This silly and surprisingly fun audio game with Simon-says gameplay is disguised as a quirky little Japanese title named Tanoshii Hana Ongaku Toki!—which apparently means Happy Flower Music Time.
In the very strange and hard to understand opening cut scene—which is a little whacked if I may add—we learn that some big round brown dude is smashing all the flowers, which causes all the musical notes to disappear... yeah, that's it. And uh, the rainbow fairy godmother comes and rescues all the flowers, and then... she builds a flower stairway to outer space. Seems totally logical to me.
Your task is to unlock all the flowers and climb as high as you can by repeating the sequence of notes, or tune, that each flower plays.
Begin by listening carefully to the three (3) musical note tune of the first flower. Click on a petal to play its note. Sample all of the petals to get a feel for what notes are available. Repeat the sequence at any time by clicking on the appropriate petals in order. It's really just that simple. Click the center of the flower to repeat the tune at any time.
You have a limited time in which to unlock a flower. The green center will turn yellow as time goes by, and then red as time begins to run out. If you fail to repeat a tune correctly before time runs out, it's game over.
As you move up in levels, the number of petals will increase as will the number of notes in the tune you have to repeat. There are also a few power-ups thrown in to make the game more challenging and fun. Spiders will descend toward the center of the flower to mix up the current tune. Bees will try to lock a previously unlocked flower. Click on either one before it reaches the flower to swat it away. Rockets will drop extra time and Chinese characters from the sky. Collect an entire set of characters for a super happy flower points bonus!
The game relies on the sense of hearing and tests your skill at recognizing musical notes with very little visual aid: you have only the help of different colored petals representing different notes. Therefore, the game won't be accessible to the hard of hearing or deaf. However, if you can hear musical notes, and you can differentiate between them, then this game can be quite a challenge and ridiculous fun.
Update: At least one person has reported a problem loading this game using Internet Explorer, but has been successful using Firefox. So, until we can figure out the source of the loading problem, it is recommended that you Get Firefox! for this one.