Strikefleet Omega Cheats And Tips
Modojo's guide to success on the sci-fi battlefield.
Earlier today we published our review of Strikefleet Omega, the new sci-fi RTS game from the makers of Crimson: Steam Pirates. We've since put together a few useful hints and tips that we've picked up from our time with the game, so you can dominate against the invading hordes.
Timing is everything
Much of the strategy in Strikefleet Omega requires you to carefully analyze why you might have failed a mission and then consider the timings with which you brought on your defensive and offensive units.
The very basic defending fighter force you start off with might actually be enough to keep you alive for the time it takes for a mining carrier to pay itself off. In the long run, this will give you a significant advantage for later assaults and can be well worth the nervous early minutes.
For heavy engagements, warp in the mining barge straight away and make sure you're aware of every attacking force. Just remember to keep an eye on those miners as well and make sure they're not coming under fire at any point. After warping in a miner, you'll almost always want to warp in a second carrier ship next to increase your mobile defences, followed by one gunship to take on the meatier opponents. After that, adjust your warp-ins to suit the battle at hand.
Do keep an eye on the arrows that appear at the edges of the screen as this is your intel as to where the next threat is coming from. The larger the arrow, the more deadly the enemy. The best way to utilize your heavy artillery on these fearsome opponents is to simply mash the target button and ignore the reload warning. While you're doing this though, be sure to have eyes on the screen so you can make sure your mobile units are fending off the smaller attackers that spawn.
Try and resist the (very tempting) urge to go for the next awesome ship that's just become available. Certainly in the early stages, you should concentrate on upgrading existing weaponry and ships until the Alloy requirements become unrealistic.
Of course if your play-style suits a different type of ship and approach, prioritize your upgrades into the most appropriate areas for you.
Scores and rewards
You get bonus points at the end of each mission for the amount of resources you have left over, but you'll receive nothing if you fail the mission! If you're finding a mission particularly tricky, go all guns blazing to complete it before trying it again with a more careful eye on your expenditure.
Survival of the fittest
You're almost certainly going to want to utilize at least one mining carrier during the Survival mode, and it might as well be in the beginning when the onslaught is lighter. Just always make sure you're not greedily sitting on resources that could be better spent on fighting back against the increasingly ferocious invasions.