Guide to Backyard Monsters for Facebook part 2: Defense and attack tips, strategies, cheats and hints

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Backyard Monsters is a now classic Facebook game that takes the tower defense genre to a whole other level. This variation on the concept provides months of fun, as opposed to days worth of fun, allowing you to build up your attack and defense to unimagineable levels, as well as allowing you to attack stronger and stronger opponents. But if you’re reading this, you know that already. So without further ado, here are more Backyard Monsters tips and tricks.


When you are invading other yards, your success is a matter of both strategy and the sheer quantity of monsters you use. Avoid all booby traps that you see, but try to take out the enemy’s defensive towers first. Send in plenty of Octo-ooze in order to target their defensive towers, and keep your other monsters behind for a certain amount of time while the Octo-ooze do their job. After they finish, send in your Pokeys and other monsters to destroy everything else in your enemy’s yard.


When you are building up your own yard’s defense, your first priority should be to max out the amount of defensive towers you have. Build as many as you can, and then upgrade them as high as you can. Upgrade your Town Hall in order to be able to build even more, and then max them out yet again. Make sure your whole base is close enough together that the defensive towers are able to cover and defend absolutely everything. Anything that is out of your tower’s range becomes an easy target. If you have any buildings that absolutely cannot be covered by towers, but you still want to defend, be prepared to build a steady supply of booby traps.


Place your booby traps and blocks around your defensive towers if you really want to make your defense impenetrable. This can foil anybody who tries to send in Octo-ooze first to take out your towers, and if your enemy’s first shot of Octo-ooze gets destroyed by booby traps, they’re screwed. Not to mention, if they do what many players do and just send all of their monsters in at once, their chances of success against your yard will be slim to none.


Pokeys, believe it or not, are one of the best monsters to make the core of your attack with. The combination of Pokeys and Octo-Oozes is so effective at destroying enemy bases and recovering mass loot, it’s almost not even worth it to use any other monsters until you hit a much more advanced stage. You can hold more of them than any other monster, because they take up so little space, you can create them quickly so you always have a huge army on hand, and they take up small amounts of loot. Use the Octo-ooze to draw fire from the defensive towers and attack them, and the Pokeys to attack resources, silos and town halls with their powerful attack.


To look for booby traps in an area you are invading, send in one or two Pokey at the exact same time in order to try to set off booby traps. Keep sending one or two Pokey to different areas on the enemy’s map in order to try to draw the explosions of the booby traps before you send in the bulk of you army. After you are sure that you have blown up all of the booby traps or cleared out a generally safe area, then you can send in the rest of your army or send in your Octo-oozes and not have to worry about them getting hammered by the booby traps.


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One thought on “Guide to Backyard Monsters for Facebook part 2: Defense and attack tips, strategies, cheats and hints

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