56 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this is a fun and challenging game.
I really enjoy playing it! I try to get further and do better at tasks everytime I do them. Especially when I level up my ponies.
Published 6 months ago by C. Harris
709 of 811 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Cute game, absolutely shameful cash shop
This game is great for kids and adult fans alike. Gameloft absolutely nailed the aesthetic and sound of MLP FIM and for that I give them major kudos. Unfortunately, as soon as you start to build up your town you'll notice how horrifically unbalanced the cash shop is.
I'm not above paying a little extra for something in a game I'm playing (that was free, no...
Published 12 months ago by N. Havas
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147 of 181 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste any money! Very disappointing,
This review is from: MY LITTLE PONY - Friendship is Magic (App)Daughter loved this game. Had gotten almost 30 ponies. She even gave me her allowance money so she could buy gems to get Rarity and Rainbow Dash. Spent money on this weekend's sale and used a gift card only to have the game start from the beginning. No warning. No force close. Lost everything. Sad lesson for a 6 year old to learn that her ponies are gone and so is her money.
137 of 169 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars $99 one click purchase in Game! Seriously?,
This review is from: MY LITTLE PONY - Friendship is Magic (App)This is one of those where there should be negative stars. I clicked on the little purchase button and there is a one click to spend $99 on some items for the game. This is wrong on so many levels.
156 of 193 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Fun game with too many problems!,
This review is from: MY LITTLE PONY - Friendship is Magic (App)I really wanted to like this game, but the problems I've had with it in just three days have destroyed any enjoyment I derived from it. At first, I was really excited about it, and even made two in-app purchases of bits so I could speed things up.
The second purchase of bits is when the problems started. After spending $19.99 on a Bucket of Bits... it never showed up in the app. I waited 12 hours, rebooted and re-synced my Kindle, and basically did everything short of uninstalling and re-installing the app to make the purchased bits show up. Nothing worked. I finally had to call Amazon customer support. They were very helpful, and refunded my money and helped me re-purchase the Bucket of Bits, waiting on the phone with me to make sure they showed up in the app this time. It did, and I thought my problems were solved. I made it to level 29, and socially connected to friends through Gameloft to exchange gifts in-game.
And then, in the middle of playing, the game crashed.
It wouldn't load, no matter what I did, and again, I tried everything. Holding the power button for 20 seconds before rebooting. Clearing the app cache. I contacted Gameloft support. Nothing worked. The only way to continue playing was to uninstall and re-install the app.
I lost everything. My levels, my progress, my in-app purchases. Amazon customer support once again helped, and refunded the money I spent on my now completely lost in-app purchases, but to play again I had to start completely from scratch. The game still recognized my Gameloft ID and welcomed me whenever I started the game, but apparently it couldn't retrieve my progress.
And then, the icing on the cake. All my Gameloft friends that I had connected to in my previous game? Lost. I couldn't connect to them, and they couldn't connect to me. We didn't even show up in each others' Gameloft Friends list in the game any more. We're STILL trying to figure out how to fix this latest problem. We're friends on the Gameloft site, but not in MLP! To say that, at this point, I am overflowing with irritation is quite the understatement.
Play this game and invest your precious time and/or money at your own risk.
85 of 104 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great at the beginning...but disappointing later.,
This review is from: MY LITTLE PONY - Friendship is Magic (App)great at the beginning but you'll have to spend actual money as you progress throughout the game. Stuck right now because I have to buy gems for Rarity to continue the missions. highly disappointed.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars about the game,
This review is from: MY LITTLE PONY - Friendship is Magic (App)I like it and so does my sister. Any of you who are playing it save your gems don't waste it. The game is really awesome
70 of 86 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fans of the show will be thrilled. Mommy and Emma play for hours.,
This review is from: MY LITTLE PONY - Friendship is Magic (App)I'm very happy with the game. My four y/o and myself have completed level 38, so far. Pro: We can play, without purchasing in app gems. I love that. Interface is clean simple and play is intuitive. Characters are well animated with awesome voice overs. Fans of the show will adore this game. Cons: Free play requires significant time commitment. My husband seeing how much we enjoyed the game did purchase a <$5 bag of gems but they were never credited and customer service has been difficult to contact via the app.
66 of 81 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Really needs changes,
This review is from: MY LITTLE PONY - Friendship is Magic (App)This thing needs updates. Bad. Lower the amount of gems for ponies and for gods sake, please, try to make it to where the game does not crash all the flipping time. I have been playing this game for awhile and Rarity is the pony I am stuck on. I mean sure, I can grind and grind to level up and get gems and find Derpy in her box and "hope" she has gems . This game is supposed to be fun, not a constant trip to your wallet to get your credit card. Gameloft, stop being greedy and start making a game where the fandom and the kids who play this game can actually enjoy it and not be stuck all the time!!!
47 of 57 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars 45 levels gone with no warning with one simple opening of app,
This review is from: MY LITTLE PONY - Friendship is Magic (App)Repetitive game at times but a game that was fun and cute noneless. That is until your game gets deleted with no warning when you go to simply open the app. Game has a number of other gliches that can lead to loosing hearts and overall enjoyment in the game...
