Best Android Apps – Game Review – Megapolis – Social Quantum
This Megapolis review is based on my time since early in 2016 when I first started playing this game. Megapolis is one of those City Builder type games that have been around for very many years now, but each one has its own features that makes it unique.
With frequent updates Megapolis has kept my interest going from what some people might call ‘tedious’ activities that you basically have to do each day.
ok so down to the main part of this review….
Im not sure what spec Android platform is recommended to play Megapolis, but my Minix X8-H Plus works just great !! The graphics (once main parts of the game have been cached to your device) are bright, fast, and dynamic. There are no specific settings to improve or reduce the quality that ive seen, and to be honest it doesnt need any as it works just fine.
Some screenshots from around the game –
The aim (same as any city building game) is to become your own city manager, increase population, build factories, dig tunnels, manufacture goods and services, build your army, fly into space etc etc !
As I can make out from various forums Megapolis is a mature game that has many players from around the world, which says to me the devlopments and improvements the development team makes has kept users interested and playing along. I will talk a little more about multiplayer a bit later in the review, but for now will say that there is some limited multiplayer functionality within Megapolis.
Your quest is to build your own London or New York (or whatever city you come from), starting with basics like some small houses, a petrol station and a hairdressers, and then as you get more income you start building better factories making cars, buses, satellites etc etc as your empire grows. As your tiny village grows and grows and you earn more and more money you start to build skyscrapers, open a bus and rail network, install a cellphone network, mine for coal, open a steelworks the list really is endless !
How free is free?
With any game like this it seems there are ALWAYS in-game purchases for real money. I actually dont begrudge that at all, the developers have created a good quality game therefore deserve to be paid for it (i remember the days when a game cost you $10-20 before you even played it!)
What I dont like about the in-game purchases within Megapolis is that your progress without them s VERY slow. the achievements you get when completing tasks is simply not enough to keep you interested long enough. I would say that the developers and marketers of Megapolis do need to look into this as at times it does feel a bit demanding for you to see progress and new angles to the game that you have to spend more and more money on it.
Saying that however if you are a patient person who likes to work hard to gain your achievements, then you can do it!
Megapolis does have some multiplayer functions in it like the Military Battles where you compete with other players in the game to earn the most points achieving a target which then can earn you rewards and freebies to buy more supplies etc to improve your city. I actually won one of these tournaments and got some credits to help me finish building part of my military base!
One thing that could really be improved is some communication channel where you can actually speak to other users in the game, whether its some messaging or newspaper functionality, or even an improved method of suggesting to other users your aims for your city and how other users can help you achieve it.
However out of any of the games ive played on my Minix TV Box, I dont think ive really found a game that was multiplayer enough for me.
To end this Android Game Review here is my summary of Megapolis.
Its fair to say that as I am still playing the game after nearly a year that it is addictive! If you are in a hurry to build an empire in a month then you will need to spend a fair amount of money with some in-game purchases, but if you are happy to progress at a slower pace (sometimes an annoyingly slow pace…) then you will have fun along the way, just dont expect to be top of the leaderboards in the first year !!
You can Download Megapolis for free from Google Play here – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.socialquantum.acityint&hl=en_GB
RATING : 8/10
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