Whenever there’s a hit on the App Store or Google Play, there are usually a million imitators that try to cash in. Pokemon GO has seen no shortage of these. From maps to local chat apps, there are thousands of Poke-inspired apps.
But none have made me smile quite as much as Poke a Mango.
Maybe I’m just a sucker for a good pun, but Poke a Mango is a game that delivers exactly what its title promises. It’s a clicker of sorts, with players tapping on a mango as fast as they can to net a high score. The catch is that every so often you’ll get something other than a mango, and if you click it, the game is over. Sometimes it’s a teapot. Sometimes it’s a cat in a boot. But whatever it is, it’s always not a mango.
Poke a Mango is silly, dumb fun. It’s the sort of app you’ll install so that you can mispronounce Pokemon Go as a joke to your friends. It’s the Dad joke of mobile apps.
For that reason (if that reason alone), Poke a Mango has been a welcome addition to my home screen.