Hoopa City – Review

I was really excited that Cameron would get to review Hoopa City. He loves playing games on my phone and is a bit of a technical whiz.

Here’s what the game developers say:

“Designed for kids aged 5
to 8 years (ok, and parents too!) HOOPA CITY lets budding builders’
imaginations run wild as they help Hoopa Hippo create lively villages,
towns and cities, all populated by Dr.Panda and his friends.
The star of
the show is a new game mechanic, which not only lets you combine different
materials to build roads, houses and more but different elements too. These
unlock secret combinations, which create surprising features or buildings. For
example combine a tree and a house and a garden will miraculously appear.
There is an explosion
of confetti when the first combination occurs.
In addition
there’s lots of fun to be had as you fill landscapes with shops, roads, schools,
and even theme parks or stadiums! Each building takes a special combination of
materials to create, so don’t be afraid to experiment. Whether you want to build
a shopping paradise, a beach resort, or a quiet forest town, you can with Hoopa
in Hoopa’s City!”
Key Features:
  • Build your own city – however you like
  • Play and experiment with 7 world-building materials like water, electricity and brick!
  • Discover many different buildings
  • Save your game, take a break, play again later
  • Play however you want! No time limits or strict rules.
What did we think?

Cameron was absolutely hooked on this game from the moment he started playing it. He didn’t need showing what to do and just got on with it, proudly showing me when he had created a new building.

Cameron loves challenging games that require a bit of ‘thinking’ to work things out and this was perfect for him. 

First of all he wanted roads absolutely everywhere and then worked out you could turn some of the roads into train tracks (road+electric) which he thought was awesome as it was a combination of his two favourite things. 

I think this game is awesome. To be honest if I had the time, I would sit down and play it myself.

I like the fact you can just build freely, that you don’t have to worry about ‘money’.

The controls are simple and easy to learn. Cameron is only 4 and he had no problem with them 

As mentioned above. This game also tests your memory as you memorise the combinations to get the different buildings.

When Cameron plays games, it is important to me that they have some educational factors to them, and building memory is a brilliant aspect.

You can purchase Hoopa City from the Apple Store for just £1.99!

This is absolute bargain for this type of game! Personally I think they should be charging a bit more!

I would highly recommend this game to kids aged 4 and over. That includes any big kids too (Adults)

Note: I received a free copy of the game for the purpose of the review. I didn’t receive any money and all views are independently formed my My Life As A Mummy (And Cameron)


  1. Catriona Stephen June 28, 2014 / 6:40 am

    I actually like the sound of this game! Sounds perfect for my younger sister tho 🙂 #WeekendBlogHop

    • admin June 28, 2014 / 6:56 pm

      It's like Sim City, but you don't have to worry about money or anything like that. If you get it for your sister, let me know if she enjoys it x x x

  2. Debbie Roberts June 28, 2014 / 8:09 am

    The secret of learning is to make it fun and this game certainly sounds like it does both. The graphics look clear cut and fun too. I can see why the game would appeal to youngsters and Mum's too.

    • admin June 28, 2014 / 6:57 pm

      I think my OH would play it too, if he could get on my phone lol!! x x x

  3. ilovemummymost June 28, 2014 / 4:27 pm

    This game sounds great fun for the little ones. Both mine love to play with my iPad but both get really cross with the newer games that won't work on my old model! Fingers crossed this is one that works 🙂 #WeekendBlogHop

    • admin June 28, 2014 / 6:58 pm

      Just had a look at the specs and it says iOS 6 or later if that's any use to you? x x x

  4. Jibber JabberUK June 29, 2014 / 10:39 am

    I really liked the look of this for my daughter as she likes city building games. I don't think they do it for Android yet so hopefully they'll bring out a version soon.

  5. Sarah Shermann June 29, 2014 / 11:13 am

    My little ones far to young for this but I'm pretty sure I'd love playing it 🙂

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