Gacha Life

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Released 23 October, 2018
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Publisher Lunime
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Version 1.1.4

About Gacha Life

Gacha Life - The Ultimate Dress-Up Simulator

Cute, customizable art keeps a simple game afloat.

Gacha Life

 

Collect-a-thon Meets Adorable

You've seen the chibis on the front page of YouTube. Maybe you've even clicked on one of the adorable music videos. But what, exactly, is Gacha Life?

Simulation games are full of pay-to-win scenarios. Gacha Life offers a cute alternative, with its offline play and free gem collection. Customize up to 20 characters, collect outfits, and explore a semi-cohesive scrolling world with clickable NPCs.

Gacha Life

 

Dress-up with a Side of Mini-Games

Gacha Life is clearly a game that's all about the cutest avatar. It has 20 customizable slots in its Studio Mode, where you can create a completely new, unique look. Everything you do in the game is in pursuit of unlocking more customization options.

Gacha Life is clearly a game that's all about the cutest avatar.

There are three different modes to check out in this mobile and browser-based game: Studio Mode, as we already mentioned, Life Mode, and Gacha Games.

Life Mode's a half-baked, click-based RPG aspect where you can wander around a small town forming relationships with various NPCs. Finally, eight mini-games spice things up a little, adding diversity to what's otherwise a pretty basic dress-up game. These two modes turn the 3/5 Gacha Life from clutter-filled doll's wardrobe to casual chibi collect-a-thon.

Concept Rating: 3/5

Gacha Life

 

Gag on Glowing Outfits, Bump to Background Electronica

There is nothing special about Gacha Life's generic electronica sound. There's no voiceover work for the NPCs. Even the mini-game where there's a turntable and DJ-looking Gacha, Phantom's Remix, doesn't seem based in any beat-based metric. It's a poorly executed, weird pick.

...the games chibi-style art has invaded the internet.

However, the games chibi-style art has invaded the internet. If you've looked anywhere since 2018, you've likely seen the adorable chibis floating around in some format. YouTube music videos consist of countless fan-made animations that use Gacha creations, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Twitter to name a few. It even spawned Gacha Club, another Lunime game with downloads in the multi-millions.

This blend of generic sound with pop culture art earns Gacha Life a 4/5. It could use an upgrade in the music department, but it's hard to argue with the popularity of those giant-eyed, simple chibis.

Graphics & Audio Rating: 4/5

Gacha Club

 

Repetitive Collection With Customizable Pay-off

Of course, we mentioned the 20 customizable chibi slots. Build these cuties from the ground up, choosing from any skin tone, hairstyle, and outfit from a base selection of clothes and accessories. Create one and jump into the world of Gacha Life, since it's easy to come back later and make more with newly collected items.

Collecting items is as easy as playing mini-games in Gacha Game or meeting up with NPCs in Gacha Life. Find everything, like new hair choices, skin tones, and fantastic outfits. There are accessories and even pets!

Collecting items is as easy as playing mini-games in Gacha Game or meeting up with NPCs in Gacha Life.

Mini-games in Gacha Game include Ichi's Math, Orca Sploosh!, and Abushu Candy Toss. If those don't sound like your style, there are five others from which to pick. In Gacha Life, click through conversations with pre-scripted snippets of convo like "I love pizza." It isn't exciting, but it's the grind if you want those sweet, sweet dress-up items.

The gameplay features enough casual entertainment choices, but any intense simulator fans should look elsewhere. The 3/5 content is cute but not particularly in-depth.

Gameplay Rating: 3/5

Gacha Life

 

It's Cute, but It's Casual

In the end, Gacha Life is all about creation and customization. It's worth checking out if unlocking hundreds of cute new items with somewhat repetitive and lackluster mini-games is up to your alley. The limited methods for unlocking different items get tedious after a while, and grinding isn't for the faint of heart.

Hardcore simulation fans might turn their noses up, but Gacha Life is a great choice for casual game fans who love cute art and a low-key, offline environment for creativity.

Replayability: 3/5

 

TL/DR

Dress up, play mini-games, and explore offline in the adorable free-to-play chibi simulator, Gacha Life!

Dress up adorable anime-style characters, play mini-games, create stories, connect with NPCs, and so much more!
Platforms
Developer Lunime
Price Free
Released 23 October, 2018
Website View site
Publisher Lunime
Players
Version 1.1.4

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