'Mob Wars' Cheats, Hints, Tips, Strategies, and Calculators

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"Mob Wars" used to be available for Facebook but was shut down August 1, 2018, so that the developers could focus on "Mob Wars: La Cosa Nostra." Myspace no longer hosts the game either. Below is more information on what the game was like.

'Mob Wars' Information

"Mob Wars" is a very simple game played on both Facebook and Myspace. It's a free game, and is indeed highly addictive. No fancy graphics are to be seen, so it in no way competes with any game that might be released on a console or for PC. It is more of a social-RPG where you play a mob boss and the goals are to control the city and take out rival mobsters.

In reality, its a numbers-based game. But who can resist the allure of being a mobster and performing hits on other mobsters and mob gangs?

The following hints and tips should be useful to you, especially if you've just begun the game. If you're well into the game then more tips and resources a bit later in the article—such as a "Mob Wars" calculator that will tell you what properties would be your best investment for where you currently are within the game.

Choose Your 'Mob Wars' Boss Style

At the beginning of the game, you are offered a choice of different mobster profiles: Tycoon, Insomniac, or Bulletproof. Each of these different mobster styles earns one key area faster.

Tycoon. A Tycoon mobster boss generates money faster. Basically the profit a Tycoon makes from owned properties is generated at a faster rate, about every 55 seconds instead of every 60 seconds. Depending on how you play the game, this may not make such a huge difference, since that boils down to two additional payouts per day. Your call there.

Insomniac. An Insomniac mobster boss recovers Energy faster, allowing you to complete more jobs more quickly. In the early stages, this ability would be good so that you can gain experience and cash from performing jobs more frequently. In the later stages it serves the same purpose, but mainly to rake in the cash from big jobs and to acquire special "loot" or "drop" items from doing certain missions over and over. We explain these missions later.

Bulletproof. The Bulletproof mobster boss regenerates health more quickly than the other two mobster styles. Health becomes a factor when you are doing a battle or being attacked, or when you have been put on the hit list.

Many users prefer the Insomniac since you'll be able to perform jobs more frequently, which means more cash and more experience throughout the entire game.

'Mob Wars' Boss Stats

Your "Mob Wars" boss' stats are upgraded every time you level up, which happens pretty quickly early on. Here are the stat areas taken directly from the game itself:

  • Attack Strength. Attack points make your mob more effective when attacking other mobs.
  • Defense Strength. Defense points make your mob more effective at defending against attacks.
  • Max Energy. Increase your energy capacity to complete more jobs and other actions.
  • Max Health. Increase your max health to better survive intense fights.
  • Max Stamina. Increase your stamina to fight more often. Two skill points needed for an increase.

As you can see, you can choose to level up five possible areas each time you increase a level. However, you only get three points each time you level up, so choose wisely, especially early on in the game.

Tip: Easy on the Stamina. A lot of mobsters make the mistake of choosing to level up their Max Stamina early on in the game. If you're just starting out, do not make this mistake. First, it costs two points to level up just one time. Second, stamina regenerates so quickly that you'll seldom see the need to level it all that much, even in the later stages of the game. Of course, once you've raised to the higher levels, you'll have plenty of points to spend as you see fit to your style of play. If you notice that you are the type who enjoys fighting all the time, then you may consider boosting your Max Stamina. At level 64, 11 or 12 Stamina seem sufficient.

Tip: Heavy on the Energy. As stated earlier, increasing your Max Energy allows you to perform more jobs more frequently. More jobs equal more money and more experience quicker. Keep this in mind when deciding where to place those points.

Tip: Max Health Isn't Important Until Later. Don't completely ignore your Max Health when leveling; just remember that when you go into the hospital, which happens more times than death, you cannot be attacked. So technically, having a low Health score early on saves you from dying, and dying makes you lose those hard-earned experience points.

Tip: Attack Strength and Defense Strength. Attack and Defense Strength go hand in hand in "Mob Wars." If you are attacking a rival "Mob Wars" member or being attacked, the game uses these numbers—along with your inventory and mob size—to calculate how much damage is dealt with each mob in the fight. While having these numbers as high as possible may seem important, having the right equipment can compensate for a low Attack or Defense stat, at least in most cases.

