PikPok’s new game, Clusterduck, dropped this week on the Google Play Store. I’ve had a chance to play it, and even though I didn’t know what to expect, I had a blast wrangling those buggers. The game begins with some duck nests scattered around the screen and a large hole at the bottom. You then have to wait for the eggs to incubate, but you can bypass the timer by purchasing the game.
After the eggs are ready, you are required to rapidly tap them in the nests to hatch your new duck friends. And some of these friends can be the stuff of comedy gold. As you breed these ducks, the odd mutated combinations escalate and evolve.
Have you ever wanted a duck with a top-hat? Check. Or one with a gas mask? You got it. How about one that plays guitar? Okay, maybe there isn’t one that plays guitar, but others include sword-wielding ducks and ones with long blonde hair and baseball caps and glimmering gold medallions. In fact, PikPok has stated that there are billions of combinations. The possibilities are endless.
The interface is simple, intuitive, and the artwork is impressive. Clusterduck ran smoothly for me with no dropped frames and I wasn’t interrupted even once by an annoying advertisement. This was a big selling point because it allowed the streamlined action in Clusterduck to continue.
The singular goal here is to breed as many of these anomalies as possible while dumping your normal ducks down the hole. The payoff is apparently seeing these creations wander around the screen. Hopefully, there’s more to it than that.
Clusterduck certainly offers an interesting premise. What’s more, Clusterduck dropped on the Google Play Store for free and is likely worth checking out. Stay tuned for the Hardcore Droid review.