So I got this game because I like the role playing and creativity behind creating characters and making stories, but I would agree that it’s overly expensive. I noticed what I would call a “marketing strategy”, Toca Boca put a few really cool locations and some really boring or less detailed locations in a bundle or pack in the shop to purchase. It should be noted that the really good locations are divided up in the different packs to buy mixed with the bad locations (obviously to maximize profit), but if you want to save money, just buy the really good locations individually and spare the bad ones. This way it’ll be more entertaining for the player and it’ll save money. Now, if you or your child wants all of the locations, then it’s cheaper to buy the packs than every location individually. But again, to maximize fun and savings, just buy the most detailed and elaborate locations individually instead of buying them through packs at the extra expense of boring locations. Some examples of packs are the vacation pack, the beginners pack, and the secrets pack. I would suggest looking at the locations in the bundles and buying just the funnest places. Honestly, not all the locations are worth it. Those that are, I would recommend buying them individually.
On another note, this game isn’t as interactive as you’d expect. There aren’t any mini games or quests to complete; it’s a role play game. You can create characters, you can decorate and renovate locations, but there aren’t any arcade-like “games” within the app. The characters also don’t interact with each other, so the role play is usually narrated by the player or mentally rehearsed. This app is basically like playing with dolls or action figures in real life - it’s just making up scenarios and playing them out. From what I’ve seen, really young kids maybe up until the age of 7 or 8 may find it boring or get bored of the game quickly because of this. If they’re bored of their real-life dolls and action figures, then it’s probably best to not get this game. If they love role playing and making up events with their dolls and action figures, then I think it would be a good game.
Another thing I’ve seen in reviews is the glitches. I have never experienced anything drastic, but if my characters or items disappear, I just shut down my device, wait a few seconds before turning it back on, and then I open the game again. This usually works for me, but if it’s something serious like a purchase problem or progress problem, I would contact Toca through social media like Instagram or Facebook. Although they respond here, they tend to respond to messages on those platforms quicker and better. Just make sure your detailed about the issue. If it’s about refunding money for a purchase, unless you have proof that it was truly accidental or done by a third party, I’m sorry but you’re most likely not getting your money back. They have a detailed process for purchasing in-app: first you need to put in your birth year to confirm you are over the age of 18, then you need to put in the password of your Apple ID to confirm the purchase. If you’re a parent of an underage child, it’s best that you monitor this process, making sure that the birth year is truthful and that the Apple ID is confidential. I read a review remarking that someone “accidentally” spent a lot of money on the game, but based on the parameters placed in the game to actually make a purchase, it’s very difficult to accidentally purchase a location unless it’s because the shop was confused for an in-game currency instead of real money. I would just be cautious with purchases.
Overall, I like the game. I like the fact that you can create and recreate characters with dozens of options, how you can move between places - decorating them and renovating them however you like, and how you can come up with any scenario you want and have your characters act them out in fun locations. My personal favorite locations are the hotel, the waterfront, the apartment building, the mall, and the outdoor pool. My least favorite are the boardwalk shop, everything in Lettuce Lands except for the farmer’s market, the daycare, the activity house, and the haunted house. There are also many location reviews on YouTube, so you can see which ones look the funnest. Sorry for the long review, but I wanted to be honest about my experience with the game. Hope this helps!
I love love love this game! Just a few suggestions. One, a cruise would be really cool. Something you can go inside, travel to different parts of the Toca world. There are really pretty bedrooms, a cool dining hall, an awesome water slide, and some games and outdoor restraunts and stuff. Second, could you make some things free? I’m not allowed to buy things on Toca Boca that much, only rarely. It would be nice for certain things to be free. Oh! Also, could you do something we’re you have a reviews for this game contest, name it “Toca Boca. Competition” or something, and whoever gets the best idea gets to get there idea made for free! Third, could you do a sports place? I do synchronized swimming and rock climbing, and itd be cool if you could go to this recreation center and be able to do basketball, soccer, rock climbing, and generally fun sports us kids (and adults) do? Fourth, me and my sister are Marvel fans! Could you make a place we’re you can meet the marvel characters or hold Thor’s hammer like in New York? That would be really cool. I saw another review we’re people requested an animal creator, so I totally second that! Thank you, and sorry for the long review! one more thing. I accidentally reset my world and I lost all of my Friday gifts!!! OMG. I keep adding things. It would be cool if you could build a church so you could go every Sunday or so you could get married. My sister thinks there should be an underwater house with more types of mermaid tails. By the way I’m 11 and going into middle school and I think it’s be totally awesome if you could add a pre school, middle school, high school, and even a college, besides the elementary school. Or a university. That'd be cool. And a boarding school.
