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There are currently three Game Modes in which to play Slime Rancher, which is selectable when making a new game file.

Once selected, the game file cannot be changed under normal circumstances; to switch Game Modes you will need to create an entirely new file.

Demo Version

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The Demo version at the end of its time limit.

The Slime Rancher Demo is a free version of the game that was released with Update 1.0.0, and currently remains on Update 1.3.1b. It has all the features of the standard game up until Update 1.3.1 including endgame content, but the gameplay is limited to 60 real-time minutes and any saved games cannot be accessed once created until the full game is purchased.

Adventure Mode

Adventure Mode is the standard game mode that has full access to the game. Adventure Mode makes up a majority of the game's story, mostly presented through Hobson notes, NPC interactions, Loading Screen Texts, and Starmail.

  • Plort values at the Plort Market rise and fall on a day-to-day basis, partially influenced by how many you've sold previously.
  • Starmail functions as normal, introducing the Range Exchange NPCs from Days 1-6.
  • Casey regularly contacts Beatrix via Starmail. Their starmail must be read before they will send the next one. More are sent as the player opens Slime Gates.
  • Getting knocked out advances time for 12+ hours and the player respawns back at The Ranch. A select few items from the inventory are found at the beach of The Docks.
  • The 7Zee Rewards Club unlocks at day 7, allowing for exclusive rewards for more long-term ranching.
  • The player can unlock The Lab and dabble in Slime Science.

Adventure Mode can be "beaten" by triggering the end credits sequence. The player will not lose their progress upon doing so and can continue playing the game for as long as desired afterward. To trigger the credits sequence, the final Hobson Note in the large temple building in the northernmost area of The Glass Desert must be read, and the final Starmail from Casey titled Another tour must be read; a minimum of five slime gates be opened for this to occur and all of Casey's Starmails must be opened. Post-credits, Hobson will get in contact via Starmail which unlocks The Vaults.

Casual Mode

Casual Mode is a modified version of Adventure Mode where The Tarr does not appear in any form, due to Largo Slimes no longer eating plorts to induce the transformation into a Tarr in this mode. Feral Slimes are also less aggressive, and will not perform their Area of Effect buttstomp.

Because Tarr do not spawn in Casual Mode, Tarr related Achievements cannot be achieved in this mode, and its Slimepedia entry is already unlocked.

The two Tarr related Achievements are:

  • Once Bitten, Twice...Bitten (Hold onto a Tarr for 15 seconds)
  • Best of the Worst (Put a Tarr on the #1 Slime Stage)

Rush Mode

Main article: Rush Mode

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Rush Mode is a special game mode where the player has three days - which can be extended to five through Range Exchange trades - to earn as many Newbucks as possible, using any means at their disposal.

It is the successor to Five Day Rush.

VR Playground

Main article: VR Playground

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VR Playground is free DLC content available on Steam. Unlike the other modes, it is not selected on the New Game screen, but is instead ran as a launch option through Steam with an Oculus or VIVE. It features maps based on locations from the main game.

Changes

  • 1.2.1 - Added an intro animation to the start of Rush Mode.
    • Added a pinch of pizzazz to the end animation for Rush Mode. (it’s much more than a pinch tbh)
  • 1.2.0 - Five Day Rush is now Rush Mode.
    • 1.2.0b - Fixed bug where certain gold gordos (not pointing any fingers here) in Rush Mode could “forget” how many gingers they'd eaten after you left the game.
  • 1.1.0 - Casual Mode is implemented.
  • 0.3.0 - A new game mode has been added, the 5-Day Rush (the standard experience is now ‘Adventure’) where ranchers try to collect as many newbucks as possible over the course of 5 days.
    • 0.3.0c - Fix reversed list of most profitable plorts in 5-day-rush.
Docile Pink SlimePhosphor SlimeTabby SlimeHoney SlimePuddle SlimeSaber SlimeHunter SlimeQuantum SlimeTangle SlimeDervish Slime
Harmful Rock SlimeBoom SlimeRad SlimeCrystal SlimeMosaic SlimeFire Slime
Hostile The TarrFeral Slimes
Special Quicksilver SlimeGlitch SlimeGold SlimeGordo Slimes (Party Gordo)Twinkle SlimeLargo SlimesLucky Slime
Behaviors AgitationHungerFearStackingPounce
Scrapped Meteor Slime
Meat Hen HenChickadooRoostroElder HenElder RoostroBriar Hen (Chickadoo)Stony Hen (Chickadoo)Painted Hen (Chickadoo)Chicken Breeding
Fruit PogofruitCuberryMint MangoPhase LemonPrickle PearKookadoba
Veggie CarrotHeart BeetOca OcaOdd OnionSilver ParsnipGilded Ginger (Locations)
Other WaterAshSpicy Tofu
Plots CoopCorralGardenIncineratorPondSilo
Facilities Plort MarketVacpack (Augmented Vacpack)Range ExchangeRanch HouseStarmailDecorizerChime Changer
7Zee Rewards Club Chroma PacksSlime Toys
Decorative EchoesOrnamentsChimes
The Ranch The GrottoThe OvergrowthThe LabThe DocksOgden's RetreatMochi's ManorViktor's Workshop
Wilderness The Dry Reef (Ring Island)The Slime Sea (Moustache Island)The Moss Blanket (Mushroom LakeFeral Path)The Indigo Quarry (Crystal VolcanoAsh Isle)The Ancient RuinsThe Glass DesertThe WildsNimble ValleyThe Slimeulation
The Vaults Ring Island VaultAsh Isle VaultFeral Path Vault
Features CrateWorld MapMap Data NodesWater SpringsWaterSlime KeySlime GateStatic TeleportersSlime StatueFountain (Locations)Ancient WaterOasisSolar AnomaliesDebug SprayBug ReportsRayvians
Nimble Valley projectiles Spark ShotThunderclapStatic ClingerSlooow Field
Gadget Types ExtractorsUtilitiesWarp TechDecorationsCurios
Drill JellystoneSlime FossilStrange DiamondIndigoniumGlass Shard
Apiary Buzz WaxHexacombRoyal JellyWild HoneyPepper Jam
Pump Primordy OilSpiral SteamLava DustDeep BrineSilky Sand
Other Manifold Cube
Treasure Pods The RanchThe Dry ReefThe Moss BlanketThe Indigo QuarryThe Ancient RuinsThe Glass DesertOgden's RetreatThe WildsNimble ValleyThe Slime SeaThe SlimeulationSecret Style Paid DLC Pack
Additional Information
Economy PlortsNewbucks
Characters Beatrix LeBeau (Knocked Out)NPCs (Thora WestViktor HumphriesOgden OrtizMochi MilesBObHobson TwillgersCasey)7Zee Corporation
Game Information Downloadable ContentFAQsGame VersionsUpcoming FeaturesSlimepediaControlsAchievementsLoading Screen TextsGame ModesVR Playground
Events Wiggly Wonderland (2017)Wiggly Wonderland (2018)Wiggly Wonderland (2019)Party Weekend
Monomi Park Ian McConvilleNick PopovichConcept ArtSlime Rancher: Original SoundtrackSlime Rancher: Original Soundtrack II + The Casey Sessions
Cut/Removed content Meteor SlimeFive Day RushUnused Features

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