Adopt and take care of your very own alien pet, earn coins and achievements, play minigames and moreby Benjamin Larkin
Your Very Own Pet for your PC
Many of us own pets in our homes such as cats, dogs, fish, etc. These all require a great deal of time and effort to take care of, and for that we are rewarded with their loyalty and love. In the gaming world, these sentiments are well represented in a wide range of virtual pet games that see you taking care of a similar pet. Pou is a highly popular example of this. If you've ever wanted to take care of a real alien, now's your chance by adopting your very own Pou.
Because there is no dedicated PC version of the Pou application, players must use an alternative method if they want to play. Playing your Android apps on your PC can be achieved by downloading and installing BlueStacks. This will allow you to play any and all Android apps in full-screen mode with point-and-click controls. This is an extremely handy program for anyone looking to try out apps using a more comfortable interface than a conventional touchscreen. Once that's done, you're all set.
Core Gameplay and Features
The core gameplay is very easy to pick up. To start off, you'll adopt and name your pet (this can be whatever you want). It has a level, like in an RPG title, and you can earn experience points by completing several tasks. The game supports over a dozen languages including English, French, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Russian and Japanese. Controls will display the same touch-screen interface available on the Android version, but with BlueStacks they are replaced by clicking. The general objective is to look after your pet as best you can, level it up and help it grow into an adult. This can be quite tough to achieve. If it's hungry, you have to feed it. If it's making a mess, you have to clean it up. If it's bored, you have to play with it, all comparable to real life pets. This makes the experience of looking after your pet highly immersive and interesting.
The range of options here are very diverse indeed, part of the reason why the game is so popular. Depending on the kinds of treats you feed your Pou, it will react differently. It might even get sick, so you have to be careful and learn what it likes. Playing with your Pou is highly entertaining, since the game will offer a small set of minigames to play including racing games, platformers, matching games and more, all with bright, lively colors and settings. These games are an excellent addition, appealing to people coming from other gaming backgrounds. As you progress through them you will be able to collect coins which can be used in the in-game store. Through the Potions lab, you can even mix up some concoctions to help Pou along his way, including health bonuses, extra fat removal, stat bonuses, growth and more. This gives something great to do for the completionist, alongside a host of achievements and special items to unlock throughout your playthrough. There are some microtransactions involved here, but they are small compared with how much is offered for free.
Keeping your Pou entertained is not only limited to feeding, cleaning and playing with it. The game also has a ton of ways to customize your Pou's appearance to your liking, adding another playful element to the game. Dress it up in bee costumes, cowboy hats, dresses, glasses, army uniforms and change its hairstyle using wigs to have the most fun with your alien companion
When your Pou gets really bored, you can take him outside, enjoying the daytime sun next to his hut, playing some soccer, visiting the beach or even travelling to snow-filled locales. Whatever you can imagine, Pou can go there. Keeping your Pou entertained is not only limited to feeding, cleaning and playing with it. The game also has a ton of ways to customize your Pou's appearance to your liking, adding another playful element to the game. Dress it up in bee costumes, cowboy hats, dresses, glasses, army uniforms and change its hairstyle using wigs to have the most fun with your alien companion. You can also design the background or the room your Pou is in to best suit his new attire.
Best of all, Pou gives the option to play with other players and share your experiences. Visit their pets and show off your own and create a community for your pet. This is always a nice feature to have if you appreciate the more social side of gaming, as I do. You can even socialize directly with your Pou by talking to it and it will respond to you in a highly realistic and rewarding way. Your phone's built-in microphone is more than suitable for the job.
Pou for PC is a great way to spend your time if you're looking for something fun, simple and highly rewarding to do. All you need to get started it to set up BlueStacks, sync your Android app to the App Player, and start it up. Taking care of Pou has a great sense of realism to it, allowing you to talk to it, play with it and feed it just like a regular pet. The assortment of minigames will also appeal to other types of gamer, letting you earn coins to buy potions, unlock achievements and more. The high level of customization is also very impressive, with plenty of wigs, costumes and colorful attire to keep you entertained indefinitely. Pou is an excellent app and one which I recommend you try. Though it is not the most difficult of games, it's very fun to play. Download it now and see for yourself.