Welcome to this week’s Friday Fun Mobile Review: Catan! We had some friends over for dinner(i was excited to try a new recipe) and general merriment. Fuzzy(of ictb fame) brought over a board Game I had heard and recently thought about buying calling Catan. I got my ass kicked but had fun doing it. Afterwards I came across a news item stating it was out and updated for mobile devices, talked about fate. Picked it up and this is the review.
Platforms: Android, iOS
Gain enough victory points to become the Lord of Catan.
The game rules are those of the board game. You can find them online if you want the full details and details of play but the premise is simple. Collect resources to build and gain the required victory points to win the game.
The game has 3 game modes, campaign, custom and online mode. Campaign mode takes the general gameplay and adds bonuses for accomplishing certain tasks. Custom and online are just that. Create your own game with custom rules or play online against others to prove your dominance.
Just like any video game adaptation of a board game it’s just the game animated and available so you don’t have to setup the actual game and so you can play against ai.
Simple animations and music are all that’s really needed here and that’s what you get. You can’t expect too much when getting an animated version of a board game. The animations they did are well done and combine nicely with the sound effects and conquering style music track in the background.
Overall, everything combined nicely to make an on the go version of this popular board game. There is some cost associated with this game. You pay for the basic app and expansion packs but it’s nothing in comparison to the 50 or so you would pay to buy the actual game and expansions and this way you don’t need to have friends over constantly to play. Play when you want! If you have no interest in the board game it’s probably not for you. However if you like the board game then buy this, you’ll enjoy it. I give it a 4 out of 5 coins.
This has been Friday Fun Mobile Review: Catan! Game review number 153. Thanks for stopping by! Have a game you think I should review? Email me at email@example.com, hit me up on twitter @chachisays, or leave a comment below