Backpacker is a brand new trivial mobile game with bits of simulation and adventure, designed specifically for those who love travel and playing games. It’s a game that beautifully mixes the rather dull trivia genre with great graphics and adventure mechanics, resulting in a fresh, unique experience that you can’t help but fall in love with. And we’re here to help make it better by sharing a bunch of Backpacker cheats & tips to help you answer all questions, complete all missions and travel the world.
It’s not going to be an easy job since in most cases you will have to be pretty knowledgeable yourself… but let’s see how we can help! So let’s not waste a single second and let’s check out some Backpacker tips and tricks for this great mobile game!
Sleep in hotels
In this game, energy does not refill over time, but you can refill it by spending the money you have earned answering questions by sleeping. You get the best possible deal by sleeping in hotels (as opposed to the street) and you should always try to sleep in the best possible hotel because you get the most energy for the dollars spent and there is no risk of you getting robbed. So always go for hotels, even though that costs a bit of money.
What to do it you have no more money and no energy?
In the very unlikely event that this happens, you can try sleeping outside as this is free and still gives you some extra energy. You can also wait for one day to pass so that you can collect your daily bonus or maybe complete some achievements. But in this case, it’s usually the outside sleeping that has to be done. Just make sure you don’t do that too often (or buy protection if you do!)
Upgrade the bonus for jobs
In your backpack, you have a wallet. You can upgrade that wallet and it will increase the bonus you’re getting when completing jobs. This should be done as soon as possible because the longer you have the bonus, the more money you will make in the long run. Also keep an eye on all items you will or might find while playing as some can be upgraded to give you additional goodies.
Jobs offer more rewards than local questions (if you answer correctly)
The best way to make money is to apply for jobs in the newspaper. The job title gives you hints about the type of questions you will get and you should always go for the areas you are most knowledgeable about. Try to answer as many questions as possible because this is where most of the money is being made. Just make sure you don’t waste your energy on jobs you can’t complete!
Some of the jobs are not trivia questions, but minigames. They are varied and really fun otherwise and usually easy to complete. It’s not always obvious which of the job postings are a minigame, but there’s always one there. Make sure to play them as they are usually extremely easy to complete and they can generate large amounts of money.
In your passport, you can complete missions in order to progress through the game and unlock more areas to visit. You also have milestones that you can access by tapping the arrow in the lower right corner – keep an eye on those and play in such a way that you complete them ASAP
Stay as much as possible in a city
Once you get to a city, make sure you spend a reasonable amount of time there, completing as many missions as possible because it costs money to travel and some ticket prices are extremely expensive. That is why it’s a good idea to try and max out a city before moving on. Also, when moving on, check out the various transportation options. Sometimes you can get to a particular city by different means and some are cheaper than others (even though they take more time – just like in real life).
Chests are really great items to work on unlocking and you should focus your attention on getting them unlocked as fast as possible in order to begin the waiting time until you get the next one. You get keys from answering city questions, but also from completing jobs, so there are a lot of ways for you to work your way up to unlocking them.
Buy items in the information office for boosts
Go to the tourist center and check out the items they have on sale (tap around until you get the menu). The items there are expensive, but have great effects that help you a lot in the long run. It took me a while to discover the shop there and the awesome items, and I realised that I lost a lot by not getting them sooner.
Google for answers
If you play the game when you are in front of a laptop or computer and you are really fast at typing, you can cheat a little bit and google the answers. You have to be extremely fast though and it doesn’t work for all questions, but it does for some. When googling, try to use as few words as possible and look for the answer in the results page, without going to actual websites (because there is not enough time for that). It’s a close call in most cases, but I managed to get many correct answers by using this technique (not to call it a cheat, heh).
These would be for now our tips and tricks for fellow Backpacker mobile game players. Do you have other strategies or recommendations? Let us know by commenting below!