Tiny Tower may not be everyone's cup of tea, but that hasn't stopped me from obsessing over it and playing it way too much in the past week. In that time, I've encountered a couple of tricks to make my tower run like a well-oiled machine.
2. Managing your Tower layout
4. What floor should I build next?
Always build a new residential floor first if you have an equal distribution of shop floors, or you won't have anyone to work in the next shop floor! New Bitizens might move in while you save for the next shop, and those in turn might yield you more profits or goods storage if you're lucky.
5. Damn those VIPs, I always waste them!
If you want to maximize these VIPs, save them if you can build a floor in the next ten minutes, or potentially use a Tower Bux to sell out a good that's nearly sold out and takes less than 3 hours to stock. Provided you keep an eye on your tower that would cost you 1 Tower Bux, in exchange for a new fully stocked good and not having to keep an eye on that good for a long time.
The hard part is when you have to distinguish between extra-customer VIPs (they wear glasses) and VIPs that instantly buy up one type of good.
6. Look, I really don't have time to play this all day
In the end, it comes down to your own play-style and how much time you have. If you can play all day, just stock some 40+ minute goods before making dinner. And just because a good takes 5 minutes to stock doesn't mean you should obsess over it. They will sell out quick and the income is not worth the hassle.
If you're a management buff, go all out and tailor everything for efficiency. If you just want to make a tower that looks fun, you can do that too. Try to find a middle road between "fun looking" and efficiency if you can, since looks don't get you paid in this game.
Last but not least, someone over on the Touch Arcade forums has created a spreadsheet with all data you could possibly need!
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