Trash Sailors Beginner’s Guide – TechRaptor | Gmx Pharm

In this trash sailor Beginner’s Guide, we tell you what you need to know to play this cooperative sailing adventure game by flukyMachine and tinyBuild.

what is trash sailor?

trash sailor is exactly what it says on the tin – it’s a game about a bunch of sailors floating around on a ship made of junk. Junk is life in this game – it’s used to power your engine, repair your hull, and even ammo for your cannon. Most recently, the game was featured on Guerrilla Collective 2 and tinyBuild Connect.

This game developed by flukyMachine and published by tinyBuild will challenge you whether you play with friends in co-op mode or try to give it a go solo in solo play. Let’s get started trash sailor Beginner’s Guide!

trash sailor Beginner’s Guide – Game mechanics you need to know

Before we move on to the walkthrough part of the trash sailor Beginner’s Guide, I will introduce you to some game mechanics.

Your character

You have the choice to play multiple characters, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. When your character’s health drops to zero, he/she will be thrown off the boat for a short time.

your ship

Your ship is literally a floating heap of junk. It’s held together with press wire and hope. If it drops, you lose the level and have to start over. It can be equipped with various pieces of equipment and upgrades, including powerful cannons (or other alternatives).

Garbage and the Mill

Garbage is the main resource of trash sailor. It is used to fuel your ship’s engine, to repair (and replace) broken hull parts, and to ammunition for your cannons. Garbage is transferred from level to level; If you’re low after completing a level, you may need to repeat an earlier one to replenish your supply!


Bolts (or Golden Bolts) are the game’s currency. It is used to buy upgrades for your ship in the workshop, as well as cosmetic decorations.

Fun Fact: You can find free bolts by exploring the world map! Every bolt counts, so grab as many as you can!


Cards are another form of currency; They are used to unlock subsequent levels in the campaign. A fixed number of maps are available for each level (indicated by the lights under the level marker on the world map).

The light

Your ship has a light on the mast. Not only is it good for seeing at night, it’s also required to keep deadly spiders away when it gets dark. If you don’t leave your lights on, you’ll quickly be overrun by creepy crawlies!

Trash Sailors Beginner's Guide - Ship Upgrades
You can unlock some interesting upgrades for your ship by spending bolts before starting a mission.

trash sailor Beginner’s Guide – All About Your Ship

captain of your ship trash sailor can be challenging whether you play alone or with a group of friends. There are several important parts of your ship to keep an eye on.


The grinder converts trash you fish out of the water into usable trash. It contains three pieces of specific junk that you need to find. Each correct piece you put in the grinder gives you 2 trash and each wrong piece gives you 1 trash. Get all three correct pieces into the grinder before the timer runs out and you’ll get 2 bonus junk (8 junk total) and also 5 bolts!


The engine keeps your ship moving and is powered by – you guessed it – trash. It needs to be hit a few times to get going; After that, you can refuel it while it’s running to keep it moving without having to restart it.


The helmet allows you to turn left or right. Unfortunately, you don’t have much control over whether to move forward or stop altogether (at least until you can afford to unlock the anchor).


The hull consists of 7 parts at the front and sides of your ship. Each piece has a total of 3 hit points. When all three HP are used up, this piece will be destroyed and must be rebuilt with Trash. If your entire outer hull is destroyed, your ship will sink and you will lose the level.

mast & light

The mast serves primarily as a storage place for the light, an invaluable tool that allows you to see at night and prevents spiders from spawning. As you progress in the campaign, you can unlock additional equipment that can be placed on the mast (e.g. weapons) or upgrade your light.

The light will start flashing red before turning off. This gives you a few seconds of warning so you can climb back up the mast and fix it before it goes out.

other equipment

Your ship can be upgraded with additional equipment to further improve your survivability, such as: such as an anchor (which allows you to stop completely) or a medkit (which allows you to heal your characters). You can also upgrade standard equipment like the hull or the light.

Trash Sailors Beginner's Guide - Early Levels

A walkthrough for the first few levels of trash sailor

We’ll wrap that up trash sailor Beginner’s Guide with a walkthrough of the first few campaign levels to help you get started with the game mechanics.

Most of these levels play out the same way – you sail through a level, navigate hazards, fight enemies and collect cards. If you make it to the other side unscathed, you’ve completed the level. However, you may need to replay a level a few times to pick up any cards you may have missed the first time.

level 1

Level 1 is a slow-paced tutorial level that introduces you to piloting your ship, collecting junk, and repairing your ship. You’ll probably bump into things a few times too – make sure you repair damage after collisions!

level 2

Level 2 speeds things up a bit – it’s the first time you need to find maps, but it’s otherwise devoid of enemies or major dangers. It also introduces Crazy mode.

How to find maps in trash sailor

Find maps in trash sailor is a two-step process. First, keep an eye on the display at the bottom of the screen:

Trash Sailors Beginner's Guide - Map Meter Slice

This meter shows your progress in the level. The dots on this meter represent map positions in the level. Remember: there is a fixed number of maps in each level. Once you’ve grabbed a card, you can’t get it again.

Each dot starts flashing as you approach a map. Then you need to start looking for a pillar of light:

Trash Sailors Beginner's Guide - Map Highlight Slice

Look around the lit area and you’ll see the card contained in a bottle. Walk to the edge of your boat, throw a grappling hook to grab it, then throw it in the grinder to secure it.

What is Crazy Mode about? trash sailor?

trash sailor “Crazy Mode” is a kind of bonus level that allows you to play through a completed level at higher speed (and with more potential bonuses). It’s entirely optional, but well worth it for the extra loot if you can pull it off!

level 3

Level 3 introduces you to the concept of darkness. You must use your light to repel spiders – if you don’t, they will quickly start damaging your ship and eventually sink you.

This level also introduces you to a new danger: waves. Waves will knock all crew members off the ship for a short time and do some damage to them. This can be especially painful in solo play since you only have a crew of two in this mode.

Trash Sailors Guide for Beginners - Crocs

level 4

Level 4 introduces your first real enemies in the game, crocodiles and tire men.

Crocodiles swim in front of you in the water. They will get stuck on the side of your ship and do damage. Hit them with the attack button to push them away.

Tire men are a little trickier. They can be seen in the distance, but you won’t have many defensive options in the early game other than turning your ship to avoid their oncoming jump. If they manage to board your ship, they will attack you and your companions. Hit them with attacks until they are defeated.

level 5

Introduces Snorkelers, a new type of enemy. You’ll also have to contend with crocodiles and darkness (and consequently spiders).

stage 6

Level 6 introduces new Tribal Swordsman enemies who board your ship and attack the crew. Beat them up like most other boarders.

It also introduces Grabber Vines that can pull people off your ship, similar to Waves.

Completing level 6 will finally give you access to some offensive options – it unlocks the forward cannon for your ship. This cannon can be used to shoot down obstacles or enemies in the distance; It can also be charged with 1-2 pieces of Trash for an even more devastating shot. (You can unlock cannons for the left and right side of the ship, and later also get offensive options for the mast.)

Trash Sailors Beginner's Guide - Level 7 and Beyond
Each successive level brings new challenges, whether it’s entirely new enemies and/or hazards, or a new combination of existing enemies and hazards.

Level 7 and beyond

When you have completed your first 6 levels, this is trash sailor Beginner’s Guide is coming to an end. What’s next?

In the near future you need to collect cards to unlock additional levels. You should also collect as many bolts as possible to improve your ship.

In addition, dozens of levels full of adventures await you, many of which will present you with new challenges that will put your sailing skills to the test. Much luck!

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