Monkey GO Happy 4
If there's something we can all agree on, it's that you shouldn't mess with monkeys. Sure they start out all cute and cuddly, but don't let that fool you; every monkey is just a heartbeat away from morphing into a screeching, poo-flinging whirlwind of fangs and bad attitude. So in a way, it's a good idea to keep them as happy as possible when you can't keep your distance, and Pencilkids' latest point-and-click puzzle Monkey GO Happy 4 aims to do just that. In this latest installment of the simian-centric series, your goal is to make all four shivering, sad little beasts as cheerful as possible by clicking around the screen until you trigger something to amuse and delight them... whereupon they will celebrate in the creepiest fashion possible. (Monkeys scare me, okay?!) Just watch for your cursor to change to display an area you can interact with, and try to change your surroundings for maximum monkey excitement.
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Inherent monkey distrust aside, Monkey GO Happy 4 is still a pretty cute, silly game with loads of charm. The whole process of actually making the wee beasties happy can seem a little strange (unless you're also the type compelled to do backflips over noisy trains), but the changing cursor tends to cut down on the difficulty and makes this one great to share with any little monkeys of your own you might have running around. If there's any quibbles to be found, it's that some of the stages can drag a bit (such as level 6), especially when it comes to repeated item use... come on, if we have six batteries, can't you just use them all at once rather than making us click each one in individually? But aside from these minor complaints, Monkey GO Happy 4 is just the sort of weird, casual fun to indulge in whenever you need a break. Just make sure you keep an eye on the little guy. He's going to do something. I can feel it.