Review Petites Choses
Unusual mini games with hand drawn graphics
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 17 Apr 2017, tested on Samsung SM-G920F Galaxy S6
Neat graphics, interesting game play, one-finger controls
Too easy, the game is too short, bores you really quickly
Petites Choses for Android is a collection of mini games that take place in a hand drawn landscape. Sometimes you're matching objects, others, you're triggering different actions. This one is fun to look at and play, and is sure to be a hit with puzzle fans of all ages.
This game starts you off with the task of finding keys to free a little bird from its cage, and all you gotta do is tap keys dangling from a vine to unlock all the padlocks in sequence. From there, the visuals move outdoors to reveal the cityscape of a sparse little town populated with an array of additional mini games to solve and conquer. You could be matching balloons, tapping birds in the correct order, picking flowers for a pair of lovers, or simply adding keys to a piano. The collection of mini games spans the gamut and are as intriguing as they are simple.
The controls are just basic screen taps that trigger chain reactions. Sometimes the solutions are obvious, while other times, you'll have to do some poking around to figure it all out. The graphics literally look like pencil drawings filled in with watercolor paint. The animation is where this game comes to life, with interesting visual triggers unique to each puzzle. The sounds are pleasing to the ear and suit the play.
Petites Choses is interesting. I wish I could say all the mini games piece together a larger story, but if that's the case, I surely missed it, however, the play is unique and worth checking out.