If you were a GOD what kind of god would you be? Benevolent or vengeful? Play Pocket God and discover the answer within yourself.
Pocket God may be one of the most amusing apps I’ve ever with to date. In Pocket God, you use your god-like powers in many ways to interact with the pygmies of the island. You play the role of finger, and you can inflict pain on (or be nice to) the pygmies in many ways.
The simplest of these ways is to simply tap and pick up the pygmies. You can then throw them into the ocean, or drop them down to the island from the clouds. The next way is to flick the pygmies. If done right, you can even flick them into the volcano in the background. Once three pygmies have been flicked into the volcano, it will erupt and spew lava all over the island, which in turn will light the remaining pygmies on fire. You can also tilt your iDevice to affect gravity, and shake your iDevice to create an earthquake.
In the recent update, you can also create lightning. The first thing you need to do is drag the clouds so that dark gray clouds are overhead. Then just draw a line from the cloud to a pygmy, and lightening will ensue.
Both the graphics and sound effects in Pocket God are top notch. The pygmies will make a number of comical sounds as they are sent to their watery (or fiery) deaths. These sounds range from ‘whoop’ sounds as they are tossed into the ocean- as well as other noises hard to demonstrate with words. The effects are of high quality, and there are no slowdowns in the frame rate. The amount of polish on the game is very high, and was surprising for what at first seemed like an app that would be very rough around the edges.
While I wouldn’t call Pocket God a game per se, it is rather entertaining and will continue to keep me coming back to it for a long time. The 1.05 updates has already been submitted and will allow users to use coconuts as food (or as a weapon of mass destruction)
Overall, Pocket God is an extremely amusing application. Fans of the flash game ‘interactive buddy’ or fans of watching burning pygmies jump into the ocean should definitely give Pocket God a look. It is a rather simple app, but does what it does fantastically. What’s more, the developer has promised weekly updates for at least a few weeks- and at the very least an update every two weeks. This app comes highly recommended, as it can only get better with updates. The game definitely can justify its small asking price of only 99 cents.