Dead Trigger Cheats And Tips

Dead Trigger, the long-awaited zombie first-person shooter from Madfinger Games, features some of the coolest graphics we've seen on a handheld device. That said, we strongly suggest keeping your eyes on the undead instead of the pretty environments, lest you become a hot lunch. With this in mind, we put together a Dead Trigger cheats and tips guide that'll help you survive the apocalypse, at least for a little while.

Cheat Your Way To Victory Via In-App Purchases

Sure, you could do things the old-fashioned way and grind it out to amass tons of virtual loot, but it'll take days and perhaps weeks to afford the best weapons and gear. With this in mind, don't be afraid to spend a little green. Dead Trigger features in-app purchases that'll help you grab tons of cash and gold without breaking the bank. On that note, here's what you can buy.

Money: 40,000 ($0.99), 150,000 ($2.99), 350,000 ($4.99), 800,000 ($9.99).

Gold: 200 ($0.99), 650 ($2.99), 1,200 ($4.99), 2,600 ($9.99), 4,000 ($12.99).

Zombies Move Quicker Than You Think

Don't let all those zombie films trick you into thinking the undead shamble around like old people. The creatures in Dead Trigger power walk and always make a beeline towards their prey, namely you. Remember, you can't sprint, so don't let one or a group of these suckers gain the advantage.

Check Your Rear

It's easy to fall into the habit of pressing onward and blasting whatever zombies appear in front of you. This isn't the best strategy, as the buggers tend to pop up from multiple locations and have no qualms executing sneak attacks. In other words, turn around once and a while.

Always Go For Headshots, But There's A Catch

Seems logical, right? Decades of zombie movies, novels and video games have taught us that the head is the best way to put down the undead for good. The same holds true in Dead Trigger, except sometimes, it may take another round from a weaker gun to penetrate their rotted skulls. Just because you nailed one with a single bullet doesn't mean you killed it. Be cautious.

Take Madfinger's Advice

Before heading into a mission, Dead Trigger's developers list the recommended weapon to get the job done. If it's in your arsenal and/or you can afford it, take their advice.

Items And Upgrades Will Save Your Life

Yes, we know it's tempting to always splurge on weapons, but items and character upgrades are essential to beating the tougher stages. On that note, stock up on bandages, zombie bait, frag grenades and gun turrets on the item side, and definitely look into equipping additional weapon slots while also improving your radar and ammo supply.

Watch The Radar

Radar comes in handy for search and retrieval missions where the goal is to locate objects and bring them to a certain point, both of which show up on the top right corner of the screen. Otherwise, you're just wandering around aimlessly.

Use Explosive Barrels Strategically

Ah yes, the explosive barrel, friend to all first-person fanatics. Don't waste these instant kills. Instead, trick a few zombies into following you (an easy task), wait for the freaks to get close and blow them up.

Be Mindful Of Ammo

It's fun to slaughter countless zombies with an M4, but remember, that ammo goes quickly unless you're into short controlled bursts, which you definitely should be. Watch that ammo counter to see how many bullets you have left, and pick up dropped ammunition whenever possible.

Remember, You'll Earn Special Rewards

Sometimes, Madfinger will throw you a bone with some free grenades, mechanical cutters and other useful things. Don't forget about these items, and equip them before heading into the danger zone.

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