Snark Busters: Welcome to the Club by Alawar Entertainment is a hidden objects game with puzzle elements. You play Kira Robertson as she hunts for the elusive snark — a creature that no one has ever caught.

Visually, the game is pretty stunning for a mobile game. Each level (I’m using the term “level,” but “screen” might be more accurate) is detailed and vibrant. The hidden objects in these vibrant levels are blended into the background well. I would argue that they may have been blended into the background a little too well. I had trouble finding pieces at times, but that is probably due more to the fact that I was playing the game on a mobile phone, rather than on a tablet, which would have made finding the hidden objects much easier.

The hidden objects weren’t hidden objects in the traditional sense. It would be more accurate to describe them as hidden object pieces. The critical objects for each level would be broken up into multiple pieces and hid on the level. In order to use the critical object and advance, all of the pieces would need to be discovered.

My main gripe with the game, besides not being able to find pieces, is that the puzzles were ridiculously easy. I play hidden object games to challenge my mind with the puzzles and I didn’t get much with this game. I did use the help function built into the game a few times, but that was to find the hidden object pieces that eluded me.

The simplicity of the game puzzles is a minor thing though and shouldn’t prevent you from buying what is a fun game. It is currently $0.99 on Google Play and Amazon. You can also try the first chapter free through Google Play.

 

Rating: 7/10