Isolani Cheats And Tips
Send those pesky robots to the scrapyard.
Fans of first-person shooters would be wise to download Isolani, the latest offering from Mobage and DeNA. In this fast-paced sci-fi shooter, you'll work your way through a series of rooms blasting robots to shreds while collecting new weapons and recording your best times against other players. Save the last known part of the universe and survive to tell the tale!
Here are some tips that will help you get started in the game.
How do I play Isolani?
It's set up like a traditional first-person shooter. Your thumb on the left side of the screen controls forward, backward and side movement. Meanwhile, the right thumb looks around the screen, and also aims your current weapon. Shooting is handled automatically when a target enters your sights, whether it's an enemy or a power node that needs to be blasted from its access point. (You'll do this to open doors.)
Once you clear a room, you'll move on to the next one until you eventually complete the level. The quicker and more accurate you are in each stage, the better overall time you'll have, and the more charges you'll earn, which you can use to purchase new weaponry. You'll also level up.
One thing you'll want to keep an eye on is your energy meter. If the robots hit you too many times, you'll die and need to restart the board using one of three hearts you have in storage. Once you run out of hearts, you'll need to either pay for a full refill, or wait until you've restocked.
What are some combat tips for Isolani?
The first thing you'll want to do is get used to hiding behind cover. Staying out in the open is a deathtrap, as robots will tear you apart. Stay in cover until your energy refills, then put your enemies in your sights and take them down.
The second thing to do is watch your reload meter. Even if you have bullets left, it never hurts to tap the reload button and make sure you have a full clip. Your character does it automatically as well once you run out, and you don't have to worry about running low on ammunition - there are plenty of bullets.
Finally, keep moving. Enemies can't hit you accurately if you stay on the move, so once you're out of cover, don't stop for anything. Try to align an enemy while you're on the move and you'll hit them good. Once you clear a room, take a second to catch your breath and recover your energy, then move on to the next one.
How do I compete with friends in Isolani?
Usually, your best completion times are kept track of through the game's leaderboards, so you can see how long it takes yourself - and others - to successfully complete a round in the game. This is a good way to stay competitive, as you can always come back and try again, even if it means keeping the pre-set weapon assigned for each stage.
You can also compete directly against others either locally or online in speed run tournaments, which you'll find on the main menu. They're mostly free-to-play, and change every so often, with new downloads offered from DeNA.
How do I unlock new levels in Isolani?
By making progress through the story mode, you'll be able to unlock new episodes and levels that you can take on. Some are still locked, as DeNA plans to save some for download later on. However, you'll have plenty to play in the meantime, so don't worry about that.
What's the best weapon to use in Isolani?
It really depends on your style of play. If you prefer to take out enemies from a distance, both the MG42 and the default pistol are great for ranged attacks. However, if you prefer up close and personal, you can't go wrong with the shotgun. It's powerful enough to take out most robots with one blast, so even if you're short on ammo, most of the work is done for you.
Do I need to pay for anything in Isolani?
Some weapons can be unlocked using charges that you earn within the game, but others are available for premium purchase, including the M1911 ($6.49), the Glock ($3.79), the Savage Fox Model B ($6.49), the MG42 ($6.49) and the super-effective Minigun ($12.99). We suggest trying out the game's default weaponry and seeing what it does for you before investing in the higher-end guns.
On top of that, since the game uses hearts for turns, you may need to pay $0.99 for a quick refill if you don't feel like waiting an hour or so. It's completely optional, though, and you can play something else in the meantime if you don't feel like paying.
Download Isolani: iPhone and iPad