Devil’s Attorney (4/5 stars, guidance suggested, currently priced at $2.99) is a very funny and fun, award-winning app that will appeal to anyone with 80′s nostalgia, fans of funny games, and anyone old enough to remember Leisure Suit Larry. From Amazon:
Android Quality Index: #1 game of October 2012!
Devil’s Attorneyis a turn-based strategy game set in the 80′s where you play as Max McMann, a defense attorney that’s high on charm but low on moral fiber.
Your objective is to free all of your clients and use the money you earn to buy accessories and new furniture for your apartment; boosting your ego and unlocking new courtroom skills in the process.
• 58 challenging cases to complete
• 1 implausible storyline
• 3 neighborhoods to explore
• 9 devious prosecutors to outwit
• 3 difficulty settings
This game was totally addicting for my whole family. I had to hide in order to play my Kindle Fire all by myself with DH and DD #1 & 2 hanging over my shoulder offering “helpful” advice.
You work your way through 3 levels of increasing difficulty trying multiple cases per level. With money you earn winning cases, you can purchase furniture for your apartment/condo/mansion or buy clothing and car equipment. These purchases add to your Vanity, Decadence, and Materialism scores and over time, with strategic purchasing, you gain additional skills to defeat the prosecuting attorney. The game is never the same twice, allowing for multiple replays. In Options, you can also set the difficulty level to easy, normal, and difficult. For most adults, normal is a perfectly fine place to start.
For those of you who remember the 80s well (especially if you were in high school or college then), the opening sequence is spot on and quite funny, at least for one or two viewings. Don’t worry, it is easy to skip too. Each defendant comes with a one sentence (usually) amusing back story describing their crime. There is banter back and forth between your character and the prosecuting attorney which can be pretty funny, at least through the first several cases. I’d recommend reading it the first time you play through the game as it establishes and develops the overall story, which will be important at the end of the game. However, if you find that you aren’t mildly amused by the banter, it is also easily skipped by tapping on the screen.
The first couple of cases are boringly easy to solve. Keep playing! They get tougher pretty quickly and you really have to think and strategize how you will use your “action points” each turn to overcome the challenges of evidence and witness of varying strengths.