Being a big fan of Family Guy, I thought I’d try out The Quest for Stuff, a free to play game that launched April 10th for iOS and Android. I did not know what to expect going into this game and I was pleasantly surprised. With the exception of my short obsession with Bejeweled, I rarely play games on my phone yet this is a game I could see myself playing to pass the time while I’m on lunch or waiting at a doctor’s appointment.
The Quest for Stuff starts with a short animated intro with the Griffin family learning that Family Guy is being cancelled “again!” All of the characters then meet at the town hall to discuss the cancellation with the president of Fox, whom so happens to be Ernie the giant chicken that Peter always gets into fights with. This time is no different, and they go at it once again, leading to the destruction of Quahog. The player is then asked to help Peter rebuild Quahog and find other characters along the way.
Quahog is a complete mess and it is the players job to clean it up. This means rebuilding homes, clearing out smoke, and saving Quahog from invasions all while making money and gaining experience. You also have to find clams along the way and if you want to speed that process up, you can purchase clams as In-app purchases (IAP’s).
While rebuilding Quahog, the player can also chose to help characters in other ways, such as finding a particular item or getting them in shape. By helping these characters, it leads to unlocking them. Also, each character stays true to the show and you can command them to do funny things that fit their character, such as having Peter dance to “Surfin’ Bird.” I also found it amusing that each character had an imitation Facebook called “FaceSpace,” where you can read their feeds. It was funny to see each characters internet personality such as Chris typing in all caps and Bonnie using hash tags in every status.
After my time playing the game, I thought to myself that Farmville players would love this thing. It’s that type of game that requires time to complete certain objectives and as you wait, you can tend to other quests and duties of your choosing. HA! “doo-dee.” The Quest for Stuff makes for a good time-passer and most importantly kept my attention. It’s free so I definitely recommend you give it a shot, especially if you are Family Guy fan.
Have you played Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff? If so, how do you like it? If not, do you plan to in the future? Tell us!