February 21, 2013

MineCraft: Pocket Edition updated to 0.6.1! More blocks, baby animals and more!


In this update, there are more stuff to play with, baby animals, a nice blue sky with clouds, a better D-Pad and many tweaks and bug fixes bumping the version number up to 0.6.x. Below is the full change log.


New features:

  • Signs
  • Armor
  • Baby animals!
  • Fancy clouds
  • Improved D-pad
  • New tiles, including upside down stairs and quartz!
  • Falling sand and gravel
  • Stonecutter bench to craft more stone and sand items
  • Colorful sheep!


Tweaks:

  • Recipes for crafting slabs give 6 slabs instead of 3 (as in PC version)
  • Nether Reactor spawns Netherrack blocks instead of Obsidian
  • The fog and sky color have changed
  • The Nether Reactor now spawns more items
  • Cows drop Leather


Bug fixes:

  • Melons had several bugs where they would spawn too fast and where they shouldn’t.
  • 0.6.1 is a bug fix update for 0.6.0
  • Crash bugs: multiplayer chests and Sign input
  • Newly put on armor items would overwrite old if it wasn't removed first
  • Half slabs could get stuck in "upper" position
  • Xperia Play controls
In this update, I've noticed a better and a more improved D-Pad, which allows the player to more around more easily. The sky also has more of a natural blue colour, with clouds that also move. In addition, the gameplay seems generally smoother, with less lag. The fancy graphics mode looks great with the new sky and clouds. The viewing distances have not changed and neither has the world size. The Android OS version requirements have changed from 2.1 to 2.3 so you need at least Gingerbread to play this game with the new update. Sorry to those of you who are running Eclair or Froyo.



You can check out MineCraft: Pocket Edition on Google Play on the link below.


Source: MineCraft: Pocket Edition on Google Play

Gary Chen is a guest contributor at [blank]'s Universe.