Category: Hidden object games Seller:G5 Entertainment Requirements: iOS 3.2 or later Compatibility: iPad File Size: 178MB Version Reviewed: 1.0 Price: Free ($6.99 to unlock full game) Age Rating: 4+
Before I get started, I should note that this is the first title in the Treasure Seekers series I’ve played. That being said, I’ve tried many similar hidden object games before, and decided to give Treasure Seekers 4: The Time Has Come HD a shot, hoping it would distinguish itself from the competition.
Long story short: it didn’t.
I’ll be honest when I say I wasn’t paying much attention to the story while I was playing. Story doesn’t really have a major impact on me when the gameplay is something I’m all too familiar with. The only time I really followed along was during the introduction, when the main character’s sister, Nelly, has been kidnapped by her nemesis, Totenkraft. Now, it’s up to Tom to find her. Throughout the entire game, you’re hunting down items as the story progresses, and from time to time completing other related tasks.
Thankfully, there’s a “hint” button in the bottom left corner of my screen, because without that I likely would have given up due to frustration after the first few levels (and I was playing in Casual, not Advanced Mode). Having access to that didn’t help much, though, as it stops functioning after a few uses and makes you wait a certain amount of time before allowing you to use it again. I at one point had to end a gaming session after I had reached a level in which all my hints were used up and I could not find two of the remaining objects it was asking of me because I was tired of waiting for the hint to return.
Despite these complaints, there are some things about Treasure Seekers 4 that I can praise. The graphics (especially during the cutscenes between levels) are more than decent, I experienced no performance issues while playing (no crashing, glitching, bugs, etc.), and the ability to multitask was nice. There are a lot of levels (45 in total), so that if you like the game, you can play for hours on end before completing it.
If you’re a fan of the Treasure Seekers series, you shouldn’t let this review get in the way of continuing the adventure. But if you don’t enjoy hidden object games in general, Treasure Seekers 4: The Time Has Come HD won’t do anything to change that.