Live Out a Teeny-Sized Existence
Whenever the HyperBeard team is the brains behind a game, you can be sure that the result will be pure relaxation and fun. Their latest title – Pocket Love, does not disappoint. It features a casual simulation style, tiny adorable hand-drawn graphics, and easy gameplay mechanics that have become synonymous with this developer.
True to its name, this game has you move into a pocket-sized house. But, you are not alone. Your companion is a cute pet. The purpose of play is to turn the house into your dream home by filling it with furnishings and décor of your choice.
Before getting started, Pocket Love has you choose between a cat and a dog for a pet. You also get to customize your character’s and your partner’s skin color, hair color, and hairstyle. Customization remains open throughout the game as you change the respective looks of your couple anytime and dress them up in varying outfits that you will purchase later on.
The game is ripe with character interactions where the two are always chatting among themselves. Other characters also show up and add to the conversation. For example, there is Kai, who presents the couple with magazine ads for rewards. Then there is Kevin, who buys excess furniture, and Zac & Mindy, who show up occasionally offering clothes and accessories.
Make Your Home Your Own
At its heart, Pocket Love is a simulation game that aims to re-create the experience that a young couple goes through when picking out furnishings for their first home together. To that end, you have complete freedom to decorate and design your home as you please.
The game has a dedicated showroom (dubbed the ‘Amazing’ store). You can visit it to purchase furniture (bed, sofa, nightstand, lamp, shelf, TV, etc.,) and other home décor items such as wallpaper, paintings, blinds, carpets, and floor tiles. Available store items refresh every 24 hours, thus ensuring that there are enough options to guarantee that no 2-player homes will look the same.
What’s more, you will unlock more furnishing and décor rewards as you make progress in the game. And this does not include the free items you will get to unbox from an ‘animated package’ left out on the street.
Easy All-Click Controls
Pocket Love offers simple buttons at the bottom of the screen. You tap on these icons to navigate through game features or perform tasks.
The bottom left side features a ‘character’ icon for character-customization purposes and a ‘To-Do’ icon where you find a list of missions. The right side, in turn, has the ‘Amazing store’, ‘furniture edit’, and ‘package’ icons.
Tapping on the furniture button puts the game in edit mode, where you can select an item then hold and drag it into place anywhere in a room. There is an entire process of moving furniture from one room to another, which you will learn through the game’s tutorial.
Tips & Tricks for Playing Pocket Love on PC
• Complete Your To-Do List
Pocket Love has a checklist icon (on the lower left side of the screen) that contains 3-tasks at any given time. Make completing the tasks a priority since they earn you hard cold game currency plus a special reward for each time you finish all 3-missions.
The tasks involve simple actions like opening 3-boxes, cleaning the streets 6-times, or saying hi to your pet once. Since there is no order for whatever is on the task list, begin with those that win you the most cash (e.g., those with a dogllar payout).
Once all tasks are complete, it takes a while for new ones to become available. However, you can speed up the process by hitting a reset button. It is the blue timer icon found on the To-Do banner. Resetting causes instant production of a new list of tasks, but you will have to watch an ad beforehand.
• Collect Your Daily Rewards
Pocket Love offers freebies for the first 7-days of playing the game. Therefore, makes sure that you log in daily over that period. Gifts range from cash (dogllars) to coins and packages.
• Watch Every Ad
While ads are plenty in this game, the good thing is that they are optional and will not interrupt you during play. That said, you want to make sure you watch every last one. In addition to getting you cool extra rewards like a maple tent, breakfast nook, and dresser with mirror, watching advertisements is a great way to get essential items or fill up rooms without spending cash.
They are also perfect for boosting your coffers when running low on dogllars and coins. For instance, an AD-van drives by your house occasionally, giving you the chance to obtain free coins by watching a 30-second advert.
• Buy New Rooms
In Pocket Love, rooms fill up quickly, which is why it is good to have plenty of space. Go for an additional room whenever you can afford to. The only problem is that rooms cost dogllars (the game’s premium currency) which are hard to obtain. So, you ought to focus on earning more of this currency.
All the afro-mentioned tips here lead to the occasional dogllar or two. However, the best option to get your hands on a substantial amount is to work on leveling up quickly.
Leveling up leads to unlocking new items in the store and receiving better rewards (including more dogllars).
You get heart tokens for each photo you take, piece of furniture you buy, and package you open. These tokens go into a heart gauge, which propels you to the next level once full. In short, the more boxes you open or furniture you buy, the quicker you level up.