Uncharted: Fortune Hunter Tips and Tricks
Get the most out of the Uncharted mobile game with this guide!
If you're a Nathan Drake fan and therefore picking up Uncharted 4: A Thief's End in the coming weeks, you're going to also want to download Uncharted: Fortune Hunter, the mobile app companion for Naughty Dog's opus. The turn-based puzzler is meant to tie into its big brother console edition, but it's also a fun little diversion on its won. If you want to earn big rewards and get all you can out of the game, look no further. Check out these tips and tricks and become the greatest treasure hunter around.
Puzzling it out
As Fortune Hunter is a puzzler, obviously you're going to have to figure a few things out. I can't spell it all out for you exactly, but there's plenty of ways to apply learnings and get through levels more efficiently. What you want to do with each level is reach the relic or item of treasure that's sitting on a gold pedestal. You've got only a finite number of moves to reach said items. If you finish quickly enough you can earn a special key. You'll need them if you want to rack up all the goodies.
Remember that not every single thing you do will be counted against your allotted number of moves, so you can do all kinds of things in each level without having to worry that your movement will be restricted. So go ahead and push buttons, grab relics, shoot things, and more -- it'll only be counted as one move.
Let the game guide you
Some levels are built as such for you to follow the guidelines and internal clues on where to go. For instance, if you look closely at what's in a level, you can figure out where to go without having to waste time running through the level and wasting your moves. If you see tiles that fall through if you run over them, chances are you're supposed to walk over them and reach that area of the map. Pressure plates might change up a direct path to a treasure, but don't discount them as being the wrong way to go. Make sure you keep track of what markings you see across each level as well, because it's easy to better remember what switches have been toggled and where you've already gone. If you can remember all that, you can solve puzzles easier.
Spend your earnings smartly
There are two types of currencies within Uncharted: Fortune Hunter: Gold and Mystical Orbs. You can use them for various things, like the Gold for special costumes, unlocking new areas, and more. Don't waste it on buying new areas, because you can unlock areas by simply playing the game normally. You might want to actually purchase special costumes that offer unlocks, such as those that offer extra gold, extra moves, and other niceties that actually make playing the game easier. Don't worry about things that only change up the aesthetic. The game isn't a looker or anything as it is.
Similarly, don't waste your Orbs on extra continues since you earn back only one move. You might as well buy hints or just start over if you need help getting through the game that badly. It's not really worth your time otherwise. Spend them instead on extra Gold and you'll be sitting pretty with different types of items, having not wasted your money on nonsense items like the Casual Drake Outfit or the Newsboy Hat.
If you're playing Uncharted: Fortune Hunter, as previously mentioned, you're probably playing with the intent of picking up Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. You can connect Uncharted: Fortune Hunter to your Uncharted 4 account to receive special rewards, like hats, guns, outfits, and special relics.