The Game of Life is a video game developed by Electronic Arts based on the popular board game created in 1860 by Mr. Milton Bradley. This app is available for both Android and iOS devices. In this game, players have to move around a board, landing on different spaces that represent life events, making decisions as they come across jobs and other events. This game has a simple objective: the player that ends with the most money wins.
Players have to move around a board landing on different spaces that represent life events
This version of the original board game has been nicely elaborated: the setting is full of animations and smooth textures that help immerse you in the game. It has also been adapted to tactile screens, as everything is controlled using a fluid and responsive touch interface. You have to spin the huge roulette that determines how far your piece moves just by swiping your finger across the screen and then you can start playing!
How to Play
Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Don’t worry, I’m not trying to quote the whole opening speech from Trainspotting, this is actually the way The Game of Life works. You have to choose your character and a color car to represent you and then move this car through several spaces that simulate real events such as graduating from high school or retirement. Towards the end of the game you will find different jobs, children, lawsuits, property and life tiles , which represent major events that remain unseen until the game is over. You can use cards with different effects to block your opponents, but they can do the same to you, so choose wisely when using them.
This title features single player mode with up to five AI-controlled players for a six player game. You are free to use one device to play multiplayer using Pass N’ Play mode . One of the best things about this app is that it allows you to fast-forward through opponent turns (only when they are AI) so you don’t have to wait forever until the wheel spins, the car moves and your rival makes a play.
The Game of Life 1.2.6 Features
Check out the features of this app before you download it:
- Fully 3D graphics: enjoy animated cars, roads and landscapes in a tri-dimensional environment
- Multiplayer available : compete with up to 6 friends in Pass N’ Play Mode using one device
- Make decisions: get married, settle down or stay single and indulge in risky investments
- Record your highlights: use the Journal feature to track your life events within the game
- Spin the wheel: enjoy responsive tactile controls and touch interface
If you are interested in this game and need further information before you download it, feel free to check the developer’s official website.
The minimum system requirements to download and run this title are:
- Operating system: Android 2.0 or later, or iOS 4.3 or later
- Hard disk: 12 MB free space for Android/ 13.6 MB available for iOS