How to Play Guide for Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow
Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow is a mobile city-building game where players can build their own New New York and fight against alien species while exploring unfamiliar planets on space missions. It was released on June 29th, 2017 and features stories written by writers from the TV series and stars the show's original cast.
Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow is composed of several types of game play.
- Quests - Players can collect characters which are used to complete goals and gather in game currencies and other rewards.
- City Building - Players can collect buildings and decorations to place around their city map.
- Combat - Players can send characters on space missions where they will encounter various enemies and be presented with choices that can open up varied rewards.
Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow tasks the player with saving New New York and the characters within it from hypnowaves that have spread across the universe. Hypnotons, an in-game currency, is used to clear the hypnowaves off land and buildings. The game presents the player with a portion of New New York, with more areas being unlocked as they progress through the main storyline, or unlock more space by clearing areas using a Robot 1-X Worker. These blocks of land are called Districts, and each district comes with unique unlocks, such as characters, buildings, decorations, and goals. Characters from the show wander through the streets of New New York, with more characters able to be unlocked by clearing areas of hypnowaves and performing various in-game tasks.
- Nixonbucks is the main currency of the game. It can be earned from buildings, character actions, and completing space missions.
- Hypnotons are used to clear blocks of land and clear special buildings, specifically ones with main characters, like Bender, Leela, Hermes and more. It is earned by completing space missions.
- XP adds to the player's overall experience level which will increase the players maximum nixonbucks and fuel (needed for missions). It is earned from buildings, character actions, and space missions.
- Pizza is the premium currency of the game. It takes real world money or can be earned through special offers, advertisements, or special rewards.
- Special events may also have a secondary currency that has to be earned. These currencies depend upon the specific event.
The blocks of land are separated into larger blocks of land called districts. The player begins on the Planet Express District and must collect ancient artifacts from planets in order to unlock new districts. Land blocks can only be cleared with hypnotons.
Buildings and decorations can be placed on the land, but each item has a certain size footprint. There is a limited amount of land, so it is up to the player to determine how they want to manage their space. The player can edit their town by tapping the icon in the lower left hand corner that looks like a plus sign with arrows or by tapping and holding on an item. Most items can be stored and removed from inventory and rotated. Once players reach level 3, they may place roads and sidewalks!
Robot 1-X Workers clear the land of Hypnowaves and build buildings. The player starts automatically with one worker. More workers can be bought with pizza. Each worker can work on one building or section of land at a time.
The player's game starts at experience level 1 and can be leveled up to a maximum of 70. Experience level determines how many nixonbucks a player can have and how much fuel can be stored for space missions. Each time the player levels up, their fuel will get refilled to their max fuel plus however much fuel they had when they leveled up.
Characters can be unlocked by gathering the required materials or can be purchased with . Each character has a unique set of tasks to perform and when not performing tasks, can be selected to travel on space missions to fight battles and gather rewards. Each character has a class, affinity and passive abilities which influences his or her play style while out on space missions.
Most characters need special unlock materials before they join your crew and move into New New York. Premium characters do not need to be unlocked; they are available immediately after purchase or when their building is placed, if applicable.
To unlock a character, tap on them to see what materials are required to unlock them. To see how a particular material can be collected, tap on the individual material. A list of tasks will be displayed which can be tapped to go directly to that action and get it started. In general, materials are collected by sending characters on tasks, collecting from buildings and completing space missions.
When the player has collected enough of a particular item for the character, tap on the check mark above their head to turn the items in. The bubbles will visually bounce to show enough has been collected. Unlockable characters can also generally be unlocked instantly with .
Characters also have specific actions that earn the player nixonbucks and xp. Character actions may also been needed to complete goals and unlock items for other characters. Characters must be leveled up in order to gain access to all their actions. Some actions are animated, meaning they take place on the streets of New New York, and others happen within specific buildings. Actions can be cancelled and can be instantly finished with . You do not get any rewards for canceling an action.
