Bill Killem Cheats And Tips
Have gun, will pummel.
Gamers who enjoy a good 8-bit shooter along the same lines as Contra will love Chillingo's Bill Killem. Your job as the gun-toting hero is to bring down aliens while collecting time clocks and power-ups to avoid getting kidnapped. It's silly old school fun, and best of all, its free-to-play.
Lock and load with these helpful tips. They may just save your virtual life.
How do I play Bill Killem?
The game runs like an old-school shooter, with the ability to move left and right across a stage, while also being able to shoot and jump. You also have the ability to double jump, which is quite handy when it comes to clearing large gaps.
Along the way, Bill will use secondary weapons for a limited amount of time, including a flamethrower and assault rifle. Using these against enemies is nice, as they're better than the traditional pistol he's equipped with.
It's vital that you pick up time clocks. If your timer reaches zero, aliens will automatically snatch you up and your game will be over. It's imperative you hunt down every clock you can find in the stage and use them to your advantage.
How do power-ups work in Bill Killem?
Scattered throughout each stage are secondary power-ups that, along with the weapons, give Bill a slight advantage for a limited amount of time. The best one you can find in the game is the jetpack, as it allows you to fly around with ease in the stage, shooting enemies that come from above, as well as ones on the ground. The magnet is also useful, as it draws out-of-reach coins closer to you, in case you don't feel like going over and getting them.
The game provides the option to unlock the power-ups right away for $1.99 apiece, but you can earn them the old-fashioned way by collecting prior power-ups a certain amount of times as you play. Save your money and just keep going back into battle.
How do I unlock new disguises in Bill Killem?
Over the course of the game, you'll receive a certain number of challenges to complete, such as killing aliens or collecting coins. The more of these you manage to complete, the more secondary costumes you'll unlock. They don't provide much difference as far as power-ups go, but they do make your lead character look spiffier than his default outfit. Try to collect them all!
How do I upgrade power-ups in Bill Killem?
Throughout the game, you'll collect coins used to upgrade weapons and power-ups. You'll want to do this often, as you'll be able to get further in the game if these are increased. However, just remember to keep an eye on obstacles that appear on the ground. Landing on a buzzsaw is a painful sight. Ouch.
Do I need to pay for anything in Bill Killem?
Like most free-to-play games, you can unlock content in the game sooner by paying for them directly, like $1.99 each for the power-ups or anywhere from $2.99 to $5.99 for coins. However, the game is free-to-play, so we suggest earning coins the old-school way.
Download Bill Killem: iPhone and iPad