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Pay $2.99 to buy, pay NOTHING later
on November 24, 2012
UPDATE: They have updated the game since my original review, and it is simply BETTER! Two additional scenarios were added, and all the scenarios are now playable as sandlot games after the initial 'quests' are fulfilled.
In fact, there isn't even a mechanism to drain your money from you. No temptation to overcome.
In addition to that, the game is fun to play! It is kind of Warcraft-esque in that it is a manpower, resource allocation, develop technology, but no war is involved.
My tablet will occasionally launch then exit. Don't know if it is this app or another one mis-behaving. Killing all other tasks has always solved it, so, less serious than a power-off (Or being told by Verizon to pry off the back of your droid and remove the battery).
There are prestige points you earn, that you can use to unlock other game stuff, or have 'instant' builds (very helpful when starting a new game). I have played 3 of the 4 'scenarios'. They are OK, and a good learning tool (the first is the tutorial) but the SandBox is where the fun is at. Use points to unlock all the landscapes. You will not be disappointed. It saves "4-pages" of games, so you can save up an old city and play it when you need to make points.
While the landscapes are static, you control the replayability by how you choose to build your towns.