The Simpsons Tapped Out has done very well for itself on the App Stores, bringing in between 5 to 10 million downloads for Android alone. Family Guy is often compared to The Simpsons, so it’s only natural they would get their own game eventually.
That day coming as TinyCo and Fox have announced that Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff is coming to mobiles on April 10. We’ve already spent some time with the Android Beta, and now we’re going to give you a small taste of what to expect when the game hits the App Store.
Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff is a city building game that follows Peter as he tries to rebuild Quahog one building at a time. Yup, it’s “similar” to Tapped Out which is fitting if you watch the show and pay attention to the jokes. There will be a lot of jokes in Quest for Stuff, and I can honestly say it’s the first building game that’s made me laugh out loud. It’s not age appropriate by any means (thankfully), so keep that in mind before letting your little Bobby or Sally play with Peter, Quaqmire or the rest of the gang.
You can expect to see scores of unlockable familiar faces Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff, and each will have their own set of actions. You’ll be able to “Surf the Bird” with Peter or walk around doing “Roadhouse” for a bit which is pretty damned awesome. Want to strut around as Quagmire or send Chris off in search of nose goblins? Not a problem, they’ve got you covered. I’ve only been through a handful of characters, and am seriously looking forward to seeing what the other residents can do.
As with any building game, you’ll be faced with timers and premium currency as you progress through the game. It’s nothing new, and nothing to gripe about yet as the game hasn’t been released. You’ll also have access to all the things you know and love from Family Guy including the characters, buildings, and oddities like the Crippletron and the deadly but delightful, Stewie Flower. Needless to say, there’s going to be a lot to do in Quahog.
Keep in mind, the version of the game I briefly played is in BETA and things are likely to be tweaked before the game hits the App stores. That said, I definitely like what I see so far in terms of the gameplay and content, well done. There is a LOT for fans to enjoy, and its a game that certainly doesn’t take itself too seriously. Yes, the IAP’s are present, but it’s too early to pass judgement on that aspect of the game.
Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff is coming to iOS on April 10, and we assume an Android release will be the same day or not far behind. A limited Beta has been out on the Play Store for a while now, so it’s just really just a matter of time. Rest assured, we’ll be back with a full review of Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff soon after it goes global.