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CSI Crime City – New FB Game!

Submitted by on December 23, 2010 – 00:212 Comments

Good news to all you CSI fans out there! CSI Crime City is now available at your Facebook where you can indulge in case solving just like your hero forensics do in the TV show. I’ve played all the CSI games I could find from PC games to PSP games, even mobile games. Could hardly believe that the developers have created a CSI game on Facebook too! It’s amazing.

Crime-based games are normally simple to play. If you are playing the PC version, you’re required to do a some thinking to finding clues and solving the cases. But if you are playing the mobile version, you’ll need to use little brain juice to solve the mystery as it’s all practically comes with optional features. So it’s the same with CSI Crime City. How complicated can it be? Well, not at all.

CSI Crime City is a relatively easy game to play. It’s a matter of clicking items instead of thinking of solutions. And the first few cases are so easy to solve, even a kid can score it. But seeing that this game is time consuming, yes, one could easily be addicted to spend hours and hours on the game. But a CSI fan wouldn’t mind it one bit, I am sure.

The game always starts with the crime scene. No matter which cases you begin your game with, the crime scene is the first page you land on after choosing a case. Of course, there is a short playout of the victims and suspects before the game starts so that you get a rough idea on what might have taken place. From this vague idea, you start investigating to solve the case – just like the TV show. Here are some game tips from my 2-day gaming experience on CSI Crime City.

Strategize Your Move. Time is very limited in CSI Crime City. Every action you take will burn up energy points. And each energy point requires 90 seconds to be replenished. So it would require a lot of waiting time before you get the full energy bar again. You can either purchase coffee drinks for instant energy restoration. Or you can strategize your moves. At the crime scene, you may occasionally come across arrows that act as clues to guide you to the evidence. Following these clues help you to take lesser step, thus, lesser energy points are required.

Score The Mini Games. Another way to gain energy fast without purchasing coffee drinks is through the mini games that randomly appear when you are searching your crime scene. These games are usually either pairing of symbols within a limited time or similar concept. The better you score, the better coffee types you receive which provides you with even more energy points.

Upgrade/Buy Tools Only When You Need It. There are many equipments and tools you will need in order to process your crime scene. The best way to do it is to purchase or upgrade tools only when the need arises. This way you get to save your fundings for other purposes like upgrading your crime lab. But an upgraded tool helps to process evidence faster, which means you require lesser energy points to function. I would suggest upgrading only when you need it cause not all tools are used in all cases.

Flip Every Square On Your Crime Scene. Do this only if you have enough energy points. Be tactful in deciding between following clues and checking each square. Some of these squares contain game boost and energy booster. And you’ll get experience points for searching on every square. With experience points, you can be promoted to the next level, which means your energy bar is restored automatically. I only do this when I am waiting for the evidence to be processed by the lab.

Visit Your Friends’ Lab. Why? Cause you get to collect coffee drinks from them which you can use to restore your energy points. Just a simple way to gain more energy points so that you can proceed in the game with a shorter time.

Originally written by Gina Yap Lai Yoong ©2010

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