Zynga's Pokemon-alike Montopia hits Western iPhones

In Canada, of all places

Zynga's Pokemon-alike Montopia hits Western iPhones
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Zynga's formerly Japan-only monster RPG Montopia has finally hit a Western App Store.

So, yes, as long as you're Canadian, you can now download this vaguely familiar game. Now that we mention it, Montopia does sound a little like some beautiful Canadian city...

Back in the world of useful facts, Montopia is a casual RPG (of sorts) in which you collect elemental monsters, evolve them by fusing two monster types together, and send them into battle against fellow trainers.

The premise, and indeed much of the artwork, definitely calls to mind Nintendo's Pokemon series, but it appears as if the free-roaming exploration and tactical battles have been taken out in favour of a lighter social freemium structure.

If that sounds like your idea of fun, you can expect to see Montopia hitting the UK App Store in the not-too-distant future now that the English translation is evidently complete.

Jon Mundy
Jon Mundy
Jon is a consummate expert in adventure, action, and sports games. Which is just as well, as in real life he's timid, lazy, and unfit. It's amazing how these things even themselves out.