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Gold is one of the currencies you can spend while playing Best Fiends.
What is gold used for, and how do you get more of it? I will answer both of these questions in this guide!
What Is Gold Used For?
Gold has multiple uses in the game.
- Buy keys to open crates.
- Buy Mega Boosts.
- Buy more energy to keep playing the game.
- Buy powerups
- Buy VIP time.
- Continue levels after running out of moves.
- Unlock most fiend styles.
- Unlock some fiends.
How Do You Get Gold?
You Can Buy Gold
You can spend real money to buy gold in Best Fiends. Big surprise, I know.
I don’t buy gold often. But I have a few times when I just wanted to make progress in the game.
Complete Daily Events
Often there is a daily type event that you can complete for gold. These events normally give you a day to complete them. But some last a few days.
You can play events to spin wheels for gold, open safes for gold, and play in leaderboards. There are other event types as well.
These events never will give you a lot of gold for free. But you don’t have to pay for anything.
Complete Seasonal Events
Seasonal events are longer and happen less often.
These events tend to be the more important and bigger events in the game. Often you can get fiend styles and sometimes unlock new fiends while playing them.
Often you can earn plenty of gold while working towards completing these events.
Complete Earthworm Levels
If you complete the hard versions of earthworm levels, you will earn golden levels. Golden levels make it so that the next world map level you play will have gold bars on it for you to collect.
You can also earn gold bars from completing expert earthworm events. But I don’t recommend this as they are a bit too hard for me.
If you want to learn more about earthworm levels in Best Fiends read this guide I wrote.
Collect Daily Gifts
You can get free gold from the Buggles’ Post Office. You get gold after collecting daily gifts for a month. Sometimes you get gold while collecting these gifts as well.
Collect Season Rewards
You get gold while making progress in seasons. If you complete a whole season, there is a lot of gold to earn!
Sometimes the game just gives you gold for just checking the game. So it doesn’t hurt to check.
The Ways You Can Use Gold in Best Fiends
First, let’s consider all the options available and rate these options.
Buy Mega Boosts With Gold
You can use gold to buy a mega boost.
When you are mega-boosted, your fiends do extra damage in levels. To learn more about what mega boosts do, read my mega boosts guide!
Use Gold to Buy or Increase Energy
You can spend gold to have unlimited energy for 24 hours. You can also increase your maximum energy capacity.
Use Gold to Buy Keys to Open Crates
You can buy extra keys with gold. These will let you open crates for other rewards.
Use Gold to Unlock New Fiends
You can unlock most fiends by spending gold bars. Note you can not use gold to unlock epic fiends, though. You can learn more about unlocking fiends by reading this guide.
Spend Gold to Unlock Fiend Styles
You can spend gold to unlock fiend styles. Fiend styles change what your fiends look like. Your fiends will do extra damage when they have more styles unlocked.
I have a quick guide you can read if you want to learn more about fiend styles.
Spend Gold to Avoid Losing Levels
If you lose a level you can spend gold to get extra moves and keep playing the level.
Buy VIP Time With Gold
You can spend gold to become a VIP for a while. As a VIP, you get unlimited energy. You can spin the fiend of fortune wheel without watching ads.
Use Gold to Buy Powerups
You can spend gold to buy powerups you use at the start of levels. These powerups work like the boosters you often see in match-three games.
My Thoughts on the Things You Can Buy With Gold
Buying Energy Is Not Really Worth It
I normally only run out of energy when I am desperately stuck on a hard level. Often at this point I am frustrated enough to not want to play the game anymore.
You get plenty of energy for free. The game often gives out unlimited energy or VIP time in events. You can get free energy gifts from friends. You can spin the Fiend of Fortune wheel for extra energy. You also get energy by using keys to open crates.
I don’t see this as a good way to spend gold. Use the resources the game offers you for free, or wait.
Making your energy limit higher is somewhat tempting. But that costs 100 gold bars and that is a high price.
There is also something interesting to note. Buying 24 hours of unlimited energy for 24 hours costs 30 gold. Buying VIP for 24 hours costs 40 gold.
I would get VIP time instead of unlimited energy time. That way, I can get the extra benefit ad free wheel spins. But I don’t think I would do this often.
I Don’t Buy VIP
I don’t buy VIP time for the same reasons I don’t buy extra energy.
The benefit of spinning the wheel of fortune without watching ads is somewhat neat. But are you going to leave the app open and spin this thing twice every 10 minutes? If not, then is it even that good of a benefit?
I don’t want to micromanage a game this much anymore. So I won’t do it.
I suppose the faster wheel spins are nice when seasons have quests for spinning the wheel. You also get bonus event items from it. I guess it has its uses.
You can also can rarely get VIP time from events. I don’t see as something to spend gold on. I rather use my gold for other things.
I Want to Buy Extra Fiend Styles
I think buying fiend styles is a good idea. But I often spend my gold on mega boosts and continuing levels instead.
I might unlock a style if I ever had enough gold to do it.
There Is Little Reason to Pay to Unlock Fiends
You unlock fiends as you play the game. I can’t think of any reason to pay gold to get them faster. Having some fiends early might be nice, but it is not required to beat levels.
I wish you could still unlock epic fiends with gold. That was extremely useful.
Mega Boosts Are Very Helpful
I spend gold on mega boots often. Sometimes it is the only way to beat the hardest levels in the game.I feel if I do nothing but use gold for mega boosts, that is worth the cost.
I Often Continue in Levels
The thing I spend gold on is the most boring but consistent option. I often do when playing seasonal events, and I want to make progress.
I add extra moves to beat levels a lot. I can tell now if five more moves will let me beat a level or not. So I know when to do it.
I spend most of my gold adding extra moves. I could save it for other things. But spending gold this way often has the fastest results and helps me during levels. That is when I need the help more.
Buying Powerups Might Useful
I have used many free powerups, and they can be quite helpful. Sometimes using three powerups let me beat a hard level without needing to wait for a mega boost.
So do I buy them?
Right now, I do not. I feel I get enough powerups for free by playing the game. I still think using gold for mega boosts and continuing levels is best.
I may change my mind in the future. I suppose if I bought gold with money, maybe I would buy powerups more often.