Rebuild the Cookie Empire
Gaming publisher Devsisters Corporation has once again released another fantastic addition to their Cookie Run series. If you played the original release, this third installment is even better. It goes by the title Cookie Run: Kingdom, in which all your lovable crunchy warriors make a comeback but for a brand new adventure. And, this time, they will be trying to restore the Cookie civilization from the clutches of darkness by battling evil dessert monsters with their minion cake-hounds.
The game’s plot is just as addictive as it is fun to play. You step in the shoes of GingerBrave, a cookie who survived the massive explosion that erupted following an intense battle with the Dark Enchantress. After being rescued by a group of other gingerbread comrades, you begin the difficult work of developing a settlement that all cookies can call home.
Play Different Game Modes
When it comes to the gameplay, it is part base-building and part RPG with some real-time combat elements. That’s where the different game modes in Cookie Run: Kingdom come in, which make it an upgrade from previous releases that were more of endless runners.
When building the city, you place different buildings on the limited territory where cookies dwell. For instance, you can set up the sugar quarry, lumberjack lodge, smithy, among many other structures.
Players have free reign when it comes to choosing where to place everything. Therefore, your settlement can have a unique layout that conforms to your heart’s content.
Moreover, each structure plays a role. That can be generating materials or just giving your cookies a place to live.
There are different materials to build and upgrade your buildings. Over time, the settlement will gradually take shape and become worthy of the safe-haven that all cookie-kind seek to live in and thrive.
As far as the combat quests are concerned, they help you expand your territory and create more room to build. The fighting is entirely automated, but your characters have unique skills with cool-down effects that you can unleash to give the battle squads a boost. These quests play out as linear runs, with your team of cookies charging forward as they clear cake-hounds and other evil minions. The goal is to reach the end and ultimately defeat the formidable boss.
Recruit an Army of Tenacious Cookie Warriors
Another fun aspect of Cookie Run Kingdom is the gacha system for recruiting new residents to join the fight. For this process, you use the Cookie Cutter and Magic Oven to create new gingerbread brethren. They all come with unique skills. For instance, recruits can specialize in magic, ambush, support, defense, healing, bombing, charging, and other play styles. Once you have a sizable roster to choose from, you can experiment with different lineups. As a result, there are plenty of battle strategies to discover in Cookie Run: Kingdom.
Tips & Tricks for Playing Cookie: Run Kingdom on PC
• Experiment with Different Cookie Classes
There are over nine cookie classes in this game. As mentioned earlier, they specialize in different play-styles. Therefore, if you seem to be having some trouble getting past one of the cake monsters, the smart thing to do is change your lineup and bring in a different group that can employ a new strategy.
Besides manually picking which cookies to deploy, you can also tap the ‘auto’ button in the squad building lobby. With this function, the game optimizes a lineup for you.
• Visit the Tree of Wishes
In Cookie Run: Kingdom, there is a section called the Tree of Wishes. Here, you donate materials to grant your fearless crunchy warriors their wishes in exchange for coins and EXP. There is even a 24-hour counter, which upon filling up, you earn extra prizes such as construction and upgrade / Kingdom leveling-up materials, along with EXP star jellies.
• Buff Your Cookie Fighters with Toppings
Cookie Toppings augment combat skills by giving your fighters a stats boost. For instance, they will equip HP, defense, attack, or even reduce the cool-down time that makes special abilities briefly unavailable immediately after use. However, use your Cookie Toppings wisely because each gingerbread warrior can only have a maximum of five equipped.
• Upgrade Cookie Skills
All the cookies have skills that you can upgrade. Doing so will increase your chances of beating the enemies. Keep in mind, though, that leveling up combat abilities consumes Skill Powders. You can obtain these resources by participating in Daily Bounties or completing the various tasks that abound in the Kingdom.