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Implosion - Never Lose Hope: How to Make Sense of the Ark System

Posted by Rob Rich on April 12th, 2015

[Trying to decide if Implosion is worth buying? Check out our review.]

Fighting your way through Implosion’s many, many levels isn’t difficult to figure out - by which I mean it won’t take long to learn the ropes - but the Ark System it uses to manage your upgrades never really gets a proper explanation. So rather than trying to feel your way around, how about you let us show you the ropes?




The Basics

The Ark System is split into four sections where you can equip different systems you find or purchase - Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Lambda. All systems can affect your power or endurance, along with other systems unique to their category.

  • Alpha - 2 slots. Tends to focus on passive attack bonuses like critical rates and ballistics damage. Some upgrades also affect your shield power and can increase item drop rates.

  • Beta - 2 slots. More defense-oriented with upgrades that increase amor, agility, and shield repair.

  • Gamma - 2 slots. Emphasizes things like HP recovery, “Rage,” and restorative powers. Some upgrades can also include the Hack ability, which will be necessary to access certain locked rooms in various levels.

  • Lambda - 1 slot. These upgrades grant entirely new special abilities, such as creating a temporary shield or triggering an area-effect attack.

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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
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