Monday, January 15, 2007

Flash Element TD - Final Battles

Fire Storm

Well this blog article is a bit off topic, but it's a how-to. Last week, I found this game on digg.com. It's a flash game based Warcraft TD game inspired by Elemental TD for WarcraftIII. It got popular really fast. Because of its popularity, the game author(s) is updating the game almost daily. The game is quite addicting. Anyway, I decided to have some fun with the game. I wanted to build crazy last battle (Level 38). So far, I got all Fire Element Towers scene. I wanted to do screencast of all my final battles, but I haven't found a free screencast software I can use on my Mac, so I settle for screenshots. I'm planning to do "All Arrow Towers", "All Earth Towers", "All Cannon Towers". I'll update with more screenshots later.

Before we can do that, we need to build up a lot of money to afford to setup the last battle. So far, this is my strategy to save as much money as possible before the last battle. I usually can get to about 20,000 coins using the following strategy.


Rockets in my pocket (UPDATE: 1/18/2007)


These guys (kids) didn't make past the lower right corner on Round 39.
Ok, I'm using another coin accumulating strategy ("Interest" only upgrade to Round 28). There are 5 woods upgrade you can get in the game. To get rocket towers, you need one of each elements (fire, earth, water). So, do the first 2 upgrade as interest and the rest with the elements. Follow the mentioned guide up to round 21 and upgrade to fire. Use fire towers to get you to round 35. After round 35, I used the rocket towers exclusively. In round 22, use 2 fire towers (lvl4) and sell down to 1 on the boss 2nd pass.
  • Round 23-24: use 1 fire tower (lvl4)
  • Round 25-31: use 2 fire towers (lvl4)
  • Round 32: 4 fire towers
  • Round 33 (boss): 9 fire towers. sell down to 5 towers towards the end.
  • Round 34: 5 fires
  • Round 35: 7 fires
Upgrade and now you can start building rockets, start with 2 upgraded towers

Play the game here



Build your money strategy (OLD: 1/11/2007)
I'm pretty sure other folks have a better path, because I see crazy high scores of 60K+. The general path is get to level 7, buy Fire tower with wood and buy "Interest" with the rest. There are 3 boss levels, I usually ignore them. I try to kill them in 2 rounds.


Round 1: Build a Level 2 Arrow tower(AT).


Round 2: Upgrade Arrow to level 3. (note: Sometime the last monster escape, I wouldn't worry too much about it. You can buy back that life later)

Round 5: Add second Arrow (level 3)


Round 6: Add 3rd Arrow tower(level 2)


Round 8: Buy Fire Elemental and the rest of the wood, buy interest.
Round 9: Upgrade 3rd Arrow to level 3

Round 10: Add 1st Fire Tower


Round 13: Add 2nd Fire Tower

Round 16: Sell 1st Arrow tower and replace it with Fire Tower
Round 17 : Sell 2nd Arrow tower and replace it with Fire Tower



Round 18: Upgrade 1st Fire Tower(FT) to level 2. Sell 3rd Arrow tower and replace it with Fire Tower.

Round 19: Upgrade FT1 and FT2 to level2
Round 21: Upgrade all FT to level2

Round 26: Add the 6th FT and upgrade the 1st FT to level2


From now on, the strategy is to reinforce these 6 positions with more Fire Towers.

Round 30: Add 2 more FT(lvl2)


Round 32: Add 4 more FT(lvl2)


Round 32 (Boss): Add more


Round 36: and upgrade and add more. I pretty much have all the FT at least level2 and level3. It may be overkill. Adjust to your need.


Round 37: Add more. You should have 20k in coins after this round.


The Setup - Spend at will.


The final battle




69 comments:

Daryl said...

1. Your screen shots get out of sequence after round 13.

2. Following your guide gets you killed after round 35. Upgrades are therefore required before round 35, not round 36 as you have listed.

Excellent guide!

Anonymous said...

Excellent guide!
40,000 points gained ;)

Moradin said...

