MinoMonsters is a pet fighting and training game and is published by MinoMonsters, Inc.
“Brace yourself for adventure! Journey to an exciting world filled with incredible MinoMonsters. Choose from tons of Mino species and train your team against others in battle. Each Mino has its own special skills and personality, so choose your Mino wisely. Collect, train, and battle your way to greatness in this insanely addictive adventure game!”
This book puts you into control of a small group of Mino Monsters. You start with a selection of three Mino’s to select from, then you take you selected MinoMonster into battle as your trying to find the lost cargo on the islands on which you have been ship wrecked.
As you battle the creatures on the island, you can use candy to try and get them to join you. They are more likely to do this if they have been weakened in battle first.
You are able to have many different creatures with you at once, but only four in your team at any one time.
Gameplay wise, yoy move around the islands by tapping on the rock you wish to travel to. If the rock is occupied by an enemy creature or a box they will automatically trigger with the box opening, or a fight beginning.
The combat side of things, has you tapping on the creature to make a simple attack, and tapping on the powers icons if you can build up enough energy to us them.
The graphics and sound are both good, with the creatures being Pokemon like without risking copyright.
On the upside:
- Fun battles.
- Well designed and drawn Monsters.
On the downside:
- Lack of real story line, just finding the boxes and doing random quests.
- The top menu bar gets in the way of upwards movement.
- Repetitive gameplay (wander the map and fight, repeat)
- In-app items are too expensive (£10 for a new special pet)
Overall, this is an enjoyable game to play, I just wished that more could have been made of the owning the pet side, giving them collars is just not enough. The game lacks the story lines of Pokemon games which it will be compared with. The in-apps are far to expensive to use, and there is nothing extra you can do without them. With a few tweaks and a revamp of in-app purchases this game could be much improved. All that said, the game is fun and with Pokemon unlikely to come to iPhone this is a nice alternative.
Size: 108 MB
Price (at time of review): £0.69