Mafia Wars seems like a simple and a very easy game to play, but as you progress, you’ll realize just how badly you need some clever tips from loyal, old hand players.
As a beginner, you may have tons of questions and confusions left unanswered, but you actually just need to understand a few important things.
First, always remember to take a moment to slow down at some points of the game. As you reach levels eight, nine, or so, you might want to stay a little longer where you are. This is so you will be the best boss in a certain level before moving on. This will give you more opportunities for property purchases.
When buying, weapons correlated to your mafia size should be of top priority. Those two things will somehow determine your success.
Mafia Wars gives you the freedom to fight just about everyone in the game, even those at higher levels. As much as possible, only fight players with the same level or under your level to avoid risks. If you have tons of weapons and a large mafia size, however, you are free to take the risk of fighting the higher-level opponents.