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  • Summary: Imagine it, build it. Create worlds on the go with Minecraft - Pocket EditionMinecraft - Pocket Edition allows you to build on the go. Use blocks to create masterpieces as you travel, hangout with friends, sit at the park, the possibilities are endless. Move beyond the limits of yourImagine it, build it. Create worlds on the go with Minecraft - Pocket EditionMinecraft - Pocket Edition allows you to build on the go. Use blocks to create masterpieces as you travel, hangout with friends, sit at the park, the possibilities are endless. Move beyond the limits of your computer and play Minecraft everywhere you go.* Randomized worlds* Build anything you can imagine* Build with 36 different kinds of blocks* Invite and play with friends to your world (local wireless network)* Save multi-player worlds on your own phone Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Nov 26, 2011
    70
    Although there are some flaws with this app, it still stays true to the core concept of Minecraft.
  2. Nov 17, 2011
    60
    There was a time when saying 'Minecraft' was synonymous with punching and dropping blocks in to a virtual world; now it has far more depth thanks to continued updates and community developed modifications, but Minecraft - Pocket Edition features none of these and simply replicates what is already available online for free.
  3. 60
    Not really worth the price in its current form, unless you're a die-hard fan of the Creative game mode of Minecraft. And yet it still manages to be a recommendable series, as there's something zen-like about just building to your hearts content.
  4. Nov 18, 2011
    50
    Minecraft: Pocket Edition misses the mark. Without enemies, item crafting or resource gathering, the building experience will quickly bore most gamers.
  5. Nov 20, 2011
    50
    Minecraft: Pocket Edition could potentially be an awesome thing someday. Until that day comes, though, it is best purchased by the curious, the affluent and the hardcore fan.
  6. Nov 20, 2011
    50
    Minecraft - Pocket Edition is disappointing, featuring neither mining nor crafting.
  7. Dec 12, 2011
    40
    This iOS version, alas, is akin to the original's early iterations. You're only offered the sandbox creation mode, in which you potter about a vast landscape, placing blocks to build stuff. Recreate your own house; make a fairytale castle; spell out 'help, I'm bored' – the choice is yours. And that's basically it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 52
  2. Negative: 11 out of 52
  1. Nov 18, 2011
    10
    Im sad to see the 2 poor reviews even one from a critic who should be informed that this is not the final release of minecraft iOS pocketIm sad to see the 2 poor reviews even one from a critic who should be informed that this is not the final release of minecraft iOS pocket edition. It even says v0.1.2 ALPHA just like normal minecraft this will have updates with new features, they can't simply press a button to transfer from pc to iOS. He mentioned it some time on twitter or his blog. Expand
  2. Feb 19, 2015
    10
    This game is a MUST GET. It is the most awesome game on iOS and Android. Cheap, but not as good as the PS4 Edition. I am mad to see this GameThis game is a MUST GET. It is the most awesome game on iOS and Android. Cheap, but not as good as the PS4 Edition. I am mad to see this Game under-rated. Its such an awesome great game. Expand
  3. Feb 14, 2013
    9
    Pocket Edition is a wonderful transfer from the PC. Though it lacks the features the PC has, and the controls are a bit wonky, it's still aPocket Edition is a wonderful transfer from the PC. Though it lacks the features the PC has, and the controls are a bit wonky, it's still a great game for on-the-go. Expand
  4. Feb 23, 2015
    6
    This game is okay. There are many better but It is worth playing. The graphics are fine but too squared. The controls are okay. The blocks areThis game is okay. There are many better but It is worth playing. The graphics are fine but too squared. The controls are okay. The blocks are fun. The animals are cool. Minecraft is a good game for IOS but not the best. Haven't played it in AGES but it is worth $7.00. Expand
  5. Sep 15, 2013
    5
    Taking the famous PC game and moving it to mobile devices seems like a interesting idea, but it end up being to big of a task for theTaking the famous PC game and moving it to mobile devices seems like a interesting idea, but it end up being to big of a task for the developers. What you get with "Pocket Edition" is a lifeless and barren world that you craft almost whatever you want in, but the amount of fun you have entirely depends on how much you love to build. If you enjoy exploring caves (which aren't in this version) and fighting monsters then you're out of luck. I've never played the PC version, but it always looked like a lot of fun to team up with a friend and try to survive while building your own fortress. Unfortunately none of that transfers over into this port. The game is separated into two modes, survival and create. Create gives you endless supplies and lets your imagination run free without any distractions like monsters getting in your way. The problem with this mode is that the world you're placed in is so barren and lifeless that I couldn't stick around to play for more than a few minutes without giving up thanks to boredom. Survival mode throws you into a scarcely populated world, devoid on any monster filled caves, and tasks you with building shelter to survive the night. There's no real enjoyment to be had in this mode either. Only one monster type is available and poses next to no threat. This mode made me give up as well thanks to boredom. Overall the promise on Minecraft on a mobile device sounds too good to be true, and unfortunately it is. "Pocket Edition" is lifeless, barren, and most disappointingly boring. Expand
  6. Jan 6, 2013
    5
    The game is ok for IOS however if you want to play minecraft i don't see why u would want to play it on IOS same with the Xbox version its okThe game is ok for IOS however if you want to play minecraft i don't see why u would want to play it on IOS same with the Xbox version its ok but it does not beat the PC version. Expand
  7. Aug 12, 2013
    1
    minecraft pocket edition is not that good. first of all the worlds are to small and it has nothing compared to the PC/MAC/Linux version. thereminecraft pocket edition is not that good. first of all the worlds are to small and it has nothing compared to the PC/MAC/Linux version. there are practically no blocks and theirs no end or nether world. you can also get minecraft pocket edition for android but its not worth it. they just got BUCKETS in the game. dont buy unless you really want to.and it costs 6.99$ Expand

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