If youâ€™re tired of collecting pocket monsters and are looking for your next creature-catching fix, we might have a surprising suggestion: Conan Oâ€™Brien. Or, more specifically, Conan Oâ€™Brien eating sandwiches. The lanky talk show host and consummate New Yorker is now the star of his own PokĂ©mon Go-styled game, Catch Coco, in which youâ€™ll roam the streets of the Big Apple searching for sightings of Conan holding various deli delights.
When you come across a Conan in the wildâ€”and youâ€™ll know heâ€™s near when you hear him give a quip about a sandwich, such as â€śThe classic bologna on white: if youâ€™re eating this, youâ€™re a child. If not, see a doctor.â€ťâ€”you simply toss his red mic or Eisenhower bust mug at him for a â€ścatch.â€ť This adds him to your collection of Conans, as and far as we can tell, there is no sort of evolution system, although perhaps in the future youâ€™ll be able to level up into Fried Bologna Conan.
The GPS-utilizing map-wandering option is only open to players physically located in New York City, but non-New Yorkers can still play via the couch option. This puts a miniature Conan in your home once per day, presumably getting virtual crumbs all over your couch. Although thereâ€™s a strange sense of satisfaction in throwing things at a tiny, whitefish-holding Conan, thereâ€™s not much game beyond this in couch-mode.
The main draw is in the potential prize for catching all 15 Conans: a sweepstakes entry for one of 25 â€śgrand prizes,â€ť a bag of goodies from Conan/At&T valued at $100 per bag. The first player in NYC to catch all 15 Conans will win two tickets to a taping of Conan and a meeting with the sandwich hoarder himself (in addition to the gift bag the couchies win). Thatâ€™s pretty good for a free app that requires little more than some walking and thumb-flicking.
If youâ€™d like to get in on the ground floor of the new Conan-collecting craze, Catch Coco is available to download now.