Rival Knights is a new game in the “Where did that come from??” department by Gameloft Inc for the iPhone, iPad and Android. This game takes you back to medieval times, with jousting and tournaments, and as a knight of your own creation, your goal is to unhorse every other knight in the kingdom and become the king’s top knight. Read on for some tips and tricks for Rival Knights!
You have up to six Royal Seals at a time, which serve as the “energy” for the game, since it costs one Royal Seal to engage in one battle. You can recover Royal Seals quickly by using the Time Lapse cheat (set the time ahead on your phone or tablet), but you have to only do a little bit (one or two seals at a time), or else the game will sense that something is off and sync with the server, causing you to lose your free seals.
The same trick works for any upgrade that you do to your armor, helmet, lance, or horse. You can either purchase a new one, or you can upgrade your existing one. If you upgrade your current one, it takes a short amount of time for the blacksmith to finish them (even the horse is under the blacksmith’s care – maybe it’s new horseshoes or something). Set the time ahead by however long it takes in order to finish it right away.
Otherwise, you can get more royal seals by asking your Facebook allies. If you have no friends who play this game, you can either invite people (invite the folks who play mobile games, since they are more likely to accept) or add people who already play. You’ll find these people posting “add me” requests in the comments section here, App Store review pages, on Facebook, and other places.
Jousting itself is done with lots of player involvement. To get a perfect start every time, tap about a quarter second before “go” would pop up, while the “I” is still on the screen, and you will get one every time. Then you need to increase the speed by tapping when the circular bar hits the green area. Best to tap when the arrow is in the latter half of the green, because in the bottom half of the green it will often read as yellow, or “good” instead.
If you’re having trouble on a particular stage, go back to training rounds and play them over and over so that you can earn more coins. Then put those coins to use by purchasing more equipment, upgrading your current equipment, or whatever you want to do.