Kairosoft are the masters of simple to get into but deceptively deep simulation titles on mobile, and their latest iOS offering Pocket Stables [$0.99] has just arrived in the App Store. As I'm sure you've already figured out by now, Pocket Stables is all about building up the biggest and best ranch you can, and training a stable of racehorses to compete and bring home the victory. You'll be filling your ranch with amenities like ice cream stands and gift shops in order to attract visitors, who'll then spend money on your cool attractions which you can put towards training your racehorses.

All in all it sounds a lot like Grand Prix Story [$4.99 / Free] with horses, though all of Kairosoft's titles have somewhat of a similar structure and flavor. If you like their previous games, well, here's the newest one, and you'll probably like this one too unless you just despise horses in every way.

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Pocket Stables has been out for a while on Android already, and according to some sentiments from players in our forums, there are a lot of killer Kairosoft titles on Android that would be much more exciting to have on iOS than Pocket Stables. Like I said though, if you enjoy these games, it's always nice to have a new one. Hopefully Kairosoft can ramp up their release schedule to start pushing out more titles on iOS, but if you have a hankering for some horse racing simulation, then give Pocket Stables a look.

  • Arch Deluxe

    This game is a reminder of why horses always come at the end of a parade.

  • PallaZ

    Still waiting for GDS 2.

  • Jake7905

    Favoring Android over IOS? I guess Kairosoft's next game is about pirates.

    • xzeldax3

      Wow, way to make generalizations.

  • LORE

    Is there any kairosoft game better than game dev story?

    • joaquin_ondamoon

      I liked Mall Story, and Epic Astro Story was a lot of fun. I haven't played Dungeon Village, but it looks interesting. My guess is if you like one Kairosoft game, you'll pretty much like them all.

      In the end, a lot of Kairosoft games all boil down to the same basic mechanics. It's sort of like when you drive through a neighborhood, and you can tell which homes were built by the same contractor. The garage might be on the side instead of the front, or the windows have 2 dormers instead of 3, but at the end of the day it's still the same house.

  • Wiggles

    Okay, Kairosoft, you can have more of my money. It's okay, you always treat me so so good.

  • http://www.onebagtravel.com/ OneBagTravel

    This company is a one trick pony.

    • wigzisonfire

      They are happy to canter along at a safe pace.

  • Patrick Serrano

    Been waiting for World Cruise Story