Last Monday we started your week off with Plupon, a beautiful and enjoyable new game from Yoshio Ishii of Nekogames in Japan. And it looks like he's been busy lately because we have another new entry to share from his prolific studios.
Hoshi Saga is a simple game of discovery. One part point-and-click and one part puzzle game, the objective in each of the game's 36 stages is to find the star. How you go about doing that is different for every stage. The task is up to you to figure out how.
There are 25 stages to explore freely as you wish, with another 11 stages that must be unlocked by completing rows and columns of stages that appear on the stage select menu. The menu also shows the relative difficulty for each stage represented by a number of highlighted stars (out of 5).
Analysis: Like most of his games, Hoshi Saga combines unique interaction design with simple yet effective graphics that together form an engaging and compelling experience. Some stages are easy and that's the hook. Once you discover how simple and yet irresistible these unique little puzzle games are, you'll be coming back to this again and again until you've solved them all. Thankfully an integrated save system is employed to save your progress across sessions.
Just right to get those brain cells jumping with inspiration and excitement on a Monday.
Walkthroughs for the Hoshi Saga series...
- Hoshi Saga Walkthrough
- Hoshi Saga 2 Walkthrough
- Hoshi Saga 3 Walkthrough
- Hoshi Saga Ringo Walkthrough
- Hoshi Saga Ringoame Walkthrough
- Hoshi Saga Ringoen Walkthrough
- Hoshi Saga Ringohime Walkthrough
- Hoshi Saga Dokuringo Walkthrough
Cheers to Cherrymad for the link. =)