Hey there Toady Lickin’ Roadies!
QUICK NOTE: It is a Holiday Weekend and I will not be around as much. No worries, I will also watch for any Technical Issues and still alert TinyCo on anything I see. Alissa may try to bounce in here and there to help… but have patience.
Otherwise please respect our need to step back this weekend and recharge. Comments will await Moderation a bit longer than usual… but we will get back to you as soon as we can. 🙂
UPDATE 230PM EST:
- Assert Error when clearing Robots is still being worked on. I found it happens more when trying to clear more than one. So just tap n clear one and wait til you get prize before starting to clear another.
- Hayley Task “Attack Bertram” was already known to TinyCo and they’re already working on a patch to fix it. It’s a glitch. Not intended. So if you still use it or are in process of using it… know it’s at your own risk.
- Rockstar Peter’s task to drop LPs can be helpful to use if you’re letting Mecha Astley rest. Otherwise, Rick Astley’s Concert drops LPs too. Will test the Encores that immediately follow later.
Rick is now busy rolling us around all this new content, which seems to be causing a LOT of confusion among many players.
One of those sources of confusion, the Mecha Astley. We did have a bit of a hiccup there at the beginning, but we all should be back on track now. So let’s take a closer look at the Mecha Astley and how it can help us in Phase 5.
First up a tip for those that are still seeing the “Cool Down Timer Won’t Move” issue.
- Make sure when you exit your game that you have COMPLETELY closed it out. That means it is not running at all in the “background” of your device. Keeping it completely closed will ensure that timer keeps running down.
Now for the fun… let’s jump into the ins and outs of taking down the Giant Mecha Astley.
WHEN DOES MECHA ASTLEY APPEAR?
Attack of the Mecha Astley Part 2 will be when you first catch an Appearance of the Mecha Astley Robot stomping and roaring all over your Quahog Streets.
HOW DO START TO BATTLE THE MECHA ASTLEY?
Once you have triggered the Mecha Astley in the Questline to start walking around town, tap on him.
You will get a Pop Up telling you about the Current Battle for the Mecha Astley. You will be able to see that you are being timed for 24hrs, the Reward you can get for defeating him in 24hrs, and the current amount of times you have battled him. Since this is your first time, you will see a Big Block around 1X.
Tap on “ATTACK”.
You will be brought to the Character Screen of the current available Characters that can Attack Mecha Astley. You will be able to see how much Damage they can do, if they are Busy (“GO”), or if they are available right now to “ATTACK”.
Tap on “ATTACK” on the Available Character.
You will now be transported to the Character and their task list. Here again you can see the Damage they will inflict on Mecha Astley, the time it will take them to Attack him, and the Payout for just doing the task itself.
Drag the Task Bubble over to the Character and begin the Attack.
You will now see the Character go Attack Mecha Astley in a “Musical” way.
WHAT CHARACTERS CAN I USE?
That all depends on WHO you have in your game already, currently only 3 can Attack him. The Damage amount will vary (Premium Characters usually run higher).
HOW LONG WILL THE ATTACK TAKE?
You can verify as you pull up each Characters Task, but right now I am seeing 4hrs all across the board.
HOW DO I KNOW HOW MUCH DAMAGE MECHA ASTLEY NEEDS?
As soon as the Mecha Astley appears on your Quahog Streets, he will have a Heart Icon with a Number on it and a Timer appear in a Bubble Box above his head.
The Number in the Heart Icon is the Current “Strength” he has. So you will need to Damage him the same amount to Defeat him.
For instance, if it says 2 in the Heart Icon… you will need to inflict 2 Damage to Defeat him.
HOW MUCH TIME DO I HAVE TO DEFEAT HIM?
You have 24hrs to drain all of his Heart Count down to the Number Zero and completely defeat him.
So keep a close watch on the Counter for “TIME LEFT” in the Pop Up if you tap on him or the one that will be timing down above his head as he is being battled or wandering your streets.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO NOT DEFEAT HIM IN 24HRS?
If you are unable to completely drain his Heart Count to Zero in 24hrs, he will go into a 4hr Cool Down period and awaken all the way back at Level 1X. So no matter how far you have gotten to that point, not taking him to Zero sends you all the way back to Step One and Level 1X.
Don’t let the timer run out unless you want to start all over.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO DEFEAT HIM IN 24HRS?
If you are successful in Attacking him and Damaging him enough to make his Heart Count go all the way to Zero…
…Mecha Astley will go into a Cool Down Period for 4hrs, but this time when he is done Cooling down, he will move UP a Level on the Times Options (1X, 2X, 3X, etc)
In the image above, I attacked him on my first attack Level (1X) and was able to completely defeat him in under 24hrs. He then went into his Cool Down period of 4hrs (“Repairs In”) and you can see the Meter has now moved to Block around Level 2X. This means when he is done in 4 hrs, I will now be starting the Level 2X Attack on him.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE 4HRS END?
