Game currency. General information.
Megabucks can be received in game for gaining new experience levels and for regular visiting of the game. You can add megabucks by clicking the “Add megabucks” button and following the instructions. You cannot exchange coins for megabucks. It is not possible to give coins and megabucks to your friends, but you can buy presents for them in the shop. You can also buy game currency in the Bank.
How do I get megabucks?
You can earn megabucks by attaining new levels and by entering the game 5 days in a row. Also, you can buy megabucks for credits.
How do I send megabucks or coins to my friends?
You cannot send megabucks or coins, but you can buy something valuable with your megabucks and then send that item to your friend as a gift.
Can I buy megabucks with coins?
No. There's no 'reverse' exchange in the game.
How do I develop my city?
To grow, your city needs people. When newcomers arrive in a house, you'll see a people icon hovering over the house. Develop your infrastructure to raise your city's population capacity and attract new citizens. Each residential building attracts a certain number of newcomers over a predefined period of time. When newcomers arrive, the icon with people will appear over the corresponding building. Click the icon to register (add) the people.
How do I expand the territory of my city?
You can buy an expansion for megabucks (Buildings >Expansions), or get them as a gift when you invite new players to the game. You can also ask one of your friends for an expansion.
Why are the costs of expansions different at different levels?
As your game level increases, certain lower level expansions become more expensive, while some higher level expansions become cheaper. The availability of such expansions is limited.
I've sent an expansion to a friend of mine, but their app applies only previous (smaller) expansions. Is this a bug?
All expansions are applied 'consecutively' (i.e. 13x13 > 15x15 > 17x17 etc.). For example, if a friend sends you a 21x21 expansion but your location is 17x17, first you'll have to apply the 19x19 expansion, and only then make it 21x21.
How do I earn more exp and get more people?
You can earn experience by building objects, attaining new levels and titles, assisting friends, collecting taxes, and registering new citizens.
To attract more people, construct more residential buildings.
What are residential buildings for?
Residential buildings attract new citizens to your metropolis.
What do I need power plants for?
Power plants produce electricity for you city. Each building you construct consumes some amount of electrical power. If you don't have enough power, you won't be able to build new buildings.
I cannot buy any more houses because there's not enough power and/or water in my city. What should I do?
You can't build new objects or complete tasks if you don't have enough water or electric power. When you're notified that you are lacking resources and cannot complete a building, simply construct another wind turbine, power plant, or water tower.
I want to start constructing an object. Where do I get the necessary assets?
All major construction projects -- such as the hydro power plant, the beach, and so on -- require specific assets. When completed, such projects will substantially raise your population capacity as well as increase your power and water reserves. All necessary assets can either be bought for megabucks or obtained from friends (as gifts). The procured assets should be applied at the corresponding construction site. After the required number of instances of all assets have been applied, the project either reaches completion or unlocks the next stage. To look up how much an object will cost, left click its construction site. If the selected object is not yet available for you, you'll see the level at which you'll be able to construct it.
How do I sell an object?
You can't sell what you've previously bought. However, when you delete objects, you recover 20% of their initial price (if you bought them for coins). Anything you purchase with megabucks is non-refundable.
How do I remove an object?
To remove an object, click the white arrow on the right menu bar, choose Delete (the slanted red cross) and hover over the object you want to remove. When the object turns red, click the object to remove it from the map.
How do I turn an object?
To move an object on the map, click the white arrow on the right menu bar and choose Move/Rotate (the crossed arrows). Then hover the mouse over the object you wish to rotate. You'll see a yellow arrow at the bottom-left corner of the object. Click this arrow to rotate the object.
How do I move an object?
To move an object on the map, click the white arrow on the right menu bar and choose Move/Rotate (the crossed arrows). Then click the object you want to move, release the mouse button, move the object to the desired location, and click it once more.
How can I use my production facilities?
On the map, click a production facility and buy a contract. When the contract is complete, click the facility once again to collect your profit.
When does a production contract expire?
Contracts expire after a period equal to 1.5 times their completion duration. For example, let us say that a facility completes a contract in 10 minutes. When production is complete, the expiration period begins, which in this case lasts 1.5*10 = 15 minutes. Try choosing a short contract to check this. You will recover half of the money you paid for your expired contract.
What's the purpose of the warehouse?
You can use the warehouse for storing objects and assets. First, you should buy and build the warehouse, and then hire the necessary personnel. After that the warehouse may be 'opened'. Warehouses have a limited capacity, but you can always add an extra slot for 1 megabuck.
How do I move an item to the warehouse?
Some objects for construction (projects) are already placed on the map. Other objects can be found in the Buildings menu. For example, you may need to move a hotel to the warehouse. To do that, click the white arrow on the right menu bar, select the Warehouse (the light-green carton with an orange arrow over it), and left click the item you want to move to the warehouse (the hotel in this case). The item will disappear from the map, and you will find it stored in your warehouse.