Last Updated on Sunday, 12 August 2012 07:52 Posted by Clash Thursday, 16 August 2012 09:21
Reviewed by Working Man Gamer for FamilyFriendlyGaming
The WMG decided to take it easy, and review an app that would be no problem. The app chosen was Funny Wood HD. Unfortunately Funny Wood HD is one of the most difficult games this reviewer has ever played on the iPad. Funny Wood HD is a hidden object game that has learned nothing from G5 Entertainment's apps.
We have to find cleverly hidden items in Funny Wood HD. We have one hint to use in each level. Unless we pay ninety-nine cents for ten more hints. I would expect this in a free app. But Funny Wood HD costs ninety-nine cents. To be fair the WMG was provided a code to play Funny Wood HD on the iPad tablet.
The first world is a forest screen. And we have to search it in every single level of that world. The image does not change until the second world. The same thing repeats. Find so many items, and then find so many more in the same screen etc. Funny Wood HD moves the hidden objects around. After a few tries intelligent gamers can figure out some of the hiding places. Sometime certain areas are used multiple times as hiding places.
The biggest problem with Funny Wood HD is the frustration. Most hidden object games give us a timer. That timer builds up the hints. If a player is patient and completely stuck they can wait for the timer to load and get another hint. Funny Wood HD does not work this way. If you are stuck you have to figure out how to solve it, or just give up.
Funny Wood HD can be used to teach patience as well as finding what does not belong. There are small animations of certain characters inside the hidden object screens. The cut scenes are neat, and so are the tree people. Expect kids to be confused by Funny Wood HD. It does not tell us what to do in the beginning at all.
Funny Wood HD is insanely difficult. As if finding the items was not difficult enough, it throws clouds in the way. We can grab the clouds and move them out of the way, or wait for them to float on by. Either way this added layer of difficulty was not needed. This reviewer believes it was added due to how short the game is without it. There are six game play screens to find the hidden objects.
So much for the nice leisurely, fun, and simple app the WMG was hoping for. Funny Wood HD is a disappointment on multiple levels.
Family Friendly Factor: 76%
Rating: ‘4+’ - 4+