Release: Dec 2011
Reviewed on: iOS
Minebuilder is a competitively priced alternative to the Minecraft: Pocket Edition and is available on iOS and Android. The game has you exploring a block like game world while creating your own adventure.
The price of Minebuilder is particularly attractive compared to other smartphone alternatives. Especially since it allows single and multiplayer gameplay that most sandbox building games on the respective app stores fail to include.
Minebuilder is a full featured game like Minecraft and supports everything you would want in a blocky universe including crafting, monsters, multiplayer, animals, tracks, redstone style electrical wires, bowss and the option to play in creative or survival. The game plays out just like other clones and depending on the game mode that you select, you will either be able to focus solely on the creative building aspects or embark on your own block inspired survival adventure.
The survival mode is where most gamers will spend their time which is very similar to Minecraft’s survival mode. Players will essentially start with nothing and slowly collect resources in order to explore more of the game world and survive the various enemies that will be encountered.
Of course controls are ultimately at the core of whether or not games of this type thrive or simply die off on the mobile platforms and Minebuilder does a lot to get them right. The controls never feel unresponsive or cluttered even on smaller screens. The interface is also very well designed to ensure it is a pleasant experience.
Minebuilder has plenty of features that make it one of the top options for fans of Minecraft that are looking for a well-priced and portable experience. Thus far the developer has also proven to be more than willing to add new content and fix bugs which hopefully will continue to make Minebuilder even better.
- Available on iOS and Android platforms.
- Well-priced compared to competitors.
- Has many of the same features as Minecraft.
- Includes support for multiplayer.
- Survival and creative game modes included.