Terraria is a game created by 505 games. It costs $4.99 and is available on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


Terraria is “the best-selling indie sandbox adventure” according to its iTunes description. It was first released on PC a couple of years ago, and has been brought to iOS on August 29th, 2013.

Terraria’s gaming experience is very similar to Minecraft, except that it’s 2D. You have to dig into the ground to find ores and other items that can be used to craft over 200 weapons, armor, potions and other things. There are 25+ types of blocks you can mine and use to build houses and buildings.

As for the environment, there are dozens of environments to explore. From deserts to jungles this game has it all. There are also 5 bosses, and over 75+ types of monsters.

In addition to all of these great features, there are also NPC characters in the game (computer controlled characters) that you can meet and recruit to your home.

Terraria Review

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The Good:

There are plenty of things to do in Terraria and it’s hard to get bored. Terraria also has a leaderboards and a achievements powered by Apple’s Game Center.

The Bad:

When talking to Brett (the guy who gives you tips) you can still be injured by monsters. So if you need help you have to kill monsters first, and then talk to him. If another monster shows up you have to close the help dialog and kill monsters again and so forth.

The joystick system is also really terrible and sometimes blocks aren’t laid down when you direct your character to lay down bricks.


If you’ve played Terraria before or if you love Minecraft, then you’re going to like the mobile version of Terraria. If you don’t like open-ended sandbox games, or if you’re new to them, it would be a bad idea to purchase this game. This game was a big headache for me personally as you can see in my video “A Noob’s Look at Terraria.” Did I say headache? I meant nightmare.

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