Time is short
Looking to get a headstart on Peaky Blinders: Mastermind? Look no further than these five useful Peaky Blinders: Mastermind tips and tricks for beginners on their first steps into London’s murky underworld. It might seem like controlling time and a gang at the same time would be too much to deal with, but we can help show you the way.
Peaky Blinders: Mastermind tips and tricks
While each of these is aimed at beginners, they’re all well-worth keeping in mind throughout your time with the game. It’s always good to remember the basics when you’re playing a puzzle game like this, and that’s why we’ve made sure that you can always refer back to this if you need a little bit of inspiration.
Take your time
At first, the sight of a clock running in the corner of the screen can feel like a reason to start rushing, but don’t! Take your time to check the immediate area for obvious routes forward or blockers. Take a note of the order you’ll be approaching them and which characters skills are required to progress instead of running into them blindly and you’ll save a lot of confusion and backtracking.
Make sure the whole crew is busy
Once you’ve spotted the way forward, make sure that you’re moving as many people at the same time as possible. If one character is busy holding a door open while another passes through, what’s your third gangster up to? To get the best times and gold medals, you’ll need to make sure they’re as busy as can be at all times.
Scour the levels for secrets
Each level of Peaky Blinders: Mastermind comes complete with a small number of collectable clocks scattered in obscure corners of the map. They’re hard to spot sometimes and most often require you to take a character away from their usual activities for a few precious seconds, but those looking to truly master the game would do well to scan dark corners and turn back on themselves at the start of levels in search of these tempting MacGuffins.
Learn what everyone is good at
It might seem obvious, but becoming intimate with each character’s abilities can make pathfinding and solving the puzzles so much easier, noting routes one character could take that another couldn’t can lead you to the place where you ought to begin, while also avoiding the problem of marooning an unequipped character in a room they can’t escape from.
If it’s all gotten too confusing, go back to the start
After moving a few characters around, playing with locked rooms and stranding yourself in impossible situations, trying to get back to the one moment it all went wrong can feel impossible. Watching the scenario rewind to moments where you might have three characters all moving at once and then trying to make adjustments within that can be a bit brain-melting as you try to time your actions with a past version of yourself who wasn’t quite acting as you might need them to now. When in doubt, just clean the slate and start again with the new methodology in mind.