If you remember they heydays of Pokemon Go and became entrenched in the game full on, then I have a new adventure for you to try. Save the Emoji is a semi virtual reality game that sets you on a course for adventure to seek out and save emojis.
The download is for a small price, and provides long term entertainment, because everyday is different and the emojis you will encounter will vary, from day to day and from location to location. This makes the game something new every time you are in a different place: at home, at work, out shopping, on vacation – you get the picture.
Once you download, and I will caution you that is does take time, you will be asked to register using an email address. The app does not ask for much. It will also ask to have access to your camera, which you will need to play the game.
Now, another caution is that it does take time for the app to load and be ready for you to play. There is no tutorial and there are no instructions. A few taps here and there will get you to the gaming screen. As expected, the Settings can be adjusted per your taste by tapping on the “gear” looking icon. If you wish to initiate and or buy extras, you can do so by tapping on the icon that looks like a paper sheet with a list on it. The leftmost icon shows a “cell” with a finger tapping it, I did not figure out what that was for, as it did nothing when I tapped on it. The icon that looks like a keyboard will show you a grid of your saved emojis. At first, obviously, it will be empty. But, as you explore more and tap on emoji to save them, you will fill this grid and earn points.
Let’s get to the points part. Earn points and be the leader on the game, because you can compete against others who are out there doing the same.
Save the Emoji is an fully interactive game driven by your location and gps functionality. It casts you as the main player, who in this case, is a person who walks around the vicinity of your current location. As you walk, you will see your exact location on the map, which is shown in the background. You walk and the map displays where you are and in what direction you are moving.
One thing I really would like to see as an improvement is a message stating to wait while things are being loaded. I would tap on icons and the app was doing something, but I had no idea. I had to sit and wait a few times before I realized it was actually loading the screen. Instructions on how to play the game would be monumentally helpful as well!
I take my iPad around looking for emoji and when I see one flipping around or just bouncing with fun, I head in that direction and save it on my grid. If you are someone who is out and about a lot or are looking for a more interaction gaming experience, download Save the Emoji today!
Rating: 10 /10