Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Expiring Playfish Cash - 31st July 2011

For those who have received the free Playfish cash last year, you would have receive a reminder email that the Playfish Cash is expiring by 31st July 2011. I received the email about 1 month ago, and the alert included this picture:

So if there are players who do not check the emails (or didn't give the emails to Playfish), these players might miss out the chance to use these Playfish Cash over the next few days. I wasn't very active in the various Playfish promotion and thus I only have 2 Playfish Cash. Folks who played the Hotel City and leveled up to 25 within the promotion period last year could have up to 10 Playfish Cash. I didn't have anything in particular to 'buy' and thus I just opted for a decorative item (Cup of Flames) for the Restaurant City.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tiny Tower Update 1.2.1

Tiny Tower has released its new update yesterday. This new update has provided a few more perks for the Tiny Tower players. The most obvious one is to increase the probability that lift riders tip Bux for the players. Well by now the Tiny Tower players will have known the importance of Bux to the game play - increase coins, instant sock re-stock, find new Bitizens etc.

But there are also other useful perks from Tiny Tower 1.2.1. The ability to sort Bitizens will make it a lot easier for re-assignment of Bitizens to the correct shops. Often, when we get new Bitizens, we have to compare their usefulness before we decide to keep or evict them. Now these comparisons can be made wih a touch of the button, and the Bitizens will be sort according to their rank points in each of the category, or according to their 'happiness'.

Just in case this has not occur to the players of Tiny Tower, the ability to rename shops will actually take away some pain for players when they need to find a particular Bitizen. Often times, the similarity of looks between Bitizens consume much precious time to find them. Now, players can just rename the shops, e.g. use the initials of the 3 Bitizens manning the shops (or other short forms) and viola, the Bitizens can be found, even when they are 'hiding' by the right side of the shops.

I was sort of hoping that Nimblebits can improve the interactivity between players of Tiny Tower in its updates. Perhaps there could be some form of competition (other than achievements and rankings) or even collaboration (e.g. can I lend coins to other Tiny Tower players, in exchange for interest?) that will encourage me to add friends to the Tiny Tower game. Well next time I guess.

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Tiny Tower Achievements

One of the fun part of playing a 'farming' game like Tiny Tower is the list of 'Achievements' within the game. From the Game Centre, there is a list of about 47 Tiny Tower Achievements (see list below). I've only had 6 achievements in Tiny Tower so far.

