The bugs are back, and they’re bent on destroying every tree they can get their nubby little jaws on! In the nature-themed strategy tower defense game BigTree Defense 2: Evolution, a sequel to BigTree Defense, you are in the shoes of Dr. E, planting biochemical trees to defeat the swarms of radioactive bugs. Over 30 plants to grow with almost as many fruits to collect and units to synthesize, BigTree Defense 2 has a ton of content for you to sit down and devour. Our BigTree Defense 2: Evolution strategy guide provides all the tips and tricks you’ll need to be a bug-squashing master!
BigTree Defense 2 Strategies
- You can grow your tree upwards as well as grow limbs out. There’s a limit to how far limbs will grow based on height, but since it costs less water to grow a limb, make sure your branches are maxed out before upping your trunk’s height.
- Water is the currency of life, and it’s necessary to do almost everything in BigTree Defense 2. Plant lots of green leaves early on to ensure you have a good water supply, and keep planting them on occasion as the waves of enemies progress.
- You can move branches by clicking on the leaves and dragging. Point them towards incoming enemies to help get your plants within range.
- You can add plants to red nodes on the trunk, but it’s almost always more advantageous to turn those nodes into limbs, as they hold three or four times as many plants.
- Notice those black circles when you zoom out? Those are the portals where bugs can come from. Before each wave, arrows show you the direction the enemies will be coming from. Grow some extra branches and offensive leaves in that area to stave off the attack.
- Hear that crunching noise? That’s a bug eating your trunk, plants, or munching on fruit. Get rid of them quickly!
- Collecting fruits is vital. Spend a little more time watching your branches than watching the enemies.
- As you play, you’ll unlock new trees that have special abilities. Tailor your tree to help you stay alive in the different environments you’ll encounter.
- When a new wave approaches, focus on adding offensive plants instead of defensive or water-producing plants. You’ll need the firepower soon enough.
- Watch for insects destroying plants. If they succeed, a node opens up, and you should fill it immediately.
- A good balance of plant types is the surest way to victory.
- Only synthesize new plants if you’re having difficulty passing a level. Otherwise, save your fruits for bigger, better upgrades
BigTree Defense 2 Plant Strategies
There are over two dozen plant units you can synthesize and grow in BigTree Defense 2. Collect fruit from the tree while playing, then head to the synthesis shop to spend them on new weapons. Unless you’re having a tough time with a level, it’s best to save fruit so you can purchase bigger, stronger, and better units later on. Fruit may grow on trees, but it isn’t exactly easy to come by!
Fire, Wood, Water Cannons – Basic elemental cannons that do minimal damage. Good for combating opposite-typed bugs (water cannons work well against fire bugs, etc.)
Mucus Bacca – Fires juice that slows enemies down. Save up for this one early in the game, as it’s very useful! The stronger Fountain Fruit will be available later in the game.
Sun Flower – Fires light beams that damage every enemy within its path.
Water Fish – Hanging fruits that drop ice shards.
White Ananas – Fires tracking missiles! Not as useful as you might hope, but it’s available relatively early on, so grab it if you’ve got the fruits to synthesize it.
Pitaya – A ranged dragon fruit that functions like a flame thrower. Highly useful if placed on the edges of branches.
Gem Fruit – Fires ice that freezes water and wood bugs. Not as useful against fire bugs.
Rich Blueberry – A hearty fruit that has a high defense, keeping bugs busy chewing on it for ages.
Cheese Maize – Better than rich blueberry in every way. Who doesn’t love cheese?!
Laser Fox – Locks onto enemies with powerful laser beams. The Laser Fox II includes two lasers and deals fire damage.
Corpse Chunk – Eats bugs with a single chomp, but take their sweet time chewing.
Spider Fruit – Immobilizes bugs with cobwebs. Not as effective against water bugs.
Bird Singer – A bird that sings to frighten bugs away. A great stall tactic to deal tougher bugs extra damage.
Lotus Leaf – Blocks the poison gas in the wetlands.
Golden Leaf – Impervious to lightning.
Nutrition Gen – Helps nearby fruits grow and mature at a faster pace. A great way to load up on fruit for synthesizing!
Energy Mushroom – Heals the tree over time.
Dusty Kiwi – Attacks bugs with a whirlwind.
Burning Fruit – Keeps wood bugs away with its flames.
Bubble Cannon – Fires and slows bugs with water, dealing some damage in the process.
Repellanter – Keeps bugs away from your fruit!
Honeycomb – Holds wasps that swarm enemy bugs.
Rocket Carrot – Fires a big guided missile that deals splash damage. Very expensive, but worth saving up for!
Ice Aloe – Fires a massive ice shard that does a lot of damage to an area of bugs.