Gold and Goblins is another merger title that sees you merging goblins to mine increasingly difficult rocks and ores. Here is what you need to know before you delve into the mines and make your fortune!
Assembling your goblin army
Firstly, to you must understand the core mechanic of the game: merging goblins. Each mine will harbour increasingly tougher rocks to break, so your goblins will have to get stronger and stronger. To do this, simply drag one goblin onto another to merge them into a goblin of the next level.
At some points, you will find yourself with quite a few goblins of numerous levels. The idea of having a goblin army may be tempting, but always merge up your goblins, the time difference will always be worth having one super strong goblin as opposed to several weaker ones.
It will also be worth often checking in Gold and Goblins, as the cannon will, after a set time, throw you a new goblin – so be sure to pop back to merge them!
To progress in the mines, you must place the goblins next to the rocks for them to start mining. They will not progress the mine without your manual input, so if you really want to progress mines quickly, prioritize the stronger goblins for the tougher rocks and keep checking back to move them around. For true time efficiency, you can set your entourage of weaker goblins to team up on a tougher rock, or mine exit, whilst your stronger goblins are busy chiselling elsewhere.
Along your journey in Gold and Goblins, mineshafts will crop up , ready to give you passive income. Be sure to prioritize your goblins on uncovering them, even if it takes a while, the rewards are wel worth it!
Upon activation, you will receive a chest and elixir, which is vital to upgrading cards that we’ll explore later. These mineshafts will produce you will coins after a while, and you have to collect the earnings to set them off again. Having a manager will automate this process for you, allowing for passive income, which will even earn for you whilst you’re offline.
You will receive cards as a reward from chests, which can be split into managers and upgrades.
Your managers will automate your mineshafts, which will need to be upgraded first by having a certain number of that type of card and enough elixir. Elixir is not in short supply, but it isn’t always easy to get hold off. So try not to upgrade your managers unless their mineshaft requires a certain level out of them. By only upgrading as needed, you are making sure that you will always have enough elixir when you need it. Additionally, there are different rarities of manager for the same mineshafts. Try not to upgrade them, as you can only use the better quality managers if the mineshaft asks for them, so don’t waste your elixir!
Upgrades allow for a multitude of bonuses, such as more profit from each rock mined, to reducing the time taken for a free goblin. These upgrades aren’t common, so make sure to upgrade them frequently. I would suggest you keep enough elixir in case you need to upgrade a manager for an upcoming mineshaft, but don’t be scared to spend a little over. You receive bonus elixir from activating the mineshafts, anyway!
Don’t forget about the free rewards!
A small but vital point, free rewards! Every day you will get a free chest, which is worth visiting each day for. Additionally, you can watch videos to claim increased profits for a while, so for really fast development, you can capitalise off that.
If you like merger titles, you can check out my beginner’s guide for Awaken Demons.