Pocket Sand is this insane new game with absolutely no purpose. You will either think it's stupid within 5 minutes, or you'll develop a minor obsession with it, forsaking all your other games and loading up your device whenever you have a free moment.
Game play consists of four basic elements: water, sand, salt, and clay, which fall in a stream from above. The game also consists of walls (which you build to direct the streams) as well as fire, plants, and a ceramic material you can use to build walls. The idea is to build platforms in order to mix the elements together in different combinations in order to see what you can come up with. The game is about redirecting, watering, growing, burning, mixing, and just generally seeing how big a mess you can make. The game really doesn't have any structure or point besides that, but that's quite enough, since the combinations of things you can do are virtually endless.
I'm glad that the game runs in VGA, since lower-resolution graphics would probably fail to recreate the texture of the various sands. Pocket Sand is very casual in its approach, but it's as addictive as it is pointless. Sure, it's just a time waster, but what a way to kill time! It takes me back to the days of spending hours in the sandbox, and it also reminds me of that colored sand you could buy when I was a kid. I wish the game had a save feature or at least a minimize button. On the desktop version of the game, you can fire it up and just let it run all day, coming back to it whenever you feel like it. I wish the Pocket PC version had a similar feature.
Since the original game upon which sand is based is free, the Pocket PC adaptation is free as well. I have to say the mobile version isn't quite as fun as the original, but it's still fantastic and probably the best free game I've yet to see on the platform.
Системные требования: WM5 - WM6
Разрешение экрана: Все разрешения
Тип установки: CAB