of stage. 

Final round:

  • Mihawk attacks you preemptively. In the Expert stage, this attack does 2,000 damage; in the Master stage, it does 4,000.
  • He then attacks once every turn.
  • Once you get him down to the last 25% of his health, he will start using his Special Move, draining you of your own health.
    • In the Expert stage, this does 10,000 damage; in the Master stage, it does 25,000. 

And that's it! Hopefully this guide helps you and anyone else who wants to prepare to battle Mihawk and add him to your pirate crew. Best of luck!