Pretty In Pink
Felt like I was back in the 80's!
Excellent game - hidden object with challenging and fun puzzles relevant to the movie and 80's genre. One of my favourite games.
February 1, 2013
A Blast from the Past
I saw this title listed in the hidden object genre and just had to have a look. I love the John Hughes films from the 80s and especially enjoyed Molly Ringwald in them, so playing this game brought back many happy memories for me. Somehow, the cartoon art style works very well since it's based on a movie about teenagers, and the characters look uncannily like the actors from the film except for Ringwald herself. How the designers were spot on with everyone else except Andie's character perplexes me, but I liked everything else I saw here. I only played the trial and never seriously planned on buying the full version, but only played for nostalgia's sake. Yes, the game looks dated and is very basic and easy, and young girls who've seen the movie will most likely be the ones who play it the most. Also, women like myself who are from that era may have their interest piqued by the title as well, because the game follows the major plotpoints and dialog from the movie. Since I only played the trial, I don't know how long the game is or how much of the story is told, but I had fun with all the girly-girl elements in it. Matching up associated pairs by memory, finding the differences, and jigsaw puzzles were the minigames I encountered in the trial. All were very easy but fun and made for a very relaxing piece of my afternoon. There are no voiceovers and you have to click through the dialog, but the hint and skip buttons fill quickly. The only thing I didn't like was the music. It didn't sound like it was from the 80s at all. It was more like the instrumental music you hear on an adult contemporary radio station. Certainly not like the teen music we had in the 80s! Apart from that, I know that this game is obviously not for the serious hidden object player. I don't know when it came out but I assume there's a very small audience for it now. Therefore, my recommendation will only be for the absolute (young female) beginner who has never played a HO game before and who likes the subject matter. I didn't expect much from this game but was pleasantly surprised by how much I ended up liking it. Just not enough to actually want it for myself.
June 20, 2013
This game was not challenging, had poor graphics, and poor responsiveness. In the mini games, which were largely memory-type games, it took a long time for the game to register a match or turn the cards back over. I finished roughly half the game in the one hour trial. Not worth even downloading the trial, in my opinion.
April 23, 2012
OK...maybe if you're 13...you might like this
March 18, 2013
Everything is wrong with this game
The storyline is interesting, similar to the movie and all, but that's just it. The graphics are messy, no proportion at all between objects, some of them you can't see at all what they are, the characters are poorly drawn... I wouldn't recommend this one.
August 23, 2013