Welcome to Mystic Falls! Fans of the television show The Vampire Diaries are likely aware of the importance of the town’s history, and this importance is also exemplified in the game. The main goal of the game is to unlock all of the mysteries of Mystic Falls, and also some truths about the main characters.
Players become students at the Mystic Falls high school and are therefore peers of the main characters.
Vampire Diaries - OVERVIEW
The game does not require a great amount of skill. Characters pop up every time a new quest is set and they let you know where you have to go – there is a map that must be used to determine your next location and, once found, you have to “erase” fog (simply click on predefined hexagonal areas) from the landscape in order to find the tools for your quest.
In order to continue to erase the fog, players must have energy which can be picked up along the way. The problem is that players run out of energy rather quickly and the only way to continue playing is to pay money to purchase more life in the game. As erasing the fog is purely about luck (if you have 30 spots to erase but only 10 tries left, it is luck whether you find the hidden tools), it can really take away from the enjoyment of the game. Energy is renewed by one ‘shot’ every three minutes, however, it is not enough to keep playing. Most players will have to either purchase more playing time or wait 24 hours to begin the game again.
Fans of the show will really enjoy the high quality graphics that depict the characters and the trivia moments that allow an interaction with them. The characters pop up to give tips on where to go next and to remind players what they are looking for, however, those who are not fans of the show might find the nature of erasing the fog one click at a time somewhat boring.
Vampire Diaries - STRATEGY
Along the way you can collect water bottles – these will give you extra energy. As you progress through the game, the types of food or drink that you are offered begins to vary. In general, whenever a new symbol is uncovered, be sure to click on it. They will be stored in a backpack for later use. When you run out of energy, go to that backpack to see if any of the tokens you have collected can lengthen your game.
The quests often involve players collecting a group of items by clicking on the fog. The fog is in hexagonal shapes, and one click erases a defined amount. Though the game can be short for new players, as you continue to level up, your stamina increases allowing the game to last longer.
Vampire Diaries - TIPS, HINTS & CHEATS
Players can cash in the coins that they win to help with the game – add-ons like adding ten seconds to the length of time of your quiz, or having one answer given can help you progress through the game.
Inviting other friends when pop-ups appear can add stamina, extending the length of your game.
Purchasing stamina is also a possibility. Purchased stamina lasts longer than what is given for free during the game.
Antiques, food and nut collections can be traded in for vervain tea and lemonade.