How the Empire acquired their funds to build the massive Death Star is something that was left out in the Star Wars franchise. However, NimbleBit and Disney have a very wacky idea for the scenario. Wouldn’t it be fun if Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader had rented out some levels of the Death Star to normal citizens of the galaxy? In Star Wars: Tiny Death Star, players can play out that very same situation, and they can test out just how fast they can come up with enough resources to fund the space station’s construction and operation.
The game features some of the most well loved characters in the series in all their 8 bit glory, and players will also get the chance to build up the enterprises within the Death Star from scratch, as well as some levels that will serve the Empire’s ulterior motives. Read this guide so that you can better help Vader and Palpatine realize their dreams of building the Death Star through commerce and more entrepreneurial means as we provide you the basics within Star Wars: Tiny Death Star.
Star Wars: Tiny Death Star is a building and enterprise simulation game much akin to Tiny Tower where players can build multiple floors and hire employees, called Bitizens, to work on the various businesses available. In order to find success within the game, players must constantly monitor businesses so that they are properly stocked up, and to have employees that would be both happy and effective in the businesses that they are hired into.
The game also features several other quests and sub quests such as collectibles featuring various elements within the Star Wars universe. Most of these will open up through usual gameplay, but can also be unlocked using currencies earned throughout the game.
Like most simulation games, Star Wars: Tiny Death Star will require a lot of waiting. Fortunately, players would still get to earn while they are away from the game for as long as businesses are well stocked and that new levels or items are being built. Thus, being able to maximize your idle time is as equally important to the things that you are doing while actively participating in the game.
Coins and Bux are the two currencies at play within Star Wars: Tiny Death Star. Coins serve as the ain currency and are often rewarded by completing quests. Running businesses as well as using the elevator will also earn the players this currency which is used for buying VIPS like Supply Officers as well as for building floors on your Death Star. Coins can also be acquired by exchanging Bux for them.
Bux, on the other hand, are the game’s premium currency. Bux have a variety of uses such as speeding up of tasks like building levels, selling all items, or ordering. Bux can also be used to purchase or unlock special items at the store like new levels, new skins, or more productive elevators. Bux are rewarded each time players build a new level or if sub quests have been completed. They can also be acquired in exchange for real cash.
While Bux are not really required resources, having enough of them can really come in quite handy if you’re the type of person that doesn’t like to wait.
One of the goals within the game is to build many levels so that bitizens can move in and work. To create a level, players must pay coins as well as wait some time for it to complete, although players can speed up the task by spending Bux. As the levels go higher, the costs and waiting times would also increase.
Each level has different purposes. These include residential levels, business levels, and even Imperial levels. All of these serve a different purpose, but all can be used to help you earn more cash. A more detailed explanation for each is described below.
Residential levels allows for Bitizens to move in and work for you. Each level can accommodate a maximum of five people, and players will have to wait until Bitizens occupy these floors before they can be put to work. alternatively, players may also spend Bux to automatically have someone live in the floor. Having enough residential levels is important especially if you have many businesses that require workers.
There are several types of businesses that can be run within the Death Star, and the processes within each are pretty much the same. Players would first have to place orders for stock and then sell them. both processes will take time, but this can be sped up using Bux. A total of three employees can be placed in a level, but only one can order at a time. However, all employees can sell at the same time.
The first employee will only stock few items but sell relatively fast. This, along with coins earned, will increase with each succeeding employee added. Players can also take advantage of a bitizen’s skill set as ordering will be faster the higher a bitizen’s skill is for that particular business. Bitizens also have dream jobs that will allow them to order twice the number of stock. Lastly, workers can be moved around jobs for as long as they are either unemployed or if the current level that they are in is not presently ordering any stocks. Looking at a bitizen’s skill levels are important in order to fully take advantage of their skills as well as to earn more coins. Business levels may also be upgraded using Bux so that they would be able to stock more items.
The last type of levels are the Imperial levels. These will show up later in the game, and they work differently from the usual levels. Imperial levels allow players to create items that are required by the Empire. In order to create Items, Supply Officers are required, which can appear randomly at the elevators or purchased outright using coins. Completion of items will take some time but can be sped up by using coins. By completing orders, players can earn huge amounts of coins.
Bitizens are the lifeblood of the Death Star entrepreneurial mission. Bitizens must have residential levels to live in, after which they can be put into jobs of the player’s choosing. Aside from skill sets, bitizens may also be dressed up using different kinds of attire to change up their looks. Should a bitizen not be performing up to speed, or if you want to free up space in your residential level for a better worker, bitizens may be evicted. Make sure that you have enough bitizens living within your residential levels to make sure that you have enough workers to run your businesses. Also, strategize as to when change ups of occupations are necessary so that their skills may be maximized.
Players have a lot of quests that can be performed, all of which can reward players with coins or Bux. Main quests are provided by the Emperor, and sometimes side quests that will require players to seek out certain characters will also appear. Make sure to prioritize these tasks in order to get the most rewards in the quickest amount of time.
Another way to earn extra cash is by operating the elevators. Bitizens will be using the elevators and would ask to be transferred to the upper or lower floors. The elevator must be operated manually so that bitizens would be able to reach their intended destinations. This is also the way for players to use Supply Officers that appear from time to time, and to add new bitizens that can work for you should they ask to be sent to residential levels. They would also be providing you with some coins once they have reached their desired floor.
There are a lot of additional items within the game that can either be unlocked naturally or would require the use of Bux. For example, better elevators may be purchased that will allow you to get bigger tips. There are also scenes that will be unlocked once you’ve built certain levels. New skins and bitizens would also appear, and can be unlocked using Bux as well. These are just some extra content that completists would love to have, but would otherwise not change gameplay drastically.
The Holonet is a Facebook like application where in Bitizens would comment on the happenings in their respective lives within the Death Star. Some of the comments are pretty random, such as opinions about their roommates or their hobbies, but some can provide clues on what players should do. Comments about their stores being closed may be a hint that you should stock up on items, while rants about them not liking their jobs may be taken as a sign that they should be moved to other occupations. Check up on these updates from time to time so that you would get insights on how you can make the Death Star be a more functional yet happy community.