Transit King Tycoon is a mobile simulation game that takes the micromanagement game mechanics to a whole new level. Beautiful and addictive, this game is difficult to master. Therefore, we’re here to help with a bunch of Transit King Tycoon cheats and tips in our complete strategy guide.
Although it starts our relatively easy, the game gets insanely challenging fast and you really need to know what you’re doing in order to succeed. And that’s exactly what we plan on helping with by sharing a complete strategy guide for the game.
So let’s not waste a single second because we have trucks waiting to do some serious business for us! Let’s check out below some Transit King tips and tricks!
Focus on your smaller orders first
The main advantage of the smaller orders is that they can be completed quickly. That’s why you should always focus on getting these done first and often.
Of course, the larger orders give you better rewards, so you have to find a balance. And it’s all about planning, as well will discuss below. But basically, if there’s a small order for some goods that are nearby or easy to deliver, go for it!
Very large orders are for when you log off
Each city has those very large orders that require hundreds of the same product type to complete. They reward you a ton of money and XP, but also take an awful lot of time to complete.
This is why it’s best to set your trucks to focus on these orders when you’re not logged in to the game: this way, you optimize your time and can focus on the faster orders when playing and maximize revenue this way.
Level up your vehicles
Although this one’s a bit tricky as well, your vehicles should be leveled up in order to increase their fuel time and speed. However, don’t invest too much money in your starter vehicles which are slow and don’t have a lot of fuel capacity. I recommend only upgrading them to level 2.
Afterwards, when you get better vehicles, you can focus on leveling them up as you’ll be using those instead of the cheap, starting ones.
Purchase new vehicle types
New vehicles are more expensive, but they have better speeds and, more importantly, they can run for longer. This is why you should purchase the better ones as soon as possible.
My strategy is this: fill up your vehicle numbers first with your cheap ones, because it’s better to have some sort of vehicle running instead of none. Even level up these poor vehicles to level 2 in order to get more from them.
Then, as you make more money, start replacing the starting vehicles with the improved ones (Susi) until you only have those. Level them up to level 2 or maybe even three and start replacing them with the Bortworts when you unlock them. And so on. This way, you will always have all the vehicle slots filled and the best possible vehicles running as well, for maximum profits!
Level up the roads
It doesn’t matter if you have a truck going 50 an hour if your roads have speed limits. And most do! Therefore, you will have to keep upgrading your roads as well, in order to make sure that you’re always getting the maximum speed everywhere.
Always complete the nearest orders first
I have already touched that in my first tip, but I wanted to have a dedicated spot for it too. Always start by completing the orders that are nearest to the city requesting them. This way, you will make more money fast and easy!
Be smart when refueling (and use the stations)
Since fuel is limited and you need to wait for it to refuel, you should be very smart when it comes to refilling the tanks. Actually, you should do it in either of these situations, ideally both at the same time:
First, when your timer is close to zero (when the trucks are about to run out of fuel) and second, before leaving the game for a longer period of time, in order to ensure that your trucks keep working for as much as possible.
You should also take advantage of all the refuel stations that you have unlocked and refill them with fuel which basically gives you extra fuel capacity. However, you can only use these on a very specific area – so make sure that you place them on a main road, somewhere where many of your trucks will pass regularly.
Optimize vehicle per route numbers
You should also do a bit of math when it comes to deciding how many vehicles to send on each order. Ideally, you should be able to have an even number of trips made by your trucks in order to complete the order.
When we’re talking about smaller orders (4-6), it’s usually a good idea to complete them in one go. When you’re dealing with larger ones, it’s good to divide them into 2-3 trips (so if you need 10 items, send 5 trucks; if you have 21 items required, send 7 vehicles and so on).
The reason why you should do this is that the game will always use the maximum number of trucks you have assigned. So if you have an order with 1 unit left, but 9 trucks assigned, they will all load up and try to deliver that final item. This is a waste of time and fuel, so take your time and do the maths before sending in the cars.
Take your time to refill base materials
As you unlock more areas, you will start to enter the micromanagement nightmare in which you will need different types of base materials to create more complex items for shipping.
I recommend trying to stay away from dealing with these as much as possible and keep completing orders until your cities run out of them. Only then, take your time and refill the base materials to as many factories as possible. Use up those materials, then do it again. There’s simply no other way to do it!
These would be our tips and tricks for Transit King Tycoon. If you have extra suggestions for fellow players – or additional questions – don’t hesitate to let us know by commenting below.