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Pocket God: Journey to Uranus



New torture for pygmies in so-so expansion to iPhone smash.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

The mini-games are thoroughly explained, and it's pretty easy to learn ways to torture the pygmies through experimentation. 


As with the original game, you torture and kill cartoon pygmies. You can flick them into volcanoes, drop them in the water and drown them, cut them in half with a razor sharp boomerang, atomize them with a ray gun, and more. The violence is cartoonish, but the pygmies do look pretty horrified when it happens.

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The title has some puerile double entendre meanings -- as do some of the mini-games, particularly "A-Hole in Time"


A link in the options menu takes users to a list of other products -- not just apps -- from the developer.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

One of the pygmies is named "Dooby."

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Pocket God: Journey To Uranus is more a collection of mini-games than it is a guilty-pleasure experimentation in ways to torture the natives. While the original game became a hit by offering numerous ways to kill the pygmies, this one lets you drag them across the universe to various planets, where they can be used to launch one of three arcade-style games -- or tortured in new ways. (It may not be the sole focus, but there's plenty of pygmy torture going on here.) It's not a good choice for young or impressionable kids. 

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While the original Pocket God was an amusing experiment in cartoon torture (and a terrific guilty pleasure), Pocket God: Journey To Uranus falls a bit short. There are a few new ways to torment the pygmies who stare in awe at the worlds you drag them to and, once again, there's an infinite supply of them, but the real thrust of the game is the three mini-games -- clones of the arcade classics Joust and Tempest as well as a remake of the "flick the pygmies into the volcano" game from previous installments. They're fun remakes, but there are plenty of other clones of those games about. And with a series this popular, you'd expect the fun factor to be ramped up -- or at least for there to be more to do in the game. It's a buck well spent for enormous fans of the series, but easily bypassed by others. 

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Release date:June 7, 2011
Category:Simulation Games
Size:37.20 MB
Publisher:Bolt Creative, Inc.
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.1.2 or later

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Kid, 12 years old July 12, 2011


This is really boring. Original is a lot better.


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