Tension in the region is bordering
on rebellion. Play it safe and lie low for a week while you prepare for
your next destination. Your mission through the Sahara will resume on
October 29th! Below is a preview of your upcoming assignment. Stay
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A dangerous killer is on the run!
Stay hot on their trail and follow them to the Sahara - a region rich in
history, culture and beauty. But keep your wits about you! Besides the
heat and sand, you'll be confronted by ruthless dictators and rebel
forces. Trust no one. Your travel plans have been arranged for October
8th, 2015. Be careful and good luck!
Soon you'll be able to work your way up to the highly esteemed ranks of
General and Secret Agent! If you are playing on a mobile device, get
ready by making sure you have the latest version of the app!
Why can’t I play Cases in Pacific Bay or the World Edition?
As the story line is linear, in order for you to play in
a new city, you will have to solve all the Cases in your current city.
That means, after you have solved the last Case in Grimsborough, the story will take you to Pacific Bay. If you then have solved all Cases in Pacific Bay, you will be asked to investigate in the World Edition!
Keep investigating and following the story - there are always new adventures ahead!
In the Message Center you can find requests and gifts that your Teammates have sent you.
You can access your Message Center by clicking the Envelope icon on the left side of the Map screen. If you're playing on mobile, you must first connect to Facebook in order to receive messages that your Teammates send you.
There are 4 different types of messages: Teammates requests, Reports requests, Energy gifts and Thank You gifts.
The messages in your inbox will be ordered according to their
type. The number of messages you can receive varies according to the
type of message. Once you reach the inbox limit for a particular type of
message, all additional incoming messages of that type will
automatically be deleted. All messages remain active for 3 days. They
are automatically deleted if you do not accept them before their
expiration date. The messages are ordered as follows: 1. Teammate requests 2. Report requests 3. Energy gifts (+2 Energy) 4. Thank You gifts (+1 Energy and Lucky Cards)
If you're playing on Facebook (computer version), there is a limit to
how many messages can be displayed at one time. Once you have accepted
the all visible messages, you may need to reload your Message Center to
display more messages
Why should I get a Police Pet?
Police Pets can help you find items (Orange Juice, Energy, Coins,
Lucky Cards), called "Lucky Finds," at the end of Crime Scene
The Lucky Find you get depends on the Special Skills of the pets
you've adopted. For example, the German Shepherd can either find 1000
Coins or a Lucky Card, while the King Charles Spaniel will either find
15 XP or a Lucky Card. How do I get a Police Pet?
There is a Police Pet Shop in each District of Grimsborough, Pacific
Bay and the World Edition. You can access Police Pet Shops in previous
Districts; you are not restricted to your current District. Also, Pets
are not limited to the District where you have adopted them - they can
accompany you to any District and Case!
To unlock Police Pet Shops, you will need Gold Medals. You earn Gold Medals by completing all 45/45 Stars in a Case. The
Gold Medals that you earn are only valid to unlock Pet Shops in the
City in which you earned them (e.g. Gold Medals earned in Grimsborough
will not count towards unlocking Pet Shops in Pacific Bay).
Most Dogs can be purchased with Coins, but premium Pets can only be bought with game Cash (on Facebook) or via direct purchase (on the mobile app). Adopting a Pet
Once you have the required amount of Gold Medals to unlock the
Pet Shop, go to the Map view and click on the "Dog" icon in any District
you have access to. Choose the pet you want and click "Adopt." Equipping a Pet
Equipping a Pet means that it will accompany you during all future Crime Scene Investigations until you decide to unequip it.
To equip a Pet or change from one Pet to another, open the Map view
and click on the "Dog Bowl" icon. The "Dog House" appears. Click on the
green arrows on each side of the pop-up to select the Pet you want, then
click the "Equip" button. How do I make my Police Pet evolve?
Making your Pet evolve will improve its Special Skill,
increasing your probability of getting Lucky Finds! Once you have
adopted one or more Pets, you will be able to make them evolve by
increasing their Loyalty.
The progression of your Pet's Loyalty can be followed by checking the Loyalty bar in the Dog House.
