SLIME: ISEKAI Memories – Beginners Guide
Slime: ISEKAI Memories is a stunning new title released by Bandai Namco Entertainment globally for both Android and iOS. It delivers a unique mix between turn-based RPGs and town-building genres and coming to a sweet conclusion of its own. It features the story of That Time I Reincarnated As A Slime but adds it’s own originality to it. The characters are all that we have seen in the Anime IP franchise and are attainable through summoning/gacha. Players can summon their favorite units and assign them to their teams in a proper formation. In this beginner’s guide, we will be giving a brief overview of how you can progress fast and efficiently in Slime: ISEKAI Memories while also explaining the different areas of the game.
SLIME: ISEKAI Memories is a gacha hero-collector game where players have to summon different heroes to acquire and use them. Players can summon their favorite characters either by using their premium currency called Magicrystals or through the help of tickets which are available through events or log-in rewards. The characters are available through different banners with the newer characters being featured in a new banner especially for them. The difference between featured banners and general banner is that featured banners have a pity system associated with them. For example, the current Veldora Seal Released banner features Veldora Human Form. Featured units have a higher chance to be summoned when players are summoning on their banner. They also collect pity points which they can exchange for that featured unit after collecting 200 points (equal to 200 summons). Keep in mind that these banners are only available for a limited time and your pity does not count towards the next banner, hence, summon on the banners carefully.
The rates of summoning characters are different according to the rarity and type of characters. Slime: ISEKAI Memories has 2 different types of units – Battle Characters and Protection characters. Each of them plays an important part in battles and combat which we will talk about later. Players are guaranteed at least a 4-Star unit when they summon 10 times in a single go. The base rates according to rarities are as follows:
3-Star – 81% for all units out of which Battle Character (54%) Protection Character (27%).
4-Star – 15% for all units out of which Battle Character (10%) Protection Character (5%).
5-Star – 4% for all units out of which Battle Character (3%) Protection Character (1%).
Understanding the Currencies
Firstly, let’s see what are the different currencies used in Slime: ISEKAI Memories:
Gold is the currency that players will be using almost everywhere and in huge quantities in later stages of the game. This is the currency that will be most abundant and available to players as they progress through the game. Players can use it to level up their units, enhance equipment, enhance skills, and pretty much anywhere related to enhancing your units. Players can obtain Gold via quests, events, gold dungeon, etc.
Magicrystal is the premium currency that is used for hero summoning and purchasing Stamina refreshes. Magicrystals are obtained via events, quests, developer rewards via mail, and daily/weekly missions. Players can use these resources to summon on the new banners or to refresh stamina. Although, we highly recommend spending it on summoning to have a chance to acquire new powerful units because Stamina can be refreshed through healing potions as well plus Magicrytsals get scarce the more you progress and complete the main story.
Stamina is the main currency that is used to play the game itself. All content requires stamina to be able to be played and completed. Stamina is acquired passively at the rate of 1 stamina per 5 minutes. Players can collect more stamina either by using Healing Potions or by purchasing through spending Magicrystals.
Understanding the UI
Slime: ISEKAI Memories has a beautiful User Interface that is interlinked. This means that players can switch menus from anywhere by opening the circle on the right-hand side. This also improves the stability and provided liquidity to the overall look and feel. When we first start the game, we are provided an introduction to the Companion Tab, Recruit Tab, Base Building Tab, and Quests Tab.
Companion Tab – The companion tab is the menu where players can view their owned units in-game. The game separates the battle characters and protection characters separately in different tabs. Players can view and filter out depending on the rarities, elements, and level of their units. Players can further select their units and enhance them as well. Enhancing consists of:
- Leveling Up
- Ability Release
Leveling Up consists of raising your unit’s level using Magicules. Magicule is the EXP currency that players can obtain through completing quests, battles as well as passively through your town which you build.
Ability Release is basically extra stats that can be boosted by using your resource materials. These materials can be farmed in dungeons. Different stats like Attack, Defense, and HP can be boosted.
Awakening can be done using the unit’s specific character shards or by using 5-Star awakening shards. Awakening increases your level cap and provides additional skill boosts.
Equipment is a standard gear that you can make your unit wear to increase it’s stats.
Skills can be enhanced by going to the Skill tab using Skill enhancement materials. This will increase their damage or utility depending on the type of skill.
Recruit Tab – This is the tab where players can summon their units. It features the different banners currently available along with the time left and your pity for that banner.
Quest Tab – Quest Tab is the tab where players can play the various content available in the game. Consider this like your 1 time stop for all content available in Slime: ISEKAI Memories like the main story, event, conquest, resource dungeons, etc.
Build Nation – Build Nation is the tab where players can access their town that they are building. This is the aspect of the game that is unique and has been appreciated by many players. The town not only provides passive resources like Gold and Magicules but also unlocks more features as you build more things in the game. This is especially relevant as Slime: ISEKAI Memories is a PvE game with no PvP content. This feature lets players enjoy building and decorating their towns at their own leisure. Players can unlock several buildings to build and level up as they progress through the main story and meet new classes. For example, they can build goblin houses after clearing the 2nd stage of 1st chapter of the main story. The Nation-building feature takes into account a system called “Total Population”. Many contents and events are gated behind this requirement of fulfilling the total population of your nation. Players can increase this total population by building and leveling up different buildings. Decorative items do not account for the total population. We highly recommend players start building their nations as soon as possible because it can take quite some time to build and level up buildings at a high level.
Quests and Mailbox – The quests and mailbox icons are present at the left hand side of the main menu. Players can access the mailbox menu to collect their rewards like pre-registration rewards, maintenance rewards, and quest rewards. Quest rewards have to be collected through your mailbox as they don’t get directly sent to your inventory.
Quest tab is divided into 4 categories:
Daily quests are those quests that refresh every day after server reset and can be completed every day for rewards. They provide 15 Magicrystals upon completing all daily quests. They are an important and unlimited source of resources so make sure to complete them on a daily basis.
Total Quests are the quests that take time to be completed and are expected to be lengthy. They take into account all your doings in the game and provide rewards for doing the activities. Completing these quests will also give you points towards your Great Sage Level. We will talk about this in detail later.
Limited Quests are those challenge quests that are available for a limited time every certain amount of time. Completing them will give generous rewards in the form of resource materials.
Event quests are those quests that pertain to ongoing events. For example, the current quests are in the form of Bingo rewards that players can complete to get a generous amount of Magicrystals.
Great Sage – The Great Sage is a unique feature that grants not only bonus abilities and quality of life to players who increase its level but also tells the players where they are stuck and how they can progress more. It is shown at the top of the main menu screen and can grant following quality of life upgrades at certain levels:
- Thought Acceleration: Enables greater battle speed increase.
- Analytical Appraisal: Increases Bond experience points gained from friendly conversations.
- Parallel Processing: Unlocks the ability to auto repeat any stage multiple times. Keep in mind that as they increase the levels of Parallel Processing, players can increase the amount of time it consumes as well. Parallel processing does not apply to event stages.
- Chant Annulment: Unlocks the ability to skip battle animations but only through manually clicking it and not automatically.
- All of Creation: Unlocks the ability to Auto-Battle in game.
Games like SLIME: ISEKAI Memories which are grindy and require high graphical power can cause battery drainage and lag issues on the smaller batteries of your mobile phone. Understandably, they need to be played for long periods and need constant input at lag-free instants to effectively win the battle. Playing SLIME: ISEKAI Memories on a bigger screen without worrying about battery drainage and lag-free gameplay is highly recommended. Hence, we recommend playing SLIME: ISEKAI Memories on a PC with BlueStacks using a keyboard and mouse.