Marvel Future Fight is probably the most complete Marvel-themed Android game ever launched. It reminds me of Avengers: Ultimate Alliance, although UA’s gameplay is rich, deeper and more entertaining than the mobile beat ‘em up. The game offers plenty of collectible superheroes, each having its own 3D profile and animated action sequence.
Gameplay is somewhere between a traditional free-to-play that relies on energy and an action-RPG. Missions are fairly linear. You travel from point A to point B beating up bad guys and finally run into a boss.
Boss fights are the most exciting part of gameplay because you get to confront a variety of supervillains from the Marvel universe. There are some twists and turns in between missions and some dialogues exchanged between superheroes, giving you an idea of the entire storyline.
Marvel Future Fight is quite easy to play, but you may need to make your team stronger if you want to win missions. These tips and tricks will help you build a powerful team, get higher team bonuses, choose the correct control system, find biometric locations and beat up powerful villains by taking less damage.
1. Try to Mix Up Heroes to Get Higher Team Bonus
Adding heroes to your team will give you team bonus, which boosts your team’s attack and defense stats. However, some team bonuses provide higher stats than others.
In my case, having Iron Man, Black Widow and Hawkeye on my team boosted my team’s attack and defense by 1.6 percent. I mixed up my team formation a bit and replaced Hawkeye with Captain America. My team’s attack stats got a +1.5% boost.
Clearly the first formation proved more beneficial for my team than the second one. Always try and experiment to get that perfect team combo to achieve higher attack and defense rates.
2. Which Control is Better: One-Touch or Control Pad?
There are two types of controls: One-Touch and Control Pad. If you select One-Touch, you will need to tap on the screen to move and attack. With the control pad, you will need to use your left and right thumb to move and attack enemies.
Choose the control type that suits your play style. However, I found the on-screen control pad much better than One-Touch. I have complete control of my hero’s movements and can attack multiple enemies by taking less damage. Since Marvel: FF is a plain button masher; the control pad will be more suitable for gamers than the one-touch system.
If you have selected the control pad system, you just need to press the big attack button once and your hero will automatically choose his/her target. You must press the attack button once again if the enemy is killed. I just keep on pressing the attack button if I am surrounded by multiple enemies or use skills to eliminate them all at once.
3. Where to Find Biometric Location of Your Heroes
Biometrics can not only be used for recruiting new heroes but also for ranking up recruited heroes. Collect their biometrics and rank them up to increase their overall stats. You will also get to unlock additional skills if your hero reaches a certain rank.
You can find out where your hero’s biometric is located by going to Home> Inventory > Biometrics tab and tap on a hero’s profile pic with a number on it. You will find two buttons on the Item Info section: Sell and Location.
Tap on the second button to find out elite missions that need to be completed in order to get his/her biometrics. Tapping on some hero profiles won’t show the location as they are available via Dimension Rifts, Chests or Tokens.
4. Choose a Hero with a “Type” Stronger Than the Main Boss and His Minions
In Marvel: Future Fight, each hero and villain belong to a special “type”. There are 4 Hero Types: Combat, Blast, Speed and Universal. Each type is stronger or weaker than the other. The correct hero type sequence is as follows:
a. Combat (Red Fist icon) is stronger than Speed (Green Arrow icon)
b. Speed is stronger than Blast (Blue Hand icon)
c. Blast is stronger than Combat
d. Universal type is Neutral
Now how to make the most of these hero types: Memorize the chart above and before tapping on the “Start” button to begin your battle, look to your left to find the list of bosses and their minions your heroes will encounter in the arena. You can see their type on their profile pictures. Note down their types.
Now go to My Team and choose heroes with the opposite type. When battling minions, just switch to a hero whose type is stronger than their type. Once you reach the boss’ layout, quickly switch to a stronger hero type. You can switch to a hero anytime by tapping on his/her profile pic located on the left hand corner of the screen.
5. Give Your Hero Some Rest to get Best Condition Status
Add a new hero to your team to give your current hero some rest. This will help him achieve “Best Condition” after some time. Heroes with the “Best Condition” status collect extra gold and EXP points for at least 10 missions.
They also gain more EXP when you use EXP chips to level them up quickly. Remember that giving your old hero some rest and adding a new hero to your team will alter the team bonus stats. So make sure you use replace your current hero with a hero of the same type to keep team bonus intact.
6. Reason Why Should You Go For a Gear Upgrade First
You should always go for a gear upgrade because materials for ranking up gear can be easily acquired by completing normal missions. Even if you replay a normal mission several times, you will find it much easier to complete than elite missions. Of course that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t play the latter.
You will receive bigger rewards, including biometrics. The best strategy would be to play and replay normal missions, complete them to collect gear materials, upgrade gear to make your heroes more powerful and then play Elite missions.
7. Hero Gear: Upgrade Tips
Go to My Team, select a hero from the list at the bottom of the screen and tap on Gear. No matter what hero you choose, you will have four items to upgrade and each upgrade will improve your hero’s physical attack, physical defense, attack speed/critical hit, skill cool down, HP etc.
Make sure your hero has reached the required level before upgrading his gear.
You have the freedom to choose the gear you want to upgrade but it would be wiser to upgrade the first two gear items – Basic Attack and Body Suit first. Upgrading the first two gear items will ensure more damage to enemies while your hero takes less damage when attacked.
8. Visit the Shop Daily to Draw Free Heroes, Biometrics and ISO-8
There’s one free Dimension Chest that can be opened daily. You may receive a hero, biometrics (for unlocking heroes) or ISO-8 to make your heroes stronger. Tap on the “Free” button to get a surprise reward every day.
9. Upgrade Hero Skills
Each hero has a unique skill that can inflict massive damage to enemies. Some do area of effect damage and can be extremely useful if you are surrounded by multiple enemies. Always upgrade your skills after each level or mission.
Tap on your Hero’s profile pic on the bottom of the My Team page and tap on “Skills”. Next, tap on the plus sign to see how many coins will be required for a skill level-up. Each tap will increase level and the total coin amount. Upgrade each hero’s unlocked skills. Don’t just focus on one skill.
10. Daily Log-Ins Give You More Than Just Coins and Materials
Besides daily log-in bonuses, you also get a chance to participate in some events that just require to “check-in” daily to unlock powerful heroes.
For example: You can unlock and recruit Iron Man Mark 44 (Hulkbuster) if you log-in daily for 7 consecutive days. Each day you will get 2 free biometrics and 4 each on 5th, 6th and 7th day. Don’t forget to claim biometrics and other rewards via the mail box before they expire.