PocketGamer writes: "Probably the most common assumption people who don't play mobile games make is that the titles are all massively simplistic. They think we're all sitting on the train, launderette, loo playing one-button target shooters or 2D platformers similar to those we all enjoyed in the 1980s.
So we have to thank Catan: The First Island. Because should anyone ever say to us again, 'Aren't mobile games all massively simple and boring?' we can just hand them Catan and watch their minds melt in front of our very eyes. Which is better than the slap in the face they'd otherwise receive. It's a guaranteed outcome, because Catan is one of the deepest, most comprehensive mobile strategy games I've ever played."