Written iPhone App Review
In Pocket God, you reign supreme over a little colony of hapless virtual pygmies on a deserted tropical island. What you do with them is up to you. Do you give them coconuts to eat and make them dance? Or feed them to the sharks and drop rocks on them? The choice is yours…
Pocket God is not a game per se, as there is no real purpose to it – no scores, no levels, no objectives. It’s kind of like Black & White meets The Sims. But that doesn’t mean it’s not still amusing as hell. Although there are a couple of “nice” things you can do for your little islanders (feeding them coconuts and making them dance is really about it), the focus of Pocket God leans strongly towards tormenting the poor little pygmies. Exercise your dark side by:
- Picking up the islanders and dropping them
- Throwing them off the island
- Launching them into a volcano on the horizon
- Dropping a meteor on top of them + bowling them over
- Dropping coconuts on their heads
- Stirring them up in a hurricane
- Frying them with lightning bolts
- Feeding them to the sharks
In addition, you can also directly act on the (beautifully drawn and animated) environment in Pocket God. Drag down the sun to bring on dusk, drag it further to make it night-time. Tilt the iPhone to change the gravitational forces and even shake the iPhone to create an earthquake.
The developers are currently releasing free updates with new features every week, so there will always be some new (likely deviant) Godly powers to exercise. Tsunami’s, new islands and even more sea creatures are just a few of the additions planned for the future.
Pocket God won’t keep you enthralled for hours, but it’s original, it’s fun, and it’s only $0.99.
Pocket God requires the 2.2 software update and is compatible with the iPhone & iPod Touch.
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