Last month we reviewed Infinite Dreams' Let's Create! Pottery HD [$4.99] for the iPad and actually were fairly surprised with just how much fun it was. Judging by the comments we got on the review, there were more than a few people out there who were disappointed that the art of pottery had been simplified to the point of basic multi-touch gestures, but for someone like me Let's Create! Pottery HD was a great experience.

The iPhone version hit the App Store today, and aside from the smaller screen, Let's Create! Pottery retains everything that was good about the iPad game. We explained how everything goes together in the virtual pottery creation process in our review:

As you may suspect from the title of the game, the object of Let's create! Pottery HD is to create pottery. Tapping "create" on the main menu takes you to a spinning pottery wheel with a lump of clay on it that you then transform using your finger. Dragging up or down changes the height of your piece of pottery, while touching and dragging in or out changes the width or whatever section you're touching. I'm sure there will be some pottery wheel veterans who don't like how dumbed down this all is, as you never need to deal with adding more clay, maintaining any kind of balance, or the million other things that can lead to all-out pottery disaster.

Once you're satisfied with the shape of your creation, you fire it up in the kiln. After that's complete, you're able to paint it with all kinds of different colored paints and "brushes" which are basically just stamp tools of pre-made stripes and other designs. Following that, you then add your masterpiece to your collection, at which point you can either keep it there to bring up later (and send emails including an image of it) or you can sell your creation at auction. Using the coins you earn from selling your in-game artwork you can then buy more paints and brushes to make even more diverse pottery. ...Read More

It's a little disappointing that Let's Create! Pottery HD didn't just get an update to make it universal because the game seems to be a much better overall experience on a larger screen. If you have the choice, I'd get the HD version but the iPhone game is an excellent substitute if you have yet to purchase an iPad and want to make some virtual pottery.

  • Kyle

    Needs a gallery to be added where you can view all of your creations!

    • Mike R.

      Agreed.

      • JAckson09

        +1.

      • Remon

        +2!

    • Ben Of Bodom UK

      There is a gallery, you but you can't view pots that you sell at auction or to people that order them. Just make a pot and don't sell it and it will be in the 'collection' menu from the main menu.

      • Kyle

        I know that but I was talking about a gallery where you can see what you have already sold.

      • Ben Of Bodom UK

        If you like something you've made so much you want to repeatedly look at it in the future, why on earth would you sell it?

      • Kyle

        Because it was a one of the pieces of pottery I had to make and then sell as part of the email challenges?

    • Anne

      +1

  • Kyle

    Needs a gallery to be added where you can view all of your creations!

    • Mike R.

      Agreed.

      • JAckson09

        +1.

      • Remon

        +2!

    • Ben Of Bodom UK

      There is a gallery, you but you can't view pots that you sell at auction or to people that order them. Just make a pot and don't sell it and it will be in the 'collection' menu from the main menu.

      • Kyle

        I know that but I was talking about a gallery where you can see what you have already sold.

      • Ben Of Bodom UK

        If you like something you've made so much you want to repeatedly look at it in the future, why on earth would you sell it?

      • Kyle

        Because it was a one of the pieces of pottery I had to make and then sell as part of the email challenges?

    • Anne

      +1

  • Metalbear

    Blake: 5
    Eli: 5

    Difinitely getting it. BREAK THE TIE, ELI!

  • Metalbear

    Blake: 5
    Eli: 5

    Difinitely getting it. BREAK THE TIE, ELI!

  • Jorlen

    Instant buy!

  • Jorlen

    Instant buy!

  • chris

    im on the fence this dose appeal to me.. but.. not sure about the smaller screen size.. dose it effect game play?

    chris.

    • Ben Of Bodom UK

      I just picked it up and the small screen isn't a problem at all. If you watch iPad footage theres a shitload of empty space anyway.

  • chris

    im on the fence this dose appeal to me.. but.. not sure about the smaller screen size.. dose it effect game play?

    chris.

    • Ben Of Bodom UK

      I just picked it up and the small screen isn't a problem at all. If you watch iPad footage theres a shitload of empty space anyway.

  • Radeon123

    No retina support!!!, very disappointed considering this comes from the iPad.

    Needs an update for the high res display as soon as possible.

  • Radeon123

    No retina support!!!, very disappointed considering this comes from the iPad.

    Needs an update for the high res display as soon as possible.

  • Wegmans

    In case the devs read this, BOOO! Why not make a universal app? I just feel like I'm getting screwed, so I'll stick with the iPad version.

    • http://www.youtube.com/reviewsbysteve Steve

      +1

    • Micah

      Yah cu God forbif developers try and make money from cheap ass iPhone/Touch owners.

  • Wegmans

    In case the devs read this, BOOO! Why not make a universal app? I just feel like I'm getting screwed, so I'll stick with the iPad version.

    • http://www.youtube.com/reviewsbysteve Steve

      +1

    • Micah

      Yah cu God forbif developers try and make money from cheap ass iPhone/Touch owners.

  • http://www.youtube.com/reviewsbysteve Steve

    As already said, it NEEDS a gallery of what you have already sold.

    Or at least a TOP TEN list of the prices sold and a thumbnail of the pot.

    How about an option to email or post on Facebook your finished pot?
    Also needs more colors.

    Steve

  • http://www.youtube.com/reviewsbysteve Steve

    As already said, it NEEDS a gallery of what you have already sold.

    Or at least a TOP TEN list of the prices sold and a thumbnail of the pot.

    How about an option to email or post on Facebook your finished pot?
    Also needs more colors.

    Steve

  • WilhelmR

    Hhhm.. 2.99? Not much of a launch price if you ask me.. considering it's not even universal :/

  • WilhelmR

    Hhhm.. 2.99? Not much of a launch price if you ask me.. considering it's not even universal :/

  • Rad

    How about a HD version sale?

  • Rad

    How about a HD version sale?

  • dudebro

    cmon a pottery game? lol i bet da only ppl hoo play dis r f*cken pu**ies hoo
    cant handle REAL games where u shot ppl in da face

    lol fukn patheic

    • KT

      Wow, says the guy who has no sense of grammar or spelling... What are you 10?

      And for the record, not all games have to involve blood and shooting.

      Your the one who is pathetic.

    • Wegmans

      Get out of here riffraff, don't you have a bridge to guard, troll?

      -1

  • dudebro

    cmon a pottery game? lol i bet da only ppl hoo play dis r f*cken pu**ies hoo
    cant handle REAL games where u shot ppl in da face

    lol fukn patheic

    • KT

      Wow, says the guy who has no sense of grammar or spelling... What are you 10?

      And for the record, not all games have to involve blood and shooting.

      Your the one who is pathetic.

    • Wegmans

      Get out of here riffraff, don't you have a bridge to guard, troll?

      -1

  • Anonymous

    I keep reading this as Let's Create Pottery Heads for the iPhone!

    Punctuation is so important.. the brain plays tricks.

  • Anonymous

    I keep reading this as Let's Create Pottery Heads for the iPhone!

    Punctuation is so important.. the brain plays tricks.

  • Hope Cheer98

    I can't get past the amphora vase part, I just can't get it right and it keeps telling me to take a closer look at picture. It is really frustrating!