Hooked Inc: Fisher Tycoon allows you to become massively rich by fishing. Your goal is to fish, get money and gems, hire people to be on your crew, then make even more money. Gems are the premium currency of the game, and can be purchased, although there are ways to earn plenty of free ones in the game. You’re gonna need a lot of these gems in order to hire every possible crew member, but you’ll need to figure out how to load up on the free stuff. Luckily, we’re here to help. Read on for some tips and tricks on how to get tons of free gems and unlock the crew members on Hooked Inc: Fisher Tycoon!
Gold chests are the main way to earn more gems. When you find one, you’ll have to watch an ad to open it. If the ad won’t play when you tap the ad button, double- or triple-tap it. If that doesn’t work, then you have to shut off and restart the game in order to make the ad videos reappear.
Chests will usually move up to down. So once you have buoys, stick them crossways on the screen, and go to your phone options menu and turn off the auto-sleep option. Plug your phone into a charger and leave the game open for a long time (such as when you sleep) and the next day you will have an absolute flood of chests waiting for you to watch ads to open them.
Two other ways to get free gems exist too: the jackpot from the multiplier spinner and the quests. The quests are self-explanatory – collect the prizes whenever you complete a quest. For the jackpot, you have to keep spinning and spinning until you finally hit it. If you spin a 2x, three gems will be added to the jackpot. If you spin a 3x or 4x, you’ll collect one, and two will be added to the jackpot.
Use all of those free gems to buy one crew member at a time. They go up in price gradually – the first one costs 13 gems, but the sixth one costs 263 gems, for example. Each crew member has specific bonuses. If you want to buy a specific crew member, then look for the offer for them as soon as you make it to a new sea. Otherwise, if you buy at any other time, you’ll get a random crew member out of all of the leftovers.
To preview all of the possible crew members and their bonuses, go to the upgrade menu and switch over to crew. You can upgrade your existing crew members as well, often for less gems and greater benefit than getting a new crew member. Plus, go to the anchor menu and log onto the game via Facebook and you will appear as one of your own crew members, earning you a 250% bonus on all fish that you catch.