Bardelson's "winning" strategy had three main parts:
- Get your Mafia to 500 members as quickly as possible: There are entire recruiting groups devoted to accomplishing this task, but think long and hard before inviting a bunch of strangers onto your real Facebook account.
- Use the Fearless character type. The health regeneration bonus may seem rather useless, but Fearless characters have one key hidden talent...
- Get promoted to "Top Mafia Wheelman" status by a member of your Mafia. This reduces the energy needed for each mission, and gives a small chance to complete missions without expending any energy at all. This is your ticket to quick leveling without waiting for your energy to fill back up.