Minecraft - Pocket Edition [$6.99 / Free], the official iPhone and iPad version of the indie darling, has rolled in support for a new weapon and two additional "angry mobs," courtesy a new content update, which hit earlier this morning.

Version 0.3.3 adds bow and arrow support and introduces skeletons and spiders, two of the proper game's most annoying enemies. This version also addresses "around 20" known issues, including a furnace crash bug and sapling and leaves bugs.

While we're not huge fans of skeletons and spiders because they have a habit of making us sad on the inside, we see their value. They roam the world and add legitimate danger to the "Survival" experience, which is a good thing. Probably.

Also, skeletons rock.

[image via crafthub.net]

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/X2QPO27MJB2UGIZY4N74YWRHCU Benjamin

    I honestly have absolutely no problem if they decide to leave out Creepers. *shudder*

    • 11liker99

      Hey. Creepers are awesome. They are well, just awesome!

      • tim240

        Yeah whenever I hear SSSSSSSS I say F***!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CKBNMJGLGCBQOSH2BM264QIHLI Bridget

      Leaving Creepers out of Minecraft would be like leaving Goombas and Koopas out of the older Mario games.  Really just wouldnt be the same.

  • JesusBro

    Minecraft is the shît

    • William Mortensen

      go kill yourself

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  • ducksFANjason

    This version is still so watered down that it's incredibly disappointing... The "crafting" is so pathetic it should hardly be called crafting. It's getting there I guess, but until it finally introduces an ACTUAL crafting feature (where item placement on a grid dictates the end result of the item) this game will continue to disappoint me. I'm not sure why that's not being implemented immediately instead of things like new mobs.

    • Sean Humby

      I'm not sure it's ever going to have the grid placement crafting. Look at the XBLA version - that's a "final" game and has no grid crafting.

      • ducksFANjason

        Really? That's disappointing... :-(

      • http://www.facebook.com/Sonickart Erick Yip Pon

        actually, that's no final game either, there was an update to it just 2 weeks ago, adding a bunch of new things, including pistons, which i find useless anyway, but it's no final game, in fact, if you read their tweets, you'd know they're currently putting more work into updating the XBLA game than the pocket edition

    • Chuck Anton

      I don't see why that hurts the experience so much for you... you still have to collect the same amount or maybe slightly less of the same supplies to craft things. Its not like you don't already know how to craft most of things in minecraft so the mobile version doesn't need the grid to discover new items as much. Also i enjoy the building more than the crafting but thats just me.

      • ducksFANjason

        It disappoints me because I haven't experienced everything from the desktop version so I don't know all the recipes. I don't get the opportunity to play on my macbook as often as I can on mobile. As a result, I personally would like to experience the joy of discovering new recipes on my mobile device.

  • Chuck Anton

    I don't see why that hurts the experience so much for you... you still have to collect the same amount or maybe slightly less of the same supplies to craft things. Its not like you don't already know how to craft most of things in minecraft so the mobile version doesn't need the grid to discover new items as much. Also i enjoy the building more than the crafting but thats just me.

  • MisterOwl

    Now all we need are some fucking beds and chests. Oh and true online multi...

  • merc331

    This game is a fail compares to the PC and console version. I wouldn't recommend it.

  • http://twitter.com/Ax23000 Matt Lindquist

    I can't stand this version of the game.  Notch even said on Twitter on July 12 that "it isn't exactly that great".  There's something incredibly bland and uninteresting about it.  Every time they update I try it out and quit after three minutes because something about is just 'off'.

    • ducksFANjason

      Agreed... It's hard to place what's off but something definitely is.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CKBNMJGLGCBQOSH2BM264QIHLI Bridget

        The part where it's missing like 99% of the PC version's content may have something to do with it.

        What really gets me about this version is where the developer that ported it brought it originally as a "JUST creative mode" port, no survival mode at all, so no actual mining OR crafting (or monsters), and was actually SURPRISED when people didnt like this fact and wanted more.  Did they not know at all some of the reasons why the main game is so popular?  It's not JUST making structures out of blocks that sells it and keeps players' interest.

        And this version is updating SO slowly that it's probably just not worth even watching.

  • wingz

    I wish there were weather changes like rainy,sunny and stars at night i dont give a f**k about creepers

  • Eag1e92

    I've been checking out minecraft's site and they talk about why they don't have everything yet.
    -There are no sun moon or stars yet because the mobile devices just can't handle it and the app crashes but they keep working on it
    -The grid crafting,weather, magic, other mobs and all kinds of other things take up so much memory they are hesitant about putting it all on here. The xbox and desktop versions have the luxury of more memory space than phones and tablets

    Mojang is working on everything so let's all just be patient and let them handle it.

    • DCver3

      What are you talking about? The iPad2 and Xbox have the same amount of ram and the iPad has an extra core on the 360 and a newer gpu. So how is it the iPad is lacking memory???

      • DCver3

        As much as I like Mojang for making big as an indie dev...they've never been quick about addressing issues. Like when they first moved to beta and no one bothered to make script to empty out the back-end of the java cache and everyone was having issues with crashing on the PC. It took them forever to fix something that is a common script function in java programming. Honestly I couldn't tell you if they even fixed that because I fixed it by upping my ram to 16 GB.
        I love Mojang...but as I stated they aren't the most on the ball dev out there, though better than some of the top ones like Blizzard.

      • http://profiles.google.com/fleshman1992 Laszlo Tuss

        They are just little childs compared to Blizzard, Blizzard is the top of all game devs, so dont compare them.

        Actually i like both of them, but they are not in the same category.

      • Eag1e92

        The game on the iPad and iPod is the same, the iPad version has to be watered down so it can fit on the iPod. So yeah

  • ohhyeah

    Honestly this game blows. I don't get excited playing it and couldn't care less about the updates. It's so far behind the computer and even Xbox version it's sad. The controls are hard to use, no matter how much you use them. I'm sure a lot of people feel the same way as I do.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Sonickart Erick Yip Pon

      not really, the pocket edition isn't that bad considering it's PORTABLE, the lack of music makes it boring. and the xbox version is good, my only complaint is the lack of creative mode, but if you're going to complain, please, major in some computer science software programming thing, and feel free to make a better version for xbox, ios and android. or go ahead and TRY to find a laptop that has as good of a battery life as an iphone, or ipad, and lets see which's minecraft is better. pros and cons, if you're gonna cry about it, stick to pc then.

      • ohhyeah

        Okay fanboy, get ur diick out of their azz and then find something to write. The portable edition is horrible. For 7$ you get a few blocks to build with. Waste of money and it's not even fun. There are so many more better games for the iPod/iPad that this game doesn't even match up to temple run.

      • DCver3

        I respect you for you're opinion but I have to say you're wrong. This is just a bad port. There is no other way to say it. The controls are garbage, Mojang has even said so. It's missing a ton of content. It's a tech demo basically that everyone payed 7 dollars for. I could see if they were working on it whole heartedly but they aren't. They have 2 other unfinished versions and another game they've been dipping with on top of not finishing their first game. It's not exactly the business model that inspires confidence to those that have been supporting you from Minecraft alpha on.
        I don't blame Mojang for my lack of intelligence in regards to purchasing the pocket addition, scat happens. However it doesn't change that fact this version of the game is trash.
        Thank you for your time...

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