Why do my units not come back?

Troops don't come back even if they survive because this game is all about the strategy! You must make sure you manage well your resources so that what you lose in your attack is absolutely worth what you can end up winning. Keep in mind you wouldn't want to lose more minerals/coins that those you can win with the attack

I have just entered my planet, Why have my resources disappeared?

Your colony wasn't properly defended and someone took advantage of it, decided to attack you and ran away with your minerals and coins. Don't worry though, you will have the chance to take revenge on that someone and get back what's yours!

You can prevent this from happening by getting the Colony Shield, while you wear it you will not be attacked.

Why are my attacks not successful?

Each unit has its own personality.

They behave differently depending on their skills, targets, range, velocity, etc.
You can find this information by clicking the blue “i” icon that appears on top of all the units' pictures.

Why can't I add units to my friends' bunkers?

Adding units to your friends' bunkers is one of the best ways to help them as it helps them defend their planets from attacks and keeps them from spending any coins to achieve this!

You must make sure you haven't ran out of helping clicks before you try to do this, otherwise you won't be able to add any units until the next 24 hrs.

Why can't I chat in fullscreen?

Although this might seem like a bug, it isn't. It's just a Flash limitation. Flash won't process any action that requires typing in fullscreen, so anytime you want to chat, the screen will shrink automatically.

How can I upgrade my StarBase to level 5?

Taking your StarBase to that level might seem complicated, but it's really a piece of cake (even for the Starlings!)! All you need to do is upgrade your banks so that you are able to store at least 750.000 coins, buy the Observatory and colonize a planet! Do this and you'll only be one step away of becoming the King of our Galaxies!

What's a colony?

As real explorers, you have probably taken a look around the galaxy and your have probably realized there are some empty planets in some of the planetary systems. These planets are free for you to colonize but you will need to have enough resources and one Observatory. If you manage to have it all, the planet could be yours!

How can I move my buildings?

Next to your friends' bar, you will be able to see an image of a planet and a green arrow on top. Click this arrow and select the “Move” option to move your buildings around.

I need to complete the “Find a Chip” quest but I have already cleared my landscape, What should I do?

Galaxy Life's planets are extremely fertile so life will definitely grow again in your colony while you are offline! All you have to do is wait until plants and other objects grow back and you will have the chance to find that precious chip and complete the mission. Good luck! (Note: You should be inactive for about 6 hrs)

Can I deploy units outside the construction area?

Yes, you can.

This is a great thing to have in mind. Even though there are some areas of the map where you can't build on, you'll still be able to deploy units to attack your enemies. 

If you receive a gift Star Battery does that activate the timer for receiving one from helping your friends?

Yes, receiving any Star Battery activates the 12h timer.

If I help a friend, is it on a 24hr timer or do the help clicks reset at a specific server time?

It is on a 24hr timer

What is the space required to spawn an attacking unit? E.g: 2x2, 3x3, 4x4 etc.

1x1 Squares but 3x3 apart from any building

Do trees, craters etc stop you from spawning units on the block they occupy?


Will Swings, Trampolines, Ancestors, Focus Idols etc stop people from being able to spawn on the block they are placed?


What is the purpose of protecting your Star Base? I see a lot of people protecting the base with mines and houses around it.

It is life a big bank/silo, It holds a large amount of gems and coins.

If I were to lose houses and mines, do I lose all the resources that were in those houses and mines at the time of destruction, or will they be back when repaired? What about banks?

Compact Houses and mines you will loose every single coin/mineral they had ready for you to collect. Banks & Silos just part of your resources depends on your bank/silo level and how many you have. The coins/minerals that appear are generated after the attack.


  1. Really interesting FAQ! I really learned many things about galaxy life here ;) (I was defending with trees believing it was invincible walls but they don t stop anything ^^' )

    I still have one question:
    How does a friend bunker/ normal works?
    Does it send all units every time you are attacked? Do units that got out can get back to the bunker if they are not killed?
    Or do units stay in the bunker and fire around?

    Thanks for all man! ;)

  2. I play this on a iPad so this doesn't help =P

  3. My son's friends bunker is empty. It has been days, I have 5 helping clicks left, but still cannot add any unit to my son's friends bunker. Is this just me or computer glitch? I cleared all cookies, also used any other computer, but nothing can be done. Help!

    1. Having the same issue. Noticed the problem on Aug 10th. Aug 11th Still can't place units in his bunker, nor can he place any in mine. I can click his other buildings with no problem.

  4. If I donot have any Special Attacks,And the Bunkers have Falcon and Collosus,For someone I attack in a Rival Battle,how to win the battle,If Iam in Sixth Level Starbase.
    Please Help!

  5. Can you remove colonies ?