You can increase your Pet's level of Loyalty by feeding it. To do
this, click on the Dog bowl icon visible on the Map view. Use the green
arrows to select the Pet you want to feed. Choose food for your Pet:
The Bone gives 1 Loyalty point and is consumed in 5 minutes
The Fish gives 5 Loyalty points and is consumed in 4 hours
The Chicken wing gives 10 Loyalty points and is consumed in 12 hours
The Ham gives 10 Loyalty points and is consumed instantly (this is a purchasable, premium Pet food)
Once your Pet has finished its meal, you can immediately feed it again! Feeding Tips:
Bones are the best food to give to your Pets while you are playing, as you can go back and feed them often and easily.
The Chicken wing is the best food to give to your Pet before going to sleep, as it takes longer for your Pet to finish it.
A Pet can eat Ham while it is eating something else.
Nothing bad will happen to your Pet if you forget to feed it. :)
Your Police Pet can Level Up
When your Pet's Loyalty bar is full, it will gain a Loyalty level and its abilities will improve.
In addition, your Pet will grow up when it reaches the 3rd and 5th
Loyalty levels, getting a new appearance! Once it reaches Loyalty level
5, your Pet has reached its highest Loyalty level and cannot improve its
Special Skill any further.
Having Teammates can have a positive effect on your game success! Here are some of the things they can help you with: Assist you in Crime Scenes
Partner up with a Teammate when you enter a Crime Scene. If they have
played 5 or more days in a row, they will offer you a full 5 Hints to
help you find Items faster and get a higher score!
At the end of the round, you get the opportunity to send them a Lucky
Card in thanks for their help. If they choose you as a partner in their
game, they may send you a Lucky Card as well. Fill out Reports
Teammates can send you 3 Reports to unlock your next Case. To take
advantage of this, you first need to send out Report requests to your
friends. Send you Energy
Teammates can send you +2 Energy as a daily free gift. You also get
+1 Energy every time they accept Energy from you. The more Teammates you
have, the more Energy you receive
Boosters are special power-ups that help you attain a high-score or find objects faster! They can be purchased with Coins on the "Select a Partner" screen just before launching a Crime Scene investigation.
There are 3 different Boosters:
Instant Magnifier (costs 500 Coins): Instantly
displays a preview of the hidden items in the Crime Scene by hovering
your mouse over the item name (if you're on a mobile device, just touch
and hold your finger on the item name). This booster is not available
for Differences and Puzzle Bonus Crime Scenes. TIP: Use an Instant
Magnifier at the beginning of a Crime Scene to learn where all the
5 Hints (costs 1500 Coins): Play Crime Scenes with 5
Hints, no matter how many Hints your Partner has! If you don’t use all
these Hints during your investigation, you’ll have a higher Hint Bonus
Score. That this Booster is better used when your Partner has only a few
Hints and won’t be deducted if your partner has already 5 Hints to
x6 Combo Starter (costs 3000 Coins): Start Crime Scenes with a completely filled out Combo Bar. Use it to increase your score!
Boosters automatically unlock when you reach Level 5.
You can use several different Boosters at the same time.
Boosters are for instant use. You cannot save them for later.
If you're playing on your computer and you make a mistake when
purchasing Boosters, close the game before clicking "Play!". When you
reload the game your Coins will have returned to your inventory.
What are Hints? Why do my Teammates sometimes have less Hints?
If you are stuck in the middle of a Crime Scene Investigation, you can use Hints to locate hidden objects.
Hints are provided by the Partner you have selected to investigate a
Crime Scene. The number of Hints available (from 1 to 5) is visible on
the Partner select screen and in the bottom right corner while
investigating a Crime Scene.
To use a Hint during an investigation, click on your Partner’s Avatar
in the bottom right corner. A hand will then appear, pointing towards
one of the remaining objects to find. Tips:
Use Hints when you are stuck and cannot find the last item(s) to complete a the Crime Scene.
If you have used all the available Hints, the Hint circle will start to slowly refill until 1 Hint becomes available again.
