Criminal Case Beginner’s Guide and Walkthrough
Welcome to the most complete Criminal Case Facebook game walkthrough on the internet. We dissect each different aspect and feature of this hidden-object social game so you can quickly grasp the concepts and start playing. Please share this guide if you found it useful or leave a comment if there’s anything you don’t yet understand about the game mechanics.
THE TOP BAR.
The top bar as usual contains all the counters, which are as follows;
- XP Points: Represented by a badge icon, XP points are given after each task or entire case is completed. Of course, you level up by gathering these points.
- Energy Bar: You use the energy to investigate crime scenes. Each crime scene play takes 20 energy points and a single one is restored every 2 minutes. You are granted bonus energy point for sending cards to your friends, and by playing the game daily, also if you select a game friend as a partner for any given crime scene investigation.
- Coins: Coins are mainly used to customize your character. They are also granted after each task is solved.
- Cash: Criminal Case cash is used to do instant autopsies, get reports and gives you access to exclusive items.
- Stars: The most scarced and looked forward resource in the game. You gain stars by solving crime scenes. Each scene grants a total of 5 stars, so you can go back and play it until you get all of them (as long as you have the energy of course)
THE BOTTOM BAR.
The bottom bar gives you access to the most important features of the game. From left to right: The Tablet, Crime Scenes, Forensic Kit, Laboratory, Suspects and the Map
The tablet contains the current case being investigated and all the “missions” or tasks pending. It will tell you how advanced you are in the investigation and detail the victim, murdering weapon and the suspect, if identified. The icon is always located on the bottom left of the screen, right next to the “Criminal Scenes” button.
You will be visiting Crime Scenes lots of times, and we mean a lot!. Crimes Scenes can and must be replayed since this is the may way you obtain stars, until you manage to solve them the first time, they remain as pending tasks in the tablet. Even though the crime scene is the same, the objects you need to find are not, and the finding sequence can change as well. However as they consume energy, you cannot play them indefinitely. The good thing is that if you play the same scene lots of times, you will end up getting high scores and bonus points because you will remember the objects location. The “clues”, which lead to other tasks within the case, only come up during the first investigation though. As you keep playing the same crime scene and max out the stars, possible bonus scenes may unlock. Even after the case is solved, it’s worth coming back for extra stars as well.
You will notice a sort of energy bar at the top that quickly drains right after you find an object. This is actually a time bar, which grants you extra coins and XP if you quickly find the next object in the sequence before the time bar drains out.
If you leave the cursor long enough on the object/clue at the bottom bar, a small image of the object, identical to the one on the scene, will help you find it, but the time will still be running, and the more time it takes you to figure out where the objects are, the less points you are given.
You can make use of hints your partner can give, he will give you a total of 5 per crime scene.
After each crime scene is solved, you will be presented with a leaderboard, where your performance in the crime scene is compared to your game friends and you’re given points, coins and stars accordingly.
Once you obtain all 5 stars in any given crime scene, is considered mastered, and you can keep playing it for just 5 energy points, but it doesn’t yield any more stars though.
Some autopsies and object analysis can take a lot of time. With the exception of the first case, you will have to wait a while before it’s done, this is where “Criminal Case Cash” comes in handy, to do instant analysis, reports and instant autopsies. This is where the game slows down as well, since stars are quite scarce and you cannot open additional missions or tasks without them. Autopsies are carried out by the game character. New clues and tasks are triggered after the lab job is finished.
This is where you examine the clues found on the crime scene (remember, not all objects found are clues.) Each clue/object that you examine requires a star. Each action is timed, and the more time it takes you to restore/analize an object, the less points you will get. Your reward will be energy after you complete it.
This is where the suspects get added, and you’re supposed to correctly identify the suspect that perfectly matches the killer’s profile (which are the clues at the bottom) and put him under arrest. If you arrest the right person it marks the end of the case. However, you might first have to talk to the suspects before you gather enough clues to unlock the “arrest option”, these are considered missions within the case and required 1 star to get done.
After the end of each case, the next one will be unlocked. After the first tutorial case, the “crime map” is introduced (the icon is located on the right bottom side of the screen). This allows you to go back to old cases and load additional investigations (which you need more stars for)
The map works sorts of your game main dashboard. The map not only details each case which you can go back to, but also future cases not unlocked yet. On the left side, you have the Customize Character icon, Give Cards, Trophies, Daily Bonus, and mailbox.
The trophies section is found on the left side of the map, represented by a trophy icon. Trophies are basically achievements you get every time you accomplish each of the feats listed there. They don’t grant you anything valuable though.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR CHARACTER.
You can customize your character/avatar’s profile by changing its clothes, accesories, hair and face using coins or buying them with Criminal Case Cash. As you progress and level up, you will unlock new clothes and other items as well.
Lucky Cards is a feature that might not be found by those playing the game the first time. But it’s a relly cool option to obtain free energy and keep playing. Each time you play a criminal scene and select a friend partner, you have the option to send him a lucky card. In time you will see how you will also receive such cards. Once you complete a full row you can exchange them for energy, xp points or coins.