It was sad. Please fix this. ( how I got my stuff deleted and all) Oh it gets better and better.. My game reset even when I didn’t click the reset button. Oh and also, I got my characters back and then they reset again! Uggggh. Maybe also add a better grocery store... ooh and how about a WATER PARK!!! That would be sooo awesome!!! And maybe allow players to be able to move more items then just the ones you brought to the house and I’m the other random stuff.
I love Toca life world- my favorite video game. One update we need is to change the weather. Maybe on the right side of the screen you could press a button to change it. Two: I own all the places, and it’s impossible to find someone in the sidewalk! You should add more filters in it so you can pick the district you want to look in. Three, there are fire extinguishers, fire alarms, but no fires! I get it, it’s a kids game, but you should be able to change it in the adult section. Four: you should add a free location called the street. There should be cars, buses, and bus stops. Sometimes people want to act out trips to the destinations. Last things- you should make a mansion- add more spaces like offices and playrooms to houses, the ability to change things like counter tops in homes and leashes you can take on and off your pets. And a glitch you should fix is if I go shopping some items will respawn as soon as I go to my home. I think a lot of Toca players would also like to see a zoo added! Also, more things for babies like strollers, high chairs and so on.We need makeup! Earrings you can take on and off, and to take pants and shoes off separately. Also there is a copy called Miga town. It is copying A LOT. If you have copyright or something sue them! My friend prefers Miga over Toca, and they think it’s much better. I don’t like Miga because it’s copying you. I recommend looking into Miga to make sure your game is better. There are driving cars, but I know anything better than Toca, you can add it to your game and make it ten times better. A working blender and the ability to make personalized soups would be nice too. A new district would also be cool. Like Pom Pom peaks, but instead of a winter scene and winter activity's, it could be summer things. THE LASR THING! This glitch makes my SO MAD. In the character creator, I was making a family, but whenever I made one, another one would disappear! I even restarted all of my characters, and they still didn’t appear! I can’t believe I spent five dollars on something that doesn’t even work.
Please read I love this game so much! I’m here to talk about 5 things. First there is a glitch sometimes I go in the app and I play for a while then the app closes it self then when I open it back up it restarts itself please fix that. Second please add a rocket ship so you can fly to space and some place where you can make movies and the people can watch it. Third in the hospital instead of having 4 babies tap on the mom and you know that seat next to her place the dad there and tap on the mom and a baby that looks like them appears and you get to choose how much babies the mom has and please make the baby grow up to a child and the other characters except the adults. Fourth I think you shouldn’t have to pay for all of the places and make more space to do that get rid of stuff and the day before you get rid of stuff ask the players if they want it for free the oldest one goes first. Please add one of these to the game it would make it more fun and interesting oh and please make it to where you could friend people and you could play together because I have a friend that has the same game and I wanna play with her so please consider doing one of these and please fix the glitch it’s really fun though I give you 5 starswhoever made this game is the best keep up the good workand I recommend you download this app. Sorry for the long review oh and please add more secrets And developers sorry for the people that send bad reviews I think your great and you have the right ideas. oh! I just experienced that the sample character creater doesn’t quite work because one of the three doesn’t come out. From:your number one fan OMG! The robot head is missing what the heck! is it soposed to be like that? (Sorry if I misspelled something)
I really enjoy Toca Life games, but I have a few suggestions:
1. Animal creator
2. That thing that you use to move characters to different locations, but for animals
3. A few free Toca Life apps
4. A neighborhood location that has a few (large) houses, if you want to buy the houses separately they cost $0.99 each
5. A medieval location with dragons and new poofy dresses
6. Monster creator
7. Furniture generator (you have to get new locations to get new furniture types
8. Make the characters drink slower, or even just make it take two sips for them to finish
9. With frozen pizzas, it should be a full pizza that multiple people can eat. You shouldn’t have to get multiple packs of spaghetti for a family, you should be able to have servings. Same thing with cake and other big foods. It should also take multiple bites to finish.