As noted above, that depends on if you couldn’t Defeat him or if you were successful.
If you do NOT Defeat him, you go back to Level 1X
If you DO Defeat him, you go to the next Attack Level UP.
CAN I KEEP ATTACKING HIM IN COOL DOWN?
YES & No… but there is a trick to this. We have offered this tip time and time again in “Boss Battles”.
It essentially breaks down as you need at least TWO Characters Attacking him for this to work. When they are done Attacking after 4 hours… ONLY TAP ONE CHECK MARK AND WAIT. DO NOT CLEAR THE OTHER ONE.
Let me explain. If you have only 1 Heart left on Mecha Astley, you only need 1 Damage to Defeat him. This means that you can leave the SECOND Character Attacking him all during his Cool Down period. This will give you a head start on the next Attack as you can just tap the Check Mark once he recovers and the 24hr timer starts again and then clear that other Check Mark to deliver an immediate blow.
The reason also for leaving one (or more if you can) Attacking him too is you CAN’T start any new Attacks while he is in Cool Down. The game will not let you. The Tasks will not exist. Attacks have to have been started BEFORE he is Defeated and goes into Cool Down.
So use that last tap just before he is Defeated wisely. Do not waste a Character like Tricia with a 2 Damage if he only needs 1 Damage done for a final Defeat. Use Peter or Rick instead and leave her to Attack while he sits in Cool Down.
WHAT DO I GET IF I DEFEAT HIM?
The Ultimate Goal here is to Attack & Defeat him over and over and over and over as many times as you possibly can without EVER letting that timer run down the 24hrs.
This will continue all the way up the Attack Levels. Higher Levels equal HIGHER amounts of Prizes.
For Instance, here are some of the Payouts I have gotten so far. I will update this post with the additional ones as I hit each new Level (the timer issue put me behind). If you already have the Next Levels & their payouts, feel free to share them below.
|Each Additional 5X||20 Hearts||15||250||26|
So as you can see, the Higher up you go… the better the Prizes get. Continue up as far as you can as fast as you can.
Now even though you are on the different levels, that base pay is not all you will get. For instance, the Glowsticks are multiplied. The amount may vary by player, but these are MY game results. I will allow my Mecha to reset after I am done with questlines and got what I need to see what happens as I move through all 5 Levels and if I get the same Glowstick payouts again.
1X- 100 Glowsticks
2X- 100 Glowsticks
3X- 200 Glowsticks
4X- 600 Glowsticks
5X- 2000 Glowsticks
So on 5x Level, my payout of Glowsticks was actually 2000 not just 250. That is 8x the amount listed. I got 2000 every time I continued to take him out at the 5X level.
WHAT DO I NEED GOLD ROBOTS FOR?
As soon as you Defeat Mecha Astley, the amount of Gold Robots you won are released onto the Quahog Streets. Gold Robots, when attacked by a Mechanic… have the Common Chance to drop Tubs of Lard. These are needed in order for you to continue earning Materials to get Greased Up Deaf Guy as a Permanent Character in your game.
So get as many of these guys as you can. They also only take ONE Mechanic to be destroyed where the Silver take 3.
Side Note: I had all 2 Spawns of Gold in my game (9+6) and let them roam. No MAX reported yet. I’m still checking. Will update with answer.
WHAT DO I NEED MICROPHONES FOR?
As soon as you Defeat Mecha Astley, the Microphones will appear and then collect to the Spooner Stage. Tapping on the Spooner Stage and selecting any Sideshow Concert will take you to a 2nd screen where you can see your Microphone total in the top right corner.
You will want to collect as many Microphones as you possibly can so you can use them for SideShow Concerts over at the Spooner Stage. Those SideShow Concerts offer a Payout of several Materials needed for several aspects in the game. They will also bring a boost to your Glowsticks. Get as many as you can as quick as you can.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I REACH LEVEL 5X?
When you hit the highest Level, 5X, it is up to you what you would like to do. As each Level will get harder and harder, it may be easier to allow him to reset to 1X instead of struggling to continue on. However, if you feel that you can keep going and maintain the Requirements for 5X… you can do it over and over and over. It will just keep resetting back at 5X. So keep the Streak going as long as you can.
As soon as you are unable Defeat him at 5X, he will reset back to 1X.
There you have it, the Basics run down of Mecha Astley and some tips on how to keep Attacking him.
What do you think of it so far? How many times have you Attacked him? What Level are you at? What Prizes have you got? Let us know.