Review: Pocket Devil: Hell Yeah!

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The ‘Hell Yeah’ in Pocket Devil: Hell Yeah! is not an exclamation on my part but rather part of the actual title from Eyedip. Based on my time with this small $0.99 game, I would tend to say “hell no!”

There is a popular iPhone game called Pocket God. This is pretty much a clone of that with amped up violence … but in this one you are trying to kill off as many little devil creatures as possible in a fixed amount of time using a wide array of weapons. There are little creatures called Mugat2s, and you want to destroy them. You get a bunch of ways to do it, and that is pretty much it. The game also allows you to use the camera on your iPhone (or new iPod Touch) to capture a face to attach to the Mugat2s.

Visually, the game is consistent and looks very nice on the Retina display. But in terms of stability and gameplay there is much left to be desired. In my Flight Doodle review I said that my reaction to a crash tells me much about my thoughts on a game – and when Pocket Devil crashed I always went to a different game. And in terms of the gameplay, there isn’t much there, and what IS there never really hooked me.

There are more than 300,000 apps on the iTunes App Store, and many thousands of games for $1 or less. Of all of those, you could easily find something with more compelling gameplay than this. As Nancy might say, just say “hell no!” to Pocket Devil: Hell Yeah!

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Pros:
+ Loads of customization

Cons:
– Several crashes
– Derivative gameplay
– Gets boring quickly

Game Info:
Platform: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Publisher: Eyedip
Developer: Eyedip
Release Date: 9/17/2010
Genre: Casual
Age Rating: 9+
Players: 1
Source: Review code provided by publisher

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About the Author

I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!