Alright folks, I have once again found a beta APK to sideload in order to give y’all the scoop of what to expect from an upcoming release. Today I am taking a look at TinyCo’s Futurama Worlds of Tomorrow. From a cursory glance it is eerily similar to another one of the developer’s games, Family Guy The Quest for Stuff. But the similarities do not stop there. The Family Guy game is actually just a clone of Electronic Arts’s The Simpsons: Tapped Out. Clones of clones, what better way to earn money than with someone else’s tried and true method.
Now don’t get me wrong. There is obviously a draw to the type of gameplay this title offers. I mean I get it, you delve into a universe you are familiar with and find enjoyable. Not only can you build out a custom designed city, but you can also equip different outfits to each and every one of your characters. It is like your very own Futurama universe, customized exactly to your liking. I can totally see the appeal.
Taking that appeal a step further, the developer has paired up with the creative team behind the original TV series. How deep this partnership goes is unknown, but the art design along with the writing feels pretty spot-on. Sadly, the voice work is lacking. It is almost as if they could not get any of the original voice artists, and so just use sound-bytes from the TV shows and movies. Even then, there are way too many instances where the game feels hollow as all you are doing is reading text. Short of this missing voice work, yeah, I think TinyCo actually nailed that certain je ne sais quoi you get from watching Futurama.
If you are unfamiliar with the gameplay found in Futurama Worlds of Tomorrow,