'Fallout Shelter' is Apple's #1 App, But Embodies The Shallowness Of Mobile

The whole thing does have a weirdly prison-like feel to it, with you in charge of assigning dwellers to various work roles using the SPECIAL system, where each letter is a different attribute that helps increase the efficiency of resource collection in ways that the game really never quite makes clear. Outside of resource generation, you eventually start unlocking different rooms that can train each letter of the SPECIAL stat. You can also assign your toughest dwellers to guard duty, and the game is ultimately weirdly focused on increasing your population count by encouraging any and every dweller inside to have sex with one another, get pregnant, and have children that will grow up to be put to work. Given that it’s impossible to remember who’s copulated with who, it isn’t long before your vault turns into a giant, non-stop swingers party.

Ok, I admit I laughed.