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Developer: Mail.Ru Games
Price: Free
Version: 1.0
App Reviewed on: iPad 2

Graphics / Sound Rating: ★★★★½
User Interface Rating: ★★★★½
Gameplay Rating: ★★★★☆
Re-use / Replay Value Rating: ★★★½☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Doodle Cat is a fun matching game where players drag and drop items on top of each other to create new objects to keep the adorable feline happy. Doodle Cat interacts with all the objects that gamers make, which adds an element of surprise to the game. The free version includes 60 different objects and an additional 40 can be purchased as an expansion pack for $0.99. While it’s a neat concept, this game isn’t for everyone.

If you’ve ever wanted a cat but couldn’t get one of the fur balls for one reason or another, Doodle Cat may be a temporary solution to your problem. Just like all cats, Doodle Cat loves to eat, play and even get into mischief. However, you’re not obligated to check in on him at all hours of the day or ensure that he always has a fresh litter box.

A quick in-game tutorial gets players started once a new game is created. Tapping on Doodle Cat creates Meow and Prrr Bubbles that float to the top of the screen. Combine the two bubbles and a ball of yarn falls to the ground and the little kitty does a funny dance. Drop this yarn ball onto Doodle Cat and watch him get tangled in it. This is the basis for the entire game. Players continue to try to create more items by dragging and dropping them onto each other in an effort to unlock all the items in the game.

Unlocked items are stored in the upper right corner where players can drop any of them back onto the screen. The trash can in the lower left makes it easy to clear the cluttered screen. If gamers happen to get stuck, there are a total of five free hints. Additional hints can be purchased or earned for free by completing tasks like signing up for offers.

It was humorous to watch the little fellow chase flies, lick himself and randomly plop on his back and take quick naps as I tried my best to create new toys for him to play with. While the game is both charming and entertaining, it’s certainly not for everyone. Apart from matching objects to create new ones and interacting with the cat, there’s not much to this game at all. It may be more suitable for children and adults who love simplistic games more than serious gamers.

Overall, Doodle Cat is a breath of fresh air when compared to all the games available in the App Store. It’s not fast-paced and there’s no time limit, making it relaxing and a pleasure to play. If you love this style of game or you’re looking for a new game to keep the kiddos occupied, I recommend checking out this freemium title today.

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