The long awaited SAO Code Register is finally here (currently on Android first). I’m pretty sure many of you will pick up the game thus here’s a quick run through on the menus and basic game play.
1. AP – Action Point / Stamina
2. EXP – Experience
3. Gem – Cash Currency (use for premium Gacha, expansion of inventory and recharge AP)
4. Gold – Ingame Currency (use for upgrading and crafting)
5. Information – News / Notice
8. Main Menu
9. Character (card) Menu
10. Crafting page
12. Top-up gems/Expand Inventory/Recharge AP
13. Social Menu
1. Party Screen
2. View your characters
3. Equipment Page
4. Upgrade character level
5. Upgrade character’s skill
6. Sell cards
1. Crafting Page
2. Enchant/Upgrade Equipment
3. Increase Equipment rarity
4. Material Page
5. Consumable setup
6. Craft Consumables
7. View/Sell Consumables
1. Top-up Gems
2. Expand Inventory
3. Recharge AP
1. Friend List
2. Search for friends
3. Waiting List
4. Gifts (You can send materials to your friends)
5. Referral Page (external page)
Basic Game Play
Sword Art Online Code Register is a tap battle mobile game similar to Brave Frontier. Players only need to tap their characters to initiate attack. Sliding the character portrait up north will activate its active skill while sliding south will activate it’s buff. Unlike Brave Frontier, SAO allows players to customize their character’s power by introducing crafting into the game. Since the background story of SAO is a MMO, crafting in this game plays a big part in character’s strength.
The game only has 3 different elements. Fire > Earth > Water > Fire
STR – Melee Damage
VIT – Physical Defense
INT – Magic Damage (Character skill BS)
MEN – Magic Defense
There are 2 different types of skills in the game:
1. Character Skills (cannot be upgraded)
2. Weapon Mastery (can be upgraded by feeding weapons to the character)
BS – Character skills is charged when your character gets hit by the enemy. Swipe down to activate the character’s skill. Skills can be buffs, AOE or heals
SS – Weapon Mastery is where you hit a single enemy with a flashy attack. Skill will be charged as you hit the enemy. Swipe up to activate Weapon Skill.
In SAOCR, there are 3 different ways to strengthen your character:
1. Leveling characters through fighting or feeding cards.
2. Equip good weapons.
3. Feed weapon cards to upgrade weapon mastery.
As mentioned earlier, crafting plays an important part in enhancing your character’s strength. Each character has his own weapon type. It is important you find out what your character can carry before crafting. Similar to most MMORPG, crafting in SAOCR gives random stats to the equipment. Players must constantly farm materials and craft to get the best weapons.
Unlike most games where you feed the same card to increase the card skill, SAOCR works differently where players will feed their unwanted weapons to the characters to increase it’s weapon mastery.
There are a total of 4 different grades/rarity the weapons; 「良品」、「上品」、「最上」、「極上」(White > Green > Blue > Red).
You can get the upgrade hammer from the friendship Gacha for the 2 upgrades. The last upgrade (blue>red) requires a hammer which can only be obtained from premium Gacha (yes, it’s forcing you to spend). You can get a hammer with every x number of gacha.
The better the rarity, the more stats it adds per level however, higher rarity weapons has a lower chance of acquiring all 5 bonus attributes.
The combo system for the game can be very complicated especially at later stages where the game gets tougher. There are 2 requirements that will affect the combo to stack or not.
1. The attacker’s element can be the same as the previous attacker.
2. The attacker’s element must be the “stronger” element against the previous attacker (1. Fire 2. Water 3. Earth. 4. Fire) <—- tap in this Order.
Take note: When doing combos, you must take into account of the enemies element in the attacking order as the combo bar is shared between the player and the enemy. Also, the combo’s added damage affects both the Player and Enemy, it is important to take note when to end the combo so that you will not get killed by the enemy. Maximum added damage is 200%.
That’s all I have for you. Please leave your questions in the comments below so that I know what to expand on the guide.