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Gotcha! Celebrity Secrets

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Well-made puzzle game with very questionable morals.

Game Mac , Windows 2009
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Gotcha! Celebrity Secrets is designed as a casual game and it succeeds, providing hours of enjoyable, not-too-difficult gameplay. Fans of Where's Waldo and I Spy games in particular can have a lot of fun with the increasingly challenging people hunts (people you need to seek out are first assigned to you as full-body shots, but as the game goes one, you may get headshots only, or silhouettes, or just verbal descriptions). And the brain-teaser type games in between give a much-appreciated dose of variety. The major problem with Gotcha is that the typical fans of Where's Waldo and I Spy are kids, and it's safe to say that this game is not for kids. All the over-the-top behavior in the game is meant to be tongue-and-cheek, but young players may not get the farcical humor of it all and merely take it on face value. Tweens and teens may easily be attracted by not just the gameplay style, but the salacious subject matter, so parents need to be sure they're around to filter the messages coming through. Still, the game is fun -- if you're old enough to understand its humor and to not take its inappropriate blogging methods as modeling good behavior.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Mac , Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: PlayFirst
  • Release date: December 15, 2009
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • ESRB rating: NR
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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