pou review
US iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store

Format: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Developer: Paul Salameh

This is a very interesting game to me. You see at first I thought this was going to be one of those annoying as hell games/apps that my kids love where you have some weird animal and you can make it talk and do other weird stuff. But Pou has far more in common with those old Tamagotchi things that were all the rage in the 90’s.

What the hell is Pou? I am sure that is what you are thinking right now. Well according to my son he is a living piece of poo how lovely kids are aren’t they? Anyway Whatever he is he is a very cute looking little fellow. Your basic goal in this game is to take care of Pou and make sure that he is happy. The way that you do this is by making sure that when he is hungry that you give him something to eat. You can also give him some water as well. It is pretty amusing when you try and give him some water and he says Nah in his weird voice. You will also need to use the soap to make sure that he is nice and clean. Well as nice and clean as a piece of poo can be. You can also make changes to the way he looks so you can have your very own unique Pou.

If you do not take care of him properly then he will get sick, but do not worry because if you have potions then you can heal him. This is pretty cool and there is a laboratory where you can mess around with your potions. I am not sure if your Pou actually can die as my kids refuse to let me leave him alone to see what happens.

The very worst thing about this game and I will fully admit that this is probably me just being miserable. But you can talk to your Pou and make him talk back to you. My kids take great pleasure in making Pou shout various things at me.

Now if that was all there was to this game I would say boring, but my kids would still have loved it. But luckily for us there is far more to this game than just taking care of Pou. There are also some mini games for you to play as well. I think that this was a great idea by the developer to put in these mini games.

You have mini games such as food drop, sky jump and free fall to play. These mini games are very simple, but they do add a great deal of variety to the overall game. My favourite is the food drop game where you need to slide Pou from one side of the screen to the other in order to get the food that is falling down from the top of the screen. You can earn coins in these mini games which then can be used to buy stuff for Pou, but you do need quite a lot of coins to buy stuff. But to be fair in comparison with other similar games its quite reasonable.

My kids had a great deal of fun with this like they do all these similar apps. The problem is that they always lose interest when the next one comes along. Still though if you have kids and your looking for something to keep them occupied for a few hours then this might be a good game to check out.

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