Build your very own city in Miracle City - plant crops, construct a variety of structures, and make your citizens happy.
Decorate your city to inspire its inhabitants, making them work harder and more efficiently.
Gain access to a large variety of adorable buildings and decorations to make your city look as unique as possible.
There are a lot of city-building games out there, and a number of them have been brought over to Android devices. Miracle City is just one of the bunch, but unlike its peers, it stands out in a way that it is actually well-made and straightforward. Unlike other games, it doesn’t dwell on putting a background story or establishing a plot. Instead, you will immediately proceed to doing your job, which is to construct buildings and develop your city. There are no charades or distractions: it’s a game perfect for anyone who wants to purely enjoy a city-building experience.
In Miracle City, your goal is to...well...build a city and make it look as fantastic as possible. You can gather money and resources through taxing your citizens and by planting crops and selling them. Unlike other games with a farming element, your crops in Miracle City are imperishable. Leave them in a ready-to-harvest status for a week and you can still reap and sell them at full value. Whereas in other games, there is a time limit and if you fail to harvest them within a certain time frame, they are gone forever.
One of the best aspects of Miracle City is that you don’t seem like you will be running out of resources. This means there are a lot of things you can do within a play session and you can easily progress and level up. Sure, nuances like having to wait before a building is finished and reaching a certain level before unlocking a structure exist, but they aren’t as hard to deal with in Miracle City as compared to other titles.
Helping you progress through the game are its missions. Miracle City does not bombard you with them, but rather, it finds the perfect balance. These aren’t varied, since all they ask you to do is construct a certain building or two. Nevertheless, you will find out that doing them can be satisfying, especially after receiving the rewards.
Miracle City uses “Decorations” as a way to raise the “Happiness” of the citizens. Basically, these are flashy buildings like castles and pretty-looking plants. By putting these up, the city inhabitants will be willing to pay more taxes and you will be able to earn more. We’re sure this doesn’t work in the real world, but hey, miracles do happen in Miracle City.
Jokes aside, the multiplayer aspect isn’t its strongest point. The game tries to pair you up and meet strangers of the same level, but the part wherein you’re supposed to meet your real-life circles is completely disregarded. It’s a little less engaging, especially when you need to gifts from your “friends”.
In terms of presentation and intuitiveness, Miracle City doesn’t stand out much, but it’s reasonably well-developed in these elements. You can easily sift through the menus to find the structures you want to build, and drag them along the tiled map. It’s easy, simple, and intuitive: you won’t need a tutorial to get it.
Overall, Miracle City is perfect for anyone who purely wants to enjoy a pure city-building game. Though some potential players may be put off by ist lack of story or rather building centric-gameplay, it’s incredibly well-made and good for short playing sessions. Available on Android devices, give it a shot and see if it’s a game for you.