Minecraft - Pocket Edition is the mobile version of the well-known game Minecraft, developed by Mojang. The main aim of this app is the same of the PC edition, survive the night. For this purpose, you will have all kinds of raw materials such as wood, rock, steel or sand to craft what you need to build your refuge (and also, unlimited creations) in these sand-box worlds. Lots of features of the PC edition remain in the mobile version, but some of them have been lost in the way, and some materials too (the Redstone, for instance).
Once you download and play the game, you will see that it includes finite randomly generated maps, and the multiplayer option to share your adventures. Your hostile "friends" also appear in this edition. You will be free to fight and eliminate your endless enemies the green Creepers, Zombie Pigmen, Spiders and Skeletons until the sun dawns with your bows, arrows, swords or even your own hands. You will be also able to breed your pigs, sheep or chickens to get food, or work the rocks and dig in the land to get materials. On the other hand, the graphical aspect is pretty similar to the PC version since it does not require too much system resources, what makes it perfect for mobile phones.
Gameplay and modes
One of the most noticeable characteristics of this version is the cross-platform multiplayer mode. If you have and Android mobile, you will be free to play with a friend who owns an iOS device. Apart from the multiplayer mode, you will count on the Survival mode and the Creative mode. The main difference between these modes is the possibility of using all the available materials in the Creative mode, and also the possibility of flying. In the Survival mode you will have to collect the materials on your own, working on the land, the woods, and hunting or farming to eat.
As a drawback, we can say that if you have played the PC version, Minecraft- Pocket Edition gameplay may result a little limited. Besides, it is not the same controlling your character with the mouse and keyboard that controlling it with the screen of your touch-device. However, once you get used you will see that it is not so difficult, and it also has its advantages, for instance, you will have all in the screen, so you can see all controls at the same time.
You will have arrow symbols on your screen to move your character. To jump, you just have to tap the square symbol, but it also auto-jump when you move forward a block. To fly (remember, only in the Creative mode), you will have to double tap the square symbol and hold it. Then, you will have to slide your finger through the screen to move your character. Regarding blocks, to place one you have to tap where you want the block to be placed, and to break one, you have to hold your finger on it. The last element to take into account is the camera, to move it; you will have to slide your finger through the screen.
Minecraft - Pocket Edition 0.14.1 Features
Here you can find the features of Minecraft - Pocket Edition:
- Cross-platform Multiplayer mode available for up to 5 players of different platforms
- Chat to have conversations with your friends and other players
- Possibility of getting hungry and start cooking
- The armor and materials you get and wear can be saved for further use
- Gravity affects water, lava and sand among some other materials; they can fall from high places
- Three game modes: Multiplayer, Creative and Survival
- Animal Control Spawn to remove or cover dirt blocks of the whole maps except one single proportion where the animals spawn
- Peaceful soundtrack
- Nether Reactor instead of the Nether of the PC version: you can get some useful materials but this new place is pretty dangerous
If you are interested in Minecraft - Pocket Edition and you want to know more information about it before you download it, feel free to visit the official website .
System requirements to install this app
The minimum system requirements to correctly download and play Minecraft - Pocket Edition on you Android device are listed below:
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread or above
- Internet connection is not necessary unless you want to play online