Bonus Resources (BR) are additional resources you can gain for your nation that can only be obtained through +resource links. Some bonus resources are more easily attainable than others (they require fewer resource links). There are currently 11 bonus resources in the game.

List of Bonus Resources

  • Affluent.GIFAffluent Population - Increases population +5%. Requires Fine Jewelry, Fish, Furs, and Wine. (updated in March by admin, previously was +2 happiness)
  • Asphalt.GIF Asphalt - Decreases infrastructure upkeep cost -5%. Requires Construction, Oil, and Rubber.
  • Automobile.GIF - Automobiles Increases population happiness + 3. Requires Asphalt and Steel.
  • Beer.GIF Beer- Increases population happiness + 2. Requires Water, Wheat, Lumber, and Aluminum.
  • Construction.GIF Construction - Reduces infrastructure cost - 5% and raises aircraft limit +10. Requires aluminum, lumber, iron, marble, and a technology level greater than 5.
  • Fastfood.GIF Fast food - Increases population happiness + 2. Requires Cattle, Sugar, Spices, and Pigs.
  • Jewelry.GIF Fine Jewelry- Increases population happiness + 3. Requires Gold, Silver, Gems, and Coal. (updated in March by admin, previously was +1.5).
  • Microchips.GIF Microchips - Reduces technology cost -8%, increase population happiness +2. Requires Gold, Lead, Oil, and a technology level greater than 10.
  • Radiation.GIF Radiation Cleanup - Improves nations environment by 1. Removes 1 day of nuclear anarchy. Reduces global radiation effect on an individual nation -50%. Requires Construction, Microchips, Steel, and a technology level greater than 15.
  • Steel.GIF Steel - Reduces infrastructure cost -2%. Requires Coal and Iron.
  • Scholar.GIF Scholars - Increases citizen income by $3.00. Requires Lumber, Lead and a literacy rate greater than 90%.

Lunar & Martian Resources

There are currently eight resources that can be mined from the Moon or Mars; four on the Moon and four on Mars.

Moon

  • & Uranium that your nation has access to.
  • Silicon.gif Silicon - Mined from Lunar surface. Increases population income by $3.00 for the resources Rubber, Furs, Gems & Silver that your nation has access to.
  • Titanium.gif Titanium - Mined from Lunar surface. Increases population income by $3.00 for the resources Gold, Lead, Coal & Oil that your nation has access to.

Mars

  • Basalt.GIF Basalt - Mined from Martian surface. +3 happiness if nation has Automobiles, –5% infra upkeep if nation has Asphalt, –5% infra purchase cost if nation has Construction.
  • Magnesium.GIF Magnesium - Mined from Martian surface. +4 happiness if nation has Microchips, –4% infra upkeep if nation has Steel.
  • Potassium.GIF Potassium - Mined from Martian surface. +3 happiness if nation has Fine Jewelry, +$3 citizen income if nation has Scholars, +$3 citizen income if nation has Affluent Population.
  • Sodium.GIF Sodium - Mined from Martian surface. +2 happiness if nation has Fast Food, +2 happiness if nation has Beer, Decreases GRL by an additional 50% (75% total) if you have Radiation Cleanup.

Effects

This table takes into account bonuses of all normal resources, but not the rewards of prerequisite bonus resources. For example, if one were to have fine jewelry and affluent population, they would look at the totals on the table for affluent population, and only add the +1.5 happiness granted by fine jewelry.

Bonus Resource Number Basic Resources Used Population Happiness Income per citizen/day Overall Money (income + happiness x $2) Population Increase (%) Technology Cost (%) Infrastructure Cost (%) Infrastructure Upkeep cost Cost (%) Soldier Cost ($) Soldier Count Environment Land* (%)
Affluent.GIF Affluent Population 7 4.5 10 20 13% - -4% - - 8% -1 10%G
Asphalt.GIF Asphalt 6 1.5 - 3 - - -12% -5% - 30% -1 20%P
Automobile.GIF Automobiles 7 4.5 - 9 - - -14% -18% - 38% -2 35%P
Beer.GIF Beer 4 4.5 - 9 8% - -7% -8% - 20% 10% 5%P
Construction.GIF Construction 4 - - - - - -12% -18% - 20% - -
Fastfood.GIF Fast Food 4 5 - 10 11.5% - - - -0.5 15% - -
Jewelry.GIF Fine Jewelry 4 7.5 6.5 21.5 - -5% -4% - - 8% -1 15%P
Microchips.GIF Microchips 3 3.5 7 14 - -13% - - -0.5 10% -1 -
Radiation.GIF Radiation Cleanup 8 1.5 3 6 - -5% -11% -18% -0.5 38% -1,+10% 15%P
Steel.GIF Steel 2 - - - - - -6% -10% - 8% -1 15%P
Scholar.GIF Scholars 2 - 3 3 - - - -8% -0.5 - - -

*P stands for based on purchased land, G the natural growth of land.

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