10. Food generator so you can get more food (you have to get new locations for new types of food)
11. When you throw something away, it should stay there. You can put it outside and make a garbage truck pick it up. You have to change the bags, too.
12. Going outside of your house.
13. There’s a bug where sometimes things will disappear when you try to take them places. Like, for example, you put a can of fish food in a baggie and take it back to your apartment, but it’s back at the pet store. Please fix it.
That’s all I can think of for now. The thing I’d like most is for the bug that I just mentioned to be fixed, please try to do that sometime soon.
I have an idea since you guys made a thing to be able to make your own characters I would like to build our own town or city’s or houses because I think it would be a good idea for the people who can’t afford the rest of the Toca life games so the button should be right next to the make your own character button and when you press its there should be a map and there could only be 3 spaces to build a big city or town and Each place has 5 places in it and when you press the building you like there is a button on the bottom like how you get the character but instead it could be for clothes or items or tables or anything and you can place it where ever you want.After you place it we’re you want it there should be a green button that say done and when you press it you’ll be done with your creation but if you want to put a table when you press done and will stay still and if you want to move it again there will be a red button on the top that says move so you can move it.I just want to see if you think it’s a good idea or not if yes then I guess you can build it into the game,thank you
Toca life world suggestions
WILD WEST (Desert)
Space green house
Elf tree house
Mountain hike (Pom Pom peaks)
Water park (ok street?)
Trampoline park (???)
Pirate ship (omelette islands)
Movie theater (ok street)
Creepy carnival (morning meadows
Library (tip top tops)
Animal shelter (biscuit town)
Caverns (Vox valley)
Zoo (biscuit town)
Ghost graveyard morning meadows
Laundry mat (biscuit town?)
Bakery (biscuit town)
Garbage dump (ok street?)
College (creators campus)
Nature trail (tip top tops)
Santa’s workshop (Pom Pom peaks)
Halloween store (morning meadows
Pumpkin patch (morning meadows)
Picnic field (tip top tops)
Skate park (ok street)
Gas station (???)
Nursing home (???)
Volcano (omelette islands)
Roller skating rink (???)
Museum (creators campus?)
I am 10 years old and I still love Toca! I think it is a great app especially for younger kids. I have Roblox, Minecraft and TikTok and sometimes they really stress me out but toca is a great app that even relieves stress for me. You can create characters, dress them up, go to school, live in homes, get pets, go on adventures, create a life for your character, and more!!!! In conclusion, I think Toca is a great stress reliving app especially for younger kids but it is great for all ages to!
(Toca, if you read this can you add a modern mansion with great bedrooms? It would make me sooooooooo happy! I would also like it if you would make it possible to bring horses to other places besides the places that have to due with horses. For example I would like to bring a horse into the backyard of my house but I can’t since it did not come in the horse pack. If you could add these things for me it would make me soooooooooooooooooo happy!!!!!!!!!!!! )
Dear Toca life dev’s ....I was doing a makeover and redoing one of the houses in the winter area (The birthday winter house with the cake) I took the original items out so I could decorate....
It was going well but I had picked out some stuff from the HUS shop and it was like some candles and stuff I can’t remember everything I picked out I used the thing to make them into gifts and when I got to the place and got everything ready.... to decorate I was opening the HUS items I turned into gifts and one by one..... the gifts disappeared instead of the stuff coming back and I was confused and upset I wanted to do a makeover (Kawaii themed) I feel really sad that the stuff is gone I tried everything (I never restarted my world though) did I do something wrong? Dev’s please fix this glitch so it won’t happen.... I am so upset that it did that I took so long picking out my stuff.. - Toca Life Fan/Player ( Best game ever though.... )
I absolutely love Toca Boca games and have been playing them for more than 5 years! I was just wondering what would be awesome to add to the world. So I was thinking of fun places to go in real life. A mall! I know that it would be huge and having to slide across the screen that much would be SUCH a hassle. So maybe there could be multiple levels. At the end of each level there could be elevators that you can ACTUALLY see go up which would be cool. And another thing on each level there could be doors that you can press and you can go into the rooms instead of them just being all laid out. And also BIGGER HOUSES. This would make the games WAY more fun. And the last thing is MULTIPLAYER!!!! I saw someone mention this and I thought it was absolutely GENIUS!
So yeah. Thanks for adding lots of updates and amazing addons. And a RESPECT for all of that work being put into all of it