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Apr, 2020


Apr, 2020



Build your own city as the new mayor. Create residential, commercial, and industrial zones. Build parks and recreation spots. Respond to crime and disasters. Watch your city come alive! No microtransactions or long wait times! Everything is unlocked and rewarded through gameplay. Pocket City re-imagines classic city building simulation gameplay for iOS devices. Note: Landscape and portrait mode can be toggled in the settings menu during gameplay, or by tapping the icon at the top right of the start screen.

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Tremendous value
The Hawk on 2020-05-25
For the price, this can’t be beat. Mildly addictive, clever, and a nice way to while away a few hours. If you want paid and done and not to be hit by constant ads or nags to buy stuff- this is an excellent investment. I’d even pay a bit more. Compared to SimCity, with the pressure to just keep buying useless virtual stuff(give me a break) or deal with the hassle of fighting faux city battles - this is exactly what I was looking for. None of that nonsense. Thank you! Other great pluses include: - low battery mode - ability to create multiple cities(not just one) - sandbox cities you can build just to try stuff out! - decent, even clever, animation Now for a few minor gripes/wishlist items. - city hall upgrades all look the same, just different colors. - be nice if the grid lines were more helpful in laying things out. Makes it difficult to create precise copies of actual cities. Something like a black line every 6, 10, or 12 squares would make it a dream - not enough landscape choices. Different trees, more building types, boulevards, variations of buildings- that would be killer. Ive recreated Chicago, wash DC, Missoula MT but the cities all really look the same. - outdoor stuff shouldnt need a road. Maybe add a “path” option. Some of my parks look ugly. - maybe just a “make your own building” function in which you could model your own type of house or shop with blocks and then render it- wow! That would be a dream! I’m sure this is all known, discarded, maybe someday stuff. But all in all I’m very happy for the price I paid. Thanks again!
Good Simulator
Radioactive-235 on 2020-05-25
It’s a fun game but it has UI issues that are easily resolved like double clicking to undo a build selection instead of having to scroll through menus every time. During the start it would be nice if there was more variety instead of just a small park for what felt like 15 levels. These things keep it interesting. Clicking on specific function buildings like the police/fire/hospital/bus (when creating more of the type)... should highlight the positions of those buildings because they all blend in. I also wish there was more open space. It feels like the app is basically a measure of how efficiently you can squeeze everything in a small space. I like missions, they keep things fun, and some of the animations are... cute. Also, it’s a single purchase. None of that speed a build for real $$$ like sim city.
SoulMusiq on 2020-05-25
I love this game!! If you’re a fan of building cities from scratch, this is THE game for you, hands down. I appreciate there are no ads or hard sells to spend money just to level up game play. In fact, no money is needed at all which helps make it more fun. My only gripe is I dislike the volcanos/natural disasters. They happen too frequently and become more of a nuisance, since you have to stop whatever you’re doing and push a button just to rebuild everything that was destroyed. Now a suggestion: I’ve started building mansions and estates more than just clusters of buildings. How about some pools, tennis courts, or other high end items that could add to creating million dollar properties? Thanks!
Just about perfect
MJR 1228 on 2020-05-25
This game is awesome!! I actually had to delete the app because I was playing it too much... not even kidding lol. It is everything you’d expect from a city builder. It’s detailed, complex without being tedious, there’s always something to focus on, and all the features just make sense. Between maintaining perfect levels of citizen happiness and income, building enough recreational spaces, completing specific quests, etc, it is constantly engaging. And it’s just plain FUN. Unlike other “simulated city” builders (cough) this one is exactly what a game like this should be.
Has most of what made the original Sim City good
clacour1 on 2020-05-25
If, like me, you’re a much bigger fan of the original Sim City than you are it’s equals, you’ll love this game. The interface could use a little bit of work (you have to do repetitive actions too many times), but it captures the interplay between all the things you can do, while still being simple to play. Complex games, (where each action has multiple consequences, and there are many ways to get where you want), are rich and rewarding. Complicated games, like pretty much all the Sim City sequels, are painful. This one is a good one. Well worth the money.
Worth every cent.
Mike H Pedersen on 2020-05-25
I can’t say enough good about this game. It made a whole genre of games accessible to me I’ve always wanted to like. I have it on my Mac also and I just installed a new ssd and I excitedly started a new game yesterday. I suppose if I had any complaints I’d that it had more depth. However for the price you cannot ask for a better deal. I loved this when it was released and I do now. Great work and props to the dev. If you are on the fence spend your money, the dev in this case has absolutely earned it.
Really fun, but it keeps deleting my progress
annasepti on 2020-05-25
I really love this game and wanted to give 5 stars, but unfortunately, it keeps deleting my progress. Every time I open the game, whether I’ve manually saved or not, it reverts my progress back to level 40. It makes me no longer want to play, because I know there’s no way for me to progress any further and it feels pointless. I hope this is fixed soon because it’s a really fun game, there’s just no point in playing if I keep losing my progress.
zofroreofoshoyo on 2020-05-25
I didn’t think this game was going to completely hook me but I’ve been loving playing it. There’s a bit of an “end game” - as in, theres not much to do with your first city after you’ve reached level 115 or so but I’m working my way through the harder levels and larger maps and I’m having a blast. I love that there are no in-app purchases.
LOVE IT just wish it had more stuff
IMJUAN on 2020-05-25
I would love if it made specific gangs for big neighborhood, have a virus pandemic for natural disasters, had more styles of bridges, war with other countries, made more npcs, it could have day/night cycle, and more it just has so much potential I love it rn but I would love it more if it was more interactive ❤️
Landscape Mode
KingJa'Corey on 2020-05-25
Nice game and awesome idea of going back to no micro-transactions for a city builder. Only disappointing aspect is that there is no landscape mode for iPad. Is that update on its way? UPDATE: Feel like a fool. Found the landscape mode button. 5 stars now!

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