As you’d have guessed, Savelings is an augmented reality app, in which the player’s movements act as the trigger for the character to walk in the same direction. Wherever the character walks, road and place names are provided with in-depth details, almost as if you’re attempting to find your way on Google Maps. By pinching your fingers on the screen, you realise that this extends way beyond just your particular road, with every road, town, or city being mapped out in a detailed way. In this sense, the app is quite impressive.

The detail certainly helps towards the main aim of the game, which is to hunt down as many different coloured eggs as possible. A circle surrounds your character on-screen, and any eggs within that radius can be collected. If there aren’t any available, then it’s up to you to hunt them out. This is when the detail of the map and the precision with which your character reacts to your own movements come into effect, making it easy to map your exact location and the egg’s. The more eggs that are collected, the better the rewards are, which include real life cash, discounts, and prized. With a lot on offer, the game ensures that players stick with it, and try and grab as many prizes as possible.

Savelings is an augmented reality app, in which the player’s movements act as the trigger for the character to walk in the same direction.

Of course, augmented reality games do come with some downsides. Savelings requires an internet connection at all time. When not connected to Wi-Fi, this can increase your data usage, so players on lesser data-plans will have to be careful. Even connected to Wi-Fi, there’s no guarantee that an egg will be within a catchable distance. This can be frustrating, but even more so for those who are using data to catch eggs in sparsely populated areas.

Savelings is another charming stab at augmented reality, with enough there to keep people entertained, and a decent amount of rewards to be earned.

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