Tacticool really manages to live up to its name - because it's tactical, and it's cool. It's the sort of game you might pick up for a quick play, only to discover you've spent a few hours charging into the fray and trying to kill as many online enemies as you physically can. But if you're leading from the front, you're going to want to be sure you've got all the tips and tricks you need to succeed.
That's where this list comes in. We've played a good deal of Tacticool, and we like to think that we've certainly got the first part of the game's name down - you're going to have to find your own ways to make things cool, but we've got faith in you and your cool-making abilities, so we reckon you'll be alright.
And if you've got your own suggestions about how to get the most out of the game, make sure you let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article. Or don't, we understand that sometimes you want to keep your secrets to yourself. We will find ways to defeat you though, mark our words.
Keep your guns full
The balancing in the matchmaking here means you're rarely playing against anyone who's a lot more powerful or weaker than you are. That means you're going to have to take any chance you've got to get an edge. One way to do that is to manually reload after every firefight.
Whenever you get a second, tap the reload button and get those bullets into your weapon. Reloading in the middle of a fight basically makes you a sitting target, so if you start to do it manually it's a good idea to swap out to your secondary weapon if it occurs. By the same token, make sure you upgrade your secondary weapon so you're not switching to a peashooter when you need a hand-cannon.
Focus on the money bag
If the other team has the money bag then you shouldn't waste any time picking off enemies that are far away from the bag carrier. Your aim should be getting to the carrier, killing them, and getting away. Holding the bag is a better way to get points than kills, and it can change the course of the game.
On the flip side of that coin though, if a member of your team gets the bag, your main focus should be keeping them alive. Stick close, keep an eye on the routes the other team can use to intercept, and keep your gun reloaded.
If you're the bag carrier, it's always a good idea to move towards your team's respawn points. That way if your protectors go down, they're not going to be far away when they come back to live. It also means if everyone dies in a shootout (which happens a lot), the bag is going to be closer to your team than the enemy.
There are plenty of vehicles on every map for you to hop in, but it's important to understand that they can be as dangerous to your own team as they are to the opposition. In fact we're pretty sure we've died from friendly-tyre incidents more than we've died at the hands of enemy drivers.
If you're jumping into the driving seat, then pause for a couple of seconds to see if anyone on your team is going to get in the passenger seat, or hop into the back of a truck to fire the cannon on the back. It's better to use a vehicle to get to different parts of the map quickly, than to try and use them as weapons.
That's not to say you shouldn't use them as weapons - sometimes they're really useful if you're facing down a large group of enemies - but think about the effect you're going to have on the score if you start mowing down players on your team indiscriminately.
The first thing you'll want to do if an enemy is doing some damage with a vehicle is get somewhere safe. There are plenty of chokepoints that none of the vehicles can get down, and they give you a chance to attack from in, or close-to, cover.
When you've done that you've got a number of options. If you want to destroy the vehicle, then it's a good idea to throw a grenade - that'll do some big damage to the car, and also to the occupants. Keep firing with your primary weapon too - and reload whenever you move into cover.
Don't throw any grenades, or use any special weapons, if you want to keep the vehicle in play. Instead keep shooting, and you're just as likely to take out the occupants of the car as you are the car itself. Your pistol is a good fit for this, as it's accurate and you can use it at close range.
Check the challenges
You should be logging into the game every day already in order to get the daily rewards, but it's a good idea to check up on the challenges to get even more gold and silver. If you've only got a short amount of time to play, look at the challenges you're close to finishing and try to polish them off.
There are plenty of ways to make sure you've got a steady income, but the best way is just by playing regularly. Not only will that make sure you keep up with the other players, it also means you'll have healthy coffers every time you want to play.