Is the real world not living up to your expectations? Build a new, virtual one with one of these popular world-building and world-simulation apps.Apple apps Minecraft-Pocket Edition ($6.99)* — In Minecraft-Pocket Edition, you build a pixelated world by placing blocks strategically and finding bonuses while adventuring. (Mobilewalla score: 99/100) Terraria ($4.99)* — This highly rated and well-reviewed builder features a charming world full of blocks that can build large or small items, allowing both creativity and flexibility. (Score: 99/100) High School Story (Free)* — In High School Story, high school can be the experience everyone dreams it can be: Get the boy or girl, have great friends and be popular. (Score: 98/100) The Simpsons Tapped Out (Free)* — Homer Simpson accidentally destroyed Springfield. Now it’s up to you to rebuild it with the help of some of your favorite characters. (Score: 98/100) The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-Earth (Free)* — This role-playing game puts you in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth, questing to find allies to fight goblin hordes and find fantasy glory. (Score: 97/100)Android apps X City-Build Your Dream City (Free)* — Over 41,000 people give X-City a five-star rating. This colorful city builder is fun and allows for very creative building on land and sea. (Mobilewalla score: 99/100) Dragon City (Free)* — In Dragon City, you raise and train dragons and build a custom world around them. Collect as many as 100 dragons. (Score: 99/100) Tap Paradise Cove (Free)* — The gamer in Tap Paradise Cove builds a city on his or her own island, grows the city until it’s prosperous and fights off enemies like pirates. (Score: 99/100) The Sims FreePlay (Free)* — The Sims were among the first world-builders, and this free app has an enormous amount of content, options and surprises. (Score: 98/100) Jurassic Park Builder (Free)* — The first version of Jurassic Park ended tragically. Now you have a chance to build a new, safe park full of dangerous dinosaurs. (Score: 92/100) *Available on Apple and Android.
Mobilewalla is a search and discovery engine using breakthrough technology to score every app to help consumers navigate the mobile application marketplace. Apps are scored using an algorithm that weighs several characteristics, including user ratings, position within category and staff recommendations. For more app intel, go to www.mobilewalla.com. Anindya Datta is a technologist and founder of Mobilewalla.