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What's it about?
In AMERICAN DAD: APOCALYPSE SOON, aliens have taken over Langley Falls, and it's up to you -- and all the clones Roger's been keeping in the basement -- to save the Earth. But to do this, you'll need to fix up their house, and for that you'll need money. This, of course, requires you build rooms in the bunker where Roger can print money and make other items, including more clones. You then use this money -- and slices of pie -- to outfit and arm Roger's clones and send them out to beat up both the alien invaders and the human collaborators.
Is it any good?
Like the show that inspired it, this mobile game is fun, but only for people old enough to pay for cable themselves. In American Dad: Apocalypse Soon, aliens have taken over Langley Falls and it's up to Stan and Roger -- and all of Roger's clones -- to save the day. This not only requires you to arm and train these doppelgangers, but also build and maintain the bunker Roger's built under the house, where you can construct and upgrade such facilities as a training room, a cloning lab, a counterfeit printing press, and others.
Obviously, this is not a game for kids. And not just because kids will hate that this game is mostly about micromanagement. In fact, when you finally do get into fights, it's a passive situation where you don't control your clones in real time. Like the show that inspired it, this has all the crude and sexual humor of the show... which is also a problem because not every fan of the show will enjoy the strategic base planning or tame combat either. It also doesn't help that the game doesn't explain itself well, leaving this really just for fans of the show who are already familiar with this kind of game. But if that's you, well, have at it; especially since this has a depth and complexity you wouldn't expect from something connected to this cartoon. Which makes American Dad: Apocalypse Soon great for fans of strategic building games who also love this 'toon.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about violence in games. Is the impact of the violence in American Dad: Apocalypse Soon affected by the fact that you kill aliens and people with guns and other weapons, but there's no blood or gore? Would the impact be intensified if there was more realistic violence?
Like the show on which this game is based, this has a lot of rude jokes, but do they make American Dad: Apocalypse Soon more fun, or could the game do without it? Do you think, because it's based on a cartoon, that it should be like the cartoon, crude and all?
- Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
- Price: free with microtransactions and ads
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: November 4, 2019
- Category: Strategy Games
- Topics: Adventures
- Size: 340.10 MB
- Publisher: MyCom
- Version: 1.0.2
- Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 11.0 or later; Android 5.0 and up
- Last updated: November 13, 2019
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