Gaming Tips and Tricks 77 Teeny Titans: 3 Tips and a General Review
Hello, dear reader, I hope you’re having a good day. I’m not being paid to write this blog, and it contains information based on my opinions from playing Teeny Titans on iOS. I’ve played for several hours. Only two episodes have been published of my gameplay so far. You can check out my YouTube playlist on Teeny Titans at Lunar Nebula LLC Gaming to see the gameplay in action. I’m planning to play it until the sequel comes out (July 19th, and then maybe return or play them both concurrently. Yeah, we’ll see how it goes.
Cartoon Network created Teeny Titans based on the popular “Teen Titans GO!” series. Teeny Titans is a pay-to-play figure collecting and battling RPG (role-playing game). Basically, you get to buy or earn the Pokémon you want (some figures must be earned as far as I can tell) combined with Final Fantasy’s time-based battle system. It costs $3.99 at the moment and doesn’t have in-app payments. The lowest price was $0.99 in June 2017 according to App Sliced. You get a lot of content for the money including voice acting and a deep collecting system. Playing the game is the only way to progress. You don’t need an internet connection to play Teeny Titans. It takes about 1.5 GB of space. Also, I haven’t experienced any bugs, crashes, or UI (user interface) problems!
Teeny Titans is rated 9+ on the App Store for Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence. There are some jokes that may annoy you. It really depends on your sense of humor. Also, Robin may have a hoarding addiction.
Teeny Titans directs you to collect figures, battle with heroes and villains, and features a fun leveling system which forces you to choose what stats you want your figures to have. This makes you invested in your figures and also means you could choose to get multiple versions of the same figure and use them for different roles. The battle system features a time bar. Every action you want to perform requires time to reach. Skills can stun your time bar, interrupt charging attacks, and stack up. Your figures can also get lucky tofu blocks which add random power-ups. Teeny Titans has energy, fun animation, and an interactive leveling system which won’t let you get bored. Robin’s enthusiasm for the game is infectious. Seriously, try not to catch it. If you’re looking for a dour Game of Thrones strategy game with an amazing plot and deep character-driven stories, Teeny Titans isn’t for you. There’s also no online multiplayer as far as I’m aware. I think you get a wealth of content and fun for the measly price of half a good burrito. I recommend playing Teeny Titans if you are ready for a fun collecting and battling RPG without any of the worries about Stockholm Syndrome or nature conservation.
Time: Teeny Titans isn’t energy-based. You can play as long as you want to. Most matches take 2 to 5 minutes. It autosaves though I’d make sure to hit the home button before quitting. Just in case.
Pros and Cons: Teeny Titans is fast to play. It doesn’t make anything complicated, yet there’s a depth of strategy and timing in the game which makes it fun to play for a long time. The question is if you enjoy timing attacks and collecting figures. I do so I think the game is great. The story and characters are fun. The main con to Teeny Titans is the targeted age group. The spastic energy and animations could be annoying to older gamers. I think it adds personality to the game and makes it endearing. As previously mentioned, the strategy of leveling and collecting figures in the game has quite a bit of depth.
Overall Impression: Teeny Titans is an excellent collection based RPG. I think it’s worth the price tag. It changes the formula for leveling (reminds me of Paper Mario) and makes your choices have impact, but you can always collect and level another figure if you want to redo your choices. I like the story and the game’s battle system. Teeny Titans is in the App Store waiting for you! If you don’t like RPGs, timed battle systems, or kids cartoons, then maybe Teeny Titans isn’t for you.
1. Type advantage is a thing – Science or Tech is good against Karate or Martial Arts. Teeny Titans is nice enough to show you the six types, their advantages, and disadvantages as you select your figures before each battle. This translates into extra damage. Usually, you’ll do a bonus of 1 or 2. This seems small but can equal a 20% increase in damage for small attacks like Starfire’s Laser Eyes. I currently deal 5 damage with a level 8 Starfire. The bonus bumps it to 6 or 7 damage. She will hit at least twice by the time your enemy’s bar completely fills for an attack normally dealing 10 damage. Outracing the opponent becomes much easier!
2. Swap your figs and stat them for roles – Teeny Titans doesn’t classify any hero as a healer or tank. Their abilities are generally obvious. I recommend focusing one of your figures on health and dodge, another for Power and Luck, and the last however you decide. This will allow you to swap or power up your damage dealer with a tank before the damage dealer gets owned. You could just go for generally good stats like health, yet where’s the fun in that?
3. Teams get bonuses – You’ll quickly learn teams get stacking bonuses once you have your first two Titans and add a third. Once your figures hit level 5 you can equip Mod Chips for special bonuses. And eventually, you can feed extra figures to your best 6 to upgrade their abilities via Enhance! Robin’s first enhancement gives Heroic Pose a better Power Increase. Feed the same figure if you want better enhance XP.
Extra tips: You can passively level up the benched figs on your team. They get less XP this way, but it’s something. Tournaments don’t heal your figs between battles unless you get lucky. Talk to everybody for quests. Click on all glittering objects. You can redo tournaments to collect figs and get great gold payouts.
I hope the review and tips help you out, dear reader! Become the Mega Teeny Champion Jump City deserves, not the one it wants. Or do that too. Your decision.
Links: The App Store link is at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/teen-titans-go-figure/id1323070827?mt=8.
Disclaimer: I’m not being paid by Cartoon Network or anyone else to write these tips. The only money I could make would be through advertising on this site or on YouTube at this point in time. I don’t take responsibility for the content on sites linked to from this article.
by Brian Petrilli AKA Jalinon
YouTube Playlist Link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPUm9ZzmQ3l8Q_Xv7dPdXAyGP9-qmhkXk