No storyline, no problem!
I actually stumbled across a review for this game while looking at something else, and I'm so glad I did. It's incredibly original- I honestly can't think of another game like it. When you first start, you are shown the main map for the game. At first it just looks like a green vine, but as you play games, buds will start to form on the vine, grow into flowers, and eventually turn into the boxes that you can open to find a new level or scene. By finishing or getting to a certain point in each scene, you will win an object that helps you open up the next box.
The levels that I've played so far have been primarily hidden object scenes, but there are other puzzles and games mixed in as well. I have found the hidden object scenes to be quite challenging, but most of the other types of levels to be pretty easy. Despite this, I still love the non-hidden object levels. There are many different types of games included in these levels, and although they're not difficult, most of them are still cute and fun.
The hidden object scenes themselves are some of the most challenging, but also some of the most original I've played. They're very different from most games I've seen- no random rooms filled with piles of junk here. The scenes are vibrant and fun to look at. There were several times when I looked at a picture and thought "how on earth am I going to find anything in there?" Yet once you get acclimated to what you're seeing, objects just start to jump out at you. If you have trouble there is a hint button that refills very quickly.
The beauty of this game is that you never know what to expect next. There really is no storyline, and none of the levels or scenes have anything to do with each other. While the non-hidden object levels are easy, they are so varied that you still get the excitement of doing something a bit different, and therefore, fun. This game also seems to be very family-friendly, and children and adults alike should be able to enjoy it. Overall, great game!
April 22, 2012
Unusual and delightful
I like the usual sort of hidden object game, which drip cheese like a tuna melt, but this is something else altogether. They took a hidden object game, removed the plot entirely, and shipped all the cliches off to a correspondent on a far-away planet who had never heard of them but was DELIGHTED by them but also a little confused, and shook it around a bit, and sent it to France to class up, and it's just so WONDERFUL. The hidden object scenes are really artfully arranged, everything clearly hidden and disguised by hand by a skilled graphic artist. The traditional pipe rearranging mini-game appears first as "redirect the heat from a chicken's butt to hatch out eggs in a bizarre labyrinthine chicken coop" and the first reassemble this puzzle mini-game is an art print of a volkswagen van done over by graffiti artists. At one point dramatic, sombre piano music starts playing and the game sternly commands: "DECORATE YOUR BATHROOM." There's a scene where a comic book hero shakes his head disapprovingly at you while you search for a banana. The overall effect is like, a really zen version of Hyper Bishi Bashi Champ. Highest recommendations.
May 27, 2012
Pure enjoyment - A guy's review
*review based on completing the full game*
This game is a pure delight for all fans of pure HOGs. Artistically wonderful and at times quite challenging. I have a deep respect for any developer that can come up with something quite original in an already thoroughly explored field. These developers do exactly that.... with bells on.
The background music is soothing and there are some creative sound effects and small animations throughout the scenes.
The HO scenes are artistically inspired pictures with objects cleverly hidden. Sometimes quite small, transparent and/or really well blended into the backdrop, so some people might find it hard to see, especially if one is sight impaired. Luckily there is a helpful hint button that recharges quickly and no penalty for clicking wildly.
There are also quite a few "mini games" (I'm not sure all of them can be considered games), some of which is totally pointless. Non of them are very challenging. But it is in the HO's this game shines, and you always look forward to see what comes up next in this amazing selection.
I consider this game a "MUST BUY" for everyone who is into pure hidden object games, and would recommend it to anyone else who is looking for an original experience.
For the guys:
As there is no storyline involved, and being a pure hidden object game, this should suit both genders. Some of the mini-games might be considered targeted towards the ladies more than the men, but nothing that will bother anybody.
May 27, 2012
More like this...Please!
Best hidden object i have played...(yet?) Bought it as 1st time buyer of these games, along with others (some returned unopened). I LOVE how this was done! More like this please!!
April 4, 2012
Unique and Relaxing
What a different and unique game. Fabulous graphics and interesting set-up to this game make it a very different experience. Fun to play when you only have a few minutes to spend.
January 28, 2012
I really enjoyed this game! The pictures are beautiful and very challenging! I am looking forward to a sequel if there will be one!
January 18, 2012
terrific for all ages
I love this game, so relaxing and plenty of different puzzles. Please make another edition
July 8, 2012
Best HOG ever
Love it. Gorgeous artwork. Just perfect.
July 8, 2012
A TRUE HOG-LOVER'S CHALLENGE!
All HOG lovers should be playing this one. Some of the most challenging and diverse collections of HOG's I have ever played. I am easily bored, but this one throws in colorful, different mini games and puzzles throughout the challenges and keeps my attention. Great for mature players who want to test and exercise those brain cells. Truly a magical tiny world full of surprises. Excellent graphics and animation/sound quality. Truly interactive! Loved it!
June 12, 2012
I love this game. The visuals are just wonderful. I like how different each scene looks. Although I love those adventure HOGs sometimes I just want to look at something cool and find stuff. This game cleverly and successfully navigates the tightrope between simple and boring. A definite relaxer after a stressful day.
June 9, 2012