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Game review
Grows on you
by Peter Willington 28/1/2013
Product: Growtopia
Developer: Robinson Technologies
Publisher: Hamumu
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Multiplayer, Platform, Simulation
Players: 1
Networking: wireless (network)
Version: Europe
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This is a freemium game review, in which we give our impressions immediately after booting a game up, again after three days, and finally after seven days. That's what the strange sub-headings are all about.

Growtopia is described by its developer as "an experimental multiplayer creative sandbox platformer MMO with crafting." Which has more than a whiff of amateur Kickstarter project about it if you ask me.

Clearly attempting to surf a little of the abundant goodwill created by games like Minecraft and Terraria, Growtopia will need to set itself apart if it wants to avoid being dismissed as just another clone. ...
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An intriguing builder with platforming elements that, while aiming for collaboration, seems more suitable for competition and trolling. If you like Terraria or Minecraft, it's worth a look
Audio/visual: 4
Gameplay: 6
Value: 7
Innovation: 7
Overall: 6
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