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Minecraft Pocket for Android adds zombies, Survival mode

Minecraft Pocket Edition for Android has added Survival Mode with zombies and sheep, along with tools like weapons and digging implements, and a flyover option for Creative mode. The iOS version has not yet updated with the new features.

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The Android version of Minecraft - Pocket Edition has updated, bringing the Survival Mode to mobile platforms for the first time. The 0.2.0 update adds the popular mode, along with zombie mobs, because it's just not Survival without something that could potentially kill you.

The update notes mention a host of new features, including doors, fences, and fence gate blocks. Survival mode sports sheep as well as zombies, and associated tools for digging, attacking zombies, or shearing sheep. You can also gather resources from nature now, rather than simply having a list available to you. Finally, the Creative mode lets you fly through the world for easier building.

The updated features bring the mobile version one step closer in reaching parity with its PC counterpart. The mobile versions were restricted to Creative mode with a limited resource set, similar to the early days of the PC title, but this brings it more in line with what players expect from Minecraft. The iOS version, at 0.1.3, is still lacking these features, but should receive the same updates in the coming weeks.

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    February 13, 2012 8:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Minecraft Pocket for Android adds zombies, Survival mode.

    Minecraft Pocket Edition for Android has added Survival Mode with zombies and sheep, along with tools like weapons and digging implements, and a flyover option for Creative mode. The iOS version has not yet updated with the new features.

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      February 13, 2012 8:08 AM

      The controls are so horrid on a phone interface I couldn't get used to it :/

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        February 13, 2012 8:10 AM

        yeah it's so bad. i tried setting up sixaxis on android but it's pretty difficult to get the buttons mapped out right and i couldnt figure out how to set up an analog that i can also push at the same time to do the action. aaaah

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        February 16, 2012 7:20 AM

        Yeah, the most difficult thing is trying to look down and put a block directly next to another block? It's almost impossible. I was trying to build a bridge between two peaks and I must have fell about 10 times before giving it up.

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      February 13, 2012 8:16 AM

      Does it let you craft items? It must

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