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Seabeard arrives to Android, feels a lot like a Nintendo game

Popular iOS game Seabeard arrives to Android, and we can't help but feel that this is a little like a cross between Nintendo's Animal Crossing and Zelda: Windwaker.

Published onMay 14, 2015

After hitting Apple devices last year, the highly popular Seabeard has finally arrived on Android!

The game puts you in the role of a grandchild of Seabeard, who was more of a king than a pirate and helped unite the lands together with the formation of a kingdom called Accordia. Unfortunately, things didn’t last for long, as an evil presence eventually destroyed everything that Seabeard had built, and he was never heard from again.

The gameplay here is actually part adventure, part city builder and the mechanics are point-and-click in nature. While we haven’t had extensive time with it just yet, I did play around for about twenty minutes to get a feel for what Seabeard has to offer. My initial impression is that this could be a lot of fun, but only if you enjoy casual, laid-back games that have a cartoon-y, almost child-like feel to them.

It is also worth noting that this game, despite being built by Backflip Studios, feels very much like a Nintendo product. The whole dynamic of the game is reminiscent of the Animal Crossing series, though the sea-focused theme and even the cel-shaded graphics also can’t help but remind me of the Legend of Zelda: Windwaker — which happens to be one of my personal favorite games of all time.

One potential deal-breaker here is that this is a freemium title, and relies pretty heavily on in-app purchases. Although it appears to be possible to play without paying, there are things like pearls, coins, etc, that can be purchased to speed things up a bit and so forth.

To give the game a try for yourself, you’ll want to head on over to Google Play.

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