Gamer Gal: Neko Atsume

Feb 1, 2016


I'm not feeling super inspired to write right now, and I'm pretty sure it's because I'm obsessed with Neko Atsume. So I figured that since I'm so hooked right now, I should spread the love!

If you haven't heard of this super addictive mobile game yet, it's time we remedy that! It's a simple premise: you exchange fish for goodies that help you lure cats to your yard...so that you can take photos of them, of course. The adorable cartoon kitties use your goodies and eat your cat food, then leave more fish for you to buy more crap for them to play with and eat. It's the best, seriously.


Okay, so there's not exactly a lot of action. I mean, you have to exit the game and wait a while for the kitties to be drawn to your yard full of cat-friendly stuff. When you open the game back up, fingers crossed you have a cute kitty or two to admire! Unfortunately, you can't interact with them in any way. All you can really do is take pictures and add them to your Catbook. But I think the simplicity is what makes the game so hard to put down.

You get to read about all of the kitties that come into your yard, and certain items that you buy can lure 'rare cats' like Mr. Meowgi and Billy the Kitten. After a cat spends enough time in your yard, they might leave you their 'mementos,' little tokens of love like you would expect from a real cat. I've only gotten four mementos so far (including a shiny acorn and a soft brush) but I swear, I get a big grin on my face whenever I get a new one. Is that pathetic? Eh, whatever.

What I'm trying to say is that if you're a crazy cat lady like me or you just plain like adorable, slightly mindless things, you should run to grab this game like Tubbs running to eat all the fancy food! It's free to install from the Google Play store and iTunes.

Just a head's up, you still have a few days to enter to win the epic Golden Snitch Giveaway prize pack! Enter here if you don't want to miss out.

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