We didn't build this city, but we'll gladly take it over.
While Gang Lords may seem like a typical free-to-play game, it contains plenty of strategy, as you build a deck of criminals and gangster types. With these folks at your disposal - with dozens more to choose from as the game progresses - you'll take over the streets, wiping out anyone in your path.
Still, it wouldn't hurt to have an idea how to start on the right foot. With this in mind, here are some tips that'll help get you through the battle.
-Gangsters come with their own special color-coding, depending on their abilities - blue, red, green, pink and yellow. In the midst of each fight, you'll actually see a diagram that shows who has stronger power over characters, with blue over red, red over green and green over blue. On a separate circle, yellow and pink balance each other out. Keep this in mind when you're attacking enemies, as you'll do more damage than someone who's in the same class.
-Gang Lords works on a turn-based system. You'll issue commands to the members you select in your card deck, then watch them execute said orders. Your character usually has one of three options - Attack, Take Cover and Support.
-When it comes to Attack, you'll want to use it as often as you can. Hitting enemies consistently will eventually bring them down, and staying in cover will get you hurt anyway, so you might as well go out in a blaze of glory. Against tougher enemies, Take Cover makes more sense, but save that ability for when you really need it - or can't do anything else on the turn.
-The Support tactic works wonders, especially if you employ a character that has the proper color-coding to quickly bring down an enemy. Use it when you don't have access to an Attack - sometimes you'll need to wait until the next turn - and give them the capability to shoot their foes dead with one shot.
-When it comes to creating your ideal gangster deck, take your time and have fun with it. There really is no ideal way to get your cards, as there are dozens of criminals who make good allies for your team. Try new ones, like crooked cops and judges, suave assassins and even street thugs, and see how they balance the team overall. If you get wiped out, make a few changes and use your currency to make a play for high-end killers. You'll get the hang of it, and soon have a squad that everyone will fear.
-Hold off on spending cash unless there's someone you absolutely want in the group. You'll make a good amount of dough completing missions and wiping out foes, enough to eventually level up in Respect and attract new cards to your deck.
-If you do spend money, don't be afraid to shop around. You just might find a few surprises that'll stand out in a gun battle - like the suave Cat Burglar and the dynamic Bionic Soldier. Each one has stats that you can read up on, and you can see if they're the essential killer for your team.
Download Gang Lords: iOS