Monster Life Cheats And Tips
Earn free crystals, strike gold and grab more friend stones along the way for both iOS and Android.
If you're in the mood for a quality Pokemon clone for iOS and Android, perhaps Monster Life is right for you. This free-to-play title from Gameloft lets you train and obsess over a variety of adorable creatures, which you can then use to battle rivals. Meanwhile, you're able to customize a ranch however you see fit, placing statues, habitats for your newfound friends and other structures that earn gold and XP; believe us, you'll need both.
On that note, read our Monster Life cheats and tips guide to get better acquainted with the game.
Cheat By Purchasing More Gold, Crystals And Friend Stones
If there's one thing Monster Life wants, it's your money. Yes, the game is greedy, but you also stand to gain from spending a little cash. You always need gold to expand your ranch, buy new monsters and supplies. Crystals also come in handy for acquiring new monsters, and you can use them to recover critters following a battle. Friend Stones (also known as F-Stones), meanwhile, are important to winning battles, as they boost Attack, Defense and Health. With that, don't be afraid to open your wallet.
To buy Gold, Crystals and Friend Stones, click one of the green plus icons next to the desired currency along the top of the screen.
Normal Gold Pack (2,400): $1.99
Big Gold Pack (7,200): $4.99
Huge Gold Pack (16,800): $9.99
Enormous Gold Pack (38,400): $19.99
Monstrous Gold Pack (108,000) $49.99
Ultimate Gold Pack (241,200): $99.99
Pile of Crystals (48): $1.99
Sack of Crystals (144): $4.99
Bucket of Crystals (336): $9.99
Chest Full of Crystals (780): $19.99
Wagon Full of Crystals (2,160) $49.99
Avalanche of Crystals (4,800): $99.99
F-Stones (AKA Friend Stones)
Pile of Friend Stones (240): $1.99
Sack of Friend Stones (720): $4.99
Bucket of Friend Stones (2,016): $9.99
Chest Full of Friend Stones (4,560): $19.99
Wagon Full of Friend Stones (12,960) $49.99
Avalanche of Friend Stones (28,800): $99.99
Get Free Crystals
Crystals in Monster Life are very difficult to come by through normal play. Thankfully, you can earn free Crystals by watching a never-ending stream of videos for other mobile games. It's only one Crystal per video, but hey, better than nothing.
To earn free Crystals, head to the in-app purchase page and click "Get Free Crystals" on the bottom left corner of the screen.
Earn Free Gold By Visiting Another Player's Ranch
There's more to visiting random ranches than design inspiration. You can interact with a person's monsters to earn free Gold. Select the monster, then pet the creature by rubbing the screen. You can do this at each new ranch you visit. Just open the Neighbors tab, then click Visit Random.
This also works if you visit a friend's ranch, or computer characters Sally and Handy's ranches.
Earn Free Friend Stones By Visiting Ranches And Sending Gifts
While visiting another player's ranch, press the "Like" button above their name for some free Friend Stones. Keep in mind that you can only do this once per day.
Also, be sure to send your friends and A.I. buddies Sally and Handy gifts whenever possible. You'll earn free F-Stones doing this as well.
Ring The Bell For Free Prizes
See that gold bell and dock next to the red nursery? Ring it, and the Gift Boat will appear. From there, you can claim one free prize per day, or spend Crystals (20 or 90) for even better loot.
Complete Missions To Earn Rewards
Don't ignore the game's missions, as you'll miss out on earning Gold and valuable experience points. To see the current list of objects, press the Goal tab on the bottom left corner of the screen. This is a great way to increase your virtual bank account.
Buy Attractions To Earn Gold
Each of Monster Life's attractions, be it the Anubis statue or Papyrus Shop earn Gold you can collect after a specific amount of time, which you can check by pressing the information button (the lowercase "i") on each attraction while in the Shop, or by touching the item after purchase.
Think Before Buying Monsters
Some creatures in Monster Life cost gold, others crystals, so you should figure out which virtual currency you want to spend. Also consider the type of monster you need. Too many Earth monsters on your ranch? Buy a Water, Fire or Air type. As you'll soon learn, mastering the elements is but one key to success.
Buy Habitats For An XP Bonus
Cough up some Gold coins to buy habitats. Not only will they look nice on your ranch, but they also provide an experience points bonus if you pair the corresponding habitat with the correct monster. In other words, Air with Air, Earth with Earth, Fire with Fire, Water with Water.
Use Boosters For A Monster Life XP Bonus
A booster's purpose is more than crowd-pleasing aesthetic. Planting one of these on your ranch will grant bonus XP whenever you play with, feed, work out and bathe your monster. Definitely helps you level them up quicker.
Use Edit To Move Things Around
Once you place an attraction, habitat or booster, you can move these items around the ranch by pressing Menu (lower right) and Edit. From there, drag the item wherever you want, so long as you have the space available, and press the checkmark to place it down. You may also sell the object or remove it entirely. Removing something from the ranch automatically places it inside your Bag, which you'll find by pressing the Menu button.
Expand Your Ranch
Eventually, you'll run out of space and need to buy more land. No problem. Find a block of land with a gold coin sign and give it a tap. From there, decide how you wish to pay, either with Gold coins or Friend Stones.
Level Up Your Monsters
Over time, your monsters will ask to be fed, bathed and played with. It costs money to buy supplies, be it waffle, bar of soap or disco ball (because monsters love to dance), but it's worth parting with some Gold, as doing this earns valuable experience points (XP) that go towards leveling up your creatures, with the goal of becoming more efficient fighting machines. That said, although monsters won't die of starvation or from being dirty, it is in your best interest to tend to their needs.
Use A Monster's Element To Your Advantage
Monsters belong to an element type, such as Earth, Water, Fire and Air. That said, the game's combat system has a Rock, Paper, Scissors style approach. In other words, use Water when battling Fire, Fire when battling Earth and Earth when battling Water to gain the upper hand.
How can you tell what type of monster you have? Click the monster, then press the lower case "i" on the left. You can also check the element by visiting the Shop and clicking the lower case "i" on each monster's card.
Spend Friend Stones Wisely
Friend Stones give monsters an Attack, Defense and Health boost during combat, but you'll deplete these F-Stones with each press. With this in mind, it's important to know the amount before heading into combat. In fact, if your monsters are stronger than the opponent's, you probably shouldn't use Friend Stones at all.
Speed Things Up With Crystals
Tired of waiting to feed your Diggster, or for your Poochster to recover from the last fight? This is where Crystals come into play, but beware. The longer you play Monster Life, the more expensive it gets to perform these actions.
Never Take Your Eyes Off A Fight
Always keep an eye on your monster's hit points to see how it's doing. The last thing you need is for some unexpected attack to result in a painful loss.
You Can Replay Battles
So long as you have monsters available, you can replay old fights to earn extra gold. Not much, but perhaps just enough to afford an attraction or habitat.