The first thing you’ll notice from the screenshots is the idea of the game. You’ll have a big item (say an owl, fish, triceratops, etc), which is made up of hundreds of small clip art objects (like leafs, laptops, shirts, etc.).
“Little Things® Forever is the long awaited sequel to the iPad App of The Week, Little Things®. Features hundreds of improvements over the original and now available as a universal app on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.”
All these items come in (with an appropriate color) to form a puzzle for you to find things in. You can pinch in to zoom, and everything will rescale. No matter what, all the objects will look sharp and script on the display.
Once you find an item you’re looking for you to tap it, and to avoid further confusion with that item in the future, the item sparkles. To compliment with the graphics, and add onto the relaxing gameplay of the game, the game features a pleasant calming soundtrack that feels perfect for this game.
Due to the nature of the game, the controls aren’t very advanced. It’s almost like handling an image on iOS. Simply pinch in / out to zoom in or out, and once you see one of the items that you’re looking for, just tap it.
All this sound familiar? That’s probably because you may have played the first game on your iPad, Little Things. Little Things Forever is the sequel to that game, and luckily for iPhone users, is a universal build. Take it as you will, but Little Things Forever doesn’t necessarily add anything to new to the original formula, it does however remain just as fun and original.
If you never played the original though, I’ll walk you through it. The game is a glorified hidden object game, in the best way possible. Rather than taking the boring, usual approach of having a painted scene, Little Things Forever takes a different approach. Using hundreds of small objects, it creates a larger image, as mentioned above. And then on the top right it’ll tell you the items you’re looking for.
You can pinch in and move around and tap on the item you want. For most of the game, you’ll be pretty relaxed. The game isn’t really tied so you can just kick back and just enjoy the game. Of course the faster you complete the challenge the better score you get, but that may not be what you’re trying to achieve when you’re playing the game.
Ever so often you’ll run into a level that gives you a to minute challenge, where you’ll be given one item at a time to find. An interesting thing to note is that the game allows for the developer to push new puzzles live through the game, rather having to wait for an update to be approved through the AppStore.
There’s not much to say about Little Things Forever. The original was good, and the sequel, although not adding a lot, stands on its shoulders to provide a good game. I had fun with the game, it was nice not being rushed for once and just being able to take my time. I can definitely see how this would be great for the family or for those who like me simply wanted a break from all the action games the AppStore has to offer. At $2.99 I’d give the game a shot. 7/10