Despite being a mostly reskinned version of Tiny Tower, I’ve been avidly playing Tiny Death Star lately — and it seems I’m not alone. I’ve heard a lot of friends mention they’ve picked it up, especially due to the cute retro style graphics and Star Wars theme.
Since I feel that I have a good handle on how both games worked, here’s my personal strategy to building a good Death Star and keeping it fully operational.
- Go through the tutorial, staff the floors, and build at least three business levels and two residential levels.
- At this point, shove all of your Bitzens through the airlock if they don’t have a dream job match. That’s right: Clear out your residential floors.
- The strategy here is “don’t accept any new residents unless you can immediately pair them up with a dream job.” It’s a little hardcore, but ultimately it works. Dream jobs (which give a x2 bonus for stocking) are absolutely crucial to making huge amounts of money without constantly having to babysit the game. Yes, you could go the route where you keep shuffling residents around hoping that dream jobs show up, but that takes up apartment space.
- Again, you have to be patient. Getting the first couple dream jobs will mean a lot of elevator trips and little money made. That’s okay. We don’t need to make huge money at first; we want to build a good business foundation.
- Eventually you’ll see dream jobs come in and your floors will start producing.
- DON’T spend your premium bux on anything other than saving up for the next elevator upgrade and moving businesses with dream jobs down to the bottom of the screen (I like to move them since it makes quick restocking a lot easier). Also, moving floors like that will leave apartments and non-staffed businesses up top for quick reference.
- Again, don’t spend those bux. Tiny Death Star is a lot more stingy with giving out free bux, so you’re going to need to scrimp and save. Since dream job pairings also result in a free bux, that is a great bonus. In fact, if I have a floor with three dream jobs and a new resident with the same dream job comes along, I’ll evict one of the older guys to replace him and get that free bux.
- Generally you want to build a new residence level for every two businesses you create. Once in a while, you’ll need to build an extra residence due to the math (3 bitzens per business, 5 bitzens per apartment).
- Eventually you’ll only need to worry about stocking three times a day to keep everything chugging along. That’s why dream jobs rock, since they keep inventories full for longer.
- As time permits, do the Emperor missions and Vader missions (the Imperial levels) for extra money. Don’t spend bux on them, of course.