Quick. Name the top three most time-consuming video games you can. Did you say RPGs, sims and "anything that even remotely looks like Farmville"? Well, one, Farmville already is kind of a sim so that doesn't really count and two, yes! Now, what happens if you mix all of these together into one big, colorful Japanese game? You get Kairobotica.

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Part of the game takes place in a sim space colony where you build shops, tech, and bolster your forces for missions. The rest of the game takes place in (surprise!) missions. Combat follows a turn-based RPG style and how well you do will determine how much you can invest in back at your base. It's actually a neat concept that merges both large-scale and small-scale stat-building.

Priced at $5, the game is just a tad on the higher end of the pricing range for an Android game, but it still looks like it will engage you long enough to be worth it. Also, if we can judge a game by how bright and colorful it is, this one is underpriced by a wide margin.

Eric Ravenscraft
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  • Cheeseball

    Hmm, this seems to be Kairosoft's first game that includes a battle system, however it seems totally stat-based (unlike normal RPGs which are usually a mix of RNG and stats), so as long as you have high stats you'll keep succeeding.

    • http://www.kovdev.com/ koveleski

      They have "Epic Astro Story" which has a battle system/missions available as well. However, this one seems to be a bit more engaging than the other.

      • Cheeseball

        Ah right, I missed out on Epic Astro Story.

        • Da Llama

          Also Dungeon Village

          • Cheeseball

            I missed out on that as well. :/

  • Zaatour36

    I feel like Kairosoft is stuck on the same game style and look/feel, they should have upgraded and brought something new to the table with all those pricy games!

  • http://twitter.com/epicelric Ronaldo Verta

    not gonna lie. kairosoft makes some of the best android games. they make each one so freakin' addicting!!

  • http://mattcasto.info Matt Casto

    This looks just like Epic Astro Village, which I did not like nearly as much as prior games by them. Can anyone tell me if this is any better?