Hey there Hoppereenos!!
Bouncings by with a breakdown of the Elf Cannon and it’s upgrades you can make once you have won 1700 Bells, awarded the Cannon Control Building, and placed it in your town.
The first time you place the Cannon, you will see it at it’s 1st Stage Image. It automatically comes at Level 1 with 3 shots @ 9 Bottled Elves per shot. The payout is set to 2 Bells per Elf Bottle shot.
When tapped on, it will tell you the CURRENT Level of the Elf Cannon, Elf Bottles per Shot, Elf Bells per Elf Bottle, Cool Down time, and cost of Cogwheels to Upgrade it to the NEXT Level.
As you Upgrade, you will get more Shots, more Bells per Shot, Less Cool Down Time, and pay More Cogwheels for Next Level Upgrade. You will also see the Cannon change in appearance.
Now that you have a basic idea, let’s take a closer look of the actual breakdown of each Cannon Level so you know what to expect.
|CANNON LEVEL||Cogwheel Cost||Elves Per Shot||Bells Per Elf||Cool Down||Next Upgrade Bonus|
|1||None||9||2||3hrs 45mins||Minus 15mins Cool Down|
|2||20||9||2||3hrs 30mins||Add 1 Bell Per Elf|
|3||35||9||3||3hrs 30mins||Add 1 Elf Per Shot|
|4||60||10||3||3hrs 30mins||Minus 15mins Cool Down|
|5||80||10||3||3hrs 15mins||Add 1 Bell Per Elf|
|6||100||10||4||3hrs 15mins||Add 1 Elf Per Shot|
|7||130||11||4||3hrs 15mins||Minus 15mins Cool Down|
|8||160||11||4||3hrs 00mins||Add 1 Bell Per Elf|
|9||200||11||5||3hrs 00mins||Minus 15mins Cool Down|
|10 (New Canon)||240||11||5||2hrs 45mins||Add 1 Elf Per Shot|
|11||290||12||5||2hrs 45mins||Minus 15mins Cool Down|
|12||340||12||5||2hrs 30mins||Add 1 Bell Per Elf|
|13||400||12||6||2hrs 30mins||Add 1 Elf Per Shot|
|14||460||13||6||2hrs 30mins||Minus 15mins Cool Down|
|15||530||13||6||2hrs 15mins||Add 1 Bell Per Elf|
|16||600||13||7||2hrs 15mins||Minus 15mins Cool Down|
|17||680||13||7||2hrs 00mins||Add 1 Bell Per Elf|
|18||760||13||8||2hrs 00mins||Add 1 Bell Per Elf|
|19||850||13||9||2hrs 00mins||Add 1 Bell Per Elf|
|20 (New Canon)||940||13||10||2hrs 00mins||Upgrade for Bragging Rights Only, No Changes from here on|
As you can see, different areas increase at differnt Levels. So one may give you more bells while another gives you more Elf Bottles to shoot. It stops upgrading at 20, so anything beyond that is wasting Cogwheels and more for just bragging rights (like the Castles).
Now, about those Cogwheels. Again, you NEED to have won the Cannon Control Building and placed it in your town. Once you do this, you will then start to see random amount of Cogwheels popping out of random Elves as you Tap or Zap to Bottle them. There is nothing set to this method.
In my game, when I got Cogwheels, it paid out 4 from each Elf they came from. Again, no set amount of Elves to trigger the Cogwheels. At times it seemed a lot, at other times not much.
There are also TWO other ways to get Cogwheels, the first is from playing for 5 days straight. In other words, visiting your town at least one time each 24 hour period over 5 days total. Not only will it help you collect Bells, but on the 5th day…you get to collect 50 Cogwheels. It will help out a LOT as you can see the amounts needed for the Levels.
Day 1: 5 Extra Bells
Day 2: 10 Extra Bells
Day 3: 50 Extra Bells
Day 4: 100 Extra Bells
Day 5: 50 Cogwheels
Do not worry if you do not have the Cannon Control Building yet, the Cogwheels will still sit in limbo until you place it, then the ones you win will be added right away.
Then of course there is the Donut buyout. If you are willing to part with a LOT of pink sprinklies, feel free to take advantage of the weekend sales to get the Cogwheels. I prefer collecting them myself. I tried the buyout…and…well…I miss those donuts terribly.
1 Cogwheel, 2 Donuts
10 Cogwheels, 20 Donuts
50 Cogwheels, 100 Donuts
100 Cogwheels, 200 Donuts
There you have it. A few more ways to progress through the game. Leveling up the Cannon will help, just remember…the more you shoot out, the less you will have leftover. So there may come a point you just don’t have enough Elf Bottles to shoot. So use them wisely.
Where are you on the Cannon Levels? Are you liking this element of the game? How many Cogwheels have you collected? Buy any with Donuts? Let us know.