How to play guide for Transit King Tycoon
This page will serve as a basic how to play guide for Transit King Tycoon. While there is very little information available at this time, we urge you to check back often, as new information is being added all the time!
Feel free to edit this guide with any tips, tricks, and suggestions.
Basic gameplay[edit | edit source]
Now you can build your very own Transit Empire! Build a road system and transport products and commuters to cities.
Level up roads for faster traffic. Level up farms and factories for cargo loading / unloading efficiency. Level up cities for bigger product requests.
Facilities[edit | edit source]
The game starts with 1 playable area and 8 areas of the island covered by clouds. The player unlocks new areas at certain levels. The first area has 4 facilities and 2 cities. Each area brings 4 or 5 new facilities onto the player's island. The facilities on every player's island are generated randomly. Currently there are more facilities available to generate than the island's capacity.
The raw material facilities are farms (cotton farm, fishery, cattle ranch, coffee plantation, etc) and mines (gravel pit, sandpit, limestone quarry, etc). These facilities create raw materials without the need for ingredients to be delivered. The factories require the player to deliver ingredients for them to create their products. For example, Brickworks needs 2 units of limestone and 1 unit of sand to produce 1 roof tile. As the players levels up and unlocks new areas, higher tier facilities appear. These facilities require a chain of routes from raw material facilities and factories until the final product is ready for delivering to the city.
City requests[edit | edit source]
The cities begin with small requests and as they grow the request bigger deliveries. The city requests are generated randomly throughout the game. The player can choose to watch an ad to re-roll for a city request. If a route is set for a city request, this request cannot be re-rolled.
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.
Warehouses[edit | edit source]
The warehouses are places you can store goods in advance for later use. They are very useful for you to store high tier goods, so that when you need them, you won't need to create the long lines of production (from farm, to 1st facility, to 2nd facility, to 3rd facility until the final product is created to be send to your cities). Different warehouses store different type of goods.
By tapping on a warehouse or industrial building, you will see the available facilities that can store their goods in it. And the other way around, by tapping on a facility you will see which storage building can store its goods. They are not automated, you will need to assign trucks to transport goods to the storage building and later assign trucks to move the goods out of the warehouse.
Upgrade warehouses for bigger storage per item:
- 2 item slots, 100 pieces each
- 3 item slots, 200+ pieces each
- 3 item slots, 400+ pieces each
Gas station[edit | edit source]
The gas station can be filled up manually by you and it generates one volume of gas per hour. It automatically fills up vehicles that approach it empty. When selecting the gas station you will see its radius marked with green color. It is best to place the gas station near a central junction. When a truck is out of fuel and reaches the junction within the gas station's radius it will redirect and go to the gas station for a fill up. After filling up, the truck will continue its set route as before.
Bus Stops[edit | edit source]
The player unlocks 3 buses during the game. Bus stops unlock on specific levels. You can set a route to transport commuters from one bus stop to one city.
Controls[edit | edit source]
This a free to play (f2p) game for mobile devices only. The player needs to tap on the touch screen.
This game needs internet connection.
Tips and tricks[edit | edit source]
Refueling vehicles[edit | edit source]
Since fuel is limited and you need to wait for it to generate, 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.
Optimized vehicle per route numbers[edit | edit source]
You should also do a bit of math when it comes to deciding how many vehicles to send on each order. Ideally, you could have an even number of trips made by your trucks in order to complete the order.
Is a good idea to complete small orders (4-6) in one go. Larger orders can be divided 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 math before sending in the cars.