By: Zakeh Genre: Virtual Pet Players: 1 Difficulty: Medium
Featured Version: Android
Also Available For: Blackberry, Apple iOS
The first two require gold coins to buy food or health potions respectively, both of which are simply dragged to Pou's mouth. The happiness, or 'fun' meter is filled by playing with Pou (*ahem*). To do this you can simply ping a ball around for his amusement, but the preferable option is to play one of the twenty mini-games on offer which is also the primary means of earning more coins as well. Playing games makes him tired, however, and when his energy gets too low he will need to sleep in his bedroom which is one of several screens you can flick back and forth between. The others include the kitchen, which includes a fridge containing all the sumptuous foods and refreshing beverages you've bought for him, and the bathroom where you need to wash him when he gets too dirty.
Thankfully, Mr. Salameh thought about that and has provided a large amount of other stuff to buy with which you can customise Pou's house, garden, and even him! You can choose from millions of different wallpapers for each room and, outside the house, you can buy different flowers, customise the appearance of the house, and even buy new scenery to replace the default forest (see above). Personalising the look of Pou himself seems to be the most popular pursuit here though, and to that end you can change his body colour, eye colour, add wigs, glasses, a moustache, give him stickers (tattoos, basically), add lipstick, and dress him in all manner of outfits including suits, shirts (which look like Star Trek TOS uniforms), swim shorts, dresses, football shirts, hats, seasonal costumes (Christmas and Halloween, for example) and, most amusingly, animal costumes (witness the splendour of my Mouse Pou).
RKS Score: 8/10