Inquisition USA! - FAQs

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Q: Why can't you just select any state and attack it?

A: You can only attack states on the borders to those already conquered. Attackable states are marked red and have a target drawn on their capital city.

Q: Am I right in assuming that over a certain time period your states go from green to yellow to grey to red?

A: Yes. You only hold states for 3 days (72h) before they slowly expire again*. The colour change shows their status, as does the small status bar that appears when you click upon them.

*unless you defend them.

Q: Is there a correlation between the number of coins you get for winning?

A: Yes - for every one of your troops remaining after an attack, you get a coin. You also get a bonus coin for each battle fully completed, win or lose.

Q: Is there any penalty for quitting out of an attack that is not going well?

A: You don’t get that completion coin. And you won’t know the other answers for next time.

Q: What is 'defend' mode?

A: Defend mode is available when a state has already expired by 5 minutes.
If you correctly defend a country, you will extend the time you hold onto it by 24h (turning greener) up to maximum of 72 hours. If however you are defeated, it will drop 24h closer to expiring back into enemy hands (turning yellower).

Q: For defending, why is the population shown at the bottom when it is one of the answers?

A: It’s a freebie ensuring you can always score 10…if you remember the value before it disappears! It also helps to explain the defending army size, which for defending is based upon that state's actual population, requiring a different strategy.

Q: Is there any way to 'reset' the game?

A: Not designed within the product, but you can uninstall and re-install the game.

Q: Can you purchase more coins if you have run out?

A: You can get free coins by using the social features in the "Free Coins" secion of the game (button at the bottom right).

Q: Can coins be used for other things?

A: No. Currently coins only allow you to attack locked countries.

Q: Can I turn the music on or off?

A: Yes. Go to the "Best friends" page (the button at the top right with your best score). On the "Best friends" page tap the UFO at the top left. That should toggle the music volume on or off.

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