SteamWorld Quest: A Few Tips to get you Started

SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech, the latest from developer Image & Form, available now for Nintendo Switch, is an awesome RPG with a card-based battle system. While this guide is meant to be updated over the course of our experience with the game, which at the time of this writing is only a few hours, we thought it would be nice to include a few helpful tips for those interested in the game. Without further ado, here are a couple of SteamWorld Quest tips to get you started on your brand new adventure.

Chain Up

Image captured from game trailer.

It’s pretty easy to perform chain attacks in SteamWorld Quest. For instance, all you have to do is use three of the same character cards during a turn. Successfully accomplishing this will grant your characters the opportunity to use an additional special ability and/or move during that particular turn. Armilly – the knight – is given an extra attack which does a good amount of damage, Copernica – the mage – provides a decent shield to the party, and Galleo – a split between brute and healer – recovers team members’ health meters during these instances.  

Run, Forest! Run!

For the most part, characters in SteamWorld Quest are very slow. Walking from one portion of the map to the other takes seconds but these instances often feel like an eternity. Thankfully, Image & Form has implemented the ability to run while pressing the ZR button. It’s also worth noting that this button not only gives you the chance to run throughout sections of the game, it also lets you speed your way through battle sequences and dialog as well. Use this button as much as possible – there’s no limit.

Hulk Smash!

Image captured from game trailer.

There are a variety of breakable items and objects in SteamWorld Quest. Whether you’re smashing boxes or barrels, it is highly recommended that you break every possible item in sight, as these will often reward you with gold. Since your virtual pockets will have tons of gold from doing this particular task, you can then use your hard earned cash to buy in-game items, accessories, and cards for your deck. So smash, smash, and smash again!