Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Review
- Developer: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
- Size: 150M
- Version: 3.0.2
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is a mobile spin-off of the popular Nintendo's Animal Crossing series. In this free-to-play social simulation title, you can develop your small campsite, encounter other campers online, participate in various activities, and decorate interiors. You can play the game on iOS, Android, and iPad OS devices for free.
Concept – 5/5
The first thing that you have to do starting to play Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is to create an avatar. Due to the large set of options in the character editor, you can easily achieve the needed style. There are different genders, facial traits, and even recreational vehicles to choose from. For avatar clothing, you can travel to the market and purchase new costumes for in-game credits, leaf credits. You can get them by completing tasks and via microtransactions, which is the easiest way to progress.
When your perfect avatar is ready, you can start constructing your small campsite and interacting with your neighbor campers. Amongst them, you will find both good friends and helpful NPCs. You can visit different campsites and communicate with your neighbors to achieve crafting materials as a reward and bring them to the local craftsman. He can turn your materials into various items, such as furniture, bathing pools, and even whole new locations. The more sites you create, the more neighbors you can attract for interactions.
Every character has favorite furniture, so you have to craft as many items as possible to attract them. The process takes quite a lot of time, so hours of exciting gameplay are guaranteed. You can also take part in reoccurring events, such as fishing tournaments, gardening events, and scavenger hunts. There you can achieve limited-time branded items by famous brands like Mario, Hello Kitty, and others.
Visuals – 5/5
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is designed with the traditional stylistic of the Animal Crossing series that we all love. The game is overflowing with cuteness and colors, which sets it in one line with Nintendo's best installments. The whole game is excellently animated and doesn't make you feel like playing a cheaper copy of your favorite handheld game.
Thrill – 5/5
Although Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is so cartoony and cute, it can immerse you into its tiny world of camping and make you feel like a real dweller. Your in-game neighbors look so alive and likable that you may feel that they're real players.
Controls – 5/5
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is perfectly adapted for touchscreen input and vertical screen position. You can interact with characters and objects simply by tapping them and choosing the right action. That's rather similar to controls in The Sims mobile games.