Earlier this afternoon, Jared and I spent time with Little Masters [Free]. It's another Pokemon style RPG, but it's a lot more focused than, say, Dragon Island. In the game, you'll be tasked with training and battling pocket-sized monsters. And that's it; you won't be tasked with exploring a world, battling it out in gyms for badges, or stopping bad guys from doing bad things. You know, Pokemon stuff. There's none of that.

If you think about it, Little Masters is basicallyPokemon in its purest form -- you hatch monsters, you find monsters, you train monsters, and then you watch them grow. We should note though, that Little Masters has an online component that lets you battle people from around the globe. It works well.

Check out the game below. You'll get a better sense of it, and also get a glimpse at its free-to-play mechanic, which by the way, is pretty inoffensive.

Apologies to the guy that I annihilated.

  • ducksFANjason

    The game's a LOT of fun but gets boring quickly. It really just needs a little story and some exploration elements and it will be a 5 star game for sure.

    • http://twitter.com/mguniverse Danny Perski

      I'm still having fun with it. Your monsters learn unique abilities when they get stronger, and I still haven't found all the monsters that are in the game. 

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

      +1
      Also game center achievements and more leaderboards will be cool.
      And some kind of rating system maybe.

  • http://twitter.com/klouud Timothy Polumbo

     I was pretty disappointed with the game at first - then I started to actually think about it. This game is actually grouped in the the likes of "mafia wars" and "dragon vale" and stuff. And when you put it into perspective like that, it really is the best in its class. Its a great time waster and the combat system is much more fun than the other games in its class. Another thing I like about the game is that you really don't need to purchase more in game currency to progress or have fun with it. Not once did I feel pressured to spend money on IAP's.
    The cons:  matching system is horrible, matches get dropped ~70% of the time, the game does not tell you when attacks are "super effective" or "not very effective", there is no "pokedex" function.  There is no exploration and no gym leaders.
    I think that despite its flaws, I will probably be keeping this little diamond in the rough on my 4S as an easy time waster.
    The dev could easily add in expansion packs as IAP's such as a map, gym leaders, and areas to explore.
    I think I would bump the score up to a 3 simply for fun factor and best in class... but totally understand why it got a 2.
    tim

  • Henry Chi

    There's a new Little Masters forum out already!

    LittleMastersForum(dot)com

  • http://www.facebook.com/justinhotmia.llarenas Justin Llarenas

    I Deleted it and now i can't find it in the app store....what happend?