Monkey GO Happy Dragon
Pencil Kids' point-and-click puzzle Monkey GO Happy stars are terminally miserable, and that's just the way we like them, because it means we get to play games like Monkey GO Happy Dragon to cheer them up. Which... sort of makes us sound like terrible people, when you think about it, so if nothing else these games prove Schadenfreude is alive and well. To balance that karma out a bit, in each of the game's seventeen stages you'll need to solve puzzles to cheer up your sulky simian. Use the big yellow arrows to move around locations, and click to interact with anything whenever your cursor changes, dragging items from your inventory at the top of the screen when you need to use them. Keep your eyes peeled for secrets, and click your mini monkeys if you want to dress them up in different costumes because of reasons.
Monkey GO Happy Dragon's seventeen stages probably won't take you long, since each one is short and compact in design, though scaled somewhat in difficulty as you progress. Some of them are straight-forward puzzles, while others actually incorporate minigames, and the typical Monkey GO Happy trend of hiding clues in your surroundings returns, which is always a nice touch. One of the issues some players may have with it is that Monkey GO Happy Dragon can expect you to use items to do things they aren't normally used for... it's not an enormous sticking point since the constrained level design means there aren't so many options that you won't end up trying what the game wants you to do sooner rather than later, but it's still sort of counter-intuitive in a way the series isn't typically known for. Where the game shines, however, is in the variety it has to offer, perfectly sized for a coffee break with enough content and creativity that it won't wear out its welcome. Considering the title you might expect the dragon to pop up, well, sooner, but Monkey GO Happy Dragon is still a welcome addition for fans with just enough complexity in later stages to make you feel you've earned those tremulous little grins.