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What's it about?
There's really not much of a story in this simulation that started off as a spoof. As a goat, you'll run and prance around a town, head butting whatever you'd like and jumping from great heights, earning achievements along the way. Collecting items around the town will unlock "tall goat" (a giraffe) which does the same sort of things. Players control the goat with their thumb on the bottom left side of the screen, while jumping, head butting and initiating other actions on the bottom right.
Is it any good?
Odds are you're not expecting too serious of an experience in a game called Goat Simulator. And you'd be right. But that doesn't make the game any less fun. What started as a joke has become a phenomenon and while there's no story to this game and the controls are pretty terrible, it's still a title you can't put down if you're in the right frame of mind.
The downside, and it's a notable one, is that the mobile version of the game is significantly smaller than the PC version (which costs just $5 more). The small environment can be thoroughly explored in a fairly short time period. And while there's still plenty of fun in replaying the game in the same area, it'd be fun to explore new territory.
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- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Price: $4.99
- Release date: November 11, 2014
- Category: Simulation Games
- Topics: Horses and Farm Animals
- Size: 87.60 MB
- Publisher: Coffee Stain Studios
- Version: 1.0.3
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 6.0 or later; Android 4.03 and up
- Last updated: May 3, 2021
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