Automatoys is a new game for the iOS and Android platforms that’s very similar to the big Rube Goldberg machines that used to be at malls when we were growing up. Your goal is to guide a marble through a puzzle level by tapping the screen; when you tap the screen, level elements will then shift in order to allow or disallow your marble from moving on.
The goal is to get your marble through as quickly as possible, and to get through the level while losing as few marbles as possible. You can get between one and three stars on each level, and three stars is the goal.
Read on for a collection of tips and tricks for Automatoys!
Each level has a large amount of different stopping points for your marble, right from the very beginning and all the way to the end. Whenever you tap the screen, you will get a visual on every single moving service at the same time, even the ones that you’re marble is not at right now, so you will be able to see all of them and where they go.
Use this opportunity to mentally map out where your marble is going to go before it goes there. This will allow you to tap quickly, to tap accurately, and to ensure that your marble doesn’t get knocked off the level at any point in time.
Accuracy is the main key to earning three stars in each level. By accuracy, I mean that you want to complete the level without losing any of your marbles and letting them fall off the stage. You get four or five chances to cross each level, but the more marbles that you lose, the lower that your score drops by the time that you finish the level.
Speed is also one of the keys to getting across the stage in time. This is why it’s important to map out the route before you go through it. You also have the option to replay any level from the beginning at any time that you want to if you only got one or two stars before, and you want to get three stars.
In order to unlock the full game, you need to pay two dollars, or whatever the equivalent is in your local currency. This is actually a very small purchase price, and it allows you to play a huge collection of levels, completely free of advertisements. In many other games of this time, you would end up inundated with advertisements at the end, and sometimes at the middle, of each level.
If you want to unlock the entire game for free, one option to do so is to use a gift card for the Apple App Store or the Google play store, depending on what platform you are playing the game on. You can also use other methods to get free currency in both stores, but in this game, the method is pretty much set so you’re going to have to either pay two dollars or just stick with the free version.