Toca Builders Review – It’s like Minecraft, but better
App Type: Uncategorized
By: Toca Boca AB
Version #: 1.0.1
Date Released: 2013-06-19
Developer: Toca Boca AB
Price: 1.99User Rating:
My first impression of Toca Builders was that it would be a Minecraft ripoff, but how wrong I was.
In this game, players take on an open world concept as well as 6 builder robots each with their own unique ability. Some can knock down walls to form specific holes in structures, some can lay blocks out and some can color the floor. Essentially when used correctly, these 6 robots give players the ability to pretty much anything with their imaginations being the only limiting factor.
Players are free to construct their own 3D structures which can range from buildings to ships to anything their brain can conjure. I really liked the tilting camera angles as well as the 3D effects that made the game seem so realistic. It was as if I were really controlling actual bots via remote control to construct legit structures in real life.
While the game has no actual set purpose or task to complete, I still found myself hooked and launching the app every time I had a minute to spare. This was probably because the game was too addictive as it let what creative juices I might have flow so freely.
So for $1.99, this is one of the games I’d put at the top of my wishlist.
Would I Buy Again:Yes
Learning Curve:Moderate. Takes a while to understand each robot but the controls are very simple
Who Is It For:Creative minds
What I Like:The freedom allowed
What I Don't Like:NA
Final Statement:I never knew open concept games with no objectives could be so good.
If you can imagine it you can build it with the six Toca Builders!
Join your new builder friends on an island far away and create a whole new world with blocks. Jump, walk, roll and rotate the builders to use their unique skills, and they will help to build whatever you can imagine!
Toca Builders makes it fun to drop, spray, smash and lift blocks to construct new objects - may it be a house, lamp or maybe a banana?
Let's get started by putting down some blocks.
MEET THE BUILDERS!
Blox: Great at dropping and smashing blocks
Cooper: A fantastic painter
Vex: Amazing at putting blocks in stacks
Stretch: Specialized at placing blocks anywhere
Connie: Enjoys lifting and moving blocks
Jum-Jum: Loves to spray paint
The builders will guarantee that you’re having a good time when create your world! Toca Builders is a new way of creating and crafting things with blocks, that encourages both creativity and curiosity. With simple touch gestures and unique controls the builders come alive and help create a world only you can dream up!
To save your world, just tap the Back-button to go back to the main menu and everything you've made is saved. The snapshot feature makes it easy to take a photo of your construction to share with the world!
• 6 super builders
• Build whatever you want - drop, spray, lift and smash!
• Color each individual blocks as you want
• Unique controls of the builders - spin, roll, aim and move
• Autosave guarantees your progresses is saved
• Use the snapshot feature to take a photo of your creation
• Easy-to-use, kid-friendly interface with incredible creative possibilities
• Incredible creative possibilities
• Beautiful original graphics
• No rules, stress or time limits – play any way you want
• No third-party advertising
• No in-app purchases
About Toca Boca
Toca Boca is a game studio that makes digital toys for kids. We think playing and having fun is the best way to learn about the world. Therefore we make digital toys and games that help stimulate the imagination, and that you can play together with your kids. Best of all - we do it in a safe way without third-party advertising or in-app purchases.
Article By Eng Wei Jie
A water polo player from Singapore, Wei Jie devotes most of his time to training. However, when he's not occupied by water training or pushing himself in the gym, expect to see him squinting at his iPhone testing out new apps.
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