"Round 18: Upgrade 1st Fire Tower(FT) to level 2"
and again
"Round 19: Upgrade FT1 and FT2 to level2"
I must 2 times Upgrade FT1 to lvl 2

Damaged Tree said...

daryl,
Thanks for pointing out my errors. I'll fix it.

I didn't realize you can get 40K points. Anyway, I see people posting 60,000 or more points now. Maybe a new strategy is need to get to those levels.

Anonymous said...

You can overlay Fire Towers half a tower width on top of each other; they still shoot. Just make sure you upgrade before one gets hidden.

folktrash said...

Excellent post. Quality information, approipriate screenshots. Couple typos, eh :)

Thanks!

pme said...

i didn't have the pictures to go by but i got 29k in points :D torched those kids >:)

TarTooob said...

Wooohoo, amazing guide man, thanks alot :)

Anonymous said...

I love this guide it rocks, I easily beat the game, deviating from the guide slightly. I tried do an all arrow tower guide, but by lvl 21 I had spent all my money buying lvl 3 arrow towers. Unfortunately do survive you have to keep buying more.

Analysis: Do not attempt an all arrow tower game

Jayson said...

I wouldn't advise an all Air game, seeing as how Air levels only come up 3 or 4 times. An all Cannon battle might be fun, but you'd have to buy Air every so often and then sell them again.

Anonymous said...

Cool! This made me win!

Damaged Tree said...

Thanks for the comments and compliments. I'm actually using a different technique to accumulate a lot of coins towards the higher levels. This is based on other folks posting on the new Element TD forum. I was able to use cannons, air and arrow towers to get to level 28 with interest only upgrade. I'll take some screenshots later tonight and post another walk through based on this technique

King Galax said...

The whole Tipps are good..i never thought that it is so easy to win...i thought atlvl 5 i will die but i won the game.i built the towers like you said and it did the job very good.

VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY GOOD TIPPS.

Exterminatus said...

it was funny, 32k points

sayko said...

great strategy... saved me a lot of sleepless nights. haha. kidding ;)

Anonymous said...

Bravo, this is cool!

Gareth said...

ace.
this Pwns!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

doesnt. work for me man you have like in round 32 15k cash me like 100 lol.. :S a cheat or somthing?

adamo said...

thanks to the cool guide!

teun said...

It dosnt work over here... too bad :)

Anonymous said...

can someone tell me the url for the game i can't find the version you are using!

Scooter said...

http://novelconcepts.co.uk/FlashElementTD/

Anonymous said...

at round 26 something is wrong Round 19: Upgrade FT1 and FT2 to level2
Round 21: Upgrade all FT to level2

Round 26: Add the 6th FT and upgrade the 1st FT to level2

round 21 upgrade all to lvl 2 and round 26 upgrade 1st to lvl 2 (does it mean i need to make it lvl 3??)

Anonymous said...

Good stuff, I just got 40k with this tactic. Think I overspent a bit towards the later levels tough.

danny xD said...

heyy man great guide = ]] the ones who failed your guide are noobs = P xD

Anonymous said...

how do u buy lives?????

Anonymous said...

And what about scoreing, how to get 299K??? Anyone?

Anonymous said...

I dont know how to get so many g so i can buy and upgrade??

Anonymous said...

ok wtf i followed ur guide and got only 16k score wats up with that i lost only 15 lives and followed it to perfect angle everything and got 16k tell me wats up with that

Anonymous said...

u r all mongs

Anonymous said...

hey thankyou i got 36k of points
and 2k of money left back

Anonymous said...

42K following the guide to a t! Great job. I have a guy in my office who has been playing this game, and he still can't break 10K!
My little secret

Anonymous said...

this is the way it should bye XD
very nice tips dude i got over almost 40k pointsXDXDXD

Anonymous said...

this sucks to hard to follow

Anonymous said...

Quite An Excellent Guide.I Won The Game Like 15 Times and with no lives lost. :P :P :P No Cheats!

ur_fan said...

