like game developers have reached the top of their best. I mean many of the
casual games are quite good. Don’t hear me wrong, I’m not saying that every
game is good; my point is that the market is full of the games that offer
almost everything each genre may require. Plus there are games that the
majority considers to be next to perfect. So it means that the
developers are doing a great job having all the gamers’ needs met.
Mystery Cookbook is a new hidden object game developed by Shape Games and published by Alaware Entertainment. I’m not sure if
it’s one of the perfect ones, but it’s definitely the one to represent
high-quality hidden object games.
You are to
help Mousy find a secret cookbook in order to become a professional chef.
thing that is very attractive in the game is its graphics. It’s fun to get into
the world of cartoon-styled animals that have some problems to solve. According
to the story, you are to help Mousy become a skilled chef. The story reminds
the Ratatouille cartoon, but it’s not the same anyway.
So you go
to different locations in search of the pages of a secret cookbook. You’ll also
meet cute funny animal characters on your way. They are going to help Mousy,
but if you are not interested in their dialogues you can always skip them.
to have to find a lot of items in the hidden object levels. Some of them will
be listed as words, some as silhouettes. There are hints to help you if you are
stuck. You click on a cheese platter and you can replenish it by finding pieces
of cheese on the screens.
up to six kinds of mini-games in between the hidden object levels.
object levels are decorated with some mini-games. There are up to six types of
them. They are quite typical, for example, you are to find the differences
between two pictures or to find all similar items on the screen.
that in mind, the game does have some shortcomings. Sometimes you get a time
penalty for clicking not the particular item that they meant, but just the one
that represents the word listed.
thing that can be a problem for some is the fact that things stay in the same
places when you replay the level. But I know that it won’t be a problem at all
So you can
see that the game offers quite a lot. I’m sure that the fans of the genre will
definitely appreciate it.
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