Characters can also have a range of outfits to unlock, which come with their own set of tasks and abilities. The Outfit-O-Matic building is needed to make any outfit. To change a character's outfit, tap the hanger icon in the bottom left corner of the screen.
- Note: Pharaoh Bender is currently an iOS exclusive to obtain, but can be used on other devices if you have connected your Facebook account to Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow.
Once the player reaches the Central Park District, they will gain access to the character finder! Characters not currently performing a task or on a space mission will show up in the upper left hand corner in alphabetical order. Players can cycle through available characters and assign them to work on tasks. Also, tapping on an active goal for a character will take the player directly to that character's list of available actions (unless already on a task).
- Currently, there is no way to easily find characters performing tasks, unless they have an open goal. An open goal will navigate to the character location. Otherwise, tapping on the building that the character is in or searching the streets of NNY is the only way to find a character.
Each character starts at level 1 and can be leveled up to 99. Career chips and nixonbucks are required to level up a character. Higher level characters can perform more tasks, unlock space mission paths and are stronger against enemies in battle. Character outfits are treated as their own character, and is leveled up separately from the character. For instance, a player can have Fry at level 20 and his Robot Fry outfit at level 16.
Goals are the main driving force of the game. They include dialogue, stories and tasks for the player to complete. They could include character actions, completing space missions, or even placing certain decorations or buildings. Completing goals rewards the player with nixonbucks, xp, or other special rewards. The goals appear in the lower left-hand corner of the screen. The main story goals have a brighter background than the side goals. Special events can also have main and side goals as well!
Space missions are another driving force of the game. Completing space missions are the only way to earn hypnotons, which are used to unlock districts, clear land, and clear certain buildings.
- In order to start a space mission, the player must click the Planet Express Ship in the lower left hand corner or scroll up towards the sky until they reach to the "Go to Space" button. This will bring up the planets screen.
- The player must choose the planet they want to visit. However, planets must be unlocked with ancient artifacts. All players start with Omicron Persei 8.
- Once the player has chosen a planet, they must pick which mission they want to complete. Each mission has its own rewards, map, fuel costs, and requirements. Some missions have locked paths that require specific characters be in the party to follow that path.
- The Planet Express ship runs on fuel, which slowly refills over time. 1 unit of fuel is added every 10 minutes up to the maximum fuel capacity. When at or over capacity, no more fuel will be added until the player either levels up or uses some fuel. If the ship runs out of fuel while in space, the characters in the ship will be stranded until it gets refueled or unless the player forfeit's the mission. The characters are stranded, but the player can still visit NNY and return to the mission without losing any progress. If the player chooses to forfeit a mission, any items collected on that mission will be lost.
Gaining 100% completion on a space mission rewards the player with pizza!
Space interactions allow the player to choose options and gain special rewards. They are represented by a green node on the mission map. Interaction can have standard rewards for completion and/or variable rewards based on the player choices during the interaction. Possible choices are documented here on the wiki on the page for each mission.
While out on a space Mission or during PVP battle, the player will face enemies in combat. An upcoming battle is represented by a yellow node on the mission map. Success in combat depends mostly on the character selection. Players can also influence combat by actively defending, attacking and launching Special attacks.
Events are special limited time only experiences. They can include goals, missions, characters, outfits, ANYTHING! They are usually themed in nature and an in game pop-up will notify the player when an event is happening.
- When will this game be released?
- The game launched on June 29, 2017 and is currently available on the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Appstore.
- Is the game free?
- The game is free for download, but does offer in-game purchases starting at $1.99.
- How can I get more pizza?
- As a free to play user, you can earn pizza by completing space missions, by watching adverts, or completing offers. They can also be purchased with real currency, with prices starting at $1.99.
- How do I sell an item?
- As of yet, items cannot be sold in Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow.
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This page was last updated on 2020-06-09.