22 August 2010

Alice in Wonderland: Hidden Objects

Warlex has created an Alice in Wonderland game for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad that features Alice in Wonderland imagery but is predominantly an eye-spy type game. The icon that shows up on your device's screen is a winking Cheshire Cat, above.

There is a free ad-based version in the App Store, as well as an ad-free version that costs $0.99.

I recently downloaded the free game for iPod Touch, and some of the items to find are easy, and some of them are quite obscured (or the search terms are ambiguous), but there are hints available. Not all of the search terms are available for you to see at once, due to the small screen -- I am not sure if it is executed the same way for iPad. The images are basically digital collages, and sometimes you see Wonderland-inspired items, but more often you do not. The relation to Alice in Wonderland is rather tenuous.

The current version is rated 2 stars in iTunes, and I believe that is a fair rating as it is neither particularly inspired nor quite aesthetic. The Google-sponsored ads were at first distracting, but were easy to tune out after a little while. The free version should have been a light or trial version, rather than an ad-sponsored one.


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