How To Get Better At Any iOS Game

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The iPhone is quickly becoming the most popular mobile gaming device, with thousands of games available on the app store, and more being released every day. The hardware capabilities of smartphones and tablets are improving so drastically, the potential for mobile games has gone up immensely. And as games become bigger, more competitive features are added, such as leaderboards, achievements, and online multiplayer. And with competition comes desire to get better. There are a few things you can do that will help you improve at any iOS game, no matter the genre.


Practice Makes Perfect

The old saying definitely applies when it comes to improving your game. If you really want to get good at a specific game, practice, practice, practice. Learn the ins and outs of the games, effective strategies for overcoming specific obstacles, learn the game world, how your character is controlled, etc. Skill is developed through practice. Don’t expect to jump right into a game and be great. At the same time, practicing extensively can bore you, so make sure you’re having fun. Creating challenges for yourself, such as getting a hard achievement, or beating a certain score, can help ease the boredom and give you motivation to practice more. The more you practice, the less mistakes you’ll make.

Improve Your Reflexes

Reflexes are a vital part to a lot of game genres such as shooters, arcade, or racing games. Being able to react to something that happens in game quickly will give you a very strong advantage over other players. If you want to be good at a game, do not relax and take it easy. Your brain needs to be active, ready to react to something unexpected.

Ask Questions

Never leave yourself unsure about something in a game. Not only will knowing potentially give you an advantage, thinking about the question while you’re playing will distract you and you will have a harder time keeping focus. As mentioned earlier, having the ability to react quickly is vital to many games, which is harder to do when you are thinking about some question you may have.

Watch The Pros

Okay, maybe not every game really has professional players, but if there’s someone better than you at it, and they have footage of them playing, watch it. Examine their strategies and the way they play, and take bits of it. Use some of their technique for yourself, do it correctly, and you’re sure to improve.

Learn How Games Work

When I originally started programming back in 2011, and I learned how code came together to make video games work, it completely changed the way I played games. When I was younger, and not as smart, playing games on my original Playstation, I remember spending hours try to force a glitch in the game to get me into an area I had not yet unlocked. Little did I know that even if I did somehow glitch my way into that area of the map (which I never ended up doing, by the way,) I would be greeted by… nothing. It was a huge waste of time. When you learn game programming, you learn a lot about what is and what is not able to happen in video games, which could potentially save you a lot of time or effort.



What tips do you have for improving your game? Let everybody know in the comments.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    This is great! Very well written, and good advice.

  2. I can some up this whole article in 3 words: Use common sense. Whoever says its good advice is lying to make you feel better.

    • Hello,

      I’m sorry you were unable to gain knowledge from this article. However, many other people have. If you have any other tips that may not be as well known, feel free to share. The iOSUniverse community would sure appreciate your contribution!

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