- Last update: 2 years ago
- Version: 1.4.74
- Size: 20.88M
- Compatibility: 2.3 and up
- Author: Zakeh
- Content rating: Everyone
- Package name: me.pou.app
- Last update: 3 years ago
- Version: 1.4.69
- Size: 41.0 MB
- Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Author: Paul Salameh
- Content rating: Rated 4+
- Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish
- In-App Purchases:
- Adult Potion $0.99
- 2,000 coins $0.99
- Baby Potion $0.99
- 4,800 coins $1.99
- 15,000 coins $4.99
- 48,000 coins $11.99
- Grey Body Color $0.99
- 125,000 Coins $24.99
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Pou App: Pou Some Sugar On It Review
It's hard to classify whether Pou is a game or an app. OK, we’ll define it as an entertaining app, a successor to those extremely popular Tamagotchi, a sign of the late 1990s. The hardware Tamagotchi fashion has passed away, but the idea of a virtual pet is still trendy.
Pou is an alien animal you have to take care of inside of your device. Feed it, pet it, pay attention to it, and Pou will pay you. Oh, we’ve found it: Pou is a virtual companion in entertainment, both for kids and for adults.
And the idea turned out great: there are 100+ million downloads even for Android version, let alone other platforms! So, whou’s Pou?
If you have ever had a pet, you know what bringing it up is all about. You have to feed the animal, to give it water, to wash it and play with it, to train your pet and to buy it some toys and even clothes. The only difference is that Pou is digital, but does it make that much difference after Aibo?
When Pou gets hungry, you get a push (or a Poush!) notification with an expressive sound. So no time to waste, feed Pou before it starts to hurt!
The gaming mechanics is simple. You switch between the rooms by keys in the top of the screen; there are hall, kitchen, bathroom, lab, game room and bedroom. Each procedure requires its own room, so before applying it you need to select the right place for it.
In the beginning, you get the instructions each time Pou wants to eat, sleep, bathe or play.
When you select the right place, you see the necessary items below. Drag them onto Pou, and see it getting happier. If there are multiple items (for example), douche and soap), you'll have to apply them in the right order; happily, it only takes your intuition to pick it up.
After the first times, you feed or wash Pou you see messages about the achievements you unlock. Later you’ll get them frequently and unexpectedly, so don’t ever relax. Another way to take care of Pou is to take care of its appearance. You can buy it new clothes and sunglasses to make your Pou a real freak!
One of the most interesting parts of the game waits in the Playroom. There’s whole lot of mini-games you can play to entertain Pou and gain more coins. They include simple platformers, jumping arcades, Match-3 puzzles, auto trials, tic tac toe and many, many other kinds of games (32 mini-games, as of October 2016).
Some of them are simplified clones of Flappy Bird, Doodle Jump and other popular games. But Pou developers have collected all of them in one app and combined with common design, so any casual games fan can find a special Pou adventure to their liking.
We predict that while kids will be fond of growing Pou and taking care of that virtual animal, their parents will have more fun when playing these mini games, so Pou will make a great communication bridge between generations.
Another part encouraging the player’s creativity is in the Lab. Try to have some experiments over Pou and watch it changing after you treat it with different potions!
Pou fans can share their achievements via social media and make screenshots from Pou application with a built-in tool. And yes, Pou is much like Talking Pets by Outfit7; you can talk to Pou and watch and hear it repeating you.
The kids will appreciate Pou app interface: it’s easily readable, the pictures (as well as the fonts) are jolly, and the experience is playful and joyful. Especially if you use a phone. There’s no special tablet version for Android, so on tablet screen the picture looks mechanically expanded and a bit stretched.
The app is translated into 20 most popular languages, and if suddenly it doesn’t recognize your system language, it switches to English default automatically.
The app doesn’t require much system resource. Its design is fully suitable for kids and not annoying the adults. The game is stable and not hungry for RAM or memory space.
The built-in protection won’t let your children spend your money on virtual coins without parental permission.
Cross-platform use 9/10
The app is available for iOS, Android and BlackBerry 10; other platforms like Windows Phone or Firefox haven’t caught the developers’ interest. iOS users are much luckier, as the developers have redesigned the iPad version, so it looks much better than on Android tablets.
Some claim you can install Pou from third-party sites, but we have checked: no way. Windows Phone users may use an analog named Mou, but still, it’s just a copy. Pou game download is only available from the official site.
When it comes to in-game currency, the developers always encourage users to buy these virtual coins for real money. The more coins you have, the faster your Pou will grow and the easier it will be to take care of it. And the more coins you buy, the cheaper you will have them.
And if you want to dress up your Pou, you can directly buy virtual clothes for about $0.99/item. Thus, the free Pou app is not as free as it seems, unless you control yourself.
Heh, there’s even a merchandise shop on the developer’s site, so you can order a T-shirt, an iPad cover or a coffee mug with Pou. That’s what we call popularity!
The Bottom Line
A virtual Tamagotchi with its virtual playground full of games is a great way to spend your time with your children or let them play alone. Many adults also will be charmed by that simple virtual extra-terrestrial creature and its joyful world.
But are you ready if your kid takes Pou too seriously? These games can influence kid psychics badly, so your parental control will be necessary. Otherwise, Pou download for kids is not recommended. But is you want to install it for an adult – well, that’s OK.
Pou is a light, jolly and perfect entertaining app for kids and adults, it requires constant attention but provides a whole specter of fun and joy; just don’t get too used to it!
Pros : Easy for kids;
Built-in mini games for all ages;
Various entertaining methods;
Cons : Risky for child’s fitness (like real Tamagotchi were);
May require expenses to get Pou in good shape and fashion.