If you’re a fan of Facebook’s Mafia Wars then you’re gonna be excited with the new expansion coming up called Mafia Wars Cuba.
As of right now, Mafia Wars Cuba is still in the beta stage and only those who clicked the beta-test button shown for the past week or so can access it.
If you were able to click that button before, you will be shown a Fly to Cuba button to take you to Mafia Wars Cuba.
Your hard-earned cash is no good in Cuba (don’t worry it will stay in New York when you fly back) which uses Cuban pesos (C$) so you have to earn it the old fashion way, do jobs, take over businesses and fight other mafia until a money-laundering system is in place.
You can only take C$ from fighting only if that person has them and only if you’re fighting in Cuba. Sorry New Yorkers.
There are 5 classes of jobs that you can do: El Soldado (35-59), El Capitan (60-84), El Jefe (85-109), El Patron (110-129) and El Padrino (130+). The lowest energy-costing job starts at 10 and only gives you a maximum of C$290. That’s tough considering the next job already requires Cuban equipment that you need to buy.
In Cuba, the Properties are replaced by Businesses which you can take over and upgrade. Tobacco Plantation which costs C$25,000, Sugar Plantation (C$50,000), Factory (C$100,000) and Coca Field (C$250,000). You have to earn $25,000 before you can start getting passive income.
There are 20 items that you can buy from the mafia store including 7 decently powered armors. There are also loots but I still have to get to a job that drops them.
As of writing, the items that I bought from Cuba are not being used during a fight whether the fight takes place in Cuba or in New York.
Energy and experience are both shared in NY and Cuba so you don’t have to level up again. I guess the only benefit beta testers have is a head start in Cuban jobs, loots, bonuses and money. And also bragging rights to be flaunting those Cuban items in your profile page.
Even so, it’s nice to be in Cuba!