I recently came across this very popular(free!!) Japanese fashion app that is surprisingly addicting, and I can’t wait to share it with you! The game is really simple and easy to grasp, and soon, I’m pretty sure you’ll find yourself being sucked in by this app’s cuteness – no lie.
“CocoPPa Play“ is an avatar app where you can dress-up and showcase your avatar as a model at the in-app fashion show. Other players can attend and “cheer” for you in all of your beauty on your personalized stage. You can visit other players’ fashion shows and return the favor by “cheering”(there will be more details about cheering later on). The creators of this app were very considerate and made options for male or female avatars, so be excited gentleman!
So, here’s a screen by screen walk-through of the app for maximum cuteness, and also because the various features in the game could bit overwhelming when you first start.
When you first download the app, you are greeted by this adorable start screen.
Tap to start, and check out that loading screen!
After it loads, you select your gender, and you get to choose your starting avatar.
Of course, the stage and your avatar will look a little plain given how you have no money(P-coins)to afford better clothes or decor, but that will all change once you go shopping(with your non-existent money)! Don’t worry, money will come because the tutorial avatar is generous.
So you can transform from a Plain Jane avatar into a super-shiny-in-your-face-bitch-I’m-rich-look-at-all-my-shit avatar.
You may have up to 3 avatars on your stage, and you can include your friend’s avatars to complete a theme or style you’re aiming for.
Make rich friends. That way, your stage will prosper and your popularity rating will go up!
To obtain more money to make yourself look better, you travel between towns to shop and visit the other fashion shows(but mainly to shop)!
Each town has their own theme, so you can dress your avatar(s) to suit your personal taste.
My favorite so far is Pinky Town(I feel you silently judging me! I’m a sucker for anything pink).
You can unlock other towns on the map for fancier clothes and stage decor by “ranking up”.
You must rank up with ITEMS, which you get by “cheering”(tapping the blue button at bottom left)for other player’s fashion shows. You receive the items at random.
You also receive P-coins for visiting other stages and cheering other fashion shows. When other players view your avatar’s stage, you get P-coins as well. You can make friends and visit each other’s stages, which is the easiest way to guarantee rewards for both parties.
Then once you’ve stocked up on coins, you can go shopping to re-vamp your avatar!
P-coins are in-game freebies you can earn, whereas C-coins are meant to drain your wallet of real-life money.
The game(to make you feel horrible about not wanting to spend real-life money on your avatar)constantly shows you other player’s stages that looked like a unicorn barfed on it, and you are forced to hit “cheer” otherwise, how the hell are you going to get P-coins to make yourself beautiful?!
So. If you are very desperate to make yourself beautiful for very little(real-money)cost, you can go to your farm and sheer your sheep for wool. Yes, you read that right. You will have to weave your own clothes out of wool like a plebeian, because you refuse to spend real dollars to clothe yourself. But the sheep are really really cute, so I guess that’s a bonus?
Once you’ve shorn a decent amount of wool, you will finally have an acceptable outfit you can wear!
The game also provides a ranking board so you can see just exactly how rich and well-dressed the other players’ avatars are compared to yours.
The game entices your wallet further by adding a gatcha(chance) machine, sorted by style and theme, where you pay C-coins for random rare items that would normally cost thousands of P-coins/C-coins in a Town Shop.
This app requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android.
So, I’ve concluded that this game is a never ending circle of endless suffering.
I’ll always want my avatar to look prettier than the next and I won’t rest until all my sheep are shorn.
And since the creators tacked on such a positive tone to the competition by using the “cheer” button, I’ll always feel obligated to “cheer” on the heavily decorated, more experienced avatars, whom I hate for having wallets with no consciences.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some sheep to sheer.