iPhone App Review: Pocket God

iPhone App Review: Pocket God

February 24th, 2009 by

There are a few simulation games in the app store, but so far a lot of them are lacking.  What’s nice about Pocket God is that it isn’t some huge game with long load times or laggy screens.  You have the ability to basically torture poor islanders who you can create and destroy at will.  It has a very easy to learn interface. With a + in the upper left to add villagers and just finger commands to grab, drop, throw, or incinerate them with lightning.

The game definitely has draw backs.  For one, you can essentially do everything in a very short time.  While it says you can be a benevolent God, it is very difficult to do much beyond torture the islanders. You can feed them, but it is much more fun to feed them to the volcano.

What gives the game potential is that the author(s) add new “challenges” every so often.  Challenges like “play for five minutes”.  While they some times aren’t as creative, you can tell the people making the game enjoy it so much that they are constantly adding to it.  This game has a lot of future potential.  Considering the cost of $0.99 it’s a great buy to keep you entertained waiting in line for your Café Mocha. It is amazing how much fun you can have throwing islanders into the water and watch them squirm.

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