wild-tribe
Metacritic: N/A
Release: Apr 2009
Reviewed on: PC

Wild Tribe

Site Score
7.0
Good: Simple game mechanics – Unique breeding
Bad: Slow pace – Minimal guidance
User Score
5.8
(4 votes)
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Wild Tribe is a village management game where you’ll have to guide your litle tribe of Wobblies through a dark future. These Wobblies have lived peacefully for hundreds of years although the once plentiful food and water supplies are starting to diminish and the hyenas are beginning to circle.

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Wild Tribe features many basic game mechanics that you would expect to see in a time management experience. This includes instructing your creatures to build structures and items, gather food, find water, improve their technology and more. Similar to Virtual Villagers the game is run in real-time so your tribe will continue to operate even when you leave the game (although it can be paused so it doesn’t if you wish).

Ultimately players want to find themselves with a self-sufficient tribe of Wobblies that will allow them to stave off potential disaster. Similar to other games in this space part of reaching that level is careful exploration and expansion of the tribe. Your path to this point though is fairly open ended with the game really only ending once you’ve made all the possible discoveries (nearly two dozen).

The most unique mechanic of the Wild Tribe experience is the breeding element of the game that turns your basic Wobblies into various animals through evolution. This includes elephants to gather water, zebras to become the doctors of your village, lions to defend your camp, gorillas to build things and giraffes to collect food.

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This breeding like many other elements in Wild Tribe is actioned through point and click where you’ll drag objects to interact with each other or use a keyboard shortcut instead.

Overall Wild Tribe has some interesting mechanics at work but it does leave you with minimal direction at some points which does make it difficult for players not familiar with this sort of game to progress.

Summary:

  • Lead your tribe through dark times.
  • Evolve your simple Wobblies into various animals that have different jobs.
  • Unlock 18 discoveries to complete the game.
  • Runs in real time.
  • Available for PC.

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Wild Tribe, 5.8 out of 10 based on 4 ratings

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