RAD has a banking system that allows you to carry over any earned money from one game to the next. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
RAD, a new game from Bandai Namco and Double Fine, is a Rogue-like. That means once you die, your current progress is gone forever; you need to start again from the beginning. And aside from weapons you unlock as you play, the money you’ve banked is the only thing you can carry over from one game to the next. That is, of course, providing you remember to deposit it before you die.
In RAD‘s hub world, you’ll find a machine that lets you deposit your cassettes – the in-game currency – and another that lets you withdraw it. It’s a very handy tool as it allows you to save money even after you die, and pick it up again in a new game.
You can visit the hub world between every level, and it’s a good idea to do so. You don’t need to carry all your money around with you, so if you’ve earned quite a bit, deposit some. Having 40-60 cassettes with you is a good idea to buy essentials, but your money is best in the bank. If you die without banking it, you’ll lose everything you carry (unless you have a specific mod equipped).
You’ll also find bank machines dotted around levels, but you’ll probably notice these aren’t usable unless you’re a “platinum customer”. To become a platinum customer, you must deposit over 100 cassettes. You’ll continue to upgrade your bank customer status further as you deposit more cash, too. These upgrades will also allow you to charge to your bank from a shop if you don’t have enough cash on you (although this incurs a fee).
So remember: deposit your money back in the hub world. It’s safe when it’s in the bank. You can withdraw it at any time, but anything on your person when you die will be lost for good.