Every unused Hint at the end of the Scene will give you 20,000 additional points. You can thus get up to 100,000 extra points!
You can investigate a Crime Scene and have 5 available Hints, even if your Partner has only 1 Hint to offer, thanks to the "5 Hints" Booster!
Why so some of my Partners have more or less Hints?
The number of Hints available to you during an investigation depends
on the number of consecutive days your Partner has been playing Criminal
If they remember to play the game for 5 straight days or more, they
will have 5 Hints to offer! If they fail to play Criminal Case during
one day, their Hint counter goes back to 1.
Likewise, if you play everyday, you will have more Hints to
offer your Teammates. With more hints, your friend will be more likely
to select you as a Partner, and the more often you are selected as a
Partner, the more Lucky Cards you will receive (unless your
Teammate chooses to skip this step).
The Daily Bonus is a free gift you can receive everyday. To claim your Daily Bonus, click on the blue gift icon on the left side of the Map screen.
What you receive depends on the number of consecutive days you have played. You will either get Coins or Energy Items:
Day 1: 1000x Coins
Day 2: 1x Orange Juice (20 Energy)
Day 3: 2x Orange Juice (40 Energy)
Day 4: 5000x Coins
Day 5: 1x Bag of Chips (50 Energy)
If you continue to collect the Daily Bonus for more than five consecutive days, you will be awarded a Bag of Chips every day!
If you stop playing the game for a day, you will go back to the Day 1 bonus reward of 1000x Coins. The daily cut off for collecting bonuses is 00:00 UTC. To calculate what this corresponds to in your local timezone, check out this link: http://everytimezone.com
After 00:00 UCT, your Daily Bonus counter will reset to Day 1 if you haven't claimed your bonus. Example
I start playing Criminal Case for the first time on Day 1 and claim my Daily Bonus. I get 1000x Coins.
I come back on Day 2 and claim my Daily Bonus. I get 1x Orange Juice instead.
On Day 3, I play Criminal Case but I forget to claim my Daily Bonus. I do not get anything.
On Day 4, I remember to claim my Daily Bonus. I get 5000x Coins!
I come back on Day 5 and also claim my Daily Bonus. I get 1x Bag of Chips.
During 3 more days I come back everyday and claim my Daily Bonus. On Day 5, 6, 7 and 8, I get 1x Bag of Chips.
Unfortunately I did not have time to play at all on Day 9. When I
come back on Day 10 and claim my Daily Bonus, I get 1000x Coins.
The number of consecutive days you have claimed your Daily Bonus also
determines how many Hints you will offer to your Teammates when they
choose you as a Partner.
Lucky Cards are gifts that can be traded in for Energy Items, XP or Coins. You can receive Lucky Cards in the following situations:
A Teammates selects you as a Partner for a Crime Scene investigation and sends you a Card at the end of a stage
Someone collects the Coins, Orange Juice or Chips that you shared on your Facebook Timeline and sends you a Card in return
Some Police Dogs have the ability to find Lucky Cards at the end of an investigation
Once you collect a complete collection of the same suit, you can trade it in! A complete Collection is composed of 5 cards: an Ace, a King, a Queen, a Jack and a "10."
If you've completed a collection, a "New Collection!" bubble will
appear next to the Lucky Cards icon on the Map screen. To trade it in,
click the Card icon then click "Trade in" next to any Lucky Card series
that is complete. Once traded in, the corresponding gift will be
automatically credited to your inventory.
The Hearts collection can be traded in for a Bag of Chips.
The Spades collection can be traded in for an Orange Juice.
The Diamonds collection can be traded in for 20 XP.
The Clubs collection can be traded in for 500 Coins.
What are Coins for?
Coins are an in-game currency that can be used to "purchase" special game items and features:
Items to customize your Avatar
Here are the various ways that you can get Coins:
Investigating a Crime Scene: The higher score you earn in each Crime Scene investigation, the more Coins you gain!
Purchase Coins: Click the Coin bar at the top of
your screen. On the pop-up that appears, select the Coin pack that you
wish to buy. Choose your payment method and click on "Continue".
