Parents' Guide to

The Tiny Bang Story

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

One of the most original (and hard) seek-and-find puzzlers.

Game Mac, Windows 2011
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Hidden object games have a reputation for being a bit monotonous, but The Tiny Bang Story provides enough originality and diversity to prove thoroughly compelling from start to finish. Its captivating hand-drawn pictures and animations make the game's lack of text storytelling seem like a clever narrative decision rather than a weakness. And that you must figure out for yourselves what you must search for in order to complete tasks rather than being spoon-fed a list of hidden objects makes your eventual success all the more satisfying.

The only downside is the hint system, which does a good job of providing assistance in most of the contextual puzzles, but is of no help when looking for hidden objects. Cleverly concealed items like wheels and balls can be devilishly difficult to find, and since objects are scattered across many scenes in a group, sometimes you don't know if you're even searching in the right picture. This one blip aside, The Tiny Bang Story stands out as one of the prettiest and most original little seek-and-find puzzlers in recent memory.

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