Nevosoft is proud to introduce Christmasville for Android. It’s a pleasant holiday mix of puzzles and mini-games.
Santa Claus is missing and Christmas is doomed! You, the great private detective Arthur Knight, have been summoned to the North Pole to help! Once you decide to stay, you’ll meet many amazing creatures like the Abominable Snowman, Reindeer, and even Elf. They will help you to discover the truth behind Santa’s disappearance, before it’s too late!
Christmasville is all about locating various objects cleverly hidden in a number of locations. It’s from this accrued collection of hundreds of bits and pieces that you must extract the necessary goods. Click on an item to select it, but avoid random clicking. Pressing your mouse haphazardly will result in a time penalty. Hidden object hunts come in three basic varieties. The first requires that you locate objects from a list by name. For example, an abacus, toy soldier, horseshoe, pineapple, paper fan, bowling ball and reindeer. The second variant supplies you with the silhouettes of objects that you need to identify by shape. Then, there are hunts where you must find all items of a certain type such as wrapped presents, bottles or letters of the alphabet. Finally, you have searches based on locating objects that differ in two almost identical side-by-side scenes of the same location.
The game also offers a variety of mini-games to punctuate the object-hunting action. Included are games of concentration-style tile matching, jigsaw puzzles where objects are simply rotated in place as well as those requiring more traditional piece relocation, matching pairs of playing cards and word scrambles to rearrange letters and unscramble notes. Nothing particularly original, but it’s all very entertaining nonetheless.
Christmasville features attractive visuals and snappy music. It provides an enjoyable mix of hidden object hunts and more mini-game varieties then much of the competition. The story and characters are a bit on the silly side, but it flows well. And, with 20 stages of play and multiple levels per stage (around 80 levels in total), there is a fair bit of play in store – about three hours without the dialogue.
Christmasville will appeal to everyone who loves intriguing stories with good humor. To understand what happened, you’ll need to use your head, gather important clues, solve puzzles and riddles, and read all of the encrypted notes from Santa.