Teammates can share Coins: When one of your
Teammates advances in a Case by completing a task, they may sometimes
get the opportunity to share 1000 Coins with you. These shared Rewards
will appear in your Facebook News Feed. (You can collect up to 3x Coins
rewards per day for a total of 3000 Coins.)
Lucky Card collections: Once you have a complete "Clubs" collection, you can trade it in for 500 Coins.
Additional Investigation rewards: During Additional Investigations, you get the opportunity to earn Coins by helping characters.
Daily Bonus: You can get Coins when you collect
your Daily Bonus. You will get 1000 Coins the first day you claim your
Daily Bonus and 5000 Coins if you collect it 4 days in a row!
Progress in or complete a Chapter: Chapters are
divided into several segments. Whenever you finish one of these
segments, you get Coins as a reward. When you complete an entire
Chapter, you also get Coins.
What is Cash for?
Only available on the computer version of the game, Cash is an in-game currency that helps you advance faster in the game. You can use it to:
Energy is used in the game to investigate Crime Scenes. Here are the various ways that you can get Energy:
Automatic refill: Your Energy Bar refills on its own! Once you have at least 20 Energy, you can start investigating again.
Level Up refill: When you Level Up, your Energy bar will refill to 110.
Daily Bonus: Claim your Daily Bonus at
least 2 consecutive days to start earn Energy rewards. You will obtain 1
Bag of Chips if you claim your reward for 5 consecutive days or more!
Purchase Energy Items: Need Energy right away? You
can also purchase Energy Items. To do this, the Energy bar at the top of
the screen. If you're playing on Facebook, you'll first need to buy
Cash to purchase Energy Items. If you're playing on Mobile, you can
purchase Energy Bundle packs directly.
Friends' gifts: Your Teammates can send you +2
Energy as a free gift. You also get +1 Energy every time they accept
Energy from you. The more Teammates you have, the more Energy you
Promotion sharing: When your friends Level Up or Rank Up,
they can share Orange Juice or Potato Chips on Facebook. Just click the
“Claim Orange Juice” or “Claim Potato Chips” posts that appear in your
Facebook News Feed. You can claim 3x Orange Juice and 1x Bag of Chips
Additional Investigation rewards: Some characters will reward you with a Burger after you have helped them during the Additional Investigation.
Lucky Card collections: Once you have a complete “Hearts” or “Spades” collection, you can trade them in for Energy Items. (Learn more)
Pets' Lucky Finds: Some Pets can find Energy or Energy Items at the end of a Crime Scene Investigation.
How do I use Energy Items?
Once you have received Energy Items (Orange Juice, Potato Chips or Burgers), you can use them to get Energy at any moment.
Click on your Energy Bar to open your inventory. If you have any
Energy Items in stock, choose the Item that you wish to consume by
clicking the “Use” button.
After arresting the killer, you'll be asked to follow up with
some of the characters associated with the murder you just solved. You
may need to help or talk to them to gain some extra inside information! You must complete a Case's Additional Investigation in order to unlock the next Case (except in Case 1).
To complete the Additional Investigation, follow these steps:
After arresting the killer, open the "Tablet" to view your tasks, then
click on "Unlock" to gain access to the Additional Investigation.
2. Carry out all the actions listed in the Tablet menu.
Each time you finish helping a character, they will reward you with either Coins, XP, a Burger or an Avatar Shop item.
Completing all the tasks in the Additional Investigation will earn you a Silver Medal!
How do I unlock more Crime Scenes and progress in a Case?
To progress in any given Case, you must complete the tasks listed in the "Tablet" view. To access this task list, click the "Tablet" button in the bottom left hand corner once you've opened a Case.
You will require Stars to complete certain tasks (such as talking to
suspects or playing evidence mini-games). You can earn Stars by playing
There are other tasks that merely require some time to complete, such
as autopsies or lab analysis. While you are waiting, you can continue
investigating Crime Scenes in order to earn more Stars. If you don't
want to wait, you always have the option to purchase an Instant
As you complete the aforementioned tasks, more Crime Scenes will
unlock and you'll move along further in your investigation. If you ever
feel you are blocked in a Case, please click on your Tablet view to see
if you have any outstanding tasks to complete.
