Flop Rocket is a wacky new endless-flying game for the iOS and Android platforms by Butterscotch Shenanigans, the makers of the animated roguelike Quadropus Rampage. This is a simple, frustrating and addicting game with only one premise: You play as a pilot in a space program with a HILARIOUSLY underfunded r+d department, so much so that they are forced to test a rocket inside whatever crappy cave that they can find. So your goal is to fly as far as possible with said rocket. Read on for some tips and tricks for Flop Rocket!
In order to actually get anywhere on the main stage, you are going to have to figure out the turning mechanics quickly and then use them to navigate around the stalagmites and stalactites as carefully as possible. Use your left thumb to steer, while using your right thumb to hit the throttle when needed. Use the throttle, of course, to propel your rocket in the direction that you’ve turned it already.
After you “butter up” you will be able to unlock a new batch of power-ups that you can use once per play, by purchasing them with juice. Juice is earned by completing a certain mission, which you’ll have one of per round that you play. Typically, your mission will involve running into some stalagmites or stalactites, or going a certain distance before you crash. Up until you butter up, though, you won’t be able to use the juice power-ups.
Permanent upgrade can, of course, be purchased using coins. There are a few strains of them that can be purchased; however, of course, most of them are locked right up until you Butter Up. Once you do you will be able to increase the amount of armor that you have at the beginning of the game, making it possible to actually run into more than two surfaces without dying.
Keep on the lookout for some goodies to help you get farther and farther. The most common are the refueling stations, which you have to land your rocket on for an instant refuel (so essentially, just tap the backside of your rocket on it, no need to do a full actual landing). Find the suit of armor and you’ll get a full armor restoration. Of course, collect all the coins that you can in order to buy more upgrades.
Speed up all of the coin collecting by first upgrading your magnetism. When your ship becomes more magnetized, it will automatically draw coins towards it, allowing you to collect more coins while having to move around less, and while simply being able to focus on flying around instead of going into hard-to-get-to places to collect coins that are tough to get.