We're going to try something new here at 148Apps. Each week, we'll take a look back at a game taht might have been out for a while, but that we feel deserves a bit more recognition. It's all part of our mission to make sure that you're aware of the best mobile games out there.
This week we're shining the spotlight on Love Nikki-Dress UP Queen, an incredibly addictive fashion game that has a lot more going on than first appearances might suggest. This game is hugely popular in its native Japan, and its audience is growing steadily bigger in the west as well. It is a game largely about fashion, as you travel the world to schmooze with stylists and designers and collect a huge clothing collection. The game has a huge community, where you can compete against other players and help others build up their style. Here are three reasons why you should check out Love Nikki if you haven't already.
It's a full-length RPG adventure
Love Nikki is a fully fledged RPG, complete with story quests, an experience points structure, and crafting. The crafting is where Love Nikki truly shines, allowing you to collect recipes for a dazzling array of different clothing pieces that you can mix and match to get high scores. As your collection grows, you can even combine pieces to make entirely new ones. Oh, and you can customize every piece to give your styles an even greater personal touch. If you love crafting and collecting, and you don't like long timers and manipulative pay-to-play frameworks, you'll really appreciateLove Nikki.
It's free-to-play mechanics reward the player, rather than punish
Love Nikki is quite generous to players despite the game's free-to-play structure. It's easy to collect dozens of diamonds (the game's premium currency) a day, especially if you complete every task that rewards them each day. You'll still have to work to get the rarer outfits, but it's a rewarding experience as opposed to a punishing grind.
There's a huge variety of things to do
Love Nikki is the perfect game for a number of different play styles. If you're looking for something that you can pop into for short bursts and check in on things, or even if you want to dedicate an entire afternoon to Love Nikki, there's something here for everyone. Either way, the game is deeply satisfying, and you'll gain a huge sense of progression regardless of whether you're spending 30 minutes or 3 hours a day on the game.
Are you addicted to Love Nikki-Dress Up Queen? Let us know in the comments below.