Pocket Gems’ Tap games are apps that work kind of like The Sims, and are based on the digital pets concept: you create and maintain a simulated world inhabited with creatures you breed, raise and train. You earn credits in the game by completing certain tasks or simply finding “treasure”, and you use these to purchase supplies and new animals, and to speed up your world’s and animals’ development.
These types of games can be a great compromise solution for kids who love animals and want lots of pets, but whose parents don’t want to house and feed all those critters.
Most of these types of game apps are free to download and play, but offer the player an option to buy credits with real money if they’d like to invest more credits in their world but don’t want to spend the necessary time to earn those credits. This can make the games more enjoyable for those who don’t have a lot of time to spend, or for kids who might otherwise lose patience with the games. And in-game currency isn’t a 1-to-1 exchange with the dollar, you can usually get hundreds or even thousands of credits for a few dollars.
From now through June 2, Pocket Gems is having a sale on in-game credit purchases, offering a up to a 50% bonus for in-game credit purchases on the games featured below. For every credit you buy, your account will receive extra credits, up to fifty percent more! Here are the descriptions from Amazon:
Tap Dragon Park (free, avg review rating 4.5/5 stars): Hatch, raise and train magnificent dragons in Tap Dragon Park! Collect tons of adorable dragons and raise and train them with the help of wizards. Use your dragons to help guard your Kingdom’s treasure and keep out the evil Trolls! Mix and match your dragons to discover many more rare species. Can you build the most beautiful Dragon Park? Play today! Your Kingdom and Dragons await you!
AWESOME FEATURES INCLUDE: – Collect TONS of rare and magnificent dragons – TRAIN & GROW your dragons with the help of Wizards – Watch your dragons EVOLVE as you train them – BATTLE evil trolls to protect your treasure – Use STRATEGY and combinations of elements to defeat the evil trolls – MIX your dragons to discover new rare types – DECORATE your kingdom to make your citizens happy – Play for free, yes FREE, forever!
Tap Zoo (free, avg review rating 4.5/5 stars): Create and care for your very own zoo with tons of animals! Can you grow your island from a one animal zoo to a world-class safari park? You’re moments away from building and customizing your own zoo by choosing which animals to buy, and which to breed, and cross-breed. Loaded with Features:
- More than 50 new animals to care for – Make choices about how to expand your zoo – Breed animals, find new and exciting animals through crossbreeding – Place sidewalks and rivers to encourage visitors to see all your different animals and attractions – Unlock new animals and zoo attractions – Collect money your animals have earned for your zoo – Build stores, restaurants, and attractions to encourage more people to come visit your zoo – Hire rangers to help you care for your animals when you’re not there – Plant trees to make your park more beautiful
Tappily Ever After (free, avg review rating 4.5/5 stars): Princess Primrose has been kidnapped on the eve of her wedding…oh no! Can you rescue Princess Primrose before it’s too late and bring true love back to the kingdom? Build a beautiful animal park for a perfect fairy tale wedding.
Explore the incredible selection of animals around your own castle grounds – Cross breed animals together to create fantastic new breeds – Tame the villain’s creatures and get your own mythical creatures and dragons – Help create a fairy tale story page by page – Hand-drawn illustrations bring the story to life – Personalize your story with trees, buildings, and other decorations
Tap Safari (free, avg review rating 5/5 stars) – Are you ready to go on a Safari adventure? Can you grow your savanna from a small grassland to a premier Safari park? Have fun spotting lions, zebras, giraffes, and elephants…You’re moments away from building and customizing your own Safari adventure.
More than 70 new exotic Safari animals to collect in your park – Breed and crossbreed animals to get unique new Safari combinations – Place sidewalks and rivers to encourage visitors to travel around your park – Unlock exciting limited time animals and attractions – Collect money from your animals to keep building up your park – Hire rangers to help you care for your animals when you’re not around
PLEASE NOTE: These apps let you purchase digital content (in-game credits) using actual money. You can configure parental controls for in-app purchases, which will require your Amazon account password or a 4-digit PIN, by tapping the Menu icon and then Settings.
Whether you choose to stick to the totally free version or invest in some extra credits, these games are a lot of fun for kids and adults alike.