50 of 61 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun for fans, but be prepared to spend a bit of cash,
This review is from: MY LITTLE PONY - Friendship is Magic (App)From Twilight Sparkle and her friends to obscure characters that only the most dedicated pony fan will recognize, fans of the series will enjoy seeing their favorite characters rendered in surprisingly high quality graphics. The ponies walk around a Ponyville of your own construction and perform a series of pre-rendered and cycling animations. It's cute at first, but glaringly artificial after awhile. The game would be well-served by increasing the number of animations each pony cycles through and perhaps even adding individualized animations. While the main story ponies, Twilight Sparkle and her friends, all have a single personalized animation (Pinkie Pie pounces a cupcake, Rarity looks at herself in a mirror, etc), it is hardly enough to distract from the repetition of it all, and the rest of the ponies are character-less automatons who all act the same. It would be nice if the Cutie Mark Crusaders recognized each other and traveled together or if Twilight and her friends reacted to one another. Even adding personalized animations for ALL the ponies, rather than just the "important ones," would help the ponies feel like more than just the same character with a different skin. But overall, while these flaws are noticeable, the animations are fluid and clean and do a lot to add to the life of the game, particularly compared to the static and unliving worlds of Farmville and its ilk. It is nice that much of the cast of the show is included and those who are up on their pony lore will squee to see not only the main characters, but also secondary like Apple Bloom and the Cutie Mark Crusaders, Trixie, and Spitfire...as well as background characters that only the most die-hard fans will recognize, like Time Turner and Octavia.
Pony fans may also enjoy the rehashing of the first story arc of the popular television show. Nightmare Moon has bathed Ponyville in eternal night out of jealousy of her sister (who rules the day) and it is up to Twilight Sparkle to rebuild Ponyville to create a place for her friends to escape the darkness. It's a clever take on the popular city-building mechanic many apps have adopted. In practice, you will spend your time (and hard-earned cash) split between constructing shops and buying pony characters from the show. The lure of buying your favorite character is strong, but unfortunately the exorbitant cost of these ponies between three different types of currency (in-game currency earned through shops and when you level, crystals that you buy with real cash, and "hearts" which you get from in-game friends) will force you to decide whether you want to save for Fluttershy or actually build that mane salon you've been oggling. You can employ up to three ponies in each shop, choosing to produce one of two items--the first one the quicker-producing of the two--with the third pony giving both items a cash boost. This is where the more conventional aspects of this sort of game come into play and folks who are familiar with the genre will be able to tell what comes next: if you're bored and able to sit and constantly tend to your own little Ponyville it is more time/money efficient to make the quick-producing items while if you succumb to the frail human failing to sleep, you will want to set your ponies to produce the more time-intensive ones. Unfortunately, this turns the game (and others of its ilk) into a math equation and, as always, the game loses any sense of customizability or personalization as you are forced to figure out the most efficient way to gain money to buy what you need/want rather than building some kind of story to go along with your artificial world ("Today, Twilight Sparkle worked in the book shop with Pinkie Pie and Rarity. Hilarity ensued").
Cash is also hard to come by, particularly at first, and you'll find yourself either waiting for quite awhile to buy the pony/shop you want, or tending closely to your game for many hours. The pay currency is expensive, but comparable to other games of the genre. Expect to spend money on this game, particularly if you want to proceed with the story (you will find yourself literally and completely stuck in the story if you go into this game determined not to spend a dime). Two of Twilight's friends (Rarity and Rainbow Dash) require you to actually buy crystals from the store, as do a number of characters from the show (noteably Rarity's sister, Sweetie Bell, the Wonder Bolts' Soarin', Twilight's brother Shining Armor and his wife Cadance, and the extremely expensive Princess Celestia).
Even more troubling is the star system, which is like a leveling system for your ponies. You will wait a set period of time (which is shorter for the first ponies you "recruit" and goes up in time from there) and play one of two mini-games with the pony, either bouncing a ball between your finger and the pony or catching apples as they fall from the trees. After gaining a certain number of points in these games, you will play one final mini-game--a side-scroller in which you fly and gather coins and clouds to "clear the sky"--and get your pony their star. However, the stars themselves do very little. Each shop slot requires a pony with a certain star level, but other than that, you have no incentive to increase your ponies' star ratings. A five-star pony in a low-level shop will not increase its production value or decrease production time, so in the end, it's essentially a waste of time beyond a certain point. The mini games themselves are moderately enjoyable at first, but eventually become an extremely tedious chore. The ball-bouncing game in particular seems finicky until you get the hang of it. And even after that point, it has long lost its charm, along with its apple-catching cousin. The game would be vastly improved by a variety of mini-games that you could choose from in order to break up the monotony.
In the end, despite the game's flaws, My Little Pony is a fairly enjoyable entry to the genre, if only because of its aesthetic appeal--it's enjoyable to watch the ponies wander around and simulate life, even if they use the same stock of animations over and over again. Like all apps, I anticipate that it will grow over time, though (also like all apps) the Kindle Fire version of My Little Pony is and always will be light years behind its iOS and Android cousins. If you are a fan of the show, do yourself a favor and give this game a try for despite all of my criticisms, it behooves me to admit that I have played this game pretty much nonstop for a couple of days now.
...get it? BeHOOVES? I am so hilarious.
53 of 65 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars update,
This review is from: MY LITTLE PONY - Friendship is Magic (App)I like the game put I was hoping for the same update as my phone so if you can, can you up date the mlp kindle tablet edition thanks
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