Review Kung Fu Pets
Build a camp and train your kung fu animals
Author: Tariq Abdulla
Date: 17 Jul 2017, tested on HTC One S
Can be played without in-app purchases, online multiplayer, interesting game play
Too many push notifications, poor in-fight animation
Kung Fu Pets for Android is a game where you develop a basecamp to train young animals in Kung Fu. You need a restaurant to keep feeding them, so that you can level them up.
There are various elements to the game. The "quest" involves meeting various targets like buildings and level-ups, for rewards in the form of food and 'xp'. You can combine different animals together to generate new ones by using a "summoning altar". You need to build nursery habits to grow your different kinds of Kung Fu animals. Then you can battle with animals from some other players in your league (simulated from other online players).
I found it hard to really get into this game for several reasons. The tutorial at the start is way to long, you feel like it's never going to end. The popups continue whenever you do anything in the game. There are far too many push notifications. The battles are disappointing because the animation is so blocky; special attacks seem to play out at one frame per second. There are 4 different in-game currencies (xp, gold, gems and food) and there is too much focus on the in-app purchases (though they aren't necessary for continued gameplay).
They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery, but many of the characters in Kung Fu Pets are so close to those in Kung Fu Panda, that the game developers better hope a lawsuit isn't on its way.
Overall, there are better games available in this cute-quest subgenre, which are a lot more rewarding and addictive (Monster Legends is good example).