Rodeo Stampede is a pixelated endless runner that will bring out the cowboy in you. Created by Featherweight Games and published by Yodo1.
The core gameplay mechanic is fairly simple, essentially fling yourself on rampaging animals to get as far as possible. While that may sound easy there are still some factors that affect how far you’ll get in Rodeo Stampede” if you want to repeatedly beat your best scores and continue to net new animals. These tips are based on the Savannah area so without further ado strap on your cowboy booth
1. Complete Requirements For New Animal Species
Some new animals appear at random times, but others definitely have some hidden requirements. Some species won’t start to appear until you complete certain missions, while others are based on the time you play (such as the Cockadoodile in the Jungle area).
To make sure you are always getting an influx of new animal species out on the field, upgrade your zoo enclosures as often as you can. Non-rare species will be more frequent, and each animal gets more effective with each enclosure level up — and once you get an animal to level 8 two more rare species will appear on the field.
2. Be Aware of The Animal’s Behaviours
No two animals are the same! Some can ram other animals, some can fly, and others have abilities as well as a certain animalistic temper tantrum when enraged. Every animal acts differently once it’s mad, and sometimes that can be used to your advantage. It’s best to know how they act once angry so you can make good use of it.
Here are what each Savannah animal does when it gets mad:
- – Buffalo – Starts to buck wildly, making it harder to control (but not too hard)
- – Zebra – Also bucks wildly, and is much harder to control than the Buffalo
- – Elephant – Immediately bucks you off its back, tossing you very far forward
- – Ostrich – Goes increasingly fast! You could theoretically ride an angry Ostrich for a long time, but there is a certain point where it will go too fast for you to be able to control well. Learn to jump to a new animal once your Ostrich gets too fast for you to handle
- – Giraffe – Much like the Elephant, the Giraffe bucks you off as soon as it’s angry but it has the benefit of throwing you higher than the Elephant
- – Vulture – Instead of flying high like it usually does the Vulture will start to bob up and down once angry, making you play it like a standard ground-running animal when it’s mad
- – Lion – It eats you
Every animal in Rodeo Stampede is different, and not just with their enrage abilities.
- – The Elephant, Giraffe, and Lion don’t have to worry about other animals in their way as they rush through them (with the Lion just eating them), and the Elephant itself can be upgraded to crush large rocks as well.
- – The Buffalo, while a little bland, can be upgraded to charge right when you land on one. This charge can knock away other animals as well as break rocks.
- – The Vulture doesn’t stay happy long but it flies above rocks and other obstacles with ease.
3. Don’t Just Jump From One Animal To Another
Lassoing and jumping from one animal to the next is pretty fun, but always be aware that each time you jump between animals your lasso target gets smaller. This makes it tough to jump onto animals the longer you run, and if you jump from one animal to the next frequently at the start of a run you’ll probably not last as long as if you just took your time bouncing around.
Because of this the Ostrich is an especially valuable animal to start with if you’re aiming for a new high score. While all the other Savannah animals certainly have their benefits, the Ostrich is the only one you can stay on for so long — as long as you’ve practiced going fast.
4. Watching Ads Is Annoying But Brings Too Many Perks To Ignore
I don’t like watching ads, you probably don’t like watching ads — but I bet you’ve been doing it every time it asks just like I have.
Rodeo Stampede asks you to watch ads to double when you get coins, to continue a run when you die, to get missions faster.. the list goes on and it’s very annoying, I have to admit. If you hate watching ads but really want the perks of them, decide which perks you want regularly. Double coins on zoo visits and mission completion are kind of a no-brainer, but do you really need to continue once you’ve fallen once? Probably not, unless you see a new species.
The perks are nice, but it really wants you to watch ads way too often. If you’re not in a huge hurry, don’t bother with watching them to get missions faster either — but if you are, hey. Go for it.
5. The Cash Cow IAP Is The Best
Some people are against in-app purchases which is fine but for those of you who don’t mind spending some real money on a game you play often, the Cash Cow IAP is the best. The golden cow gives you double Zoo income and coins directly.
Getting a hefty dose of in-game money for a one time purchase will definitely scratch your itch to get a chunk of upgrades right away and avoid ads, but if you want to make a real money investment that never stops paying off, Cash Cow is the way to go.
The amount of money you get to start may seem too little to have bothered, but after you keep at the game for some time it will more than be worth the $5.49 investment. If you plan on playing Rodeo Stampede for a long time, it’s the best purchase you can make.