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

Get the most out of the game

Mob Wars is a very simple game played on both Facebook and Myspace. It's free and highly addictive. There are no fancy graphics, so it in no way competes with any game that might be released on a console or for PC. It's more of a social role-playing game where you play a mob boss and the goals are to control the city and take out rival mobsters. In reality, it's a numbers-based game. But who can resist the allure of being a mobster and performing hits on other mobsters and gangs? The following hints and tips are useful for both beginners and older players.

Mob Wars was available for Facebook but was shut down on 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.

Choose Your Mob Wars Boss Style

At the beginning of the game, you're offered a choice of different mobster profiles: Tycoon, Insomniac, or Bulletproof. Each of these different mobster styles has a specific benefit.

  • 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 is good for gaining experience and cash. In the later stages, it serves the same purpose and lets you rake in the cash from big jobs and 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're doing a battle or being attacked, or when you have been put on the hit list.

Many users prefer the Insomniac since you can 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 main stats:

  • Attack Strength: Attack points make your mobster more effective when attacking other mobsters.
  • Defense Strength: Defense points make your mobster more effective at defending against attacks.
  • Max Energy: Increases your energy capacity to complete more jobs and other actions.
  • Max Health: Increases your max health to better survive intense fights.
  • Max Stamina: Increases your stamina to fight more often. Two skill points are needed to increase this stat.

You can choose to level up one of these five stats 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.

Mob Wars Stat Allocation Tips

Here are some things to keep in mind when deciding where to spend your skill points.

Go Easy on the Stamina

A lot of mobsters make the mistake of choosing to level up their Max Stamina early on in the game. This is the wrong move for two reasons. First, it costs two points to level up just one time. Second, stamina regenerates so quickly you'll seldom see the need to level it all that much, even in later stages of the game. Of course, once you reach the higher levels, you have plenty of points to spend as you see fit. If you notice that you're the type who enjoys fighting all the time, then you may consider boosting your Max Stamina. At level 64, 11 or 12 Stamina seems sufficient.

Go Heavy on the Energy

Increasing your Max Energy allows you to perform more jobs more frequently. More jobs equal more money and more experience. Keep this in mind when deciding where to place those points.

Max Health Isn't Important Until Later

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

Attack Strength and Defense Strength Go Hand-in-Hand

Attack and Defense Strength are both important for combat. If you're attacking a rival mobster or being attacked, the game uses these numbers—along with your inventory and mob size—to calculate how much damage is dealt to 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 isn't an option: it's essential to the survival of any successful Mob Boss.

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

Every time you buy a piece of land or upgrade a piece of land into a building—be it a restaurant, hotel, or casino—the price for it goes up. So, it's 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.

If you decide to sell a property, you 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 are the best investment choice can become a struggle. Luckily, fellow gamers made 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 Mob Wars' higher levels. 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, especially if you have a limited friends list? Facebook and Myspace groups 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 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 need to make sure 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 with the best vehicle, weapon, and defensive item available at your level—but no more than what's 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.

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 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 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's more than 100 levels higher.