KRE-O Cityville Invasion Review (Zynga)

What It Is

The KRE-O CityVille Invasion is a mobile game from Zynga and Hasbro that combines the popular city-building game, CityVille, with Hasbro's KRE-O construction toys.

Is It Fun?

This is a huge, story-driven game with five unique maps, 25 Story Missions and over 400 Replayable Challenges. In the game, you play as the CityVille S.O.S. Force and have to stop Dr. Mayhem and his minions from destroying the city. You do this through a series of story-based missions and replayable challenges with different goals. Missions typically involve battling bosses and completing them unlocks new content and areas. The challenges involve tasks like surviving an attack for 60 seconds or protecting one of your buildings from an invasion. While playing through missions and challenges, your buildings are in constant danger and if one gets destroyed, you lose the mission and will have to rebuild that building. Successfully completing missions rewards players with coins, which can be used to construct more buildings, add automated defenses to the city, unlock new characters and upgrade weapons and armor.

Who It’s For

The game is for KRE-O fans ages 9 and up. Kids under the age of 8 will probably want to play it, but it could be too complex for them to grasp fully.

What To Be Aware Of

From building the city, to upgrading the characters and weapons to continuing through the Story mode, there is a lot going on, which makes this game a little confusing at first. Despite that, it is definitely worth sticking with it.

There is also a fairly steep learning curve for being able to control the characters, and at times there is so much going on on the screen that it is confusing, particularly if you're playing on a small screen.

The game is available for android and iOS devices. It's free to play, however, there are opportunities to make in game purchases for real money so you might want to password protect your device if you plan to let your kids play.

Hasbro also has a line of KRE-O construction toys based on the game.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

  • KRE-O Cityville Invasion from Zynga
  • Rated 9+
  • Available on: Android and iOS
  • Available July 16, 2013