Space Grunts is a fast-paced roguelike from popular iOS developer, Orange Pixel. While it taps into many of the typical roguelike sensibilities, you might still find yourself caught out by a few things.
We delved further to find you some helpful tips and tricks on surviving as long as possible.
Pick a class that suits you
You’ve got three different classes to choose from which each suit different play styles.
The Captain is who you’ll probably gravitate to first. He’s reasonably tough at dishing out damage, but more importantly, he’s great at finding items. Using them isn’t his strong point, though.
The Strong-arm is the toughest of the bunch, but he’s pretty lousy at finding items, meaning he’s going to have to go it alone a lot.
The Techjunky is weak when it comes to firepower, but an expert at using items and finding them. Use her when you want to take a more tactical approach.
Taking your turns
Space Grunts is turn-based, so don't rush as your enemies will only move when you move. React accordingly. Before you take a step, take a look at the most likely options for your foes and make sure they don’t get too close.
Switch up your weapons
Don’t forget to change weapons from time to time. You have a typical all-rounder gun, a close up crowbar type attack, a laser beam, and an area effect attack.
The laser beam means you can strike at a bunch of enemies in a row, which is great when you’re stuck in a corridor with monsters ahead of you.
The frag grenade is perfect for groups of enemies, but it can hurt you, as well as blow up other things in the room. Use this sparingly. If you ignite a radiation pod, you’ll eventually succumb to it, and curse your bad fortune.
Keep an eye on your health and make it a priority that you head to a health pack any time you see one - but be careful!
How are you faring in Space Grunts? Got some tips of your own? Let us know in the comments!