  1. Triskaidekaphobia: Build 13 floors. (10 pts)  Done
  2. First Quarter: Build 25 floors. (30 pts)  Done
  3. Five Oh: Build 50 floors. (50 pts) Done 20 July
  4. Cloud Topper: Build 100 floors. (100 pts)
  1. Tiny Village: Have 15 residents. (10 pts)  Done
  2. Tiny Town: Have 50 residents. (30 pts)  Done
  3. Tiny City: Have 100 residents. (50 pts) Done
  1. Pizza Roll: Fully stock a Pizza Place & Bakery. (10 pts)
  2. Funny Money: Fully stock a Comedy Club & Bank. (10 pts)
  3. Sub Par: Fully stock a Sub Shop & Mini Golf. (10 pts)
  4. Say Cheese: Fully stock a Dentists Office & Photo Studio. (10 pts)
  5. iGlass: Fully stock a Mapple Store & Glass Studio. (10 pts)
  6. Dance Fever: Fully stock a Night Club & Doctors Office. (10 pts)
  7. Book Worm: Fully stock a Book Store & Plant Nursery. (10 pts)
  8. Field Trip: Fully stock a Tutoring Center & Museum. (10 pts)
  9. Fish Tacos: Fully stock an Aquarium & Mexican Food. (10 pts)
  10. Blockbuster: Fully stock a Cineplex & Video Rental. (10 pts)
  11. Keep Rollin: Fully stock a Bike Shop & Bowling Alley. (10 pts)
  12. Something's Brewin: Fully stock a Coffee House & Soda Brewery. (10 pts) Done (11 July)
  13. Bar Fight: Fully stock a Pub & Martial Arts. (10 pts)
  14. Fortune Cookie: Fully stock a Fortune Teller & Asian Cuisine. (10 pts)  Done
  15. Decked Out: Fully stock a Mens Fashion & Hat Shop. (10 pts)
  16. Fashionista: Fully stock a Fashion Studio & Womens Fashion. (10 pts)
  17. Nerd Alert: Fully stock a Comic Store & Arcade. (10 pts)
  18. Stellar Record: Fully stock a Planetarium & Record Shop. (10 pts)
  19. Dirty Laundry: Fully stock a Laundromat & Private Eye. (10 pts)
  20. Desserted: Fully stock a Cake Studio & Scoops. (10 pts)
  21. Cold Medicine: Fully stock a Frozen Yogurt & Pharmacy. (10 pts)
  22. Spike in Sales: Fully stock a Volleyball Club & Ad Agency. (10 pts)
  23. Fat Quarter: Fully stock a Health Club & Fabric Shop. (10 pts)
  24. Cut an Album: Fully stock a Barber Shop & Recording Studio. (10 pts)
  25. Bet the Pot: Fully stock a Casino & Pottery Studio. (10 pts)
  26. Printer Ink: Fully stock a Print & Ship & Tattoo Parlor. (10 pts)
  27. Green Screen: Fully stock a Vegan Food & Film Studio. (10 pts)
  28. Joystick Junkie: Fully stock a Game Studio & Game Store. (10 pts)
  29. R&R: Fully stock a Day Spa & Travel Agency. (10 pts) Done (11 July)
  30. Oakinawa: Fully stock a Wood Shop & Sushi Bar. (10 pts) Done (20 July)
  31. Tea Square: Fully stock a Tea House & Architect Office. (10 pts)
  32. Code Freeze: Fully stock a Software Studio & Smoothie Shop. (10 pts)
  33. Please Be Seated: Fully stock a Theatre & Wedding Chapel. (10 pts)
  34. An Eye for Art: Fully stock a Optometrist & Art Studio. (10 pts)
  35. Burger Bytes: Fully stock a Sky Burger & Cyber Cafe. (10 pts)
  36. Designer Shoes: Fully stock a Graphic Design & Shoe Store. (10 pts)  Done
  37. Musical Chairs: Fully stock a Music Store & Furniture Store. (10 pts)
  38. Nice Shot: Fully stock a Paintball Arena & Racquetball. (10 pts)
  39. Rags to Riches: Fully stock a Diner & Fancy Cuisine. (10 pts)
  40. Amusements: Fully stock a Toy Store & Tech Store. (10 pts)
Judging from the list, that means I can build about 80 different stores? That means I will need 80 x 3 Bitizens which translate to 48 (80 x 3 / 5) floors of Residential levels. So I guess it is Tiny Tower - Game Complete upon hitting a total of 1 Lobby + 48 Residentials + 80 Stores = 129 levels. Wow, 129 levels in Tiny Tower!

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

iPhone Tiny Tower - Shops & Stocks

Tiny Tower is a big hit on the iPhone apps store, and I am sure many gamers out there have already read reviews or even try the game out. Well, an addictive game is what one would expect from NimbleBit, who developed the Pocket Frogs.

For those gamers who are playing Tiny Tower, I've compiled a list of the shops (non exhaustive), and more importantly, the snapshots of the stocks in the shops. By now, those who are playing the game would know the importance of the stocks (stocking time and quantity) on coins and level  / VIP management. Using a Big Spender VIP on shops with a large quantity of stocks will help to earn coins much faster. .

Food - Asian Cuisine, Coffee House, Scoops, Sub Shop, Sushi Bar

Service - Barber Shop, Day Spa, Fortune Teller, Health Club, Laundromat,

Recreation - Arcade, Bowling Alley, Comedy Club, Night Club, Planetarium, Racquetball

Retail - Bike Shop, Furniture Store, Game Store, Hat Shop, Shoe Store, Toy Store

Creative - Graphic Design, Photo Studio, Soda Brewery

I'm not sure how many different stores there are in Tiny Tower, but gauging from the unsatisfied dream jobs of the Bitizens, I'm quite sure there are many other shops. Well, when I have more levels in Tiny Tower with more shops, perhaps I can update this blog post again.

See also:
- Tiny Tower Achievements
- Tiny Tower Update 1.2.1
- Tiny Tower - Diary of a Bitizen