On a floating magical island, you have the power to hatch, raise, and breed an assortment of dragons in the iPhone app DragonVale. Start with some basic dragons and then create your own unique breeds, watching them play, grow, and emit their own special dragon fire. Each dragon has a habitat that is designed especially for them and their unique powers. For example, grow your plant dragon in the plant habitat, your electric dragon in the electric habitat, and your ice dragon in the ice habitat. Feed them treats to watch them grow and to strengthen their abilities, and enter them into races against other dragons to win cool prizes and rewards.
Not only can you grow dragons, but you can also decorate your magical island with pathways, statues, flags, and other fun items. Share your island with friends and use the social features to send each other food, gold, dragon eggs, and other game items. You can even visit your friends’ islands and perform tasks to help them out, engaging with them through Facebook and iPhone’s Game Center.
DragonVale’s newest version, 1.9 has added a new island and habitat when you reach level 14. The dragon races are a new feature of the new version and users will find an FAQ button in the options menu that provides information about the game.
The iPhone app takes 26.3 MB of space on your device and is free to download. Users can load DragonVale onto iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch (3rd and 4th generations), and iPad. In order to operate this app, you must have the iOS 4.1 or later installed on your device and you must have internet connection such as WiFi or 3G. There are also items that you can purchase for money but if you don’t want to do this, the feature can be turned off by simply disabling it under in-app purchases.
If you love dragons and mythical worlds this is the app that you want to download onto your mobile device. The graphics are clear and the dragons are as cute as they can be while the habitats are colorful and wonderfully suited to each dragon. There are a lot of activities to keep you engaged and will provide instant entertainment while waiting for an appointment or lounging at home. It’s a great game for you and your friends to play and one that you won’t get bored with. Users rate this app at 4.5 out of 5 stars.