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By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Beautifully odd puzzle journey requires patience, tenacity.

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age 3+

Based on 1 parent review

age 3+

Endlessly entertaining for early childhood

My 3 year old can spend a long time just zooming around this colorful and creative world. It's a great experience for us to trade to controller back and forth, discovering puzzle solutions and new worlds. I would highly recommend this game for anyone that has enough motor control to manipulate the joystick fairly accurately. .

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This puzzler is visually stunning and beautifully scored, but will definitely need patience to complete. Zipping around with Long Mover in Hohokum, whose body parts change color based on the direction they're headed, is like a meditative journey ... until you try to solve the puzzles. Some of them are obvious and quick, whereas others might leave you searching a gray (or green or polka-dotted) landscape forever for a clue as to what to do next until your goal becomes clear or you become too frustrated to continue. Online walk-throughs of the levels are bound to be a necessity for the game, but there's something to be said for the moment you figure out a stage on your own, and the final level cut scene announces the details of the creature you've freed. The worlds are lovely and accentuated by a gorgeous soundtrack. You may find yourself lighting street lamp creatures or bouncing between objects that look like orange hamburgers. It will be strange, mysterious, and exasperating. For example, look for the 170 or so (usually) disembodied eyes that you'll need to open along the way. Weird.

If there's one primary failing to Hohokum, it's the navigation between the worlds. You can travel from world to world through portals, or you can head to the main menu and hunt down a portal from there. Either way, you don't really know where you're going until you're pretty much already there. It's frustrating when you're trying to find new levels or those you need to replay. Hohokum is delightful, infuriating, peaceful, and challenging. For kids with lots of patience, it's a worthwhile journey.

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