Showing posts with label Tiny Tower. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tiny Tower. Show all posts

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Tiny Tower - New Elevator, Costumes & Shop Upgrades

Tiny Tower update 1.3 is out! This update has more exciting features that impact the game play. A more obvious introduction is the new lift upgrade - Infini-Lift Lightspeed, that runs at 42ppm. Well, this Infini-Lift comes at a great cost - 499 Bux. Even though it is a chore down to send visiting Bitizens to the highest floor via lift, I don't think I'll be upgrading my lift anytime soon.

The next exciting feature is the introduction of new costumes. Yes, players can know clearly differentiate the Bitizens from each other by giving them very unique costumes. The Costumes option can be activated after the player selects 'Dress up' for the particular Bitizen. Imagine Bitizens dressing up in Doctor, Nurse and Surgeon costumes in a Doctors Office (Service) shop, or as Groom and Bride in Wedding Chapel, that would be fun. Even if costumes is now your thing (maybe because the Bux involved is not worth it), Tiny Tower now allows easier change of appearance (at the Dress Up option again) for each Bitizen, at no cost to gold.

Another feature that affects the gameplay is the shop upgrade. That's right, shops can now be upgraded (Bux will be charged of course - 3 Bux) to hold more stocks. Thus players who wish to balance out their shops re-stocking time can now do so.

Other features that were released with Tiny Tower 1.3 update are:
- Customising Bitizens via web tools (not sure how useful that is)
- Real Estate VIP now fills entire floor (instead of just 1 Bitizen, which is kind of lame previously)
- Dream jobs rewards 2 Bux now (I prefer the original 3 Bux but it is an improvement over current 1 Bux)...

Well, I am still looking forward to future Tiny Tower updates that allow for more players interactivity with each other's Tiny Towers. Playing Tiny Tower is fun, but playing it together with friends will be more fun. P.S. oh, with this new update, many players had complained that they experienced a drop in the coins earned per minute. I had the same experience too, with about 25% - 33% drop in coins earned per minute.

See related:
- Tiny Tower Update 1.2.1
- Tiny Tower Achievements
- iPhone Tiny Tower - Shops & Stocks
- Tiny Tower - Diary of a Bitizen

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Tiny Tower - Diary of a Bitizen

Extracted from Bitizen Gregory Craig's diary*, whose dream job is to work in a Toy Store.

Day 1 morning
Just moved in, party at my place! Bring chips & dip. Moved into a new place called Teeny Towers or something like that. Wow, when they say Tiny Tower they aren't kidding.

Day 2 morning
Been here for a day and some stranger just walks through my apartment.
Someone keeps following me, or maybe they just live here.

Day 2 afternoon
I can't believe I get paid to work at the Toy Store. Awesome! Thats right, I work at the Toy Store :) Jealous? I am going to own this Toy Store in 10 years. Just watch!

Day 3
Jane Lambert my new roommate is really awesome. New friend!
Our new roommate Jane Lambert has a cat that can do math.

Going on a date to the new Shoe Store. Wish me luck!
I wish I had some new clothes :(
I'm thinking about changing my outfit, what do you think?

Day 4
These elevators are almost like a carnival ride :)
People can be so two dimensional sometimes.
I just ran into a bitizen that looked just like me! Maybe we are twins!

Day 5
Anybody up for a rooftop barbecue?
I did not just spit off the roof. Did not. I promise.

Sometimes I get the feeling that we are being watched.
Just saw a ghost! Tiny Tower is haunted by the spirits of evicted bitizens! don't Panic!

Day 6
Nice weather we've been having. It's always blue skies!
Just passed someone on their way to the roof with a parachute.
Parachute for sale. Only used once, never opened, small stain.

Day 7
So... is there actually any way to leave the building?
Been looking for like 20 mins, I can't find a way out of the building!
I know I'm paranoid, but am I paranoid enough?

*: Diary is a work of fiction about Tiny Tower. Any resemblance to persons fictional or real who are living, dead or undead is purely coincidental.

See related:
- Tiny Tower Update 1.2.1
- Tiny Tower Achievements
- iPhone Tiny Tower - Shops & Stocks

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