Parallel Kingdom is Far From Normal…We Like It – Android Game Review

June 16, 2010 - Written By Chris Yackulic

Parallel Kingdom is perhaps one of the most intriguing and intuitive games I have ever played. The seamless integration with Google Maps makes Parallel Kingdom really stand out against the crowd of adventure games for Android.

Name: Parallel Kingdom

Description: Parallel Kingdom Age of Emergence is a massively multiplayer role playing game. Parallel Kingdom uses the GPS to overlay the parallel world on top of the real world. Chat with, fight, or visit other players inside the game. Place flags, plant trees, gather resources, and make items and fight with a variety of creatures.

How It Works: You control Parallel Kingdom using the touch screen. You can pan around the area, and tap to move or interact with things. You can attack enemies to earn money and items. The game takes place wherever you live. By using GPS and the Google Maps API, it can create a fantasy world living right on your street.

Opinion: While this game has a few bugs and isn’t completely fluid, it is very interesting. By blending something more ordinary with a game, the developer has created something new and unique. Because the game is free, I suggest you check it out and see what you think. This kind of game is one where you either love it or hate it.


  • Google Maps API is something new and unique
  • variety of monsters and things to interact with
  • set in your own area
  • smooth gameplay
  • can be run on all Android devices


  • Things can end up in places where they shouldn’t – such as a lichen in a lake
  • Character is just a face
  • Graphics can be a bit bland

Conclusion: While this game brings something new and intuitive to the table, it has a few drawbacks. There is a variety in things to interact with, but environments can be a bit bland. Some things also end up where they shouldn’t be. This game is free, however so download it and see what you think.