Pocket Voodoo: Written Android Apps Review
It’s time to vent some of your anger and dabble in the black art of voodoo with the Pocket Voodoo app for Android. This title comes to us from 4ilab and it’s all about blowing off steam while letting a little voodoo version of your enemies have it. But how does it hold up to a little healthy criticism? Our Android app review of Pocket Voodoo will reveal all.
The main interface in the Pocket Voodoo Android app is a little voodoo doll. You can rip it limb from limb, pin it to the board and even shoot or set fire to the little doll, all in the name of channeling your aggression. If that’s not enough, you can attach a photo to the doll’s face of your mortal enemies and then really let them have it.
The concept’s a bit morbid, in my opinion. But there is more to the app. There’s a selection of voodoo spells detailed in the app, a few different backgrounds to choose from and a pretty large selection of music for such a simple application. The acts may be a bit violent, but the rendering and look of the app is pretty clean and crisp, so I guess that’s something.
Layout & Design:
I did find myself wishing that the app had a bit more built-in customization. If you don’t have a photo of your nemesis, why not let you doctor the doll until it resembles them with hair, eyes, a name tag or whatever? I think that would add a lot to the app.
Usually I don’t leave quite so much room in the value section, but I thought this app deserved a bit of extra attention. The Pocket Voodoo Android app is free to download, and it comes with the ability to rip dolls apart, add photos to the dolls and access three voodoo spells. However, it only comes with ten pins to prick the doll with. Any other pins, shots or fire you’ll have to buy with in-app currency, which costs real money.
In other words, the Pocket Voodoo app is a bit of a money pit. I also ran into a lot of functionality issues. The app force closed without fail whenever I accessed the store and tried to get back to the game. It also kicked me out once or twice while I was flinging around the doll. Not only was my anger still intact, it was aimed at the app. How’s that for irony?
With some tweaks and some way to earn credits in the game without blowing a ton of money, the Pocket Voodoo Android app could be fun to folks who feel the need to channel their aggression towards specific people, or just the world in general. Here’s hoping the next incarnation is a bit more polished.
Android Apps Review Details: Pocket Voodoo is FREE. This app requires Android 2.2+ and up. You may download Pocket Voodoo from the Android Market. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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