Sunday, 1 December 2013

I Spy Hidden Objects: Magic Mystery - 1.5 Stars


What is it?
This is a game of spot the objects but in this instance they are all magic themed. The game shows you a selection of five objects shapes shaded in black and you find them amongst the the others. The aim of the game is to remove all of the items within the five minute deadline.   

I played this game until I cleared all of the items and it took a few attempts.  You need to play this a few times to remember where items are, as some can be hidden behind things and even the timer! 

Selecting items on the screen can be frustrating, especially towards the top. If you click a couple of times you get a penalty of five seconds, which is frustrating when you know you are right.

What disappointed me with this game is when you do get all of the items before the timer, it firstly tells you that you have run out of time and then nothing! You can either try again, download a new game (Jelly Splash) or return to the main menu.

The main menu is just as limited as you can play the game, which is always the same selection of items, download a new game (still Jelly Splash) or rate the game. 

This game had the potential to be addictive, as you do find yourself getting quicker and wanting to win but it is such an anti climax and once you have completed the first level its all over! 

Now for some ratings.....

Ease of use 3 
This is middle of the road for ease of use, but considering this is aimed at kids this isn't good. There are areas of the screen which it doesn't recognise when you click, so you have to repeat the same action, causing you time penalties. If you haven't played the game a few times, you wont find some items as they are hidden under others, which is frustrating. 
Price - 3
This is free, but it is a one level game so I wouldn't expect to pay for this. There are no in app purchases, which I am shocked at, as there is only one free level. 

Adverts - 3
There are adverts and they start from when you open the app and each time you retry the game. The adverts are full screen and can be a little sensitive, so don't be shocked if you end up directed to websites and the App Store. 

Keep, jury is out or delete - Delete
I have completed this and there is nothing making me want to continue playing. If you want to improve your memory a little, then this could be good to practice for you, but once you have completed the level it is finished. I was disappointed and frustrated with this app but I have seen worse. 

Where to find it:
Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/i-spy-hidden-objects-magic/id762014885?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D2