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  • True, the game is funny and amusing, but it's no walk in the park either
  • However, this high level of options to choose from has a downside

    • by lindberghlendl

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      Developed by: Starwave Mobile

      It’s 8 o’clock on a Thursday morning and Arthur Dent is unwell

      You are Arthur Dent and you are in for a wild, crazy ride across the galaxy. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is one of the most unique, intelligent and hilarious games you’ll find on mobile phones.

      You control Arthur as you embark on a journey beyond your imagination-except if you have a child’s mind. True, the game is funny and amusing, but it’s no walk in the park either. Players would have to play the tutorial first in order to get a grip on the mechanics of the game which is a bit complex because it is, in essence, a thinking-man’s game.

      Gameplay is composed of roaming around, examining objects, getting clues, and figuring out how things would work/fit together. It is extremely slow paced and if you don’t use

      your logic, you might even end up being stuck at the first scene, but there are instances where quick thinking is needed in order to advance the story. One instance in the game that requires quick thinking is where a bulldozer is about to destroy Arthur’s house and you have to find a quick way to reason with the driver and make him stop.

      Almost everything in sight could be examined and interacted with which is excellent and at the same time frustrating. Frustrating in the sense that due to the wide range of interactivity in the game, it is hard to figure out where these things are needed or what really should be done. Players could be blown away and would sometimes be at a loss on what to do. Also, the game could be really vague on what it wants you to do but ...

      • thankfully, gamers can always press hint as long as there are enough points left.

        The game gives you the ability to examine, take, use, talk, combine or hit objects. However, this high level of options to choose from has a downside. Accessing the actions could be a pain at times which needs to be selected from a menu list. If you need to talk, choose it from the menu. If you need to examine, choose it from the menu. Get my drift?

        There’s so much to be done in a given area -clues to find, objects to examine and use, people to talk to, items to collect, etc. You could spend an entire hour on one area alone but again, there’s a downside. It could be tiresome to examine each and every corner of a room or area but in order not to miss anything or if

        you like to earn more points to be used to get hints, it should be done. There will also be times that you will be trying to use just about every inventory you have on anything you see and will be frustrated to find out that nothing works. Then after some moments of figuring out what the heck is supposed to be done, you notice that you just missed to examine one incy wincy tiny bottle.

        Hitchhiker’s is presented in 2D and looks virtually perfect. Good looking character sprites populate the colorful environments of the game. Character animations are alto top-notch. The sound is great and matches the good visuals. This long, memorable journey is certainly galactic. Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect and company, thank you for absolute entertainment.

        Ford Prefect: The world is about to end and it is vitally important we have peanuts!


        Graphics: 10 Sound: 9 Gameplay: 10 Replay: 8

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