'Mob Wars' City and Properties

Next, let's take a look at the City in "Mob Wars," which is where you will be staking your claim and buying up properties.

Buying up land and properties in "Mob Wars" is not an option: it is essential to the survival of any successful Mob Boss. You would do anything to succeed, correct?

Buy early, buy often, buy in bulk. This may sound a bit like real-life advice here, but it is true in "Mob Wars" also. When you purchase or develop a piece of land in "Mob Wars," you begin earning an hourly income from that purchase. Pretty sweet deal, right? Well, the reason you need this income is that some of the required Inventory, such as weapons, armor, and vehicles, have an hourly upkeep. You'll need to have enough income from the properties to support your upkeep for this Inventory.

Every time you buy a piece or upgrade a piece of land into a building—be it a restaurant, hotel, or casino—the price for it goes up. So, it is always best to wait until you can make a purchase of 10 units at a time. For example, don't buy just one casino or hotel; wait until you have enough money to purchase 10 at a time. You'll thank yourself later.

Another note on properties: If you decide to sell a property, you'll only get half what you paid for it originally, so generally you should just hang on to whatever properties you might have—unless, of course, you have plenty of money to burn.

'Mob Wars' Calculators

In later levels, figuring out what properties would be the best investment choice can become a struggle. Luckily, fellow gamers have taken the time to make several "Mob Wars" calculators. One that's most useful is a downloadable Excel spreadsheet.

Building a Bigger Mob in 'Mob Wars'

It's been a debate for centuries, but size really does matter—at least in the higher levels of "Mob Wars." The game compensates for huge variances in mob size much like a man during a midlife crisis would buy a sports car, but sheer numbers do make a difference when you reach the higher levels of the game.

So, how exactly do you build a huge mob in "Mob Wars," especially if you have a limited friends list? Simple actually: groups on both Facebook and Myspace exist for this purpose. Worried about privacy? Set your profile to private. Oh, and once people are in your "Mob Wars" mob, they can safely be removed from your friends list. Just be aware that the act of quickly adding and removing massive numbers of friends has been known to get your account flagged (at least on Facebook), so remove slowly.

'Mob Wars' Inventory: Arming Your Mob

To deal serious damage to other mob families in "Mob Wars," you'll need to make sure that each person in your mob is properly equipped.

During battles, each member of your mob can use one weapon, one defensive item (such as a vest or tactical armor), and one vehicle. Obviously, you want to make some good choices here. Always arm everyone in your mob with the best vehicle, weapon, and defensive item available at your level—but no more than what is needed. Stockpiling these items in mass quantities without a mob member to use them is just wasted upkeep every hour, which is no way to run a lucrative business.

For example, if you have a "Mob Wars" mob of 300, you would want 300 vehicles, 300 of the best weapons available, and 300 of the best pieces of armor available. Keep in mind that the best weapons in the game come from drops during missions (like the Tactical Shotgun, which drops 20 percent of the time in the Drug Smuggling By Sea job, or the AK-47 with Grenade Launcher, which drops in the Illegal Weapons Smuggling job).

Making Money in 'Mob Wars': How to Rake In Loads of Cash

You have a few different ways to make money in "Mob Wars." The most obvious is to complete different jobs and purchase properties with the cash they generate. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done, especially since a lot of the early jobs don't have a really good payout. Another option is to fight. Using the Fight option you can score up to $70,000 per battle, which is pretty good if you're just beginning. The real money, however, is on the Hitlist.

The "Mob Wars" Hitlist is where other mobsters have a bounty on their heads, placed by another player within the game, usually after they've been attacked. The thing to remember about the Hitlist is that you can't be afraid to die. If you die, you won't lose anything, so unless you're overly concerned with your stats looking bad (kill-to-death ratio), don't sweat it.

With only one good hit on the Hitlist, you can rake in hundreds of millions of dollars, enough to start a good collection of casinos, or whatever property you may need. Also, you only need to deal the final blow, so it isn't unheard of for a player to claim a bounty from a rival "Mob Wars" boss that is more than 100 levels higher.

One last tip: Don't let the game run your life. It is, after all, just a game.