Julkaistu 16. joulukuu.
To sum it upPros:
- High quality object hiding
- Varied gameplay offered by minigames between levels
- Extra objectives
- End-game unlimited modes
- Low, non-adjustable graphic resolution
- No Steam integration of any kind
- Every now and then, a cheap trick in object hiding
This is part of a series of hidden object (HO) games developed by SpinTop Games
and published by PopCap Games
between 2007-2009. To date they are my favourite of the genre.
Unlike more modern HO games where the items are often practically jumping out at you, here they are masterfully blended and conspicuous (sometimes even a little too much so.) The whole scene looks practically painted.
Each stage ends with a varied puzzle (crosswords, rotating tiles, spot the difference) that offers a little break and introduced the next level. And each level ends with a small informative blurb that I assume nobody will read, but it adds a bit of substance.
More modern HO games try to amp it up with plot and animations and a story and voice acting and what not, usually with bad results, because at the end of the day, it's a cheesy casual game and reaching for more just makes it awkward.
But this series focuses efforts on the mechanics of HO gameplay, and it shows in how well the scenes are made.
Shame about that low resolution though.