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A decent Minecraft clone with survival of this fittest style play
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 14 Jul 2014, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Funny sounds, decent graphics, unusual game play
Needs to be elaborated, kills your battery, very common, animation is a bit laggy
Survivalcraft for Android is Minecraft meets Survivor. Build your world or die trying.
Survivalcraft is a blatant Minecraft rip off, but it has some interesting twists. Rather than just the happy world of building and creating, in this iteration, you are dropped off on a deserted island, and your mission is to not die. Yes, there are animals frolicking and beautiful ocean shores; but everything here is bent on killing you if you don’t watch your back. This is literally survival of the fittest, in blocky rudimentary detail.
I actually love certain aspects about this game more than Minecraft. There’s an irreverent and naughty quality to it all, and I love a good spoof. The graphics are pretty true to the original game; blocky and crude, but that’s the charm. If not for the tattered clothing and killer beasts, you’d swear you were playing the real thing.
The game features various mode of play offering a range of lethality. You will die …often; in gory, blocky, stick-man like fashion. The sounds were good, and just like the real Minecraft, this game uses a lot of system resources to display this unrefined, under rendered imaginary world. The demo version only gives you a few minutes of play before trying to up-sell your the paid version.
Survivalcraft is sure to be a solid hit with die-hard Minecraft fans. The play is so true to the original, that I expect there to be lawsuits. It’s a decent novelty, but not all that intriguing for the casual fan. Stick with the real deal if you wanna play Minecraft. This one is just a novelty knockoff.