Snark Busters: All Revved Up

SNARK BUSTERS: ALL REVVED UP (Alwar Games)

Snark:

  1. testy or irritable; short.
  2. Combination of “snide” and “remark”. Sarcastic comment(s).
  3. A fictional animal in Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark.


Who I recommend this for:

Casual gamers who like hidden object games.

Who should not play this:

Anyone who thinks casual games are a plight on the video game industry

Replayability:

Meh. I can see some people replaying it, and I’m sure I’ll go back to it, but there’s only so many times you can play a hidden object game.

Story:

Sure, why not? It’s not big, or complex. It doesn’t ask much of its audience, but it’s there, and I do wonder if the Main Character (who, by the way, is a total self-involved jerk!) will find his grandfather, but it’s by no means a selling point.

Atmosphere:

High. While we’re talking about a 2d world, the writing is totally in character, the art is gorgeous, and the music, understated but fits nicely.

What's in the crate

Fun Factor:

Middle, unless you really like Hidden Object games with little to no variety. Admittedly, those people are out there. I’d also rate this higher if my method of playing video games wasn’t to just dive in and spend as many continuous hours as possible playing one game. Granted, I didn’t force myself to complete the game in two days, I enjoyed playing it.

Tedium Factor:

Middle. The format of the game doesn’t change ever. You find objects, they make items, you use those items to do something on screen, that unlocks more items or a new area. Repeat. But the game is short enough that by the time you notice it and start to get bored it’s over.

Length:

Short. I actually felt it could be a little longer, maybe one more world to explore, before it would become boring. But it’s probably the right length for people who don’t binge game.

Money:

It’s about 10 bucks, which isn’t a lot, and is the average price of a casual game. If this is your type of game, then there’s no reason to not buy it honestly.

Snark Busters: All Revved Up

Currently Available for the PC for $9.95

Buy it here: http://www.alawar.com/game/snark-busters-all-revved-up/

Will soon be available for Macs in the Mac App Store

Posted on June 10, 2011 at 10:30 by Jillian Pullara · Permalink
In: Gaming, Reviews · Tagged with: , ,

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  1. Written by Guest
    on June 10, 2011 at 15:07
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    Interesting and in-depth review.  Thanks! 

    (But I’m guessing you mean “blight” instead of “plight”)

    • Written by Jillers
      on June 15, 2011 at 09:37
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      Gah! Yes! The problem with spell-checkers is that they don’t check for grammar!
      …I’d edit it and fix it, but I am a very lazy person.

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