- 4 "click on everything to find the hidden object pixels" puzzles
- 64 "match same gem types to form a path" levels
- 16 "find the pixel differences" puzzles
- nicely done graphics and animations
- for the currently discounted 0.79c ... that's less than a cent per feature.
Can't really go wrong there, and it kept me (and my 2yr old niece) entertained for a good number of hours. I'd say it's a good buy even at the regular price.
A few points that could use improvement (perhaps in a v2):- No real replayability
. Once you've solved level 64, and perhaps hunted down the missing achievements, there's no reason to fire up the game anymore.
Suggestions: let the game keep track of your individual level solution times or scores, to add an incentive to replay for better scores. Additionally, the game really should offer a built-in way to replay specific previously completed levels. As it is now, if you like certain levels and wish to revisit them, the game forces you to play all previous levels first to get to the ones you actually wished to replay, or... you have to edit the savegame xml. Ugh.
A slightly more ambitious suggestion: a level design or mod tool would extend the lifetime of this game considerably.- No graphics/resolution options
. Well, there is exactly one: fullscreen y/n. Fullscreen appears to be fixed at 800x600 regardless of screen native size, and windowed it cannot be resized either. Trying to find the hidden pixels of a tiny 800x600 window on a full HD (or more!) screen becomes very tiring for the eyes.
It really should not need to be said that graphics and resolution options are a must for PC games. - Very frequent, randomly timed freezing
. The game very regularly -every few minutes on average, but sometimes several times a minute- freezes up while playing a level, and becomes completely unresponsive for 1-5 seconds at a time. Very annoying!
I haven't been able to figure out a pattern in this. Sometimes it seemed to happen when the cursor moved to/over the edge of the window. Other times it seemed timed with one of the animations onscreen. Browser, Steam client, notepad, task manager, Windows menu all respond fluently at the time the game freezes up, so it is very clearly just the game window. The only actual bug I've encountered, but it's an annoying one.End verdict
: Annoyances aside, it's a good game for a good price if you like this sort of casual puzzles. Very kid friendly too (my 2yr old niece approves).