The 'Likes' cycle
To optimize the Rate that a Muppet earns Coins, all of the "Likes" must be provided for. This is where the 'Likes' Cycle comes into play - small groups of Muppets that mutually reinforce each other's Likes.
Decorations-as-'likes' are fairly straightforward - just buy them. Easy; with the exception of the million-Coin Muppet bank-busters. For example, Pepe, Rats and the Chickens like the 5 million Coin Treasure Chest on The Ship.
- Buy all the Decorations that a Stage's Muppets like.
If the player is keeping one of every Muppets on a stage, then this strategy is unneeded; unnecessary; leading the player on; not delivering as promised; a stopped clock; a speed bump on the road to progress; a veritable 'time-parasite' if you will. So skip it.
- If all the Muppets are on a stage, then all the 'Likes' that are Muppets - they are covered.
- Special Edition Muppets have not been used as Likes.
4 Likes Good. 2 Likes BadEdit
Once low-level or low-earning Muppets are Dismissed, there needs to be a plan to keep the remaining Muppets with 4. Keeping the Cycle grouping together when other Muppets are Dismissed will accomplish this. Optimizing the Rate of earning coins can get very dicey - particularly in the Kitchen where there is not a single 'Likes' Cycle.
The basic Cycle is illustrated in the Rooftop and Big House - Mahna Mahna and Snowth 'Like' each other. So long as all their Decorations are bought, they don't require any other Muppets to earn full Rate. On a stage with only decorations, 10 Mahna Mahnas and 15 Snowths, all Muppets would still have 4.
Note: While Snowth and Mahna Mahna 'like' each other in the Muppet Theater, Snowth also 'likes' Sam Eagle, which creates a convoluted 'likes' soap opera of the low earners.
|Mahna Mahna||likes||Snowth||Sam Eagle||likes||Jax Strumley|
|Snowth||likes||Mahna Mahna||Jax Strumley||likes||Big Mo|
|Big Mo||likes||Durwood Clapper|
|Durwood Clapper||likes||Snowth &|
|Boomer||likes||Pepe||Crazy Harry||likes||1880's Robot|
|Pepe||likes||Hera Thump||1880's Robot||likes||Kizzy|
|Hera Thump||likes||Boomer||Kizzy||likes||Crazy Harry|
|Rats||like||Myron Bellows||Sam Eagle||likes||The Newsman|
|Myron Bellows||likes||Fozzie||The Newsman||likes||Sam Eagle|
|Chickens||like||Swedish Chef||Mahna Mahna||likes||Snowth|
|Swedish Chef||likes||Chickens||Snowth||likes||Mahna Mahna|
A Muppet That Likes Themself?Edit
In the Big House, Constantine, Miss Piggy, and Durwood Clapper each like four decorations - they stand alone. A stage with 20 Constantines or 30 Durwood Clappers would have all their Likes and earn top Coin.
Try the same idea on The Ship, and the player would require the 'Like' Cycle strategy.
'Likes' Cycle At WorkEdit
On The Ship, Hera Thump has the highest Rate of Coins per Dressing Room. Assuming 1 1/2 hr period between the collection of Coins (arrived at in My Best Collection Times) and 12 hours of gameplay:
What produces the most coins?
- 30 Hera Thumps; or 26 Hera Thumps, Pepe, and a Boomer?
- 20 Crazy Harrys; or 19, plus a Boomer and an 1880's Robot?
|MUPPET||12 Hr INCOME||TOTAL|
|1||1880's Robot||39,040 1|
1 - using 8x maximum to pro-rate for 15 min max-out.Note: These are not the highest combinations possible, just an example of improving the outcome with 'Like' Cycles.