The King of Fighters ALLSTAR became a phenomenon after its worldwide launch on mobile phones. The famous saga comes to our phones with a somewhat new approach, with RPG touches, and there are many details to take into account. If you had a difficult time getting started in this game, we will help you with 7 essential tips!
1. Master basic combat tactics
Don’t be fooled into thinking that in order to defeat all the enemies, you just have to touch the screen randomly. Although The King of Fighters ALLSTAR is simple in mechanics, it does require a bit of tactics and strategy to get through all the battles.
Each fighter has his own set of attacks. Learn how to use them correctly to perform incredible combos on a par with destroyers. In that sense, one of the first things you should do is always fight in manual mode . In this way, you will have complete control in the execution of attacks and abilities.
Attacking all the time is not everything in this game. The defense and dodge buttons are there for you to use, and they will come in handy! Keep in mind that sometimes you will face four or more opponents at the same time, so it is in your best interest to defend yourself. If you find yourself cornered, defend yourself, dodge and attack again when you see a clear opportunity.
Take one type of combo for each fighter and formation
If you’re still in your first few hours of gaming, you don’t need to try to be too innovative in The King of Fighters ALLSTAR . Limit yourself to simple combos, switching between basic attacks and abilities. Little by little, you will be able to understand the potential of your fighters and better chain all movements.
When the time comes, you’ll need to learn how to make better attack combinations to get the most out of your training. For this, we recommend two ways to focus your combats.
The first way is to play a lot with the aerial combos . You simply have to make an attack or skill that sends the opponent into the air. When that happens, ask for help from your support character and combine it with special abilities or the Super. It requires that you control the timing of your attacks well, hitting at the exact moment. You will need to practice!
The second option is to take advantage of all the characters in the formation. Face an enemy and attack with basic hits. Then use a special ability and immediately switch to another character. Repeat this process constantly at the right time, and you can chain attacks without stopping!
2. Build a consistent team
One of the basic characteristics of The King of Fighters ALLSTAR is the fact that the player can choose a team of 3 fighters. That is the fundamental part to succeed in this game. Characters must be combined in one way or another so that the team can take full advantage.
For example, a team made up of only men or women will be stronger than a mixed one. There are also preferences regarding fighters who are of the same version or year, as all of the year 94 or 97. If you manage to do this type of combinations, you will get a training bonus.
Strikers need to have a Striker Link
The fighter’s Link occurs when a Striker offers a bonus or advantage to the corresponding fighter. If you still do not understand how the subject of these links works, you should use the “Automatic training” option. This will show you which is the ideal group for the corresponding phase, including the Strikers.
Choose fighters with different elements
You will see that each fighter has a specific element. This system of elements is simple to understand. A specific element will be stronger than another in specific, but weaker to a third element in particular. Make sure you have at least one fighter with the winning element, depending on the episode or phase in which you are going to participate.
That is also a rule for punchers or secondary fighters. All of them need to be chosen according to the advantages offered by the group leader. That is, if the leader of the formation is purple, you should have at least one other of the same color to take advantage of the bonus.
If you want to know which element is superior or inferior to another, we tell you in the following list:
- Red is stronger against Green, but weaker against Blue.
- Green is stronger against Yellow, but weaker against Red.
- Yellow is stronger against Purple, but weaker against Green.
- Purple is stronger against Blue, but weaker against Yellow.
- Blue is stronger against Red, but weaker against Purple.
3. Upgrade your fighters
After finishing the first mission, you will automatically win 2 more fighters. Over time, you will be able to acquire others, including your favorites from the franchise. Still, even if you don’t have the strongest characters, never forget to upgrade them. Battles will get more complicated as you progress and it is in your best interest to have at least one high level character.
As a general rule, the best thing you can do for now is put your resources on the character you chose at the start of The King of Fighters ALLSTAR . The easiest way to improve it is by fighting, since at the end of some battles you will level up. The same goes for secondary fighters who are part of the formation, so keep that in mind!
The other way to improve fighters is to use experience potions. Characters can also equip battle cards or increase their affinity. In the case of affinity, you should check which food the fighter likes best. To find out, head over to the Affinity menu and notice which food is marked with a smiley-faced pink emoji .
4. Summons new characters
One of the best aspects of The King of Fighters ALLSTAR is being able to summon new fighters with frequencies. There are several ways to do that, and all of them can be done in the Invocation menu, within the main menu.
As you progress through Story Mode or Event Missions, you will receive special items. Among them, the most common is ruby. Our recommendation is to accumulate to summon 10 fighters for each time. To do this, you will need 900 rubies, although on certain occasions you can also summon 10 with only 500 rubies.
If you are concerned about saving enough rubies for this purpose, do not fear: in the first missions of the game you will get 700 rubies minimum. This is important to keep in mind, since it is the easiest and fastest method to get more characters. If you have one repeated, it will become a Soul. You can use that to strengthen your fighter.
In addition to rubies, there are also tickets and other items that give away capsules and battle cards. Don’t hesitate to summon whenever you can!
5. Participate in the Dungeons
Dungeons are a perfect quest type to get many new items and materials you need for character evolution. The best of all? You can repeat the same Dungeon as many times as you want, as long as you have enough Action Points or AP.
As you progress through the story, you will notice that the difficulty levels of the Dungeons will go up quite a bit. Although there will be times when it will take you to overcome the phases, the prize that you will get when completing Dungeons will be of a high quality.
6. Complete daily missions and growth missions
The King of Fighters ALLSTAR is an easier game to understand than it may seem, since it has similar mechanics to other mobile games. One of these mechanics is the existence of Daily Missions and rewards for connecting to the game.
Both are essential to have a good experience and advance quickly in the game. Completing daily missions will reward you with rubies, AP and gold coins, among other prizes. For more joy, the gift for connecting you will automatically receive doing little or nothing.
Even if you can’t play almost, enter The King of Fighters ALLSTAR every day. That will ensure that you eventually acquire the necessary resources to open chests and thus summon fighters and battle cards for your collection.
Don’t forget to do growth missions
If you don’t know where to start or how to continue, follow the growth mission. This will guide you on your way to improving as a player and take you by the hand throughout the game’s Story mode. In addition to enjoying a story with the franchise characters, it will help you better understand all the mechanics offered by The King of Fighters ALLSTAR .
Of course, following the growth missions will lead you to earn more items like rewards. For that reason, we always invite you to fulfill these missions without fail. If you don’t know where it comes out, it appears at the top right of the screen.
7. Add friends and check your email
From time to time the menus of The King of Fighters ALLSTAR can be a bit confusing, full of information. Unfortunately, you may lose sight of some basic things, like adding friends or checking your email.
It is easy to check if you have messages in your mailbox. To do this, click on the second icon in the upper right, within the main menu. It is useful to take a look from time to time, especially if a red dot appears on the icon. Over the weeks, you will receive email with rewards for your performance or for the start of a special event.
Adding friends or other unknown players is important. Your formation will consist of a primary leader, two secondary fighters, and 3 Strikers, but you may also have a Support. Support fighters are controlled by a real player, whom you invite for combat. Of course, it can only be called once per combat!
Whenever you call a Support in a phase or do Support for someone, you will earn friendship points. These points can be exchanged for battle cards, potions, or can even be used to summon fighters.