Have you ever dreamed of owning your own horse? Probably when you were young and you asked your parents to buy you a pony, but they gently told you that it was too expensive. And you probably cried for days on end because you really wanted that pony. Well, with Derby Days, you can care for your own ponies and horses, ones that look cooler than those in real life.
Thanks to Com2uS, you start off with one horse and learn the fun and difficulty of raising a horse. Breed with your neighbors’ horses, resulting in different colored horses with different looks in hairstyle, eyes, and hooves. And you’ll train your horse to your heart’s content, allowing them to compete in derbies and championships when you feel they are ready. Make your horse the best in town and let them in luxury as you raise the level of your ranch so that they may live in comfort and style.
Derby Days is a simulation game, which means that it takes time for you to level up, train your horses, and earn enough coins so that you may buy new and wondrous items. It also means that if you use up your energy bar too quickly, you’ll need to wait for it to completely replenish (each energy takes 5 minutes to replenish and you’ll gain one max energy every time you level up, as well as a replenished energy bar). You also get to choose what kind of horse of your neighbors to mate with, so it’s best if you can try to mate with the coolest (and prettiest) looking horses out there, i.e., the wings and horn and cute designs on their body.
However, there is a couple of downsides to this game, ones that don’t particularly make me happy. My biggest concern with the game was just how expensive the cooler-looking horses were. 499 cash (which is the money that you receive when you actually use real-life money to purchase). 499 cash is a bit deal because looking at the in-app purchase list, 700 cash point costs $49.99. That’s something I’m not willing to spend on a game, especially when I know in the future, I will stop playing the game. It’s the company’s way of getting easy money on a game that’s free. Now, you do earn cash in the game, but it takes you so long to accumulate it that if you do want the better horses, you’re ‘forced’ to buy cash. Now if Com2uS changes its policy and allows players to get the better horses for much cheaper, they’d have more players. But that’s only if they also fix their connections for simulations. My game would crash a few times, but it wasn’t that bad, compared to another game (which I review at a later time).
Overall, the game is fun to play and if you like horses and racing, it’s a game you should check out.
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