Guide: Angry Birds Transformer
It’s all about the correct targeting
Just like in a regular Angry Birds game, targeting the weakest link on the structure is what you should do. Look at the structures you’re facing and hit the spot that will cause the most damage: usually, the glass tiles are the best choice, but if they are poorly placed and taking them down wouldn’t bring down the entire structure, it might be wisest to go for the wooden ones. TNT crates are no brainers, so always go for them when you see them (and sometimes look for signs that they are hidden – usually behind large, square glass bits).
Know everything about your Transformers
They all have different stats and approaches to the game: Optimus in quick, for example, but weak when shooting. Soundwave has a more powerful shot, but it recharges slower. All transformers have different stats and you should know them before starting a mission in order to use their advantages to the maximum.
Always upgrade Transformers
It’s pretty difficult to know which Transformer to upgrade (since they might be required for a missions), but the golden rule of thumb is to upgrade them all in the order you’re getting them. While one is upgraded, you still have the others available for missions, so it doesn’t really matter that much which one is stuck. Look on the map, if you have more missions available and see which Transformers are required to take part in them, then start upgrading the Transformer that’s not needed (or the one that’s getting a “Hard” difficulty on a mission in order to beat it).
I know that it’s extremely spectacular to blow off the TNT boxes in the background and bag on the coins, but pigs that shoot at you should be your main priority: the flying ones, for example, can only be shot directly, so you should take care of them first. Then focus on bringing down other pigs that can cause you damage and only in the end take care of the pigs that just stand there and do nothing.
Want more coins? Shoot everything!
The more destruction you cause, the more coins you will get in Angry Birds Transformers. From floating toys to structures in the background, everything that can be shot and destroyed will give you extra coins. A bonus comes from the Golden Boxes which give you even more coins than regular targets.
Use your doublers smartly!
You can sometimes watch a video to double your mission’s rewards. I know that you are tempted to go for this as soon as it’s available, but don’t rush things as you will not be able to do this every time you play. Instead, wait to get a really nice mission with a solid reward, both in terms of pigs and coins and only then get the mission doubler. You get more bang for your time!
Use your partners smartly!
It seems that you have to be smart on many occasions when playing the game. Such is the case of summoning a partner, which can really help you throughout a mission if you bring them in at the right time. And a right time will be that moment when the screen is swamped with enemies and structures that you can’t take out alone. Bring the friend in and their transformer will make a great entrance damaging (or completely destroying) all structures and pigs around. Plus, they will stick around for a while, helping you shoot things down. The higher the level of the friend’s Transformer, the better for you!
Check out the health before a mission
A thing that most players usually ignore before starting a mission is their Transformer’s health. It is shown right after you tap the icon to start a mission, above the Play button. If your Transformer’s health is not full, you might want to wait it out to have a clear shot at winning the missions.
Even more coins in Angry Birds Transformers
Sometimes, you will only need a bunch of extra coins in the game and I found a way of getting there a bit faster: fail a mission. If you fail, all the pigs you have collected will be reset to zero, but you will get to keep all the coins and you will be allowed to replay the same mission (so it doesn’t go away like with other missions). The downside here is that you can’t replay it right away because your Transformer’s health will be depleted and recharging costs more than you are getting, but you can wait and get some extra coins too next time you play. It’s a waiting game anyway and any bonus that you can get is pretty useful!
Aim at Ice Blocks and TNT Crates
You can destroy ice blocks in one single hit. Most rickety ice/wood/stone frameworks will have ice blocks located at the bottom. Target them first. For stronger buildings made from wood and stones, target the wooden base. It may take maximum 2-3 hits to destroy it. Targeting fragile spots of a building is the best way to take out multiple pigs at once.
Tap on a TNT crate each time you spot one. Some TNT crates might be hidden behind wooden planks or large ice blocks. Take them out first and then aim at a crate.
Level-Up Transformers to Unlock Special Weapons and Armor
Upgrading heroes also lets players unlock special weapons and armor. For example: upgrading the Red Bird (Optimus Prime) to level 4 will unlock the Energon Shield.
The Energon shield recharges when the Red Bird fires at metallic trees, houses and other structures and when it fills up, all the player has to do is tap on it to have a protective shield around the red bird. The extra armor will be around him for a few seconds. You can recharge the shield several times, but only when you fire at a metallic structure.