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Oh! Edo Towns app review: get your own samurai town today



Technological advancements in the mobile application industry have led to the development of sim games that are incredibly fun and challenging.  Oh! Edo Towns is an iTunes mobile game developed by Kairosoft Co. Ltd to provide users with a perfect gaming experience. It is compatible with iPhone and iPad devices. The default languages are Japanese and English. 

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Oh! Edo Towns


How to Play the Game

Oh! Edo Towns is an intuitive iTunes application that will take you back in time to the Edo period of Japan. Here, you will get an excellent opportunity to erect castles, houses and all types of medieval wonders by just touching various icons that pop up on the interface. It's kind of like rewriting the pages of history to align them with how you envision it when reading various historical books.

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Unlike other similar apps that just offer pure entertainment, this one will help your kids to understand the architectural designs that existed in Edo period. For instance, they will learn how to place compatible buildings in specific places to make combos as well as boost their yield to be crowned the best castle town in the country.

Best Features of Oh! EdoTowns iTunes Application

One of the highlights of using this application is that it has awesome graphics that makes it easy for one to perform strategic moves and build various structures quickly. Note, that they are optimized for various screen resolutions so you don’t have to change any settings.

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In the travel list, there is a Heartbreak Club that you can join and take a trip to ease your heartbreak or uplift your soul. It has an in-built feature that will record your performance. For instance, you will know the amount of points that you have accumulated by just glancing at the interface as well as the completed percentage. This information will help you to know if you are progressing.

To meet the diverse users’ needs, it has 3 different levels and only two save slots. Ideally, the game will become more complex as you ascend up the ladder. That is, level 3 is more complex than level 2. The app will record your performance in real time and upgrade the game from one level to another once you reach the set threshold.

The controls are very user friendly as compared to other mobile games in the world. For instance, you just need to turn your device to rotate the screen. You can also zoom in and out the graphics to get a clear view of the characters and structures.

Oh! Edo Towns


Pros and Cons


  • Very responsive controls
  • No internet connection is required
  • 3 different gaming levels and 2 save shots
  • Records your performance in percentage to help you track your progress
  • Good graphics


  • Currently, it is not optimized for iPhone 5 and 6

Final Thoughts

Oh! Edo Towns is a fun mobile sim game that you can play on your iPhone of iPad. The game itself is easy and somewhat educational. If you like Japanese history, and sim games, then this is the app for you.


Oh! Edo Towns

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