- The Imitation Game is an event that occurs on Fridays in the event cycle. Like the other events, it lasts for 21 hours, appearing at 6 a.m. in your time zone. Note that Daylight Saving Time (DST) will also affect the Imitation Game event times.
- It is unlocked by defeating Lt. Hammerman's level 30 base, which in turn requires a level 9 Radar.
- In this event, Lt. Hammerman has copied some of the best bases in the Archipelago, and it's up to you to destroy these bases.
- The event consists of 7 stages of increasing difficulty, similar to Dr. T's bases. Each stage is a copy of an existing player base in the Archipelago.
- The bases that are copied have HQ levels that generally increase as the stages get harder. At stage 1, Hammerman usually copies a base of HQ level 10 or 11. At stage 2, Hammerman usually copies a base of HQ level 12 or 13, and the pattern continues.
- You are given 8 attacks in all to defeat these 7 stages.
- The stages comprise of buildings that a Mercenary Base would have, including Prototype Defenses. It is possible that one of the buildings on the base may be upgrading at the time you attack it, including defenses.
- The username of the original base that was copied will be displayed when attacking.
- Statues of all types and sizes can appear on these stages, as they are copies of other players' bases.
- Unlike Dr. T, Ice Statues do not necessarily get stronger. They may not even appear at all on a certain stage. For instance, it is possible that stage 2 has 2 Ice Statues but stage 3 has none.
- The XP levels of each base are constant, regardless of the actual XP level of the base that was copied. For instance, the XP level of stage 1 is 8, even though bases at HQ levels 10 and 11 would have a minimum XP level of 21.
- Defeating a stage in the Imitation Game will reward you with Gold, Wood, Stone and Iron. Magma Power Stones, Intel and Prototype Modules can also be won from each stage.
- Similar to Dr. T's events, the rewards are based around the amount of Wood, and the Gold reward in this event is 1.5 times that of Wood plus your attack cost. Also, the Stone reward is 5/6th that of Wood, and Iron reward is 2/3rd that of Wood.
- The amount of Wood for the n-th stage is .
|Imitation Game Rewards|
|Stage||XP Level||HQ Level*|| Gold Reward^|| Wood Reward|| Stone Reward|| Iron Reward|
*There may be certain exceptions to this rule, such as Hammerman copying a HQ20 base on stage 5, but on most events the HQ level will be in this range.