To progress to the next Case, you need to:
1. Complete any outstanding tasks listed in the "Tablet" view (you'll
find the "Tablet" icon in the bottom left corner once entering a Case). 2. Once you've finished all required tasks (including the Additional Investigation), open the Tablet view and click the "Unlock" button 3. You'll have to obtain 3 Reports to advance to the next Case. There are three ways to get Reports:
You can ask 3 Teammates or Facebook friends to send you Reports. If you're playing on mobile, you must first connect to Facebook to access this feature.
You can wait 3 days for the next Case to unlock automatically.
You can pay a nominal price to unlock the next Case instantly. If
you're playing on Facebook, you can unlock the next Case with "Cash"
(which is a purchasable item). If you're playing on mobile you can
purchase access directly.
If you're playing on Facebook, refresh your browser before checking for Reports to ensure that they load properly.
If you're playing on a mobile device, make sure you're connected to a
strong Internet connection so that you can be sure to receive all
Reports that your friends send you!
unlock the twelth police dog shop inEuropyou must get 2
gold medals in World Edition first. It contains three pets. -> A wolf is available for 1,000,000 coins which has a chance of finding +1 Cardor 2,000 Coins at the end of crime scene -> A rat cat is available for 1,000,000 coins which has a chance of finding 100 xp or 2,000 Coins at the end of crime scene.
-> A basset hound is available for 100 cash which has a chance of
finding +10 Energy or 5,000 Coins at the end of the crime scene.
unlock the thirteenthpolice dog shop inSaharaRegionyou must get 12
gold medals in World Edition first. It contains three pets. -> ACamelis available for 250,000 coins which has a chance of finding +5 Energy or 40,000 Extra Points at the end of crime scene -> A Girafis available for 250,000 coins which has a chance of finding 3,000 Coins or 40,000 Extra Points at the end of crime scene.
-> A Leopard is available for 200 cash which has a chance of
finding +400xpor 40,000 Extra Points at the end of the crime scene.
unlock the fourteenth police dog shop in South Asia you must get 24
gold medals in World Edition first. It contains three pets. -> AnElephantis available for500,000 coins which has a chance of finding +2Card or 4,000 Coins at the end of crime scene -> A Crane is available for 1,000,000 coins which has a chance of finding 150 xp or +2 Card at the end of crime scene.
-> A Dragonis available for 400 cash which has a chance of
finding +20 Energy or +2 Card at the end of the crime scene.
unlock the fifteenth police dog shop in Oceaniayou must get 36gold medals in World Edition first. It contains three pets. -> An Platypus is available for 750,000 coins which has a chance of finding 6,000 Coins or 50,000 Extra Points at the end of crime scene. -> A Kangaro is available for 750,000 coins which has a chance of finding 6,000 Coinsor +2 Card at the end of crime scene.
-> A Koala is available for 500 cash which has a chance of
finding 6,000 Coins or +500 xp at the end of the crime scene.
unlock the sixteenth police dog shop in South America you must get 48gold medals in World Edition first. It contains three pets. -> A Parrotis available for 1,000,000 coins which has a chance of finding +3 Cardsor 50,000 Extra Points at the end of crime scene. -> A Sloth is available for 1,000,000 coins which has a chance of finding + 250 XP or 50,000 Extra Points at the end of crime scene.
-> A Llama is available for 800cash which has a chance of
finding +30 Energyor 100,000 Extra Points at the end of crime scene.
unlock the seventeenth police dog shop in North America you must get 52
gold medals in World Edition first. It contains three pets. -> A Eagle is available for 1,250,000 coins which has a chance of finding 50,000 Extra Points at the end of crime sceneor +350 XP. -> A Maine Coon is available for 1,250,000 coins which has a chance of finding 6,000 Coins or +350 XP.
-> A Bear is available for 1000 cash which has a chance of
finding +3Cardsor +800XP.