I'd seen positive buzz for, "Pocket City 2," and as someone who considers, "Simcity 4," one of their favorite games of all time I have a fondness for city-builders. Having tried the game I quite enjoyed it! "Pocket City 2," has the usual routine of creating residential, commercial, and industrial zones which you then make sure have power, water, and fire/educational/safety coverage. The interesting part is balancing zones, extra stuff like recreational options, and continuously growing. I really like how you can go and walk around your city or drive about it too. There are lots of little stats and things to consider but the game isn't too difficult. For example, citizens in the more complex city-building games might throw a fit if a landfill is next to their house, but virtual folks in, "Pocket City 2," are cool with it.
"Pocket City 2," can be bought for your iPhone or Android device for about five bucks and has zero in-app purchases. You simply earn all the cool unlockable items in the game (or choose a sandbox mode to go nuts with all the doo-dads). It is deceptively cute with all the things going on under the metaphorical hood. I have had a lot of fun playing it for good chunks of time and would recommend if you've got a phone that it'll work with that you give it a try!
5 out of 5 stars.