Minecraft Marketplace: Is the content worth the money?

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Minecraft Marketplace is the closest thing that gamers will get to modding Minecraft without actually modding the game itself.

Minecraft has been one of the most popular video games of the past decade. Minecraft has also been a video game that people have modded in order to add more things to do to the original, vanilla Minecraft.

Unfortunately, console and mobile gamers have not had the luxury of modding Minecraft since mods are only available for the PC version of the game because of software capabilities. However, Minecraft Marketplace has been one of the best ways to get those who are not able to play the game with mods closer to that modded feel, but for a small price.

The Minecraft Marketplace has more than hundreds of extensions and add-ons available for gamers who want to spice up their Minecraft experience. These extensions are, but not limited to, Adventure Maps, Survival Maps, Mini-Games, and even new Skins for your character so that everyone will look more unique than the traditional Minecraft Steve. While there are free options for each of those categories inside of the Marketplace, the quality content is going to cost you some money.

Paid content inside of the Minecraft Marketplace ranges from approximately 150 Minecoins (about $1) to approximately 1500 Minecoins (about $10). Generally the pricier the extension the more content you will be receiving.

I have dabbled with the Minecraft Marketplace quite a few times on the Xbox One and I have found that the content it offers has made me want to continue to play the game more often than ever before. The Adventure and Survival maps add the most amount of content, offering you hours of fun. The best part is most of the content that you will buy from the Marketplace costs, on average, a wallet-friendly $5.

One of the maps from the Marketplace that has given me more than my money’s worth is the Adventure Map: Hex Chunk Challenge created by the group Pixel Squared. This Adventure Map cost me 830 Minecoins (about $5).

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In this Adventure Map, the object is to travel to 27 different island chunks that are floating in the sky looking for 16 different monument pieces to add to the village monument. Among these different chunks you will encounter multiple new mobs, traps, and puzzles that will test your wits and keep you on the edge of your seat.  I have been able to play it for multiple days without getting bored or running out of things to do and I still have not completed the map as of yet. This is just a taste on what this map has to offer and what exciting twists you will encounter along the way.

There are more than hundreds of different maps you can purchase, each of them different in their own unique way. I would have to say that anytime someone is able to spend between $1 and $10 on something that will give them multiple days and hours of fun is more than worth the money. If you haven’t had the chance to shop around in the Minecraft Marketplace then I highly recommend doing so at some point in the near future.

Even though these add-ons are not mods, they give console gamers the same feeling that you would get if you were playing mods with Minecraft on the PC. If you have any recommendations on things that I should try in the Minecraft Marketplace then please let me know in the comments below!