The LEGO® Tower beta is currently available and it’s a fun little game. If you haven’t played one of NimbleBit’s Tower games before then there may be a few things you’ve missed as well as some useful gameplay tips which aren’t easily found during play. So if you’re playing the beta or the final game, once it’s released, here are a helpful gameplay guide to get the best out of LEGO Tower.
Firstly if you aren’t already in the beta, pre-register the game on your smart devices app provider. This will bag you a shiny golden hat. To access the beta you’ll first need to access it via this link. This will allow you to then download the game. This is free to do. In fact the game is totally free-to-play with additional paid options also available. Remember if you’re a parent and letting your younger LEGO fans play the game, make sure you have switch on parental controls to limit any paid access.
The game tasks you with building and maintaining a tower complex. This is of course filled with endless LEGO elements and Easter Eggs. The idea is to expand your tower with new floors and keep its residents happy by adding stores and other things to do. You attract more residents by adding apartments and then getting those who live there to work in the various amenities.
Much of the game is fairly self explanatory but there are a few things that aren’t signposted as you play.
The game gives you can code which you can share with others to add them as friends. This lets you send items to them and visit their Tower. To add a person you’ll need to add a nickname of your own choosing and their code. Add Friends in the games main menu. Why not share your name and Tower code in the comments below. You can add me using ID: 11M2 with nickname BricksFanz.
Customising Your Tower
Almost every aspect of your Tower can be changed, you can choose various different floors to build, but you can also colour each floor surround. Click the floor you want to customise, tap the scanner icon and this will let you change brick colour. You can also expand item output by using Increase Capacity.
You can also change the roof display, with various options each inspired by different LEGO sets and themes. This can be changed by tapping the roof display or using the Customize button in the menu. This menu also allows you to change backgrounds, which changes the music as well.
You can also change the appearance of your Tower’s residents and your own character. Tap on who you want to change and then use the menu to give them a new look. New Minifigure parts are unlocked as you play.
Fancy A Lift?
Being a Tower, the lift acts as an important way of getting around it. One of the first things to do is upgrade the speed of your lift, this will allow you to earn gold coins and Bux quicker. Tapping this will let you upgrade speed as well as changing the appearance of the lift.
More bang for your Bux
There are two forms of in-game currency – Gold Coins and Bux. Gold Coins can be used to buy new floors and you earn these over time, by stocking floors or from sending visitors to their selected floor. Bux can be used to speed things along, like deliveries. They are earned by completing search tasks. Every so often a vehicle will pull up and you’ll be asked to find an item or person. You’ll also notice a Bux icon displayed on certain floors, if a lift stops at these floors you get additional Bux. You can also purchase additional Bux packs for real world money.
Each time someone visits a floor the restock time will decrease by a minute, the more fully stocked floors you have the more Gold Coins per minute you’ll earn.
Although the game is free-to-play there are paid options. These include packs of Bux, a Lost & Found box which will have various pieces and Bux for £2.69. Tower Club give you various lengths of access to special club bonuses. These include exclusive cosmetic items, an automatic lift, 25% off various upgrades and vehicles. Double daily rent and pieces.
Each resident of the Tower will have a dream job, placing them in that dream job will result in more Bux and Gold Coins. Each floor has three coloured dots, these represent the floors stock levels. Red is out of stock, yellow is being delivered and green is in stock. You can rush delivery by spending Bux, plus once an item is less than a minute from being delivered it can be rushed free of charge. You can increase tasks by buying additional vehicles from the main menu. You’ll also get workers arrive who decrease times on floor construction or by fully stocking floors, you can send these to friends which allows you to store them for future use.