Cool i got around 29k if i am not wrong,with most lv2,then lv 3 n 4,left with ard 10k+ and 172 life

andraz_SLO said...

where did u get so much money ???

Ryan Thompson said...

20,000 Gold right after round 37??? what the hell? Uh, no!

Anonymous said...

Worked pretty well, better than anyother guide I have tried, got 30k total score, too bad you cant really get anywhere with all the hackers lol

Anonymous said...

I only beat the game once before with 4 lives and 6k points, now I beat is with 108 lives and 20k points.

Anonymous said...

LOVE UR GUIDE! i made number 165, im in the tops :) i love ur guide

Anonymous said...

you're the best man!!! rank 105 right now, mytymyke, thanks for the guide. you're a genius

Anonymous said...

Thanks dude, you are an expert !!! Follow exaclty to your guide and got 40k + gold - very useful guide

Anonymous said...

Well your strategy isn't that bad, but it is possible to score 250+ with cannons and only upgrading increase

Anonymous said...

used this guide got 39K the first time, 45K the second time and 48k the third time only deviated in the final round and bought a few less tower upgrades. excellent guide..

Anonymous said...

I used only water cannons and i have the highest score ever. peace sucker bitches d & d master

Anonymous said...

295K+ guide can be seen here:

http://www.almat-computers.co.uk/element_td/

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Anonymous said...

Brilliant Guide!
I got about 32000 Points!

V2Dragon said...

Wow, I didn't realise I could win the game with fire only! I thought I had to use rockets...(lol)
Anyways, its lvl 7 fire, the rest interest btw.
Nice Guide! But please put in tips on how to get a higher score!
;)V2Dragon

Anonimous said...

Excellent website. Good work. Very useful. I will bookmark!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Thanks! got so much tip! =) Got 47k Points! =) heheheh! - Malchay

Anonymous said...

I waited until lvl 14 to get FT. I use 4 or 5 lvl 3 arrows until that time.

jackie said...

"Round 8: Buy Fire Elemental and the rest of the wood, buy interest."

How are you buying fire element (I.E. Researching (using wood) Fire, and buying interest (using wood) in one level?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the guide. My high score using some small variations of this strategy is 71,618.

ryan said...

godlike walktrough!!! i only got 12,000 points!♦♦™

Michael said...

im mikjim525@msn.com if u want 2 get 60k and more pm me

ADW said...

Followed the guide exactly as you had it, never buying anything other than the first few arrow towers that I sold back. Always die on lv 37-38, never break 5k pts, and usualy have no gold(I have 20 lives left up till that point, but the deamons are too much and most leak though, so not losing gold on that)

I also have MANY MANY less towers than you. Was there a change in the game that would affect your stragerty so much?

Luke said...

Excellent guide, although i find it better not to waste all your money on ''THE LAST LEVEL'' but wait and then upgrade all the fire towers in the middle to lvl 4 for the level ''U IS PRO''

thanks a lot
Luke

Play_Game_kid said...

is very addicting for me that game

Dreamer said...

Thank you SO much! This guide is FANTASTIC!! I've used it multiple times, and it's just GREAT!

Playing the game from this particular page won't allow you to reach high score, just so y'all know. If you want your high score logged, you need to play it from here:

http://novelconcepts.co.uk/FlashElementTD/play.asp

Anonymous said...

9i got a score of over 260k by onoly using cannons and interest upgrades with every upgrade i got to choose, its rather easy and you lose only about 1 life during the whole game...

Anonymous said...

how can you kill the air stuff with canons?

London Stu said...

Any updates to this game, that was posted back a year ago?

If you program like me then I guess you've left it which would be a shame.

ephraim said...

i've got 44K points with 20K+ golds.. thanks for the guid.. how about using rockets?? same strategy??

Anonymous said...

I died at round 30 doing everything you said, but it seems to work for everyone else. I don't get it.

Anonymous said...

i got 29k pts ty for the guide i played the old vers and died around lvl 31